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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:56

Child's Play Shopping Night!

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Come out to do your holiday shopping at the great toy store Barston's Child's Play in Washington, D.C. on Monday evening, November 20 from 7-9 p.m. Child's Play is located at 5536 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. (just off of Chevy Chase circle). We'll have milk and cookies for your kids while they listen to stories read by very special guests--Ms. Knopf, Ms. Pino, and Ms. Adams! We'll also have wine for the grown-ups while you shop!


Ten percent of the night's proceeds will go to the Rosemary Hills PTA. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 14:04

Family Movie Night

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Our first movie night was a HUGE success--almost 400 people turned out! A special thank you to Jen Roberti and Barbara Sacks Singer for chairing this event. We hope to continue it in years to come. 



Thursday, 02 March 2017 20:17

Rhino Run/Day of Giving

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Screen Shot 2017 09 13 at 11.06.23 AMClick here to register for our Rhino Run! 


What better way to teach your children about the true spirit of Thanksgiving than with service that benefits our immediate community? Mark your calendar for the Rosemary Hills PTA's Day of Giving on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 a.m! 


First, over the course of the next week, please send your child to school with Thanksgiving canned and dried goods that we will donate to families in our community who rely on these items to make their Thanksgiving memorable. Items of need include cornbread mix, instant potatoes, stuffing, gravy, soup, cooking oil, coffee, canned pumpkin, canned vegetables like green beans, cake mixes, dried fruit, and boxed sugar.


Day of Giving Events: Saturday, Nov. 18 beginning at 8 a.m.

On Saturday morning, Nov. 18 beginning at 8 a.m. we will have our annual Rhino Run! This wonderful event is a one-mile fun run around the school neighborhood for children ages 5-10. Entry fees for the run are $10/child, or $20/family. This year, all proceeds to the run will benefit A Wider Circle, an organization in Silver Spring that provides basic need items to individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness, fleeing domestic abuse or otherwise living without basic necessities. Register for the run here.


After your run, come into our school for our annual community boxes event. We will be sorting, packing, and decorating food boxes with all of the food you've donated over the course of the month. Each box will help these families make a complete Thanksgiving feast at home. Your children can head home from the event knowing they've made a meaningful contribution to their community this Thanksgiving. 


Monday, 06 February 2017 17:05

Ice Skating/Chipotle Fundraiser

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Looking for something fun to do with the kids?  Put on your favorite winter gear and show off your school spirit and skills on the ice at the downtown Silver Spring Ice Rink!  After you've worked up an appetite (or before), please join us for dinner at the Silver Spring Chipotle. 50% of skating admissions and dinner sales from this event will go to the RHPS PTA.

When: February 15


Silver Spring Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

6:00-8:00 PM

8523 Fenton Street

Silver Spring


5:00-9:00 PM

907 Ellsworth Ave

Silver Spring

(Around the corner from the skating rink)

Monday, 17 October 2016 12:09

Boundary Study Meeting

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As most of you know, a new Middle School for the cluster is being built in Kensington and is scheduled to open for the 2017-2018 school year. Since we have previously had only one middle school, Westland, MCPS needed to define the boundaries for the new Middle School. Our PTA was represented on the “Boundary Advisory Committee” along with all the PTA’s from the other BCC cluster elementary schools, and from Westland Middle School. There were also reps from the NAACP Parent Council and the Latino Student Achievement Action Group (LSAAG) on the committee from our community. 

This Summer the Advisory Committee considered 10 different boundary Options. Our PTA met twice to explain the options and get parent feedback. 171 of our parents responded to a survey on the issue. There was a very clear preference for Boundary Option #1 among our PTA. Option 1 would send all of RHES along with NCCES and CCES to MS #2. All others in the BCC cluster would go to Westland. Both MS #2 and Westland would continue to feed into BCC High School. Our PTA reps on the Advisory Committee submitted written feedback in support of Option 1 at the end of the process and we also submitted a detailed position paper in support of option 1. 


Yesterday, MCPS Superintended Jack Smith recommended Option #7 to the Montgomery County Board of Education, which ultimately sets the boundaries.

Option #7, like Option #1, sends all of RHES, NCCES, and CCES to MS #2 keeping us together as a community, which was a top priority. Option #7 also sends all of the Rock Creek Forest Elementary school to MS #2 except the Spanish Immersion Program kids, who will continue to go to Westland. 

The Superintendent’s posted a 10 page explanation of his recommendation. Here is a very basic summary: The only Options Superintendent Smith saw as viable were Options 1, 6 and Option 7. He eliminated Option 6 because it had MS #2 way over capacity. He eliminated Option 1 as not consistent with MCPS regulations that basically state they should try to have kids go to schools near where they live (proximity) and under that Option Rock Creek Forest would have been isolated among other communities going to MS#2 and had to travel almost twice as far to Westland as to MS #2. On balance of diversity between the two Middle Schools, the Superintendent said that the projected diversity of each school was reasonable.   

You can read the Superintendent’s explanation here:


The Superintendent’s recommendation will go to the Board of Education (BOE).Here is the schedule for the BOE’s consideration and final decision: 

  • November 3, 2016 —BOE work session on the CIP and the superintendent’s boundary recommendation. 
  • November 10 & 14 —Public Hearings
  • November 17, 2016—Board of Education action on the boundaries


Tuesday, 11 October 2016 15:05

La Ferme Community Night

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Join us on Friday, Oct. 6 at La Ferme's cognac bar for a night on the town. Meet fellow Rosemary Hills parents, socialize, and celebrate autumn in style. La Ferme will donate 25 percent of all food and drinks purchased from the bar to the Rosemary Hills PTA. Dinner will also be available in the bar. Please join the fun while benefiting our terrific school!


La Ferme

7101 Brookville Road

Chevy Chase, MD

Friday, October 21

7:00 -10:00 pm


** Remember to tell the bartender you are here to support Rosemary Hills**

Thank you for your support!

Friday, 02 September 2016 15:42

Fun Run

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Come join us for the Fun Run

Monday, 11 April 2016 17:58

Rosemary Hills Rhino Run

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Thanks to all of the families who came out for Rosemary Hills' First Annual Fun Run/Walk! It was a huge success. Despite dismal weather, more than 120 children participated. A special thanks to Ansley Erdel and Lauren Rice for organizing the event, and to all of the parent volunteers who helped out!
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 00:30

PTA General Meeting

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Thanks to all who joined us for our general meeting on January 29, where we heard from Meredith Casper from the MCPS Division of Accelerated and Enriched Instruction. We discussed MCPS procedures and evaluations related to enrichment and acceleration, including magnet programs like the Center for Enriched Studies (formerly known as the Highly Gifted Center) and accelerated math offered in grades 4 and 5. Ms. Casper has kindly provided us with her PowerPoint presentation used at the meeting (link is below), which may be a helpful resource for those who could not make it. 


PowerPoint on Enriched and Accelerated Instruction: Enriched_and_Accelerated_Instruction_Opportunities.pdf

Tuesday, 08 December 2015 02:11

Core72 Shopping Night

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Send your significant other to Chevy Chase activewear boutique Core72 on Wed., Dec. 16 from 5-8 p.m., and 10 percent of the proceeds will go to the RHPS PTA! You can even shop next door while your spouse shops for you--girl's activewear shop Ivivva will be open late that night!

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