PTSA Holiday Donation Drive Nov 30 - Dec 11
RHMS PTSA will be hosting a Holiday Donation Drive for the next 2 weeks to help struggling RHMS families. RHMS PTSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit so all donations to our organization are tax-deductible. Donations to our PTSA also qualify for employer-matching. Please click on the "Donate" option in the menu to the left to donate to our PTSA. We will be accepting donations into our restricted COVID-19 fund as well as our general PTSA fund. All donations received into our COVID-19 fund between November 30 and December 11 will be used to purchase gift cards for RHMS families that have been negatively impacted ... read full article
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Yumna Green 
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11/30/2020-12/11/2020

Staff Appreciation Slideshow
Many thanks to all of the students that submitted pictures for our first Staff Appreciation slideshow - a Fall/Halloween themed  slideshow thanking our hardworking and much-appreciated RHMS staff! The link to that slideshow is below. PTSA is planning a second Staff Appreciation slideshow - this time the theme will revolve around the traditions, festivals and holidays that are important to our families. Some examples include Thanksgiving, Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, etc. Students can email pictures of themselves with either physical or digital messages of thanks to president@rhmsptsa.org   All pictures received before December 14th will be included in the slideshow. We love our RHMS ... read full article
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Yumna Green 
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11/4/2020-12/30/2020

PTSA is seeking volunteers
RHMS PTSA could not do the amazing work we do without volunteer help and support. This year, thanks to the pandemic, our volunteer needs have diminished but it's not zero. RHMS PTSA REALLY needs your help with the following volunteer positions: Nominating Committee (3 people) Financial Review Committee (3 people) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion chair (1-2 people) Membership Chair (1 person) Legislation/Advocacy Chair (1 person) If you are interested in serving in any of these positions, or if you have questions, please email PTSA President, Yumna Green . Thank you! ... read full article
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Yumna Green 
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11/12/2020-12/23/2020

RHMS School Counselors Offer Help and Encouragement
If you and your family are finding this new learning situation to be challenging, are struggling financially, or have questions and concerns but aren't sure where to turn, please reach out to the RHMS Counseling Office. The RHMS Counselors have an amazing toolkit and access to resources that may be able to help you and your family through a difficult time. RHMS Counseling Office: Andrea Fields , Registrar Danielle MacDonald , Counselor 6th Grade Carolyn Stelling , Counselor 7th Grade Veronica Nelson , Counselor 8th Grade ... read full article
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Andrea Knott 
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8/21/2020-12/31/2020

Coronavirus Concerns and Resources
Dear Rose Hill Middle School families. RHMS PTSA understands that these are uncertain and unprecedented times that can lead to heightened anxiety and stress for our students and families. For that reason RHMS PTSA has collected a group of links to websites to keep you informed and link you to relevant resources.  RHMS PTSA urges all families who need assistance to contact their RHMS school counselor in addition to the organizations and resources listed below.    RESOURCES School counselors  may have access to additional resources not listed here.   LWSD's COVID-19 Info page  has lots of helpful LWSD resources - everything from how ... read full article
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Membership Meeting TONIGHT at 6pmYumna Green10/6/202010/6/2020
Membership Meeting TONIGHT at 6pm
Please join us for our very first RHMS PTSA Membership Meeting. It will be a short 30 minute meeting. Come and meet the board, hear from our principal and approve our budget and standing rules. Meeting link below. Time: Oct 6, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77469344806?pwd=Mm45bC84Rll2dmFZUHZIcStRYWVRdz09 Meeting ID: 774 6934 4806 Passcode: q50RNg If you have any questions, please email our PTSA President, Yumna Green, at president@rhmsptsa.org   ... read full article
8th Gr. Parent/Guardian Check-in event TONIGHTYumna Green9/21/20209/21/2020
8th Gr. Parent/Guardian Check-in event TONIGHT
The emotional check-in event for parents and guardians of 8th grade students take place TONIGHT, September 21, at 6:15pm. If you missed the 6th and 7th grade check-ins, feel free to join us tonight also. You can join this online event via the following link:  Join Meeting   ... read full article
RHMS Laptop Pickup is August 25, 26, 27!Andrea Knott8/20/20208/27/2020
RHMS Laptop Pickup is August 25, 26, 27!
