Principal's Newsletter

5/25/18
Dear Parents,

As you may know the 8th grade students embarked on their class trip to Montreal at the beginning of this week. It was a great trip had by all. The group spent time in old Montreal and Montreal underground, went jet boating, had a traditional French-Canadian dinner at la Sucrerie de la Montagne, and visited Notre Dame Basilica. This was such a great opportunity for students to experience another culture, get to see some great sights, and spend time bonding with their RJH classmates before moving on to high school.

Thank you once again to the parents who helped out tremendously with the fundraising and to everyone who supported this trip in one way or another. We look forward to planning our trip with next year’s 8th grade class.

Have a fantastic Holiday weekend!
 
Best, Marie Soucy

ANNOUNCEMENTS

- Chromebook Survey: Parents, we are looking for your feedback on the Chromebook program that we put in place this year. Please take the time to complete the survey, which is located here: Parent Survey

- Regatta Help: We are still looking for help with the cookout taking place at RJH after the REGATTA May 31st. Please email Alison Dunn at adunn@sau50.org if you're able to help.

- 8th Grade Fundraiser: Congratulations to the winners of the surfboards, Lucas P & Karen O!  

- Lunch Balances: Please pay your child’s lunch account balances in full by the end of the school year. Any 8th grade student with credits will have a check issued and mailed directly home.

NON SCHOOL RELATED ITEMS

Town of Rye Memorial Day Ceremony: See the flyer for more information.

Middle School Hockey League: For the 2018/2019 Hockey season seacoast middle school kids will now have a school team to play on. Any current 5th, 6th, or 7th graders from Portsmouth, Rye, Greenland, New Castle, Newington and Newmarket are eligible to join. Season will begin in November and run through the end of February (approx. 15 games). Price will be determined by number of players. Please email Suzanne Tellefsen at SRTellefsen@gmail.com. Please include players name, grade and school. Sign ups end June 8th.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Rye Regatta: Thursday, 5/31
8th grade World Language Field Trips: Wednesday, 6/6
8th grade Art Show: Thursday, 6/7 @ 5:30pm
Spring Concert: Thursday, 6/7 @ 7pm
 6th grade trip to Pawtuckaway: Monday, 6/18
7th grade trip to Funtown: Monday, 6/18
8th grade trip to Canobie: Monday 6/18
Graduation: Tuesday, 6/19 @ 6:30pm 



5/18/18

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NELMS Scholar Leaders: Congratulations to Lilia and Mya who have been selected as the New England League of Middle Schools Scholar Leaders.  They were honored at an awards dinner in Manchester last night.  This program is intended to give public recognition to two students from each middle level school in New Hampshire who have distinguished themselves in terms of outstanding scholarship and leadership. 

Lunch Balances: Please pay your child’s lunch account balances in full by the end of the school year. Any 8th grade student with credits will have a check issued and mailed directly home.

Chromebook Survey: Parents, we are looking for your feedback on the Chromebook program that we put in place this year.  Please take the time to complete the survey, which is located here: Parent Survey

 

NON SCHOOL RELATED ITEMS

Town of Rye Memorial Day Ceremony: See the flyer for more information.

Middle School Summer Basketball Leagues: sponsored by Portsmouth Recreation and Portsmouth Police Department.   Basketball League Information

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

School Dance: Friday, 5/18

8th grade Montreal Trip: 5/21 – 5/23

Early Release: Friday, 5/25

Rye Regatta: Thursday, 5/31

8th grade World Language Field Trips:  Wednesday, 6/6

8th grade Art Show: Thursday, 6/7 @ 5:30pm

Spring Concert: Thursday, 6/7 @ 7pm

6th grade trip to Pawtuckaway: Monday, 6/18

7th grade trip to Funtown: Monday, 6/18

8th grade trip to Canobie: Monday 6/18

Graduation: Tuesday, 6/19 @ 6:30pm




5/11/18

ANNOUNCEMENTS

School Safety Forum: For those who were unable to attend the School Safety Forum on May 2, you can find a video recording here. It includes important information regarding an unlikely event of a school emergency. Also, you may find this related article from the Portsmouth Herald of interest.

Rye Regatta T-shirts: The Rye Regatta is right around the corner.  We are selling T-shirts designed by Alyssa, one of our 7th grade students, to support the Regatta and the STEAM program at RJH. Our hope is that everyone who attends the BIG event on May 31st shows their support by wearing this specially designed t-shirt.            

T-shirts are $12.00/shirt or $10.00/shirt if you buy four or more!  Orders and payment are due by MAY 16th so order today!

8th Grade Fund Raiser Raffle: The deadline is approaching for your chance to win a surfboard! See the Raffle Ticket Flyer for information and pictures of the boards.  Raffle tickets for a surfboard can be purchased in the office for $10.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

School Dance: Friday, 5/18

8th grade Montreal Trip: 5/21 – 5/23

Early Release: Friday, 5/25

Rye Regatta: Thursday, 5/31

8th grade World Language Field Trips:  Wednesday, 6/6

Spring Concert: Thursday, 6/7 @ 7pm

6th grade trip to Pawtuckaway: Monday, 6/18

7th grade trip to Funtown: Monday, 6/18

8th grade trip to Canobie: Monday 6/18

Graduation: Tuesday, 6/19 @ 6:30pm




5/4/18

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Student of the Month: Congratulations to our April students of the month. Please take a moment to read all the wonderful things their teachers have to say about each of them; Brady, Dylan, Lilia.

Rye Regatta T-shirtsThe Rye Regatta is right around the corner.  We are selling T-shirts designed by Alyssa Dumas, one of our 7th grade students, to support the Regatta and the STEAM program at RJH. Our hope is that everyone who attends the BIG event on May 31st shows their support by wearing this specially designed t-shirt.                   

T-shirts are $12.00/shirt or $10.00/shirt if you buy four or more!  Orders and payment are due by MAY 16th so order today!

ORDER FORM

Rye Education Foundation: Did your child have a great experience with the Rye Elementary School Play, Summer in Rye? Did your 3rd grader tell you about the water project? Did hear the incredible Moth Junior Stories at RJH? Are you inspired by the project-based learning initiative, Finding your Swing? 

These projects (and several others) were funded by the Rye Education Foundation. We invite you to visit the website to learn more: http://www.ryeeducationfoundation.org/ 

On Monday May 14th at 7pm we are hosting a casual event to celebrate the work of the grants committee and the Board and welcome new members. If you are interested in volunteering next year, please join us! Email to RSVP and for additional details: refgrantscommittee@gmail.com

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

School Dance: Friday, 5/18

8th grade Montreal Trip: 5/21 – 5/23

Early Release: Friday, 5/25

Rye Regatta: Thursday, 5/31

8th grade World Language Field Trips:  Wednesday, 6/6

Spring Concert: Thursday, 6/7 @ 7pm




4/13/18

Dear Parents, 

It seems as though spring has sprung here at Rye Junior High School and along with it has come the behavioral slide that tends to happen before spring break. I wanted to make you aware that I spoke with each grade level this week about showing respect throughout all areas of their day; in the classroom, in the cafeteria, on the playground, on the bus, etc. 

I would appreciate it if you could continue this conversation with your child at home.  Please feel free to contact me for more information as well.  

Best, 
Marie Soucy 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are holding a School Safety Forum on May 2nd at 6:30. This forum will take place at Rye Jr. High and will be live streamed. You will learn about safety protocols in our schools and about the collaborative work between local police & fire departments and state & federal agencies. Our goal is that you will go home informed and reassured that your children are in a safe learning environment each and every day. We hope you can join us.

8th Grade Fund Raisers:

  • Bake Sale: The 8th grade is having a bake sale at the Rye recycling center next Saturday, April 14th, 8:00-4:00.  Please support their efforts to fundraise for graduation events.  
  • Raffle: The 8th Grade also has a big ticket raffle event for those who like to play on the water!  Come see if your raffle ticket wins you a surfboard or two!

6th grade parents:

  • 6th grade students will be receiving CPR training on Thursday, April 19th.  See the CPR Letter for more information. 
  • Tdap Reminder –Current 6th grade students will need to show proof of having received the Tdap vaccine before they can return to school in the fall (August 2018).  Please contact our school nurse, Janet Smith, with any questions. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

World Language Week: 4/16 – 4/20

6th grade CPR: Thursday, 4/19

Earth Day Webcast: Friday, 4/20  all day!  http://earthbridges.net/live

Spring Vacation: 4/23 – 4/27

School Safety Forum: 5/2 @ 6:30pm

School Dance: Friday, 5/18

Rye Regatta: Thursday, 5/31

Spring Concert: Thursday, 6/7 @ 7pm

6th grade Pawtuckaway: Monday, 6/18

7th grade Funtown: Monday, 6/18

Graduation: Tuesday, 6/19 @ 6:30pm

 

NON SCHOOL RELATED ITEMS

UNH Summer CampsLetGo Your Mind  and Drobots Drone Stem Camps

Volleyball Tournament:  The North Atlantic All Stars is hosting a girls middle school volleyball tournament on Saturday, May 19th.  All levels of players are welcome to come.  Sign ups can be done through Push Volleyball; www.pushvolleyball.com. Students can see Lillie Murray for more information or tips on how to manage a team. 





4/6/18

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

8th Grade Fund Raisers:

  • Bake Sale: The 8th grade is having a bake sale at the Rye recycling center next Saturday, April 14th, 8:00-4:00.  Please support their efforts to fundraise for graduation events.  
  • Raffle: The 8th Grade also has a big ticket raffle event for those who like to play on the water!  Come see if your raffle ticket wins you a surfboard or two!

RES Play: Rye Elementary School and New Hampshire Theater Project present Summer in Rye, April 11th @ 6:30 PM.  Made possible with a grant from the Rye Education Foundation.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Coffee & Conversation: Wednesday, 4/11 @ 10AM

World Language Week: 4/16 – 4/20

Earth Day Webcast: Friday, 4/20 Join us at  http://earthbridges.net/live

Spring Vacation: 4/23 – 4/27

 

NON SCHOOL RELATED ITEMS

The following event is being organized by a Rye Junior High School Student.  The third annual Race To Educate will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2018!  The race will begin at 12:30pm, with a 275 meter pool swim (optional), a 7.36 mile bike, and a 2.5 mile run.  This race is family-friendly, and perfect for beginner triathletes as well as those interested in winning the prizes.  To learn more about the third annual Race To Educate, and to register, please visit www.tinyurl.com/RaceToEducate3.  Don't forget we can provide a surrogate swimmer, if you would rather just run and bike.  Teams are also welcome.  




3/30/18

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Report Cards: were sent home with the students today.  Please sign the envelope and return to school with your child.

Evelyn Drake Music Scholarship: This scholarship is open to any student at RJH in grades 6-7-8 who wants to take lessons to study a musical instrument.  For more information see here: Scholarship Information.

Book Fair: Thank you to the Rye PTA volunteers and the RJH Library Assistants for our successful Book Fair held this week. The RJH Scholastic Online Book Fair  continues through April 6. Any purchases made will be shipped free of charge to RJH and can be picked up at school. Proceeds of the Book Fair will be used to help school libraries in Puerto Rico that were damaged by Hurricane Maria. Thank you to all who made it a success.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Coffee & Conversation: Wednesday, 4/11 @ 10AM

World Language Week: 4/16 – 4/20

Earth Day Webcast: Friday, 4/20

Spring Vacation: 4/23 – 4/27





3/23/18

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Evelyn Drake Music Scholarship: This scholarship is open to any student at RJH in grades 6-7-8 who wants to take lessons to study a musical instrument.  For more information see here: Scholarship Information.

Regatta Cookout: Are you interested in helping out with the cookout that’s taking place at RJH after the REGATTA May 31st?  If so, Mrs. Dunn is looking for 5 to 6 volunteers to help party plan the event.  Please email her at adunn@sau50.org if you'd like to be part of the event planning.

Last Day of School: As long as there aren’t any other cancellations for weather, the last day of school for students will be June 20th

UPCOMING EVENTS

End of Trimester 2: Friday, 3/23

RJH Book Fair: March 26 – March 29

8th Grade Open House @ PHS – Thursday, 3/29 @ 6:30 pm

8th Grade Course Selection Sheets due to Mrs. Dunn: Friday, 3/30

Trimester 2 Report Cards: Friday, 3/30

 

NON SCHOOL RELATED ITEMS

NH Seacoast Expanding Your Horizons STEM Conference Committee:  On Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 9am-4pm, the Cooperative Middle School in Stratham will be the site of the NH Seacoast Expanding Your Horizons in STEM Conference for young women in grades 6-8. The Exeter Area General Federation of Women’s Clubs will be hosting this event for the 13th year. The purpose of this conference is to encourage young women to persist in studying mathematics and science, thus expanding their future career options. Registration for this even open April 1st and fills up quickly.  Please see the following Brochure and Flyer for more information. 




3/16/18

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SILVER LINING: Congratulations to all our students who performed last night at the RJH student storytelling session entitled “Silver Lining”. Students worked with Erin Fleming and Denise Wheeler to craft storytelling pieces to share before a live audience.  Congratulations to the winner of "Silver Lining", Brody who received tickets to see The Moth live at The Music Hall this weekend.  The link to watch the performances can be found at https://rjhstudio.weebly.com/storytelling.html

Spirit Wear: Due to POPULAR demand the Riptides School Store website is back open and ready to take more orders.  If you did not get the chance to order during the last round please check out our website and place your order today!  We have a NEW shirt in the store as well.

The website will close again Friday, March 30th so all orders and money are due then.  Riptides School Store

Regatta Cookout: Are you interested in helping out with the cookout taking place at RJH after the REGATTA May 31st?  If so, Mrs. Dunn is looking for 5 to 6 volunteers to help party plan the event.  Please email her at adunn@sau50.org if you'd like to be part of the event planning.

Talents by the Sea: Artwork for this year’s Talents by the Sea publication will be judged on March 27th.  Please consider stopping by the RES gym to help judge between 3 and 4:30pm.

 

8th grade parents:

Next week we begin the PHS Course Selection Process!  

Registration forms have been sent home.  Please fill these forms out and return to RJH by Tuesday, March 20.  (If your child is not attending PHS please write their name on the top and NOT ATTENDING so I know.  Thank you!)

Amy Donovan will be visiting RJH on Wednesday the 21st to go over the process with the kids.  You will receive paperwork by Friday of that week after the teachers write in their recommendations.  Signed forms are due back to homeroom teachers by Friday March 30th.  Please email me with any questions.

Open House for 8th graders and their parents on March 29th at PHS.  

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dan Brown Visit: Tuesday, 3/20 @ 9am

PHS Course Selection Visit to RJH: Wednesday, 3/21

End of Trimester 2: Friday, 3/23

RJH Book Fair: March 26 – March 29

8th Grade Open House @ PHS – Thursday, 3/29 @ 6:30 pm

Course Selection Sheets due to Mrs. Dunn: Friday, 3/30

Trimester 2 Report Cards: Friday, 3/30

 





3/9/18

 Dear Parents,

Rye Junior High School is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, March 20th, world-renowned author, Dan Brown, will be visiting us to talk with the students about how he has found his “swing” in the writing community.  This talk will be taking place at 9:00 am in the gym, and parents are welcome to attend.

As an esteemed member of our community, Mr. Brown was invited to speak to our students about his journey as a professional author in order to offer students the opportunity to interact with someone who truly personifies this year’s school-wide theme of “finding your swing.”  The presentation will last approximately one hour and will include a question and answer segment.

If you are able to attend, please arrive early so all parents can sign-in at the office.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Best,

Marie Soucy

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tdap Reminder: Reminder to Parents of 6th grade students: Your current 6th grader will need to show proof of having received the Tdap vaccine before they can return to school in the fall (August 2018).  You can send that in to school at any time.  Please contact our school nurse, Janet Smith, with questions. 

Spirit Wear:  The spirit wear merchandise has arrived and it’s great to see it being worn by students!  We’ve decided to open up the online store again for a week because of the many inquiries we've had.  Be on the lookout for the link to be sent to your email next week. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

School Dance: Friday, 3/9, 7-9pm

Silver Lining Presentation: Thursday, 3/15 @ 6pm

No School for students: Friday, 3/16

PHS Course Selection Visit to RJH: Wednesday, 3/21

RJH Book Fair: March 26 – March 29

8th Grade Open House @ PHS – Thursday, 3/29 @ 6:30 pm

Course Selection Sheets due to Mrs. Dunn: Friday, 3/30





2/23/18

Dear Parents,

Just a reminder that if your child is going on a different bus or getting off the bus at a stop other than their own, they need to have a note.  The parental note should be brought to the office to get a bus slip for the driver.  A phone call to the office is also acceptable.  This procedure is in place to ensure students’ safety.  Please contact me if you have questions regarding this.  

