Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Stepping Ahead Silent Auction Camp Pre-View!

 Today's camp was generously donated by:
Mast Tennis Academy                        www.masttennisacademy.com
This is a co-ed camp where all skill levels are welcome.  Camps are held at Garrison Forest School and College of Notre Dame.  Ages 4-16
And there is a PTA meeting in about an hour (6:30 3/31) at the school - see you there! :)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Stepping Ahead Silent Auction Pre-view and Notes

First, we have a super-fun volunteer opportunity!  Really, the kids get SO excited about this equipment! :
Ms. Celenza is in search of a few good volunteers! In Physical Education class, the students are exploring movement through the use of the Movement Education Equipment (formally known as Whittle). While exploring the equipment by traveling over, under and through it at high, low and medium levels some students feel anxious. In order to assist students in overcoming this fear, Ms. Celenza is looking for parent volunteers to help spot the students as they travel the equipment. VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE HAD THE VOLUNTEERING TRAINING.
These are the dates that MEE will be up and running….
Our monthly meeting is this Tuesday, 3/31  at 6:30.  Come on out to RFES and participate!

And today's camp preview is :

The Painting Workshop         http://www.thepaintingworkshop.com

The Painting Workshop offers a summer camp for kids age 5-10.  In the morning, painting and drawing projects include e-tempura paint on paper and painting on canvas.  In the afternoon, children create clay and paper mache crafts, and go outside for activities and games.

 I need this for ME - I have all the supplies at home but no idea what to do with them. :)  These camps are a huge prize to win, as anyone knows who has begun looking for summer activities, so tell your friends about Stepping Ahead and mark the date on your calendar - 5/31! 

Friday, March 27, 2015

News and Notes!

So much news!!  First the awesome stuff: 

Stepping Ahead Silent Auction Preview # 4

Towson University Youth Football Camp                  www.regonline.com/towsoncamps

This camp gives boys ages 6-13 the opportunity to develop skills on the athletic fields of Towson University.  Lunch will be provided daily.


And then the other stuff:

We're very close to having a new vendor for spirit wear.  It's more expensive than a one-time drive, but you get massive variety and can buy what you want when you want!  Stay tuned for details next week.

There is an open PTA meeting at RFES 3/31 at 6:30 and all are welcome. Mark your calendars!

And last, a flyer is coming home for your family to participate in RFES Night at the Yard - a PTA sponsored ballgame outing 5/17!  Come watch the O's trounce the Angles and support the PTA at the same time!  $10 tickets and game time is 1:35.

Have a great weekend! :)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Stepping Ahead Silent Auction Pre-View # 3!

Steve Krulevitz’s Summer Tennis Camp www.krulevitztennis.com
Steve Krulevitz leads boys and girls ages 5-16, in skill development and the fundamentals of the game. All abilities welcome. Located at Gilman School.
It doesn't get better than free pro tennis camp just blocks away!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stepping Ahead Silent Auction Preview # 2 - Downtown Sailing Center Summer Camp

Downtown Sailing Center Summer Camp        http://www.downtownsailing.org.  
The DSC has generously offered to donate a space in their summer camp session!  Here is a brief description:

The Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) began offering youth sailing programs in 1990 to make sailing available and convenient to all Baltimore-area children. Sailing is an exhilarating way for children to develop teamwork skills, improve concentration, and become more self-confident. Most importantly, our camp focuses on the FUN your child wants while providing the SAFE environment you look for as a parent.
That sounds amazing!  I am bidding on it 5/31 at Stepping Ahead!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Stepping Ahead Silent Auction Camp Previews!

The Stepping Ahead committee has been hard at work collecting some amazing donations to auction off at our big fundraiser 5/31!! There are so many, and they are so great, that instead of dumping them all on you at once as a big list, I am going to spend some time each day or two sharing the in-depth details with you! The bidding will be only by silent auction at the event, so mark your calendars early!!

Stepping Ahead Auction Pre-View day #1!!

Egan School of Irish Dance sponsored by the Egan School of Irish Dance!

Irish Dance Camp offers young dancers (children must be at least 5 years old) an opportunity to learn basic footwork and movements as well as some Irish culture.  Current students will enjoy this camp also because, in addition to reviewing their steps, they will learn new material, including group dances that they do not learn during weekly classes. 

How amazing is this offer?  Look for yourself:  (caution - video autoplays sprightly jig!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywXVQQgHWu0  and read about it in the Sun: http://tinyurl.com/n9xssn7  Just lovely!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

RFES is Stepping Ahead to NEW HEIGHTS!

We will be holding our annual fundraiser “Stepping Ahead” again on May 31st 2015. This year, funds will be designated for physical education and technology, specifically a new rock climbing wall and gymnastics equipment.  We will also be purchasing a fully-integrated sound system.

Here’s how it works:
Students who have been given permission will solicit donations sponsoring their “stepping ahead” around the track at a walk-a-thon, this year to be held at Loyola Blakefield High School. Students are encouraged to collect their donations from family, friends and neighbors but not “door-to-door” to homes of people they do not know. Many parents take their envelopes to work.
There are a number of incentives to encourage students’ fundraising efforts. There is a silent auction with a wonderful selection of items up for bid. Teachers offer lunches, trips to the ice cream parlor, and other exciting experiences during the auction. Each grade collects money and items for theme baskets. Some families build their own prize packages (sometimes with another family.) Parents who own businesses offer services and products. Celebrities contribute memorabilia and other items. Up for bid are packages for tickets to all kinds of activities. It’s fun to see all the things available for the auction. The silent auction will run most of the afternoon. There will be a food/drinks and a DJ providing music to keep “steppers” movin’ and groovin’.
This fundraiser is a throwback to the community fairs that small towns enjoyed in years past. It is heartwarming to see the entire school community working to support something that benefits all the children. Students talk about it for long after the actual “Stepping” day. They are proud to share how many times they were able to go around the track. Parents have an opportunity to chat, bring a picnic lunch, walk with their students or push strollers.
This year this great event will be held at:

Loyoyla Blakefield
500 Chestnut Avenue
Towson, MD 21204

The registration is from 12:00 - 2:00
Walkathon and Silent Auction 1:00 - 4:00
Keep an eye on this page, or our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/rodgersforgepta for updates!