Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Important Upcoming Events
- May 26 - Last day of late buses
- May 30 - Memorial Day- No School. Students return on a "B" Day Schedule
Our last PTA membership meeting for the year 2021-22 is on Tuesday, May 17,2022 at 6:00pm at RCMS Library.
PTA Board members for the next academic year 2022-23 will be elected based on recommendations by the nomination committee. We thank Nomination Chair Samatha Bana, along with Hamsa Viswanath and Radha Yellapeddy for interviewing all the interested candidates and nominating the next PTA Board. Please refer to the Nomination committee report below.2022-23 Nomination Committee Report
Thank you to all the candidates who self-nominated for the 2022-2023 RCMS PTA Board. The pool and caliber of the self-nominations were very strong. The candidate selection process included a review of each candidate’s self-nomination form and a panel interview. The RCMS Nomination Committee unanimously voted and is pleased to nominate the following candidates for 2022-2023 PTA Board positions.
RCMS PTA Board
President: Hari Kalahasti
Vice President of Communications and Events: Pamela Roldan
Vice President of Hospitality: Crystal Williams
Vice President of Fundraising: Tianne Wade
Treasurer: Jennifer Xu
Secretary: Claudia Everett
Board Appointed Positions:
Webmaster: Vidya Jayakumar (Continued from 2021-22)
Financial Assistant: Open position
The election will be held at the last PTA Membership Meeting, which will be held in person on Tuesday, May 17th at 6 pm in the library.
Please note, the Nominating Committee process is not the only way to be considered for a role on the Executive Committee. Although we did not receive any submissions from candidates considering running "from the floor" at the General Membership Meeting, all should know that members present will be given an opportunity to nominate themselves for an officer position at the meeting.
We encourage all members to plan to attend this very important meeting.
We hope you can join us to help vote in and welcome the 2022-23 Board members.
If you have not yet taken the membership, please visit https://rcmspta.memberhub.com/store
Principal Stokes and other faculty members will be present for the meeting. Please email Srilekha Reddy, PTA President at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Reminder: Pick Up Medication by End of School Year
The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school June 10, 2022. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.
Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-servicesCarson’s Spring SOL testing schedule
- Friday, May 6- Science 8
- Tuesday, May 10- Reading 8
- Thursday, May 12- Reading 7
- Monday, May 16th- Algebra 1 and Geometry
- Wednesday, May 18th- Math 7, 7 HN, Math 8, Algebra 2
- May 19th & 20th- SOL Makeup Days
Please reach out to our School Testing Coordinator, Lauren Ross ([email protected]), if you have any testing related questions.
Bring your charged laptops and chargers for SOL exams.
Safe Student Drop-off
This message is to address trends with morning student drop-off and pick-up. With safety being our priority, please remember to adhere to these RCMS community expectations which allow for a safe and efficient drop-off and pick-up.
- Please ONLY use the Kiss N Ride loop when dropping off students in the morning. No students should be dropped off in the RCMS parking lot, on McLearen Rd., or on EDS Dr. All locations other than Kiss N Ride place students in unsafe conditions.
- Additionally, students who participate in after school programs should also be picked-up in the Kiss N Ride loop and not at another school location or location off-campus.
We appreciate your attention to these important procedures.
The RCMS Administrative TeamRCMS PTA invites all 8th graders to the Celebration Party!
Date: Wednesday, June 8th, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm- 8pm
Venue: Rachel Carson Middle School
Cost: $30, must be purchased by May 30, 2022
Tickets purchased on or before May 11, 2022, will be discounted to $25
Your child will have a fun-filled, exciting evening enjoying karaoke, dance floor, photo booth, raffle, popcorn, ice cream, games, and more!
Please purchase your tickets online using the link below:
For cash/check payment, please register using the below form:
There will be no ticket sales after May 30, 2022, nor at the door!
For any help or assistance please contact Sumana Srinivasan at [email protected]Summer 2022 Happenings! Register now for 2022 VIP Summer Camp-Langston Hughes MS
Wednesday, June 29th – Thursday, July 28th, 2022
8:00am – 4:00pm
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/sM6Ebqzf1218XMmg7About VIP Summer Camp:
This camp is only for students attending Hughes, Herndon, Carson Longfellow or Cooper Middle Schools in 2021-2022. VIP will be offered for rising 7th grade (entering fall of 2022) and 8th grade (entering fall of 2022). We are planning on an equal number of students from each school. Once registrations are received, families will be notified by June 1, 2022 of your camp placement. Once confirmation of placement has been sent, payment will be due at that time ($50.00). Registration for VIP will close on Friday, May 27th
Students will participate in a variety of activities including Basketball, Soccer, STEAM, Arts & Crafts, Cooking & Film School Transportation, breakfast and lunch will also be provided daily. We will also have additional STEM opportunities provided by Startfield: July 11-15 EFTW, July 18-22 Cyber, July 25-29 Coding Beats.
Cybersecurity - learn how to protect computers and discover cyber threats through hands-on labs and gaming exercises used by real-world ethical hackers.
Coding Beats - use your creative expression to bring beat-making and coding to life and compete to earn the title Beat MVP.
Engineer for the Week - build a team to design a tech prototype that addresses a social issue in your community and use your influence to create a project with purpose.RCMS-101 - Registration Open Now!
Thank you to all students and families who are interested in our RCMS 101 summer program. This year there are no program fees. The dates for the summer program remain the same (Session 1: Aug. 1 and 2; Session 2: Aug. 3 and 4).
