Picture day will be tuesday october 2nd!
RNE Share the Love 3rd Annual School Wide Community Service project 2018-2019
For the past two years RNE has participated in a school wide community service project. This is a perfect opportunity for families to work side by side and give back to the larger community.
This year we will be working with Meals by Grace. This organization is a delivered meal program available to children and their families. These families have been identified as having a special need by their School System. They have limited or unreliable transportation as well.
What: "Families in the Kitchen Sunday" Kids from 5 up and their families can come meal prep, pack bags, complete special projects, and deliver food. They do ask that volunteers bring a $10 donation to help them supply food for families.
Where: Midway United Methodist Church Gymnasium
5205 Atlanta Hwy
Alpharetta, Ga 30004
When: Sunday December 16th, 2018 from 1:00-3:00pm Arrive at 12:50
What will I be doing?
· Breads and desserts
· Dry/canned goods
· Kitchen (kids 5 and up with family member)
· Fruit (10 yrs. + with permission & supervision)
· Dish washing (10+)
· Making laundry detergent & filling bottles
· Special projects
· Delivery only (arrive at 2:30) MUST Let me know if you can deliver to one or more families. I need one delivery person for every three families. Please indicate on the form if you want to deliver.
What is the day’s schedule?
Here is how the day will progress:
1. Arrive at the gym at about 12:50 pm.
2. Grab your name tag (or stop to register at the welcome table).
3. Meet us at the front of the gymnasium for a discussion of safety rules & instructions.
4. Find your assigned team lead to gather with your team and have fun!
5. Pack family food boxes.
6. Receive final instructions in our meeting area.
7. Deliver to thankful families.
If you would love to volunteer, please go to the link below and sign up with your family’s information and I will register you for December 16th. We are registering our Roswell North Team early because spaces fill up fast. If you have questions email Joy Fofana firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for supporting our community!
The Roswell Youth Day Parade is coming up on October 13th, and this year RNE is going to be having fun "Playing on the River" in our very own Viking-style ship!
The PTA invites RNE families to come out to Lucky's Burgers (Alpharetta St) on Sunday, September 30th from 2pm-4pm to join us in building our Viking Ship! There will be free food (first come first serve) and fun crafts for all ages to participate in the float construction/decoration.
PTA would like to thank everyone for such an amazing Boosterthon fund raiser! Thank you to all of the parents that attended to cheer on our students, and thank you to our volunteers for helping in so many ways! Our students were amazing! They did an outstanding job at the fun run! We well surpassed our goal of $40,000. This year we raised %52,000! Thank you for all of your support!
The PTA's 1 and only fundraiser is underway! Don't forget to register your student at www.funrun.com and start getting pledges! Our fun run will take place next Wednesday! Let's see how much our students can raise for our amazing school!
Beginning September 17, Fulton County Schools will offer a free app called “Here Comes The Bus” that allows parents to track their student’s school bus. The app uses GPS technology to locate and track a school bus. Similar to ride-sharing apps, buses will show up as an icon on a map, and parents can follow its progress at the bus moves toward their child’s stop.
To sign up, parents need their child’s student ID number and the Fulton County Schools’ code – 87428. After completing a brief user profile, the app is ready to use. Multiple students in the same household can be put on the same account, and using their Launchpad login, students can download the app to their cell phones or other personal devices to view their bus status.
The app is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store or parents can visit www.herecomesthebus.com to sign up. More information, including FAQs and troubleshooting information, also is posted here: https://tinyurl.com/HCTBapp.
Calling all artists! The 2018-2019 theme for PTA Reflections is “Heroes Around Me.” Students from all grades are encouraged to create their own unique interpretation of the theme using any of the following fields: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, or visual arts.
Please visit http://www.georgiapta.org/reflections/ for more information. Click here for the rules packet and entry form. If your student will participate, please read the rules, complete the entry form, and turn in to the front office by Friday, October 5.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Kate Scarborough at email@example.com.
West Nile Virus Health Alert
We want to share information with our school communities about the West Nile Virus (WNV). We are in the peak of mosquito season, which starts in the summer and continues through fall. Our local health officials are concerned about the West Nile virus and other illnesses spread by mosquitos because we are already seeing an increased number of cases that have been reported across the state. According to health officials, as a result of the heavy rain we have had this year, it has created a lot of standing water and thus the number of mosquitos have increased. Additionally, the Fulton County Board of Health has detected high mosquito activity through their mosquito surveillance and control program. In light of these concerns, we are sharing the following information to stress the importance of protecting yourself and your family against West Nile, especially those at greater risk for serious illness such as the elderly; those with compromised immune systems; people with certain medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease; and people who have received organ transplants.
West Nile is a virus most commonly spread to people by infected mosquito bites. There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat WNV in people. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV do not have symptoms. However, 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms. West Nile virus can cause febrile illness, encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord).
You can reduce your risk of WNV by adhering to the following preventive measures:
1. Drain – containers after every rain, get rid of unnecessary containers. Help reduce the number of mosquitoes by utilizing the Tip-N-Toss principles on all standing water: empty standing water from containers such as flower pots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, cans and bottles, discarded/old tires, children’s toys, tarps, gutters and birdbaths.
2. DEET- use the appropriate mosquito/insect repellent when you go outdoors which includes repellents containing DEET that are EPA-registered with 20%-30% DEET.
3. Dress - wear light-weight long sleeves, pants and socks during the day when many mosquitoes are most active especially if you work or will be outside for long periods of time. Mosquitos tend to bite during the day.
4. Doors, windows and screens – make sure doors, windows and screens are in good condition and fit tightly to prevent mosquitos from coming inside and keep doors closed.
5. Use Mosquito Dunks (a larvicide used to kill mosquito larvae) to control mosquitos in areas with standing water and in containers that cannot be dumped.
6. Treatment and care – if you think a family member might have West Nile virus disease, please consult a healthcare provider for evaluation and diagnosis immediately.
Fulton County Residents may call Fulton County’s Board of Health MOSQUITO HOTLINE at 404-613- 1303 to report mosquito-related issues to the Environmental Health Department.
Additionally, public health will be focusing on preventing mosquito-transmitted infections by spraying, applying larvicide, mosquito trapping and surveillance in targeted areas and will be initiating a door-to-door educational campaign in some surrounding neighborhoods.
Remember, the most effective way to avoid West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites: protect yourself by avoiding mosquitos and using the Tip-N-Toss principles.
Our goal is to help keep students and the school communities healthy by sharing important health information. To learn more about West Nile virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control Prevention website on West Nile virus: https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html.
Centers for Disease Control Prevention: West Nile Virus Update
Fulton County Board of Health – West Nile Update
Fulton County Schools – Student Health Services
Mosquito Control Tips: http://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/ops/security/Pages/Student-Health-Services.aspx
FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEAL BENEFITS
To continue free or reduced price meal benefits for students each household must complete a new application every year. Free and Reduced Meal Benefits will end on September 18, 2018, if the household has not reapplied for SY 2018-2019. If there is an interruption in benefits or the household does not reapply, the household is responsible for payment of meals until the Free and Reduced Application is approved. To help assure continuation of benefits, the household must have a paper application turned in to the school cafeteria manager before September 14th, 2018 or complete an online application by September 17th, 2018 at www.fulton.schoollunchapp.com. Be sure to list all the students in the household on the application. Keep in mind, the application may take up to 10-days to process. If you have any questions, please call the Fulton County School Nutrition Program – Meal Eligibility Desk at (470) 254-2220.
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