An update from PTSA President:

Parents, thank you so much for your continued support this year! The RCMS PTSA is proud to have helped enhance the learning environment for our students and teachers, through fun and structure. I appreciate each and every one of you who came out to help at different events, who sent in goodies for the teachers, and who supported at home through other activities and prayer.

I am pleased to announce your new slate of officers who will take over in July:
President: Kristie Crosby
President-elect: Emilee Loewecke
VP Program: Heidi Payne
Secretary: Ashli Vanderford
Treasurer: Ryan O'Bleness
Reflections: Dawn Hanel
Membership/Communications: Sarah Martin and Kayla Trotter
Box Tops: Christie Whitmire

The 8th grade dance was a huge success. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this dance awesome for our students. A great time was had by all students who attended.

Keep clipping your box tops for next year. They will continue this program next year.

There are still several committees that need chairpersons. So please discern where you can serve next year to make the 2018-2019 school year the best it can be.

*The new By Laws were approved at our PTSA general meeting on September 14, 2017. You can review them here.

Join the PTSA!

Ralph Chandler's PTSA Membership application form can be found HERE.  Family and friends are always welcome to volunteer and be involved in the many activities our children are participating in.  We have so many great things going on and it takes several people to make them happen.  If you don't know where you want to serve, but want to know of all the opportunities, you can find them listed HERE.  The PTSA Leadership Nomination form is available HERE.  

Box Tops for Education! - Box tops are worth 10 cents for our school!  Don't toss 'em, clip 'em!  You can find all the details HERE.

School Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines-

Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, is implementing additional security checks for school volunteers.   Effective immediately, all volunteers must submit an application to the school and receive clearance from the district before interacting with children in the school or chaperoning any school field trip.  Volunteers are now identified by two different categories:  Level I or Level II.  Please review the required procedure by clicking HERE.

Advocating for Your Child's Success - Video HERE

GCS has partnered with District 1 PTA to produce a video outlining how parents can appropriately advocate for their children. The video stresses following proper channels of communications beginning with the teacher or other appropriate employee, working with teachers and other staff, staying informed through Parent Portal and teacher meetings, informing principals of concerns, etc.  You can view the video by clicking the link above.

South Carolina School Improvement Council - Click HERE

Retail Partners with RCMS:
Publix Partners:  Help your school every time you shop at Publix.  Through Publix Partners, all purchases at Publix will help earn money for our school.  For every $37,500 spent cumulatively by school participants, Publix will award your school $250.  If you would like a Publix Partners Card, please contact the RCMS PTSA.

School Bookstore

Visit the school bookstore for your school supplies and check out the cool RCMS logo items!  Stop by to purchase our new t-shirts and hats to support your school! We're open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 8:10 a.m.

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The Mission of Ralph Chandler Middle School is to provide an environment that is conducive to learning and focuses on academic excellence.