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We hope that you are enjoying the start of your summer! School may already be the furthest thing from your mind, but we want to be sure you have the attached resources available to you for your summer and Back-to-School planning purposes.
Please find attached the RHPCS 2018-2019 School Year Calendar. Note: the 1st day of the RHPCS school year is Wednesday, August 22, 2018. It will be a full school day (8:00 a.m. start - 2:30 p.m. dismissal)
So that you can catch all the great Back-to-School sales, attached for your reference is the 2018-2019 School Supply list for each grade level and a copy of the RHPCS Dress code.
You can generally find this type of information available on the school website, www.rhpcs.org under the Parent Resources tab.
Mark Your Calendar – Registration Days
Plan now to attend one of our Drop-In Registrations days to complete/finalize your child’s 2018-2019 Enrollment Paperwork. **This is required for all Students - new and returning** Watch for details to come via email by August 3. At that time, all paperwork will be available for printing from the school website, or hard copies available at the school office.
Drop-In Registration Opportunities:
Watch for more information to come via email in early August about our “Back to School” schedule of activities.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. The school office will be open modified hours in June (typically the office will be open Tuesdays-Thursdays 9:00 – 2:00 p.m. and by appointment), so feel free to contact me by phone or email with questions or concerns. If you plan to stop by the office in person, you may want to give a call first just to be sure we meet up.
All the best,
Rolling Hills Public Charter School
8900 N Horseshoe Bend Rd
Boise, ID 83714
(208) 939-5400 ~ (208) 939-5401 (Fax)
Rolling Hills is excited to be adding a Vice Principal to our staff for the 2018-2019 school year. Our search and interview process has recently completed. We are pleased to announce that we will be recommending the RHPCS School Board to hire Ms. Emily McCoy-Leffel. You are invited to meet Ms. McCoy-Leffel at an informal “Meet & Greet” opportunity tomorrow, Thursday May 24 at 2:45 p.m. in the school gym. Please help us give her a warm RHPCS welcome!
Ms. McCoy-Leffel will be new to our school and the Boise area. She is originally from Columbus, Ohio but will be relocating from Idaho Falls to accept the position at Rolling Hills. Emily has 15 years of teaching experience, most recently at Idaho Falls High School. She has her Masters degree in Ed. Leadership from Idaho State University. Her administration experience includes running district summer school programs and principal duties at the alternative high school.
Congratulations to our top Boxtop Collectors of the YEAR!
For the elementary grades: 2nd grade collected 974
For the Middle School grades: 8th grade collected 819!
Thank you so much!
For their yearlong collection efforts (and a big push at the end!) 2nd grade & 8th grade have won a free dress and popsicles this Wednesday, May 23rd!
Also, 1st grade was the top class this spring with 138 Boxtops! 🎉🎉
Everyone did a great job this year collecting for Rolling Hills!
Keep saving Boxtops all summer long to get ready for next year! There are more fun things to come!
Thank you for supporting our school in this easy and profitable way!
RHPCS BoxTops Coordinator
Mark Your Calendar for an EASY, DELICIOUS LUNCH or DINNER
with PAPA JOHNS May 21-25, 2018
Papa John's is supporting Rolling Hills Charter School with a school fundraising Event
this Monday-Friday, May 21-25, 2018
During our event week, order by phone or online at papajohns.com using promo code "RHPCS" and 20% of your order will be donated to Rolling Hills Public Charter School.
Offer Valid at ALL Treasure Valley Papa Johns locations.
This is such an awesome Win-Win fundraising opportunity. You get a delicious, easy meal for your family, while Rolling Hills earns money toward playground improvements. Thank you Papa Johns!
Feel free to share this offer with friends, family, coworkers, etc. Post it on your social media! You are invited to visit Rolling Hills Facebook page and share the event.
PS – We won’t judge if you decide to take advantage of this offer multiple times during our fundraising week!! Go for it! J Yum!
We made it! The last week of school is here! Join the PFA this Thursday, May 24 at 7pm to discuss the playground updates and next year’s budgets. This meeting will be held at the playground at Rolling Hills. Feel free to bring kids to play while we chat.
Thank you for your support!
Volunteer Appreciation Assembly & Dessert Reception
Tuesday, May 22 at 1:30 p.m.
