Reminder:Tues., May 21 is a teacher in-service day. No school for students.
Parents of 8th Grade Students - Information on end of the year activites can be found under the "Activites" section of the RMS website or by clicking here.
Dates for Student Council Elections
Friday, May 10 - petitions to run were made available from Mrs. Reece and Mrs. Scharf
Wednesday, May 22 - petitions due by noon (6th to Scharf; 7th to Reece (No late petitions will be accepted)
Wednesday, May 29 - 6th grade speeches in auditorium at 6th period (6th grade elections at SOS)
Thursday, May 30 - 7th grade speeches in auditorium at 6th period (7th grade elections at SOS)
Athletes Who Say No - On May 24, we will have two "Athletes Who Say No" assemblies for 6th and 8th grades. The program is designed to inspire students to pursue healthy lifestyle choices.
May Cafeteria Specials -May 17 is a Flex Day in the Cafeteria. Check out the menu here. Additionally,Chick-Fil-A sandwiches will be served every Monday starting May 6. And don't forget the annual BBQ Lunch on Friday, May 24. Click here to see the BBQ menu.
5/16 Crossroads to NYC
5/16 Soundings Student Led Conferences
5/16-5/17 Keystone Exam Make Ups
5/17 7th & 8th Grade Musicians- High Note Music Fest at Dorney Park
RMS PTO Multicultural Committee's 2nd Annual ELL Picnic on May 21- English Language Learner (ELL) students and their families are invited to celebrate the diversity they bring to Radnor Township schools, by joining together for a day of food and fun. Please click here for more information.
Please Mark Your Calendar for Wednesday, May 22, 7 p.m. - Final PTO Meeting of the Year- As always, these meeting are open to our entire school community and we would love for you to join us. Learn more about the RMS Athletics Program, RMS After School Clubs and the Radnor Memorial Library's summer reading program. We will also be electing our 2013-2014 PTO Officers and Board of Directors. Your vote counts! The agenda is available here.
Celebrate Our Teachers & Staff! - Parent donations & help needed! The annual RMS PTO Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon will be held Friday, June 7, 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Don't miss your chance to celebrate and thank our fabulous RMS teachers and staff for a wonderful year! Donations are needed - drinks & desserts with a "Philly" theme and gift cards for raffle. Link to the "Sign Up Genius" form here to let us know how you can help Questions? Email Lisa Borowski (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Jennifer Saionz (email@example.com )
Attention 7th-grade parents - It is a tradition at Radnor Middle School for 7th grade parents to organize the 8th grade graduation reception. The reception takes place on June 13 in the RMS cafeteria and is open to all 8th graders and their families. We plan to serve wraps, pretzels, chips, grapes, desserts and drinks. We will also decorate the room with balloons. We need a few things from parents to make the event a success:
1.Monetary donations (we do have a budget but not enough to cover everything) Checks payable to “RMS PTO” in an envelope clearly marked for “Attn: 8th Grade Reception”. 2. Lots of finger desserts (no forks needed!) Examples: cookies, brownies, dessert bars, Chocolate pretzels, Rice Krispy treats. Food items can be dropped off at RMS on 6/13 anytime after 4:00 pm. 3. Volunteers to set-up from 4:30-6:30 on June 13 4. Volunteers to clean-up from 8-8:30 on June 13
Please contact the co-Chairs by email if you can provide an item listed above or you have any questions.Remember next year, this year’s 6th grade class will do it for us. Let’s pay it forward. Thanks in advance. Your co-Chairs: Mindy Halpern (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Jennifer Hahn(email@example.com)
The end of the year is fast appraoching, don't forget to register your child for your school's 2013-2014 Student Directory! All RTSD PTO’s and the RHS PTSA have joined forces to create one common online Student Directory Registration Website. The directories will still be printed and school specific, but now you can register online. Also, once you register your child, you will never have to register your child again. The information after this year will roll with your child until he/she graduates. You will be responsible for updating your record if your personal information changes or you need to withdraw a child from RTSD prior to graduation. Note: RHS families who registered online last year will have their information already in this system and can use their existing user name and password. You will need to add any additional family members to that record. Anyquestions, please contact your PTO/PTSA President. Click here to get started now.
Interested in advertising your business in the 2013-2014 RTSD Student Directories?Orders are now being accepted. We have streamlined our system to make placing an ad in any or all of the RTSD Student Directories even easier! Please click here for more information.
The RMS Girls Flannel Short PJs are the special this week from Anchors Aweigh! There arecool, new, high quality items are being added to Anchors Aweigh inventory all the time including 3/4 zip dry fit fabric jackets for men and women, flannel short pajamas, athletic shorts for girls and more! Please check outAnchors Aweigh.We appreciate your showing your RMS/Radnor pride and supporting our school!Save 15% off the RMS Girls Flannel Short PJs from Anchors Aweigh if you order between 5/19 - 5/25 by entering the coupon code "SPRING13".
Next Level Basketball Development Camp - June 17 - 20 6-8 p.m. The camp is structured for boys and girls entering the 4th-9th grades who are looking to improve their overall game. Coach Monahan and his staff will focus on teaching and drilling the fundamentals required to play at a high level. Skills will be reinforced using game situations. All skill levels are welcome. Teams will be made accordingly. Click here for more details.
