RMS Monday Message

Monday, November 14, 2022

In the Groove!

This is the point of the school year where time seems to fly by. Here's a quick rundown of what is going on:

1) Quarter 1 ended on Thursday and Quarter 2 starts today.

2) Report Card Conferences are on Monday 11/21 and Tuesday 11/22. See the graphic below for Pick-A-Time conference sign up information. Please note that Monday 11/21 and Tuesday 11/22 will be Half-Days for Students. Dismissal is at 11:00am.

3) Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday 11/23 though Friday 11/25. Students return to school on Monday 11/28. Enjoy the well-deserved time off!

4) Modified Winter Sports begin on 11/28. See below for more information.

5) Drama Club Production - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, will be on 12/9 and 12/10 at 7pm in the RMS Gymnasium.

Important Upcoming Dates

11/14 through 11/21 - Scholastic Book Fair

11/18 - RMS PE's "Turkey Bowl" Flag Football Tournament 3:30 BHS Turf

11/21 - Board of Education Meeting

11/21 and 11/22 - Report Card Conferences & Half-Days for Students

11/23 through 11/25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

11/27 - Spirit Wear Orders Due (See PTO News Below)

11/28 - Modified Sports Begin

12/1 and 12/2 - 6th Grade PE Bowling Trip to Spins Bowl

12/7 - PTO Meeting

12/8 and 12/9 - 7th Grade PE Bowling Trip to Spins Bowl

12/8 - RMS Winter Concert 7pm @ the BHS Theater

12/9 and 12/10 - Drama Club Production - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer- 7pm - RMS Gymnasium

12/12 - Board of Education Meeting

12/15 and 12/16 - 8th Grade PE Bowling Trip to Spins Bowl

12/22 through 1/2 - Winter Break - No School for Students

1/3 - Students return to School


With the next Monday Message coming out on Monday 11/28, we would like to wish everyone a very healthy and happy Thanksgiving Break. We are thankful for our terrific students and dedicated faculty and staff here at RMS. Also, we appreciate the support from our parents, families, and the community. We all play a role in making Rombout Middle School the great place that it is! Thank you!

Report Card Conference Info

Report Card Conferences are on Monday 11/21 and Tuesday 11/22. The Afternoon Conferences on Monday 11/21 are virtual and will be from 12pm until 2:50pm. The Evening Conferences on Monday 11/21 are in person and will run from 5pm until 8 pm. The Afternoon Conferences on Tuesday 11/22 are virtual and will be from 12pm until 2:50pm.

Please sign up for your conference using Pick-A-Time, just like last year. See the graphic below with more info on how to sign up. The scheduler will open at 5pm today.

Reminder that both conference days are Half-Days for students. Dismissal is at 11:00am. Both Monday and Tuesday will be "B-Days" for students. On Monday 11/21, students will attend periods 1, 2, 7, and 8. Breakfast is available at the normal, before school time. On Tuesday 11/21, students will attend periods 3, 4, 5, and 6. There will not be breakfast served before school, however, breakfast will be available during lunch periods.

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Modified Winter Athletics Information

Modified Winter Sports begin on Monday, 11/28. Modified Sports are offered for students in grades 7 and 8. See the image below for more information on which sports are offered in the winter season, contact information, and meeting/tryout information.

Before Monday 11/28, make sure that your student is sign up on and approved on FamilyID. For more information on this, follow this link to be directed to our BCSD Athletics Website: https://www.beaconk12.org/domain/28

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RMS PE's 1st Annual Turkey Bowl Flag Football Tournament!

This coming Friday, 11/18, RMS PE is hosting their 1st Annual Flag Football Tournament. Permission slips were due last Thursday for all students in grades 6-8 and teams are being made by the PE teachers.

We encourage everyone to attend to come cheer on! It's going to be a fun event with our flag games, music, and a concession stand by our PTO.

Questions? Contact your student's PE teacher.

We are proud of you!

