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Ronald W. Reagan Middle School
15801 Tanning House Place, Haymarket, VA 20169
P: 571-402-3500

ronaldreaganms.pwcs.edu
Christopher D. Beemer, Principal


February 11, 2023

Dear Ronald Reagan community,

There are a lot of great things happening at our school this week:

RRMS Spelling Bee 

Congratulations to Amaanat Banwait, our 2024 RRMS Spelling Champion! Amaanat competed against thirteen other students and won in the 24th round by correctly spelling the word "fibbery". Amaanat will represent RRMS at the civision spelling bee on March 12th.

 2023-24 Yearbook - Baby Pictures for 8th Graders

Yearbook sales have officially started for this school year! To order your yearbook, please go here and enter our school code 13840. Additionally, if you are an 8 th grader, please submit a baby picture to be included in the yearbook. To submit a baby picture, just go here and enter our school code 13840. The deadline to submit a baby picture is March 3rd, 2024.

Activity Buses on Wednesdays

We are now running Activity Buses on three days. We’ve added Wednesdays; students now have three days that they can stay after school and still ride the bus home.

Upcoming Election

The Presidential Primary is on Tuesday, March 5th and Ronald Reagan Middle School is a polling site. It is also a teacher workday, no school for students. If this is your polling place, the voting hours are 6:00am – 7:00pm. Voters will enter thorough Door 5 (by the auxiliary gym).

Morning Tardiness

Recently the number of students who are tardy to school in the morning has escalated. Please remember that we open our doors at 7:45am and the tardy bell rings at 8:15am. Students who are not in their classrooms at 8:15am (unless they ride a bus that arrived late) will be marked tardy by the teacher. When a student accrues too many tardies, they will have to stay after school to do a reflection workshop with Mr. Thousand.

RRMS Watchdogs

Our Watchdog program kicked off in January and is a great addition to our school! If you have even just a few hours of availability during the week, we would love to have you join us. Use this link to sign up for a time slot. If you have questions or would like more information, please reach out to our Parent Liaison, Ms. Klein.

School Lunch Debt Update

At the last few Mustang Advisory Council meetings we have discussed school lunch debt. Last year, in June, the school paid $10,000 in unsettled lunch debt. We spent weeks calling parents after school and only recouped about half. To give you an idea of the impact, that is equal to what we spend on the 6th grade science field trip to Silver Lake every year. Currently, students at our school owe about $5,500 in school lunch debt that will ultimately be paid by the school if it is not paid by June 15. I realize parents receive emails and text messages from the division when their kids owe, but we will begin calling parents whose children owe more than $10 in the coming weeks. To avoid receiving a call, please check your student’s My School Bucks account here. Additionally, if you would like to donate to the school to help offset some of the lunch debt at the end of the year, please visit this page for information

Student Computers

There has been an uptick in laptops that have an abundance of stickers and aluminum foil pressed onto the cases as well as having their county asset and serial tags ripped off. Please have your student remove any stickers and remind them that the laptops are school property and should be kept in good condition. The county asset stickers should remain in tact in order for the school to keep track of inventory.

6th and 7th Grade Dance

Tickets are now available for the 6th and 7th grade dance! Click here to purchase your student’s tickets. Remember, tickets are limited and are only sold online (not at the door).

Safe the date!  Thursday, February 15 - Science Fair and Stem Expo

On Thursday, February 15th students who participated in this year’s science fair will showcase their experiments for the judges in the cafeteria after school. All families are invited to come from 5:00 – 6:30pm to view the experiments and experience our Stem Expo in the music rooms. There will be a robotics demonstration by the BHS Robotics team and there will be hands-on stem activities for students of all ages.

Honor Roll Update

If your student made the honor roll for Q2 and would like a Reagan honor roll yard sign, parents can come to the office during school hours (8am-4pm Monday-Friday) starting now until the end of next week, February 16th. We are also offering evening hours on Tuesday, February 13th from 4pm-6pm. The yard signs are exactly the same as they were last year and Q1 this year so no need to pick up a new one if you already have one.

PTSO Updates

  • The next PTSO meeting will be on Tuesday, February 13, at 6:30pm in the school library. The focus will be
    planning the 8th grade dance. If you are interested in helping, please email Jill Moser.
  • Spring popcorn Friday signups are now available. This is a fun and easy way to get involved! Click here to sign up!

After School RRMS Events

Monday February 12 - Sports Pictures - Girls Basketball vs. Nokesville
Tuesday February 13 -   After School Tutoring - Activity buses run at 5pm
Wednesday February 14 - Activity buses run at 5pm
Thursday February 15  -  After School Tutoring - Activity Buses run at 5pm - Science Fair and STEm expo at 5pm
Friday February 16 -No After School Events

Front Office Cut-Off Time – 2:30 p.m.

The front office is especially busy at the end of the day. Our front office secretaries are trying to coordinate with Transportation, compile last-minute announcements, and help students with various requests. We cannot accommodate requests for student pickups after 2:30 p.m. Please help us by coming to pick up your child before 2:30 p.m.

Achieving Excellence Together,

Chris Beemer
Principal

 

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