Announcements and Events

Gala 2020: A Space Odyssey
 
Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools are proud to present numerous community events throughout the year. This page serves as both a planning tool and as a consistent location for information regarding upcoming events. All information presented on this page has the most up-to-date content and information, so please check this page as a resource if you are unclear about any specific details regarding an event or initiative. 
 
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Please note the following dates regarding re-enrollment and contracts for the 2020-2021 school year:
 
January 15 - Contracts sent to non-financial aid families
January 28 - Contracts due by 5:00 p.m.
February 13 - Contracts sent to families seeking financial aid
February 28 - Contracts due by 5:00 p.m.

Join Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance families on Friday January 24th when students, faculty, and staff celebrate our school's cultural diversity. Share your family's heritage by preparing or purchasing a favorite dish to take part in our community lunch. This annual event is a favorite among our students as they enjoy sampling cuisines from around the world. Help us make this year's event great and send a dish to school with your child!

 

Lunch will be served at 11:30am.

 

Please make note of the following food delivery schedule:

  1. Non-perishable items can be dropped off at the flagpole between 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM on the day of the event.
  2. Perishable items must be delivered to the office between 10:00 AM -11:00 AM on the day of the event. 

Please note:

  • All food items need to be in disposable containers.
  • If you can't send your food in a disposable container, please label your dish. 
  • There will be no heating or refrigeration available. 
  • Don't forget to label your dishes (including gluten free, vegan, or if the dish has nuts). 

 

Click here to submit a dish

It is with great enthusiasm and sincere care for the well-being of our students that we have partnered with Sage Virtual Mental Health in creating an opportunity to learn more about their health and wellness. Our Director of Student Life, Christina Morse, along with our School Counselor Emilie Padua-Douglas, will inquire about student wellness through an online screening that will be taken by our upper school students on January 27 during the advisory period. Please take a look at our Parent Letter that will explain more information, review FAQs, and discuss parent consent. We hope you will discuss with your child the importance of participating honestly and transparently. If you would like more information, please contact Christina Morse at CMorse@RollingHillsPrep.org.  Thank you in advance for your participation.

 

Click here to access the parent letter

 

Click here to access the FAQ

We are intending to move the RHP football program forward in many ways in the coming season. We are looking to start this soon with a gathering of current and interested players and parents to hear about some of the exciting plans we are putting in place for the team.

 

The meeting has been scheduled at S.H.I.F.T. Gym on January 31, at 6pm.

The address is 131 Palos Verdes Blvd, Redondo Beach CA 90277, and parking is either in the parking structure in the rear of the building or in front on the road.

Thursday Feb 6th, 6 - 9pm: Come & celebrate our visual artists at the fINdings Art Gallery, next door to the Warner Grand Theatre on 6th Street in San Pedro. Some of their best work will be on display for the public to view. Much of the work will be on sale with proceeds benefitting a local women's project.

 

Every month, on the first Thursday, the downtown galleries stay open through the evening & offer local artists the chance to display their work. There'll be food trucks & live music along the way, or there's a great choice of restaurants on 6th & 7th streets to appeal to most tastes.

 

Memories of Home Flyer

 

Save the Date for the Huskies With Heart Backpack Initiative, which will be held on the morning of Saturday, March 21st at the school. This year we are working with the organization, Hope in a Suitcase which serves over 3,000 Los Angeles children entering foster care.

 

Starting now during the holiday season, and all the way until the event,  we will be collecting the following NEW items to fill NEW backpacks that will go to middle and high school age children currently in the foster care system:

  • For all items, NO BLUE OR RED COLORS
  • New backpacks
  • New T-shirts- cool stylish shirts for both boys and girls
  • New athletic shorts for both boys and girls
  • New fleece blankets
  • New socks
  • New boxes of colored pencils
  • New journals with no wires or lines to use for journaling and art. 

 

This year, they are requesting QUALITY over QUANTITY, and would rather receive only 100 backpacks filled with quality items than 300 of things the kids won’t want to use.  Remember, middle and high school-age children in Foster Care are just as (perhaps more) particular as our own children.  Please pick up items that our own kids would want to wear.  Stores like Target, H & M, Forever 21, Ross, and Old Navy have stylish lower cost items to choose from. 

 

Please use the above list as a guideline.  Per the instructions from Hope in a Suitcase, only items from the above categories will be accepted for donation. HOWEVER, you do not need to limit your shopping to the stores listed and/or links below.  With the holidays and the end of the year sales taking place, there will be many good retail deals available that will allow for the purchase of these items at a significant discount from a variety of retail locations.

 

Below are some online wish lists we created on Amazon and Target for you to purchase, and all the items will be shipped directly to Debbie’s house to store for the event:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/PO3KVQYA77UM?ref_=wl_share

 

https://www.target.com/gift-registry/giftgiver?registryId=a83f975c139e4dbb969a105aaa5e2400&lnk=registry_custom_url

 

 *Please note the combo packs may have blue and red backpacks within the provided assortment. That being said, the cost savings on the bulk purchase still makes this one of our best options.  We will assess the shipments as they come in. Should a shipment be predominantly red and/or blue, we may wish to return it. We are happy to help with the return and replacement.

 

Any items that you purchase on your own can be brought to the school after the holidays to put in designated bins for collection in front of the Admin Bldg. and the ART.  If you have any contacts of organizations that would want to donate in bulk, please reach out to Debbie Goldberg, our event chair at dlagoldberg@mac.com.  

 

Thank you so much for your participation in this event.  More emails will come in the coming months on how you can do more to volunteer for this event.

If you are interested in taking summer courses or programs offered by our faculty or partnering organizations, please go to our Summer Opportunities web page and fill out an inquiry form for the associated program of interest. We are currently taking information for interested families in order to properly staff and schedule courses for the summer. Classes may require a student minimum to be offered, so we ask that you fill out inquiry forms for any programs that may interest you. Please note: filling out an inquiry form does not obligate enrollment in the final program if it is offered.
 
 

It is our pleasure as a school to recognize high achieving students named in the attached lists. These honor rolls include students from Upper School, Middle School, RHP, and Renaissance School. Please click the link below to access the Head of School Honor Rolls for trimester I.

 

Click here for the Trimester I Head of School Honor Rolls

Our sailing team is always open to new sailors! It is a chance to get out on the water, learn or improve sailing skills and participate in regattas (races) up and down the California coast. The team practices on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, with a van leaving school after class to King Harbor Yacht Club. Anyone, experienced or not, is encouraged to join. Contact Debbie Murad, Team Parent, at dmuradmsw@aol.com or (310) 953-5169.