Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Generations Day is Thursday

Here are some details for you:

There are two sessions on Thursday morning.  1st, 2nd and 4th grade classes are open to guests from 9 to 10. Guests may arrive as early as 8:30 for this first session.

The second session is from 10:10 to 11:10 and covers kindergarten, 3rd and 5th grades.  Guests attending only the second session may arrive around 9:30.

There will be opportunities to get family photos during both sessions.

There will be helpers to guide our guests and refreshments available for them in the cafeteria.

There is still time to volunteer!  Check out the opportunities on the site, under the "for volunteers" tab.

Enjoy!  This is a great day for everyone!

Friday, October 14, 2016

We Need Generations Day Help!

We are in need of help on Generations Day, Thursday, October 20. This yearly event is very well-attended by grandparents and special guests, therefore we need many helpers to offer assistance.

Please visit this sign-up if you can offer some of your precious time for the day. We really need help with the Hospitality portion of the day, where we set up and manage the food and beverages for two the morning shifts. We also need help cleaning up the food and beverages at the conclusion of the day.

Thank you!

Monday, October 10, 2016

October newsletter is available!

Find it here!
Also coming up:
School store opens tomorrow!  4th grade volunteers report at 8:35.
Movie night is Friday at 6:30
Generations Day is October 20th
Want to help out at one of these events?  Sign up here!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Big events in the next few weeks!

The PTA is coordinating several big happenings in October!
First, the school store opens on October 11th.  Grades have different shopping days.  More details soon!
Second, Movie Night is October 14th and we are still looking for a few volunteers. You can sign up here. 
Third, Generations Day is October 20th. Guess what?  We still need some volunteers!  Email katyannis@gmail.com after looking at the list of jobs here. 
Also happening: adorable Halloween Parade on 10/31 - what a way to kick off a Monday!  If you can make it, you really should.  It is really something to see! 
And the first wave of field trip permission slips came across my dining room table this week.  Did you know that the PTA will spend nearly $9000 on fieldtrips and another $4000 on in-school assemblies this year?  These exciting and enriching activities give students a depth of experience they can't get in the classroom ... but they only happen because of YOUR support!  Thank you for your contributions to the PTA - your support makes this a wonderful school.

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 rfesptapresident@gmail.com .  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