RCMS PTA Announcements - Week of April 9


We are looking forward excitedly to commemorating the 20th anniversary of the opening of Rachel Carson Middle School.  We hope your whole family will join us on Friday, April 20, from 4:30-7:00PM.  

Along with the school staff, we have planned a fun and family-friendly evening to include:  five food trucks from which to purchase food, snow cones, face painting, photo booth (bring your own camera), live DJ entertainment, the Carson Wonder Race (sign up here to participate in the Race), (cup)cake walk, and games for the little ones.  You could even win a door prize (including a GoPro or a bluetooth speaker)!  So bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy dinner on the lawn with your family while you catch up with some Carson alumni.

Adult volunteers are needed to help at the event -- please consider volunteering for a short shift that evening here.  Your help is appreciated!!



Enjoy some delicious pizza to support the RCMS PTA!  Come to MOD Pizza in the Greenbrier Shopping Center any time on Tuesday, April 24th and 20% of the sales will be donated to the PTA.

Please just print or show a digital version of this flyer to the cashier when you place your order.  Online orders will not be counted towards this fundraiser, so please be sure to come into the restaurant or call ahead in order to participate in the donation.


Interested in chairing or serving on one of our committees for next year?  Committees include:

  • Cookie Dough Sales 
  • Spiritwear Sales 
  • Hospitality 
  • Book Fair
  • Reflections 
  • Directory
  • 8th Grade Celebration

Please contact PTA President, Nancy Linton at rcmspta.pres@gmail.com for more information about these committees and to learn how you can get involved!


Important PTA Meeting April 26 6:30pm in the Library - Next year’s slate of PTA officers will be announced and we will vote on our PTA Bylaws.

Following the meeting, Rachel Carson parent Swati Shirali and Jodi O'Hern will speak on Protecting Our Children from Sex Trafficking in Fairfax County.

Did you know that there have been many victims of sex trafficking in Fairfax County high schools and middle schools?  Just Ask, an organization to help stop human trafficking, will be giving an informative talk on teen human trafficking.  It is focused on parent and teen education about trafficking- how our children are scouted, manipulated and trapped.  They will discuss who may become a victim and the different types of traffickers as well as what we, as parent can do and our children.

According to the FBI, human trafficking is the second fastest growing crime sector in the United States. There is a potential to effect ALL middle school and high school students, as traffickers are going after all children regardless of ethnicity and social economic group and gender online and in public spaces. For more info go to http://justaskprevention.org/.



RCMS 8th Grade Party

Thursday, June 14, 7-9 PM

This fun, annual party for 8th Grade students only will be held at Rachel Carson; be on the lookout for more details soon!