RIS Newsletter 10/20/19

Due to technical difficulties, this week's current is not able to get sent via email. It is likely the newsletters were being marked as "SPAM" and therefore is being blocked from being sent.

Anna, Chair of Publications, is working on getting the system back up and running, but in the meantime, here is this week's newsletter.

**Please remember to always bring your Photo ID when visiting the school**

October's IB Learner Profile: RISK - TAKERS

RISK-TAKERS: We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

“Risk-Taker” vocabulary…To risk…to dare…to try…to take a chance…to attempt…to seize opportunities…not to be afraid/frightened/scared…adventurous ..courageous…bold…brave…success

Good Afternoon!

  • Our Fall Book Fair is this week.  Please show your support for literacy by purchasing books, posters, bookmarks, etc. at our book fair.  Proceeds goes back to teachers and the school for needed classroom supplies.

  • Our Ice Cream Social this Thursday evening from 5:30 - 7:30pm; each bowl is only $2 with your pick of multiple flavors and toppings as well as a great opportunity to mingle with other families.

  • Monster Mash for Grade 5 & 6 is this Friday, purchase your tickets today.

  • The Gr K - 2 Character Parade has now been moved to Oct 30th, and as a result, there will not be a half-day movie this month.

Volunteers Needed For Various Events

Book Fair is this week- we still need more volunteers for Thursday specifically.  if you can make it, please sign up to help.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4BABA828A2F94-fall Grade K-2 Character Parade - Oct 30th at 11:45 AM - please help our little kids get into their costumes PTO School Uniform Store - are you fashion forward ? Do you want to influence the next generations' school uniform?  We are looking for a uniform store representative to help us manage inventory and fill online orders.  Email Celeste/Leigh at President@rispto.org if you're interested Newsletter Editors - do you want to be "in-the-know" before everyone else? Consider being an editor of this newsletter! Newsletters are assigned on a weekly basis, and proofreading on other weeks. You can still volunteer, but on your own time!  Email Anna at PTOWebPayments@gmail.com if you're interested or have questions before you commit.

Grade 5-6 Monster Mash - Friday October 25th Calling all 5th and 6th Graders - it's time to gear up for the annual MONSTER MASH!! Get your costumes ready for a great Halloween Party!! Prizes for the best, most creative and funniest costume. Halloween Music by Total DJ.  Send in your permission slips!  Tickets are $10 and covers the cost of DJ, Pizza and Costume Contest.  Chaperones are encouraged! Contact Christine (clw1214@yahoo.com) or Jennifer (jmargnelli@optonline.net) with any questions: 

Download Paper Form Buy Tickets Online Now

Student Directories Going Home With Students This Week The PTO has finished creating the Student Directories for this year, please be on the lookout for it in your kid's backpack this week. Please note: each family only receives 1 copy, regardless of the number of students. It is a great resource to get to know your children's classmates, set up play dates, carpool arrangements, exchanging classroom gifts, inviting classmates for parties, etc., as well as contact information for school administration should you have questions.

Join Our 2nd Graders For Presentation On Giving Thanks - Nov 20th, 9:30AM

A special presentation from our 2nd Graders for Thanksgiving will be on Wednesday, November 20th at 9:30AM.  All students must wear school Turtle Trot shirts.  The Drama & Art department will provide hats and accessories.

RIS 6th Graders Take The Lead In One Million Bottle Cap Challenge Sixth graders at Rogers have joined forces with SPS's middle schools in the One Million Bottle Cap Challenge https://soundwaters.org/millionbottlecaps/  taking place throughout the 2019-2020 school year.

The Rogers 6th graders have collected (and potentially removed from our environment/water supply) nearly 4000 bottle caps in less than two weeks since kicking off their pursuit in early October.  Click on headline to read more!

Community Corner


Please help us stay current by submitting your topic, meeting or event to us at TheRogersCurrent@rispto.org by Wednesday EOD to include in upcoming Sunday's issue.


The Rogers Current  Rogers International School          

The Rogers Current Editors:

  • Anna Björkman, Chair of Publications, Directory/Handbook, Web Portal 

  • Turid Garcia

  • Maren Tripolitsiotis

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