RMS Monday Message
Monday, October 17th, 2022
Halfway Done with Quarter One
Get ready for a jam-packed edition of the Monday Message!
It's hard to believe, but the first five-week progress reports will be going out at the end of this week, as the 5-week mark ended this past Friday 10/14. This is a great time to see how students are adjusting to the start of the school year and where they stand academically. This is also a great time for students to check in with their teachers if they are in need of any extra help or support. There is a document below (and on the website) which lists times teachers are available for extra help.
On the website, you will also find a document with our RMS Clubs, the club advisors, and their tentative meeting times/days. Click on the About Us tab on the RMS website and you will see the link to the clubs. The document is also below.
Reminder that the Monday Message is a bi-weekly newsletter providing information to the school community on all that is going on! For daily updates, check out the RMS Website for the posting of the daily announcements.
Lastly, we encourage you to follow our Instagram (@RomboutMS) and Twitter (@RomboutMS) pages. Here, you can see pictures of what is happening in school and other important, fun, or cool information.
Have a great week ahead!
Important Upcoming Dates
10/17 through 10/22 - BHS Homecoming Week (See Below)
10/18 through 10/20 - RMS PE Hike or Swim Trip (See Below)
10/20 - Pink Thursday! Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
10/21 - District Wide Blue/Gold Day for Bullying Awareness
10/21 - 6th Grade BMX Assembly for Bullying Prevention
10/27 - School Picture Retakes
10/28 - Fall Costume Dance (See Below)
11/1 - Gertrude Hawk Orders Due
11/2 - PTO Meeting at 7pm
11/8 - No School - Professional Community Learning Day for Faculty and Staff
11/11 - No School - Veterans Day
11/14 through 11/21 - Scholastic Book Fair
11/21 and 11/22 - Report Card Conferences (Half Days for Students)
11/23 through 11/25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
Welcome Back, Mr. Schetter!
Faculty and Staff Extra Help Times
Homecoming Week at BHS
Modified Sports Upcoming Home Game Schedule
10/17: Modified Girls Soccer vs. Goshen 4:15 @ RMS Soccer Field
10/17: Modified Volleyball vs. Wappinger Falls Jr. High 4:30 @ RMS Gym
10/18: Modified Boys Soccer vs. Newburgh 4:15 @ RMS Soccer Field
10/20: Modified Boys Soccer vs. Monroe Woodbury 4:15 @ RMS Soccer Field
10/20: Modified Cross Country vs. Unionvale 4:15 @ BHS
10/20: Modified Volleyball vs. Monroe Woodbury 4:30 @ RMS Gym
10/25: Modified Girls Soccer vs. Monroe Woodbury 4:15 @ RMS Soccer Field
10/26: Modified Boys Soccer vs. Middletown 4:15 @ RMS Soccer Field
10/26: Modified Volleyball vs. Haldane 4:15 @ RMS Gym
RMS Spirit Week was a Success!
RMS Holds First Pep Rally Since 2019
The Modified Football team then won their homecoming game over Monticello, 25-0 that evening, with fantastic support from our cheerleaders!
It was a great day!
RMS Club News
2. Environmental Club will meet Thursday, 10/20, in room A106 after school until 3:30. All students are welcome! Any questions please see Ms. Benson.
BCSD to Wear Blue and Gold this Friday for Bullying Awareness!
Elementary students in grades 3-5 district wide as well as our RMS 6th graders will have an assembly this Friday featuring BMX stunt riders. This assembly is geared towards bullying prevention, too!
RMS Students/Families - see post below regarding Pink Fridays for Breast Cancer Awareness. Our Pink Friday day this week will be Thursday, October 20th.
News from the National Junior Honor Society with Ms. Paredes!
New Pickleball Courts @ RMS!
RMS Goes Hiking and Swimming!
6th grade: Tuesday, October 18th
7th grade: Wednesday, October 19th
8th grade: Thursday, October 20th
Questions? Contact your student(s) PE teacher!
RMS Fall Costume Dance
Who: All students in grades 6-8 with a purchased ticket
What: Fall Costume Dance - Wear your best school-appropriate costume to the dance! No masks or weapon-like props allowed.
