8th Grade Celebration – Buy Tickets Now – Parent Volunteer Sign Up

Attention all 8th Graders: Don’t miss the most awesome party of the year!
Come celebrate with your RCMS 8th Grade classmates!
Who:   All RCMS 8th Graders
When:  June 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
What:   Inflatables, DJ & Dancing, Karaoke, Photo Booth, Pizza, Snacks, More!
Where:  RCMS

Click the Pay4SchoolStuff button to buy your online ticket today!
Ticket price is $20 (online purchases include a $1.00 processing fee).


Cash/Check ticket sales will be during student lunch periods only on May 9-11 and June 4-8.
Signed “Party Agreement” is required for all ticket purchases.  No exceptions!
No tickets will be sold at the door!
No refunds!
Scholarships available (Contact your counselor).
Buy your ticket early for a chance to win gift cards!

Parent Volunteers are needed to make the party a success.
Party Donations & Event Volunteers – Click here to sign up to donate an item for the party or volunteer at the event.
Only parent volunteering at the event will be permitted inside the building.

Ticket Sales Volunteers – Click here to sign up to sell tickets during lunch periods, June 4-8.

Questions? Email rcmsclass2018@gmail.com

For cash/check ticket purchases, print the Ticket Form/Party Agreement (see flyer and form below)
Bring signed form and $20 cash/check to the cafeteria during lunch on May 9-11 or June 4-8.



Election & Final PTA Meeting of the Year – May 24

All parents are invited to our final PTA Meeting of the year on May 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library!
We will hold our Executive Board Election! Your vote counts.

We will also say good-bye to our 8th Grade parents and meet the new PTA Board for next school year.
We hope to see you there.

If you are interested in volunteering with the PTA next year, email the PTA president at rcmspta.pres@gmail.com.


Executive Board Nominees for 2018-2019

The Nominating Committee presents the Executive Board slate for school year 2018-2019! All parents are invited to upcoming meetings:

Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Presentation of the 2018-2019 Executive Board Nominees!

Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Election of the 2018-2019 Executive Board

This notice is presented to the general membership at least thirty (30) days prior to the general membership election meeting, scheduled for May 24, 2018.




Bylaws Approved by the PTA Membership!

In accordance with Virginia PTA requirements, all local PTA’s must re-submit their PTA Bylaws for review and approval by the Virginia PTA every five (5) years.
The PTA Membership approved the revised Bylaws at the PTA Meeting on April 26.  The revised Bylaws will be submitted to the Virginia PTA for final review and approval.  The revised Bylaws are expected to be complete for school year 2018-2019!

If you have comments or questions regarding the Draft RCMS PTA Bylaws, please contact the PTA Secretary at rcmspta.secretary@gmail.com
Thank you for your support!


Donations for Teacher & Staff Appreciation

Our Hospitality Committee works hard all year to appreciate the teachers and staff at RCMS for the amazing job they do for our students. Please consider how you can support these efforts. We continue to need supplies and gifts to help us recognize the staff who work hard every day to enrich the lives of our RCMS students!

A complete list of donations needed can be found on this SignupGenius page.
Non perishable items, gift cards, and cash can be placed in the front office ANYTIME before date needed!


Sign Up for PTA E-News!

Are you receiving the RCMS PTA News You Choose Announcements each week?
The PTA is sending weekly emails to all interested parents and you do not want to miss out!
Stay informed on special speakers, membership benefits, programs supporting our students, appreciation events for our school staff, and more!

Click here to register today.
For questions on receiving the PTA weekly email, contact the RCMS VP8 at rcmspta.vp8@gmail.com.


Register Your Grocery Store Cards Today!

You can help raise money for RCMS just by shopping at participating stores:  Giant and Harris Teeter.  Each time you shop at these stores, a percentage of your purchases will automatically go to RCMS.  All you need to do is register RCMS as your designated school for each of your grocery rewards cards.

Click the icons below and register cards today!



(Registration carries over each school year)
A+ School Rewards Program
RCMS ID: 03624

 Harris Teeter
Together in Education Program
Only HT brands and prescriptions qualify
RCMS ID: 6719


Join the PTA!

Join the PTA today!
Your membership helps support our school and our children!

Every family is invited to be a part of our PTA community.

How to Join?
Purchase Your Membership Online HERE.
(Note: Online Memberships are sold on our Pay4SchoolStuff site).
Bring your completed Membership Form with cash or check to Panther Palooza or Back-to-School Night (see form below).

Why be a PTA Member?
– Vote at PTA meetings. Your voice matters.
– Advocate for your child by sharing ideas and working with us to improve our school.
– Support our amazing school administration & staff.
– Help us provide the best academic programs and leading technology for all students.
– Receive a free 2017-2018 School Directory
Note:  Directories are ordered based on memberships as of December 2017. Directories are not guaranteed for members who join after January, 2018).




Shop Smile.Amazon.com to benefit RCMS!

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Click HERE for more.  Designate “Rachel Carson Middle School PTA” as your charity to receive benefits!