President’s Message, October 2013

It’s hard to believe that we already have a month behind us in this school year! September was a busy month getting the kids and ourselves back into the routine of school life.

I’d like to thank all the volunteers and PTA board members who made the back to school breakfast and dinners a success. Without our volunteers we would not be able to support our school and its  staff.

September also brought our first restaurant night fundraiser at Baja Fresh where we brought in a little over $47.00. A BIG thanks to the families and friends that participated. Let’s try to at least triple this amount October 16th when we have our restaurant night at Red Robin from 5-9PM. Remember that this is an easy way to help raise money for all the programs we help fund.

October will also bring back a school favorite, Sweets & Treats.  It’s October 4th from 7-8:30 pm at SKR.  Make a treat, bring a treat and buy a treat! Also this month and new this year is our big fundraiser of Mixed Bag Designs. These are great as gifts and once you see them you will want a few! The book fair will end our month from the 21st to the 25th; volunteers are needed for this event to run smoothly, please contact Erica Seib to volunteer.

Being part of the PTA also brings a voice to many issues that are being discussed on the county and state level. Here is what is going on this month: On October 7th at Richard Montgomery High School, there will be a forum on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention from 7-9 PM.  To learn more please visit

Another important issue on the table is the proposed Rapid Transit Line along MD 355 which could  have a negative impact on our community. There will be a roundtable meeting on October 3rd at the Executive Office Building Cafeteria at 01 Monroe Street in Rockville. We need to know what you think about this issue, so as the voice of Sally K. Ride we can make a difference and keep our community safe. For more information please visit:

Please make sure to join us at our first PTA meeting of the school year October 1st at 7PM in the Media Center, all are welcome and remember you do not have to be a PTA member to attend, only to vote! Once again, thank you to all who help make our school SOAR!!!



Yeny Kerrigan

Dr. Sally K. Ride ES PTA President