Where: RMS Gymnasium
When: Friday, October 28th from 6-8:30. Please pick your student(s) up at 8:30pm sharp in the bus loop near the gym doors.
How: Tickets to the dance may be purchased in lunch periods for $5. Tickets will be sold beginning Monday 10/24.
See Ms. Gonzalez or Ms. K in the English Wing for more details!
Families - If you're interested in donating to the bake sale or volunteer to help at the dance, find info in the RMS PTO Corner below.
Thank you, Glazed Over Donuts!
World Language Club's Pulsera Project!
Over the next two weeks our school will be partnering with The Pulsera Project, a fair trade nonprofit organization that seeks to empower, inspire, and educate people in Central America and the U.S. The Pulsera Project provides sustainable, well-paying work opportunities for artisans in Nicaragua and Guatemala, most of whom make colorful hand-woven bracelets, or “pulseras” in Spanish. The project then creates a market for their artwork by partnering with schools across the U.S.
Pulseras will be sold for $7 here in our school, and the proceeds will be invested in a wide range of social impact programs in Nicaragua & Guatemala, including:
*Sustained employment for nearly 200 artists
*Secondary education programs
* University scholarships for artisans and their families
*Healthcare for artisans and their families
*A housing program for artisans and their families
*Support for other social enterprises doing impactful work in these countries
We hope this will be a highlight of the school year as students engage with the beauty of Latin American culture while lending support to these skilled artisans and their communities!
Questions? See/contact Ms. DeCandia!
Here is a picture of some of our World Language Club with their Pulsera's!
Sargent Elementary School's Turkey Trot and 5K!
ALL students district-wide can participate!
Students in grades K-6 may sign up for the Fun Run.
Students in Grades 7-12 may sign up for the 5K.
Adults - you may sign up too for the 5K!
See the flyer below and scan the QR code for more details!
RMS 8th Graders went to a Youth Health Rally @ Dutchess Stadium
The rally took place on the turf field of the stadium and had various vendors from around our area which gave our students plenty of resources on all aspects of health. Some of the vendors included: the NYS Troopers with a demo on seatbelt safety, Dutchess County Sheriff's Office with the K9 unit and resource tables from i2Evolve Self-Expression/Relaxation from Red Hook, Mid-Hudson Regional Addiction Resource Center, Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health, the Mental Health America Council of Dutchess County, The Children's Home of Poughkeepsie, The Millbrook Library, The Tobacco Free Action Communities of Ulster, Dutchess, and Sullivan Counties, River Haven, the US Army, a cool interactive Karate Booth, a impairment Goggles interactive booth, and the K104 Photo Booth! There were also guest speakers, including Senator Sue Serino!
All students received a bag of resources and they were able to take resources from all the tables. Also, lunch was included!
Thank you to the 8th Grade Teacher Chaperones and to our Health Teacher Ms. Modica for planning the event!
Parent Forum on Diverse Learners
BCSD Food Service Department is Hiring!
Be a part of this dynamic and committed Food Service team.
Work hours when your child is in school.
Snow day - no problem! We do not work on snow days, school holidays and even Superintendent conference days!
Start time 9:30 End time 1:30 or 2:00PM
Perfect job for parents of school age children.
Pay $15.75 an hour – no experience necessary.
Application forms on BCSD Web site
Contact Karen Pagano at
PTO News Corner
Our next PTO meeting is Wednesday, November 2nd at 7pm in the RMS Library. We hope to see you there!
We will be holding a bake sale at the Fall Costume Ball on 10/28. Please consider donating food or volunteering. Please use this sign up list to let us know what you will be brining. https://signup.com/go/wJSeURR
The Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser is in full swing. Order forms need to be returned to school by November 1st. At least 30% of your order total can be applied towards some of your child's field trip cost, like Washington DC.
The PTO has purchased 2 volleyball crossnets to be used at recess. They should be up in the next couple of weeks. We hope the kids enjoy them!
Please visit our website RomboutPTO.org where you can sign up to get more information on what we are doing for RMS. You can also make a donation as we rely on your generosity to help support the students, faculty, and school.
Questions? Contact the RMS Main Office at 845-838-6900 ext. 4105
Monday Message Questions? Contact Mr. Carofano - firstname.lastname@example.org