End-of-Year Survey for Parents: The district is putting the finishing touches on an end-of-year survey to assess the 2012-13 school year. The survey is scheduled for release next week & will be available for completion through June 10. Please stay tuned to RTSD.organd your email for a link to the survey. Your participation and perspective is appreciated. Thank you.
Radnor Educational Foundation (REF)invites the Radnor community to its Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees TONIGHT, May 23 at 7 p.m. in the RMS Information Center. Please come and meet and mingle with board members and student representatives. Discover and learn what REF has funded in program grants at all schools! More than $93,000 was awarded to teachers and the community this school year.
RMS Intramural Track & Field begins May 29. It will run on the following dates: 5/29, 5/30, 5/31, 6/3, 6/4 and 6/5. A bus will take the students to the high school each day. Forms are available in the main office. Questions should be directed to Christine Dixon-Anderson.
Parents of 8th Grade Students - Information on end of the year activites can be found under the "Activites" section of the RMS website or by clicking here.
Dates for Student Council Elections
Friday, May 10 - petitions to run were made available from Mrs. Reece and Mrs. Scharf
Wednesday, May 22 - petitions due by noon (6th to Scharf; 7th to Reece (No late petitions will be accepted)
Wednesday, May 29 - 6th grade speeches in auditorium at 6th period (6th grade elections at SOS)
Thursday, May 30 - 7th grade speeches in auditorium at 6th period (7th grade elections at SOS)
Athletes Who Say No - On May 24, we will have two "Athletes Who Say No" assemblies for 6th and 8th grades. The program is designed to inspire students to pursue healthy lifestyle choices.
RMS BBQ Lunch on Friday, May 24. Click here to see the BBQ menu.
5/23 Soundings Student Led Conferences
5/23 REF Annual Meeting - Library 6-9 p.m.
5/23 8th Grade Concert/7th & 8th Gr. Jazz Band Concert
Celebrate Our Teachers & Staff! - Parent donations & help needed! The annual RMS PTO Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon will be held Friday, June 7, 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Don't miss your chance to celebrate and thank our fabulous RMS teachers and staff for a wonderful year! Donations are needed - drinks & desserts with a "Philly" theme and gift cards for raffle. Link to the "Sign Up Genius" form here to let us know how you can help Questions? Email Lisa Borowski (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jennifer Saionz (email@example.com)
Attention 7th grade parents - It is a tradition at Radnor Middle School for 7th grade parents to organize the 8th grade graduation reception. The reception takes place on June 13 in the RMS cafeteria and is open to all 8th graders and their families. We plan to serve wraps, pretzels, chips, grapes, desserts and drinks. We will also decorate the room with balloons. We need a few things from parents to make the event a success:
1.Monetary donations (we do have a budget but not enough to cover everything) Checks payable to “RMS PTO” in an envelope clearly marked for “Attn: 8th Grade Reception”. 2. Lots of finger desserts (no forks needed!) Examples: cookies, brownies, dessert bars, Chocolate pretzels, Rice Krispy treats. Food items can be dropped off at RMS on 6/13 anytime after 4:00 pm. 3. Volunteers to set-up from 4:30-6:30 on June 13 4. Volunteers to clean-up from 8-8:30 on June 13
Please contact the co-Chairs by email if you can provide an item listed above or you have any questions.Remember next year, this year’s 6th grade class will do it for us. Let’s pay it forward. Thanks in advance. Your co-Chairs: Mindy Halpern (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Jennifer Hahn(email@example.com)
Thank you to all who completed the RMS PTO Survey! We greatly appreciate the time, energy and thought you put into your responses. We heard from over 175 parents/guardians and staff. The feedback you gave us was really helpful. We are analyzing every bit of the data and will send you a summary soon.
The end of the year is fast appraoching, don't forget to register your child for your school's 2013-2014 Student Directory! All RTSD PTO’s and the RHS PTSA have joined forces to create one common online Student Directory Registration Website. The directories will still be printed and school specific, but now you can register online. Also, once you register your child, you will never have to register your child again. The information after this year will roll with your child until he/she graduates. You will be responsible for updating your record if your personal information changes or you need to withdraw a child from RTSD prior to graduation. Note: RHS families who registered online last year will have their information already in this system and can use their existing user name and password. You will need to add any additional family members to that record. Anyquestions, please contact your PTO/PTSA President. Click here to get started now.
Interested in advertising your business in the 2013-2014 RTSD Student Directories?Orders are now being accepted. We have streamlined our system to make placing an ad in any or all of the RTSD Student Directories even easier! Please click here for more information.