Rolling Hills students and staff are TREATED to the help and service of amazing volunteers! Our volunteers take on tasks small and large the benefit us daily. We want the opportunity to Thank You! By TREATING you to our Volunteer Appreciation Assembly and Dessert Reception.
Please mark your calendar to join us on Tuesday, May 22 at 1:30 p.m. so we can celebrate you!
Click here for a printable copy of this Mark Your Calendar Information
Mark Your Calendar
Upcoming Events & Dates at Rolling Hills
Now – May 18 – BoxTop collection challenge - We will be offering one last Boxtops collection challenge to encourage submitting BoxTops before the end of the school year. Two classes (one elementary and one middle school) will be winning a free dress day and popsicle party for having the most Boxtops for the year! Please encourage your students to bring in any Boxtops they have! We will announce the winning classes on Monday, May 21 and the free dress day and party will be Wednesday May 23rd.
Fri. May 4 – Spring Program “Fund-A-Need Free Dress Day”. Didn’t buy a pass during the Spring Program? It’s not too late to support the PFA’s Playground Improvement campaign by buying your student a free dress day for 5/16. Pre-purchase your Free Dress Day pass by Thursday, May 3 by bringing in to the front office $5 per pass, cash or check payable to RHPCS PFA.
Fri, May 4 – 2nd grade field trip to Foothills Learning Center & Camelsback Park
May 7 – 11 – Teacher Appreciation Week - The PFA will be hosting / sponsoring Teacher Appreciation events and activities throughout the week. Please watch for a SignUpGenius opportunity to come asking for your support to provide specified items or help with set up, serving, or clean up for an activity still in the works.
Tues. May 8 – STEM Revolution visit at RHPCS w/schoolwide assembly and STEM Bus mobile lab on site.
Tues. May 8 – RHPCS Fundraiser Night at Busters in Eagle – Enjoy a delicious meal at Busters between 11am – 9pm on Tues. May 8 and 20% of your bill will be donated to RHPCS. Now that is a delicious Win-Win!
Wed. May 9 – Teacher Appreciation card/gift day. Students are encouraged to show their appreciation for teachers and classroom assistance with a personal note, card, or small gift today.
Wed. May 9 – Last session of RHPCS STEM Club
Thurs. May 10 – RHPCS May School Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the RHPCS Café. All are invited and encouraged to attend.
Thurs. May 10 – Final day to submit your “vote” for playground structure preference.
Fri. May 11 – 3rd grade field trip to Botanical Gardens & Camelsback Park
Fri. May 11 – 7th grade field trip to Discovery Center of Idaho
Fri. May 11 – All RHPCS Library materials are due. Help us keep our valuable library resources available for all to use by returning to our library any items your child has checked out, and/or pay for lost or damaged items.
Mon. May 14 – 5th grade field trip to Table Rock and Old Idaho Penitentiary
Tues. May 15 – 1st grade field trip to Zoo Boise.
Tues. May 15 – Last day of RHPCS Chess Club
Tues. May 15 – RHPCS Garden Club Plant Sale 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. $1 for 6” plants, $2 for 6 packs.
Tues. May 15 – Flag at Half-Staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day.
Wed. May 16 – 8th Grade field trip and service learning project at Ann Morrison Park
Wed. May 16 – Last Day of RHPCS Homework Club.
Thurs. May 17 – 3rd grade Heritage Celebration
Fri. May 18 – May Citizen of the Month Assemblies, Character Focus: Respect, Kinder – 4th at 1:15 pm Grades 5-8 at 1:45 pm
Fri. May 18 -Fri. May 26 – Scholastic BOGO Bookfair at RHPCS. A great way to stock up for summer reading – all items are Buy 1 – Get 1 free. Volunteers are needed for this event, sign up online at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45aaad2aaafb6-summer1 or contact Teri Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org for volunteer opportunities at this fun and exciting event that our students love!
Friday, May 18 – BoxTops Collection Drive ends.
Tues. May 22 – RHPCS Volunteer Appreciation Assembly at 1:30 p.m. in the gym. Join us as we celebrate our school volunteers and all support, talent, and caring that they bring to our school experience.
Tues. May 22 – RHPCS Garden Club Plant Sale 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. $1 for 6” plants, $2 for 6 packs.– Last day of Root 4 Green Garden Club.
