Ray Marsh Newsletter

Sept. 9, 2019

Upcoming Events at RM

Sept. 13th

  • Early Dismissal Day 12:30p

Sept. 17th

  • Johnny's RM Family Day fundraiser-mention RM when ordering and the PTA gets 20% back
  • PTA Mtg. 6:30p

Sept. 19th

  • 5th grade band and strings concert/info. night 5:30p

Sept. 20th

  • PTA Carnival 5:30-8:00p

Sept. 21st

  • Fall Clean Up Day 9:00a

Sept. 24th

  • Skate Party 6p

Sept. 26th

  • Fall Picture Day

Carnival Is Coming-Sept. 20th 5:30-8:00

Please find the information below regarding the upcoming RM Carnival. Order forms are attached for ticket sales from Sept. 11-19th. You will also find links to sign up to volunteer. Who knows, you may even get the chance to throw a pie in my face :)

Kindergarten Families-ASQ Reminder!!

If you're a kindergarten parent, please ensure that you've completed the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ). The link can be found here:


Please complete both the ASQ3 and the ASQ:SE2

We are hoping to have 100% of surveys completed by no later than Sept. 20th.

Ray Marsh Directory

Ray Marsh has an electronic version of the school directory through www.directoryspot.net. The directory can be accessed through any web browser or you can download the app and install it on your iOS or Android device.

If you and your child were in the directory last year, then you will be included in this year’s directory. If you see any corrections or additions that need to be made to your listing, you can edit this yourself. If you have difficulty making a change, please send an email to jill.swords@ymail.comfor help.

If you would like to be included in this year’s directory, please send an email to jill.swords@ymail.com and provide the information below. Once you provide this information you will receive an email with instructions to set your password to access the directory.

· Child’s First and Last Name:

· teacher/grade:

· Parents name(s):

· Email address(es):

· Phone number(s) (optional):

· Home address (optional):

For those that would like to have a printed copy of the directory, you can go to the download PDFs option under the Directory tab and print.

Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month and Sept. 8th-14th is Suicide Prevention Week. Below are tip sheets that have been created and distributed by the Collaboration to Empower Youth and Prevent Suicide.

Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Jason Flatt Foundation: http://jasonfoundation.com/about-us/jason-flatt-act/

“Be the One” Theme: https://www.bethe1to.com/

Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Headquarters: http://www.headquarterscounselingcenter.org/

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/campaigns/national-suicide-prevention-week-2019/

#ZeroReasonWhy: https://www.zeroreasonswhy.org/new-page

Club Opportunities

Chess Club K-6

This year, the K-6 Chess Team will be coached by a RM parent, Johann Ohly. Midwest Chess Academy no longer has a coach that can serve our building, but Johann is a wonderful MVP certified replacement with lots of experience learning and coaching this fascinating game. The club will be offered on Wednesday mornings at 7:10a, from Sept. 11-Dec. 18th.

There is not a fee to join the club. The kids will be working toward competing as a team in three or four competitions during the winter which have a small entry fee. The final competition is the Kansas Scholastic Chess Association State Championships which brings several hundred chess-loving kids from across the state together in March. More details will come from Mr. Ohly regarding registration and fees as these approach. Please utilize the following link https://forms.gle/LEYPCXAp8XGkCxGJ9to sign up for this opportunity.

Choir Letter-4th-6th grade

Harry Potter Club-3rd-6th grade

This is a new club to RM! Please note this is limited to the first 20 students that sign up. Your name will be added to the wait list should you not fall into the first 20 slots.

Link to Sign Up


*The flyer asks that you email Ms. Wells. This is not a necessary step as the link above will be utilized as the official sign-up for the club.

Clubs Coming Soon

International Book Club -4th & 5th grades (6th may be added to the waitlist)

Wednesdays-Sept. 25-Nov. 13th

15 student limit

Club Sponsor: Heather Sommer

Boys on the Run Club - 3rd - 6th grades

Start Date: October 14th

Days of the Week: Monday and Thursday

Time: 3:15-4:00

Club Sponsor: Richard Hiegert & Nate Mitchell

RM Drop Off and Pick Up Reminder