Sept. 8, 2017

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R-MA Middle School Announcements

September 8, 2017

Quote of the Day

“Positivity Pledge

I shall no longer allow negative thoughts or feelings to drain me of my energy.
Instead I shall focus on all the good that is in my life.
I will think it, feel it and speak it.
By doing so I will send out vibes of good positive energy into the world and I
shall be grateful for all the wonderful things it will attract into my life.”

Unknown Author

 

  1. The uniform for Monday, Sept. 11th will be R-MA sweat suit or R-MA p.e. shorts with t-shirt.
     
  2. Students may sign out beginning at 1:30pm on Friday’s unless they are on Friday Afternoon Study Hall.
     
  3. BOARDING PARENTS:  The middle school mailing address is 437 Chowning Hall.  Please use this address and have your student’s name on packages. Students are required to open all packages in the main office.
     
  4. PARENTS: Friday Afternoon Study Hall will begin on Friday, Sept. 15th. You will receive an email from
    Mrs. Grove by Thursday afternoon if your son/daughter is required to stay until 2:30pm.
     
  5. Mentoring lunch will be held on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s.
     
  6. This past Monday, you got to see/hear a taste of what Praise Band does in Chapel most Monday mornings. If you are interested in being a part of Praise Band as a singer, drummer, guitarist, bassist, pianist, or other instrumentalist, please come to chapel, Friday 9/8, during lunch (food will be provided). 

    Middle School students, you are invited as well!  Chaplain Orndorff and Mr. DeMato would like to start a
    Middle School Praise Band this year, so please join us tomorrow if you are interested.
     

  7. Students may wear their civilian clothes on their birthday.  If students receive a demerit the week of their birthday they may not dress down. Please see Mrs. Cuffe if your birthday falls in the summer months or on the weekend.
     
  8. Baked Goods Needed! As part of our Community Service Day on Monday, we will be holding a bake sale outside of Rural King in Front Royal. Proceeds will be donated to UMCOR (the United Methodist Commission on Relief) to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey. If you can provide a baked item to sell, please bring it to Student Services Sunday evening or Monday morning.
     
  9. Students will wear the khaki and polo uniform until all alterations have been completed.
     
  10. PARENTS: Please email Mrs. Grove (mgrove@rma.edu) if your student is going to be absent from school.
     
  11. Middle School Bookstore Hours:

    Monday Lunch:  12:20pm – 12:55pm
    Tuesday Morning:  7:15am – 7:30am
    Tuesday Lunch:  12:10pm – 12:25pm
    Wednesday:  CLOSED
    Thursday Morning:  7:15am – 7:55am
    Friday Lunch:  1:00pm – 1:25pm


     
  12. Allowances will be dispersed on Friday, Sept. 8th during lunch.
     
  13. DAY PARENTS:  If you are unable to pick up your student before 5pm you will sign them out from the dorm.
    If you need to drop off your student before 7am please take them to the dorm.
     
  14. As part of our 125th Anniversary celebration this year, we will be heading out into the community to help others on September 11th! There will be half-day classes in the morning, and then we will spend the afternoon on various projects throughout Front Royal and Winchester. Sign-ups will be held next week. Watch the announcements and your email for more information. Questions may be directed to Cadet Reagan Grove (rgrove002@rmalife.net) or Celeste Brooks (cbrooks@rma.edu).
     
  15. September 11th Shortened Class Day: uniform of the day will be R-MA sweat suit or P.E. shorts/t-shirt
    Tutorial   8:00 – 8:30
    2nd pd      8:35 – 9:05
    3rd pd      9:10 – 9:40
    4th pd      9:45 – 10:15
    5th pd      10:20 – 10:50
    6th pd      10:55 – 11:25
    7th pd      11:30 – 12:00
    1st pd      12:05 – 12:35
    Lunch     12:40 – 1:25
    Community Service Project 1:30pm
    Sports    3:30 – 5:15
    SIP         4:00 – 5:00
     
  16. Spiritual Life Opportunities

    Praise Team – Interest Meeting this Friday (09/08) at 12:45pm in chapel. Pizza provided.