I hope you all have a restful and relaxing February break! 

Marie Soucy 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

"Le Grand Concours":  This national French contest is being held on March 14th. 8th grade students volunteer to take the test after school and this year we have 6. Results typically come back in May.

Students of the Month:  Congratulations to our February students of the month who were celebrated at a school wide assembly today; Tucker, Megan and Ava!

"SILVER LINING" on MARCH 15 at 6:00 p.m. Join us for the RJH student storytelling session entitled “Silver Lining” on March 15 at 6:00 p.m. Students are working with Erin Fleming and Denise Wheeler to craft storytelling pieces to share before a live audience. They meet each Thursday and the pieces are really coming together. The winner of "Silver Lining" will receive tickets to see The Moth live at The Music Hall the following weekend. Please save the date to come out and support these student storytellers! 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

School Vacation: Monday, 2/26 thru Friday, 3/2

School Dance: Friday, 3/97-9pm

Silver Lining: Thursday, 3/15 @ 6pm

PHS Course Selection Visit to RJH: Wednesday, 3/21

RJH Book Fair: March 26 – March 29

8th Grade Open House @ PHS – Thursday, 3/29 @ 6:30 pm

Course Selection Sheets due to Mrs. Dunn: Friday, 3/30

 

NON SCHOOL RELATED ITEMS

Rye Youth Softball Pitching Clinic: For information, see attached flier.




2/16/18

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NH Fish and Game's "NH Wildside": Dr Ellwood and past RJH students are highlighted in a segment of "NH Wildside" that aired yesterday on NH Fish and Game about the osprey pole. Watch here to see the video (they are at the 5:47 timestamp). 

8th Grade Class Trip: Our 8th grade students are working hard to raise money for their trip to Montreal in May.  We are very excited to have 39 of our students attending the trip.  Please consider helping out by purchasing a calendar raffle. The calendar is attached here.  You can send the top portion of the calendar in with your money to school, stop by school to purchase one, or seek out an 8th grade student. 

New England Math League Contest: Students in all grades will be competing in the New England Math League Contest next week in Math classes.

"SILVER LINING": on MARCH 15 at 6:00 p.m. Join us for the RJH student storytelling session entitled “Silver Lining” on March 15 at 6:00 p.m. Students are working with Erin Fleming and Denise Wheeler to craft storytelling pieces to share before a live audience. They meet each Thursday and the pieces are really coming together. The winner of "Silver Lining" will receive tickets to see The Moth live at The Music Hall the following weekend. Please save the date to come out and support these student storytellers! 

Project Sparx: Students in the Sparx TV after school enrichment class created a video under the guidance of Jeffrey Elwood and Adele .  See their creation here!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Early Release: Friday 2/23

School Vacation: Monday, 2/26 thru Friday, 3/2

School Dance: Friday, 3/97-9pm

Silver Lining: Thursday, 3/15 @ 6pm

 

NON SCHOOL RELATED ITEMS

Izaiah Barba is a graduate of Rye Junior High School and currently a senior at Portsmouth High School. He is now in the last step of the business program there, which is Entrepreneurship.  Part of the class is to create a prototype for a product and write an official business plan.  He is looking for information to help guide his research.  Please take a few moments to take the following survey, attached here.






2/9/18

Dear Parents, 

It's hard to believe we are well into February already and more than halfway through the 2nd trimester.  Please remember that  PowerSchool is a great way to monitor your child's progress and work completion.  If you need a username/password reminder, you can contact me and I can provide you with that information.  You should also be hearing from teachers if they have any concerns for your child at this point.  Do not hesitate to reach out to them at any time with questions, concerns, or if you would just like an update.  

Have a great weekend!

Best,

Marie Soucy 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

8th grade Calendar Raffle: 8th grade students are selling calendar raffles to raise money for their class trip to Montreal in May.  The calendar is $10 and there will be a prize drawn each day during the month of March.  Calendars will be sold through Thursday, February 22nd.  Please seek out an 8th grade student for purchase, as they benefit from individual sales.  If you do not know an 8th grader, the calendar is attached here.  You can send the top portion of the calendar in with your money to school. 

Yearbook Cover Winners: Congratulation to Alyssa Dumas and Ava Coffey for creating the winning designs for the 2017-2018 yearbook.  Alyssa’s design will be on the front cover, and Ava’s on the back.

