Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School PTO

Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School PTO


Folks . RLC is making a final push for our Pennies for Patients Fundraiser ... . . Here is video your very own RLC Staff have created to raise the awareness of how "Together we can Change Cancer" through Leukemia & Lymphoma Society . If you haven't already please check your teacher emails in the last couple weeks for how to continue to raise funds online. . We raised $10,600 thus far. . We are almost there to reach our $16,400 (and $100,000 lifetime) goal this year. Let us all make one final push through this weekend and get there. . Thank you Thank you Thank you for your generosity . Stay Healthy, Stay Strong, Exercise Regularly, Meditate if you can, Boost Your Immunity and Most Importantly Have Fun !! . Go Coyotes!! . Sincerely RLCPTO Board
Girls on the Run is coming to RLC!!! This program is open to girls in 3-5 grades and registration opens tomorrow, August 19th! “I learned that the girl deep inside me is who I really am. And when I run, I am fearless” - Girls on the Run Participant For more information and to register, visit
NEST is excited to launch its new program “NEST Tutors”! NEST Tutors is a free tutoring program for kids in Pre-K and Elementary school. The goal is to teach kids to love learning! Students will be matched up with a high school tutor and will be taught all subjects. Starting November 4th, we will meet Sundays from 5 pm to 6 pm @ CJR Martial Arts. Register now as it's a fun way to stay ahead in school! Registration Link: Get Involved: Future Events: Follow NEST on: Instagram- Join Nest Facebook- NEST Twitter- @joinnest4
Spirit DAY 11am-10pm Chin-Chin Cafe . Tell them you are supporting RLC

Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School Page is updated by the RLC PTO

Mission: PTO's mission is to provide school with funds, programs, resources and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child.

Operating as usual

Loudoun County Public Schools

Loudoun County Public Schools and Administrative Offices will be closed tomorrow, December 16, 2020. All distance-learning classes for tomorrow are cancelled. There will be no food pick-up at LCPS schools tomorrow and food deliveries by bus have been cancelled.

All activities on school campuses are cancelled.

RLC BOOK PARADE!! Go Coyotes!! 💙💛

The staff of Rosa Lee Carter held a physically distanced Story Book Character parade Thursday, Nov. 4. Staff members dressed up and lined Loudoun Reserve Drive. Parents drove students past their waving teachers. Students also were encouraged to dress up and decorate their family’s car for the occasion. Children’s literature figures on display included Madeline, the Cat in the Hat, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, pirates, the Wimpy Kid, Little Miss Bossy, fairies, Mr. Popper and his penguins, an evil queen and even the Rosa Lee Carter Coyote mascot.

Rock Ridge High School PTSO

Does your child have an IEP? Stone Hill, Moorefield Station, Rock Ridge and Rosa Lee Carter are hosting a Special Education Virtual Fair on November 19th. RSVP

Follows these steps to register & donate to our Coyote Fun Run all this week!!

Hope all our Coyotes had a fun time during our Virtual Coyote Fun Run! Please use link below to donate all next week!! 💛💙

All Star Fun Run Pep Rally

In case you missed our Fun Filled Coyote All Star Pep Rally!! 💙💛

LCPS Book bus begins on Monday 9/21st! 📚 📖

New Book Services to Begin Monday

Students across Loudoun County will have two new ways to access high-quality learning resources starting Monday, Sept. 21.

The Media Services office has announced that students may check out library books to support their distance learning in one of two ways.

First, elementary students may visit the “book bus” on Mondays. During Mondays, the buses that currently deliver meals to communities across the school division will also deliver books to students who have requested them. Students may visit their respective school websites to access an online form for making the request. Students may determine the bus stop nearest their home by accessing this map (

As for returning those books, students can return them to a box at the back of the bus when they have finished reading them. Supervisor Elissa Moritz explained that, per the recommendations of the Realm Project (Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums), books will be quarantined for 72 hours before they are returned to circulation for another student to check out. Students will have longer checkout periods and can check out larger numbers of books than in the past.

Second, at the secondary level, students also may access an online form to request materials from their school library. Secondary students may use a “concierge” pickup service by scheduling an appointment to drive by the school. Those unable to visit the school for pickups may also utilize the “book bus” service.

Librarians and library assistants will staff the “book bus” and provide the “concierge” pickup service.

The “book bus” program is a collaborative effort, bringing together resources from the Department of Instruction, the Planning Department and the Transportation Department.

