Running Brook PTA Newsletter

#WeAreRunningBrook - October 8th, 2021

RBES PTA Meeting

Monday, Oct. 11th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Please join us MONDAY, OCTOBER 11th at 7pm via Zoom!

Don't have the bandwidth to attend? No problem! Reach out to us via email and we would be happy to send you a link to the meeting recording.

The RBES PTA is always working to make sure we can meet and engage our families as conveniently as possible. Take a look at our website and don't forget to check out our NEW MemberHub profile to find out more about our initiatives, upcoming events and meeting dates!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Please Support the Running Brook PTA's

2nd Annual Fall Pumpkin & Scarecrow Kit Sale.

This year we partnered with Sharp's @ Waterford Farms, a local family owned farm to provide our RBES community the chance to purchase carving pumpkins, scarecrow kits, and new this year -- chrysanthemums!

You can order a pumpkin, a mum, or maybe a scarecrow to spruce up your fall décor.

Want a little of everything?

Try our Fall Bundle product and save $5 on a combination of all three (3) of those items!

OCTOBER 12TH is the final day to turn in your pumpkin, mum and scarecrow orders.

All items will be available for pickup, Saturday, October 16th between 10am - 12:30pm at Running Brook Elementary.

Don't Delay, Order Your Fall Items Today!!


Simply text the word "Pumpkin" to (919) 626-3277 to order via your phone.


Complete the below paper form and return to your child's teacher with payment no later than October 12th.

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We are excited to partner with the National Museum of Mathematics to bring a new virtual field trip experience to our 4th and 5th grade students.

MoMath, the National Museum of Mathematics, is an award-winning museum that highlights the role of mathematics in illuminating the patterns and structures all around us. Its dynamic exhibits, galleries, and programs are designed to stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics

MoMath will host two (2) separate virtual presentations for our students exploring the math behind cryptology. Students are introduced to the substitution cipher, which hides messages by replacing letters or groups of letters with other letters or groups of letters. Using patterns and perseverance, learn how to create hidden messages — and how to break secret codes!

The PTA worked with our school math specialist Mrs. Mulroe to choose this programming as it ties into our curriculum for both grade levels.

The virtual field trips will take place on October 19th during regular school hours.

On Tuesday, October 19th MOD Pizza, 10000 Town Center Avenue, will donate 20% of Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders to Running Brook Elementary School PTA.

Please help us by RSVPing to save the date and inviting a friend (or 2) to eat with you!

RSVP & details here:

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Friday, Oct. 29th, 6:30-8:30pm

5215 West Running Brook Road

Columbia, MD

Families make sure to sign up to decorate your trunk. The more trunks the more fun our RBES students get to have!

Running Brook Families -- Something Frightfully Fun is Coming...

RBES PTA Trunk or Treat Is Back This Year!

Friday, October 29th, 2021

6:30pm - 8:30pm


In your most ghoulish ghost or prettiest princess costumes and enjoy a night of friendly, safe Halloween fun for the whole family.

Interested in decorating your trunk for the event? RSVP is required so we have a total of vehicles and can provide you with more specifics. The more trunks we have, the more fun our RBES students will get to have!

RSVP Here:

This event will be held outside.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


October 2021

10/11 - PTA Meeting 7pm via Zoom

10/12 - Last day to order from the Fall Fundraiser

10/15 - Professional Study Day. Schools closed.

10/16 - Fall Fundraiser order pick up (drive by pick up at the school)

10/19 - 4th & 5th Grade Virtual Field Trip with the National Museum of Mathematics

10/19 - Restaurant Night with MOD Pizza

10/29 - Trunk or Treat, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Register your trunk HERE.


November 2021

11/8 - PTA Meeting 7pm via Zoom

11/11 - Veterans Day.

11/22 - Schools close 3 hours early.

11/23 - Schools close 3 hours early.

11/24 - Schools closed.

11/25 - Schools closed.

11/26 - Schools closed.

11/29 - Hanukkah. Schools closed.

The President's Corner

Hello Running Brook --

Fall is in full effect and we are well underway with our programming for the school year. Our membership drive has been one for the books!

We have set a new record with 118 total PTA memberships! Thank you everyone who signed up and is helping us advocate for our students within the walls for Running Brook as well as the legislative halls of Annapolis and DC. If you joined the PTA this year, you have automatically been added to our MemberHub account and placed in our grade level Hubs. The Hubs allow communication amongst families in the same grade level which is another way we are helping to connect our families to build a stronger community.

With the introduction of MemberHub, you can expect to see more direct communication from the PTA to keep our families aware of the current happenings at school and in the community.

Thank you for continuing to partner with us and caring so abundantly about our students.

Stephanie Martin

RBES PTA President

Running Brook Elementary PTA

We Are Running Brook - A collective of parents, grandparents, teachers, school staff, former students and the local community working together to enhance the lives of RBES students.

The RBES PTA was formed with the goal of helping enrich the learning experience and community at Running Brook Elementary School. We want to engage and connect parents and educators alike to build a better, stronger school community through student advocacy, programs, events, and fundraising.