Dear Ross Families:

We had a successful first glacé fundraiser at Le Diplomate on Saturday!  Special thank you to parent volunteers Alison Brody, Diana Dezso, and Debra Olson and, of course, all of your children who helped sell (and eat) this French-style ice cream!

Ross PTA Announces Slate of Candidates
Please join us for our final PTA meeting of the year this WEDNESDAY, MAY 15th, 2019 AT 6:00pm to approve next year’s budget and to cast your vote for the 2019-2020 Ross Elementary School PTA Executive Board slate of candidates and nominees for the Local School Advisory Team (LSAT):

Executive Board:
President: Kate Gardner*
Vice President: Alison Brody*
Secretary: Jenny McAllister
Treasurer: Owen Ozier
Lower Grade Representative: Amit Thakkar*
Upper Grade Representatives: Mikita Taylor & Debra Olson  
LSAT Nominees: 
Daniel Adler*
Neva Misra*
Debra Olson*
Stefanie Schneider
Fillmore Art Center Liaison: TBD
All other nominations are welcome and may be made from the floor on the night of the elections.  

Ross Teacher Appreciation Week
We are excited to celebrate our caring & committed teachers and staff from Monday, May 20 – Friday, May 24.  
Here is what the Teacher Appreciation Committee has planned for the week.  
Monday, May 20: “Thanks-A-Latte; You’re Tea-rrific” – Starbucks Favorite Drink Delivery lead by Shanti Sale
Tuesday, May 21: “Thanks for Helping Me Bloom This Year” : Bring a flower to the staff & teachers per class assignment below.  Please be sure to spread the love between all staff members; if you’re not sure who these folks are, please reach out! 
Wednesday, May 22: “Thanks for Being So Sweet & Making Me A Smart Cookie” Day – Cookies, Brownies, & Other Sweets in the Stem Lab/Erstwhile Teacher Lounge.  Please let us know if you would like to help!
Thursday, May 23: Teacher Appreciation Breakfast Buffet, coordinated by PK4/2nd grade parent, Patricia Villamil.  Please sign up to contribute here: (
Friday, May 24: Thank You Cards & Journal Delivery: For the past couple of years, we’ve bought journals for the kids (& parents) to write notes of appreciation to their teachers, staff, & specialists.  We will send notecards home for students to fill out and return to be pasted in the journals.  We can also plan to have tables set up outside at drop-off a few mornings the week of Teacher Appreciation Week.  
Thursday, May 30: Staff Happy Hour at Lauriol PlazaThank you for your help in celebrating our Ross teachers!

Thank you for Helping Me Bloom Flowers & Notes of Gratitude Class Assignments
Principal Searl
Nurse. Gordon
Nurse Wilkins
Ms. Carroll-Wills
Ms. Lee
Ms. Mehta
Ms. Campbell (Office)
Ms. Marjorie (Cafeteria)
Ms. Konig
Ms. Hailemicael
Ms. Campbell (Office)
Ms. Whitaker (Cafeteria)
K/1 Eickmeyer
Mr. Eickmeyer
Mr. Curington
Ms. Chelak
Ms. Mitchell
Ms. Cucinotta
Dr. Gomez-Starnes
K/1 Emminger
Ms. Emminger
Mr. Hercules
Ms. Chelak
Ms. Mitchell
Ms. Cucinotta
Dr. Gomez-Starnes
Ms. Gruse
Ms. Van
Señor Stewart
Officer Woodley
Mr. Ashby
Mr. Lancaster
Ms. Terlop
Ms. Van
Ms. Bronson
Ms. Lin
Ms. McCoy
Ms. Sawyer
Ms. Mulford
Ms. Meyer
Mr. Randall
Ms. Juriga
Mr. Ewing
Ms. Mulford
Ms. Meyer
Mr. Randall
Mr. Conlon
Mr. Shegda 

Garden Refresh: Wednesday, May 22
Volunteers from Marriott will be here next Wednesday to refresh our garden starting at 9am.  Please email if you would like to help; there will be coffee and breakfast treats.  

Wednesday, May 15
*PTA General Body Meeting, Elections & Budget, 6pm

Friday, May 17
Fillmore’s The Really Big Art Show and Concert  (Big Art 5-7pm, Concert 7-8pm)

Monday, May 20 – Friday, May 24
*Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 22
*Ross Garden Refresh, 9am
*Ross Night Out at Audi Field: D.C. United v. Real Betis, 8pm

Friday, May 24
*Free Dress Day
*Student Led Conferences

Monday, May 27-Tuesday, May 28
*No School (Memorial Day & Professional Development Day)

Friday, May 31
*Free Dress Day
*May Classroom Birthday Celebrations