RMS Monday Message

November 22, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

The RMS administrative team wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for the terrific students and dedicated faculty and staff that we work with each day. We also appreciate the unwavering support from the parents and community. Rombout wouldn't be the awesome place it is without our amazing families! Parent Teacher conferences begin today. All conferences are fully virtual. Our students will follow a half day schedule today and tomorrow. RMS students will be dismissed at 11:00AM on both days. There is no school for students Wednesday - Friday. School will reopen on November 29th. Enjoy the well deserved time off!
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Important Dates:

November 22 & 23 - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 24 - No School

November 25 - No School

November 26 - No School

November 29 - Modified Sports Begin

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

December 22 - End of the 5 week marking period

Clubs & Sports Information:

World Language Club:

World Language Club is meeting Wednesday, December 8th, after school until 3:40pm, in Ms. DeCandia's room.

Volleyball Intramurals:

Volleyball intramurals will be held every Wednesday from 7:15-8 am in the RMS gym. Any girls in 7th or 8th grade are welcome. The next two sessions are on 12/1 and 12/8. There are no intramurals on two hours delays.

Any questions, contact Ms. Tobin (tobin.b@beaconk12.org). Follow vball_beacon on instagram for updates.

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 next two sessions 12/3 and 12/10. There are no intramurals on two hours delays.

Any questions, contact Ms. Benson (benson.ma@beaconk12.org) or Ms. Tobin (tobin.b@beaconk12.org)

Art Club:

Art club will meet every other week on Wednesdays right after school until 3:35. Information and updates are provided through the club's google classroom. See Ms. Charter in room 108A if you have any questions.

Kaleidoscope Club:

Kaleidoscope Club will next meet December 1st after school until 3:30pm in Ms.Varekamp's room.


The annual food drive has ended and we collected 775 food items to be donated! The homebase that collected the most was Ms. Sypher with 257 items! Honorable mentions go to Mr. Oriani's homebase with 164 items and Ms. Simms and Ms. Lepere's homebase with 143 items. Thank you for all that donated!

Modified Sports Announcements

Modified Girls Basketball:

There will be on open gym TODAY from 3:30-5:00pm in the RMS Gym. All girls in grades 6-8 are welcome to attend.

Modified Boys Basketball:

Tryouts begin on 11/29. Any questions email Coach Zehner at zehner.t@beaconk12.org.

Modified Cheerleading:

Modified cheer tryouts are 11/29 and 11/30 until 4:15 in the RMS cafeteria.

Modified Wrestling:

Any 7th or 8th graders intending on joining Modified Wrestling, be sure to have your parent or guardian sign you up on Family ID ASAP. If you have any questions or concerns see or email Mr. McPartland (mcpartland.a@beaconk12.org). First practice is November 29th!

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MLK Essay Contest - Southern Dutchess Coalition

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 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.

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.
Michael Fowlin Actor - Psychologist - Poet

Holiday Door Decorating is Back!!

In the past RMS has celebrated the upcoming winter season by decorating classroom doors. We are very excited to say that we are bringing that back this school year! Each teacher will work with one of their class periods and creatively design their classroom door. We hope to start decorating at the end of November/beginning of December so that we can enjoy the decorations for a few weeks before our winter recess. If you have any supplies that you would like to donate to our door decorating contest, please send them our way. If you have more questions about the contest please feel free to contact Mrs. Edelman.

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RMS Q1 Virtual Art Gallery

Contact Us:

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Official Accounts Instagram & Twitter: @RomboutMS

PTO: @RomboutPTO

Ms. Biordi: @Cathryn_Biordi

Ms. Edelman: @LoriEdelman