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RMS PTA Noteworthy News 11-11-09 by pengxiang


									RMS PTA Note-worthy News!
Ridgeview Middle School * November 11, 2009 * Edition # 4

Check out the new RMS PTA Website:
Ridgeview Recycles Day Sunday, November 15 1:00-3:00pm in RMS Parking lot
The Go Green Committee presents our first Ridgeview Recycles Day event. This will be held in the Ridgeview parking lot. Bring your paper, cardboard, fiberboard, plastic bags, plastics #1 and #2, tin, steel and aluminum and we will take it to the recycling center. FREE magnet for first 100 people!!

RMS PTA Meeting
November 17th, 5:30pm (note time change) RMS Lecture Hall
Come see all our wonderful Reflections entries. There are also a couple of other events happening this same evening. Be sure and check out the RMS book fair in the library which will be open until 7:30pm and don’t miss the Family Fun Fitness night being held in the Ridgeview Commons and Gym beginning at 6pm.

Gingerbread houses around the world December 7th, 3:30-5:30
The RMS PTA RADICAL group is sponsoring our 3rd annual Gingerbread house workshop. Permission forms will be sent home before the event and need to be completed and turned in to the Advisory teacher. Donations are being requested for Graham Crackers, ice cream cones, mini pretzels, small candies to be used as decorations such as M&Ms, skittles, peppermints, red hots, licorice, etc.
If you would like to help at the event or have any questions, please contact Karen Buffum at Send donations into the front office to Karen’s attention.

Thanksgiving Pie donations We are Truly Thankful….
RMS PTA Faculty Appreciation would like to request donations of Pies for each of our 140 faculty and staff.
What: When & Where:

Your choice of any Fresh Baked Pie(s) (please no pies that require refrigeration) Tuesday, November 24- In the Pro Center, Room 568. Beginning @ 8 am to 10:30 am, or until everyone has a pie.

Please feel free to drop them off in the front office beginning on Monday, November 23. You may also bring them to the Pro Center. (note that pies can be home made or purchased) Also we would love any volunteers that are interested in helping with wrapping and delivering pies to please join us! Thanks so much for your time and all you do!! Danette Ginger and Dawn Watson RMS PTA Faculty Appreciation Committee

Send in Boxtops to Advisory teachers or place in the box located at front office. We also collect at PTA events.

8th Grade Day
What: When: Where: T-shirt Price: Great Gobbler Games November 24, 2009 RMS $5 until October 30 $7 Nov 2-Nov 20 $10 Nov 23-24

All School Dance
Friday, November 20 th 6:30pm-9:30pm Dismissal is 9pm for 6 th grade and 9:30pm for 7th and 8th grade
Advance ticket sales are $4 and will be sold during lunch Nov 18-Nov 20. Tickets are $6 the evening of the dance. $1 off ticket price w/ coat/jacket donation (no hoodies) Dance Contracts must be signed by parent & student before purchasing dance ticket. Turn in overdue library books. Sorry, we cannot accept any library books on the evening of the dance. RRISD Dress Code Applies. Come prepared to have fun and even do some Karaoke ! Must bring student ID to dance. If your child doesn’t have his/her ID, parents will be called to either come pick up their child or bring the ID. If you would like to volunteer at the dance, please sign up in advance. For questions, contact Dawn Watson at or call 388-9938 If you would like to help with recycling at the dance, please contact Kristina Langenohl at

Please note that t-shirts are being ordered for all RMS 8th graders. If your family is experiencing financial hardships at this time, please contact your child’s advisory teacher. We want all students who want an 8th grade day t-shirt to get one. Please note that our 8th grade Positive Rewards Committee would like for all 8th graders to wear the Great Gobbler Games t-shirt on our end of year reward trip, so it will be helpful to have in that case as well. Volunteer info: each advisory will need at least one parent volunteer and additional parent volunteers are needed for set up, tear down, selling concessions and more. Note that school lunch will be at regular time. Parent info night: Nov 11 at 5:30pm, RMS lecture Hall Supplies needed: Wheel Barrows, Coolers, Baked/Dried Pumpkin Seeds, Tennis Balls, Baseball bats, Tricycles, Dried corn cobs or Dried Corn on the cob (250ish, please send them in as you collect them), Tarps, Orange Cones, Soccer balls, Bags of Ice, Large Buckets, Cabana Tents, Sidewalk Chalk, Monetary Donations accepted. (Mark donations with your name) For more information contact: Chrissy Sphar ( or Val Williams (

RMS Spirit Wear
Samples of all spirit wear items are in a display case across from the front office.
Hoodies (grey or Navy) Knit Beanie hats Ridgeview Bling (limited supply) Ridgeview Panthers Navy T-shirt $25 $10 $12 $10 Girls Peace sign T-shirt Girls Columbia blue V-neck Spirit Scarf (columbia/white) Spirit Scarf (columbia/navy) $10 $10 $8 $8

Complete order form and turn it in to the office or advisory teacher. Make checks payable to “RMS PTA” Child’s Name_____________________________________________ Grade________ Advisory Teacher ______________________________________________________ Parent’s Name _________________________________________________________ E-Mail _____________________________ Contact Phone # _____________________ Spirit Wear Ordered (please include color, quantity and size): ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Total Paid: $_________ Cash or Check (#__________) Order filled by______________ Date Delivered____________ Contact Lucy Slaughter at with any questions.

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