Monday, November 10, 2014

Second week of Greens and Spirit Wear sales!

Just a quick note tonight to say that if you haven't returned your order forms for holiday greens or spirit wear, there are less than ten days left to get them in.  So don't delay!  Fill out those forms, write those checks, put them in the red folders and cross them off your to-do list!  Your friendly PTA volunteers will do all the rest for you. ;) 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Holiday Greens Sale & Spirit Wear Sale!

Hey everyone!  By now you should have received an order form for RFES spirit wear.  The sale goes until 11/20, so don't wait too long to send the forms back in.  Also, the PTA is beginning the annual greens sale.  Order forms for that will go out in the red folders later this week.  You can also print out and return THIS form, if that's easier. :)

Have a great week!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Spirit wear drive active from today until 11/20!

Good morning!  Our new vendor sent signs, order forms and samples this week!  The clothing samples are on display in the front hallway across from the office, the order forms should come home by Monday at the latest, and if you have questions feel free to ask on the PTA's FB page or email me at  We're offering two colors and styles of sweatshirt along with short- and long- sleeved tees, and sweatpants.  They look great and the kids who saw us hanging signs and setting up were really excited!    Here's the company we are using if you want to see their products and can't get into the school.  And I have a PDF order form so you can just print and deliver to school with your check.  Spirit days at RFES are every Friday!

Also remember that tomorrow is the HALLOWEEN PARADE!  The kids assemble on the rear hard courts right around 9 or so, then parade up to Stevenson and around Old Trail, Heathfield and then down Dumbarton.  It's very cute.  Dismissal tomorrow is at 12:30.

See you around! :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I Need Your Input!

I am conducting some very scientific polling over on the PTA's FB page.  If you haven't liked it already, here's where to find it:  I would love to know what you think about today's topic! :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

The PTA Presents...

I received this message from Mrs. Rowland and several of my kids' teachers:

This morning our students enjoyed an assembly by Skher Brown and his dance troupe, The Dancing Warriors.  They taught the students about the  Capoeira Angola dance form.  This type of native dance originated in Salvador, Brazil.   Our boys and girls enjoyed learning the meaning behind the acrobatic choreography and accompanying musical instruments.  Some of our students were fortunate enough to learn parts of the dance and actually “give it a try” on stage!   A special “thank you” to our PTA for providing the funding for today’s assembly!!

I know my children enjoyed it and I hope yours did too!  This is but one of many events the PTA pays for with the dollars donated through the direct donation campaign.  Join the PTA today

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall After-School Club sign up - DUE ASAP

Note the quick turnaround on this - fill it out TODAY if your child may be interested in joining one of these clubs! And tell your friends. Also, Katy Annis is still looking for volunteers for Generations Day on Thursday, the walking school bus is open and needs "drivers", and the school store is open for business!


Is your child interested in joining a before or after school club? Below are links to interest forms for all fall clubs. Indicating interest does not guarantee a spot. Club interest surveys are open through Thursday, October 16.

Students and families will be notified on Friday, October 17 if they were selected for a club. If selected, you will receive a permission slip with additional information about the club.

Helpful things to note:

* Students are selected at random using an online random number generator.

* Because your child may only participate in one club at a time, please feel free to express interest in as many clubs as you'd like.

* For each club in which you express interest, please include the preference of this selection (that way if your child is randomly chosen for two clubs, I can be sure s/he receives the more preferred selection).

Fall Art Club with Ms. Kotapish -- grades 3-5 (

Fall Book Club with Ms. Barry -- grades 4-5 (

Fall Chess Club -- grades 3-5 (

Fall Chorus Club with Ms. Tierney -- grades 3-5 (

Fall Gym Club with Ms. Celenza -- grades 3-5 (

Fall Lego Club -- grades K-5 (

Fall Running Club -- grades 3-5 (

Anticipated Spring Clubs at RFES include:

* Art Club with Ms. Kotapish (grades 1-3)

* Book Club with Ms. Barry (grades 1-3)

* Craft Club (grades TBD)

* Gym Club with Ms. Celenza (grades 1-2)

* Lego Club (grades K-5)

* Science/Nature Club (grades TBD)

* Running Club (grades 3-5)

If you have questions or concerns about Fall Clubs, would like to volunteer, or if you have an idea for a club not listed above, please feel free to email Karen Rodriguez:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Generations Day and the School Store

Katy Annis is busy coordinating the details for Generations Day, October 16th from 8:45 to 11:30. This is always a huge hit with the children and if you'd like to help out, Katy needs volunteers for several tasks!  Even if you are available only part of the time, that's enough to be of assistance.  Give her a shout at with your availability.

Carolyn Rayburn and Cassie Santiago are also hard at work helping the students running the school store!  If your child wants to pick up some fun trinkets, the shopping days are on Tuesdays (for K, 2 and 4) and Thursdays (for 1, 3 and 5) from 8:45 - 9:00am. I can tell you we have seen a dramatic increase in adorable erasers at our house since they opened for business!

As always, thank you so much to all our volunteers!  Keep up the great work! :)