Dear Ross Families: Thank you so much to everyone who joined us bright and early last Wednesday for our Walk to School Day event.  The Ross community would like to especially thank MPDC and the Washington Nationals for this year’s mascots!

Ross 11th Annual Auction Kickoff Meeting!

This year’s Auction will take place on Saturday, March 30th at the Human Rights Campaign.  This is the biggest fundraiser for our school and we are looking for volunteers to help with planning and procuring items for the auction.  We will have a kickoff meeting next Wednesday, October 24th at 6:30 pm at Trios.  Please consider joining the auction committee and join us next Wednesday by contacting this year’s chair, Debbie Sundberg, at

Volunteers Needed for Spooktacular

The famous Ross Halloween Spooktacular is fast approaching and will be held on Wednesday, October 30th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Returning families know that the Spooktacular is one of the highlights of the school year for students and parents.  If you are able, please bring some spooky food to share.  We also need volunteers for set-up, clean-up, and helpers during the event.  Sign up here!  For questions, please contact the Spooktacular Chair, Katie Mastin, at

2nd PTA General Body Meeting

All Ross parents and guardians are invited to our next PTA meeting on Wednesday, November 7th at 6pm.  The JCC will provide childcare during the meeting at Ross with pizza for dinner provided.  Sign up in advance here.  Direct questions about extended after school care to Justin Love at

3rd Annual Ross Screen on the Green

Save the date for our Ross Movie Night on Friday, November 9th (weather permitting).  We will send a poll around asking the community to choose among three films in the coming days.  We will have pizza and popcorn available for purchase. In the event of rain, we will reschedule for a later date.

Community Events

SWW@FS Auction

Francis-Stevens, School Without Walls, our feeder middle school for Ross, is hosting its fundraising auction on Saturday, October 20th from 5:30 until 9pm. More information here.  Please consider attending; babysitting is available.

MPD Halloween Party

Our local police precinct is hosting a Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31, from 6pm to 8pm. 3D Station, 1620 V St NW. There will be food, games, and a haunted house. For more information contact: Marco Santiago, Community Outreach Coordinator 202-671-6604.

Friday, October 19

*Free Dress Day

*October Classroom Birthday Celebrations

Sunday, October 21 *Ross Night Out at D.C. United Game, 3pm

Wednesday, October 24

*Free Dress Day

*Auction Kickoff Meeting, 6:30pm at Trios

Thursday, October 25 *No School: Professional Development

Friday, October 26 *No School: End of Term

Tuesday, October 30 *SPOOKTACULAR, 6pm

Tuesday, November 6 *No School: Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, November 7 *2nd PTA General Body Meeting, 6pm

Friday, November 9

*Learning Celebrations (PK:8:45; K-5:9)

 *Ross Screen on the Green (weather permitting)