RMS Monday Message

December 6, 2021

Happy Holidays!

The holiday spirit is ramping up at Rombout as the school community gets ready for some exciting festivities! Holiday door decorating, winter spirit week, and the Reindeer Games Pep Rally will be fun activities to engage our students and bring the school community together. The end of the Q2 5 Week marking period is December 22nd. Mykee Fowlin will be visiting Rombout on Wednesday to present his, "You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me" skit. Parents will have the opportunity to see the show on Wednesday evening at 7pm at the Beacon HS theater. The RMS administrative team wishes everyone a joyous holiday season!
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Important Dates:

December 8 - Mykee Fowlin Assemblies (student presentation during the day, parent presentation at 7pm @ BHS)

December 9 - Winter Concert

December 10 - Holiday Door Decorating

December 16-22 - Winter Spirit Week

December 22 - Reindeer Games Pep Rally

December 22 - End of the 5 week marking period

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Mykee Fowlin Parent Assembly

Parents are encouraged to attend the Mykee Fowlin show on December 8th at 7pm in the BHS theater. In his one-man presentation, "You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me," Dr. Mykee Fowlin takes the audience on an experiential journey, having them reexamine core precepts that were taught to us from as early on as 1st grade. He uses many of his gifts – humor, performance art, poetry, storytelling, psychology, theatrical monologues, and his personal journey – to create a moving experience for all who are open to this evolution. He encourages all age groups, from pre-teens to adults alike: “We are capable of transforming the world, for the good, but this work starts from within; it is the process of turning our hurt into self-reflection, healing, and then action. It is our simple, but intentional, behaviors where significant change takes place.

Club & Activity Information:

Volleyball Intramurals:

Volleyball Intramurals will be held every Wednesday from 7:30-8:00 am in the RMS gym. Any students in grades 6-8 are welcome The next two sessions will be 12/8 and 12/15. There are no intramurals on two hour delays. Any questions, contact Ms. Tobin (tobin.b@beaconk12.org).

Intramurals (Games & Sports):

Intramurals will be held every Friday from 7:30-8:00 am in the RMS gym. Any students in grades 6-8 are welcome. The last two sessions will be 12/10 and 12/17. There are no intramurals on two hours delays.

World Language Club:

World Language Club will be meeting 12/8 until 3:45 in room E151.

Chess Club:

The RMS Chess Club will meet on 12/7, after school, in D238.

Student Council:

Student Council will meet on Tuesday, 12/7, after school in Ms. Benson's room (A106).

Environmental Club:

Environmental Club will meet on Thursday, 12/16, after school in Ms. Benson's room (A106).

Art Club:

Art club will meet again on the 15th of December, new members please join our google classroom using the code nqvsi6. Any questions please talk to Ms. Charter in room 108.

Kaleidoscope Club:

Kaleidoscope Club will meet on Wednesday, December 8th after school with Ms. Assumma and Ms. Varekamp.

November Teacher Lesson of the Month

Every month RMS students have the opportunity to celebrate a teacher that put together a lesson that they loved! Our teachers have been working extremely hard to engage students. The TLOM is meant to celebrate the amazing lessons our teachers create and promote engagement in our classes.

Our November TLOM is awarded to Ms. Cavagnaro, an 8th grade ELA teacher. The lesson was called, "Blackout Poetry" and the student who nominated this lesson said, “I liked the new approach to making poems, it felt refreshing and new. We would find an article, in this case one about Native Americans, and start to circle sentences that could explain the story the best. We then would limit ourselves to only 25 words and we would blackout all of the other words and sentences. After we finished we put our poems on the wall and read them out loud. I also appreciated that it celebrated Native Americans and connected to Thanksgiving..” Check out the bulletin board outside the main office!



NEW Morning News Show: "AM Rombout 2.0"

We are very excited to announce the creation of a NEW morning news show that will air on the NEW Rombout Morning News YouTube Channel! Parents who attended Rombout as students may remember the TV production studio we once had. Rombout was ahead of its time when retired teacher Mr. Glassey and current teacher Ms. Laderach produced "AM Rombout." Fun fact: Ms. Biordi was the AM Rombout Weather Woman in the early 2000s! We are thrilled to be bringing the show back with a modern twist! Students will watch the news show in their homerooms each day. Parents can catch up on all the RMS happenings by viewing the morning show on the RMS website. Over the next two weeks we will be organizing a cast of students to participate. We encourage students who may be interested in studying communications/media studies in the future to get involved. Interested students should see Ms. D'Ottavio in the library for a permission slip!

Reindeer Games

Student Council is planning a winter themed pep rally on December 22nd! There will be an altered bell schedule on this day. Student Council is looking for students and teachers to participate in the pep rally games. If you are interested in signing up, please see Ms. Tobin or Ms. Benson.

Bystander Intervention Training

Join Dutchess County's Commission on Human Rights for "Bystander Intervention in Public Spaces," a virtual training on December 15th at 7 pm. Bystander Intervention Training gives people the tools to intervene if they witness harassment. Participants will learn how to be an effective bystander in the midst of public space harassment using five intervention strategies and will have practice scenarios to feel more prepared to successfully and safely intervene if needed.

December 15, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Click here to register in advance for this webinar

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PBIS School Store

The PBIS School Store will be done virtually this year. Students can access it through the PBIS Google Classroom. There, students will find a Google Slide of all of the options of items that can be purchased. They should then fill out the Google Form to purchase items. They can specify the number of items and color choices on the form. The committee will then deliver items via homebase.

School Store Order Form

Items to Purchase

MLK Essay Contest

The Southern Dutchess Coalition and the Beacon Sloop Club are having a MLK Essay Contest. All students in Grades 1-12 are encouraged to write an essay aligned with the theme: “Are We Keeping the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Alive?” Students should explain Rev. Dr. King’s Dream, writing about what was happening at the time for Rev. Dr. King to make his “I Have a Dream” speech. They should write about their own thoughts and lives. How are they keeping the Rev. Dr. King’s Dream Alive? What do they plan to do about this in their own lives?

All students participating will receive a certificate at the MLK Celebration. Six winners will receive $50 awards from Rhinebeck Bank. Papers should be typed and can be mailed to Sharlene Stout, 31 Rector Street, Beacon, NY 12508. Essays must be received no later than 7pm on Thursday, January 6th, 2022. Rombout students can bring their essays to Ms. Biordi's office or email them to biordi.c@beaconk12.org. Attached is a letter containing all the details.

Contact Us:

Feel free contact the main office if you have any questions! Ext. 4131