First PTA General Meeting

Please join us for the first PTA general meeting of the year on Tuesday, October 11th, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm both in-person and on Zoom. In addition to general PTA business, our new principal, Rebecca Irwin Kennedy, will be joining us for a Q&A session. The meeting location and link are posted to our Calendar.

Community Night at Potomac Pizza

September 29, 2022 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Dine in or order curbside pickup/carry out from Potomac Pizza at 19 Wisconsin Circle, Chevy Chase, and 20% of your order subtotal will go to the RHES PTA!

Call 301-951-1127 and mention Rosemary Hills when ordering!

Thank YOU and thanks to Potomac Pizza for supporting our school!

After-School Enrichment Registration

The PTA will again be partnering with Little Scholars to offer our Rhinos after-school enrichment classes, beginning the week of October 10th. Classes will be held from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at RHES. Families must arrange for after-class pick up. This year’s schedule is as follows:

Tuesdays: Backyard Games, Builders, Tippi Toes Dance

Wednesdays: Magnus Chess Academy, Up-Cycled Art

Thursdays: Dino Discovery, Kaizen Karate, Science Palooza

Registration begins on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. No late registrations will be accepted.

Visit www.littlescholarsllc.com/rosemary-hills/ to register!

A flyer will be sent home through backpack mail with class descriptions and registration information.  You can also view the offerings and descriptions of the classes on the PTA Facebook Page.

Panda Programmer will also be holding computer coding classes on Fridays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. For more information, please visit: https://pandaprogrammer.com/coding-classes/.

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Back-to-School Picnic

Save the Date: Friday, September 9, 2022 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (with a rain date of Tuesday, September 13th)

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Kindergarten Play Dates

The Rosemary Hills Elementary School PTA will be sponsoring two Kindergarten play dates, which will be held at the Rosemary Hills playground on:

Sunday, August 14th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Saturday, August 27 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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New Family Q&A Zoom

The Rosemary Hills Elementary School PTA will be sponsoring a Zoom question and answer session for new families and caregivers.  

The Zoom Q&A session is scheduled for August 16th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (though we’ll try to stay as long as all questions are answered).  Anyone new to RHES is welcome!  This is your opportunity to ask current parents what to expect during the first weeks of school, how to prepare for the start of the school year, and any other questions that you’d like to have answered from a parent’s perspective.  We look forward to meeting everyone! 

Meeting details and Zoom link can be found on the Calendar.

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End of Year Picnic

Save the date: June 14, 5–7pm.

More details pending.

Annual Auction

The Rosemary Hills Annual PTA Auction opens Monday, May 23rd at 9:00 am and closes Sunday, May 29th at 10:00 pm (online-only). Please check out what the auction has to offer and pre-register while you’re there!

Whether or not you find something you’re interested in bidding on when the auction opens, this year we’re asking families to “RAISE YOUR PADDLE” to support our teachers and staff. The PTA does its best to reimburse teachers for classroom materials and supplies that they would otherwise pay for out of their own pockets — but due to the difficulties in fundraising these past two years, our support has been extremely limited. Our goal is to never have to say no to a teacher’s reimbursement request — or to any supplies that directly benefit our children. Please “RAISE YOUR PADDLE” to help us achieve this goal (by clicking on the very first auction item and making a direct donation once the auction opens). Any amount will be sincerely appreciated.

The PTA has over two years worth of fundraising to make up for, and we’re desperately low on funds, so PLEASE think big, give big, and have fun bidding!

A huge thank you to all of our auction sponsors and donors!!

It’s not too late to donate auction items! Please email Rosanna Taormina at rtaormina@yahoo.com if you’d like to participate.


To make the auction a success, we are asking for donations of money (through sponsorships), goods, and services from our community families, businesses, and community leaders.

  • Do you work for a business or know of a business that would be willing to donate sporting/concert tickets?
  • Do you have season tickets to an area professional or college athletic team?
  • Do you own or work for a small (or large!) business that would be willing to sponsor our auction or donate in-kind goods or services (e.g., a landscaping package, cooking classes, gift certificates, etc.)?
  • Would you be willing to donate a week or weekend at your Airbnb or vacation home?

In addition to the above, RHES families can combine with other families in their class or neighborhood to put together a package/experience or themed basket — e.g., a Pokemon basket, wine basket, beach basket, arts/crafts basket, or anything else you can think of!

Any donation would be tax deductible, as the RHES PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

Scholastic Book Fair

We’re so excited for the Scholastic Book Fair coming up at Rosemary Hills the week of May 16th, 2022. This is a great opportunity to help promote reading and to support Rosemary Hills.

More information about the fair can be found at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/rhpsbookfair

We’re currently looking for volunteers to make sure that the book fair goes smoothly. Below are sign-up links for three different volunteer categories for the book fair: (1) setup the Friday/weekend before; (2) register clerks for during the fair; and (3) packing up the Friday the fair ends.

Please sign-up using the below links:

  1. Setup (2-3 hours):
    https://volunteersignup.org/4QCA8
  2. Register Clerks (2 hour shifts, 3 shifts per day):
    https://volunteersignup.org/83D73
  3. Packing up (2-3 hours):
    https://volunteersignup.org/K9MBD

We hope that you can help out and help make the book fair a success for Rosemary Hills!


Note About eWallet
While the grade for the eWallet is set to Kindergarten, the funds will be used to provide free books to kids in all grades at Rosemary Hills (Pre-K through 2nd).

Any amount you can donate is appreciated–$12 funds two free books!

Community Night Out @ MOD Pizza

Receive 20% of all digital and in-store fundraiser sales on Feb 24, 2022 by visiting the restaurant (Downtown Silver Spring location only) and showing your fundraiser flyer or mentioning the fundraiser at checkout. Or order online with the digital coupon code: MODF2740 on the day of the fundraiser.

Order online at modpizza.com or with the MOD app and apply this digital code: