Carson MS Weekly Updates -PTA Information-Week of April 8

Carson Middle School


Rachel Carson MS PTA Mission Statement

"Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering our school families and communities to advocate for all children."

 Important Dates


  • April 18: 6:30 pm Virtual PTA Meeting


  • May 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 16: PTA Elections for 2024-25 school year
  • May 18: 8-11 AM Panther Prowl Family 5K Run/Walk
  • May 22: 4-8 PM Chipotle Spirit Night


  • June 7: 5-7:30 PM 8th Grade Graduation Party 

Message from the PTA Board


Thanks to everyone who came out to our Big Buns Spirit Night last night! It was great to see everyone showing their school spirit!

We are also accepting nominations for next year’s PTA Board. As the saying goes “Many hands make light work.” Please consider joining the RCMS PTA Board to assist with the many events and initiatives the PTA supports at Rachel Carson. See below for details.

The Panther Prowl T-shirt design contest deadline has been extended through Friday. Details on how to submit are below. 

Now Accepting Nominations

Believe it or not, the Rachel Carson PTA is already planning for the 2024-2025 school year! Are you or is someone you know enthusiastic about supporting Rachel Carson and all of its students, teachers, and staff? We are soliciting nominations for several positions that will be open next year including:

  • President - oversees and coordinates the executive board to effectively run the PTA; presides at PTA board and association meetings; serves as the official contact, communicator, and representative of the PTA
  • Recording Secretary - takes minutes at board and association meetings; maintains and preserves PTA records and documents to pass on at the end of term
  • Financial Assistant - works closely with the treasurer and other financial officers in handling PTA funds; deposits funds in the PTA bank account and reconciles the bank account monthly
  • VP of Fundraising and Social Events - oversees and coordinates with individual event Chairpersons for PTA fundraising and social activities
  • Membership Chair - works with the membership committee to create and implement the annual membership campaign; promotes membership throughout the year; provides membership reports at PTA board and association meetings.
  • Basketball Game Chair - works closely with the RCMS After School Activities Specialist and the LHMS PTA Basketball Chair to plan and execute the annual RCMS vs. LHMS Basketball Game event
  • Restaurant Spirit Night Chair - arranges and coordinates for restaurant spirit nights throughout the school year
  • STEAM Night Chair - arranges and coordinates a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) event

Current Board members will assist new members with the transition. Please email if you are interested, or know of someone who would make a great addition to our team!

Panther Prowl T-Shirt Design Contest deadline extended


  • Should include a panther in your design
  • Be school appropriate (no bad images, language, etc.)
  • Limit to one submission per student
  • Include your name, grade and Panther Time teacher's name


Panther Prowl Raffle Prizes Needed

We are looking for parents who have goods or services to donate to our raffle. Do you own a business that could offer a raffle prize? Would you be willing to purchase something cool that would get kids excited about running a 5K with their friends? Shoot me an email and let's chat, Jen Connor Naylor,

Spirit Wear Still Available!

Did you miss out on spirit wear sold at the basketball game? You can still order through the website:


Become a Rachel Carson Corporate Sponsor!

Please check here to view the Carson Middle School Sponsorship package. We can get your company name out to an even wider audience. If you want to become a corporate sponsor or host a Spirit Event at your business, please email Thao Beirne at Thank you!

Support Our Sponsors

Would you like to see your company logo here? Head over to our Sponsors page to find out how!

Important Links




Instagram: @rcms.pta

Questions: Email