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RoxStar Newsletter - June 2024


Yearbook cover design by Jiro, Soreti, Yizrel, Zariyah and Zelda


Table of Contents:


  • Yearbooks

  • Jog-a-thon Update

  • After school childcare

  • Lost and Found

  • Health Information from Nurse Ann

  • Neighborcare

  • West Seattle Public School Equity Fund Fun Fair - 6/6

  • DNDA Community Events at Roxhill Park - 6/8 and 6/15

  • Friends of Roxhill PTO Community Meeting - 6/10

  • Field Day - 6/13

  • Multicultural Night - 6/18

  • Summer Story Times at High Point

  • West Seattle Garden Tour - 6/23

  • Denny International Middle School Summer Program

  • Delridge Farmers Market

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Carpool Connections

  • Library Song

  • Important Dates


Welcome to the last month of the school year!

Here’s what’s happening at Roxhill and in our community this month.



Yearbooks

Yearbooks are coming soon!


5th graders worked with Friends of Roxhill volunteers to produce a high quality 44 page yearbook filled with photos to commemorate the 2023-2024 school year. Every student will receive a yearbook, regardless of a family's ability to pay.


If you are able to make a donation, we are asking for $20 per student to cover the cost of production but we welcome donations in any amount.


Thank you for helping us ensure that ALL students can keep this memento of their elementary school days!


Fill out the form to make your donation:



Jog-a-thon Update

Thank you to those who have donated to the Roxhill annual Jog-A-Thon!  The fundraiser is to help send our 5th graders on the ultimate overnight outdoor learning adventure school field trip at Nature Bridge, as well as supporting other school field trips.  We have raised over $2200!  We are still accepting donations, so if you have not contributed, but would still like to, you can go to www.SchoolPay.com/link/Roxhilljog


After school childcare

Both the YMCA and Salvation Army are ending on Friday, June 14. There will not be any after school childcare during the last week of school.


Lost and Found

The Lost and Found rack is filling up with coats, shirts, and sweatshirts.  You are welcome to come by during the day 7:35am – 3:00pm to look for your child’s clothing.  Any items left after the last day of school will be donated.

 


Health Information from Nurse Ann

FREE Food for the summer!!

With summer just around the corner, it is more important now than ever to complete a Family Income Survey! This form will not only benefit your family but will also provide crucial support to our school.  Why fill out the Family Income Survey?


SUN Bucks Benefits: By completing the survey, your family may qualify for SUN Bucks. This program provides eligible families with $120 per child to purchase groceries over the summer months. The Family Income Survey is the simplest way to ensure your family receives these benefits! 


Other Benefits for Families: Completing the Family Income Survey may qualify your household for additional assistance, such as fee waivers, low-cost internet, and scholarships.


Additional School Funding: The information collected from the Family Income Survey helps our school receive important state and federal funding. This funding supports numerous educational programs and resources that benefit every student.

 

You can find the survey online:


If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact our school nurse at 206.252.9577.


Learn more about this and other community Summer Food and Fun Resources at our Multicultural Potluck on June 18th from 6 – 8:00 p.m.  (More info below).

See you there!!



Neighborcare

5th graders are currently due for 2-3 vaccines at age 11. These are TDAP, Meningococcal, and HPV, which are all available for free at the Neighborcare clinic.


We are also offering Spring Sports Physicals right now. A completed Sports Physical is good for 2 years of sports participation at Denny, Madison and other Middle Schools. Getting this done now ensures that students are not held back from sports participation in the Fall.


Contact Neighborcare with questions or to make an appointment:

Phone: 206-452-2660

Text: 206-490-0802



West Seattle Public School Equity Fund Fun Fair

Thursday, June 6

5-7pm

Join the West Seattle Public School Equity Fund for an end of year celebration on the playground of West Seattle Elementary. Meet families from our neighborhood public grade schools in West Seattle. Enjoy pizza, cotton candy and games while building and strengthening PTA funding equity.

RSVP appreciated but not required (so they know much pizza to order) https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6321590



DNDA Community Events at Roxhill Park


Community Arts Day

Saturday, June 8

10:00am - 1:00pm


Summer Solstice Fest

Saturday, June 15

11:00 - 2:00pm


Join our community partners at Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) and EcoArts for 2 more fun filled Saturday events at Roxhill Park across from Target.


