Monday, August 18, 2014

On your mark ... get set ... GO!

The PTA wishes all you wonderful RFES faculty and staff a pleasant and productive first day back at school! 
As always, the PTA is here to support your efforts, and we're so impressed by your hard work!
Dates on the horizon:
8/20 - kindergarten parent meet and greet (RSVP to )
8/26 - sneak a peek at your seat (2:30 - 3:30)
8/27 - first day of school for students
9/2 - back to school night
* If you ordered your student's supplies through 1st Day, you can collect them at Sneek a Peek.
* We are changing vendors for spirit wear, so hold on to any orders and keep an eye out for updates here and on the PTA FB page.  We'll spread the word when it's time to order. :)
Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Calling all new kindergarten parents and first time RFES parents!

   Are you feeling overwhelmed by the unknown?  The PTA is here to help ease your fears AND your way into RFES!  If you received a special invitation postcard in the mail to attend a meet and greet on the 20th and would like to go,  please RSVP to the PTA presidents at  You can get a tour and have a chance to ask your questions in a much smaller group than you will have at sneek a peek. :)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dates for your back-to-school calendars!

So many big dates coming up this month!  Here's a lovely introduction to the school year, including staffing changes:

We are counting the days! :)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Kim Carter is RFES's Volunteer of the Year!

Kim Carter with Superintendent Dance and two RFES students
From Mrs. Fanshaw:
RFES Friends,
Today I had the privilege of attending the “Team BCPS Volunteer of the Year” Breakfast with our nominee, Kim Carter.  Kim’s commitment to RFES over the years are admirable. She is AMAZING!!  The time and energy she devotes to Tech Trek/Stepping Ahead and volunteering in classrooms is a big part of our school’s success, especially with technology.
From Mrs. Carter:
Thank you so much Missy for all the accolades and kudos!! 

RFES is an amazing school and I have loved every minute of Jack and Ryan being students there.  My first love touch was with Mrs. Hughey who made a deep and lasting impression on me as one of the kindest, loving and attentive teachers I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.  It only continued to get better every year after that.  RFES has exceeded my expectations in every way.  I am happy to be able to give back to a school that has given my family so much.  Looking forward to next year and all the opportunities to come that I can share my time and myself with such outstanding people!!

Warmest regards,

And thank you, Kim, from the PTA!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Dates for your Calendar!

LOOKING AHEAD Friday, June 13th Half Day (schools closing 3 hours early)

Monday, June 16th 5th Grade Farewell @ 9:30

Last day of School (Half Day: schools closing 3 hours early)
Friday, August 22nd Dumbarton Middle 6th grade Orientation @ 10:30-12:00

Tuesday, August 26th "Take-A-Peak-At-Your-Seat" @2:30-3:30

Wednesday, August 27th First Day of School (grades 1-5)

Wednesday, August 27th Kindergarten Gradual Entrance - oops!

Thursday, August 28th Kindergarten Gradual Entrance

Friday, August 29th First Full Day of Kindergarten

Tuesday, September 2nd RFES Volunteer Training: 6:30 Tuesday, September 2nd Back to School Night (K-5): 7:00

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Into The Woods tickets on sale!

Tickets for RFES drama club's play being held this weekend (May 30th & 31st at 7 PM) will be on sale Thursday, May 29th during school store (8:45-9:00) & after school (3:20-3:45). Checks may be made payable to RFES PTA or exact cash. Tickets are $5 each. We hope to see you there!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Career Day, Sports Day and Into the Woods!

Yes, Stepping Ahead is over, but there are still plenty of chances to get involved at RFES!  Here are some fun examples:
From Mrs. Rowland:
Career Day 2014
We are planning a Career Day for our school on the morning of Friday, May 16th from 9:30-10:45. Our purpose for the event is to share information on various career opportunities with our students.  We plan to have a variety of speakers talk to the students about their careers. 
From Ms. Celenza:
June 5, 2014 Grades 3, 4 and 5
8:45am -12pm
June 6, 2014 Grade K, 1, and 2
8:45am -12pm
The more volunteers the better our Sports Day event can be!
If interested visit the link below to sign up!
Any question please contact Mrs. Celenza at
From Mrs. Shapira:
Dear Parents -
We are under way with rehearsals for our production of "Into the Woods, " with performances to be held on Friday, may 30 and Saturday, May 31.  Several parents have already signed up to help out, but we still need more volunteers to help us in many areas - parent assistance at scheduled rehearsals, set design and construction, props, wardrobe, back stage crew, etc.  Please think about pitching in to help us get performance ready by dress rehearsal on May 29.  Below are links to sign up to help:
Play Departments - LEADS  and group participants -
If you have any questions regarding signing up to volunteer, please contact Catherine Batavick at
Thank you in advance for helping us make this experience happen for our RFES kids and community.
Best regards,
 Mrs. Shapira