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1 THE WEEKLY BULLDOG BLAST Below are important reminders to help you stay involved and engaged with your student s upcoming events at Redland Middle School. The main office is open from 7:45am 3:45pm (4:30pm on after school activity days). As a reminder, we require the scanning of all IDs when a parent visits Redland MS. All visitors who are attending meetings or volunteering are required to check in at the main office with an ID. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Follow us on Twitter Our weekly has four sections: RMS Information and Calendar RMS Reminders PTA News and Updates MCPS Communications ************************************************************************************ 1. REDLAND INFORMATION and CALENDAR After School Activity and Bus Information: After-school activities are scheduled on most Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 3:10-4:25 p.m. Our activity bus route information can be found on our website. Please take this opportunity to discuss which route your child should take to get home and have them write it in their agenda book. df All students who are car riders need to be picked up NO LATER than 4:30pm. Monday, March 26 Friday March 30 Spring Break No School Teachers and Students Monday, April 2 Spring Break No School Teachers and Students Tuesday, April 3 No Activity Bus Wednesday, April 4 Game Club AM Activity Bus Soccer game VS. Gaithersburg (see fan policy below) home Gaithersburg After School Algebra Support (by invitation only) After School English Support (by invitation only) Arts & Crafts Identity Soccer Pearls for Girls Set Design Stage Crew Home Stretch Club SGA Thursday, April 5 Peer Tutoring Lego League SERT/Green Team Identity

2 Yearbook Club NJHS Play Practice Girls on the Run Project Change Club Friday, April 6 No After School Activities Game Club - AM ************************************************************************************ APRIL/MAY EVENTS Wednesday April 4 th National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony 6pm. Cafeteria Thursday April 5 th is the last day to order your yearbook. Don t be left out. Spirit Week: April 9-13 (more info to come) PTA Social/ International Night April 13 th 7pm. ********************************************************************************************* 2. Reminders: Health Room Updates: If you are the parent of a current 6 th grade student, you may be receiving a letter letting you know your child is in need of Tdap and/or MCV vaccines for 7 th grade. If your child is in need of either or both of these immunizations, there will be free clinics over Spring Break. There is no appointment necessary and, they are free. Tuesday, 3/27/18 from 9-4 at the Dennis Avenue Health Center Wednesday, 3/28/18 from 9-4 at the Germantown Health Center or the Silver Spring Health Center. If you have any questions, please call the Health Room at MDS3 Parent Survey Dear Parents, Please help us support the Maryland Safe and Supportive Schools (MDS3) Initiative. We would like you to fill out the MDS3 School Climate Survey for Redland. The survey is in English and Spanish and will take about 10 min. of your time. The survey is open from March 1 st to May 15 th to all parents/guardians of Redland students. The parent survey is anonymous and voluntary. To access the survey for Parents, please use the following link: Parent password for your school is: MCREDLP4 Spanish Parent password for your school is: MCREDLSP4 (passwords are not case sensitive) Estimados Padres, Por favor ayúdenos a apoyar la Iniciativa de Escuelas Seguras y de Apoyo de Maryland (MDS3). Nos gustaría que completasen la Encuesta de Clima Escolar MDS3 para Redland. La encuesta está en inglés y en español y tomará aproximadamente 10 minutos de tu tiempo. La encuesta está abierta desde el 1 de marzo hasta el 15 de mayo a todos los padres/tutores de los estudiantes de Redland. La encuesta para padres es anónima y voluntaria. Para acceder a la encuesta para padres, utilice el siguiente enlace:

3 La contraseña de los padres para su escuela es: MCREDLP4 La contraseña para los padres en español para su escuela es: MCREDLSP4 (las contraseñas no distinguen mayúsculas de minúsculas) Si usted es padre de un estudiante actual de 6 grado, es posible que reciba una carta que le informe que su hijo necesita vacunas Tdap y/o MCV para el 7 grado.si su hijo necesita una o ambas inmunizaciones, habrá clínicas gratuitas durante las vacaciones de primavera. No hay cita necesaria, y son gratis. El martes, 27 de marzo de 2018, de 9-4 en el Centro de Salud de la Dennis Avenue. El miércoles, 28 de marzo de 2018, de 9-4 en el Centro de Salud de Germantown o en el Centro de Salud de Silver Spring. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame a la Sala de Salud de la Escuela de Redland al Bulldog Store: Did you know our Bulldog Store is 95% funded through donations? You can help fund our store. Please look around your house for new, gently used or used items that you would be willing to donate and bring them to the main office. Please label the bag or box with Bulldog Store. We appreciate your donations and assistance supporting our students at Redland! Some ideas for donations: School supplies, toys, knick-knacks, books, games, etc. If you have any questions, please Mrs. Harrison at The Bulldog Store is looking for one or several new volunteers to take over next year. You can learn the tricks of the trade this year from our current volunteer Ellen Dunn. She has handled this job for the last three years and is very willing to show what is involved. Just what is involved? Coming in once a month or more to help organize our Bulldog Store ( This is done on your own time schedule). Help to coordinate volunteers to come in and open the Bulldog Store once a month during the 3 lunches for students. Please feel free to Ellen if you have questions: Ellen Dunn at: Yearbook: Thursday April 5 th is the last day to order your yearbook. Don t be left out. Order your student yearbook now at or from the Redland website for $32.00 including tax. Add name printing on the cover for $3.00 more. For more information or questions please contact Ms. Antoniacci ( in the main office. ATHLETICS Current Fan Policy: Soccer FANS if you would like to attend an at-home soccer game, please pay close attention. The day before the game there will be a signup sheet for students who will ride the activity bus home. Before or during your lunch period you will need to sign up on the sheet, for your lunch period that will be located in the front office. The first 5 names will be taken from each lunch period list and the rest will be put on a waiting list. If any slots from lunches are still open then, names will be pulled from those on the wait list randomly, should a slot open. If you are having a parent pick you up after the game, you will need to get a permission slip signed by your parent agreeing to pick you up after the game, no later than 4:45pm and turn it in when you sign up as well. Again, 5 people per lunch period, with a waiting list that is randomly drawn should a slot open. Car riders, just bring a hand written note from your parents the day of game that they will be picking you up. THIS IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED, no exceptions. The list of student names that will be allowed in the gym as a spectator will be posted in the lunch room the day of the soccer game. *Please note Redland Respect will be kept at all games or your privilege to attend can be taken away. ****************************************************************************************** 3. PTA Notes: Redland MS has an outstanding tradition of parent involvement in the school community, and we encourage all parents to get involved throughout the year. Stay connected with the PTA and sign up to receive updates and events