MathCounts: Congratulations to Lilia Potter-Schwartz for qualifying to compete at the MathCounts state competition at Plymouth State University on Saturday, March 10th.  Congratulations to the other members of the team who participated; Josie Sedam, Addie Murray, and Brody Parrott.  Good Luck Lilia!

Career Exploration Day: 8th Graders will be going on their Career Exploration field trip this Monday to either Seacoast United or Timberland.  Students will get to meet with executives from each company as well as marketing personnel to get an idea of how a company is run.  This is a great opportunity for our students to gain an understanding of how a company works and how employees got to be in the positions they are in.

SPIRIT WEAR: is on sale through the RJH SCHOOL STORE WEBSITE.  Please place your orders by Weds. 2/14.  Orders will not be accepted after that date.  If you have any questions please contact Alison Dunn at adunn@sau50.org.  Sample products are on display at RJH.   Proceeds from Sprit Wear will go to support the Regatta and the MONTREAL trip.

Talents by the Sea: Please see the attached information on becoming a “Patron of the Arts” by supporting the Talents by the Sea publication.   

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

School Dance: Friday, 2/9

8th grade Career Day visits: Monday, 2/12

School Board Meeting: Monday, 2/12 @ 5pm

6th grade field trip to Portland Museum of Art & Ice Skating: Wednesday, 2/14

Early Release: Friday 2/23




2/2/18

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Students of the Month: Congratulations to our January Students of the Month Peter, Lucas and Amelia!

Riptide Spirit Wear:  An assortment of Riptide apparel can be purchased online at our ONLINE store, now through February 14th.  Cash or checks (made out to RJH School Store) can be sent in to school with your child, to the attention of Mrs. Dunn.  Proceeds from the sales will go to help with the Regatta cookout and to the 8th grade class trip to Montreal. 

Coffee & Conversation: Join us Wednesday, 2/7, from 4:30 – 5:30 to chat with other parents and staff and hear what’s happening at RJH. 

Yearbooks: are now on sale!  Order forms for this year’s yearbook were given to students last week.  The cost of the yearbook is $22 and can be ordered online (ybpay.lifetouch.com). Yearbook ID Code: 12642418) or at school.  Instructions are on the form, and the deadline for ordering is February 23rd

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Coffee & Conversation: Wednesday 2/7, 4:30 – 5:30

School Dance: Friday, 2/97-9pm




1/26/18

Dear Parents,

As you may be aware, there has been an increase in teens eating Tide Pods in response to a challenge that began on social media.  We have recently become aware that some RJH students have been posting videos online related to the challenge and it has become a topic of conversation among the students.   Although the incidents we are aware of appear quite innocent, they do challenge others to eat the detergent pods which perpetuates the trend. 

Today we spoke with 7th and 8th grade students as a group about this dangerous and potentially life threatening behavior.  Please take an opportunity to follow up with your child at home and continue to monitor their activity on social media.  If you have questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to myself or our counselor, Alison Dunn, at any time. 

Best,

Marie Soucy

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Yearbooks: are now on sale!  Order forms for this year’s yearbook were given to students last week.  The cost of the yearbook is $22 and can be ordered online (ybpay.lifetouch.com, Yearbook ID Code: 12642418) or at school.  Instructions are on the form, and the deadline for ordering is February 23rd

Reminder to Parents of 6th grade students: Your current 6th grader will need to show proof of having received the Tdap vaccine before they can return to school in the fall (August 2018).  Please contact our school nurse, Janet Smith, with any questions. 

Reminder to Parents of 8th grade students: The deadline to register and submit your deposit for the Montreal trip is February 1st

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Coffee & Conversation: Wednesday 2/7, 4:30 – 5:30

School Dance: Friday, 2/9



1/19/18
 

As a community, we are grieving today for the loss of a young life, a former student, and his family.  We are praying for the recovery of another former student, a young man who is facing a difficult road ahead that no teenager should ever have to experience.  It is natural for a community to pull together and to want to do anything they can to offer sympathy, support, and love.  Rye is no stranger to pulling together and lifting one of it's own up, and I'm confident you all will be a source of strength and courage for the family and friends of David Kohlhase and Max Malila.

