• April 6, 2019 Executive Board Meeting

    Posted by Stacey Schoeffler on 4/14/2019

    Executive Board Meeting Report

    April 6, 2019



    Meeting Start Time: 11 am

    Attendance: Marquex Faulkner, Tressa Ortiz, Stacey Schoeffler, Lizzie Huff, Laurie White, and Stacy Dillenburg.


    Meeting Notes:


    All Executive Board members were present for the meeting.  Discussed at the meeting were upcoming events: Movie Night, Silent Auction, Staff Appreciation, and current finances and outstanding expenses.   


    At meeting, discussion was had and motion was made regarding dissolution of PTA.  Board voted unanimously to approve the resolution and present the issue of dissolution for vote by general membership.



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  • March 15, 2019

    Posted by Stacey Schoeffler on 3/15/2019

    RHES PTA General Meeting Minutes

    March 15, 2019

    Meeting began at 1:31 pm

    Executive Board Members joining in by phone: Marquex Faulkner, Lizzie Huff & Laurie White

    Executive Board Members in attendance: Tressa Ortiz, Stacey Schoeffler & Stacy Dillenberg, joined by Mr. Davis, Mrs. O’Hara, Mrs. Parker and 3 parents.

    General Update given by Mr. Davis in Marquex Faulkner’s absence.

    • New playground is installed, has been inspected and approved by the county and is being used by the students! The ADA Pathway will be installed in the next 2-3 weeks as we receive the custom pavers (which have been shipped by the manufacturer!). The Playground builder will be meeting with Mr. Davis to discuss possibly moving playground pieces further apart to allow for more space for students to run and play safely.
    • The PTA has bought 4 large pavers with every teacher’s name on them to include in the pathway

    Treasurer’s Report given by Stacey Schoeffler in Lizzie Huff’s absence (see Treasurer Report)

    • We need a new auditor or 3 new people willing to audit our books for this fiscal year. More info to come.

    Events Update given by Tressa Ortiz

    • Movie Night
      • Event will be bigger this year and rain or shine. There will be 2 movies shown. Poll given during meeting and on social media. There will be face painting, a cake walk, some games and a silent auction
      • We need silent auction items! As you are brainstorming silent auction possibilities, please remember we are a tax exempt organization and any donation can be tax deductible.
      • Need many volunteers
      • Teachers will sell concessions
    • Staff Appreciation
      • This committee is in need of new members
      • Planning meeting will be held 3/21 at 10 am
      • Staff Appreciation week is May 6-May 10.

    Fundraising Update reported for Laurie White by Stacey Schoeffler

    • Box Tops earned the school $300 this month (down from last year)
    • Coca-Cola Gives Codes due 3/27. Winner to bring in most codes will win something for Movie Night
    • Spirit Nights/Events
      • Chalk & Sip with Mrs. Rinehart 3/22. Deadline to order project is Tuesday 3/19. Rinehart is donating 20% of sales from orders to the PTA.
      • Velocity Wings 3/28 from 5-8 pm
      • Mod Pizza (all day) and Sweet Frog (3-8pm) 4/4
      • Chick Fil A Battle of the Schools vs. Lovettsville Elementary School is the week of 4/22-4/26.

    Elections Update

    • Positions will be available for next year including VP of events. We need a Chairperson to take over determining which seats are available and developing a slate. Roles will be discussed at the May 6th General Meeting


    Admin Report

    • Mr. Davis explained “Life Lessons” we see on Bear Bytes and students are learning at school
      • How to be good people, and good citizens
      • He is very open to new life lesson ideas! Let him know!
    • Mrs. O’Hara explained more about the House System
      • Developed from the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, GA after the old “Bear Paws” PBIS program got old and the staff wanted something new.
      • After last year’s student survey it was determined that where RHES was lacking was in the students’ sense of community and connections within the school.
      • Teachers and students were assigned to different houses at random. They will remain in those houses for the duration of their time at RHES.
      • By utilizing an app that all the teachers and staff have on their smart phones, they can award points to the houses for positive actions they see students take. One example given was 3 kindergartners came in from recess when they were asked the first time and sat down in their line as instructed. Mr. Davis observed this and wanted to reinforce the behavior so he asked those students which houses they were in and awarded those houses points.
      • The house with the most points at the end of the week gets to come to the front of the school and to the House Dance! Check out the school webpage to see this week’s winning house!
      • Thursdays are House days and students are encouraged to wear House Colors. Houses get points for each student wearing their colors! Note, it does not have to be the T-Shirt that was just sold. Intention and effort is recognized so have fun!!
      • Points are called “Dojo Points”
    • Per Mr. Davis, there will be a “Tech Refresh” this summer. All the computers, and devices will be replaced. Students in 3rd-5th grade will receive their own Windows 10 device (this is different from other schools who’s 3rd-5th graders have ChromeBooks because we are a Code to the Future School). Students in K-2nd grades will have new ChromeBooks in their classrooms. It will be 2 students to one chromebook.