A huge congratulations is in order for our Beacon Boy's Varsity Soccer team. Since the last Monday Message, the boys traveled up to Maine-Endwell High School in the Binghamton Area and defeated Vestal High School, 1-0, in the NYS Subregionals. Next, the boys took down previously undefeated Yorktown, at Yorktown High School, 2-0, in the NYS Regional Finals to advance to the State Semi-Finals against Christian Brothers Academy two days ago. On Saturday, the team defeated CBA by a score of 3-2 at Monroe-Woodbury High School to advance to the NYS Class A State Championship against Amityville High School from Long Island yesterday at Middletown High School. The boys ended up falling by a score of 4-0, but that does not take away all that they accomplished this season. Congratulations to Coach Craig Seaman, Coach Bill Fiege, Coach TJ Zehner, Coach Paul Tetrault and the boys on being the most successful Beacon Boys Soccer team in Beacon Athletics history! We are so proud of you!
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WOW, what a workout

The PE Department has been doing fitness testing the last few weeks in class. They wanted to give a special shoutout to all of our students for trying their very best. They also wanted to share some impressive records...

Pacer Test Record:

6th Grade- Zyaire West, 60 laps

7th Grade- A tie, Caellum Tripaldi & Jake DeLuise, both with 100 laps

8th Grade- Marci Rodriguez, 80 laps

Mile Run Record:

6th Grade- Emmett Bram, 7 minutes and 1 second

7th Grade- A tie, Caellum Tripaldi, 5 minutes and 52 seconds and Jake DeLuise, 5 minutes and 54 seconds

8th Grade- Travis Dickston, 6 minutes and 30 seconds

Sit Up Challenge Record:

6th Grade- A tie, Leela Ramdeen & Amber Perez Sample with 325 sit ups

7th Grade- Nolan Murphy, with 285 sit ups

8th Grade- Slater Way, with 300 sit ups

Wall Sit Record:

6th Grade- A tie, Samson Loeb & Jaliyah Vasquez with 1 hour and 7 minutes

7th Grade- Zora Nicholls, 30 minutes and 11 seconds

8th Grade- Lauren Antonucci, 10 minutes and 1 second

Plank Challenge Record:

6th Grade- Landon Soltish, 8:00 minutes

7th Grade- Mark Aakjar, 9 minutes and 10 seconds

8th Grade- Jayshon Lopez, 10 minutes and 1 second

Congrats on the hard work!

Spins Bowling Trip with RMS PE

Rombout PE is planning a field trip to take all grades bowling at Spins Bowl. The cost is $5. Below are the dates. Also, use the button below to find the field trip information/permission slip.

**Students will attend the bowling trip according to their ELA/ English teacher**

6th Grade:

Thurs, Dec 1 (Thomaselli/Gonzalez/Eraca)

Fri, Dec 2 (Simms/Briehof/Lepere)

7th grade:

Thurs, Dec 8 (Holliday/Fahlman/Woolley)

Fri, Dec 9 (Winkelmann/Kondor)

8th grade:

Thurs, Dec 15 (Cavagnaro/Winther/Woolley)

Fri, Dec 16 (Karnavezos/Kondor)

Baseball News...

There will be a meeting for anyone interested in playing baseball this spring on Wednesday, November 16th at 8:05 sharp in D138/the math wing. The meeting will be brief. All grades are welcome. Several coaches will be present. Hope to see you there!

Questions? See Mr. Guillet.

eSports Club News from Mr. Junjulas

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Jazz Band Club News

The Jazz Band Club rehearses every Wednesday after school in the band room. Contact Mr. Rubinstein with any questions.

Book Fair News from Ms. D'ottavio!

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Rombout PTO News

Our next meeting will be Wednesday 12/7 at 7pm in the RMS Library. It is a great way to find out about RMS happenings, share your questions or concerns, and meet great people. Here are a few things we have going on:

1. Can you help sell books? Ms. Dottavio is holding a Scholastic Book Fair in the library next week. Your student will visit with their ELA class and also have the option to shop during their lunch/recess period. Volunteer in the library for a 1.5 or 2 hour shift any day this week Nov 14 - 18. Sign up at here https://signup.com/go/FrFBcrr

2. The RMS Turkey Bowl, flag football tournament is November 18th. It will be held after school until approximately 7pm. The PTO will be running a concession stand during the event. We are looking for volunteers and food donations. Please check out our sign up here list https://signup.com/go/VXnOreM

3. The RMS Spirit Wear store is open. Order from our online shop at https://myarlingtonink.com/Rombout until 11/27. Spirit wear makes great holiday gifts! Merchandise will be delivered to your child's homeroom before the break, or you can email us to make arrangements for items to be picked up.

Stay connected with us! Email your contact info with students name and grade to RomboutPTO@gmail.com and we will include you on our mailing list. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram too!

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