May 5, 6:30-9:00 PM
Multnomah Arts Center
Tacos, Tech & Teachers, the Cinco de Mayo RGMS PTA fundraiser for our Foundation, has been merged with our Chromebooks for Classrooms, Heads in the Cloud 2018, campaign.
FOUNDATION: Our goal is to fund the RGMS Foundation account to a total of $25,000 next year. We need approximately $8000 more to meet this goal. Our Foundation funds two of our PBIS lunch supervision team members, both of whom are RGMS parents. It also funds four RGMS teacher leaders whose roles are to support technology, AVID and professional development. This allows us to run the vast number of outstanding programs RGMS features and to forward our vision of being a top middle school.
CHROMEBOOKS FOR CLASSROOMS: As a leader in PPS middle school technology use by both students and teachers, our vision is to fully fund our Chromebook supply so all classes that use them have access at all times. With the future integration of online math programs and the continued focus on educational technology, the needs for more Chromebooks is urgent. The goal is to purchase 10 full carts of 36 at $9700 each for a total of $97,000. This goal will remain in place until it is met. We can do this!
Can you please help us? Over the next month, we will send out a mailing asking for direct donations. Then, on May 5, our Cinco de Mayo fundraiser and auction promises to be fun while giving folks the opportunity to donate on a larger scale.
We are now collecting digital photographs for our 8th Grade Promotion slide show. Please send us one or two fun photographs of your child (not the school picture, we have that). Pictures of when they were little, but still recognizable, are always a hit. Please be sure they are free of hand signals. This is the Google Form link for submitting pictures: Pictures Upload Link
Have you ordered a yearbook? This year's will be spectacular. PTA board member, Rachel Tillman, has organized an official SUN Yearbook Club and students are busy working under her guidance and contributions. Use your Schoolpay account at https://pps.schoolpay.com/. Log on and then go to the non-profits page to get to the PTA. Cost is $20.
Congratulations to our OBOB Team the Malafafones for an excellent job in the state battle. The OBOB team made it out of pool play, won their Sweet 16 battle, and then tied in the Elite 8. They lost in a very close tie-breaker. The team did amazing. They were great competitors and they were good sports to all the other competitors. Great representatives of RGMS. There are 776 schools and 7,500 OBOB teams in the state who competed. The RGMS Malafafones were in the top 8 in the state (and the last PPS team for 6-8). The team was Cate Latimer, Dora Kodesch, Eyla Mitchell, and Trotter McLemore. A special thanks to Norene Hough for coaching and the many parent volunteers who helped run OBOB battles at school. Our appreciation also goes to the RGMS PTA for sponsoring prizes given to students who participated in OBOB this year.
Students are encouraged to carry water bottles. Only durable bottles with lids are allowed, which includes juice and other drink bottles. Many water bottles end up in our lost and found each year, so please label them!
Dear PPS Community,
Please know that in collaboration with school administrators, district leadership actively monitored the hundreds of mostly middle and high school students who walked out of our schools today as part of a national demonstration against violence in schools. I am pleased to say that, by all reports, this was a peaceful and respectful event with no serious incidents. While these actions were not district-sponsored activity, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all who helped keep students safe, starting with the students themselves who remained organized, calm and intentional throughout. Others who helped include Portland police, PPS security, and other PPS staff. Thank you all.
Portland Public Schools is in the process of allocating teaching staff at schools throughout the district. As has been true for many years, we are working within a budget that has been chronically underfunded by the state, and we are doing our utmost to make the most of the resources we have. Understandably, parents, students and PPS staff want to know what will happen at their specific schools. While precise allocations won’t be known until enrollment figures become clear in the fall, we can share what we know at this point, and answer many of the questions we have heard to date.
It’s been 50 years since some impassioned students led the movement to rename their school after Martin Luther King, Jr. Last Friday, the community turned out in force to show appreciation, and to honor Dr. King with a huge celebration at the school.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Music Groups Perform at Bridlemile
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM Music Groups Perform at Rieke
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Music Groups Perform at Hayhurst
9:15 AM - 12:15 AM Adopt-a-Farmer Field Trip
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Administrative Professional's Day
9:15 AM - 9:40 AM Visit Bridlemile 5th Graders
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM Visit Hayhurst 5th Graders
10:40 AM - 11:05 AM Visit Rieke 5th Graders
3:45 PM - 6:30 PM Spring Play: Rehearsal
9:15 AM - 3:45 PM Dress Up Theme: Tie Dye
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM PTA Scrip orders available for pick up