    Faculty/Staff Bible Study – Starts Monday (09/18) during lunch in President’s Dining Room. We will
    end early due to Community Service Day.

    Catholic Campus Ministry/Confirmation – Starts on Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00pm in Fulton 119. Christendom College students lead two groups for our Catholic students: a Confirmation course and a small group.

    Attending Church/Mass – If you are interested in attending church on Sunday mornings, meeting in student services at 8:00am. Students will walk to both Front Royal United Methodist Church and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. If you would like to attend another church, please contact Chaplain Orndorff.

 

DAILY CLASS SCHEDULE
 

MONDAY 9/11

TUESDAY 9/12

WEDNESDAY 9/13

THURSDAY 9/14

FRIDAY 9/15

Tutorial       8:00 – 8:30
2nd  pd         8:35 – 9:05
3rd  pd         9:10 – 9:40
4th  pd         9:45 – 10:15
5th  pd         10:20-10:50
6th  pd         10:55-11:25
7th  pd         11:30-12:00
1st pd          12:05-12:35
Lunch         12:40-1:25
Community Service 1:30
Sports         3:30 – 5:15
SIP             3:30 – 5:00
Dinner        5:30 – 6:00
Study Hall  6:15 – 7:45
Free Time  7:45 – 9:00
Lights Out  9:30

Mentoring    8:00 – 8:45
2nd pd           8:50 – 9:35
3rd  pd          9:40 – 10:25
4th  pd         10:30 - 11:15
5th  pd        11:20 – 12:05
Lunch        12:10 – 12:55
6th  pd          1:00 – 1:45
7th  pd          1:50 – 2:35
1st  pd          2:40 – 3:25
Tutorial       3:30 – 3:55
SIP             3:55 – 5:00
Sports        4:00 – 5:15
Dinner        5:30 – 6:10
Study Hall  6:15 – 7:45
Free Time  7:45 – 9:00
Lights Out  9:30       

Chapel       8:00 – 8:45
2nd pd         8:50 – 9:35
3rd  pd         9:40 – 10:25
4th pd         10:30 – 11:15
5th pd         11:20 – 12:05
Lunch        12:10 – 12:55
6th  pd         1:00 – 1:45
7th  pd         1:50 – 2:35
1st  pd         2:40 – 3:25
Tutorial      3:30 – 3:55
SIP            3:55 – 5:00
Sports       4:00 – 5:15
Dinner       5:30 – 6:10
Study Hall  6:15 – 7:45
Free Time  7:45 – 9:00
Lights Out  9:30

2nd pd          8:00 – 9:30
3rd  pd         9:35 – 11:05
4th  pd        11:10 – 12:40
Lunch        12:45 – 1:30
5th  pd         1:35 – 3:05
Tutorial      3:10 – 3:50
Sports        3:55 – 5:15
SIP             3:55 – 5:00
Dinner        5:30 – 6:10
Study Hall   6:15 – 7:45
Free Time   7:45 – 9:00
Lights Out   9:30

6th  pd         8:00 – 9:30
7th  pd         9:35 – 11:05
1st  pd        11:10 – 12:40
Lunch        12:45 – 1:25
FASH         1:30 – 2:30
Gym           1:30 – 2:00
Free Time   2:00 – 5:15
Dinner         5:30 – 6:10
Free Time   6:15 – 10:00
Lights Out   10:30

 

ATHLETIC SCHEDULE

 

Day

Date

Opp.

