RMS Monday Message

April 4, 2022

Celebrating Spring!

This week is Spring Spirit Week! Student Council has planned an awesome week to kick off the month of April and boost morale leading into spring recess. The 3rd quarter comes to close on Friday, April 8th. May and June are jam packed with events and fun activities for all grade levels. Final Exams begin the week of June 10th. Students should begin preparing for these exams by studying a little bit each night. Teachers are always available during their office hours to support students. There is still time to complete the district's Strategic Planning survey, it only takes a few minutes. The survey will close out on April 8, 2022. The Strategic Planning Steering Committee will use this information to help chart a path forward with the district's planning process (The link to the survey is posted below).

Important Dates:

April 5: 6th Grade Bowling Trip (Gonzalez/Sniffen/Eraca)

April 6: 6th Grade Bowling Trip (Simms/Briehof/Lepere)

April 7: 7th Grade Bowling Trip (Holliday/Woolley/Fahlman)

April 8: 7th Grade Bowling Trip (Winkelmann/Kondor)

April 11-18: No School/ Spring Recess

April 21: 8th Grade Bowling Trip (Cavagnaro) & IBM Engineers Guest Speakers

April 22: 8th Grade Bowling Trip (Karnavezos/Kosteczko) & IBM Engineers Guest Speakers

April 26-27: Math State Exam

May 2: PE Field Trip - 8th Grade (Swim/Hike)

May 10: PE Field Trip - 7th Grade (Swim/Hike)

May 12: Spring Concert 7:00pm

May 17: PE Field Trip - 6th Grade (Swim/Hike/Movie) Group 1

May 18: PE Field Trip - 6th Grade (Swim/Hike/Movie) Group 2

May 25: NJHS Induction Ceremony 6:30pm

May 30: No School

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Club & Activity Information:

Pickleball Club meets Thursday April 7th in Mr. Joyce's room E145. New players are welcome!

Art Club will be selling handmade items through a "pop-up shop" fundraiser starting on Monday, April 4th. All "pop up shop" proceeds will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency in order to help those affected by this war. The sale will happen during the student lunch periods and all are welcome to support.

World Language Club will be meeting on Thursday, April 21 after school in Room E151. All students are welcome

Environmental Club meets on 4/7 and 4/21 after school in Ms. Benson's room (A106) until 3:30.

Student Council meets on 4/21 after school in Ms. Benson's room (A106) until 3:30.

Kaleidoscope Club will meet TUESDAYS for the remainder of the year. We will meet April 5th and April 19th this month with Ms. Assumma and Ms. Varekamp in Ms. Varekamp's room until 3:30pm. April 5th we will have a visitor from GLSEN Mid-Hudson! Come prepared to snack, chat, and create!

Environmental Club Earth Month Challenge

The RMS Environmental Club needs your help in participating in the USagain Earth Month Contest. From April 1 through May 1 students, parents, faculty and community are encouraged to drop off gently used clothing and other textiles to our collection bin. At the end of the contest (May 1, 2022), the three schools which collect the most textiles and clothing per student will be ranked and awarded cash prizes. All the proceeds from this contest will benefit the Environmental Club and be used towards our school garden! Watch the video below to learn more about the contest from our students! Last year, the club came in 4th place out of all the schools in the nation! This year, they have their eye on #1!! Only items placed in OUR bin (not high school) count towards our contest efforts.
RMS Earth Month Contest 2021

March Teacher Lesson of the Month

March's "Lesson of the Month" is awarded to Mr. Castaldi for his lesson on "Government and the Presidency." Each month, students nominate a lesson that was engaging and interesting for them to participate in. They give feedback of what they liked the best and what motivated them. Mr. Castaldi's student said, "I liked how it made me want to be president one day and we played a game called 'win the white house' and that was really fun. He is so engaging and asks the funniest questions. He used Barack Obama in an example and he is my favorite president. Mr. Castaldi is my favorite teacher because he has so much energy and never has a bad day."

Joe Pimentel Mural Painting

Local artist, Joe Pimentel will be back at RMS to begin our 4th mural the week of April 18th! 8th graders will have the opportunity to paint a section of the mural in small groups. Students should check their school emails and sign up on the google form if interested. A schedule will be created and they will be assigned a designated time to come and paint with Joe!

8th Grade End of Year Events

All of our end of year planning for 8th grade events is still in the works. In lieu of the Washington, DC trip, we are looking at different options to take the 8th graders on 2 separate day trips. More information about these trips will be coming as we finalize the details. In the meantime, please save the date for the 8th Grade Semi-Formal Dance and the 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony.

Moving Up Dance: Friday, June 10th

Moving Up Ceremony: Thursday, June 23rd

Womens History Month Project
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Culture Committee Updates

The Culture Committee is looking for student ideas! There are a few different observances that we would like to celebrate in April. April is Autism Awareness Month, National Poetry Month, Month of the Military Child, Arab American Heritage Month, Jazz Appreciation Month, and National School Library Month. We would love to hear some of your ideas on how we can celebrate any of these. To submit your ideas please see Mrs. Edelman, Ms. Tobin, Ms. Eraca, Ms. Conklin, Ms. Miroff, Ms. Hughes, Mr. Cunningham, or Ms. Clayton.

Contact Us:

Contact us by calling the main office at ext. 4131.

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