RMS Monday Message

Monday, May 8th, 2023

Teacher Appreciation Week!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and we want to send a big thank you to our fantastic staff that we have here at RMS. We are lucky to have such a dedicated and devoted group of teachers who truly care about the success of our students. Thank you for all that you do, both big and small!

This past Friday, May 6th, was also School Lunch Heroes Day! Our staff that works in the cafeteria is amazing and we appreciate all that they do!

The 5-week mark for Quarter 4 is this Friday, 5/12. Below is the link for an updated copy of Teacher Extra Help Times. Please review as some times have changed. We encourage students to reach out to a teacher that they may need extra support with!

Use this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wVJ4EUZR3EkqGauM5mjqKgFZSFj0T6UF/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106398107817364067865&rtpof=true&sd=true

Have a great day!

Important Dates

5/8 - 6th Grade Trip to Roller Magic (Homeroom: Benson, Briehof, Cotto, Eraca, Gonzalez, Henry)

5/10 - 6th Grade Trip to Yankee Game (Return between 5 and 6pm)

5/11 - RMS Spring Concert @ BHS 7pm

5/12 - 4th Quarter 5-Week Mark

5/12 - 7th/8th Grade Band Trip to Six Flags in Massachusetts

5/13 - BCSD Student Film Festival

5/15 - 6th Grade Trip to Roller Magic (Homeroom: Laderach, Lange, Murray, Simms, Thomaselli, Peters)

5/16 - BCSD School Budget Vote and Election

5/16 - 7th Grade Trip to Thrillz

5/18-5/24 - Book Fair

5/23 - NJHS Induction Ceremony @ RMS

5/29 - No School/District Closed - Memorial Day

6/5 - Honors Tea @ BHS Time TBA

6/9 - RMS 8th Grade Formal

6/19 - No School/District Closed - Juneteenth

6/20 - 8th Grade Trip to Lake Compounce

6/21 - 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony @ BHS - Time TBA

6/21 and 6/22 - Half Day of School for Students

6/22 - Last Day of School for Students

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8th Grade Trip to Washington DC!

From April 26 to April 28, our RMS 8th graders had the opportunity to take a trip to Washington DC, and we had a fantastic time! As you will see in pictures below, we saw many of the historic sights and had the opportunity to go to the African-American Museum, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the National Aquarium.

We want to applaud the students for their great behavior and respect that they showed while at the monuments and museums.

Also, thank you to the faculty and staff members who chaperoned the trip. We appreciate you putting your personal lives on hold to help assist to make a memorable experience for our students!

Lastly, thank you to Mr. Soltish for all of your planning and organizing to make this trip such a success!

For current 7th graders - Advanced Art Application for next school year!

The link below is the application for our current 7th graders for the 2023-2024 8th Grade Advanced Art Class. Also, see the letter from Mr. Soltish below!

Application Link: https://forms.gle/fW8tnoq8ajxGixBn8

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BCSD Student Art Show!

You are invited to the Library Art Show on Saturday, May 20th, 1:30-3:30. Please see the attached digital flyer below. Printed copies will be available at school this week!

Modified Spring Sports Schedule

Below are the modified sports home contests for the next two weeks. Game schedules are always subject to change due to various reasons. Download the rSchool App to view the most up to date schedules for Beacon Athletics! Come out and support your Bulldogs!

5/8: Girls Modified Lacrosse vs. Pine Bush 4:30 @ BHS Turf

5/11: Girls Modified Lacrosse vs. Minisink Valley 4:30 @ BHS Turf

5/11: Boys and Girls Modified Track vs. Kingston 4:30 @ Hammond Field

5/12: Modified Softball vs. Valley Central 4:30 @ Memorial Park

5/12: Modified Baseball vs. Valley Central 4:30 @ Memorial Park

5/15: Modified Baseball vs. Monroe-Woodbury 4:30 @ Memorial Park

5/15: Modified Softball vs. Goshen 4:30 @ Memorial Park

5/18: Boys and Girls Modified Track vs. M-W and VC 4:30 @ Hammond Field

5/19: Girls Modified Lacrosse vs. Goshen 4:30 @ BHS Turf

RMS Spring Concert

The RMS Spring Concert is this Thursday, May 11th at 7pm at the BHS Theater. We are excited to see all of the students' hard work pay off into a great performance!