On Saturday, June 8, drop in anytime between 10am to 1pm for a rainbow themed family art activity led by local teaching artists. All ages are welcome. They will provide all materials and tea to share. 


On Saturday, June 15, come to Roxhill Park anytime from 11am to 2pm for art activities, lawn games, face painting, Vietnamese food, and a raffle! Prizes include a 4-person pass to the Woodland Park Zoo, tickets to the Seattle Museum of Pop Culture, gift cards to local businesses, and more.


Register below for a chance to win:



Friends of Roxhill PTO Community Meeting

Monday, June 10

6:00-7:30 pm

Enter through front entrance


Friends of Roxhill is our school’s non-profit parent/teacher organization (PTO). We are parents, community members, and teachers who work together to support the education and enrichment of our multicultural public school. 


Everyone is welcome and all ideas are encouraged!


Join us for our final meeting of the school year! This is a great way to connect with Principal Lorow, parents, caregivers and teachers in the Roxhill community. Pizza and childcare will be provided. Spanish interpretation will be available. Interpretation for other languages is available upon request. Email friendsofroxhill@gmail.com with questions.

Field Day

Thursday, June 13

K-2nd grade activities: 8:45-10:45 am

3rd-5th grade activities: 12:20-2:00 pm


Roxhill is ready to celebrate the end of the school year with Field Day, full of games and activities! Coach C is requesting volunteers to help throughout the day with set up, clean up or to monitor the activity stations as classes rotate through them including: Snacks + Playground, Water Games, Gaga Ball, Foam Stick Hockey, Tug of War, Plank Walk, Art Station. 


You must be an SPS approved volunteer:


Sign up for a shift here:


Multicultural Night

SAVE THE DATE!!

Tuesday, June 18

6:00 - 8:00 pm


Hello Families!!

We would like to invite you all to this spectacular Roxhill Multicultural Potluck!

There will be food from different countries, and we would love it if you would

bring something from your own cultural food to share, but you don't have to bring

anything. We just want you to come!


There will also be cultural music, a dance floor, Popsicles, and flags! We also

invite you to wear your cultural clothing to the potluck.


Last, but not least, there will be a playground for the kids to play on, and activities

for kids to do! You know they'll have fun!


- The Country Recorders, Metkel, Yizrel, Jose, Soreti and Nyema


Call for Family Photos: 

The 5th grade planning team would like to include family photos in the Multicultural Night. Please submit a family photo to Nurse Ann aeperry@seattleschools.org.

If you already sent a photo in, they have you included. 


Call for Volunteers:

We need volunteers to help the event run smoothly. Sign up to help with set up, clean up, or for a 1 hour shift during the event. You do not have to be an SPS approved volunteer to help at after school events. You can also sign up for the type of dish you will bring (Main dish, Side dish, Dessert or Drink) so we know how much food to expect.


Sign up here:



Summer Story Times at High Point

High Point will be hosting Family Story Times all summer!


Saturdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29

10:30-11:00am

West Seattle Bee Garden

3201 SW Graham St.

In the event of rain, story time will be held at the High Point Library


Tuesdays, July 9 - August 20

11:00am - 12:00pm

High Point Commons Park Playground

3201 SW Graham St.



West Seattle Garden Tour

Sunday, June 23

9am-5pm


Each year the West Seattle Garden Tour, a 501(c)(3) organization, seeks out other nonprofits whose goals fit their mission—to promote horticulture, education, and artistic endeavors within West Seattle and neighboring communities. 


Friends of Roxhill Elementary is one of 11 grant recipients this year, awarding our school with the funds to install much needed seating in the school garden. 


Take a tour of some of the most beautiful gardens in West Seattle on June 23 and stop by the Friends of Roxhill table to say hello! 


Proceeds from ticket sales will help fund the next round of horticultural, artistic and educational projects in our community.


Purchase your tickets here:



Denny International Middle School Summer Program

July 8 - August 2 / Monday - Friday

9am-1:30pm


Open to rising 5th and 6th graders and current Denny Scholars


Breakfast 9am

Academics 9:30-12pm

Lunch 12-12:15pm

Enrichment 12:15-1:30pm


Register here:


If you have questions about summer academy, please contact Mr. Boney at smboney@seattleschools.org or 206-423-1523.