    Teacher Report

    • Given by Mrs. Parker
      • Teachers are putting together silent auction items for Movie Night
      • She will get a list of volunteers for concessions on Movie Night

    Next PTA General Meeting May 6, 2019 @ 1:30 in the teacher’s lounge

    Meeting closed at 2:08 pm

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  • June 4th 2018

    Posted by LARISSA SCHLOSSER on 6/6/2018

    June 4th, 2018 PTA General Meeting Minutes Emily Dickson, Marquex Faulkner, Larissa Schlosser, Tressa Ortiz, and Becky Nielsen were present, along with Mr. Davis and Mrs. O’hara. Mrs. Jewell and Mrs. Joseph were in attendance and 10 parents. 

    • President – Emily Dickson -
      1. School Supplies – Order your school supplies online and they’ll come to school and be on your child’s desk in August! This is not a fundraiser. Just a service for your convenience, if you want to use it. www.shopttkits.com with code 13911
    • Principal Report - June 4th was a day to celebrate all the wonderful volunteers at RHES. Mr. Davis thanked everyone by sending out an adorable video that the kids put together to thank all the parent volunteers. The school is extra amazing because of the parent help. Mr. Davis provided a light breakfast for volunteers the morning of Field Day. He thanked the board for all their hardwork the last two years, especially our President…Emily Dickson. He has big plans for the 5th grade promotion ceremony this year. A very student-led, personal ceremony this year.
    • The Green Team has some new ideas for next year and presented them to the Board. This Summer, the new Board will meet and start planning all the exciting new things for 2018-2019.
    • Treasurer Report – Jaime Phillips – The playground costs about $47k and we’re close to our goal and on target for next year. All reimbursements are due to Jaime by THIS FRIDAY!
    • Vice President of Events – Tressa Ortiz – No events until next school year! 
    • Vice President of Fundraising – Marquex Faulkner
      1. Spirit Nights – Thank you for supporting all our Spirit Nights! We’ve loved introducing some new ones this year and it’s been wonderful supporting the new local businesses! ***Monday – Chiptole 4-8pm ***Last one – Gruto’s on the last day of school!
      2. Rewards – Kristine Banks -Please keep collecting box tops and Coke rewards all Summer long! Be ready for the Fall contests! Your child probably brought home the state map so they can try to collect box tops from friends and family from other states. Color the states you receive box tops from this Summer and get entered in a contest this Fall!
    • Vote on new board for 2018-2019 The new Board members are:VP of Events – Tressa OrtizSecretary – Stacey Schoeffler
    • Volunteer Coordinator – Stacey Dillenburg
    • VP of Fundraising – Laurie White
    • President – Marquex Faulkner
    • Tresurer - Lizzie Huff
    • Teacher Report – The teachers truly feel spoiled by all the amazing parents at RHES and all the wonderful treats, gifts, lunches etc that they received this year. They feel very appreciative and feel like royalty being treated so well. The PTA provided them with a catered lunch from Justin Garrison during Field Day.


    Have a wonderful and safe Summer!  


    Chiptole spirit night

    Monday, June 4th 4-8pm

    Field Day

    Tuesday June 5th

    5th grade party at Dragon Yong-in

    Friday June 8th  10am to 1pm (set-up at 9am and clean-up at 1pm)

    5th grade promotion ceremony

    Monday June 11th 6:30pm

    Last Day of School & Gruto’s

    Wednesday, June 13th

    First Day back to school

    Thursday, Aug 23rd

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  • May 7th 2018 Meeting Minutes

    Posted by LARISSA SCHLOSSER on 5/12/2018

    RHES PTA General Meeting Agenda May 7, 2018 2:00pm

    In attendance from the Board – Emily Dickson, Tressa Ortiz, Marquex Faulkner, Larissa Schlosser, Jaime Phillips. Mr. Davis attended, along with Mrs. Hash, Mrs. Lyman, Mrs. Weiman and Mrs. Jewell. There were approximately 12 other parents in attendance.

