I can’t wait to see the kids in the newest styles for our weekly school spirit day this Friday! Thank you for supporting RHPCS!
For those that ordered online during our back-to-school RHPCS Spirit Wear purchase opportunity, your purchase should have come home with your child today. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
I can’t wait to see the kids in the newest styles for our weekly school spirit day this Friday! Thank you for supporting RHPCS!
Mark Your Calendar - Fall RHPCS student pictures will be taken on Wednesday, September 26.
Again this year we are pleased to partner with the professional photographers of locally owned Parker Portraits for high quality student portraits.
Photographers will be onsite from 8:00 a.m. until about 10:30 a.m., please don’t schedule appointments, etc that will have your child out of school during that timeframe. All students will be photographed, even if you do not place an order. These are the pictures that will be used for yearbook, identification cards, student records, etc.
Students are to wear regular school uniform for picture day. Students should plan to wear their favorite and most flattering polo shirt and khaki or navy bottoms and a lovely smile.
A copy of the picture packet will be coming home with your child this week. Order forms should be returned to school with your child no later than the START of school on Wednesday, 9/26 – sooner if possible. An electronic copy is attached. Hard copies are also available in the office if needed.
Note: At RHPCS we have two schoolwide portrait days every year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. In the Fall, we take head and shoulders pictures of every student individually. You are welcome and encouraged to order these traditional school portraits of your child/children, but your child’s picture will be taken whether or not you order. This is the picture that will appear in the school yearbook, is used on our food service ID cards, used in student records, etc. In the Spring, our photo day will include: class group picture, fun individual “personality portraits” for those who request, and cap & gown portraits for our Kindergarten & 8th grade students.
As always, please feel free to contact the office with questions or concerns.
Help make our annual Harvest Festival fabulous!!
Planning is underway for our annual Harvest Festival which is schedule for the evening of Saturday, October 20, 2018. Parent volunteer help for the planning and implementation is needed. The PFA will be holding the first Harvest Festival planning meeting tomorrow, Wed. 9/19/18 at 2:45 p.m. on the playground. You are invited to attend the meeting to support the planning process and help make this year’s Harvest Festival the best yet!
Can’t make the meeting but want to help out? Please email Jessica Bertagnolli at firstname.lastname@example.org to connect.
Dear Rolling Hills Families,
Safety Drills are a part of regular school operations. We at Rolling Hills take them seriously and want you to be aware of our efforts, from monthly fire drills and earthquake practices to annual inspections and Lockdown drills. We will be partnering with the City of Boise Police Department to have a Lockdown drill on Thursday, September 6 @ 10:00 am. We want to make you aware of this as a practice drill and not as a real drill. There will be about 4-5 Boise police cars and officers on campus for about 30 minutes on Thursday. The drill will be
We will activate our emergency communication urgent text messaging through "REMIND" for our parents and families to test the system for the beginning of the year. It will be regarding the practice Lockdown drill. Mrs. Friend will attach a REMIND instruction if you want to opt in to the emergency communication urgent text messaging system.
Parents are invited to join our monthly Facility/Safety Committee meetings on the first Monday of each month. We will meet at the school in a classroom our outside at 2:45 pm.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Shane Pratt, MSEd
Rolling Hills Public Charter School
Rolling Hills is pleased to offer a variety of afterschool clubs to benefit students and encourage interests and passions. To help keep our garden tended, our Root 4 Green Club will begin immediately, but the additional afterschool clubs will begin the week of September 10, 2018. See attached flyers for details and to register to participate.
Pre-registration is required for to participate in any/all activities so that staffing, facility, and equipment needs can be met.
See attached flyers for details and to register to participate. Hard copies are available in the school office.
Open House for Parents
Thursday, September 6, 2018, starting at 5:30 p.m.
**This evening is intended for adults, please make childcare arrangements, if possible.**
Come find more about the 2018-2019 school year at Rolling Hills, your child’s teacher and classroom, and opportunities for parent involvement. Teachers will present about their classroom schedules, rules, expectations, volunteer opportunities, and answer questions you may have. To accommodate parents with children in multiple grades, each classroom presentation will be repeated every 1/2 hour between 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (If you only have 1 or 2 child/children at RHPCS, feel free to come to a later classroom presentation so you can attend the schoolwide presentation beginning at 7 p.m. without extra waiting.)
Beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Café, we will present information about schoolwide family expectations, volunteer opportunities, and Title services at Rolling Hills . The Parent Faculty Association (PFA), RHPCS School Board Members, our Athletic Director, and other school wide representatives will be present during the evening.
Title 1 Introductory Meeting- Rolling Hills Public Charter School (RHPCS) has the privilege of being a Title 1 School, which means we receive additional funding through the Federal Title 1 program designed to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. During our schoolwide presentations you will learn more about Title 1 and how it will benefit your student(s), and have the opportunity to ask questions and give feedback. For more information, see the Title 1 Parent Letter attached.
RHPCS Volunteer Training following the schoolwide information (starting about 7:45 p.m.) –Our school relies on our many wonderful volunteers that contribute their time and talents. Through volunteer efforts, students benefit in many areas from individual assistance to classroom celebrations and school-wide activities. In order to insure consistency for all adults volunteering in the school, we provide a basic level of training and orientation regarding school and classroom rules, policies, and procedures. These guidelines will be in effect for volunteers throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Annual volunteer training is mandatory prior to volunteering in the classroom or school. Volunteers need only attend 1 of the offered training / orientation session each year. Once you have attended a training/ orientation you are certified as a volunteer for the entire year.