4 and all things PTA! To subscribe to our updates, please contact Andi Dumas at Membership: Your annual membership in the Redland Middle School PTA matters. We thank all of our parents, guardians, teachers and staff who have joined us so far. We truly appreciate your support! Our goal is 100% participation this year so if you haven't already joined or renewed your membership, which from last year expired on September 30th, please do so today! Stay in the know with the PTA: 1) Look for the PTA link at the top of the RMS website 2) Find and like us on Facebook! PTA Volunteers Needed: We can't do this without YOU! The PTA is looking for volunteers. Up, Up and Away with the Redland PTA! Direct Appeal Campaign Why a Direct Appeal? The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is responsible for funding many programs that benefit your child. In lieu of selling products that only return a small percent of the profit to the school, the PTA is asking for direct donations that are 100% tax-deductible and 100% of what you give goes directly to programs benefitting all Redland students. It s as easy as ! 1. Choose the amount you wish to donate (every dollar helps!). 2. Write a check to REDLAND PTA. 3. Send the check as well as the completed form at the bottom of this letter to the Redland Office. The following is a list of end of year activities that are AT RISK OF BEING CUT if we can t provide funding: 2018 PTA Sponsored Spring Activities: ACADEMIC GRANTS FOR EACH GRADE - the trout release for the 6th graders - the visiting author workshop for the 7th graders - the Shakespeare workshop for the 8th graders HONOR ROLL RECOGNITION CELEBRATIONS WITH TREATS FOR EACH STUDENT AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND CLUBS END OF YEAR SOCIALS FOR ALL STUDENTS Please help us ensure that we have enough money to pay for ALL of the above items for our students. Every contribution makes a difference! Please make your check payable to Redland PTA and have your child drop it off to the school office. Questions? Contact Andrea Dumas at or Redland Direct Appeal Campaign Student Name Grade Donor Name Donation Amount Arriba, arriba con Redland PTA! Campaña de Contribución Directa (Donación)

5 Por qué una Contribución Directa (Donación)? La Asociación de Padres y Maestros (PTA) es responsable de financiar muchos programas que benefician a su hijo. En lugar de vender productos que solo devuelven un pequeño porcentaje de las ganancias a la escuela, el PTA solicita donaciones directas, las cuales no solo son 100% deducibles de impuestos sino que 100% de lo recaudado va directamente a los programas que benefician a todos los estudiantes de Redland. Es tan fácil como ! 1. Elija la cantidad que desea donar ( cada dólar ayuda!). 2. Escriba un cheque a nombre de "REDLAND PTA". 3. Envíe el cheque y el formulario completo al final de esta carta a la Oficina de Redland. Abajo mencionamos alguna de las actividades de fin de año que están EN RIESGO DE SER CANCELADAS si no podemos obtener los fondos necesarios: Actividades de primavera 2018 patrocinadas por la PTA: BECAS ACADÉMICAS PARA CADA GRADO - Lanzamiento de trucha para los alumnos de 6º grado - Taller de autor visitante para los alumnos de 7º grado - Taller de Shakespeare para los alumnos de 8º grado CELEBRACIONES DE RECONOCIMIENTO A ESTUDIANETES EN EL FRUPO DE HONOR INCLUYENDO REFRIGERIOS PROGRAMAS DESPUÉS DE LA ESCUELA Y CLUBES REUNION SOCIAL DE FIN AÑO PARA TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES Por favor ayúdenos a garantizar que tengamos dinero suficiente para pagar TODOS los gastos relacionados a las actividades para nuestros estudiantes. Cada contribución hace la diferencia y cualquier contribución será gratamente recibida, sin importar el valor! Por favor haga que su cheque a nombre de "Redland PTA" y pídale a su hijo lo deje en la oficina de la escuela. Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con Andrea Dumas al o Campaña de Contribución Directa (Donación) de (Donación) Nombre del Estudiante Grado Nombre del donante Monto de la donación ********************************************************************************************* 4. MCPS Communication Information The MCPS 5th Annual SPECIAL EDUCATION Summit for Parents April 28, :15 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Quince Orchard High School Quince Orchard Road

6 Gaithersburg, MD ENGAGE IN A DAY THAT FEATURES Robin Williams Evans, author, and Wayne Evans, MCPS Parents and Keynote Speakers: Living a Happy Life with a Special-Needs Child: A Parent s Perspective Information from community partners and county agencies Breakout sessions on a wide variety of parenting topics FREE No cost to sign up Child care provided Light breakfast For more information call