    1. Welcome – President, Emily Dickson – Emily welcomed everyone and thanked everyone for their help in making Staff Appreciation Week such a success. The committee, Katie McKinley, Jennifer Lins, Larissa Schlosser, Tressa Ortiz, Kunhal Shah, Becky Nielsen, Liz McDonald and Marquex Faulkner planned and organized an amazing week. But a big thank you to parents who donated, contributed, volunteered time and made the week extra great.
    2. Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer, Jaime Phillips – Jaime went over the Treasurer report stating we are in good shape for next year’s playground. She needs all receipts and reimbursements by June 8th so she can close out books for the year. The next big event is the 5th grade party.
    3. Officer Nominations – Nominations Chair, Regina Brzozowsky – At the next meeting, on June 4th, we will vote on next year’s board nominations. There is still time to nominate someone for a position. We are always looking for chairs and co-chairs too!
    1. Update on Spirit Nights – Spirit Night Chair, Marquex Faulkner – Lots of great spirit nights for the last weeks of the school year. Let’s finish the year with a bang and enjoy these nights off of cooking, plus a great family activity at Wegmeyer Farms! Meet up with friends to start off Summer at Gruto’s on the last day of school.

          - May 16 Velocity Wings 5-9pm

    - May 24 Wegmeyer Farms Strawberry picking all day

          - May 31 MOD Pizza all day

          - June 4 Chipotle 4-8pm

          - June 13 Gruto’s 4-6pm LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!

    1. Store Rewards/Box Tops/Coke Rewards Update – Box Tops is going more towards using the App! Clip those box stops but you can also scan your grocery receipt for more chances to raise money for your school. Some products are taking the box top off the box but you can scan your receipts for points! Turn in Coke Rewards now for double points! Thank you to Kristine Banks for doing an amazing job this year and continuing next year! We’ve raised more money than in past years and been on target for our goals! Thank you!
    2. WHS Scholarship Winner - $500 scholarship to former RHES student Jennifer Tapia-Rios
    3. Green Team Report – Mrs. Hash/Mrs. Lyman – The Green Team is growing! New and exciting things are planned! There are flower beds for each grade level. The Zurschmeide’s came and helped get the area ready, a big thanks to them. There will be Farm Families of the week. They are planning to have the kids make bowls in Art and then do a Soup Night next year from the Garden and help serve the Western Loudoun Food Bank. There are many ways you can help the Green Team, if interested contact Mrs. Hash or Mrs. Lyman!
    4. Huntington Learning Center – Tara Aycock – A new facility in Purcellville brought two spokes persons to RHES to talk about their services. If you need tutoring or studying help for your child, they have resources for everyone. They have an ADHD program, tutor all subjects and K-12 grades. They also have a Summer Reading program.
    5. Admin Report – Mr. Davis/Mrs. O’Hara – Mr. Davis expressed his huge thanks for the special Staff Appreciation Week. He said everyone felt very appreciated and loved. It was a real treat all week. We are on target for the playground next year. We have the builder ready and hope to get this done next year. Also, Mr. Davis thanked Kathi Hottinger for her efforts pulling together Screen Free Week.
    6. Teacher Report – Mrs. Joseph/Mrs. Jewell – Mrs. Jewell said Staff Appreciation Week was amazing and we made them feel truly lucky to work here and very appreciated.
    7. Help Wanted: Membership Chairperson!
    8. New Business
    • New School Supply vendor – our previous vendor was a RHE Mom with her own business but has taken on a new job. We’re looking into other vendors for this.
    • Field Day help needed (June 5) – See Mr. T’s sign up genius to help at Field Day!
    • Teachers provided lunch by the PTA
    • It was brought up that the Green Team could use some gardening tools. If anyone has any extra tools laying around, please consider donating them to the green team. Extra shovels, racks, etc are welcomed.
    1. Upcoming Dates

                - Epic Build Monday May 14th 8:30-10

    - May 16 5-8pm Family Disc Golf Night

                - May 28 Memorial Day, no school

                - June 4th – Last PTA Meeting 2pm

                - June 5, Field Day

                - June 8, 5th Grade Party   Contact Larissa for questions – lnschlosser@verizon.net

                - June 11 6:30, 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

                - June 13, Last day of school!

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