Varsity Cheerleading at Radnor High School will soon host clinics and tryouts for the 2013-14 season!Pre-tryouts are Monday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 15 from 6-8 p.m. and actual tryouts are Monday, May 20 through Wednesday, May 22 from 6-8 p.m. All events are at the high school.
Radnor High School Football – All interested players (incoming grades 9-12) for RHS Football and parents should contact Coach Tom Ryan at 610-745-8000. Please sign up for RGBC (Radnor Gridiron Booster Club) updates by emailing Gretchen Andersen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our web site at www.radnorfootball.com for forms and detailed information.
Updated Mathematics information now on RTSD website: A new version of the Mathematics section of the district website is now live! The detailed information includes K-12 Scope and Sequence, Placement Criteria, descriptions of curricula, as well as other resources. Visit it now: http://www.rtsd.org/Page/13267
Radnor Educational Foundation (REF) announces spring grant awards! REF is delighted and proud to award the RHS Theater and Music Program $27,000 for sound and lighting upgrades to the RHS auditorium and black box theater. Radnor Elementary School PTO is awarded $3000 to host a traditional dance and music residency with Peter and Mary Alice Armidon. Thank you to our Grants Committee members and to the Radnor community for your generous support of REF. More than $90,000 has been awarded to teachers and the community this school year! To learn more visit www.radnoreducationalfoundation.org
Radnor Educational Foundation (REF) invites the Radnor communityto our Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. in the RMS Information Center. Please come and meet and mingle with our board members and student representatives. Discover and learn what REF has funded in program grants at all schools! More than $93,000 awarded to teachers and the community this school year. www.radnoreducationalfoundation.org
The Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive, held in memory of the grandmother of a Wayne Elementary School student, will take place on May 14 and will give Radnor residents the opportunity to save lives and support the Radnor A Better Chance program! For every unit of blood that is collected at the blood drive, Carol's family will make a contribution to Radnor ABC. If the blood drive collection surpasses last year's total of 81 units, the family will double their donation. And if 100 units or more are collected at the blood drive, Carol's family will triple their donation to Radnor ABC! The blood drive will take place on Tuesday, May 14, at the Radnor Township Building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All presenting donors will receive a gift bag, tasty snacks, and free entry into a prize drawing! To schedule an appointment, visit www.chablooddrive.org. For more information, contact Michelle Scolnick at (610) 688-7686 or email@example.com, or click here.
The PA Tax Credit (EITC) program…does it work for your company?? A gift to the Radnor Educational Foundation (REF) can provide your company with a substantial tax credit. Your contribution can impact the quality of our schools. It’s easy to apply! Pass-through entities, such as S-Corporations, Partnerships, LLs, etc., can now apply the same day as C-Corporations. Applications must be filed online by July 1 and are available at here or www.newpa.com/EITC. Programs supported with EITC funding include new theater equipment upgrades to the RHS auditorium/black box theater, STEM, robotics, and Radnor TV. Contact Joy Antonoplos at 610-688-8100 x6036.
RHS Football Clinic June 8 - RHS Football Coach Tom Ryan is hosting a football clinic on June 8, for fourth through eighth grade students. Coach Ryan, his coaching staff, and current RHS football players will conduct a three-hour clinic beginning at 9 a.m. Please click here for more detailed information and registration forms. If you have questions, contact Brad Lord, Bradley.Lord@rtsd.org
The Radnor High School Aquatic Intramural Program for K-8 students with special needs will be held at Radnor High School on Monday, April 1, 8, 22 and 29 and Monday, May 6 and 13 from 4 to 5 p.m. The program is under the direction of Mr. Chip Horner, instructor at Radnor High School, and Ms. Colgan Leaming Love, instructor at Radnor Middle School. For the past 15 years, Radnor Aquatic Intramural Program for Children with Special Needs has matched RHS students with Radnor Township School District students with special needs in the aquatic environment. The program is lead by Red Cross certified lifeguard/swimming instructors. RHS students share aquatic experience and expertise with young students’ special needs. Age appropriate aquatic skills, activities and experiences are developed and shared throughout the program. RHS 9th to 1th-grade students will work swimmingly along side the students in grades K-8. Contact Cathy in the RHS Pool at 610-293-0855 x3549 or 610-441-4074.
Upcoming Board Meeting: Tues., May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Radnor Township Municipal Building
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, visit www.rtsd.org/boardrecap.
Board Meeting TV schedule:
Comcast Channel 11, Verizon Channel 31
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.
Attention incoming RHS freshmen boys - Come check out the exciting, competitive sport of crew. Radnor Boys Crew Club will be conducting a Learn to Row program for RHS boys from Monday, August 19th through Saturday, August 24. Sessions will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. during the week and Saturday morning (8-10 a.m.) Learn to the basics of rowing from some of the best in the Philadelphia area! Registration materials will be available at www.rowradnor.org after July 1. Deadline for registration is August 12th. Questions - contact RBCCLTR@radnorcrew.org.
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