Please click the link below to register for 1 2-day sessions.
Stay in the know! Sign up for Rachel Carson's News You Choose weekly School Newsletter.
click here to sign up for Carson Middle News You ChooseThe A/B Day Calendar
Our A/B Day calendar is set and locked in at the start of the school year. Here is our calendar for the school year. When school resumes, we will return to the day that is marked on the calendar. https://carsonms.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/21-22-a-b-calendar.pdfCheck out the Principal's latest Message here!
Intentions for Next Year
If your child will NOT be attending Rachel Carson Middle or his/her base high school next year, please complete the Intention Form linked below and return it to [email protected] to let us know where your child will be enrolled. If your child will attend Rachel Carson Middle or his/her base high school, you don’t need to complete this form. If you find out later you will be moving, please contact Rachel Carson Middle so we can update our database. https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/it110.pdfOrder Your Yearbook!
2021-2022 Yearbooks are available for purchase at www.MySchoolBucks.com. or access through this link. https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/prdembd?ref=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8_ZZJ6XQQIV50UTTM
We have a limited number of surplus, once we reach our sales limit yearbooks will be sold out. Sales are on a first come first serve basis. Make payments online to avoid the handling of cash and check. Reserve your copy today by purchasing through MySchoolBucks! The base price of the yearbook price is $30.00.
Don’t have an account yet? Visit MySchoolBucks.com to sign up today! www.MySchoolBucks.com
On Reporting Absences
If a student will be absent or arriving late to school, parents or guardians should always report the details of the absence to the RCMS Attendance Office. Teachers do not have access to mark a student excused for an absence, which is why it is imperative that parents contact the attendance office (instead of, or in addition to, the teacher) when their child is absent so we can mark them correctly.
To report an absence, parents have these options:
- Use the link to our online attendance form (preferred) from the main page of the RCMS website:
- Send an email with full details to: [email protected], or
- Call the attendance line at 703-925-3636 being sure to include the spelling of your student’s last name and reason for the absence.
If your student will be picked up early for an appointment:
Please send them to the front office in the morning with a note stating the time of the dismissal. Students will be given a pass to leave class and meet parents in the office. Parents should come to entrance #1, to the main office, with a photo ID to pick up their student for early dismissals.
For more information on the attendance policies, please visit the RCMS Attendance page.
FCPS Cares Program
The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.
If you have a question or concern, please visit our website for a full listing of Who to Contact. This listing includes all of our administrators, our counselors, and who to speak to regarding a specific content area or class. Contact information for all staff members is listed on our website - just click on the name of the person you wish to contact to be redirected to their email address: RCMS Staff Directory.Other Schools are Sharing
WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP
3 GREAT SESSIONS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2022!!
Session 1: June 13 - 17
Session 2: June 21- 24 NO MONDAY CAMP DUE TO JUNETEENTH
Please click here to download the application to be completed and submitted.
If you have questions, please contact Doug Ewell, Westfield High School Boys Varsity Basketball coach at [email protected]
Oakton High School Theatre is excited for their upcoming spring musical, The Addams Family! They’re creepy and they’re kooky, seem ‘cause they’re spooky…May 5-6 and May 13-14 at 7pm or May 14 at 2pm. Tickets are on sale at www.OaktonDrama.org.Chantilly High School
Chantilly Girls Basketball
Any girls interested in playing basketball at Chantilly next year, please fill out this google form so Coach Regan can let you know about offseason workouts, summer camp, and other events. We are looking forward to seeing you and can’t wait for you to join the Charger family!
If you are interested, click the link below to sign up.
Parents may email Coach Regan at [email protected] with questions or for more information.
Chantilly 2022 Summer Girls Basketball Camp
Camp will be held at Franklin MS
Ages 9 – 14
Camp Tuition - $160
9 am – 2 pm
Lunch will be available
Pizza, drinks and snacks sold from the snack bar
For more information about the summer program click here
Registration and payment is also accepted online through the following link: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/2022-Chantilly-Girls-Basketball-Camp/Sb002KHSouth Lakes High School
To all rising 9th graders interested in trying out for the South Lakes boys rising Freshman team that will compete in a summer league starting in June, please email Coach Damon Johnson ([email protected])
Tryouts will take place Tuesday May 17th and Thursday May 19th at South Lakes High School starting at 3:30pm until 5:30pm weather permitting. Go Seahawks!
To register for the summer camp dance team
Attention South Lakes Athletes! SLHS is hosting Sports Physical Night.
Spring Physicals will take place on Monday May 23rd at South Lakes High School. They will be valid for all summer conditioning/workouts and all of school year 2021-22. Student-Athletes can NOT participate in any team events for next year without a valid physical (documented on the VHSL Pre-Participation Examination form) after May 1st.
So PLEASE come and support the cause! Physicals are $50 and by appointment only- there are no guarantees a walk-in will be seen.
CLICK HERE to register for your sports physical
Are you planning to try-out for a sports team at South Lakes?
• Season Start Dates:
Fall Sports: Try-outs begin Monday, August 1, 2022
Cross Country, Cheerleading, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Girls Volleyball
Exception: Golf begins July 30th
Winter Sports: Try-outs begin Monday, November 7, 2022
Boys/Girls Basketball, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Swim & Dive, Wrestling
o Spring Sports: Monday, February 20, 2023
Baseball, Girls/Boys Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Girls/Boys Soccer, Softball, Girls/Boys Tennis
If you have sport specific questions, please contact the coach directly. Please find coaches contact