Trees!

On Monday May 21st, the Kindergarten classes with support from the PTA and RI Tree Council, planted our ceremonial tree. This tree is the first (we hope!) of many trees that will help improve our outdoor space. To make sure that this tree survives we are asking for volunteers to help water the tree throughout the end of the school year and in the summer. Below you will find a sign-up genius link. The tree needs to be watered every Monday and Friday unless there is significant rainfall. Specific instructions are on the sign-up page. We would appreciate your help in keeping this tree alive and growing!

Tree Watering Sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b054fa5ae2fa4fe3-volunteers

 

Additionally, our next Playground Committee meeting is on Monday June 11th at 6:30pm at the Bean Barn on Tiogue Ave. We are currently working on plans to utilize the money raised at the Chase the Rainbow Color Run Event. We would welcome your help and input. We would especially appreciate help from anyone with a landscape/design background.

Thank You!

IMG_0852The Hopkins Hill PTA wants to say THANK YOU.  Thank you to the participants who braved the unpredictable weather. Thank you to the businesses who sponsored our event and donated raffle items. Thank you to the local media who publicized our event. Thank you to the volunteers who threw color and checked people in. (We had the most we have ever had at any PTA event!). Thank you to our DJ who donated his time and services.  And thank you to the playground committee who worked long and hard to put everything together.

The PTA will meet soon to debrief and plan how to move forward with the funds raised. We already have some great ideas. Be on the lookout for an announcement during the month of May.

A Chase the Rainbow participant shared this photo (above). Our first start time was 8:30am and just after the the runners began, we got an actual rainbow. Pretty Cool!

PS- If you have any pictures from the event you would be willing to share, please email them!

Chase the Rainbow is STILL on!

It is now 6:10am on April 29, 2018. As of this time, Chase the Rainbow is still on. We realize that the weather shows light misty rain for some of the morning. We plan to do our best to work with, around, in-between the rain. We’ve got a great event planned and we can’t wait to share it with you; we just wish mother nature was being a it more cooperative. Please check back here or our FB page for any further updates. See you soon!

Just a Few More Days

until the big event! You can still register or donate:      donate

Chase the Rainbow Color Run/Walk will start promptly at assigned times (8:30, 9:30, & 10:30). Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in and get your t-shirt. Also please check our Facebook page and website for day-of weather related announcements.

You can also just come & check out the raffle baskets. Raffle ticket prices are $1 per ticket or 6 for $5. We have tons of great raffle items: gift cards from Borrelli’s, Fat Belly’s, Rock Spot Climbing, Cellucci Martial Arts, Bounce U, Envious Swim, PawSox tickets, Trinity Rep tickets, Mystic Aquarium passes, and a RISD Art Museum membership. We’ve got coffee baskets, an art basket, game baskets, and some special items from some of the Hopkins Hill Staff. Come check it out!

1 Week!

We are 1 week out from Chase the Rainbow Color Run/Walk. It’s not too late to register. You can also just come and check out the raffle baskets. Raffle ticket prices are $1 per ticket or 6 for $5. We have tons of great raffle items: gift cards from Borrelli’s, Fat Belly’s, Rock Spot Climbing, Cellucci Martial Arts, Bounce U, Envious Swim, PawSox tickets, Trinity Rep tickets, Mystic Aquarium passes, and a RISD Art Museum membership. We’ve got coffee baskets, an art basket, game baskets, and some special items from some of the Hopkins Hill Staff. Come check it out! IMG_20180413_095012

It’s Time to Register!

We are about a month out from the run/walk. Now is the time to register! Cost is $15 per person and includes a t-shirt and snack as long as you register by April 10th.

Upgrading the outdoor space at Hopkins Hill will directly affect the almost 400 students at the school as well as the neighboring families who also use the space. Even if you can’t make the event, you can still donate: donateWe also want to say thank you to R & M Electric and the Yeadon Family for their sponsorship support!  Additionally Chase the Rainbow was featured on Coventry Patch. Check it out!r m electric