At RJH, we recognize this tragedy to be a personal experience for those affected.  We extend our deepest sympathies to the families, and offer hope and support to them along the way.  If you are concerned about how your child is feeling while in school, please don't hesitate to contact me by email or phone at any time.   

With sympathy and respect,

Alison Dunn

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Yearbooks: are now on sale!  Order forms for this year’s yearbook were given to students today.  The cost of the yearbook is $22 and can be ordered online or at school.  Instructions are on the form, and the deadline for ordering is February 23rd

UPCOMING EVENTS

School DanceFriday, 2/9

 

NON-SCHOOL RELATED ITEMS

Spark: is a weekend enrichment opportunity through MIT.  It gives 7th and 8th graders a chance to take short classes, taught by MIT students and community members,  on the MIT campus on a variety of topics from chocolate making to microbiology. For more information, click here.







1/12/18

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations Mrs. Reynolds! Our very own Amy Reynolds is the winner of the 2017 Honor Kindness Award.  We are fortunate to have Amy on staff as she is such a valuable member of our school community. See the UNH website here for more information.  https://training.unh.edu/honorkindness

Tardy or Absent - If your child is going to be tardy to school or absent from school, you must let the office know by 8:30am. Please call or email Mrs. Rawding -603-964-5591 or prawding@sau50.org. Students must be present in their homerooms by 8:10am for attendance. Students are considered tardy if they arrive to school after 8:10am.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School: 1/15

Rye School Board Meeting: Wednesday, 1/17 @ 5pm

 






12/14/17

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bake Sale: On Thursday, 12/21, the whole school will be kicking off winter break by watching a movie together in the gym.  During that time, the 8th grade class will be holding a bake sale to raise money for their end of year trip.  All items will be sold for $1 or less. 

Clubs & Activities:  Our students are fortunate to have quite a few activities available to them that target different areas of interest.  Below are all the activities that are available, some during the day and some after school.

Math Counts – with Mrs. Harrington; Monday3-4pm  

The MathCounts Competition Series is a national program that provides students the opportunity to compete in live, in-person math contests against and alongside their peers. Created in 1983, it is the longest-running MathCounts program and is open to all sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. Students work on challenging math problems to prepare for the Seacoast Regional MathCounts Competition held at the University of New Hampshire in February. 

Art Club – with Mrs. Sunderland; Tuesdays, 3-3:45pm

This is an open studio time where students can work on current projects, new artworks, and get to work side by side with other students who are also interested in art. You can show up any week! Sometimes there are specific offerings such as paper mache, but a big hit is working on the pottery wheel. 

Homework Club – with Mrs. Sparks; MondayThursday & Fridays; 3-4pm.

A great opportunity to work on homework before you go to your sports event, get extra help on projectsstudy with friends for a test, catch up on any late workor simply finish your homework

Student Council – with Mrs. Dunn; Wednesdays during lunch and after school as needed.

Student Council is an organization conducted by students and supervised by adults.  The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects.  In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body.  They help share student ideas, interests and concerns with the school wide community.

Writing Club – with Mrs. Miller; Mondays during lunch and recess

This club will begin on January 8th.  During this time, students will strengthen their writing skills through various activities, such as writing plays, creative short stories, arguments for debates, and much more!  Writing club is open to students in all grades who are looking to write, share, and have fun!

Tech Club – with Ms. Adams; Fridays, 3

Tech club is open to students after school on Fridays. We have a variety of projects available for students to help them learn new skills, investigate tools and/or work on a particular focus area. We often have students coding, typically with Scratch and use micro-controllers called Makey Makey. Students have created spaces around the school where you have to interact/touch pieces in order for the computer program to be activated. We also use coding to manipulate small robotics, such as Spheros and Ozobots. In the springtime, we will be investigating how to program micro-drones. Students can also update classroom or tech club webpages, create video tutorials, record app reviews and repair computers. We have also experimented with stop-motion photography and creating podcasts. Tech club is also a good time to learn how to design and print objects using the 3D printer!

Photos can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/31386636@N06/albums/72157677266150444

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Holiday Break, No School: Friday 12/22 – 1/1

8th Grade Step – Up to PHS: Tuesday, 1/9




12/8/17

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cookie Swap: Thank You to the PTA and to everyone who provided goodies for the cookie swap this week.  We appreciate you! 

