Panther Tales

September 30, 2022

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Para ver este boletín en otro idioma, haga clic aqui para abrir el boletín en la web. Desplázate hasta la parte inferior y haz clic en traducir. (To view this newsletter in another language, click here to open the newsletter on the web. Scroll to the bottom and click translate.)

News and Opportunities

Greetings, Ridgeview United families. Pantherpalooza is next week! Your student(s) won't want to miss one of our most popular annual events, sponsoring our Foundation. See below for more information as well as all the events coming up, volunteer opportunities and much more.

Upcoming Events

Here are some of our events at a glance. Please join us when you can!

  • Oct. 3: Basketball Tryouts (7th grade boys) Complete tryouts schedule

  • Oct. 4: Parent University Class: Student Success Skills

  • Oct. 6: Pantherpalooza after school

  • Oct. 7: College T-Shirt Day

  • Oct. 10-12: Fall Break - No School For Students

  • Oct. 17-21: Book Fair

  • Oct. 20: Ridgeview United Music Festival & Hispanic Heritage Dinner

  • Nov. 6: Save the Date! Hands on Ridgeview, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Check out our calendar for more ways to get involved.

Pantherpalooza is Next Week!

Inflatables, foam pit, dunk tank and more outdoor games? It must be time for Pantherpalooza! Our annual party for RCMS students will happen on Thursday, Oct. 6. Sponsored by our RCMS Foundation, Pantherpalooza will start right after school and requires a wristband. Purchase your wristband here and mark your calendars for this entertaining afternoon.
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Hispanic Heritage Spirit Week: Oct. 3-7

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Parent University Class: Student Success Skills

Join us virtually on Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. for an educational Parent University Class on our Student Success Skills program. Join the Teams meeting here.
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Ridgeview United Music & Hispanic Heritage Month Festival

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Please Donate to our Hispanic Heritage Dinner

At our Ridgeview United Music and Hispanic Heritage Month Festival, we need our families’ help to make a great celebration. Please see our donation needs below and contact our parent resource center at 470-254-8594 or or for more information.
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Keep the Spirit Cup - And Get Active to Support SSEF

Ridgeview has the school Spirit Cup for last year's virtual 5K / 10K / Step Race. Let's get active and win the cup again! SSEF funds initiatives in all Sandy Springs public schools. Join the Ridgeview team.

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Fall Break October 10-12

Students will be on Fall Break with no school and no remote learning October 10 through 12.

Bus Driver Appreciation Week Needs

Bus Driver Appreciation Week is Oct. 17-21! Our bus drivers play an important role in getting our kids to school safely. With the bus driver shortage in Fulton County, it more important than ever to let our drivers know how much we appreciate them. We are asking for donations to make this week really special! Our RCMS bus drivers always go the extra mile! Please Venmo donations to @Taryn-Lum-1 or PayPal to

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Book Fair

The RCMS Book Fair will take place in the Media Center Oct.17-21. Students will have the opportunity to visit and purchase books Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. We will also be open on Thursday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. during the Ridgeview United Music and Hispanic Heritage Month Festival. Parents, you may set up an eWallet for your student to shop during the school day or you may shop with your student Thursday afternoon.

Please click here for more information you may reach Mrs.Gunter at 470-254-8587.

To make this event a success, we need your help. Please sign up to volunteer.

School-Family Compact & Parent/Family Engagement Plan

As a school-wide Title I program, it is our responsibility to jointly develop and share our School-Family Compact and our Parent & Family Engagement Plans. Parents, school staff, and students partnered together to jointly develop the School-Family Compact and school Parent and Family Engagement Plan (PFEP) through input collected from feedback forms, surveys, and input meetings held annually in the spring; however, feedback is taken through the school year. For more information, you may contact the school at 470-254-8589. These documents can be viewed below or in English and Spanish on our Title I page.

  • School-Family Compact: Offers ways that we can work together to help students succeed. Compacts are being distributed now from homeroom teachers. We ask that each parent reads, signs, and returns the compact signature page. Click here for our compact.

  • Parent & Family Engagement Plan: Outlines how we will provide opportunities to improve family engagement to support student learning. Click here for our engagement plan.

  • FCS Parent & Family Engagement Plan: Outlines how the district will provide opportunities to improve family engagement. Click here for the FCS engagement plan.

These documents will be distributed in hard copy in the next few weeks. Please sign, date, and return the compact signature page by Oct. 31st. Find our compact, engagement plan, translated documents, all Title I documents by clicking to our Title I page.

Got News?

If you have news or an announcement that you would like to be considered for an upcoming issue of Panther Tales, which is sent out to our Ridgeview United families weekly, please fill out this form and submit it. The editorial team will review your request and will contact you with any questions.
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