Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ice Cream Social needs YOU, and other announcements. :)

Sign up to scoop and serve HERE. We really need the assistance.  Also, while current students are free, all other ice cream lovers will need tickets, and those may NOT be purchased at the door.  Send in your request ASAP if you still need ice cream tickets.  Cake walk tickets are sold out.

Today is the last day for spirit purchases.  Get your tees HERE!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Volunteers requested - PTA needs help with ice cream social!

Hello! We were in need of a number of volunteers for this event. This is an exciting night for the RFES community to come together to celebrate the start of the 2017-2018 school year. It is a night where families bring a picnic dinner and enjoy fun music, ice cream and have an opportunity to meet your student's new classmates and their parents. The teachers provide an exciting Cake Walk and DO NOT need parent volunteers. However, you do need to accompany your child to that portion of the event, which is in the gymnasium. We hope you can join us for this memorable evening.

Sign up HERE.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Welcome Back!

Spirit Wear Sale is on, Buzz Book Moves Online, Direct Donation saves us all time and money!

The school year has officially begun and there are some big things underway already!  Every Friday is spirit day at RFES, with a big spirit event monthly, and the annual spirit sale is happening now.  Find the tees and sweatshirts HERE or fill out and return the order form that came home in the red folder. This sale is happening once this year and ends 9/19, so send the orders in today. 

The school directory has moved online as a step toward greater convenience and less paper use!  It will be a huge success if we get nearly 100% participation.  This is a great, private way to identify your child's classmates for arranging playdates and parties, so register today here: join.myschoolanywhere.com!

The PTA decided some years ago to use a direct donation model of financing all the enrichment activities your child enjoys at school.  These include assemblies, educational supplies and field trips, the school store, the red folders, the parties and social events all year long and many other things - many of which might make you say "I didn't know the PTA paid for that!" 

The direct donation means you write one check to the PTA, and it funds all these enrichments all year long.  It also means you do NOT have to sell gift wrap or handbags to all your friends and neighbors to try to raise money, or deal with endless requests to purchase items or give money donations.  It is clean and simple, and works because of you and your one-time-annually donation.  Click HERE to give this year and know you did your part to support the amazing educational environment at RFES!

Thank you for all you do as members of our amazing community school and best wishes for a wonderful year!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Ramping Up For '17-'18!

Your PTA is hard at work making plans for a smooth transition back to school!  Check out the downloadable & importable live calendar here, our new online school directory here, and if you didn't read/receive the letter from school that came last week, here's a nice summary, including details about back to school activities and events.  More on all that soon!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Context on School Supply Company

Here's a quick background on why I like 1st Day over the many other supply kit makers. As our Board will tell you, this is a very competitive industry, but only 1st Day is hiring individuals with disabilities as a part of their mission. That is near and dear to my heart. Here's the blurb they prepared about that commitment:

Before the weekend arrives, don’t forget to take just a minute and order your child’s back to school supply kit from 1st Day School Supplies! With... just a few clicks of your mouse, you can be done with next year’s back to school shopping before your summer officially begins! 
Have you ever wondered just who is making your child’s kit? 1st Day School Supplies is a family owned company taking great pride in not only the products and service they provide, but hiring a very special group of associates! We’d love to share a little bit about the 1st Day School Supplies team with you right now! The team is made up of a who's who of college students. Some of them will go on to become doctors, lawyers, accountants, entrepreneurs and engineers. They are involved in a range of activities including sports, music, and community service.

Associates have achieved many great accomplishments including: pitching a perfect game and winning two Division I national titles in wrestling as well as a NAIA championship team member in basketball. Among our associates we have a national qualifier and an All-American, debate champions, multi-state wrestling titles, and even a rifle state champion. On top of that academically we have one associate who scored a perfect 36 on his ACT. Six of our summer associates are carrying a perfect 4.0.

Working alongside the team of college students is a team of individuals with disabilities. Team members with disabilities help breakdown and prepare supplies that will be kitted. This incredible group of dedicated people are the best in the world at what they do! Many of them compete in Special Olympics. This year, several of our associates played on the state championship softball team and one of the associates placed 2nd in the state in Bocce Ball, while several others competed in volleyball, softball and power lifting!    

Now we’ve given you a little glimpse of the heart and soul of 1st Day School Supplies! So, what are you waiting for? Click the link below and order your kit now!!!