Thursday, January 12, 2017

Have a resolution to be more involved? Here are some ways!

Your PTA always needs your help!

Come out to the next meeting on 1/18 at 6:30 to hear about all the activities the PTA is providing for the RFES students.  You can join a committee, take a leadership position, or volunteer to spend time with your child during the school day or aid the PTA from home.  All are welcome. We meet in the library at RFES.

If you already know you want to volunteer but aren't sure where to begin, check out the current opportunities here. If none of those opportunities seem like the right fit, email the PTA board (all very nice people who are very approachable!) to ask about specific areas in which the PTA could use help.

If you are ready to take on a board position, the PTA needs volunteers to assume the secretary and treasurer positions for next school year.  These are important jobs and the PTA really needs your help to fill them.

And if you haven't made a direct donation to the PTA yet this year, that is also a way to help out in 2017!  Click this link to complete a fast and simple payment to help support the many enrichment activities the PTA provides for the students.  On a personal note, I have a child at another BCPS school which has not adopted this direct donation model and we are inundated with offers for the resale items (wrapping paper, dish towels, purses) the school relies on to make their budget work.  The way RFES operates is so much less time-consuming and so much easier!  If you haven't already, make your contribution today and help us reach 100% participation.  Every bit helps!

You have many options for helping out your PTA this year, and whichever you choose, you are the reason our school is the wonderfully supportive educational environment it is!
Thank you from your PTA!