PARENT TEACHER STUDENT ASSOCIATION (PTSA)
Monthly PTSA Meetings
The PTSA typically meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM, in the RHS Media Center (second floor).
JOIN THE PTSA!
2022/2023 Meeting Dates and topics:
September 20 - Informational Meeting with RHS reps: NHS, IB and AP, Padres Latinos, NAACP, College and Career Counseling, Social-Emotional Wellness
October 18 - Mental Health Speaker
November 15 - General Meeting- Gen Z
December - no meeting planned
January 17 - Parent Perspective Panel- College
February 21 - Internet Safety- Dating Apps
March 21 - Discussion of drug/alcohol use among students; Nominations of PTSA Officers for SY23/24
April 18 - Suicide Prevention Conversation, 23/24 PTSA Officers Slates; end-of-year events
May 16 - Review and vote SY23/24 budget
The last day of school is scheduled for June 16.
School Info and Forms
Join RamsNet - email listserv
Booster Club - support for clubs and athletics
Fundraising Opportunities - shop to earn money for the school
Fingerprint locations for volunteers - Parent/guardian and community volunteers for overnight and/or field trips that involve travel of greater than 50 miles or which extend beyond the normal school day must undergo a fingerprint background check.
Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Card - Effective July 1, 2019, all Montgomery County youth ages 18 and under ride FREE all the time on Ride On buses
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES AND SUPPORTS IN MCPS
MCPS is committed to the physical, social and psychological well-being of its more than 160,000 students and over 24,000 employees. You can find valuable district information and community resources here for students, staff and families. it’s especially important that we care for our mental, emotional and physical health. We hope you will find support here for your school, work, home and personal concerns.
PTSA Board Members:
President: Mary Carvajal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice President: Anna Pfaff (email@example.com)
Secretary: Kate McClure (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer: Kamal Solaiman (email@example.com)
Vice President Membership: Marcie Ament (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PTSA Communications/Moderator: Jennifer Wilsnack (email@example.com)
Vice President Programs: Vacant
Booster Club Liaison: Anna Pfaff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MCCPTA Rep and Cluster Coordinator: Heather Carroll Fischer (email@example.com)
Staff Appreciation: Karen Pankowski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
After Prom Party Committee Chair: Anna Pfaff (anna.L.email@example.com)
Other Parent Organizations:
Booster Club: Karen Kelly, President (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Drama Parents: Dana Sato
Friends of Rockville Music (FORM): Amy Smith, President (email@example.com)
NAACP Representative: Raquelle Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Padrones Latinos: Vacant
What is the PTSA?
YOUR voice in YOUR school. The letters PTS stand for parents, teachers, and students because the PTSA is a partnership of parents, teachers, and students dedicated to strengthening the school community. The PTSA strives to better the lives of all of our children. We are part of an association that is organized at the local, state, and national levels.
The number one reason to join the PTSA is to benefit your student. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more PTSA advantages:
Get Connected: There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school. Each PTSA meeting starts with reports from the Principal and PTSA President and the PTSA meeting feature speakers and discussion of the topics and issue of greatest importance to the school community.
Discover Great Resources: The PTSA offers a variety of programs designed to strengthen the school community and support the teachers, parents, and students.
Tap into a Network: PTSA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, build rapport and discuss issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.
Watch Yourself Grow: By volunteering with your PTSA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.
Speak Up: PTSA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school and advocate for your child.
Witness Improvement: By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTSAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.
Be a Role Model: By being an active PTSA member and volunteer, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
PTSA provides the opportunities and structure for all individuals to become an advocate for children and families in your own communities.
We are all volunteers committed to working on issues that affect children and families. Your voice is so important to us, and we need your help.