Ray Marsh Newsletter

Feb. 10, 2019


What crazy weather we've had! Hopefully we can get back on schedule this week, and continue on throughout the school year.

If you had a conference scheduled Thursday evening, your teacher will be in contact with you to set up a makeup time and date. We will officially reschedule our conference night for Tuesday, Feb. 12, however not all teachers can make this date work, so please look for information from them.

Site Council and PTA Meeting Tuesday

If you serve on our building site council, the third quarter meeting is scheduled for Feb. 12 at 5p. We will meet in the office conference room. Please contact Mr. Weishaar at kaseyweishaar@smsd.org if you cannot make it this time.

The Feb. PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12th at 6:30 in the library. All are welcome to attend.

Girls on the Run Registration Open

Attention parents with daughters in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades:

Program Registration is open for Girls on the Run!

Your girl has limitless potential

Help her activate it at Girls on the Run

We're ready to see how your daughter can make a difference. Girls on the Run teaches girls to increase their self-confidence, develop healthy relationships, and boldly pursue their dreams. Sign her up for 10 weeks of fitness, new friendships, and fun!

The Spring season kicks off the week of February 25 and concludes May 10. Mark your calendar for our celebratory 5K at Children's Mercy Park on May 4. To see participating Spring teams, click here. If you don't see your daughter's team, email info@gotrkc.org. We're still accepting site applications and coach applications for the Spring season.

As always, scholarships are available for families that need financial assistance. Please contact scholarship@gotrkc.org for more information. Payment plans are also available. As you register your daughter, you also have the opportunity to make a donation to give another girl in Kansas City the chance to participate in our life changing programs.

Choir Concert Schedule

The Choir Concert scheduled for this Tuesday, February 12th will be rescheduled for Tuesday, March 5th at 6:00 in the Ray Marsh Gym. The students really needed the last couple rehearsals to solidify what they are working on, and were supposed to have a run through with our accompanist on Thursday. I have thought about this decision for the past two days. While I do not like to change concert dates, I would rather push out the concert to ensure that the students feel completely confident and ready than to keep the date the same and wing it while performing. I apologize in advance if the calendar change creates a conflict for anyone. Hopefully, everyone will still be able to make it. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Second, I have received a few emails stating that the concert was not put on the Ray Marsh Elementary Calendar. Thank you for bringing this to my attention! I will ask principal Weishaar update the school calendar with the new concert date, as well as the upcoming concert dates. Just in case anyone needs the calendar, I have posted the revised dates and schedule below:

2/12- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

2/14- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

2/19- No Rehearsal

2/21- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

2/26- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

2/28- No Rehearsal

3/5- Mid Winter Concert in the Ray Marsh Gym

· Call time 5:00

· Concert 6:00

3/7- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

3/12- No Rehearsal

3/14- No Rehearsal

3/19- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

3/21- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

3/26- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

3/28- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

4/2- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

4/4- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

4/9- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

4/11- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

4/16- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

4/18- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

4/23- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

4/25- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

4/30- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

5/2- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

5/7- Rehearsal 3:15-3:45

5/9- Spring Concert with Band and Orchestra

  • 2 PM
  • Ray Marsh Elementary Gym

5/14- End of the year party/certificate ceremony

  • Ray Marsh Elementary Cafeteria
  • 6 PM

Thank you again for your understanding and cooperation. It is such a gift to work with your talented students! They are a joy to teach and I can’t wait for them to show you all we have worked on!

Upcoming Events at RM

Feb. 11

  • Chess Club

Feb. 12

  • NAEP Testing 4th grade
  • Site Council Mtg. 4:30
  • PTA Mtg. 6:30

Feb. 13

  • History of KC 3rd grade at RM
  • USA from Coast to Coast 4th grade at RM

Feb. 14

  • Valentine's Day Parties 2p unless otherwise noted by teacher

Feb. 15

  • 1st Grade Science Enrichment
  • Lego Club

Feb. 18

  • No School - President's Day

Feb. 19

  • No School - Teacher professional devp day

Feb. 20

  • KC Ballet performance at RM K-6 grade 10a
  • International Club
  • Mathletics at RM 4p

Feb. 21

  • KC Lyric Opera 9:45 for 4th-6th at RM Gym (see note from Ms. Winney)

Feb. 22

  • Lego Club
  • School Dance 7-9p

Feb. 25

  • Sunflower House Presentations
  • Chess Club

Feb. 26

  • Sunflower House Presentations
  • Chat n' Chew

Feb. 27

  • Power Play Family Day for Ray Marsh 5-9p

Mar. 1

  • Spring Pictures
  • Transfer Window Opens
  • 4th grade field trip to Harvesters
  • Lego Club

Mar. 2

  • Auction! 6-10p