Friday, September 30, 2016

October Movie Night

Our October Movie Night is fast approaching and we are very excited to know that a lot of families are planning to attend! The movie of choice- Zootopia and NO admission fee! The PTA is bringing back the big outdoor screen on October 14, at 6:30pm.  There will be popcorn, chips and candy, fresh fruit and hot drinks, so remember to bring some change with you.

As usual, we rely on our volunteers to carry out a successful event. We will need help to set up, cell drinks & snacks during the event and clean up at the end. 

Please sign up below if you are able to help. Thank you! 

Monday, September 26, 2016

What's Coming Up!

We had an amazing turnout at last week's PTA meeting!  It was so exciting to see so many of you taking the time to come hear all that news!  Thank you so much for the support.
On the horizon are two big events!  October 14th is RFES movie night and October 20th is Generations Day.  If you'd like to help out, check out the volunteer page to see what's available.  Make sure the dates are in your calendar or download a copy of the PTA's calendar for import into your system or device!
Tomorrow, 9/27, is the first of a series of parent workshops available this year.  The topics for this first session include an introduction to the new "maker space", explanation of BCPS' new grading and reporting policies and an information session about the STAT initiative and using BCPSOne. 
We had many reports of the success of PTA funded events, initiatives and activities, including descriptions of upcoming assemblies, some of the benefits of PTA membership, after school clubs and many other items the PTA funds with your contributions.  My favorite?  New dressers to house the clothes and undergarments the PTA purchases for when kids turn up at Ms. Shapira's office needing help.  My little ones have certainly benefitted from this under-the-radar service, one of many that the PTA provides. 310 families have already purchased memberships this year through our direct donation program, and if you haven't,  you can make your donation today right here!
Pinwheels for peace was adorable, as always!  If you want to see photos check out Ms. Fanshaw's twitter feed here. She got some awesome shots!
The spirit wear order arrived two weeks early!!  Look for your purchases in backpacks today!
Is there something you want to know about?  Feel free to email Hailey and Laura at .  As always, thank you so much for all the time and energy you give your school! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

First PTA meeting for 2016-2017 school year is tonight,  9/21/16, 6:30pm at the RFES library. 

Agenda includes reports from school administration, budget approval, upcoming events and open discussion time. All parents are welcome to attend and participate in the conversation. PTA membership is required for voting only.

Other scheduled PTA meetings:

Wednesday November 2, 2016
Wednesday January 18, 2017
Wednesday March 15, 2017
Tuesday May 16, 2017 (this is a PTA election meeting)

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Spirit sale is over ...

But you can order via web from the spirit store tab on our site, until Friday when the sale formally closes out.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Annual Spirit Sale ENDS FRIDAY!

Don't let the short week catch you by surprise!  This is the last chance to order spirit tees in this year's drive, so send in those forms today.  Every Friday is spirit day at RFES, with many special rallies and events throughout the year. Reminder order forms will come home this week, and you can also order online here.  If you have questions, feel free to email me at :)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Missing that paper?

You can find many of the PTA's documents HERE.  Do you know a document you'd like to see posted there?  Drop us a line at :)
Quick notes:
Would you like to import a copy of all the pta/rfes dates into your family schedule?  Instructions are here.
All spirit drive orders for the year are due next Friday, 9/9. 
Direct donation campaign payments are requested and buzz book forms are due by 9/9, too.
The Celebrity Scoop event is next Thursday 9/8 at Rita's on York at 3:45.
The Ice Cream Social is Friday, 9/16 at 5.