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Mustang Roundup - News from your PTSA

Week of October 10, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES

October 12 - Completar las solicitudes FAFSA y WASFA

October 13 - Super Wednesday - PSAT & SAT @ RHS

October 13 - First RHS PTSA General Membership Meeting @6 PM

October 15 - No School - LEAP Day

October 29 - Fall Bulb Fundraiser order due

November 1 - Reflections Theme Search Entry Due

November 2 - Reflections Artwork Due

November 5 - Last Day of 1st Quarter

ANNOUNCEMENTS

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - ADULT REFLECTIONS JUDGE


Are you an artist or have a good eye for great art? RHS Reflections team is looking for judges to help us evaluate this year’s Reflections submissions. Judging will be done completely virtually and takes only a couple of hours. 


To learn more about the categories for judging, please visit our Reflections page on our website - https://redmondhsptsa.org/Page/Pta/Reflections.


If you are interested in getting involved, please email reflections@redmondhsptsa.org.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!


RHS Students looking for Volunteer Hours? Student art judges! If you are a current RHS student and are looking for some volunteer hours and have a great eye for good art, please consider volunteering as a Reflections judge for our area elementary schools this year. Judging will be done completely virtually and takes only a couple of hours. 


If you are interested, please reach out to reflections@redmondptsa.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - TRANSLATORS!


Are you multi-lingual and willing to share your skills as a translator for RHS PTSA? Be a part of our focus diversity, equity, and inclusion and help us to bring our community together. We are looking for volunteers to help us translate documents into multiple languages as well as volunteers to be a part of our Phone Bank; calling families to let them know about opportunities at RHS. Volunteers can be adults or RHS students! 


If you are interested, please reach out to our VP of Family and Community Engagement, Meredith Cain at vp_face@redmondhsptsa.org.

FAFSA AND WAFSA - IN SPANISH!


Click here to read about the upcoming Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) & Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WAFSA) in Spanish!

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PASS THE HAT FUNDRAISER AND CORPORATE MATCHING


A big THANK YOU to our RHS families who have generously given to our Pass the Hat Fundraiser. We depend on your donations to provide RHS with teacher and school grants to assist with need classroom and school needs. Our fundraising goal is $13,500.00 and have collected $9,245.00.  


Corporate matching gives a huge boost to our fundraising program. Families who have access to matching funds through their company, please remember to complete any forms (paper or online) that will allow your donation to be matched.  


To participate in Pass the Hat fundraiser click here.

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THERE IS NO WRONG WAY TO PT(S)A: JOIN NOW!


We invite you to join the Redmond High School PTSA because we can do more together than individually. Becoming a member does not require any time commitment or volunteering. By simply joining, you show you support the RHS community. There is strength in numbers and a strong PTSA starts with a large membership base. If you would like a more active role in our activities, they are also many opportunities to do so.


The cost is $20 for a single adult membership, $12 with for each additional household member. Students are also encouraged to join so they can have a say in how the PTSA spends its efforts and resources. Community members, including former PTSA members whose students have moved on, are also welcome to join. All members have the right to vote on PTSA matters.  


You can join at www.redmondhsptsa.org. Paper forms are also available upon request.


Did You Know? Membership Subsidies are Available


If you would like to join, but cannot afford the cost of membership, please reach out to me at membership@redmondhsptsa.org (all information is kept strictly confidential). In the spirit of barriers and being inclusive, the PTSAS has set aside funds to cover the cost of membership for those who would like to join but are financially unable to do so.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

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SUPER WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 13, 2021


This year, RHS will be hosting a “Super Wednesday” on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. During the school day on October 13, we will be administering the PSAT and SAT exams to certain grade levels and students. On October 13, all testers will report to RHS for a normal 7:30am start.

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REFLECTIONS! - NATIONAL ART COMPETITION


Mustangs artists – show us your skills! 

There are only THREE WEEKS LEFT before the entry deadline!


This year's Reflections theme is "I will change the world by..." Artists can submit artwork in any of the following categories: visual arts, music composition, dance, literature, film production, and photography with a focus on this year’s theme.


Please check out our website for the official rules and for the official Entry Form.

https://redmondhsptsa.org/Page/Pta/Reflections


Entries are due November 2, 2021 and all entries will be submitted VIRTUALLY. The RHS submission portal will be available on our website soon.


Please reach out to reflections@redmondhsptsa.org with any questions.

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REFLECTIONS THEME CONTEST


Entries due November 1, 2021


Each year, National PTA seeks a theme for the Reflections program year to be held two years from now. This year students are asked to submit a theme for the 2023-2024 program year. The due date for submitting a theme search entry is November 1, 2021. The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100 and his or her theme will be presented at the annual National PTA Convention in June 2022. 


Please complete the form https://redmondhsptsa.org/Doc/Public/ReflectionsThemeFormRHS21.pdf

and submit your entry! Questions, please email reflections@redmondhsptsa.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


RHS PTSA is always looking to build new relationships with our community. RHS PTSA is a group of lighthearted, hardworking individuals who enjoy having new additions to our organization. Most work is done from home. Time commitments vary. Many chair positions are open and waiting to be filled by fresh new energy. Please consider taking on a role you find interesting. For full Chair descriptions please contact our VP of Volunteers, Christie Denholm, volunteers@redmondhsptsa.org.


STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS

  • Senior Scholarship Chair
  • Special Needs Chair
  • Senior Send Off Chair
  • Advocacy Chair

OPEN VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

  • Senior Grad Night Committee
  • Affinity Programs Coordinator
  • Beautification
  • Internal Grants Committee
  • LWPTSA Scholarship Basket Coordinator
  • PTSA Volunteer Awards Committee
  • Adult Education Coordinator
  • Budget Committee
  • External Grant Writer
  • Language Community Liaison
  • Pass the Hat Fundraising Coordinator
  • Standards and Awards Coordinator

RHS ATHLETICS & BOOSTER CLUBS

Check back soon as for more exciting news from RHS Athletics and the Boosters that support them.

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