Stay in the know

How can you stay on top of information related to RCES and the PTA? You have a few options:


1) The RCES Chronicle via ConnectEd

Upon registering for school, you will be added to this mailing list. This is how Principal Hammond will send out the school's weekly newsletter, the RCES Chronicle, and other important communications. If you are not receiving ConnectEd emails, please speak to the front office. PTA does not maintain this mailing list. 


2) Follow us on Facebook

Our PTA has a very active Facebook presence! Much of the information sent via our PTA Yahoo listserv (below) is also posted on Facebook. In addition, get a glimpse into all of the fun stuff our PTA is doing, volunteer opportunities, school needs and much much more!


3) The Purple Post

New this year, The PTA is putting together a monthly newsletter with upcoming events, volunteer opportunities & needs, and special spotlight articles. Not to mention a fun monthly quiz, with prizes! Keep an eye on your child's backpack each month, or find issues here!


4) RCES PTA Yahoo Listserv

This mailing list is maintained and moderated by PTA, and is used to distribute information about events, after school clubs, volunteer needs and more.

To sign up for the listserv, send an email with subject "subscribe" to You will receive a reply asking for more information to confirm that you are, in fact, an RCES parent. 

If you have any questions about the listserv, or are having trouble joining, email


4) Download the Membership Toolkit App (information coming soon)


5) Follow MCPS

Sign up for MCPS alerts for weather and school closings


7) PTA Meetings

What better way to stay in the know than to come to a meeting? Our meetings are typically held on the first Tuesday of the month, in the Media room. See the Calendar for meeting dates.