Tiger Tales

September 2022

RPS Newsletter


1st- 2nd Grade Grandparents Day

1st-8th-BOOK FAIR

2nd- Fall Picture Day


6th- Apex Kick Off Assembly

7th- PreK & Kindergarten Grandparents Day

8th- 1st Grade Grandparents Day

LSGT 3:00pm

15th- Apex Fun Run Celebration

21st- Vision/Hearing Screening

29th- Parent Advisory Council Meeting 9:30AM & Volunteer Orientation 10:00AM

Principal Announcements

Happy September! As always, we appreciate you allowing us to teach your children each and every day. August has been a busy month for your children. They have been working on reviewing school rules and routines, developing new friendships, completing assessments, and working on their grade level standards.

We have enjoyed having volunteers back in the building this year as well as hosting a Grandparent’s Day once again!

Our first big fundraiser, the APEX fun run, begins this week and we will need volunteers and spectators, so please feel free to join us on Sept. 15. A schedule will be sent home later this week. You will be receiving information on how to support this event. Your PTO will also be launching a membership drive in September.

We have a large number of car riders this year. It is extremely helpful if they are ready to get out of the car when you arrive. All students need to exit the car from the passenger side.

Please remember to read to or with your child at least 20 minutes a day.

Title 1 Parent Engagement

This is a busy month at RPS!! I hope you have seen the volunteer sign up I posted on Dojo. This is how I will post events that need volunteers. Feel free to message me on Dojo or email me if you have any questions.

To complete the Fall Survey: Click here to complete.

To RSVP for the Volunteer Orientation and Parent Advisory Council scheduled for September 29th, click HERE


Membership Drive forms should come home this week! I hope you will join and help us in supporting RPS!

Have questions about PTO? Join us for a Meet and Greet! Meet the PTO board officers, find out what we do for the school, and learn how you can get involved!


Cafe News

Meals will not be free this year, unless you apply and qualify!

You can apply for free or reduced lunch by

using this link: www.lunchapplication.com

Have question? Visit for more information: www.catoosa.k12.ga.us/departments/child_nutrition/free_and_reduced_meal_statement_and_information

Make sure to put money on your child's meal account. You can use this link:https://www.k12paymentcenter.com/ or send in a check to your child's teacher.

Notes from the Nurse

The Vision Hearing screening will be held on September 21. All of 1st grade will be screened. Kindergarten and 2nd grade screened upon request. If you would like to help volunteer to help, email twilson.rps@catoosa.k12.ga.us

If you have further questions, email Nurse Lunn at mlunn.rps@catoosa.k12.ga.us

Counselor Corner

Character Education Trait

  • Character Education Trait for September is RESPONSIBILITY- taking care of one’s self and others; to carry out a duty or task carefully and thoroughly.

Introduction to the School Counselor

Welcome to RPS! I am excited about this school year and the opportunities it offers in working

with your child. As a school counselor, I am an educator trained in school counseling, just as

other educators are trained in math, science, or language arts. My job at RPS is to develop and

implement a comprehensive school counseling program designed to meet the needs of every

student. School counselors work to help all students develop personal/social skills, academic

skills, and career skills that will aid them throughout their educational career and in life. I am

here to help and support you and your family. You may refer your child when you see a need. I

am always glad to talk with you and discuss the counseling program further or any areas of concern. kfarmer.rps@catoosa.k12.ga.us

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Nancy Gurganus, Principal


Alisan Taylor, Principal


Valerie Bonine,

Assistant Principal


Teresa Jenkins, Registrar


Dr. Karen Farmer, Counselor


Cindy Pedersen, Nurse


Missy Lunn, Nurse