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Incoming Kindergarten Summer Learning Activities

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Student Belonging Pick up Back Pack clip art
Elementary Encore Opportunities

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Link to activities for Encore classes

2020 - 2021 School Year Calendar
COVID-19 Testing
Student Virtual Art Show 2020 Art Show clip art
Lifetouch Spring Pictures Photo of group clipart
Capture a Memory Spot Light Clip Art
May Starfish Project Starfish Clip Art


Flexible Learning Feedback Survey Clip art
April Starfish project Starfish Clip Art
Capture a Memory Photo clip art
Message from RTES Staff Spotlight clip art
2019-2020 Yearbook Sales Yearbook Clip Art
2019-2020 Yearbook Sales Yearbook Clip Art
5th Grade Science Fair Science Fair Clip Art
Read for the House Ronald McDonald Clip Art

Read for the House Program

Rose Tree Elementary students have participated in the Read for the House program that
benefits the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House for several years now. Last year, we were
able to raise over $12,000 for families staying at the House. Packets containing more
information about the program were sent home last week, but in the meantime, you can
visit to learn more and sign-up your child with an online fundraising
page. If you created an online page for your child last year, you can log in using the same
username and password you previously created. Please note that if you have more than one
child participating in the program, they will each need their own online account using a
different email address. There will be further instructions regarding setting up your child’s
online fundraising page in the packets that will be sent home. Thank you for your support and

Rita’s has joined the Read for the House program as a sponsor and will be offering FREE
to the TOP 3 FUNDRAISING SCHOOLS! Rita’s will
also be providing a participation prize to ALL READERS who turn in a Read for the House
packet or create an online fundraising page at ALL SCHOOLS!

RTES Board Meeting Spotlight Spot Light Clip Art






Anyone who was able to attend the last month’s school board meeting will agree that it was
certainly a night to be Husky Proud! The Select Choir sang the National Anthem, 2nd grade
artists had an opportunity to exhibit ceramic artwork, and a group of 2nd grade students were
able to share a little of this year’s Community Day. Thank you to Ms. Williams for preparing
the choir so well – we all thought their performance was outstanding. Mrs. Richardson not only
organized a wonderful art exhibition, but also helped put together the video presentation shared
that evening – thank you for all the time and effort that went into doing this. Thank you to our
2nd grade team – Mrs. Michaels, Mrs. Lynch, and Mrs. Barnes – for planning such a special
presentation as well as preparing their students for their performances. Finally, thank you to all
the parents who supported their children and our school by attending the meeting.


Second grade students presenting at Board Meeting

Student Poses with her featured artwork.

Students Singing you're a grand old flag

Message from the Nurse Nurse Clip Art
Geography Bee 2020 Geography Bee Clip Art




Nominate an Outstanding Teacher! Hand Raising Clip art
December Star Fish Projects Star fish Clip Art

(ages 9 - 11)

Mrs. Naylor – Hats/Mittens (ages 12 - teens)

4th Grade-Toys

Mrs. McKelvey – Toys (Infant – 4)

Mrs. Podlaski – Toys (5 – 9)

Mrs. Wolk – Toys (10 – Teens)

5th Grade – Books

Mrs. Clark – Books (Infant – 4)

Mr. Moore – Books (ages 5 – 9)

Mrs. VanZant – Books (ages 10 – Teen)

District Calendar Change Calendar Clip Art
Parent Visitation Day Cartoon parent poses with cartoon children
Halloween Survey and Pictures Pumpkin Clip Art

If you attended the Halloween Parade this year, please help us plan for next year’s parade by responding to the following survey:

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas!


Teacher leads students in Halloween Parade


Second grade class poses in Halloween class picture.


Three fifth grade students pose in Halloween Day of the Dead costumes.

Melting Pot Parent Group Melting Pot Clip Art





The RTMSD is making every effort to celebrate and authentically learn about all of the backgrounds of our school community. It is believed that this will ultimately create more informed students who are prepared to make an indelible impact on their society and the world.

A group called the Melting Pot Parent Group has been in existence at Media Elementary School for a few years now. This group is committed to “improving society today, and for future generations through outstanding education, awareness and appreciation of all people.” The Melting Pot Parent Group is to “promote and encourage cultural awareness, provide family support, engage in networking, and create a deeper unity with Media Elementary and the surrounding community.”

We would like to learn from the extremely positive experience that this group at Media Elementary has had, and create a similar group at Rose Tree Elementary. At this time, we would like to find a parent(s) who might be interested in being part of this group and possibly act as the point person for our school. If being a part of this group is interesting to you, please email Dr. Robinson at

New Entrance Repair Under Construction Clip Art





New Entrance Repair

Unfortunately, there is a portion of the concrete walkway under the canopy leading up to our new school entrance that needs to be replaced. The concrete will be replaced during the Teacher In Service days on November 4 and 5. However, the concrete will need to cure during the rest of the week. This means that we will not be able to use the new entrance until Monday, November 11. Anyone visiting the school on Wednesday, November 6 – Friday, November 8 will need to enter by way of the Evans Road entrance. A security guard will be positioned at this door so as to provide access to the building. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bus riders and walkers will enter or leave the building by way of the exit at the end of the 4th grade hallway on First Avenue. Staff will be visible at this entrance if you are unsure as to where it is.

