MCPS Elementary School Art Show

Thanks to Marie O’Hara, we learned that the MCPS elementary school art show is on display at the Montgomery Mall until May 12th. Here are some photos of the RHES display:

Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you to our RHES teachers and staff for all you do! We appreciate you!

Monday the teachers are treated to a hot breakfast; Tuesday is lunch from Little Miner Tacos; Wednesday is Captain Cookie Truck; Thursday is Astro Doughnuts in the morning and Happy Hour at Urban Winery in the evening; and Friday teachers can make their own bouquets from the Calluna Flower Truck.

total solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse

There will be a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8th. The PTA will purchase eclipse-viewing glasses for our school!

Teachers will review and emphasize the importance of keeping the safety viewing glasses on while outside during the eclipse (about 2-4pm in our area), before taking their classes outside during a time that suits their schedule. Please let your child’s teacher know ASAP if you would like to opt your child out of this activity. They will be provided alternate resources to learn about/observe the eclipse indoors.

Incoming Kindergartener Meet Ups

Is your child starting Kindergarten in the fall and looking to make some new friends before the first day of school?  Head to the RHES Playground from 10:30 am  – 12:00 pm on Sunday, July 23rd (*new date due to rain*) and/or Saturday, August 12th to meet other families with incoming kindergarteners.  Bring your own water and snacks, and get ready for a great school year!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email

PTA Back-to-School Supply Sale

The PTA is holding a Back-to-School Supply Sale for the 2023-24 school year.  Supplies will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom by the first day of school.  Our sale closes on July 8th, but don’t wait!  Check out our store for more information.

woman s red with polka dot print backpack

End-of-Year Picnic

Please join us Friday, June 2nd, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for the PTA’s End-of-Year Picnic! The outdoor dance party will start promptly at 5:00 pm on the blacktop next to the RHES playground. Bring your picnic blanket and dinner OR purchase from Hardy’s BBQ food truck and Happy Hippos Shaved Ice. We can’t wait to see everyone there! 

PTA Annual Auction

It’s time!!! The PTA’s annual auction starts online this Monday, April 24th at 9:00 a.m. and closes next Monday, May 1st at 12:30 p.m. Beyond the Rhino Fund, this is our biggest fundraising event that will help fund the rest of this year and next year, so if you can, we hope you will participate!

To view our auction, please go to:, and register as a bidder so you’re ready to go Monday morning. We have some amazing offerings – for adults and children of all ages – including:

· A framed Hamilton poster signed by Thomas Kail (director), Alex Lacamoire (composer), and Lin-Manuel Miranda

· Summer camps through: Head First, Next Level Lacrosse, Coerver United, Top Rank Soccer, Nature Forward (formerly Audobon Naturalist Society), Round House Theater, Big Train Baseball, Kids After Hours, and more!

· Tickets to the Nats, Orioles, Washington Spirit, and D.C. United

· Theater tickets

· Landscaping services, professional photography packages, cosmetic/dermatological services, swim lessons, music lessons, Pokemon box sets, sports memorabilia, massage services, private shopping experiences, hotel packages, restaurant gift cards, college counseling services, a summer writing workshop, and so much more!

There’s something for everyone – and it’s for a great cause (our kids and their teachers!), so we hope you will take the time to browse all of the offerings from our wonderful donors.

Whether or not you find something you are interested in bidding on (though we hope you do!), we are also seeking and sincerely appreciate direct “Raise Your Paddle” donations to support the PTA’s teacher appreciation efforts. To donate, click on the very first auction item when the auction site opens Monday, April 24th at 9 am.

Finally, we hope to see everyone at our Community Social at Denizen’s (Lower Tap Room) on Friday, April 28th from 5:30 to 7:30 to honor our wonderful teachers and staff. There will be free food and drink while it lasts, so please come out to mix and mingle with RHES teachers and caregivers. A big thank you to the Vale family for sponsoring this event.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Rosanna Taormina (, Katey Vale (, and/or Julia Derrigo (

Thank you in advance for your consideration and support!

The 2022-23 Rosemary Hills PTA Auction is sponsored by:

$250 Bronze-Level Sponsor
$250 Bronze-Level Sponsor
$250 Bronze-Level Sponsor

Community Night Out at California Tortilla

Please join us from 11am-9:30pm on Wednesday, March 8th, at California Tortilla’s Bethesda location (4871 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814).  For all purchases made at California Tortilla that day, California Tortilla will donate 25% of the sales to the Rosemary Hills PTA!  Information about how to order is below:

Visit to place an online order for pickup/curbside pickup/delivery, or place an order in-store (be sure to mention you’re with the Rosemary Hills Fundraiser).  If ordering online go to (or the app), click on the category called “Spirit Night” and the Avocado labeled “Spirit Night” and add it to your cart.  Complete the rest of your order and enjoy!

Third PTA General Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, March 7th from 7:00-8:00 pm via Zoom, for a short discussion of general PTA business (and vote on our updated budget, incorporating the Rhino Fund increase in teacher instructional support stipends), to be followed by a presentation by RHES administration on 504 plans, IEPs, and other instructional supports available at Rosemary Hills. The meeting link will be posted to our Calendar. All are welcome to attend, regardless of PTA membership status.

Scholastic Book Fair

Get ready for the Scholastic Book Fair! The Book Fair will take place between February 27 and March 3, 2023. During that week, all of the Rosemary Hills students will visit the Book Fair with their class and will be able to select a free book through the Books for All program!

The Books for All Program, which provides one free book for each of the approximately 580 Rosemary Hills students, was a huge success last year, and we hope to make it a success again this year. Making the Books for All program a success relies on donations from Rosemary Hills caregivers and the community. Last year we were able to raise over $1,500 from Rosemary Hills families to support our effort! Any amount that you can donate to this program is very much appreciated—a $15 donation funds two free books. If you would like to donate, please visit, which will take you to the “Books for All eWallet,” where you can make your donation.  Please note, that while the “Books for All eWallet” says Kindergarten, it will be used for all students. 

In addition to picking out a free book, students can also purchase additional books at the Fair using cash or a digital eWallet, which caregivers can set up before their students’ scheduled visit. eWallet is a non-refundable, digital payment account that allows for cash-free purchases. Visit the Rosemary Hills BookFair homepage at to learn more about, and set up, an eWallet for your student(s).  If you have any questions about the BookFair, please reach out to

Volunteers Needed:  If you love books, love time in the school, or just want to help out, please sign-up today to volunteer at the Book Fair.  There are lots of open slots.  Sign-up here!  If you are interested in volunteering when your child comes in, email