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December 20, 2019

Dear RMS Families-


I hope everyone has had a great week!  I hope everyone has a great holiday and will be able to spend time with friends and family.  Be sure to rest and enjoy the time.  We’ll see ya in 2020!


1. We return to school (tracks 1,2 and 3) on Thursday January 2nd.


2. Report cards for tracks 1-3 will go home on Friday, January 10th.


3. Parents of rising 9th graders - join us on Thursday January 16th at 6:30 pm for the informational presentation entitled, High School on the Horizon.  At this presentation information will be shared regarding graduation requirements, the registration process, and much more.  We hope to see you there and se habla espanol!


4. To all parents of students who take band Mark your calendars for an exciting day!  On Saturday, February 15th we will have our annual Band Camp.  We will be combining this with our winter concert so be sure to make plans to attend.  You will also have an opportunity to meet Mr. Ballard, our new Band Director.  Approximate times for everything is 10-4, but we will be sending out additional details in January.


5. Congratulations to our basketball teams who defeated River Bend this week.  Both teams move to 5-0 on the season.  Our next home game will be Tuesday, January 7th vs. Zebulon.


6. Heart & Sole is an afterschool program like no other! Twice per week for 10 weeks, girls will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels and learn important life skills. Trained and caring coaches lead 6 - 8 grade girls through interactive lessons and running activities. The season ends with a noncompetitive 5K event. Online Registration is OPEN! Program dates: February 4 - April 28 Days: Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm Program Fee: $205-Payment plans and scholarships available! Contact Site Coordinator: Amy Walter if you need information about scholarships (email: Register online at


Information From the PTA:

1. Save the date!  The PTA is holding our annual Community Personal Hygiene Drive and an In-School Collection Contest. Toiletries collected will be donated to the Food Pantry here at RMS. The “Super Bowl of Caring” In-School Contest kicks off Monday, January 6th and will run through Jan 31st.


Students will receive a raffle ticket for each toiletry item that they donate with a chance to win a RMS Spirit package! Boxes will be displayed with each team in the Super Bowl running. Students will place their donations in the Boxes of the team(s) that they hope will go to the Super Bowl. As teams are eliminated, so are the corresponding donation boxes – until we get down to the final two teams. Once a winner is declared on Super Bowl Sunday, we will announce the winners of the raffle and a Super Bowl - Super Fan will help us celebrate those victories.


Much needed items are Feminine Products, Deodorant, Shaving Supplies, Shampoo/Conditioner, Bar Soap/Body Wash and Toothbrushes / Toothpastes. Items should be new and unused.

We are seeking Parent volunteers to assist/supervise student volunteers with collecting/sorting donations and issuing raffle tickets to students who bring in items. Volunteers are needed from 7:45am - 8:10am for each morning school is in session:

2. The PTA wishes everyone a very safe and happy winter break. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2020!