We will never forget! 🇺🇸

Loudoun County Public Schools

Have a great school year Coyotes!! 💙💛

Welcome to RLC Ms. Riaz!! Go Coyotes!!

LCPS will be profiling some of our new teachers – in their own words – as we get ready for the new school year.

My name is Mariyah Riaz, and I am an LCPS graduate (Heritage High School), Roar Pride! I am honored to be working in the same county from which I graduated. In 2019, I graduated with my undergraduate degree from George Mason University, earning a bachelor of science degree in Psychology. I am now thrilled to be earning my master’s degree in Special Education from George Mason University as well. In addition to being passionate about education, in 2019 I earned my certification in Applied Behavior Analysis and became a Registered Behavior Technician. Being an RBT has changed my perspective in so many ways. It has taught me to be creative, patient, hard-working, supportive and being flexible overall. I truly enjoy what I do, and I can't wait to make a difference in a student's life. It is a privilege to be working at Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School.

Reason why I wanted to become a teacher:
My brother has had a heart transplant and, shortly after his transplant, he suffered a stroke. The stroke affected him developmentally, which caused him to need Special Education services. When I entered college, I did not know what I wanted to do. Never did I think that the answer to all my questions was right in front of me; my brother. I saw how much of an impact his teachers had on him, and I wanted to make that same difference in another student’s life. My brother is the reason that I want to be a teacher.

What I am looking most forward to in the next school year:
What I am quickly starting to learn over the summer is that they do not teach you how to run the show in school! All the things you learned while in school are much different than what you learn from your colleagues and all those around you. I am most excited to be meeting all my students and to learn from them. I know this is not the year that any of us expected, however, for now, it is the new "normal." As educators, we need to be flexible and work with what we have.

What innovative things will I be doing in a virtual environment:
I have many ideas in my head about all the different kinds of things that I want to use in the virtual environment. Physical activity and movement are very important to me: therefore I will be incorporating a lot of movement within my lessons. For example, in one of my professional development trainings, I saw an example with three answer choices with dance move gifs above them on a presentation. The students would choose their answers and, based on the dance move above the answer choice, that is the dance they would do. Another idea I would incorporate in my virtual classroom is the use of a custom cursor on my computer. I could use this as a positive reinforcement strategy. For example, if a student finishes all their work on one day, they get to choose which cursor I use the next day. I am so excited.

Return to School 2020 Planning / Reopening in Stages: 100% Distance Learning Models

August 6, 2020 Search all LCPS sites OR focus search using the radio buttons below. Click the Search Tips link for how to enhance search experience.Search Tips

Attention Parents! There are less than two weeks to order school supplies from Sprout! Go to and enter code RLCES001. Whether you are preparing for distance learning or going the hybrid route, shop the safe and easy way with Sprout!

School Supply Kits

Coyote Families,
Order your school supplies today the safe and easy way! Go to and enter school code RLCES001.

Loudoun County Public Library


Starting June 1, customers will begin to receive notices that they can pick up holds outside at Loudoun County Public Library locations. This contactless service is available during the following hours:

• Monday-Thursday, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
• Friday-Saturday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Learn more about Curbside Pickup here:

School Supply Kits

Coyote Families!!
Skip the trip to the store and safely order school supplies from Sprout for the 2020-21 school year with a few clicks! Go to and use school code RLCES001.

What will Loudoun County schools look like in the fall? Eric Williams of Loudoun County Public Schools joins FOX 5 Morning to discuss the plan for next school year amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Congratulations to our 5th Graders Ismail, Brooke, Sariah & Xavier! 💛💙

Coyote Families,
Sprout School Supplies for 2020-2021 is open now! Go to and enter school code RLCES001. ‬You also have the option of purchasing an extra kit as a donation to the school. Simply write 'SCHOLARSHIP KIT', where it asks for the student's name. ‬Please send me a message if you have any questions!

Happy School Nurse Day Priti Tiwari! Thank you for all your patience while taking care of our little patients!!

We miss you RLC teachers & staff! ❤️ (Put together by our new VP of Events) Paula Jones Araujo

We are very lucky to have you at RLC Mrs. Paulson! ❤️

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 is one unlike any other. Loudoun County Public Schools Teachers are not in their classrooms right now, yet their contributions to our community have never been more important. Their virtual work to provide continuity of learning and social-emotional support for students is helping families through one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history. We invite families to email their teachers this week with messages of encouragement and thanks.

