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RoxStar Newsletter - January 2023

Updated: Jan 6



January 2023 Newsletter


Table of Contents:

  • Message from Principal Lorow

  • Open House + School Tours

  • Inclement Weather Notification

  • Friends of Roxhill Community + Board Meeting - January 9

  • Global Reading Challenge Celebration - January 11

  • Coffee Hour - January 19

  • Rollerskating Night - March 7

  • Neighborcare Health Center

  • Art Room Donations

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Important Dates


Message from Principal Lorow

Happy New Year!

We are back in the swing of things. I have been very proud of our students as they have returned from the long break and settled smoothly back into school. There is lots of hard work happening. The kindergarteners will take their first standardized test of reading and math next week with the MAP. Our multilingual students will begin their yearly assessment of English language proficiency later this month. Will we be having our Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly on Friday the 13th. The 4th and 5th graders will be heading out to Garfield High School on Thursday the 12th to see a play. This will be the first in person field trip (other than 5th grade camp) since the pandemic! We are excited for the students as field trips can be such great learning opportunities. I will be meeting with the 4th and 5th graders to discuss behavior expectations on the trip as they will be representing all of Roxhill in the community. I know they will make us proud!


Open House + School Tours

New student enrollment starts on January 3, 2023 for the 2023-24 school year.

https://www.seattleschools.org/enroll/

Roxhill will be holding an Open House/Tour on the following dates:

Thursday, January 12, 5-6 pm

Monday, February 6, 9-10am



Inclement Weather Notification

If there is a two hour start time delay or school is canceled due to inclement weather, you will be notified via a robo-call, so it is important that your contact information is current with our school office. You may also check the district website at https://www.seattleschools.org/ .

Bus Snow Routes - If there is a two-hour late start, buses will run on snow routes. If your child rides a bus, you should have received information from the district Transportation Department about changes to their bus route. If you have questions, please call 206-252-0900.

Inclement Weather Remote Learning Schedule:

  • 7:55 – School begins

  • Instruction from 7:55 to your child’s lunch recess time

  • Recess K – 10:30 to 10:45 ( 1st and 2nd 10:45 to 11:00)

  • Grades 3, 4,5 Recess 11:20 to 11:35

  • Lunch K 10:45 – 11:15 (1st and 2nd lunch 11:00 – 11:20)

  • Grades 3, 4,5 Lunch 11:35 to 11:55

  • Instruction from your child’s lunch time to dismissal

  • Dismissal at 2:25

  • Students will log off Teams for recess, lunch, and additional 15- minute break and potentially for silent reading time. If your child has reading intervention as part of their day, they will continue to work with their reading intervention teacher.

You will receive your child’s actual schedule from their teacher.


Friends of Roxhill Community + Board Meeting

Monday, January 9

6-7:30pm


The next FoRE meeting of the school year is coming up in the Roxhill cafeteria. Join us for pizza, connections, and conversation about how to best support our Roxhill community. Childcare is provided. Spanish interpretation will be available.



Global Reading Challenge Celebration

(4th + 5th grade)


Family Event for Roxhill + Highland Park

4th + 5th grade students and families

Wednesday, January 11

6:30-7:30pm

Highland Park Elementary School Library

1012 SW Trenton

  • We will have milk and cookies

  • We will have video stations where you can test your knowledge on some of the 8 books

  • Come see Mr. Robert get his hair cut with the winning student design in our Great Barber Battle! Mr. Robert has been letting his hair grow out for 6 weeks so that one winning design from either a Roxhill or Highland Park 4th or 5th grader can be cut into his hair. Designs must be submitted to Mr. Robert by Tuesday, January 10.


Coffee Hour

Thursday, January 19

7:55-9am

Drop off your student and join us for coffee, pastries and conversation with other parents and caregivers in the family room across from the front office. Siblings are welcome.



Rollerskating Night

Tuesday, March 7

6-8pm


Save the date for rollerskating night with Roxhill families and staff at Southgate Roller Rink in White Center! Stay tuned for more details.


Neighborcare Health Center

The Roxhill Neighborcare Health Center will be offering COVID Bivalent Boosters on Thursday, January 12th from 8am-2:30pm.


Roxhill students, parents, siblings and staff are able to get these COVID Boosters at the Roxhill Health Center. All services are provided at no cost.


These boosters are Moderna, and have been approved for people 6 years old and up.


The Health Center also provides school-required immunizations on Mondays and Thursdays (for SPS students only).


Email aliciaw@neighborcare.org or call 206-452-2660 to schedule an appointment.



Art Room Donations

Roxhill’s art teacher Ms. Michelle is looking for items that might be laying around your home and can be used by students in the art room. If you have any of the following, please drop them off in the front office for Ms. Michelle:

  • Buttons

  • Flattened cardboard boxes

  • Cardboard rolls (paper towel, toilet paper, wrapping paper, etc.)

  • Styrofoam blocks

  • Beads

  • Clean plastic containers

  • Fabric

  • Straws

  • Paper plates

  • Paper cups

  • Magazines

  • Old/Broken toys

  • Yarn/ribbon

  • Egg cartons


Volunteer Opportunities

All volunteer opportunities that take place on school grounds or field trips will require you to fill out a volunteer application through SPS. Start a new application or check your status as a returning volunteer here.


We are currently looking for volunteers to help with:


  • Set up and maintenance of the Lettuce Grow Hydroponic Farmstand: 3rd graders will be growing vegetables and herbs indoors and need 2 volunteers to help with set up and maintenance. Volunteers will check the pH of the water, add nutrients and harvest plants every week or every other week. No experience necessary! Email friendsofroxhill@gmail.com for more details.

  • Food Bank Pickup for Food Bag Program (Fridays at 9am): Roxhill is continuing the Friday Food Program this year, sending students home with a bag of snacks and easy to prepare food for the weekend. Alicia Wun from Neighborcare needs a volunteer to help with picking up the food from the West Seattle Food Bank each Friday at 9am and delivering it to Roxhill. It involves lifting and carrying about 5-6 boxes. If you are able to stay and help pack the bags, that would be a huge help, but not 100% necessary. Sign up for shifts here.


Want to get more involved with Friends of Roxhill? Fill out our volunteer interest survey to learn more about what we do and how you can help.


Important Dates


January 9, Friends of Roxhill Community + Board Meeting, 6-7:30pm

January 11, Global Reading Challenge Celebration (4th-5th grade families), 6:30-7:30pm (@Highland Park Elementary)

January 12, COVID Bivalent Booster Clinic, 8am-2:30pm

January 12, Open House + School Tours, 5-6 pm

January 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, NO SCHOOL

January 19, Coffee Hour, 7:55-9am

February 2, Strike make up day 1. School in session. (Feb. 2 was originally scheduled as the day between semesters.)

February 6, Open House + School Tours, 9-10am February 13, Friends of Roxhill Community + Board Meeting, 6-7:30pm

February 20-24, Mid-winter break including Presidents Day, NO SCHOOL March 7, Rollerskating Night, 6-8pm


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