Game time

Place

Depart. Time

Release Time

M

11-Sep

         
 

MS Golf

Practice

4:15

Front Royal

4:00

N/A

             

T

12-Sep

         
 

MS Golf

Practice

4:15

Front Royal

4:00

N/A

 

MS XC

St. Joes

3:45/4:30

Martinsburg, WV

2:45

2:25

 

MS Soc

WCDS

4:30

R-MA

   
 

MS VB

Chelsea Academy

4:30

R-MA

   
             

W

13-Sep

         
 

MS Golf

Practice

4:15

Front Royal

4:00

N/A

 

V Soc

WCDS

4:30

R-MA

   
             

R

14-Sep

         
 

MS Golf

Practice

4:15

Front Royal

4:00

N/A

 

MS VB

Wakefield School

4:00

The Plains

2:30

2:10

             

F

15-Sep

         
             

SA

16-Sep

         
 

V FB

Christchurch

2:00

Christchurch

8:45

N/A

 

WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

 

FRIDAY, 09-08
*  After school until 5:30pm – Order Food
*  After school until 4:45pm – Free Time – Gym Open
*  5pm – 5:45pm – Dinner at the Upper School
*  7pm – 10pm – Free Time – Gym Open
*  10pm – Halls Closed
*  10:30pm – Lights Out

SATURDAY, 09-09
*  10am – wakeups
*  11am – 11:45am – Brunch at the Upper School
*  Noon – 2:30pm – Soccer Golf
*  3pm – Home Football Game!!!!
*  4pm – 5:30pm – Free Time/Food Ordering
*  5pm – Dinner at the Upper School
*  6pm – 7pm – Free Time
*  7pm – 10pm – Gym Open – Free Time
*  10pm – Halls Closed
*  10:30pm – Lights Out

SUNDAY, 09-10
*  10am – Wakeups
*  11am – Brunch at the Upper School
*  12pm – 2pm – Deep Clean – Finish unpacking/first trip to Walmart Center
*  2:30pm – 4:30pm – Deep Clean – finish unpacking/second trip to Walmart Center
*  5pm – Dinner at the Upper School
*  6:15pm – 7:30pm – Study Hall
*  7:30pm – 9:00pm – Free time and showers
*  9pm – Halls Closed
*  9:30pm – Lights Out

ORDING FOOD PROTOCOL:
*  You may order food on Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm – 5:30pm
*  No ordering food on Sundays. If you go to town, you may bring food back with you.

ELECTRONIC PROTOCOL:
* You may keep your electronics from Friday after school until Sunday’s study hall time.  On Sunday, after study hall,
   you can use your electronics, until 9pm
 

PA CORNER

 

 

Information for Parents from the R-MA Parents Association.

Welcome to the new school year. We are excited for the upcoming year. We are a group of parents who provides support to programs at the school. Our primary fundraisers are the Used Clothing Sale and football concessions. We have the following opportunities to get involved this fall:

Football Concessions – up to 4 volunteers per game
Saturday September 9th:  12:30pm-2:30pm & 2:30pm-4:00pm
Saturday September 23rd:  12:30pm-2:30pm & 2:30pm-4:00pm
Friday September 29th:  3:00pm-6:00pm

Saturday October 7th:  1:30pm-3:00pm & 3:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday October 28th:  12:30pm-2:30pm & 2:30pm-4:00pm

We need the following food donations:
100 hotdogs
100 hotdog buns
4 cases of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Orange Crush
4 trays of Gatorade from Costco
Chocolate bars, M&Ms, Starbursts
These may be brought to Student Services, the Middle School Main Office or delivered by mail to the school. Please mark ATT: PA Association.
If you can volunteer or donate food, please let me know at sgawalt@pediatric-assoc.com

There will be other opportunities to volunteer or donate items. Our Used Clothing Store will be open Sunday, September 24th from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.

The officers for this year are as follows:
 

President:
Susan J. Gawalt, MD
sgawalt@pediatric-assoc.com

 

Treasurer:
Heather Grossman
hgross021@gmail.com

 

Secretary:
Cristina Lussier
Fekkeslussierfamily@gmail.com

 

Upper School Representative:
Susan Glascock
ssg98@comcast.net

 

Middle School Representative:
Dr. Shawn Richmond
srichmond@calsha.com

Thank you for your help,
Susan J. Gawalt, MD
President of Parent’s Association