garbage, cable, mortgage statement, or lease agreement) dated no further back than 1 month. You may start your child's registration online at air.fsusd.org. Please make sure you choose the 2015-16 school year, and follow the directions from there. Registration hours at Rolling Hills Elementary are 9-11am and 1-3pm. If you come during the 1-3pm time frame please remember that our parking lot gates get locked during that time frame. You may not be able to leave the parking lot until approximately 3pm. You are welcome to park across the street also.
All students should wear appropriate clothing to school each day. Spaghetti strap or thin strapped tank tops are not allowed. Open toed shoes are not allowed. Shorts that are shorter than the extended fingertips are not allowed. Hats are okay to protect heads in the sun or cold weather, but they may only be worn outside in the heat or the cold.
A MESSAGE FROM MRS. PORTALUPI:
Dear Parents and Guardians,
It has been an incredibly wonderful experience being back at Rolling Hills working with your children. I am leaving at the end of the year and the district is in the process of hiring a new principal. Several of our staff members were selected to sit on the interviewing committee and as soon as we know who this person is I will inform you.
Numerous end of the year events are calendared and I want to make sure that you are aware of these. First and foremost our fifth graders will be promoted along with our sixth graders as Rolling Hills Elementary will become a kindergarten through fifth grade school next year. The promotion of both classes is scheduled for Wednesday June 3rd at 2:00 o’clock and will take place in the quad. If you are a parent/guardian of a fifth or sixth grade student more information will be coming to you from your student’s teacher.
We are adding a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) next year. This is a class for students who turn five between September first and December first. Registration for this class takes place at the district office. This class is scheduled to begin at 8:00 am and end at 11:20 am. The TK class will follow the school calendar as far as the date it begins and ends. Jennifer Hobbs who currently teaches a fifth/sixth grade combo class will be the teacher.
Officer Joe Uchishiba is giving a parent class on Internet Safety on Thursday April 16th at 6:00 pm in our school library. I encourage all of you to attend as we have had issues of cyber bullying on our campus and an awareness of internet safety helps us safeguard our children. Officer Joe is an incredible person who gives up his free time to work with our 5th and 6th grade students every Friday.
State Testing will begin this week and there will be testing going on until the 21st of May. Different grade levels are testing at different times. Fifth graders are taking the Science CST this week. The following test schedule will be used:
· Third Grade Monday May 11th through Thursday May 21st
· Fourth Grade Monday April 20th through Friday May 1st
· Fifth Grade Wednesday April 29th through Monday May 11th
· Sixth Grade Tuesday May 11th through Thursday May 21st
Attendance during testing periods is extremely important and I encourage you to avoid student absences during this time. It is also very important that all students are in their seats on time during testing. If students come late they will not be allowed to enter their classroom or take the test with their classmates. They must make-up the test at a later time.
Mad Science is coming to Rolling Hills. The theme for this session is NASA: Journey into Outer Space. The classes will be held on Tuesdays from 2:50 until 3:50 pm and will begin on April 21st and end on May 26th. Remember classes fill up fast so enroll ASAP if you are interested. The price is $84.95 for each student until April 14 and then jumps to $94.95 after the 14th. You can register on line at sacramento.madscience.org.
Our school carnival is coming on Saturday April 25th and will run from 11:00 to 2:00 pm. The carnival should be a lot of fun as there will be carnival games, face painting, bounce house, dunk tank, sumo wrestling, prizes and a lot of food. Please come and bring your entire family for a great time.
The end of the year book fair will begin on May 8th and end on May 15th. This is an excellent time to buy books for summer reading at a reduced price. Our school benefits greatly from this event and we encourage your support.
Our student talent show will take place on April 29th at 8:30 am in the quad. Families are welcome to attend this event. The students have been working hard on their performances and I’m sure they would appreciate you being here.
April 30th is the last day for students to record their AR word count. Our students who meet their goal and our 100grand and million word club students will be honored at a rally on April 15th.
Music Matters is looking forward to a wonderful new year of music enrichment for our children in the 2015-2016 school year. It is not too early to plan now to assure your children enjoy the best opportunities to succeed next year. Did you know that 2 hours a week of musical instruction improves academic outcomes? Researchers sometimes call this “the musician’s advantage”. Music instruction strengthens neuropathways used in operations of the brain associated with other academic activity including math and reading. Learn more about opportunities for music training at our school at yacmusic.org/music-matters.
WHEW!!! There’s a lot going on at Rolling Hills. Please mark your calendars and join in the fun. We appreciate your support and enjoy visiting with you at our school events. If you have questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to call our office.
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