BECOME A MEMBER / SER MIEMBRO
Family involvement is important to every child’s success in school! By joining the Rolling Terrace Parent Teacher Association, you help build a strong voice for our school community and support:
- Academic enrichment and after-school programs
- Grants to help our teachers expand learning opportunities for students
- Field trips and excursions outside of school
- …and much more
Join The PTA listserv
The PTA listserv is a way to receive announcements and information by e-mail as well as communicate with other Rolling Terrace parents. There are two ways to join:
Click here to join with your yahoo email account. Click on “Join Group” and complete the online form.
- If you do not have a yahoo account, send a blank e-mail to: RollingTerracePTAfirstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from the group. You must reply to the confirmation e-mail to activate your subscription. The listserv is currently in English only.
Sign Up for the PTA Text Messaging Service
The PTA has a text messaging service in English and Spanish. This service provides announcements, notifications and reminders about school events and activities. We will limit the number of messages to ten or less each month. Your cell carrier’s messaging charges may apply.
To join in English: text @rtpta to (240) 724-1663
To join in Spanish: text @rtesp to (240) 724-1663
To stop receiving text messages at any time, text @STOP to (240) 724-1663
Sign Up to Receive Paper Copies of School Handouts
The school distributes informational flyers every Wednesday in a Yellow Folder that your child brings home. Due to our school's green school policy, you will only receive paper flyers from the PTA (in the Yellow Folder) if you have elected to receive paper notices to be sent home with your student. If you do not elect to receive paper notices, please make sure to sign up for our text messaging service or our listserv (instructions are above). For more information on how to receive paper copies through your child's Yellow Folder, please click here and download the "Paper Request" form in English or Spanish. ** NEW THIS SCHOOL YEAR ** The PTA is piloting a program to upload school handouts (from the Wednesday Folder) on the PTA website blog.
VOLUNTEER at Rolling Terrace / SER VOLUNTARIO
Para comenzar su experiencia voluntaria en la escuela Rolling Terrace, tome la encuesta en español.
Volunteers run all of the Rolling Terrace activities and programs! We have many volunteer opportunities that take place throughout the school year, during the day, in the evening, or on the weekend! If you would like to volunteer at Rolling Terrace, please answer the questions in this survey to help us direct you to a meaningful opportunity.
When volunteering at RTES, please make sure to show your ID to any of the front office staff who will then provide you with an ID sticker to wear while you are in the building. Your volunteer hours should be logged into the binder on the small bookcase on the left as you walk into the front office. If you have any questions about what to do, please ask an office staff member.
** NEW AS OF AUGUST 26, 2016 ** All volunteers who may come into contact with students during the school day must complete this 30 minute online training on abuse and neglect. Once the training is completed, print the confirmation screen and bring it to the school's front office.
Some examples of volunteer opportunities include:
Helping out during the day at one of our Book Fairs (a Mini-Book Fair during parent teacher conference days in November, and a week long book fair in the Spring)
Volunteering at one of our family fun nights (Craft Night, Latin Dance, Bingo Night, Fun ‘n’ Fit Fest, etc.)
Volunteering during lunch and recess (please download and read volunteer guidelines for lunch and recess volunteering). Visit the lunch and recess SignUpGenius.
Baking goodies (for the Back to School Breakfast, Election Day Bakesale, or Staff Appreciation Week which is usually the first week of May)
Helping to translate PTA flyers or making copies of flyers that need to be distributed schoolwide
- Attending county or statewide advocacy meetings to help advocate for our school
ADVOCATE for our school
Are you ready to take your concerns about school to the next level? Parents and school staff are the school’s most important advocates. If you are ready to speak up to the MCPS Board of Education, Montgomery County, the state of Maryland, or even our national legislators, please let us know. Also, contact us if you would like to be an RT PTA delegate to the Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) to learn more about their advocacy work. Another advocacy opportunity at RT PTA is the Blair Cluster Representative position (this representative attends meetings that affect all schools in the Blair Cluster). Please contact us at email@example.com if you have specific advocacy skills that you can use to help us speak up for our school (in the areas of local, statewide, or national legislation or in outreach to media).
Learn about our latest advocacy victory: County funding dedicated to Rolling Terrace field and playground upgrades
SUPPORT Rolling Terrace
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For information on how to support Rolling Terrace through Giant Food A+ School Rewards, Target Take Charge of Education, Box Tops, Snider’s Supermarket programs and others, please visit: