2018-19 Family Events


One of our goals as a school and a PTA is to foster a sense of community, and bring RCES families together for fun events. Here are some of the events we have held this year, or plan to hold. We hope that you'll join us!



Kindergarten Playdate

Thursday, August 30 at 3:00pm (following Sneak Peek)

RCES Playground


Come out and meet your fellow classmates at our annual get together for kids entering Kindergarten this school year! These playdates are a great opportunity for kids and parents to meet other incoming kindergarteners before the first day of school, and to ask questions of the PTA members on hand. All are encouraged to invite other incoming kindergarteners!


Carmen's Italian ice will be available for purchase. 



Don't Worry, Be Happy Kindergarten Parents Coffee

First Day of School, September 4 at 9:15am

RCES Courtyard (enter through the Media Center)


Whether it's your 1st child or your 5th, the first day of Kindergarten is a big deal for kids and parents alike! Come share your cheers (and tears), while meeting other parents.

Complimentary coffee, bagels and tissues will be provided, courtesy of your RCES PTA.



Back to School Picnic

Friday, October 5


RCES Upper Field (rain location: All Purpose Room)


Come see how much fun our school is! Join the PTA and RCES staff on the upper field, see old friends and make new ones!

Dinner and dessert will be available for purchase, or bring your own. Don't forget lawn chairs or picnic blankets, or plan to purchase our awesome RCES blankets and chairs at the PTA table, where you can also join and contribute to PTA.

There will be inflatables, games and lots to do!


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Restaurant Nights

Give the stove the night off. Take the family out to dinner at one of our area restaurants, meet up with friends, maybe even spot a teacher or two... all while supporting RCES PTA!


See locations & dates



Scholastic Book Fairs

Shop our huge selection of books and encourage your kids' love of reading!


Book fairs are held in the Media Center every fall and spring:

  • Monday, October 15 through Friday, October 19, 2018
  • Friday, March 1 through Friday, March 8, 2019

More Info

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Pizza Bingo Night

Thursday, October 18 from 7:00-8:30PM

RCES All Purpose Room


Menu: Pizza, Salad, Drinks & Dessert

Cost: $8 per person

No payments accepted at the door


Be sure to visit the book fair in the Media Center



Registration for this year's Pizza Bingo night has closed. Please join us next year!




Dads & Donuts

Friday, November 9 starting at 8:00AM

RCES All Purpose Room


Dads, Stepdads, Granddads, Uncles... come have breakfast with your children at school! Donuts, coffee and OJ will be served, courtesy of the RCES PTA.


Moms, this is always a fun and busy event, and we need lots of volunteers to keep it moving smoothly!

Sign up to volunteer

*Please refrain from parking in our parking lot Friday morning, as we require 104 spaces for our staff.  Ample street park is available. Thank you!



Race for Education

November 16, 2018


With the tremendous success of last year’s Race for Education, our most successful PTA fund raising event, RCES students will be off to the races again this year supporting the ‘No Kid Hungry’ Campaign. The PTA’s No Kid Hungry Fun Run is live Friday October 26th, with race day on Friday, November 16th.


More Info


Science & Invention Night

Tuesday, January 22 from 6:30-8:30

RCES All Purpose Room 


Do you have a budding scientist or a creative child with inventive ideas? Register now for this year's science & invention night!


Registration Deadline is January 8 

Project Guidelines and Timelines


We are also looking for parents to exhibit

fun, inspiring and interesting displays during the event. If you work in the fields of science or invention and would like to participate, please email Meredith Fogle 


Have fun with your project! 



Chili Cook Off

Information coming soon


Calling all Chili Contestants!!! The Staff Appreciation Committee needs contestants to bring their favorite homemade chili for our 2nd Annual Chili Lunch for the RCES Staff! RCES Staff and parents are invited to enter the contest. Prizes are awarded for the top 3 entries.


Sign ups will open as the event gets closer.


Volunteers are also needed to bring cornbread, rolls, toppings, and sides. 


The spicier the better!

- Mr Aleshevich




Family Movie Night

Friday, March 1

RCES All Purpose Room


We are excited to kick off our Spring Book Fair with a Family Movie Night! Check back later to find out what we'll be showing!

Bring a blanket & pillow. Pizza will be available for purchase by the slice. Outside food is allowed.


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RCES ROCKS! Variety Show

April 11 & 12

RCES All Purpose Room


Calling all "Little Big Shots"! It’s time to get your act together for the 2019 Rachel Carson ROCKS Variety Show! This year's RCES Rocks Variety Show will be held on April 11 (grades K-2) and April 12 (grades 3-5) at Rachel Carson.


Acts will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Registration will open in the spring. Please read rules before registering.

A $10 registration fee per performer will be due on the date of demos and will include a family ticket to the show.




Teacher Appreciation Week

Information coming soon


Let's celebrate our EPIC RCES Teachers & Staff! 

See full schedule of Spring 2018 events

Students do not have to do any of the suggestions, but we encourage them to write a Thank You Note to their Teacher on Wednesday! 



Moms & Muffins

Friday, May 10 starting at 8:00AM

RCES All Purpose Room


Moms, Stepmoms, Grandmothers, Aunts... all female role models are welcome to come have breakfast with your children at school! Muffins, donuts, coffee and OJ will be served, courtesy of the RCES PTA. 



Dads, this is your opportunity to give the moms a chance to relax and enjoy a school event with the kids!

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Family Fitness Night

Friday, May 17 at 6:00PM


Lace up those sneakers and start warming up for the 6th Annual RCES Family Fitness Night! 


Raffle prizes will be awarded to pre-event run participants! A fitness minutes and nutrition chart will be going home with the students one week prior to the event. Students can turn their completed chart in at the event to earn a spot on the “RCES Fitness Wall of Fame!” 







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