Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Pinwheels for peace!

RFES Families,
Just a reminder that schools are closed tomorrow in observance of Yom Kippur.  Then on Friday, September 21st, we will celebrate Pinwheels for Peace.  In the morning students will parade with the pinwheel they made in art class before assembling with their Peacemaker houses around the flagpole.  Students are encouraged to wear their House color on Friday for this special event.  
We hope parents will enjoy the visual display of Peace in front of the school building when they come that evening with their child for the Ice Cream Social and Cake Walk.  The evening begins at 5:00.  I would like to thank in advance all of our parent volunteers and our PTA for helping us out with this wonderful tradition! 
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Missy Fanshaw

Monday, September 17, 2018

Ice cream social update

The Weather looks promising this Friday, September 21st for the annual Ice Cream Social and Cake Walk! 
PTA still needs volunteers to assist with scooping! There were over 600 bowls (yes, 600 bowls) of ice cream scooped last year and the majority was served from 5- 6 pm.  In an effort to avoid long lines for this delicious frozen treat, we hope you will consider volunteering your time to help-out!  
The link to sign up is :
PTA will stop processing tickets for the ice cream social on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.  Additional tickets can be purchased at the social, along with the ability to make donations and become members of the PTA!  The RFES PTA is a non-profit with 501 (C) (3) status and any direct donations made are tax deductible.  A letter will be sent to you when you prepare your taxes. The PTA will have the Direct Donation forms and information to join the PTA available at the Ice Cream Social for you to complete, if you haven't done so already, along with the option to pay via credit card.
The PTA will be sending home the form this week to provide your information for the Buzz Book. It can be returned to the school or at the Ice Cream Social Social.  As a reminder, if you became a member of the PTA, your membership includes 1 Buzz Book. If you chose not to join the PTA or need an additional copy, the cost for membership (need to complete a form) is $15 and $18 for the actual Buzz Book with checks made payable to RFES PTA. 
If you are not sure, please email rfesptapresident@gmail.com

Friday, September 7, 2018

One Week Down! Happy 1st Day Memories!

PTA Paperwork coming home!

Hello RFES families:

The PTA paperwork will be going out in the carrier's red folders today.
We want to remind you about the Kona Ice trucks arriving at school a little after 3 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018.  If you arrive early to school, it is recommended (to avoid the long lines) that you make a purchase.  Once your student finds you, they can add whatever flavor(s) they want.

There is reference to the flyer about the Ice Cream Social that the Cake Walk tickets would be sold at the door.  This was something that we thought about but…. the teachers have decided to continue the selling of tickets prior to the event. To confirm, NO cake walk will be available at the door. The Cake Walk ticket order form will go home on Tuesday, September 11th in your child’s red take home folder.


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Helpful Links for the new school year!

Hello RFES families! 

Welcome back!! The start of the year is always busy and there are many opportunities and events that can get overlooked.  The PTA wants to make sure you know about all the great things they do, and to help smooth your transition back to school by giving you all the info you need here in one place: The RFES PTA website!  Bookmark us, subscribe to email updates, like the FB page or follow us on twitter - however you want to do it, sign up today and stay informed!

You can import the RFES PTA calendar into your digital calendar system to make sure you know what's when.  Find the link here for ICAL and here for HTML.  Check the app you use to see how or check on events here at the RFES PTA site.

Want to look up a form or document?  We keep them all HERE! That includes the dues payment form, the descriptions of volunteer opportunities and many others!  From the Ice Cream Social in September tothe RFES Night at the O's in June, the PTA keeps things fun and engaging in and out of school.  Your membership in the PTA is an essential part of the PTA's success.  Join up now!  Questions?  Contact the PTA here. We love to hear from our members!

Good luck this first week and see you soon!!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Import the RFES PTA calendar for the year

Schedules For All!

http://www.rodgersforgepta.org/p/rfes-pta-event-calendar.html  This is the link for families to add RFES PTA events to their digital calendar system so they can easily link to the RFES PTA schedule of events for the year. Linked calendars will update automatically if something changes during the year. It will save families many minutes of tediously entering dates individually and cut down on surprise events during the year! No one wants to hear about activities last minute, and the PTA is here to help you avoid that. 

See you soon!