Parents and Students! It is time to pick up your RHMS-issued laptops for the 2020-21 school year! Laptop Agreement: First things first. All NEW STUDENTS to RHMS must print out and sign the  Laptop Agreement Form and BRING IT WITH YOU when you pick up your student's laptop. ( click here to open the form ) Laptop Pickup: To help the process run smoothly, please closely follow the following pickup guidance and schedules. Pick up laptops at the circle noted on the map sent by Principal Gorder ( click here to see map ). Refer to the schedule below to know when ... read full article
PTSA Holiday Donation Drive Nov 30 - Dec 11Yumna Green11/30/202012/11/2020
PTSA Holiday Donation Drive Nov 30 - Dec 11
RHMS PTSA will be hosting a Holiday Donation Drive for the next 2 weeks to help struggling RHMS families. RHMS PTSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit so all donations to our organization are tax-deductible. Donations to our PTSA also qualify for employer-matching. Please click on the "Donate" option in the menu to the left to donate to our PTSA. We will be accepting donations into our restricted COVID-19 fund as well as our general PTSA fund. All donations received into our COVID-19 fund between November 30 and December 11 will be used to purchase gift cards for RHMS families that have been negatively impacted ... read full article
Parent/Guardian Virtual Connection EventAndrea Knott11/18/202011/24/2020
Parent/Guardian Virtual Connection Event
Join us at 6pm on November 23, 2020 for our next our next parent/guardian connection event! These check-ins are a great way for parents to connect with one another, ask and answer questions, and chat informally. Please email  president@rhmsptsa.org if you have specific questions in advance of the meeting. Teams Meeting link:  https://bit.ly/3fe9QdP  ... read full article
Staff Appreciation SlideshowYumna Green11/4/202012/30/2020
Staff Appreciation Slideshow
Many thanks to all of the students that submitted pictures for our first Staff Appreciation slideshow - a Fall/Halloween themed  slideshow thanking our hardworking and much-appreciated RHMS staff! The link to that slideshow is below. PTSA is planning a second Staff Appreciation slideshow - this time the theme will revolve around the traditions, festivals and holidays that are important to our families. Some examples include Thanksgiving, Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, etc. Students can email pictures of themselves with either physical or digital messages of thanks to president@rhmsptsa.org   All pictures received before December 14th will be included in the slideshow. We love our RHMS ... read full article
Reflections PTA arts recognition program Trisha Tripathi10/26/202011/3/2020
Reflections PTA arts recognition program
Reflections National PTA arts recognition program call for entries. Entry deadline : November 2, 2020 Students will submit digital version of their completed works of art in one, or all, of the available arts categories: Visual Arts (JPG/JPGE/PNG format), Literature (PDF format), Music Composition (MP3 & WAV format), Photography ((JPG/JPGE/PNG format), Dance Choreography (MP4 & AVI format), Film Production (MP4 & AVI format). There is also a special artist division for students with disabilities. For entry forms and upload link, please visit our  Reflections  page.  ... read full article
Send us your THANK YOU pics for the slide showYumna Green10/20/202011/1/2020
Send us your THANK YOU pics for the slide show
PTSA is looking to put together a slide show of thanks for our amazing RHMS staff! So, for the rest of October, we're collecting pictures of  RHMS  students holding "Thank you" signs. Students can feel free to dress up in Halloween costumes, show off their pumpkin carving skills or incorporate Fall leaves in their "Thank you" pics. The slideshow will be shared with  RHMS  staff and on our Facebook page. Please email your pics to  president@ rhms ptsa.org  by no later than  November 1st, 2020 . Thank you. ... read full article
JOIN PTSA TODAY AND STAND A CHANCE TO WINYumna Green10/5/202010/31/2020
JOIN PTSA TODAY AND STAND A CHANCE TO WIN
