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 community and support:
- Volunteers who advocate for school funding and resources
- Grants to help teachers buy classroom materials and expand students' academic opportunities
- Field trips and educational events outside of school …and much more
We're accepting new and renewing members for the 2018-19 school year! Click either the English or Spanish link below to join and pay your annual membership dues online.
Our PTA works closely with Rolling Terrace Elementary's principal and staff to make sure that families are informed of school events, policies and opportunities to help students and teachers achieve success.
Join Our PTA listserv
The PTA listserv is a great way to receive announcements and information by email and communicate with other Rolling Terrace parents. Listserv guidelines can be found here. There are two ways to join:
- To join with your existing Yahoo account, visit our Yahoo Group page and click the + Join Group button.
- To join with a non-Yahoo account, send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Next, you must respond to the confirmation email sent to your inbox to activate your subscription.
Sign Up for PTA Text Message Alerts
Our PTA offers a text message service in English and Spanish that sends families announcements and reminders about school events and activities. We send no more than 10 messages per month. Your cell phone carrier’s message and data rates may apply.
- To subscribe to alerts in English: text @rtpta to 81010 or visit www.remind.com/join/rtpta
- To subscribe to alerts in Spanish: text @rtesp to 81010 or visit www.remind.com/join/rtesp
See Yellow (Wednesday) Folder Materials Online
Our PTA posts digital copies of print materials sent home in students' yellow school communication folders. Visit our blog for the most recent week's yellow folder contents.
We do this in part to support Rolling Terrace Elementary's commitment to environmental responsibility. Our school has adopted a green policy that aims to reduce paper waste, among other things. Certain materials, such as the principal's newsletter, are sent home only with the youngest child in each family and made available on the school's website.
Learn more about Rolling Terrace Elementary's green policy and get the form to request paper communications:
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).
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).
SUPPORT our PTA when you shop
When you shop on Amazon.com, you can support our school by starting at https://smile.amazon.com or visiting Amazon through the link below. Our PTA will receive a portion of the proceeds from your purchases, courtesy of the AmazonSmile Foundation.
For more ways you can support our school through your everyday shopping, please visit the school's website:http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/rollinges/pta/support.aspx
Donate to / Donar a Rolling Terrace PTA
Our PTA relies on community members' generous contributions to fund activities that support our students and teachers.
Our major programs include:
- Financial aid to help families cover the costs of school field trips, musical instruments for students and more
- School events and extracurricular activities including cultural performances, the GeoBowl, the Book Fair and Career Day
- Staff appreciation celebrations
- Games and equipment for outdoor and indoor recess activities, e.g. soccer goals, balls, jump ropes
- Maintaining the school's edible garden and hosting nutrition education and tasting events for students
- Grants to teachers to purchase additional books and other educational materials for their classrooms