RCMS Weekly Announcements Week of June 12

Dates to Remember:

Thursday, June 15 - PTA Meeting, 6:30 PM, RCMS

Thursday, June 22 - 8th Grade Celebration, 6:30-9:00 PM

Friday, June 23 - Last day of school - students dismissed at 12:15 PM

In This Issue:

1.  Health Room News-Medications

2.  After School Programs Survey

3. End of Year Team Awards Celebration *IMPORTANT TIME CHANGE NOTED for awards ceremonies - 8:22 - 10:37AM

4. FCPS Summer Course Registration


1. Health Room News:  The school year is quickly coming to an end; here are a few tips for the end of the school year. 

Have any Medication in the Health Room/Clinic? Don’t forget to pick it up!  All medication left in the Health Room after students depart on the last day of school will be destroyed.  A parent must pick up any medication in the health room on or before June 23rd.  Students are not allowed to take home medication on the last day of school.      

Need your ‘Meds’ in Summer Camp/SchoolDid you know? … If your student will be enrolled in a 2017 FCPS summer program, you may continue to use their current Medication / Inhaler / Epi-Pen Authorization form(s) for summer programs. Call the Health Room before the end of the year if you want a copy of the student’s forms.

Medication Drop-Off Date in late August!  Medications and Authorization forms will be accepted in the Health Room, during the Parent Open House before the first day of school.  The exact date and time will be announced over the summer.

If you have specific health concerns for your child, please let our Public Health Nurse know as soon as possible.  They work all summer on School Health and they will be in touch with you before school begins.  Contact Brian Hochstrasser, 703-300-0779 or Brian.Hochstrasser@fairfaxcounty.gov


2.  After School Programs Survey:  Please take a moment to complete the following survey in regards to the After School Program.  This survey is sent as a request by the After School Programs office to gain feedback from parents about the program, and is intended for all parents, whether or not  your student participated in the program: after school survey

3. Planning for End of Year Awards:  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME!!!! Due to a conflict with feeder elementary awards, we are working to be flexible and schedule awards a bit earlier to accommodate parents wishing to attend ceremonies at two different schools.  We appreciate your understanding as we work hard to accommodate so many different community schools.

Teams will hold an awards ceremony from 8:22 - 10:37 on the following days listed below.  Teams utilize this time for various activities within the awards session time frame.  Teachers will reach out to parents if your child is receiving a major award, in case you would like to attend.

Tuesday, June 20 – Dream Team, Trailblazers, Majestics, & Xtreme
Wednesday, June 21 – All Stars, Wolves, Legacy, & Voyagers
Thursday, June 22 – Yellow Jackets, Explorers, Champions & Dolphins

4. FCPS Summer Course Registration: summer online campus programs.

Summer Camp Information:

Oakton Dance Team (sponsored by the Oakton Athletic Booster Club) will host a Junior Dance Camp for rising 1st-8th grade students June 28-30.  The event will be held at Thoreau Middle School from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM each day.  The cost for the camp is $125.  Please direct questions to Coach Karen Rowley at kmrowley@fcps.edu.  Register and pay at CougarSummerCamps.com.


The Oakton High School Baseball team will again host its annual summer camp. The dates are July 10-13 for 5-11 year old players and July 17-20 for 11-14 year old players. The camp hours run from 9 am to 1 pm. If you’re interested in more information, please email Coach Janis at jrjanis@fcps.edu.


Oakton High School’s Summer Jump Start  Program for rising freshmen will take place August 8th – 10th from 9:00 – 2:00 each day.  During the three day camp, sponsored by Oakton’s PTSA, students will have the chance to get adjusted to the school layout, have question and answer sessions with current students/faculty, and compete in team-building activities.  The cost of the camp is $150 and all checks can be made payable to Oakton High School and mailed to the school in care of Brandon McCulla.  The fee helps to pay for lunches from local restaurants, staffing, and supplies.  Checks should be received no later than the end of July.  You can use the following link or go to Oakton High School’s website to register your child.  Please register your student as soon as possible so we can have an accurate count.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jump Start Coordinator Brandon McCulla by email at:  bmmcculla@fcps.edu.

Link to register:  https://goo.gl/forms/XVZrf3JJMTvDgEgr2


Fairfax Public Access (FPA) offers students interested in Television and Radio production a great outlet to learn, experience, and create.  One-week Radio and two-week Television Camps are offered, in which participants will be certified in the use of FPA production equipment.  Once properly trained, participants can begin volunteering and earning production experience throughout the year by helping in the various public access programs created at FPA or even create a show of their own.  Additional information and registration forms are online at:  FPAcamps.


For students who are currently in 6th or 7th grade and will attend one of the following schools for 2017-2018: Hughes MS, Herndon MS, Carson MS, Longfellow MS, or Cooper MS: Herndon VIP Camp will be held at Herndon Middle School July 5-August 3, every Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.  Please click here to register.  Please make checks payable to either Herndon MS or Carson MS.  You may mail payment to Carson or drop checks off at Carson to the attention of Mr. Pawlowski.


The South Lakes HS Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring summer camps for boys and girls basketball, field hockey, girls lacrosse, coed volleyball and football.  Registration: http://www.southlakesathletics.org/main/campsclinics. Register now as space is limited!   Please direct questions to:  seahawkboostertreasurer@outlook.com


Summer 2017 Enrichment Institutes and CampsEnrichment institutes and camps focus on specific areas such as fine and performing arts, technology, study skills, science, and foreign language. FCPS and non-FCPS students are welcome.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Camp, Tech Adventure Camp (TAC), Institute for the Arts (IFTA), and the Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA) classes will be held at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Programs run between July 10 and August 4, 2017.  Bus transportation is provided from select high schools and middle schools outside of the Lake Braddock pyramid. Transportation to and from the selected high schools is the responsibility of the parent/guardian or student.

Grade level eligibility for each program refers to the current 2016-17 school year. Click on central institutes and camps for additional information. 


TJHSST will be running weekly science and technology camps for middle school students (different options between July 10-August 4) and for high school students (different options between July 10-July 27).  The summer learning experience is open to all current grades 7-11 students who reside in the region, including those that do not attend TJ.  Transportation is available for those who live in Fairfax County for $55 per week.  These inquiry-oriented learning experiences aim to foster interest in STEM through problem-based, project-based, and authentic activities without a grade.  Simply put, learning solely for enjoyment.  A description of the different institute camps is available at our summer school website (https://www.tjhsst.edu/research-academics/summer-school/).  Registration is online based on a first come, first served basis.  Middle School Institute registration begins on March 13 and High School Institute registration begins on March 15. Questions about the courses should be directed to Craig Lewis (CALewis1@fcps.edu).

Other FCPS schools are sharing....

From Coates Elementary School:  On Saturday, June 17, 2017, Coates ES will host a Fun Run and Food Truck Event to help raise money to support new technology purchases for the school.  The Fun Run will be held from 8:00 AM-11:00 AM (check-in for runners begins at 7:30 AM).  Food trucks will be open for business from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM.  For more information and to register go to www.vafoodtruckfest.com.

From Herndon High School:  Herndon HS will host a joint girls and boys basketball camp June 26-July 1, from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM each day.  Please visit http://www.Herndonsummercamps.com for more information and to register.