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RoxStar Newsletter - May 2023



May 2023 Newsletter


Table of Contents:

  • Message from Principal Lorow

  • Teacher + Staff Appreciation Week

  • FEAT Meeting - May 3

  • Friends of Roxhill Community + Board Meeting - May 8

  • Festival of Lights - May 18

  • K-5 Music Concert - May 23

  • Roxhill Park Family Meetup - May 27

  • Mariners Baseball Game - June 17

  • Yearbook Ads for local businesses

  • SPS Mother’s Day Weekend Bouquet Fundraiser

  • Flower Power Fundraiser

  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Important Dates


Message from Principal Lorow

It is with great excitement that I share I will return to Roxhill Elementary next year as your principal! I love this community and am so happy to continue working with all of you.

May brings all kinds of testing for your students. Students in grades 3 - 5 will take the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) or state testing in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

All students in K thru 5th grade will take Reading and Math MAP.



Teacher + Staff Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8-12. You can help show your appreciation a few ways that week:

Tuesday, May 9: Bring your teacher flowers (store bought or hand picked).

Friday, May 12: Bring a card with a thank you message for your teacher.

FEAT Meeting

(Family Engagement Action Team)

Wednesday, May 3

6-7:30pm

Microsoft Teams


Please join the Family Engagement Action Team for a virtual meeting as we work on our plans for the annual Festival of Lights: Multicultural Celebration and Potluck.

The event is May 18th and has been a highlight of the school year in previous years. Our aim is to bring families together for a night of food, fun, and community.


Join Teams meeting:

Meeting ID: 268 135 384 265

Passcode: SzYbNM


Friends of Roxhill Community + Board Meeting

Monday, May 8

6-7:30pm


The next FoRE meeting is coming up in the Roxhill cafeteria. Join us for pizza, connections, and conversation about how to best support our Roxhill community. Bring a side dish or snack to share. Childcare is provided. Spanish interpretation will be available. Enter through the north parking lot.



Festival of Lights:

A Multicultural Celebration and Potluck

Thursday, May 18

6-8pm

Join us for a night of food, fun and community. Featuring performances by students, Gasanga, Silo dos Rios, and Otoqui Reyes.


Potluck:

Please bring something you enjoy and/or reflects your family culture.

Suggested focus by grades:

K-1st: entrees

2nd-3rd: side dishes

4th: desserts

5th: beverages

Food drop off will begin at 5:30pm.


Performances:

If you know of a group or your family would like to perform, please contact Ms. Jenny at jlgarvinbonn@seattleschools.org or call Nurse Ann at 206.252.9577 by Monday, May 8th.


Clothing Exchange:

Clothing drop off will begin Monday, May 15th. Please use the bin in the school entryway during normal school hours or bring with you to the festival.


We need many volunteers to make this event run smoothly.

Sign up for a shift here: https://signup.com/go/Nmsxkip


Sponsored by:

FEAT (Family Engagement Action Team), City of Seattle ARTS, in cooperation with the Delridge Neighborhood Association.




K-5 Music Concert

Tuesday, May 23

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Join us in the Roxhill cafeteria for the K-5th grade spring music concert!

Students should arrive at 6:15pm and the performance will begin at 6:30pm. Students have been working hard on their songs. If your student wants to practice their songs at home, here is a link to Ms. B’s music website:


Roxhill Park Family Meetup

Saturday, May 27

10am-12pm


Come play at the park with other Roxhill families! We will meet at Roxhill Park (across from Target) rain or shine so kids can play and families can get to know one another. Coffee will be provided. Bring a snack to share (optional).


Mariners Baseball Game

Saturday, June 17

1:10pm

Save the date for a Mariners baseball game against the Chicago White Sox. Tickets go on sale soon and scholarship seats will be available. Stay tuned for more details.

Yearbook Ads for local businesses

The 5th grade yearbook club is working with art teacher Ms. Michelle and Friends of Roxhill volunteers to produce a beautiful keepsake to commemorate the 2022-2023 school year. Every student will receive a yearbook at the end of the year, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.


To help fund this project, we are looking for local businesses to buy ads on the last pages of the yearbook. Spread the word about your business and support a great cause!


Sign up to buy an ad here by May 9 or share with your favorite local business.

Email friendsofroxhill@gmail.com with questions.



SPS Mother’s Day Weekend Bouquet Fundraiser

Friendly Hmong Farms proudly presents the 2nd annual SPS Mother's Day Weekend Bouquet Fundraiser: friendlyhmongfarms.com/sps-fundraiser


Preorder your bouquet NOW! $59 each or 2 for $100. For each bouquet sold, they will donate $10 to the Seattle school of your choice (Go Roxhill!) & another $10 to support Title I schools across the District. Free pickup on May 13th or delivery for an additional $29.

Flower Power Fundraiser

Only 2 weeks left to order flower bulbs and seeds from our Flower Power Fundraiser!


Order flower bulbs, kitchen garden herbs, sprouts, seeds and more to bring some joy to your home garden or window sill this spring and 50% of your order will be donated to Friends of Roxhill.

Check out our fundraising website:

Share the link with your friends, neighbors, co-workers and relatives across the country. They have a variety of plants for every climate.

Ask people to enter your student’s name in the field, “Give Credit For This Sale To” when they check out. The student with the most sales will get to pick any item from the Roxhill School Spirit Store.

Orders are shipped directly to the person placing the order (there is a $6.99 shipping fee).

Order deadline is May 15.

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. Family events such as Festival of Lights do not require this step. Apply here or check your status as a returning volunteer.


We are currently looking for volunteers to help with:


  • Whole School Photo volunteers (May 8 @ 8:40am)

  • Festival of Lights volunteers (May 18)

  • Childcare during FORE Meetings (May 8, June 12)



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


May 3, FEAT Meeting, 6-7:30pm


May 8, FORE Community and Board Meeting, 6-7:30pm


May 15, Deadline to order Flower Power Fundraiser


May 18, Festival of Lights, 6-8pm


May 23, Music concert (K-5) in the cafeteria, 6:30 - 7:30 pm


May 29. Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)


June 17, Mariners Game, 1:10pm


June 19, Juneteenth (NO SCHOOL)


June 29, Roxhill Block Party


June 30, Last day of School



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