Ray Marsh Newsletter

March 22, 2019

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 Draw With Me! March 27th--2:30-2:55 in the art room
  • Come Sing With Me! April 3rd--4:00-4:25 in the music room
  • 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

American Heart Association

Dear Geri Bachman:

On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for your school's donation of $6,470.70. Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country. By holding this event at your school each year, you raise awareness about heart-healthy living. And you help us fund more lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts.Thank you.

Almost every family in America is touched by heart disease or stroke, and your school's contribution will significantly impact our fight against these devastating illnesses.

We hope that you, your faculty and your students found this lifesaving effort rewarding and enjoyable. You are touching so many lives - and life is why we exist as an organization. Your help and support are greatly appreciated, and we look forward to partnering again with you next year!

Cash 4 Cougars

Purchase your Cash 4 Cougars KC Dining Club Discount Card by April 26th & $10 will be donated to the PTA and $2 to your student's class to use as they wish!

Get yours and share this link on your social media pages


Spotlight on Student Wellness Opportunity

The event is scheduled for April 10 from 5pm to 8pm at Shawnee Mission Northwest. The Keynote will feature Mr. Tim DeWeese, Director of Johnson County Mental Health. The event is free and open to all parents/guardians and care providers. Supervised childcare will be available—parents must RSVP to reserve childcare.

The attached flyer includes the link to RSVP for childcare and an updated list of presenters. We anticipate having somewhere around 15 different breakout options covering a wide-range of topics. Attendees will have the ability to rotate to three different sessions. A flyer translated in Spanish is also attached. (Note: Spanish translators will be on hand to assist as needed.Translators will not be in individual breakout sessions.)

Spotlight on Student Wellness

Wednesday, April 10th, 5-8pm

12701 West 67th Street

Shawnee, KS


Tim DeWeese, JCMH

Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Interventions


Dr. Wes Crenshaw, PhD ABPP CST

Talking With Your Child About Sexting

Breakout Sessions

Opportunity for to attend three breakout sessions on various mental health-related topics. Topics will include Social Communication and Engagement, Non-Crisis Supports, Eating Disorders, Sexual Wellness, Human Trafficking, Vaping, Somatic Symptoms and much more!

For Free Childcare and more information visit our website: bit.ly/2EWBcEO

Upcoming Events at RM

March 22

  • Talent Show Screeenings after school
  • Movie with Mr. Weishaar 4:30p (auction item)

March 27

  • Mathletics District at CAA 4p

March 28

  • Talent Show Dress Rehearsal

March 29

  • No School for students; Teacher professional learning

April 3

  • Skate Party 6-8p

April 5

  • Talent Show 7:00-8:30p

April 12

  • Nerf war with Mr. Weishaar (auction item)