News and Updates
Sign up for Parents Night Out (feb. 1)
On Friday, February 1, you can enjoy an evening child-free while your kids have a blast at Bar-T. It’s a total win-win. Plus, this service is offered free to PTA members only.
Space is limited to 40 kids, on a first-come-first-served basis.
Sign Up Now
URGENT MATTER OF SCHOOL OVERCROWDING proposal
The City of Rockville is considering a proposal to allow school capacity to exceed the current 120% cap and allow up to 150% of capacity.
The reason is to accommodate development planned around the Twinbrook Metro Station. You can find out more about the proposal in this Sentinel article and in this packet of information (starting on page 10.).
Why This Would Be Harmful
Most of our schools already are at or above capacity, with Richard Montgomery High School (RMHS) bearing the worst of it. If we allow 150% overcrowding, it could mean cramming 3,327 students into a school built for 2,217. And overcrowded schools would diminish the value of Montgomery County and our properties.
What You Can Do
Express your opposition
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know if you are opposed to any increase in the school capacity limit.
Testify at the upcoming Public Hearing
Tuesday, January 22nd, at 7:00 pm
Rockville City Hall, Mayor and Council Chambers, 111 Maryland Ave, 3rd floor, Rockville, MD 20850
Reserve a time to testify by calling the Office of the City Clerk at 240-314-8280.
Attend the hearing
SHARE Your background at Cultural Heritage Night
Thursday, February 7
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Ritchie Park
A special thank-you to Mohsin S. Sheikh, M.D. of Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates for generously sponsoring this event!
Explore different countries and cultures and, if you like, help others discover yours!
Bring something to share: food, crafts, costumes, music, demonstrations, pictures, dance, games, toys, etc. Perform a dance, create a table dedicated to a specific culture or country, serve a native dish—it’s totally up to you.
To contribute, just email your plans to Amy Trost (email@example.com) by Friday, January 25.
All are welcome to come and enjoy!!
Ritchie Park Calendar of Events
It’s Never too Late to Join the PTA
Just by joining the PTA you are helping the school. Participate a little or a lot—it’s up to you. Click an option below to join now.
Membership Rates for PTA 2018-19
single membership: $30
Family Membership (2 or more): $45
teacher or staff membership: $15
(Note: If you would like to join but cannot pay the dues, click "join by check or cash" and select "no payment" on the form.)
Support the PTA Whenever You Shop
Earn money for the Ritchie Park PTA by shopping for groceries or purchasing on Amazon. Just sign up once and the donations continue throughout the school year.
For more information about each of these programs, see our page Give When You Shop.