Ithan Elementary School

IES

July 24, 2014 
    

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Top News
 
RTSD Requests Feedback on District Mission Statement Drafts of a new district mission statement were created with input from the Strategic Plan Committee. Community members are invited to share their feedback via a survey through August 29.

WES Principal Tony Rybarczyk Named New Director of Elementary Education; Dr. Maureen McQuiggan named new Director of Curriculum and Instruction/Professional Development
by the School Board at its monthly meeting on June 24. Read more.

RTSD Board Appoints New Business Administrator The board approved Michelle Diekow at its June 24 meeting. Current business administrator Tim Vail is retiring effective August 4. Read more.

RTSD Earns National Communications Award for Social Media The district was named a National School Public Relations Association Golden Achievement Award winner. Honorable Mentions were also received for video and print. Read more.

eNewsletter Notice The first eNewsletter of the 2014-15 school year will arrive in your inbox on Sun., August 24.

From the School

Planning ahead? Check out the district and IES calendar on www.RTSD.org to see what's in store for the 2014-15 school year, including information about the fall Open House.

Important Information for Incoming Kindergarteners: Orientation Schedule | Supply List

Fall Registrations:
Please remember registrations of new students should be done as soon as possible to help with class size planning. Visit the office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pick up registration materials. If you know of any families planning on moving into Ithan's boundaries during the summer, please let the office know. It is much appreciated!

Students Moving or Transferring Parents, please let the office know ASAP if you are not returning to Ithan or are moving within the district.
 

From the PTO

Ithan PTO eMinders is your resource for all PTO news and events: Click here to get the latest PTO news.

Student Directory Update and Registration Deadline - July 31
If you are new to the district or have never registered your family's contact information in our PTO/PTSA Student Directory database previously OR you need to update your contact information in the database, please do so now at www.RTSDStudentDirectory.com by July 31.

If you are already have a student(s) enrolled in the district and registered in the directory and are just now enrolling another student, please add him/her to your existing directory account by logging in with the UserID and password you created when you initially set up your directory account. If you have any questions, please contact us at RTSDStudentDirectory@gmail.com.

PTO Parent Sponsor Thank You 
The Ithan PTO would like to thank all the families that generously contributed to the Parent Sponsor Program this year. We were able to raise over $17,000 because of your support. All our children directly benefit from this program. We hope you have a wonderful summer break! Click here for the honor roll.

PTO Executive Board for 2014-15 On Wed., June 4, the members of the PTO approved the new slate of the Executive Board, Board of Directors and Committee Chairpeople. Below is your new Executive Board for 2014-15:

President: Mary Gildea
VP of Clubs: Meg Van Horn
VP of Fundraising: Sadhvi Khanna
Treasurer: Lynn Ernst
Secretary: Kim Kent

Thank you to all who have offered to give their valuable time to IES. Without all the volunteers, our PTO, the events and functions could not exist! We are very grateful for all of our volunteers. THANK YOU!
                

5th-Grade Parents: Click for the 5th-Grade Page with important dates and information! Looking for ways to stay connected as your child enters middle school? Volunteer for the RMS PTO! Sign-up online or print this form. Many opportunitites are available, check out the RMS PTO website for more info! Questions, comments or ideas? Contact Denick Herrin.

Radnor Spirit Gear is finally here for one and all! The PTOs and PTSA have come together to make buying Radnor Spirit Gear for your family so much easier. Click here to begin ordering from one centralized site for everyone, no matter what school! There is a big selection of new merchandise for kids and adults. Go online now to order and get ready to show your Radnor school spirit!

From the District

Background in Marketing and Branding?
Radnor Educational Foundation is celebrating our 20th anniversary and is looking for an experienced individual to assist with our 2014 Marketing and Branding Campaign. This volunteer position will work with the Marking & Communications Committee to help update and strengthen the REF brand and to share our story with the Radnor community. For more information, please email info@radnoreducationalfoundation.org.

2014-15 District Calendar
        
Parents of students 14-years-old or older with a disability, please click here for a request from the Pennsylvania Training & Technical Assistance Network.

Follow RTSD on Twitter: @RadnorTSD. Learn more.
 
From the School Board

Upcoming Meetings: August 12 Finance (5 p.m.), Facilities (6:30 p.m.) August 26 School Board (7 p.m.)

Recent Videos: 7/22 Curriculum Gov't Relations/Communications Policy 6/24 School Board 6/10 Finance Facilities


Board Recaps: Stay up to date with what the RTSD school board is doing. There are board recaps posted after each meeting. For the board recap page, click here.
 
Board Meeting TV schedule: Comcast Channel 8, Verizon Channel 30
RTSD Board Meeting: Mondays at 10 a.m.; Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; Fridays at 6 p.m
RTSD Board Committee Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 1 p.m.
 
 
The mission of the Radnor Township School District is to inspire in all students the love of learning and creating, and to empower them to discover and pursue their individual passions with knowledge, confidence, and caring to shape the future.
 
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