Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy first day of school!

Wishing all your students a wonderful first day from the PTA!

As a special treat, the PTA provided all kindergarten students with a free spirit wear tee-shirt and bumper sticker! 

Have a new student who's not a kindergartener?  Need some spirit wear quick?  While we're in the midst of changing tee-shirt vendors, we have a few more of these to distribute.  Email the PTA at rfesptapresident@gmail.com with your request.  RFES celebrates our school spirit every Friday, by wearing the school colors red and white.

Looking ahead:
8/29 - Boo-Hoo Breakfast - outside Kindergarten doors, 8:45 am (even if you are doing a happy dance of joy to have school back in session, swing by and say "Hi" to your new PTA presidents anyhow!)
9/2 - Back to School night, 6:30
9/9 - 1:1 Parent info night (regarding the Lighthouse Technology Initiative) 7 pm
9/19 - Ice cream social 5 pm

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Let's Generate Some Buzz Book Buzz!

Hi Folks!

   A blizzard of papers is coming your way, and one of them is a form that will come home for you to submit if you want to be included in the Buzz Book.  This is a publication of the PTA, and includes contact information for every family who wishes to be included. Parents new to RFES may not know why this is important so here are some reasons it is:

  • The class lists are so helpful for you when planning parties and events. 

  • The contact info is a MUST for early-on playdates when kindergarteners don't know names yet.

  • The addresses are a great resource when writing thank you notes/sending pen pal letters.

  • The phone numbers are life-saving when you are running late to pick-up.

  • The sibling/parent cross referencing is awesome for resolving that situation where I've been chatting with the same awesome parent at pick up twice a day for two months ... and can NOT remember her name. ;)
Surely I am not the only one?
 

SO, be on the lookout for those forms and when they come home, fill them out and send them back in!  The due date is 9/12 with an anticipated distribution date of 10/20. 


Upcoming dates at RFES:

8/26 - Sneak-a-Peek from 2:30 to 3:30, 1st Day School Supply order pick-up
8/29 - Boo-Hoo Breakfast - outside Kindergarten doors, 8:45 am (even if you are doing a happy dance of joy to have school back in session, swing by and say "Hi" to your new PTA presidents anyhow!)
9/2 - Back to School night, 6:30
9/9 - 1:1 Parent info night (regarding the Lighthouse Technology Initiative) 7 pm
9/19 - Ice cream social 5 pm

Monday, August 18, 2014

On your mark ... get set ... GO!

The PTA wishes all you wonderful RFES faculty and staff a pleasant and productive first day back at school! 
 
As always, the PTA is here to support your efforts, and we're so impressed by your hard work!
 
 
Dates on the horizon:
 
8/20 - kindergarten parent meet and greet (RSVP to rfesptapresident@gmail.com )
8/26 - sneak a peek at your seat (2:30 - 3:30)
8/27 - first day of school for students
9/2 - back to school night
 
* If you ordered your student's supplies through 1st Day, you can collect them at Sneek a Peek.
* We are changing vendors for spirit wear, so hold on to any orders and keep an eye out for updates here and on the PTA FB page.  We'll spread the word when it's time to order. :)
 
Have a great week!
 
 
 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Calling all new kindergarten parents and first time RFES parents!

   Are you feeling overwhelmed by the unknown?  The PTA is here to help ease your fears AND your way into RFES!  If you received a special invitation postcard in the mail to attend a meet and greet on the 20th and would like to go,  please RSVP to the PTA presidents at rfesptapresident@gmail.com.  You can get a tour and have a chance to ask your questions in a much smaller group than you will have at sneek a peek. :)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dates for your back-to-school calendars!

So many big dates coming up this month!  Here's a lovely introduction to the school year, including staffing changes:

https://www.smore.com/dmawn-welcome-back?ref=email

We are counting the days! :)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Kim Carter is RFES's Volunteer of the Year!

Kim Carter with Superintendent Dance and two RFES students
 
 
From Mrs. Fanshaw:
 
RFES Friends,
Today I had the privilege of attending the “Team BCPS Volunteer of the Year” Breakfast with our nominee, Kim Carter.  Kim’s commitment to RFES over the years are admirable. She is AMAZING!!  The time and energy she devotes to Tech Trek/Stepping Ahead and volunteering in classrooms is a big part of our school’s success, especially with technology.
 
From Mrs. Carter:
Thank you so much Missy for all the accolades and kudos!! 

RFES is an amazing school and I have loved every minute of Jack and Ryan being students there.  My first love touch was with Mrs. Hughey who made a deep and lasting impression on me as one of the kindest, loving and attentive teachers I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.  It only continued to get better every year after that.  RFES has exceeded my expectations in every way.  I am happy to be able to give back to a school that has given my family so much.  Looking forward to next year and all the opportunities to come that I can share my time and myself with such outstanding people!!

Warmest regards,

Kim
And thank you, Kim, from the PTA!
 
 
 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Dates for your Calendar!

LOOKING AHEAD Friday, June 13th Half Day (schools closing 3 hours early)

Monday, June 16th 5th Grade Farewell @ 9:30

Last day of School (Half Day: schools closing 3 hours early)
Friday, August 22nd Dumbarton Middle 6th grade Orientation @ 10:30-12:00

Tuesday, August 26th "Take-A-Peak-At-Your-Seat" @2:30-3:30

Wednesday, August 27th First Day of School (grades 1-5)

Wednesday, August 27th Kindergarten Gradual Entrance - oops!

Thursday, August 28th Kindergarten Gradual Entrance

Friday, August 29th First Full Day of Kindergarten

Tuesday, September 2nd RFES Volunteer Training: 6:30 Tuesday, September 2nd Back to School Night (K-5): 7:00