Friends of Roxhill June Monthly Meeting

Please join us for the Friends of Roxhill monthly meeting this Monday, June 10, in the lunchroom. Pizza & childcare will be provided.

We’ll be talking about our Garden Grant, a possible event with the Sounders, and we’ll also discuss ways to support our fantastic school and build community together.

Jog/Walk-A-Thon for Islandwood

What: Raise money to support the 5th grade trip to IslandWood.
When: Wednesday, June 5th
How: Pledge per lap or make an online donation. Making an online donation allows for less money handling, and for donors to obtain a receipt for their giving. Please collect all pledges and turn in the money with your pledge form to your classroom teacher by Thursday June 13th. The last day to turn in your form and money is Friday, June 14th. We ask those writing checks to make them payable to Roxhill Elementary.

What is IslandWood?
IslandWood is an outdoor learning center on Bainbridge Island. While attending IslandWood, students engage in various outdoor learning activities that build students’ self-confidence, team building skills, and knowledge of physical sciences. It has been a tradition for many years that each 5th grade class attends IslandWood. It is an experience of a lifetime!

Watch this video to learn more about IslandWood!

Why is there a fundraiser?
Last year, this trip was funded by a partnership between Friends of Roxhill, Roxhill Elementary School, and the Jog/Walk-A-Thon. This year we will continue the partnership. The approximate cost of the entire trip is $6,000. The goal is to raise 1/3 of the total cost which equals $2,000. This fundraiser will help pay the tuition for all 5th graders to attend IslandWood in the fall 2019-2020 school year.

How does the Jog/Walk-A-Thon event work?

  1. Students will be given a Jog/Walk-A-Thon packet and pledge form in their classes. Sponsors may donate a flat pledge or pledge per lap.
  2. Begin asking family, friends, and neighbors for donations and record it on the pledge form. Prepaid flat rate pledges are best! For example, “I will contribute $20 to your jogathon.”
  3. On June 5th, students will gather with their class and run/walk for about 30 minutes with a DJ playing music, while parents and other teachers cheer them on! Water and a snack will be provided.

We need your help! There are several ways to support Walk-A-Thon:
Make an online donation on Schoolpay.
Parent volunteers, please contact Coach C to volunteer on the day of the event:

Friends of Roxhill May Meeting

Please join us for the Friends of Roxhill monthly meeting this Monday, May 13th, in the lunchroom. Pizza & childcare will be provided.

We’ll be talking about several upcoming fundraisers, and we’ll also discuss ways to support our fantastic school, beautify our grounds through the new Garden Grant, and build community together.

RSVP on Facebook to help spread the word.

Roxhill Family in the News

Their goal: To spend three years living full-time on the road. CNN Travel connected with the family in Quepos, Costa Rica.

For many families in the US, travel is a once-a-year luxury. But Bush and Vinje were eager to try something different… Soon, an idea started to percolate — could they take their lives on the road, making the world into their office and classroom?

CNN Travel

Read the full story here.

Garden Work Party on April 3rd!

Join us Wednesday, April 3rd from 8:30 AM until 1:00 PM for a garden work party. Our goal is to transfer as much of the old garden to the new location as possible! Please note we will meet at the old Roxhill Elementary garden at 9430 30th Ave SW, not at the new school.

There will be coffee, donuts, and gloves. Please bring a shovel if you are able.

Únase a nosotros el miércoles 3 de abril de 8:30 am a 1:00 pm para una fiesta de trabajo en el jardín. Habrá café, donas y guantes. ¡Nuestro objetivo es transferir la mayor parte del jardín viejo a la nueva ubicación como sea posible! Tenga en cuenta que nos reuniremos en el antiguo jardín de Roxhill Elementary en 9430 30th Ave SW, no en la nueva escuela. Por favor traiga una pala si puede.

Whole Kids Garden Grant

Roxhill Elementary has been awarded a Whole Kids Foundation’s $2000 Garden Grant!

Kids who grow veggies, eat veggies, so school gardens can make a big difference. Through our Garden Grant program, schools and non-profit organizations turn outdoor spaces into powerful hands-on learning gardens that connect kids with food, spark their curiosity and support classroom curriculum.

Whole Kids Foundation

The Garden Grant Program supports edible educational gardens located at a school, and provides a $2,000 monetary grant to support a new garden.

We’ve bean excited about this one, and it’s the outcome we were rooting for.