1st- 2nd Grade Grandparents Day
2nd- Fall Picture Day
5th- NO SCHOOL
6th- Apex Kick Off Assembly
7th- PreK & Kindergarten Grandparents Day
8th- 1st Grade Grandparents Day
15th- Apex Fun Run Celebration
21st- Vision/Hearing Screening
29th- Parent Advisory Council Meeting 9:30AM & Volunteer Orientation 10:00AM
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have further questions, email Nurse Lunn at email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital and printable brochures to help with parenting, behavior, and supporting your child in school.
Connect with Us!
Nancy Gurganus, Principal
Alisan Taylor, Principal
Teresa Jenkins, Registrar
Dr. Karen Farmer, Counselor
Cindy Pedersen, Nurse
Missy Lunn, Nurse