Delridge Farmers Market

Saturdays 10am-2pm

Thru October 26

9421 18th Ave SW


The Delridge Farmers Market provides culturally relevant food and goods to communities across Southwest Seattle, distributing over $5,000 in free food and basic needs every week.

 

At each market they:

 

  • Distribute 50+ local, organic produce bags, offered free of charge with no questions asked

  • Give $5 youth bucks to all kids each week to practice healthy shopping habits

  • Offer unlimited SNAP-EBT matching, Fresh Bucks, and FMNP programs

  • Provide free diapers, hygiene, personal care, and home cleaning products, and other basic needs

  • Host a wide range of community organizations offering complimentary resources, programs, and activities

  • Highlight a wide range of unique, hard-to-find food and goods from cultures across the globe

  • Take no fees or cut of sales from our vendors, so vendors always keep 100% of their revenues

 

For anyone seeking service hours completion or general volunteer opportunities:

 

Check out their website for more info: 



Volunteer Opportunities


The Roxhill Garden just got a brand new shed donated by Prologis. Can you help the Garden Committee assemble it?  We have the tools and instructions. We just need some help building it! You do not need to be an SPS approved volunteer.

Email friendsofroxhill@gmail.com with your availability.


We are also looking for volunteers to help with:


  • Field Day (June 13)

  • Multicultural Night (June 18)

  • Lunchroom Helpers (Daily - sign up for a shift below)

  • Reading Volunteers (Daily - sign up for a shift below)

  • Friday Food Bag Prep and Delivery (Fridays at 12 noon)

  • Childcare during FORE Meeting (June 10)


Sign up for current volunteer opportunities on our Signup page here:


All volunteer opportunities that take place on school grounds or field trips will require you to fill out a volunteer application through SPS. Apply here or check your status as a returning volunteer. Direct all questions about your SPS application to Office Assistant Christy Pudduck cspudduck@seattleschools.org.


Want to get more involved with Friends of Roxhill next year? 

We are currently recruiting board members for the 2024-2025 school year. The commitment for board members is to attend monthly meetings, vote on behalf of the Roxhill community when needed, read monthly meeting minutes for approval, and participate in occasional offline discussion on topics related to the board, budget, and events. 


We are also looking for volunteers who can help to:

  • Co-manage the Roxhill Learning Garden

  • Make website updates

  • Manage Facebook page and private Facebook group

  • Create the monthly newsletter and/or flyers

  • Lead fundraisers

  • Coordinate volunteers

  • Plan events

You do not need to attend PTO meetings to help with any of these volunteer positions. Most can be done in your own time from home!

Email friendsofroxhill@gmail.com for more details.



Carpool Connections

We receive frequent requests for transportation help and try to coordinate carpools and walking buses by introducing families to each other. 


Please fill out the following form if:

  • You need help getting your child to or from school.

  • You would like to volunteer to drive or walk another student to or from school.



Your contact information will not be shared without your permission. Please contact friendsofroxhill@gmail.com with questions.





Library Song

In case you missed it last month…

Here is the final library song of the year. In honor of me turning 60 this summer, I chose a song from 1964, my birth year. Those high notes were a STRETCH.

Enjoy!

-Mr. Robert


Important Dates


June 6 - West Seattle Public School Equity Fund Fun Fair, 5-7pm

June 7 - Instrumental Music Concert (Grades 4 - 5 families welcome), 1:30pm

June 8 - DNDA Community Arts at Roxhill Park, 10am-1pm

June 13 - Field Day

June 14 - Last day of YMCA and Salvation Army after school childcare

June 15 - DNDA Summer Solstice Fest at Roxhill Park, 11am-2pm

June 18- Multicultural Potluck/End of Year Celebration, 6-8pm

June 19 - Juneteenth (no school) 

June 20 - 5th Grade Move Up Ceremony, 1:00 pm

June 21 - Kindergarten Move Up Ceremony, 9:45am

June 21 - Last day of school (1-hour early dismissal @ 1:25pm)



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