Eagle News for 8/22/23
Important Back to School Information
- 24- Meet the Teacher
- Band Family Meeting (option 1) 12:00-12:30 Auditorium
- 6th Grade: 12:30-1:45
- Band FamilyMeeting (option 2) 1:45-2:15
- 7th & 8th Grades: 2:15-4:00 Auditorium
- Fall Sports Meeting: 4:15 Auditorium
- 28- First Day of School
- 4- No School Labor Day
- 25- No School Teacher Workday
Finalized student schedules have been posted to PowerSchool. Many factors go into creating student schedules, which were finalized with the primary selections and alternates that students made during the registration process. The school counselors will be available during the Meet the Teacher Events to make corrections to any missing classes.
Updated RCMMS Technology Contract & Cell Phone Policy
The RCMMS Staff has created an updated Technology Contract and Cell Phone Policy beginning this school year. Students and families will be required to review and sign the policy during the first week of school.
As shared previously, this policy will align our school with nearby middle schools requiring cell phones to remain off and stored in backpacks throughout the day. We will continue to teach and model technology skills and etiquette as students learn to navigate the use of technology for educational, social, and entertainment purposes.
The decision to implement this updated policy is based on careful consideration. Additionally, studies have shown that excessive cell phone and social media use can have negative effects on the well-being of our youth. To foster a focused learning environment and facilitate positive social interactions, it is imperative that we minimize the distractions caused by cell phones.
RCMMS PTA Information
Hello, Eagles Families!
My name is Heidi Craig and I am the RCMMS PTA president for the 2023-2024 school year. Both of my children will be at RCMMS this year - one in 6th grade and one in 8th grade.
We'd love to have as many parents and caregivers involved in the PTA this year as possible and recognize that everyone has different ways in which they are able to participate. The simplest way to stay connected with the RCMMS community is by joining the PTA and receiving our weekly newsletter. Individual memberships are $15 and a Family membership for two adults is $25. As an added bonus, the three exploratory enrichment classes with the highest PTA participation by September 30th will get to enjoy an outside lunch in October!
Join the PTA: https://bit.ly/47vhUSl
In order to connect you with the committees and projects that you're most passionate about supporting, we have created an involvement form that helps RCMMS connect with the community in a number of ways. Some possibilities may include setting up for a dance, distributing treats to our honor roll students, or a corporate connection that can fund a class project or host an event about your industry. Please take a few minutes to share how you'd like to engage with RCMMS.
Parent/Caregiver Involvement Form: https://bit.ly/45ciToF
Another way to be involved is through your financial support of the many programs that the PTA supports through our No Fuss Fundraiser. Funds raised will be used to directly support the school's many projects including:
- Indoor campus improvements (e.g., new furniture and gym equipment)
- Outdoor campus improvements (e.g., grounds cleanup and new sports tower)
- Teacher grants (to support new ideas, methods and innovative programs as suggested by teachers)
- Cultural arts programming (e.g. Writer and artist in residencies)
Donate Here: https://bit.ly/3YD26sq
**Donors of $50-99: Thank you gift of RCMMS t-shirt
**Donors of $100-249: Thank you gift of RCMMS hoodie
**Donors of $250+: Thank you gift of Spirit Bundle including t-shirt and hoodie
RCMMS Spirit Wear
Lastly, a great way to support our school is to share your Eagle Pride with our Spirit Wear options! During the Meet the Teacher events on Thursday, August 24th, the PTA will have t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase. There are a limited number of "retired" design t-shirts that will be sold for $10 each. RCMMS t-shirts will be available for $15 each and hoodies will be available for $35 each. Or show your pride in all seasons and purchase a Spirit Bundle with your choice of t-shirt and hoodie for just $45! We will accept cash, check and credit card, but please note that there are transaction fees for credit card purchases so plan ahead to save some money!
Volunteer at Meet the Teacher
We're also looking for volunteers for our PTA and Spirit Wear booths during Meet the Teacher, if you're able to come a little early or stay a little late when your student is meeting their teachers! Sign up here: https://bit.ly/3P1uTUu
I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday and throughout the year!! Welcome to our new Eagles and welcome back to the nest for our returning Eagles!!
RCMMS PTA President, 2023-2024
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