Report Cards:  Will be sent home with students today.  Please sign and return the envelope. 

Coffee & Conversation:  Thank you to those of you who took the time to come for coffee on Tuesday.  It’s always helpful to have time for you to share your perspectives with me.

Food Drive: Student Council will be sponsoring a FOOD DRIVE beginning MONDAY DECEMBER 11th to WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20 to support END 68 HOURS OF HUNGER.  The following items are being requested from each grade:

           6th grade: Peanut Butter (no glass)
                            Crackers/Goldfish (or something similar)
  Canned/Packaged Tuna

          7th grade: Cereal (small boxes)

                           Jelly (no glass please)

                           Canned Soup

         8th grade: Granola Bars

                          Mac N Cheese (boxes or cups)

                          Canned Pasta

  • End 68 Hours of Hunger is a private, not-for-profit, effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive at school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive at school on Monday morning.  REMINDER: If you or someone you know is interested in more information, please contact Alison Dunn, School Counselor at RJH, at adunn@sau50.org or 964-5591 or Lori Arsenault, School Counselor at RES at larsenault@sau50.org or 436-4731

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Student Council Dinner & Dance Tonight!

PTA MeetingWednesday, 12/13 @ 6PM

RJH Band & Chorus Winter ConcertThursday, 12/14 @ 7PM

7th grade field trip to Concord: Tuesday, 12/19

Holiday Break, No SchoolFriday 12/22 – 1/1





12/1/17

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Student of the Month: Congratulations to the students of the month for November: Taylor HodgdonAva Puglisi and Cade Murphy
  • The Boats!:  The 6th grade class celebrated the completion of the first set of boats today.  Parents, students and staff enjoyed a chowder lunch while hearing students shared letters they wrote from the time and perspective of characters from Boys in the Boat.  See a photo from the event here
  • Coffee & Conversation: On Tuesday, 12/5, from 1:30 – 2:30 we will have another Coffee & Conversation in the Think Tank.  Come and hear what’s happening, see the 6th grades completed boats, and have a chance to chat with myself and other staff.
  • Student Council is hosting the dance on Friday, December 8th.  They are trying something new and offering a catered dinner beforehand from 6-7pm.  The last day to sign up has been extended to Monday!  Please send your child to school with $13.00 (for both the dinner and the dance), or 10.00 for just the dinner.  We need at least 30 kids to sign up or we'll have to cancel.

 

NON-SCHOOL RELATED ITEMS

  • Rye Holiday Parade: Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00 starting at Webster’s and ending at RJH. 
  • Families First Newsletter: December Family Focus

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Coffee & Conversation: Tuesday, 12/5, 1:30 – 2:30

8th grade field trip to “A Christmas Carol”: Friday, 12/8

School Dance: Friday, 12/87-9PM

Report Cards Sent Home: Friday, 12/8

RJH Winter Concert: Thursday, 12/14 @ 7PM





11/17/17

Dear RJH Families,

We have been quite busy here in the last few weeks!   Included in our happenings has been a shadow day for RES 5th grade students and MHT 6th grade students and also open house for incoming students and their parents.  These events are always a good reminder of how great a place RJH is.  We are fortunate to have a group of dedicated and professional staff who work hard to provide students with a quality education.  Our students are also an exceptional group of young individuals!  Thank you for sharing them with us.

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and a restful Thanksgiving Break!

Best,
Marie Soucy

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Let’s Go to the Movies! : On Tuesday morning , 11/21 our students will be going to the movies to see Wonder.  The 8th grade class is selling concession bags for $5.00. Inside, students will receive a water, Oreos, a bag of Utz chips, and candy: M&Ms or gummies. It’s a bargain! The movie theater is kind enough to only allow these bags in for food- so have your child bring in $5.00 either Friday or Monday! Money can be given to homeroom teachers. Students will receive their personalized bags Tuesday morning before the movie. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the eighth grade end of year activities.
  • How To Eat Like a Child: Opening Night was a huge success!  Students will be preforming again tonight and Saturday night at 7:00PM in the RJH gym.  Tickets are $5.  

UPCOMING EVENTS

RJH Play Production: 11/17 & 11/18

Thanksgiving Holiday, No School: 11/22 – 11/24

Informational Meeting for 8th Grade Trip: 11/29 @ 6PM




11/3/17

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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