November Star Fish Projects Starfish Clip Art




Our November Starfish projects all support Veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Color a Smile

Rose Tree students will be decorating “Happy Thanksgiving” pictures for the non- profit organization called Color A Smile. This organization has sent over one million cards and pictures to senior citizens, military families, and anyone in need of a smile.

Stockings for Soldiers

We will once again be supporting a community project called Stockings For Soldiers who send holiday stockings to soldiers who are away from home over the holidays. The purpose of this project is to remind these brave men and women that they are being thought of while they are away from home and their families.

As we have been recognizing Veterans this month, we are inviting the Rose Tree Community to contribute items that can be used to stuff stockings. Some of the items that are most in demand include: granola/fruit/breakfast bars, cookies/nuts/pretzels/trail mix, flavored drink mixes, Slim Jims/beef jerky, Ramen Noodles, toothbrushes and small tubes of toothpaste, razors and paperback books.

Please consider donating an item or two to our collection. We will have collection boxes positioned near the bus entrance at school. Our students will be decorating holiday cards to send in along with our school’s contribution to the Stockings For Soldiers project.

Book Fair 2019 Scholastic Book Fair Themed Clip Art


Monday, Nov 18 – Monday, Nov 25

The Scholastic Book Fair will take place during American Education Week. The Book Fair - a favorite student event – needs lots of parent volunteers to be successful. Please consider volunteering – even for just an hour or two. Sign-ups are now available at Book Fair Volunteer Sign Ups.

If you are interested in knowing when your child’s class is visiting the book fair, please take a look at the attached schedule:2019 Book Fair Schedule.pdf  On Friday, Nov 22 parents are welcome to visit the book fair from 10am - 1pm.  This is for parents only, students should remain with their teacher and classmates.

Red Ribbon Week 2019 Red Ribbon Clip Art





Our celebration of Red Ribbon Week will took place the week of October 21 - 25. This year's theme was, "My Dreams, My Future, My Choice Drug Free!" After being introduced to the history and the meaning of the theme students took the red ribbon pledge: 

 I pledge to stay in school and learn the things that I need to know.
 I pledge to make the world a better place for kids like me to grow.
 I pledge to keep my dreams alive and be all that I can be.
 I pledge to help others and to keep myself drug free.

As a way to cap off the week each student planted a tulip to line the front of the building.  As these tulips grow in the future the students will be able to look back and remember their pledge.

Here are some photographs of students planting a tulip in honor of their pledge to stay drug free!:



Halloween Rain Plans Pumpkins sitting along a fence in the rain
Grandparents Day Grandparents Day Clip Art

Thank you Grandparents and Special Friends!

Thank you to all the grandparents and special friends who spent time at Rose Tree Elementary on Friday. Having so many wonderful guests join our students in the classroom was very much appreciated. A special thank you to Mrs. Megan Ferguson for organizing the refreshments, and the PTG for sponsoring the event!


Grandparent helps grandchild on Grandparent Day


Grandfather poses with granddaughter


Grandparents help third grade student

October Starfish Projects Starfish Clip Art


October Starfish Projects

At Rose Tree Elementary, we believe in teaching our students to develop an awareness of the needs of the larger community that we are all a part of.   Each month, we will invite our school community to participate in what we call Starfish Projects. 

Sock Collection in “Socktober”

More than 500,000 people – a quarter of them children – were homeless in the United States this past year. One pair of socks can make a huge difference in the life of someone experiencing difficulties  - especially with winter fast approaching. 

We will be collecting socks for men, women, and children that will be donated to homeless shelters within the greater Philadelphia area. Socks of any size and color will be much appreciated!

All sock donations will be accepted until Friday, November 1.

Candy Cares

After Halloween, we will be collecting leftover and unwanted Halloween Candy for children who live in shelters and who do not have the opportunity to ‘trick or treat.’  Please consider contributing to our collection after Halloween.

Trick or Treating at Granite Farms Estates

The 4th grade students at Rose Tree Elementary will be Trick or Treating at Granite Farms Estates on October 31. The students will be bringing some cheer to the residents of Granite Farms Estates, as well as donating all the candy collected to Candy Cares. Under the direction of Ms. Williams, our students will also be entertaining the residents with some Halloween songs.

Bagels with a Buddy Bagels Clip art


On October 1st and October 11th, 2019 Rose Tree Elementary welcomed families to enjoy breakfast together before school!  Thank you PTG for sponsoring Bagels with a Buddy.


Parents pose with kids at Bagels with a Buddy event



Back to School Night Back to School Night Clip Art

Back to School Night occurred on September 19, 2019. It was an adults-only event and was intended to provide parents and guardians with an opportunity to become more familiar with classroom expectations as well as the curriculum being taught.

Two sessions were scheduled so that parents and guardians with more than one child will be able to visit multiple classrooms. A special reading presentation focused on aiding beginning readers was shared with Kindergarten parents. School maps as well as a Special Areas Brochure were provided to introduce parents to many of the specialists in the building.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures Car Clip Art
Half Day for Students Grades 1-12 Save the Date Clip Art

On October 8, 2019 and April 3, 2020 all students in grades 1-12 will have a half-day of school.  On these days, Kindergarten will be held at their regularly scheduled times.

AM Kindergarten:  9:00 a.m. - 11:35 p.m. 

PM Kindergarten:  12:50 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.