Time to shine, Class of 2029!

What’s better than a class sweatshirt? One that you designed! Make your dream come alive as the official class shirt of the entire fifth grade class by entering the Fifth Grade Committee’s Design Contest.

If your fifth grade student is interested in entering the contest please have them submit their design on an 8.5 x 11 piece of white paper to their homeroom teacher no later than Friday, October 22, 2021.  All submitted designs will be voted on and the winning design will be printed on this year’s class sweatshirt.

Things to keep in mind:

  • The winning design will be professionally done, so the winning drawing will be digitally recreated.  
  • The sweatshirts will be grey – school colors that will show up best are white, black, and red.
  • Be creative! Anything NH, North Hills, Class of 2029, etc., but all designs must be school appropriate.

If you have not submitted your student’s sizing information, please do that ASAP. Email sizing information to Catherine Regan at cregan412@gmail.com and please include the following:

  • Child’s name
  • Homeroom teacher
  • Size you would like ordered
    • There are youth and adult sizes available so please make sure you indicate youth or adult.

*When thinking about sizing – please keep in mind that your 5th grader may soon start a growth spurt, so ordering a size bigger than they wear now might allow them to wear the shirts longer. This is just a suggestion based on their age and how students in the past have grown, but not a requirement, so please order what you feel most comfortable with.

Are you ready to party?

If you are interested in volunteering in your student’s classroom this year, please be sure you have your clearances submitted to the office by October 1. Also, be sure to fill out the class party google document that is linked below.

Class Party Volunteer List (google.com)

You can find more information about obtaining your security clearances on the district website or by following the link below.

Volunteer Clearances (nhsd.net)

Class parties are sponsored and run by parents. All parties will start at 2:15pm and end at 3:15pm. 

Halloween Party: October 29, 2021 

Winter Holiday Party: December 22, 2021 

Valentine’s Day Party: February 14, 2022 

At this time, we are unsure if volunteers will be allowed inside the school, but if/when they are permitted you will be contacted. If volunteers are not permitted inside the buildings, there will be communication about other ways volunteers can help. 

The Head Homeroom Parent (HHP) is responsible for coordinating classroom parties. This includes organizing volunteers, collecting funds or donations, creating the party agendas and communicating with the teacher. The HHP also coordinates group teacher gifts with parents, if desired, that are given by the class.

There will be a drawing at the general PTO meeting, October 6, 2021 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria, for HHP. If you are picked, please plan to stay for a brief meeting following the general meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting, you will be contacted via email. 

Fun Run 2021

Ready? Set? Go!

The Fun Run will kick off the 2021-2022 fundraising year Friday, September 24 (rain date Friday, October 1). Each student will have the opportunity to walk or run the track with their grade for 30 minutes.

The Fun Run is a very special Ross fundraiser because 100% of the money raised goes directly back into the school! Pledges can be collected per lap or as a flat rate. Each student will have their laps counted and their lap total will be sent home with them. Pledge sheets, with the funds raised, are due Friday, October 8.

Please be sure your child has a water bottle labeled with their name, a shirt on that closely represents their class color (list below), and sunscreen applied if desired. If your child’s school shirt no longer fits, please have them wear a shirt that is in the same color family as their previous PTO-provided shirt. If you don’t have a shirt in their class color, don’t stress, any shirt will do!

Shirt colors by grade:

  • Kindergarten- White (just for the Fun Run, not your permanent class color)
  • 1st- Bright Green (their school shirts from last year should still work)
  • 2nd- Periwinkle Blue
  • 3rd- Orange
  • 4th- Olive Green
  • 5th- Maroon

Let us know if you have any questions at RossPTOTeam@gmail.com.