RHES Community Newsletter | 10/30/23

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Edison & Hayfield Pyramid Strings Concerts

Strings 1

Pictured above is Ms. Edwards, Principal, with two RHES strings players.

Rose Hill strings students participated in the Hayfield and Edison Pyramid Concerts this past week. These kiddos had back-to-back performances where they were able to dress up in costumes and play a few pieces of music with the middle school and high school students. This is a wonderful opportunity for our Rockets to see where music can take them! Thank you to Mrs. Babb, the Rose Hill strings teacher, and parents for supporting our students with this opportunity.

Strings 2

Annual RHES Fun Run Fundraiser

On Friday, November 17, 2023, RHES students will be participating in the Rose Hill Elementary 2023 Fun Run!

The Fun Run is an entertaining and healthy way to help raise money for the school and student activities. For example:

  • Purchasing teachers new chairs, they deserve to roll around their classroom in comfort or do all of their paperwork in comfort
  • Bookshelves
  • School Activities

In previous years, the RHES Fun Run raised $12,000-$20,000 for the school. Our goal this year is to raise at least $15,000.

Beginning November 1, 2023, students (or their parent/guardian) should:

  1. REGISTER the student at mybooster.com to create their fundraising page and set a goal
  2. SHARE the student’s fundraising page link with friends and family using the “Share” button on MYBOOSTER.COM and CHECK the student’s fundraising page frequently to track their progress

*go here for tips to register your student (https://boosterthon.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/12386017132695-How-do-I-register-my-student- )

The top class will earn extra recess and a pizza party. 

We will also have some fun school-wide prizes. School-wide prizes are:

  • Administration will wear funny costumes (for $5,000 raised)
  • Ice cream for all students (for $10,000 raised)
  • Ice Cream Sundae the Principals at a fun assembly (for $15,000 raised)

The day of the Fun Run, students should wear sneakers, comfortable bottoms, and either their RHES spirit wear, or the school colors (red and blue).

If you have any questions, please send a message to: ptacommunicationsrosehill@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support of your student and our school!

Havest Luncheon

Family members are invited to eat lunch with their student(s) on November 15th. Visitors should plan to bring their own lunch. Because of staffing and supply chain challenges, visitors will not have the option of purchasing a school lunch. Below is the lunch schedule for the grade levels. We look forward to having a lunch with our Rose Hill families!

11:00-11:30 - Grade 4

11:30-12:00 - Grade 5 & 6

12:00-12:30 - Kindergarten

12:30-1:00 - Grade 2

1:00-1:30 - Grade 1

1:30-2:00 - Grade 3

Attached are the invitiations both in English and Spanish.

RHES AAP Expansion Information

Starting next year, Rose Hill will become a local full-time AAP provider. This continuum of services will begin with the rising 3rd grade class (current 2nd graders) meaning that if a student is eligible to receive advanced academic services, they can do that at Rose Hill and no longer need to go to a center. This is especially helpful for students who are in the immersion program.

In previous years, parents would have to make the decision to either leave the immersion program and go to an AAP center to receive full-time advanced academic services or stay at Rose Hill and not get those services. While it is still an option for families to go to an AAP center if they'd like, it's nice knowing that staying at Rose Hill is going to be an option too. 

The expansion of services will start next year at 3rd grade and scale-up every year after so that by the 2027-2028 school year, grades 3, 4, 5, & 6 will be offering Level IV services. If you have questions about this, you can contact either Ms. Edwards, Principal, or Mrs. Freeman, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher.

Book Character Day!

Character Day 1

1st grade team as characters from Harry Potter

So many teachers, teams, and students dressed up as their favorite book characters. It was quite a bit of fun listening to the students explain to their friends what their costume was and the book it was tied too. At Rose Hill, we encourage our students to work hard to learn but we also take time to have fun! This is a great example of doing just that!

Character Day 2Character Day 3

AAP Application Process Informational Meeting

Ms. Edwards, Principal, and Mrs. Freeman, AART Teacher, will be hosting an informational session for families who are wanting to learning more about the upcoming Advanced Academics Program application process. This meeting was intially scheduled for Tuesday, November 14th but has been moved to Wednesday, November 15th. It will be online, via Zoom starting at 6pm. The Zoom link is below:


FCPS Transportation is Hiring

Fairfax County Public School is hiring several different positions within their transportation department. This includes van driver, van attendant, and bus driver. Bus driver pay starts at $24.55/hour. Below are the recruitment flyers with more information.

Van Driver

Van Attendant

Bus Driver

Childhood Immunizations

Fairfax County students who need immunizations are able to receive them by making an appointment at one of the following clinics. More information can be found here.

• Nov 1, 4:30-8 pm, Mt. Vernon
• Nov 4, 9 am-2 pm, Mt. Vernon
• Nov 15, 4:30-8 pm, Annandale
• Nov 17, 1-6 pm, Springfield


From the Fairfax County Department of Family Services...

Virginia has resumed Medicaid renewals. Renew your Medicaid benefits when you receive your packet by calling the Enterprise Call Center at 1-833-5CALLVA (1-833-522-5582) or online at Virginia CommonHelp. For instructions on how to associate your case and file a renewal, watch this short video After Applying for Benefits - YouTube

Want to learn English?

If you or a family member wants to learn English, USA Learns is offering some free resources. Click here for more information on the various courses that are offered!

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, November 3rd - Quarter 1 Ends, Early Release, 2pm
  • Monday, November 6th - No School (School Planning Day)
  • Tuesday, November 7th - No School (Teacher Work Day)
  • Tuesday, November 14th - Progress Reports Go Home
  • Tuesday, November 14th - PTA Meeting, 6pm
  • Wednesday, November 15th - Harvest Luncheon
  • Wednesday, November 15th - AAP Application Process for Families, 6pm via Zoom
  • Friday, November 17th - RHES PTA Annual Fun Run
  • Wednesday, November 22nd - Friday, November 24th - Fall Break

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