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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Join the Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools Student Life team on February 26 at 6:00 PM for an evening with Jonathan Mooney, author of Normal Sucks and The Short Bus. He will be discussing his book and personal experiences in addition to the subjects of learning differences and neurodiversity. This event is presented in partnership with South Bay Families Connected.

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. The exhibit is open by appointment throughout the month of February.


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:


 *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  


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.
REACH Elementary is hosting a camp this summer for children 6-13. The camp will focus on a variety of themes and activities, ranging from STEAM to remediation for reading, writing, and math. The camp will take place from June 22, 2020 through July 24, 2020 and the application deadline is May 1, 2020. Academic programming takes place from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM and daily fun and enrichment programs run from 12:30 AM - 2:30 PM. 
You can learn more by contacting REACH at (424) 388-0312 or you can visit their website at
In collaboration with the Parent Association, the Social Emotional Wellness Committee and Student Life, the Parent Book Club will meet again on Tuesday, March 31 in two locations. Please see the Parent Book Club flyer for details and more information.