Carson MS Weekly Updates -PTA Information-Week of May 6

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



  • May 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 16: 6:30 PM Virtual PTA Meeting with 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, Franklin Farm


  • June 7: 5:30-8:00 PM 8th Grade Graduation Party 

Message from the PTA Board



You all have provided an amazing spread for the Teacher Appreciation Sweets Buffet today! Check out all the goodies our awesome teachers enjoyed! A big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed!

Plan to join our virtual PTA Meeting next Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 pm. Zoom link included below.

Remember to register for the Panther Prowl to get a t-shirt and have your student be eligible for the last in-school prize raffle next week! Follow us on IG @rcms.pta and Facebook for more updates.

May 16 Virtual PTA Meeting

We invite you to attend our virtual PTA Meeting next Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 pm via Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 946 8708 8521

Passcode: 673196 

We will be holding elections for next year's Board and need YOUR help next school year to carry out the events and activities that enrich your student's educational experience! Whether you have an hour a week or an hour a month to volunteer, we can find the right leadership position for you! The following positions are open on our Board:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Registration 

You are not going to want to miss this event of fun, food, and exercise! 

Register here for the Panther Prowl Family Fun 5K Run/Walk!

May 18th, 8 - 11 am

Can’t be there on May 18? Join us virtually! Register, get your t-shirt and a virtual raffle ticket, and get your steps in wherever you may be that morning or afternoon! We don’t want you to miss out! 

Registration Prices:: 

$20 for RCMS Student or Individual only

$40 for a Family registration

$15 for an extra T-shirt

Registering after May 6th? Shirts will be available for pickup on May 31st.

Register here.

Families that need assistance with the fee, please contact Mr. Barrows,

Panther Prowl Spirit Days

All staff members and registered students are requested to wear their Panther Prowl t-shirts every Wednesday leading up to May 18.

Panther Prowl Shirts designed by: Eliana E. & Blaize C. 

Thank you to all the students who submitted design entries!

Panther Prowl

Panther Prowl Prize Winners!

Registered students are eligible to win in-school raffle prizes. Our last raffle will be next Wednesday 5/15. Register today so your child can be eligible to win fun prizes ahead of race day!

The Panther Time classes with the highest number of Panther Prowl registrants will receive a donut party the week after the Prowl. PE teachers also plan to offer incentives for registering.

This week’s raffle winners won a $5 Giant Food gift card. Congratulations to Lucas D, Jackson F, Melbourne G, Joe I, Pranauv K, Tara L, Gage M, Martin P, Anvit R, & Ian W.

Thanks for registering. We hope you enjoy your raffle prizes!

Fundraiser Spirit Night at Chipotle Franklin Farm

Wednesday, May 22nd 4:00-8:00 PM

PTA fundraiser

Wednesday, May 22nd 4:00-8:00 PM

Take a night off from cooking dinner and join us at Chipotle at 13354 Franklin Farm Rd, Herndon to show your school spirit! Show the Attached Flyer at checkout to ensure RCMS PTA is credited with the sale.

In addition to in-restaurant sales, we are now opening up our fundraisers to online sales as well. For online and Chipotle Rewards app orders, guests can apply the coupon code, “NPDKC7N” in the Coupon Code line at checkout. Ordering online is quick and easy and allows guests to skip the line by grabbing their meal at our Quick Pick-Up station or where pick-up windows are present. Please make sure you are signed into your rewards account to use this code, if you are not already a member, please sign up! This is a great option for guests who prefer to dine at home or on the go but still want to support our organization.

Save the Date: 8th Grade Party

Parents of all 8th graders, please block your students' calendar for June 7th, 5:30-8pm to attend the 8th Grade Graduation Celebration. The theme this year will be Hawaiian/Luau and the event will be free for all 8th graders. The planning committee is busy putting the details together which involves food, a DJ, and plenty of activities.  As we get closer, more details will be provided so be on the lookout for sign-up opportunities to support and chaperone the event.

PTA Website is Moving!

The PTA website is moving to Givebacks at This was a unanimous decision taken during our PTA General Meeting to save money and have all content available in one place.

If you have any questions or concerns please email

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!

Important Links




Instagram: @rcms.pta

Questions: Email