Thursday, May 21, 2015

Quick Update!

From our PTA President:

At last night's (That was Tuesday night's - I am a slow poster!) spring concert, an election for the 2015-2016 PTA Board Members took place. The election results are as follows:

Rebecca White

Karen Rodriguez
Vice President

Hailey Harvey

Leanne Dickens

On behalf of all the board members, we look forward to serving the students, parents, teachers and staff of Rodgers Forge Elementary School in the upcoming school year.

Thank you to our committed volunteers, past and present!  You and your time and effort help make our community school the success that it is! :)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lots Going On!

Springtime always fills we with happiness.  And OVERWHELM! But that's probably just me. ;) However, if you would like to take advantage of some of the time-savers the PTA has put in place for you, here you go:


This makes me laugh, because it's kinda true.  Buy next year's supplies here in three minutes, tops.  Pick them up at the sneek a peek in August.  Nothing to it!  Cut off for ordering is 6/30, though.

Also, our new spirit wear vendor is online and ready, so if you want some cool new RFES-logo shorts or tees, check it out: use promo code K9mwCE9u for $10 off, and always get a free tee with any $85 order.



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Stepping Ahead Silent Auction Pre-View!

The sponsorship continues!  Today our generous sponsor is Whitetail Resort who has donated (2) Learn To Ski or Snowboard Packages!! 
Here is a description from their team:
This package limits you to our beginner terrain. It limits you to the First Class Magic Carpet, Lift-Off Quad and U-Me Double lifts. The package does include the lift ticket; rental skis, poles and boots or snowboard and boots; and a level one class lesson.
I think daydreaming about skiing will get me through a lot of hot, August days! :)  Read more about the resort at
The silent auction will take place during the Stepping Ahead walkathon at the Loyola Blakesfield track, 5/31.  Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Week Activities

The teachers at RFES make it something special - we all know they are an amazing team! The PTA will hold the following activities next week to show our support for the people who work so hard educating our kids! 
Monday - Appreciation gifts for our fantastic teachers
Tuesday - Smoothies for all!
Wednesday - Breakfast in the teachers' lounge
Thursday - It's a SURPRISE!
Friday - Catered lunch in the library
Thank you all for your hard work and dedication, from the RFES PTA. :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Today's Stepping Ahead Silent Auction Preview: Two lovely donations!!

Today's Stepping Ahead Silent Auction Preview: Two lovely donations!!
First, we have a new Loyola University lacrosse helmet, goes for about $200-225. This is a new design, the same as the helmets that the team is wearing this season!


Photo session with local Towson photographer, Cara Walen. This is a $400 session which includes session, proofs and USB drive with your photos.

So Cool!  #rfessteppingahead2015

Also, our new spirit wear shop is open, and our school supply kits are ready for ordering for Fall!  See our homepage for links:

Monday, April 27, 2015

Basignani Winery donates to RFES Stepping Ahead silent auction!

The parade of amazing donations for our Stepping Ahead silent auction (5/31, if you haven't marked it down yet!) continues! Thank you so much to our generous sponsor for the day: Basignani Winery! They are giving you an opportunity to bid on not just a tasting, but an entire tasting party! Below is from their website.
Established in 1986, Basignani Winery Ltd. uses traditional cellar methods and the wines, which are estate grown and bottled, are classically styled and produ...ced.
Our main vineyard is next to the winery tasting room in Sparks and is about 8 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Seyval, Burdin, and Villard. The Seyval, Burdin and Villard make up the Elena blend
The certificate entitles ten (10) people to a wine & cheese pairing at Basignani Winery. The lucky people who win this voucher will learn the history of the Basignani Winery, how wine is made first in the vineyard and then in the bottle. They will then be guided through 4 of our recommended wine & cheese pairings, as well as 4 wine choices of your own.
Pretty amazing, right?! Thank you to Basignani for this very generous gift! #rfessteppingahead2015
In other news, the school supply kits for next year are updated and flyers will be coming home to remind you to order this spring, before 6/30. Look for RFES at!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Stepping Ahead Silent Auction Pre-View and so much more!

Reading the description of the Four Seasons Brunch for Two donation makes my mouth water!!  Thank you to our generous sponsors! #rfessteppingahead2015
Located in Baltimore’s Harbor East inside Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, Wit & Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina offers comfort food with a contemporary Eastern Seaboard twist.

Enjoy Wit & Wisdom’s artisan-inspired, interactive Sunday Brunch Buffet featuring live music, a carving station featuring one meat and one fish entrĂ©e, make-your-own omelet station, raw bar and more delicious new items that combine the best of breakfast and lunch at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore.The action stations indulge the palate, and highlight seasonal favorites from some of the region’s most celebrated purveyors, such as braised Catoctin Mountain Farm pork shoulder and roasted Mossy Creek Farm prime rib along with sea-to-table dishes such as benne seed–crusted albacore tuna and roasted Atlantic salmon. A selection of brunch classics including belgian waffles and buttermilk pancakes, biscuits and gravy, baked eggs florentine, fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits are also available. Enjoy your favorite picks from the bay at the tavern’s impressive raw bar featuring a bounteous array of shellfish with a fresh selection of local flavors including Old Bay–poached shrimp and Chesapeake oysters on the half shell topped with a Champagne mignonette. Executive Pastry Chef Dyan Ng adds her sweet yet savory touch to the brunch menu with several mouthwatering desserts including a vanilla rice pudding, bread pudding, seasonal cobbler and a variety of classic French pastries. Fit for a family, pint-sized patrons can enjoy a special kids bar featuring childhood favorites including mac ‘n’ cheese, PB&J, and chicken tenders. 
Did you know that every Friday is Spirit Day at RFES?  Need spirit wear?  Get it here: AND save $10 with code K9mwCE9u!!

And do next year's school supply shopping in 30 seconds with our partner: