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!