August 7, 2019
Welcome back to school, Rossmoor Family!
School has started but the sunny days of summer are still with us! We plan to channel that sunny spirit as we begin our 2019-20 school year! As usual we have lots of new and exciting things happening on campus. Whether you have a new student entering the school or have been around for more years than you would like to admit, we welcome you all into our family.
There are two groups dedicated to supporting our children, school and community here on campus: PTA and Friends of Rossmoor (FOR). Every day at Rossmoor you will see our amazing volunteers and your PTA and FOR dollars hard at work. Our goal every year is to support our school and to enrich our children’s education.
We are very excited to re-introduce you to our PTA website. www.rossmoorpta.org We have been working hard all summer to update the site. This website will help to integrate all our information, directory, spirit wear sales, purchases, welcome packet, PTA membership sales and many more things. Another exciting feature is it has an app that directly syncs to the website (Membership toolkit) that you can download onto your phones and receive all the latest information with push notifications.
A few other exciting things that is PTA supported include our new school garden which was completed at the end of last school year, so will be ready to go right away. We also have a new digital marquee with an option to purchase space to announce your well-wishes.
Last year, Rossmoor introduced our whole-school House System in which each student is sorted into one of four houses (Galahad, Gawain, Percival, Lancelot). This helps to provide a camaraderie and a sense of belonging to our students and encourages positive relationships across the school. FOR helped provide the banners, house shirts and flags for the houses.
We want to help support and provide programs that positively impact our students and staff and inspire them to achieve great things. In addition, we hope to leave a legacy and thoughtfully spend the money that we all work together to fundraise during events like Knight Run and Knightlife.
We hope you will support these incredible programs by joining our PTA and attending our events this year. Our goal is always to reach 100% membership and to give every student a voice. However, beyond joining the PTA we strongly encourage you to get involved at Rossmoor, at whatever level you choose. Whether it is attending a PTA or FOR meeting, volunteering in the classroom, helping during an enrichment event, such as our Ice Cream Social (8/16) or Campout (8/24) or assisting a classroom teacher by doing some projects at home, it ALL truly makes a difference.
To learn more about PTA or FOR and what is happening at Rossmoor, we invite you to follow us on Facebook, check out our websites or ask us questions any time, either in person or by email. We also invite you to attend our PTA/FOR Meet and Greet on Back-To-School Night at 4:30pm on August 22nd, our first PTA meeting on August 29th at 8:05am.
Jennifer Steece-PTA EVP
Tanya Doby-FOR President