PTA Weekly Update

Dear Ross Families:

Your children should have all received a white Ross DCPS t-shirt last week.  Please email if you did not get one in your child’s backpack!

PTA Membership Drive & Class Contest
Thank you to all who stopped in for a cup of coffee and to join the PTA this morning.  14 new families have joined the PTA since last week and we are up to a rate of 71% joined!  Remember, you can join for $1 and may do so online here.  The first two classes who get 100% participation will win a free dress day or extra recess.

Fillmore Back to School/Be an Artist Night: Tomorrow night, 6:30pm
Please plan to stop by to see your child’s classrooms and create with them!

Walk To School Day!, Wednesday, October 10th
Join your fellow Ross families for our annual Walk to School Day event.  It’s a fun opportunity to rally with your children’s classmates and families and walk to school together as a group!
We’ll be meeting at the northeast corner of 15thand R Streets, in front of the 15thStreet Presbyterian Church at 7:45am and will leave by 8:00 am to walk across R Street to Ross.
We’ll have McGruff the crime dog and a police horse helping escort our kids to school, where weather permitting, we’ll have school breakfast, some healthy snacks and coffee for the parents waiting for us on the playground.
Kids are encouraged to wear their Ross t-shirts and to bring signs or banners with a school or pedestrian safety message.  Bikes, scooters, and strollers all welcome!
Note to ALL Drivers: On Oct. 10th, if you must drive (but we hope you won’t!) please make arrangements to park away from the school to help us ensure our students’ safety as they walk to school. 

Ross Night Out at Audi Field Cheering on D.C. United!
Please bring in check or cash and join us at the new Audi Field on Sunday, October 21st.  You may download the form here that was also sent home in backpacks.

Tuesday, September 25
*Meet the School Psychologist & Social Worker, 8:00am
*DCPS Fingerprinting at Ross, 8:45 (Appointment only)
*Fillmore Be An Artist Night, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Friday September 28
*Free Dress Day
*September Classroom Birthday Celebrations

Friday, October 5
*Free Dress Day
*School Picture Day
Monday, October 8
*No School: Columbus Day
Wednesday,October 10
*Walk to School Day
Friday, October 12
*Ross Open House (for prospective families), 9am
Friday, October 19
*Free Dress Day
*October Classroom Birthday Celebrations
Sunday, October 21
*Ross Night Out at D.C. United Game, 4pm
Wednesday, October 24
*Free Dress Day
Thursday, October 25
*No School: Professional Development
Friday, October 26
*No School: End of Term


Tuesday, October 30