Panther Tales

January 27, 2023

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News and Events You Can Use

Our Ridgeview United community continues to support our students with many innovative programs in the classroom and with our community partners. If you know anyone interested in finding out more about Ridgeview, please tell them about our Prospective Parent Tour on Jan. 31. More information is below.

Upcoming Events

Here are some of our events at a glance. Please join us when you can!

  • Feb. 2: Course Scheduling 101 Information Meeting

  • Feb. 3: College T-Shirt and College Talk Day

  • Feb. 8: $5 Non-Uniform Day

  • Feb. 15: Scoliosis Screening for 6th and 8th grades

  • Feb. 20-21: No School: President’s Day Holiday & Professional Development

  • Feb. 23: Rising 6th Grade Parent Night

Check out our calendar for more ways to get involved.

Prospective Parent Tour is Jan. 31

Ridgeview offers prospective parent tours monthly for parents (and students welcome!). The next offering is Jan. 31 at 12:45 p.m. Please visit our prospective parent tour page for more information and to RSVP.

Silent Auction Items are Needed

Who has a vacation house that they would like to share? The Parent Party sponsored by the Foundation is coming up soon. Auction items are needed and committee members would love to talk to anyone who might consider donating an item or service. Think small business gift cards, performance tickets, a VIP Braves game experience or even a dreamy beach getaway. Please contact Becky Neece by email or (678) 570-5861 to donate or find out more information. The deadline is March 1.

Course Scheduling 101 Information Meeting

The class scheduling process for next year's 6th, 7th, and 8th graders is about to begin. Mrs. Bulluck, assistant principal, hosts this annual meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria with critical information so that parents can be engaged in this process.

Tickets on Sale Now for Parent Party: Early Bird Discount through Feb. 15!

The Ridgeview Foundation Parent Party will be March 18 from 7-10 p.m. at Pontoon Brewing. Mingle with friends and teachers, meet new parents, nosh on bites, drink (unlimited) beer, play yard games, watch March Madness and bid in a silent auction! Get your tickets here, with discounted pricing available through Feb. 15.

SGC Elections Are Coming Soon

Elections for School Governance Council (SGC) are soon. The candidate declaration period runs Feb. 2 to March 2. We will have openings for two parents and one teacher.

Now is a particularly exciting and important time to get involved with SGC. This year, the SGC engaged in powerful work on two new initiatives in committees. One focuses on enhancing the image of RCMS in our community. The other focuses on celebrating diversity at our school. These committees are unique to Ridgeview, and every member of our council works passionately on one of the committees in addition to regular duties overseen and performed by the SGC.

Learn more about the RCMS SGC here and declare your candidacy here.

Candy Grams for Sale: Feb. 6-8

Candy Grams are back by popular demand! Just in time for Valentine's Day, students may purchase a box of candy conversation hearts for $1 each (cash only) during lunch Feb. 6 through Thursday, Feb. 8 in the cafeteria. Our parent volunteers will deliver all Candy Grams to homeroom classes by Friday, Feb 9. Volunteer to help here.

8th Grade Ads for the Yearbook

Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate your student's accomplishments and express your love. For pricing and requirements, please see the link below in English and in Spanish. The deadline to submit orders is February 28. Questions? Please contact

Building Parent Capacity - MYP Informational Resources

To provide additional resources for families, we hosted an MYP Informational night on January 17. For those who missed it, here is the recording of the presentation that our IB coordinator Dr. McCaffrey gave. Additional resources are also available below in English and Spanish.

Parent Feedback on Student Code of Conduct

Fulton County Schools invites parents to give feedback on next year’s Student Code of Conduct. To give your feedback, please fill out the Code of Conduct 2022-2023 Parent Survey.

Got News?

If you have news or an announcement that you would like to be considered for an upcoming issue of Panther Tales, which is sent out to our Ridgeview United families weekly, please fill out this form and submit it. The editorial team will review your request and will contact you with any questions.