Wed. May 23 – Free Dress Day for the 2 classes that win the BoxTops collection challenge.
Wed. May 23 – 2nd annual RHPCS Unified Basketball Game in the Gym 1-2pm
Wed. May 23 – Year end report card will be sent home with students.
Thurs. May 24 – Kindergarten promotion ceremony and celebration, 10 a.m. in RHPCS Gym
Thurs. May 24 - Grade 1-7 Award Assembly at 1:30 p.m. in RHPCS Gym
Thurs. May 24 – Last session of RHPCS Afterschool Art Class. Want more art? Be sure to check out Mrs. Balkin’s Children’s Five-Day Summer Art Camp at Rolling Hills June 18-22. For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/BackGateStudioBoise/app/195646697137509/
Thurs. May 24 - 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony at 5:00 p.m. in RHPCS Gym, followed by 8th grade student celebration outing to Wahooz 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. (watch for details to come).
Fri. May 26 – Field Day and Last Day of School, 12:00 p.m. dismissal, no lunch served. Volunteers and donation items are needed for Field Day activities, contact your child’s teacher by email to find out more about volunteer opportunities for this fun and exciting event that our students love!
SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES AT RHPCS
Back Gate Studio’s Summer Art Camp at Rolling Hills, June 18-22, 2018 9:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m. For children ages 6- 14. Experience: drawing, watercolor, acrylic on canvas, food art, collage, print making, sidewalk chalk art, and textile art. Children will develop their creative skills, learn new techniques, build self-esteem, and stimulate their imaginations as they express themselves through art. Cost: $165 includes all materials and instruction. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. For more information and to register, contact Barbara Balkin at email@example.com or by phone at 818-489-2272. https://www.facebook.com/BackGateStudioBoise/app/195646697137509/
Camp Invention Summer Camp at Rolling Hills, June 25-29, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. For children entering Kinder – 6th grades. Innovation, creative problem-solving and teamwork are important at Camp Invention. Young innovators will spend their time: brainstorming, exploring, constructing and personalizing, and discovering. Great curriculum will be led by experienced local educators and is full of exciting activities and take-home items to keep the fun going all year long. Cost: $235 For more information visit campinvention.org Pre-registration is required. Space is limited so register today at:
2018 RHPCS Extended School Year (ESY), by invitation, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Monday –Thursday on the following weeks: June 18-28, July 16-26. For more information, contact Stephanie Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Food Service Programs - Since hunger doesn't take a summer vacation, a variety of local programs help fill the hunger gap. Watch for information to come about area locations that will provide healthy meals and/or snacks to youth throughout the summer months. Call 211 for service information. A few online resources to reference as summer draws nearer include (look for updates on these sites in weeks to com):
We will be collecting Boxtops one last time before the end of the school year.
Two classes (one elementary and one middle school) will be winning a free dress day and popsicle party for having the most Boxtops for the year!
Please encourage your students to bring in any Boxtops they have by Friday, May 18!
We will announce the winning classes on Monday, May 21and the free dress day and party will be Wednesday May 23rd.
Thanks so much for all of your help and support for the Boxtop program!
Remember. Deadline is Friday May 18th!
RHPCS Boxtop Coordinator
Click here to preview the Playground Structure Finalist Options. Vote by May 10!
We are excited to announce that after our the fundraising efforts, we are moving forward with enhancing the playground for RHPCS students!
The RHPCS PFA would like your input before they make the final selection of the main playground structure. Watch for a blue colored letter coming home with your child this week. This letter will detail the two “finalist” options. Please review the 2 proposed playground structure options and vote for the one you prefer by initialing on the line at the bottom to indicate your favorite and returning this form to the school office by Thursday, May 10. Or, feel free to take a sneak peek at the letter attached with this email and reply with your preference by responding “Gunnison Gorge” or “Revolution Hex Net”. Votes will be tallied on May 11th.
Along with this new play structure, the PFA also plans to add additional asphalt to the back so there is room for a second basketball hoop and room for the future installation of a ball wall!
Sponsorship Opportunities available: There are numerous “add-on” items that could be included in our playground expansion. We would like to give the opportunity for families/friends of RHPCS to personally sponsor additional pieces. Please see some ideas and pricing included in the attached document and contact Mrs. Friend if you would like to contribute.
RHPCS School Announcements