R. Roger Rowe School students show true spirit of holidays

The R. Roger Rowe School was busy throughout the holiday season with their Acts of Kindness initiatives. Their wish this holiday season was to ignite a chain reaction for others in the community and surrounding schools to follow them as they plant the seeds for compassion and kindness in the minds and hearts of others.


On Dec. 6, the kindergarten classes showed their appreciation by making delicious smoothies and thank you cards for the schools non-teaching staff.

First grade

First-grade classes made wonderful craft containers and filled them with yummy treats for the seniors at the Atria Senior Center.

Second grade

Second-graders collected money in their classrooms and donated the money to the Helen Woodward Animal Center. A representative from Helen Woodward visited the classes and was presented with the donations. In addition, Mrs. Alexander’s class made cozy dog beds to bring to a local humane society.

Third grade

Mrs. Carrington’s class made homemade picture frames to give to active military personnel for the holidays.

Mrs. Bacon’s students did a wonderful job making dog pull toys which were donated to Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. The children who knew how to braid helped their classmates learn a new skill. Kindness was in the air! Also, the class made cards and assembled packages for young active military service men and women.

Mrs. Maud’s class sponsored candy gram sales. Candy grams were sold for $1 and delivered with a candy cane to students on Wednesday, Dec. 19. A total of $441 was raised from candy gram sales in October and December.

On Sunday, Dec. 16, Mrs. Maud’s class also had several students meet at Target to purchase toys, games, and books for the children going through cancer treatment at Rady Children’s Hospital. The toys were delivered to Rady Children’s Hospital on that same day.

Fifth grade

During the last week before break, the fifth-graders were busy “knitting” warm scarves for the foster children at New Alternatives. They presented the scarves to a representative that visited the school and talked to them about the program.

Sixth grade

Sixth-graders were very busy making fleece blankets for the orphans in Mexico just in time for the cold weather. Rancho Santa Fe Rotary will be delivering the blankets to the children.

Sixth-graders also wrapped up their collections for malaria nets for a village in Indonesia. By doing chores and recycling, they collected over $1120 to buy 112 nets.

Middle School Monarch School Holiday Drive

Many gifts and gift cards were donated by the families at RSF School for the children impacted by homelessness at the Monarch School.

RSF Kids Korps Members

Several children demonstrated their strong musical talents at a holiday concert performance for the elderly at the Atria Senior Center. More than 30 seniors sat and watched as children played piano, saxophone, clarinet, and musical carols! Afterwards each child held hands with every senior and wished them Happy Holidays. Smiles were everywhere! If interested in joining Kids Korps, visit (

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