RCMS Updates - Week of November 11, 2019

RCMS Front

Important Upcoming Events

November 21 - PTA Meeting, RCMS Library, 6:30PM

November 26 - Picture Make-Ups

November 27-29 - Thanksgiving Holidays

December 5 - Parent Coffee, RCMS, 9:00-10:00AM

December 6 - Anchor Day

Principal's Message

Please see the latest message from Principal Stokes here

ACT/SOS Screenings

On November 18th and 19th, the RCMS clinical team will be providing their annual "ACT - Acknowledge, Care, Tell" wellness lesson and screener to all 7th graders.  Students will take part in these lessons through their Health and PE class.  You can learn more about the content of this program, as well as view the Opt-Out letter, using the link below.

ACT/SOS Information Letter

Spanish Opt-Out Letter

SCA/Carson Cares Food Drive

The SCA, along with the Carson Cares Committee, is collecting non-perishable food items starting November 13-22.  Students should drop donations off in the cafeteria during their lunch period.  For each non-perishable food item that a student brings in during lunch, they will get to write their name on a ticket.  Ten students whose tickets are picked in a random drawing will each get to select the warning bell music for a day.

All-Stars, Majestics, Explorers, X-treme:

  • Canned beans (baked, black, pinto, red, baked, green, lentil, or fava beans)
  • Gravy (canned or packets), canned pumpkin, canned cranberry sauce
  • Rice, stuffing mix, ramen noodles, Nimko
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Canned tomato sauce, canned tuna
  • Biscuits (cookies)
  • Maseca corn flour

Legacy, Trailblazers, Voyagers, Dolphins:

  • Canned vegetables (corn, chickpeas, green peas, carrots, sweet potatoes)
  • Oatmeal or cereal boxes
  • Pasta or mac-n cheese boxes
  • Bag of Flour, cinnamon, white sugar or brown sugar
  • Spices: Chili Powder, Bay Leaves, or Saffron
  • Peanut butter
  • P.A.N. white corn meal flour

Dream Team, Champions, Yellow Jackets, and Wolves:

  • Canned fruits or cups (peaches, peaches, pineapple, etc.)
  • Muffin, biscuit, or cornbread boxes
  • Boxed Jell-O, pudding or cake mix
  • Types of broth (chicken, beef, vegetable etc.)
  • Box of loose tea or tea bags
  • Spices: Cumin, Garlic Powder or Red Pepper Flakes
  • Horchata (powder drink)

Thank you for supporting RCMS families this holiday season! 

Eighth Grade Court Tour Program

8th Grade Civics students will have the opportunity to go on a tour of the Fairfax County Courthouse on Tuesday, December 17 & Wednesday, December 18. Due to limitations only eighty students can go, forty students each day. Students will be able to apply by submitting their name via a Google Form that will be posted to their Civics teacher’s Blackboard or Google Classroom. The form will be open November 18-November 25. The students who submit their name will then be randomly selected through a number generator by order of their form submission.

The Eighth Grade Court Tour Program is to educate the young people of Fairfax County about the civil and criminal judicial system of the county and state by providing background information about the system and then reinforcing this with a field trip to the Fairfax County Courthouse. Through lectures, direct participation, observation, and the question-and-answer discussion, it is hoped that participants will show a greater respect for the legal system, and gain a better understanding of the judicial branch of government and the process by which a case comes to trial and a decision is rendered.

Touching Heart Skate Night

November 15


Skatequest - Reston

The members of the Touching Heart Club would like to invite you to our first event of the year - Skate Night at Skatequest, located at 1800 Michael Farraday Ct, Reston, VA.

***Skates are included***

The tickets are $8 at the door when you mention you are there to support RCMS and Touching Heart.  Our goal is to collect $300, which will provide food for the children at the Maranatha Children’s Home in Masaka, Uganda. 

We will also be raffling off gift cards, candy and more!!

Hope to see you there!

-Touching Heart

Join the RCMS PTA!

The RCMS PTA supports the school with funding for technology purchases, spirit events, student enrichment programs, staff development, staff appreciation events, and much more!  Go to www.rcmspta.org (use school code: 3MA6NU) to join the RCMS PTA.

To stay up to date on PTA news, please go to our website, likeus on Facebook and subscribe to RCMS PTA News You Choose emails.

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

Tune in here to find out what other schools are sharing about activities and events that may be of interest to you.

From Westfield HS: Westfield High School will host a community showing of the movie Angst, a documentary featuring interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they've learned about it. We invite all families in the Westfield Pyramid to attend on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 6:30PM in the Westfield Auditorium.