We hope everyone’s school year is off to a great start! The Parent Faculty Association (PFA) is gearing up for another great year of field trips, festivals and school assemblies. We sure could use your support. Below are some ways you can contribute.
First PFA Meeting is Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30 p.m. We are meeting at Rolling Hills near the playground. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will meet in the cafeteria. We would love to see you there! We will be talking about school year projects and fundraising goals as well as the Harvest Festival and upcoming officer elections.
Can’t make this one but want to get the latest PFA news? Join our Facebook Group
Did you know the PFA supports the following school activities?
How can you help?We suggest for a donation of $25 for each student to cover basic field trip and assembly costs if you are able. Cash or check payments (check payable to RHPCS PFA) can be dropped off at the school office, or you can make a donation securely online at: https://rhpcsdonate1.maxcheckout.com/
Your donation in any amount is greatly appreciated.
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Every little bit helps! Thank you for your support
Have a great day!
Your Rolling Hills PFA
Playground improvements are coming!! As most of you know, our amazing RHPCS Parent Faculty Association, in conjunction with our school families, has for a number of years been fundraising and saving for improvements to our school playground. Through this effort, the PFA has now funded a new asphalt pad and additional basketball hoop for an upgraded full court basketball area and a new expanded playground area and additional playground structure. Excitingly, at the end of last school year the new playground plan was determined and orders placed in anticipation of construction and installation late this summer.
The Bad News L As you can imagine, summer is the busiest time of year for playground equipment manufacturers and unfortunately the manufacture is running behind schedule. So, the bummer is that our new playground structure materials have not yet arrived for installation.
The Good News! J J To reward our patience, the manufacturer is going to sweeten our deal! They will be providing for no extra charge a few of the add-on pieces that we on our wish list. So, we may have to wait a bit more, but we are getting more too!
We appreciate the support of our Rolling Hills families in this effort… and your patience while we wait just a little longer for the completion of these improvements. Please feel free to share the update with your kids now and Mr. Pratt will be talking to them about it tomorrow as well.
Let’s give another BIG Shout Out to our PFA for the great things they do and provide to make our school great. Whoot Whoot!!
To our Rolling Hills Families,
There is excitement is in the air with the anticipation of the first day of school (Wednesday, August 22nd). We want your child to learn right away that the expected routines are important to keep them safe and happy. Your help will be necessary to make this happen. We do want you to feel WELCOME at the school and know that we take seriously the trust that you place in us to care for and imbue learning for your child. We want to make the first day special for you and your child(ren).
The reality to the first day is that there is a lot of congestion and emotions. I want to communicate to the parents so that the first day of school is as special as it is intended to be, while establishing the necessary routines to get to LEARNING and Achieving More!
Our goal is to have parents and students go to the back of the school when they arrive at 7:30 am for breakfast or 7:45 am for all others. For our first day, parents and visitors will be met by school staff to have you sign in and get a pink sticker badge; outside in front of the school. We make our security of students a priority. Please, do not go into the front door and enter the hallways, unless you need assistance at the front desk by Mrs. Friend and other staff. Gather at the back of the school, on the asphalt for our Welcome! Please participate in our School chant and Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag together. After we complete this daily routine, it will be time for students to enter the classroom and you to say goodbyes to your child. Remember, quiet in the hallways, SHHHHHH.
Safety First! Congestion will occur; we must have patience and courtesy while driving. To reduce the congestion in the front parking lot, the Optimist Parking lot will be open for you to park in Wednesday morning. There will be staff members outside to help direct you to a safe parking area. If you plan on walking your child into school, please park at the Optimist and walk along the park path to our gate on the north side of the school lot and walk with your child to the back of the school. If you have school supplies that your child needs to drop off, teachers will have tubs/totes outside their exterior doors so that you can place them there. These will be collected later by your child when they enter the classroom.
Second, timing is another aspect. If you are dropping off your child and not coming to the back, please drop off your child at 7:45 am using the loop drop off area. Remember patience and safety!
Third, Middle School Students (Grades 6, 7, 8) are the role models and leaders of the school. Middle School students will get their schedules in their homeroom class at the beginning of the day. Middle school students participating in athletics will be have practice after school and athletes will need to be picked up no later than 15 minutes after practices end, thank you!
Lastly, the end of the day pick up at 2:30. School will be dismissed at 2:30 pm, parents will park in the Optimist parking lot. (Refrain from parking in the spaces that are closest to the field, as we line the kids up in those spaces) We will have signs and staff to help you park safely. ALL students will be walked out of the building at 2:30 pm to the optimist parking lot and dismissed from there by their teacher. If you need your child to wait in the office area for you, please provide a note to the teacher so that we can accommodate your request. Students not picked up by 2:45 will be returned to the main building in the office area for you to pick them up there.
Let’s make the first day a GREAT Day! We want to establish our routines and create the SAFE and STRUCTURED environment immediately. With your cooperation and support we can accomplish this. Please call or contact me with any questions regarding the first day at 208-939-5400.
We are excited to start a new school year with warm regards,
RHPCS School Announcements