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Roxstar Newsletter for May 2022

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Table of Contents:
Teacher Appreciation Week
Friends of Roxhill Community Meeting – May 9
Festival of Lights – May 12
Friends of Roxhill Seeks New Board Members
Sports Physicals for 5th graders
Yearbook suggested donations
The Roxhill Garden Flower Power Fundraiser
Roxhill Teachers were kids too!
Important Dates
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Teacher Appreciation Week Thank you Roxhill families and students for making our teachers and staff feel appreciated last week with your thoughtful cards and flowers! We are so grateful for their hard work and dedication and it is extra special when our community comes together to show them how much we all care.
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Friends of Roxhill Community Meeting
Monday, May 9


6 – 7:30 pm
Join us on May 9 for the Friends of Roxhill Community Meeting. This is a space for families to connect, discuss ways to help support the Roxhill school, staff, and community, and learn together. 

We will talk about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and open positions on the Friends of Roxhill board for the 2022-2023 school year.  We will also hear about how things are going in the Roxhill Garden! Spanish and Somali  interpretation will be available using the Zoom interpretation feature.
*Please download the Zoom app for your device before clicking on the link so that the language interpretation feature functions for everyone.  This step only needs to be done once. https://zoom.us/download If you need interpretation, please log on at 5:50pm to connect with interpreters. Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81243069894?pwd=aTUyMSt2T1E2V1FQUFhIU2dUMVRYZz09 Meeting ID: 812 4306 9894
Passcode: 480838  
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Festival of Lights

Please join us for our Roxhill Festival of Lights on Thursday, May 12th from 5:30-7:00 on Zoom. We will kick the evening off with a celebration of student art and music before attending a cooking show from a Roxhill community member. Families can choose between learning how to make Pecan Candy with Mr. Robert or Enchiladas with Minerva Perez-Cortes. If you would like to cook alongside your chef, you can find the recipes at:  https://www.friendsofroxhill.org/events-1/festival-of-lights

You will also receive a hard copy of the recipes in your student’s backpack. We will end the night with a raffle!

Gift cards for ingredients are available. Please reach out to Amber Macomber amsmith3@seattleschools.org if you are interested. We hope to see you there!
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Friends of Roxhill Seeks New Board Members

Friends of Roxhill Elementary is seeking board members for the 2021-2022 school year. Open positions include: Secretary, Vice President and non-officer members. Responsibilities include attending our monthly board meetings and ongoing electronic communication. No non-profit or PTO experience is necessary! We want the board to reflect the Roxhill community and welcome any interested parties. Send us an email for more details: friendsofroxhill@gmail.com
 
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Sports Physicals for 5th graders

The Roxhill Health Center is offering sports physicals for any 5th graders who would like to participate in middle school sports this fall. Sports physicals are required to participate in middle school sports and last for two years. Avoid the stress of finding an appointment next fall and schedule your child’s sports physical at the health center today! To schedule an appointment, call or text 206-490-0802 or email our clinic coordinator Josie at josiea@neighborcare.org  
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Yearbook Suggested Donations

For a second year in a row, Friends of Roxhill is publishing a yearbook. They were such a hit last year—we are making sure that every student receives a copy this year! 

If you have the means, please consider making a donation to Friends of Roxhill to cover the cost of a yearbook for your student and possibly a friend. The cost to print each yearbook is $15. Make a donation today: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2830292. Friends of Roxhill participates in the PayPal Giving Fund, which means 100% of your online donation goes to the school. 

Thank you for helping to cover the cost of this fun keepsake!  
The Roxhill Learning Garden

Things are getting very busy in the Roxhill garden! Last week, our parent volunteers worked with students to plant seeds in the raised vegetable beds.  Students helped create a list of STAR expectations to Stay safe, Try, Act responsibly and Respond with kindness when visiting the garden, especially when using tools and interacting with wild life. We played a fun seed matching game and each class planted a different fruit or vegetable.  We will have another weekend work party to lay down wood chips, set up some seating and make signs on Saturday, May 21 from 10am-12pm.  Please RSVP here so we know how many people to expect: https://www.friendsofroxhill.org/events-1/garden-work-party-3
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🌸🌼🌸 Flower Power Fundraiser🌸🌼🌸

Great news: Flower Power extended the order deadline to May 25! We are 2/3 of the way to our fundraising goal. Can you help us spread the word? Are you ready to celebrate spring and raise money for our school? Do you want to win a free item from the Roxhill School Spirit Store? We are partnering again with Flower Power Fundraising to sell flower bulbs, kitchen garden herbs, sprouts, seeds and more to bring some joy to your home garden or window sill this spring. Check out our fundraising website: http://friendsofroxhill.fpfundraising.com Share the link with your friends, neighbors, co-workers and relatives across the country. They have a variety of plants for every climate. Enter your Roxhill student’s name in the field, “Give Credit For This Sale To” when you check out. The student with the most sales will get to pick any item from the Roxhill School Spirit Store. We’ll announce the winner in June. 🌸🌼🌸 HOW DOES IT WORK? 🌸🌼🌸 🌱Use the link above to choose from 70+ types of flower bulbs, seeds and accessories for your garden.  🌱Share the link above on your social media channels. 🌱Friends of Roxhill Elementary receives 50% of the profits from every order. 🌱Orders are shipped directly to the person placing the order starting April 1 (there is a $6 shipping fee). 🌱Order deadline is May 25, 2022 🌸🌼🌸 100% GROW GUARANTEE  🌸🌼🌸 🌱You can shop with confidence when selecting bulbs with a 100% grow guarantee. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, Flower Power Fundraising will send a replacement. 🌱All of the flower bulbs offered are for planting in the spring season for summer blooms. 🌱Seattle is in Zone 8. See website zone map for other locations. Zones 7-10 are encouraged to place orders Mid-March to Early April for delivery and planting Early-Mid April as soon as orders arrive. 🌱No shipping to Hawaii or Alaska.
Roxhill teachers were kids too!
Can you guess who this is?
Take a guess on our Facebook page. We will reveal the answer at the Community meeting on May 9.
Important Dates: May 9 – Friends of Roxhill Community Meeting, 6-7:30pm

May 12 – Festival of Lights, 5:30-7pm

May 18 – Equity + Inclusion Committee, 6-7pm

May 21 – Garden work party, 10am -12pm    

May 25 – Flower Power Fundraiser Deadline

May 30 – Memorial Day NO SCHOOL

June 6 – FORE Board Meeting, 5:30-7pm

June 8 – Jog-a-thon

June 17 – Last day of school
… Find zoom meeting links at:
www.friendsofroxhill.org/events
Stay connected: There are all sorts of ways to support our kids. Come to a meeting or email us to find out about future volunteer opportunities! Like us on Facebook and be sure to RSVP to Events to help spread the word. Join our private Facebook group to connect with other families and share resources. Explore our website.