Welcome to the RGMS PTSA
The Parent Teacher Student Association for
Robert Goddard Montessori School
Dear RGMS Family,
Happy Fall y’all! Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at RGMS! Once again, we are faced with a new normal, but with regular communication I hope to navigate our new world together. I truly wish I could serve as PTSA President in simpler times where our focus was centered on the education and well-being of our children. But here we are once again faced with a public health crisis and constrained county resources. I am thankful for all the parents who have stepped forward to volunteer on the PTSA board in leadership roles and also those willing to assist with task-based efforts. I sincerely appreciate your dedication to your child’s school community- We truly have a special group of families here! These unprecedented times have challenged us to pull together in innovative ways to meet the needs of our children and stay connected to our school. The PTSA has learned many lessons from the previous year and is more aptly prepared to navigate this new school year with enthusiasm and grace.
This is your PTSA, and you are welcome and encouraged to attend all of our meetings and events, or volunteer your time to ensure our collective success. Our goal is to advocate for the education, safety and well-being of our children. We want to hear your thoughts on how we can best meet the needs of our families. The RGMS PTSA is a local chapter of the National PTA, which is America’s largest children’s advocacy association and by joining our organization, you show your child that you are engaged and you care! Research shows that regardless of income or background, when parents are involved, students are more likely to earn higher grades, enroll in higher-level programs, attend school regularly, have better social skills, graduate, and go on to postsecondary education.
The mission of the RGMS PTSA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all our children by espousing the values of Collaboration, Commitment, Diversity, Respect and Accountability. I encourage you to connect with the parents of your classroom, on your bus route, in your neighborhood and through PTSA events. Challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone and reach out to a parent with whom you have never conversed. These interactions are definitely easier in person and often awkward at first, particularly during the age of COVID. Let us join together as the RGMS PTSA family and strengthen relationships with each other.
I look forward to the day when we can all gather together in our building again. Meanwhile, let us give a special thank you to our teachers and staff for their flexibility and hard work during these challenging times, and to everyone, stay safe and wear your masks!
Robert Goddard Montessori School PTSA
Mom of Nina (3rd) and Devon (1st)
“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb
Join the PTSA Listserv and stay informed about what is happening at our school. You do NOT have to be a member of the PTSA to join the Listserve - all parents, teachers, and students are welcome.