When parents, teachers, family members and community members join PTSA, we show our support for students in an impactful and meaningful way. RHMS PTSA has a long history of supporting and enhancing student learning. We do it by providing funding for mini grants, student planners, the WEB Leaders peer-mentoring program, Pantry Packs, Emergency Preparedness supplies, Staff Appreciation and more!   Returning families can renew their PTSA membership and new families can join RHMS PTSA at https://mp.gg/ggktr Everyone who joins RHMS PTSA before October 31st, 2020 will have their name entered into a drawing for the chance to win one of 2 Starbucks gift cards. We understand ... read full article
Welcome Message from PTSA PresidentYumna Green8/27/20209/30/2020
Welcome Message from PTSA President
Dear RHMS families,  Welcome to a new school year! 2020-21 is sure to be a year that brings change and challenges for our children – which is why, now more than ever, RHMS PTSA is committed to creating opportunities for community, connection and support for all our families. PTSA = Prepared, Trusted, Steady, Anchored (i.e. “What stays the same?”) PTSA will continue to advocate for all children, will continue to share relevant information and will continue to offer helpful resources and programs for our students and families. For example, we still plan to offer a Reflections Art Competition; provide access ... read full article
PTSA is seeking volunteersYumna Green11/12/202012/23/2020
PTSA is seeking volunteers
RHMS PTSA could not do the amazing work we do without volunteer help and support. This year, thanks to the pandemic, our volunteer needs have diminished but it's not zero. RHMS PTSA REALLY needs your help with the following volunteer positions: Nominating Committee (3 people) Financial Review Committee (3 people) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion chair (1-2 people) Membership Chair (1 person) Legislation/Advocacy Chair (1 person) If you are interested in serving in any of these positions, or if you have questions, please email PTSA President, Yumna Green . Thank you! ... read full article
Congratulations to our membership winners!Yumna Green11/4/202011/18/2020
Congratulations to our membership winners!
Congratulations to RHMS PTSA members, Yumiko Suzuki and Joy Randall ! They have each won a $10 Starbucks gift card. Thank you to everyone who has joined RHMS PTSA. If you have not yet joined, you can still do so at  https://mp.gg/ggktr Special thanks to our VP of Programs, Susan Davis, and our President, Yumna Green, for donating the gift cards. ... read full article
RHMS PTSA making a difference in a very different yearYumna Green10/30/202011/13/2020
RHMS PTSA making a difference in a very different year
2020 has been a very different school year for our students, teachers and families and our PTSA is committed to making a difference in a very different year. So what has RHMS PTSA done so far this year? PTSA has... …awarded more than $2,500 in  mini grants . These grants help to support everything from a student-authored book contest to the RHMS pantry. Many thanks to our mini grant committee - Conni, Jorge and Michela. ...provided planners for all students. ...handed out complimentary fridge magnets and granola bars to students. ...organized a staff appreciation event for RHMS staff (care cups). ...hosted 3 ... read full article
Volunteers needed on September 23, 2020Yumna Green9/13/20209/23/2020
Volunteers needed on September 23, 2020
RHMS PTSA needs your help to hand out textbooks and learning materials to students/families in their vehicles on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 between 9am and 4pm. This is a new date from what was originally planned. The volunteer day has been divided into 3 different time slots so pick the time slot that works for you.  ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK, FOLLOW THE ATTESTATION/SCREENING PROCESS UPON ARRIVAL AT THE SCHOOL AND BE LWSD APPROVED.  You can check your LWSD approval status at  https://www.lwsd.org/get-involved/volunteering-in-lwsd    Please review the available volunteer time slots and sign up at  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4dacaf2ba46-textbook   Donations to ... read full article
RHMS Remote Learning Quick LinksAndrea Knott8/28/20209/16/2020
RHMS Remote Learning Quick Links
Here is a summary of the helpful links and resources that Principal Gorder ( jgorder@lwsd.org ) shared in the email sent to all RHMS families around 4PM on Friday, August 28th. Be sure to keep an eye out for emails from Principal Gorder, and keep an eye on the school website https://rhms.lwsd.org/  for additional information and resources. Back to School Resources RHMS Remote Learning Schedule   Be sure to review the published remote learning schedule . The first day of school is Tuesday, September 1st. Students will begin in their 1st period class at 9AM. Student Class Schedules Student schedules ... read full article
August 2020 LWSD Family Information SessionsAndrea Knott8/21/20209/15/2020
August 2020 LWSD Family Information Sessions
Two Live Broadcast events were held by a number of District administrators on August 18-19, 2020. These sessions covered updates on the District’s Equity work, Elementary Education, Special Education Services, Secondary Education, Family Technology Supports, and Health & Safety. If you missed the broadcasts, recordings are available on the Return to School Task Force webpage . ... read full article
LWSD Return to School Information SessionsAndrea Knott8/15/20208/20/2020
LWSD Return to School Information Sessions
View all Return to School Updates here .  School starts Tuesday, September 1st!  August 18 & August 19 - Family Information Sessions: Microsoft Teams Live Events LWSD will host two Family Information Sessions next week. These sessions are designed to help answer the questions that families have asked on the topics of equity, special education, elementary programming, secondary (middle school and high school) programming, Classroom Teams and health & safety. Please join us for these events. They will also be recorded and available after the event on the LWSD website . Live captions will be available in   Chinese (simplified), Hindi, Portuguese, ... read full article
RHMS School Counselors Offer Help and EncouragementAndrea Knott8/21/202012/31/2020
RHMS School Counselors Offer Help and Encouragement
If you and your family are finding this new learning situation to be challenging, are struggling financially, or have questions and concerns but aren't sure where to turn, please reach out to the RHMS Counseling Office. The RHMS Counselors have an amazing toolkit and access to resources that may be able to help you and your family through a difficult time. RHMS Counseling Office: Andrea Fields , Registrar Danielle MacDonald , Counselor 6th Grade Carolyn Stelling , Counselor 7th Grade Veronica Nelson , Counselor 8th Grade ... read full article
Coronavirus Concerns and Resources7/23/202012/31/2020
Coronavirus Concerns and Resources
Dear Rose Hill Middle School families. RHMS PTSA understands that these are uncertain and unprecedented times that can lead to heightened anxiety and stress for our students and families. For that reason RHMS PTSA has collected a group of links to websites to keep you informed and link you to relevant resources.  RHMS PTSA urges all families who need assistance to contact their RHMS school counselor in addition to the organizations and resources listed below.    RESOURCES School counselors  may have access to additional resources not listed here.   LWSD's COVID-19 Info page  has lots of helpful LWSD resources - everything from how ... read full article
Curriculum Night Videos - Available On DemandAndrea Knott9/25/202010/17/2020
Curriculum Night Videos - Available On Demand
This year’s Curriculum Night was adapted to a remote environment. A   live event was held through the Microsoft Teams platform on Sep 29 with the RHMS administrative team. The event was recorded and the link to the live recording as well as short recordings from each of the teachers and counselors are available on the school’s website for anyone who was not able to attend live.  https://rhms.lwsd.org/activities/curriculum-night   ... read full article
Optional Summer ReadingDenise Ferguson7/9/20208/31/2020
Optional Summer Reading
Rose Hill supports literacy by providing a summer reading program for all students. Our students get a head start in the fall by coming prepared to discuss books they have read over the summer, and can immediately begin the process of literary analysis. While you are not required  to complete "Summer Reading" and hand in a form on the first day of school as in previous years, we highly recommend you keep reading! What To Read? "Check out" the 2020-21 LWSD Battle of the Books list for middle school Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (Graphic Novel) The Truth as Told ... read full article