Gallery Walk!

Students in Mx. Kondor and Ms. Kwoka's class did a gallery walk of children's books that they created! Cool!

Science Book created by Ms. Landivar and Ms. Baisley's Class!

See the cool pictures below of a book created by students in Ms. Landivar and Ms. Baisley's class!
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Scholastic Book Fair Info from Ms. D'Ottavio!

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Newest Installment from the RMS Newspaper Club - The Barking Bulldog!

BCSD Student Film Festival

The BCSD Student Film Festival will be on Saturday, May 13th 2023. Use the link below to purchase tickets to either the Elementary Session, the Middle/High School Session, or both! The festival will be in the BHS Theater! Can't wait to see all of the amazing films!

Use this link: https://www.foundationforbeaconschools.org/film-festival

NJHS News!

  • There will be a NJHS meeting Tuesday, May 9th afterschool in D135. All members should attend. This meeting is only for current members. Questions see Mrs. Paredes
  • Students in 7th and 8th grade who applied for National Junior Honor Society will be notified by Friday, May 12th if they have been accepted. Questions please contact Mrs. Paredes

8th Grade T-Shirts!

8th Grade Class T-Shirts are for sale! Shirts are $15 and can be ordered online (https://www.customink.com/fundraising/romboutclassof2023) or using the order form (below). Donations are also accepted and appreciated! All proceeds will go towards the dance.

Questions? See Ms. Karnavezos or Ms. Holliday!

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Closet Clean-Out for the 8th Grade Formal

Please consider donating any formal attire (dresses, skirts, polos, dress pants, etc.) to the Kiosk for our 8th graders! We ask that items be washed before donating, as students will be given the opportunity to "shop" these clothes during their lunch period before the semi-formal dance on Friday, June 9th. Thank you for your support!
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8th Grade Parent/Guardian Volunteers Needed

Attention 8th grade families! The PTO is looking for donations and volunteers for the 8th Grade Picnic on Wednesday, 6/21. We will be putting on a barbecue lunch for all of the 8th graders after the moving up rehearsal. Volunteers to help set up the picnic, as well as donations, are needed. Please contact romboutpto@gmail.com if you are interested in helping out!

RMS PTO Corner

The end of the year is right around the corner and we would like to thank you for your support this year. We have a lot of events we would like you to know about.

The RMS Staff Appreciation Luncheon is on Friday May 12th. Max's Melts food truck will be on the premises to serve yummy sandwiches and tater tots to the amazing RMS staff. We are looking for donations of drinks and desserts to round out this special thank you event. Monetary donations can be made by cash or check (made out to Rombout PTO) and sent to school in an envelope marked "For PTO Luncheon" with your contact information. Venmo donations can be made to @DotDiNobile; please include your name and "Lunch" in the information section. Please check out our donation sign-up link https://signup.com/go/OYfhbPj

We are holding our first ever RMS PTO Flea Market & Craft Fair on Saturday June 10th from 9am to 3pm. Come sell your new and old goods as we raise money for field trips, assemblies, and playground improvements. A 10'x10' space is only $20. Table rental is $14 each. The event will happen the same day as the city wide yard sale, so there will be lots of foot traffic heading our way. You keep your profits! Please reach out if you have any questions or would like more information. Reserve your space by filling out this form https://forms.gle/bybtkvauN4VNu8xt7

If there are any 8th grade parents interested in helping with the end of the year festivities, please contact us. The PTO provides food at the dance, a moving up day BBQ lunch, and a parting gift.

RMS Spirit Wear is on sale now through May 21. Order through https://myarlingtonink.com/Rombout/shop/home

We are accepting nominations for the 2023-2024 PTO board. We would really love your help! If you would like to know more about the board and positions please feel free to email or call Dottie DiNobile at 845-235-2098.

Please contact us if you have any questions!

Thank you!

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BCSD School Calendar for the 2023-2024 School Year!

For your planning needs, below is the district calendar for the 2023-2024 school year! Yes, this is for next year!
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