The RMS Nike hat is the special this week from Anchors Aweigh! There arecool, new, high quality items are being added to Anchors Aweigh inventory all the time including 3/4 zip dry fit fabric jackets for men and women, flannel short pajamas, athletic shorts for girls and more! Please check outAnchors Aweigh.We appreciate your showing your RMS/Radnor pride and supporting our school!Save 15% off the RMS Nike hat from Anchors Aweigh if you order between 5/26 - 6/1 by entering the coupon code "SPRING13".
Next Level Basketball Development Camp - June 17 - 20 6-8 p.m. The camp is structured for boys and girls entering the 4th-9th grades who are looking to improve their overall game. Coach Monahan and his staff will focus on teaching and drilling the fundamentals required to play at a high level. Skills will be reinforced using game situations. All skill levels are welcome. Teams will be made accordingly. Click here for more details.
Varsity Cheerleading at Radnor High School will soon host clinics and tryouts for the 2013-14 season!Pre-tryouts are Monday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 15 from 6-8 p.m. and actual tryouts are Monday, May 20 through Wednesday, May 22 from 6-8 p.m. All events are at the high school.
Radnor High School Football – All interested players (incoming grades 9-12) for RHS Football and parents should contact Coach Tom Ryan at 610-745-8000. Please sign up for RGBC (Radnor Gridiron Booster Club) updates by emailing Gretchen Andersen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our web site at www.radnorfootball.com for forms and detailed information.
Updated Mathematics information now on RTSD website: A new version of the Mathematics section of the district website is now live! The detailed information includes K-12 Scope and Sequence, Placement Criteria, descriptions of curricula, as well as other resources. Visit it now: http://www.rtsd.org/Page/13267
Radnor Educational Foundation (REF) announces spring grant awards! REF is delighted and proud to award the RHS Theater and Music Program $27,000 for sound and lighting upgrades to the RHS auditorium and black box theater. Radnor Elementary School PTO is awarded $3000 to host a traditional dance and music residency with Peter and Mary Alice Armidon. Thank you to our Grants Committee members and to the Radnor community for your generous support of REF. More than $90,000 has been awarded to teachers and the community this school year! To learn more visit www.radnoreducationalfoundation.org
Radnor Educational Foundation (REF) invites the Radnor communityto our Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. in the RMS Information Center. Please come and meet and mingle with our board members and student representatives. Discover and learn what REF has funded in program grants at all schools! More than $93,000 awarded to teachers and the community this school year. www.radnoreducationalfoundation.org
The PA Tax Credit (EITC) program…does it work for your company?? A gift to the Radnor Educational Foundation (REF) can provide your company with a substantial tax credit. Your contribution can impact the quality of our schools. It’s easy to apply! Pass-through entities, such as S-Corporations, Partnerships, LLs, etc., can now apply the same day as C-Corporations. Applications must be filed online by July 1 and are available at here or www.newpa.com/EITC. Programs supported with EITC funding include new theater equipment upgrades to the RHS auditorium/black box theater, STEM, robotics, and Radnor TV. Contact Joy Antonoplos at 610-688-8100 x6036.
RHS Football Clinic June 8 - RHS Football Coach Tom Ryan is hosting a football clinic on June 8, for fourth through eighth grade students. Coach Ryan, his coaching staff, and current RHS football players will conduct a three-hour clinic beginning at 9 a.m. Please click here for more detailed information and registration forms. If you have questions, contact Brad Lord, Bradley.Lord@rtsd.org
Upcoming Board Meeting: Tues., May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Radnor Township Municipal Building
Board recaps Stay up-to-date with what the RTSD school board is doing. There are board recaps posted after each meeting. For the board recap page, visit www.rtsd.org/boardrecap.
Board Meeting TV schedule:
Comcast Channel 11, Verizon Channel 31
RTSD Board Meeting: Mondays at 10 a.m.; Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; Fridays at 6 p.m.
RTSD Board Committee Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 1 p.m.
Attention incoming RHS freshmen boys - Come check out the exciting, competitive sport of crew. Radnor Boys Crew Club will be conducting a Learn to Row program for RHS boys from Monday, August 19th through Saturday, August 24. Sessions will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. during the week and Saturday morning (8-10 a.m.) Learn to the basics of rowing from some of the best in the Philadelphia area! Registration materials will be available at www.rowradnor.org after July 1. Deadline for registration is August 12th. Questions - contact RBCCLTR@radnorcrew.org.
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