Ray Marsh Newsletter

April 5, 2019; updated April 8th

Added Information April 8

March of Dimes Tuesdays

This Tuesday April 9th, wear PURPLE !!

Student Council is sponsoring a fundraiser for March of Dimes and asking every student to bring $1 and wear PURPLE on Tuesday (The color for March of Dimes)

JoCo Library - Free book

Starting on May 20th, kids, teens, and families can come into any Jo Co Library location to receive a free book! No strings attached, while supplies last, through July 31.

For those who enjoy it, we will have paper logs available to take home.

6th Grade Trailridge Cross-Country

  • Event: Cross-Country Parent information night
  • Date/Time: Wed, May 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Arrive at 5:50 PM).
  • Location: Trailridge MPR(Cafeteria) (7500 Quivira Rd) (View Map)
    Details: Go into front entrance and follow signs to MPR
  • Event Notes:
    This night is to give parents an idea of what the program is about and things you would need to try to complete before the season starts. We will cover how we will communicate, how summer running will work, opportunities for parents to get involved.

End of Year Calendar

  • Seniors last day – May 10, 2019
  • 6th Grade Olympic Festival at Trailridge MS -- May 10, 2019
  • RM Field Day -- May 14, 2019
  • SMNW Graduation -- May 16, 2019
  • PreK students last day – May 22, 2019
  • 6th Grade Recognition Night -- May 22, 2019 7:00p
  • K-11 students last day – May 23, 2019 **This is an early dismissal day, 12:30p.**
  • Teacher last day – May 24, 2019

*This is all subject to change for seniors IF we miss ONE more day of school. Others will be impacted with more than one day.

PTA Reflection Award Winners

  • Isadora Herbst, Award of Excellence, Dance choreography
  • Caitlyn Pflumm, Award of Merit, Film Production

Night of the Stars

A huge thank you to all families that helped with the "Night of the Stars" talent show Friday. There is a lot of set up and time that you poured into the show, and it was so fun to watch our kids perform. A special shout out to the Borbergs, Motsicks, Swansons, and Wrights!

Original Information April 5

Spirit Wear

Spring spirit wear is up and running. Please send out to families



Parent Survey-KSDE

Dear Parents/Guardians: The Kansas State Board of Education launched a new vision for education – Kansas leads the world in the success of each student. This vision focuses on identifying and addressing the unique needs of each student. A key piece of this vision is helping students to explore and identify their passions while graduating them with the skills needed to be successful in the workforce and in life.

To better address the needs of current and future students, the Kansas State Department of Education is surveying parents and guardians of children 18 years of age or younger about their current perceptions about various post-high school opportunities. In other words, how do you as a parent or guardian define success for your child? Please take five minutes to complete the following survey, answering questions in respect to your oldest child who is today 18 years old or younger.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this short survey and for all you do to help our state prepare the next generation of Kansas children for tomorrow’s workforce. Click the link to begin the survey now: Sincerely, Dr. Randy Watson Kansas Commissioner of Education https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DJ5HB5T

Library Books

Please begin returning the library books to school if they've been checked out for long periods of time. Reports we run are indicating that some books haven't been returned for a few weeks, and we'd like to begin rounding these up as we approach the end of the school year.

Upcoming Events at RM

April 5th

  • Talent Show 7p in the gym

April 16th

  • Site Council mtg. 4:30p
  • PTA mtg. 6:30p

April 17th

  • Family Day at Johnny's Tavern

April 18th

  • Kindergarten Round Up 6:00p

April 19th

  • No School

April 22nd

  • 2nd and 3rd field trip to Folly Theater

April 23rd

  • End of Yr Band and Strings concert at SMNW 7p

April 25th

  • Open House 4:30-6:00p

April 26th

  • 5th field trip Union Station
  • 6th science enrichment Pig Heart and Lungs

Past Newsletter Items

Cash 4 Cougars-KC Dining Club Discount

Please purchase your Cash 4 Cougars discount card by April 26th. $10 is donated to the PTA and $2 goes right back to the class for the teacher to utilize.


Incoming Kindergarten Students

Please continue to pass the word that kindergarten packets for the 2019-20 SY are available for pickup in the office. We also have some fun upcoming dates for our future kindergarten students to attend a Ray Marsh class. The Cougar Club dates are as follows:

  • Come Read With Me! April 9th--11:05-11:30 in the library
  • Come Move With Me! April 25th--11:05-11:30 in the gym