For the fifth year, the Virginia Lottery is encouraging students, parents and the general public to send thank-you notes to Virginia's deserving public school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 – 8. With both students and teachers working hard from home, now's your chance to send a digital thank-you note to show your appreciation. Your favorite teacher could win a Virginia vacation and prizes for your school! Visit to participate.

Recognition for this year’s Loudoun County Teacher of the Year nominees has been postponed due to COVID-19, so we are using Teacher Appreciation Week to highlight the outstanding work done by these nominees.

Meghan Bonner, J. Michael Lunsford Middle School, World Languages and Culture Teacher
“Meghan Bonner is JML’s Teacher of the Year! As a Latin I/II teacher, she embodies the qualities of an engaging teacher- she challenges students, personalizes learning, facilitates wonder, and celebrates success. In addition to teaching, she sponsors clubs, runs our Lions Leap summer program, is our “go-to sub dean,” and is unmatchable in creativity when it comes to school spirit day themes! JML is lucky to have her.”—Carrie Simms, Principal

Karla Paulson, Rosa Lee Carter Elementary, SEARCH Teacher
“Karla Paulson is the epitome of what every teacher should strive to be. She is dedicated to all of the students she works with and all of the staff members she interacts with. She is passionate, intelligent, and a true problem solver. She encourages students of all ability levels and supports their learning in unique and challenging ways. Mrs. Paulson loves what she does and it is evident each and every day!”—Abby Cebular, Dean

Mitchell Schwartz, Dominion High School, Journalism Teacher
“Mr. Schwartz not only helps his students build an understanding of the fundamentals of journalism, but provides them with hands-on, authentic learning experience. Launched by a partnership with the Public Broadcasting Service’s Student Reporting Labs, Mitch engages in an ongoing mission to connect his students with professional contacts across the wide breath of journalistic platforms, from news reporting to podcasts to the delivery of live sports broadcasts, constantly innovating to expand the repertoire of student expertise. Through these professional contacts, he has developed his own professional skillset regarding every facet of broadcast journalism, from investigation and research to production and editing to business partnerships and marketing. He runs the classroom like a true 21st Century media outlet and challenges them to tackle topics that interest them, but also impact the community.”—Dr. John Brewer, Principal

Steve Weitlich, River Bend Middle School, Technology Education Teacher
“At River Bend Middle School, Steve Weitlich consistently provides opportunities for authentic learning experiences based on students’ strengths, readiness levels, and interests. From engineering to robotics, students are provided with an appropriate balance of structure and freedom to explore. His courageous pursuit of project-based learning experiences and real-world application has resulted in student engagement at levels not often seen in the middle school classroom.”—David Shaffer, Principal

RLC’s Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week starts tomorrow with Musical Monday!


Thinking of you Diane Rowe Insari! ❤️

"The key to student success is a great school, and the key to a great school is a great principal." Happy #NationalPrincipalsDay! We would like to thank all our local principals for everything they do for our school community, today and everyday 🙏 We appreciate your tireless leadership and passion for all students, especially during these difficult times. You all ROCK! ❤️ #NEST4US #LCPS #PrincipalsDay #Spartans #BROE #LeadershipMatters #ThankfulGratefulBlessed #PrincipalsRock #LeadWithKindness #BetterTogether #GreatestSupport

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RLC Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week Starts next week! Let’s show our teachers & staff lots of ❤️!

Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day to our wonderful front office ladies who not only answer the door & phone calls, but endless questions throughout the day. They greet each student and their families who arrive at our school every day & help deliver forgotten lunches, water bottles, messages and so much more!!

We are lucky to have you in RLC Mrs. Claudette Jefferies, Ms. Angela Valerianos & Mrs. Pam Moxley. Thank you for all that you do!!

In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we at RLC PTO are grateful to our Coyote Families for their hard work, patience & continued support!!

We ❤️ seeing our RLC teachers & staff for afternoon tea! Don’t forget to tune in everyday! ☕️ 🍪

Coyotes, Virtual Spirit Week starts on Monday!! Let’s see those pictures!!

Loudoun County Public Schools

The Special Permission window for students to attend a school outside of their attendance zone during the 2020-2021 academic year will open at 10:00 am. on April 1, 2020. The window will remain open from April 1 – June 30, 2020.

Per School Board Policy 8155, School Assignment, middle and high school students, special permission may be approved for multiple years until the student completes the highest-grade level at the school where special permission was granted; however, parents are required to renew annually if they wish to remain on special permission at the school. Renewal applications for middle and high school students should be submitted by April 30. Renewal applications received after April 30 will go through the regular special permission process.

To apply for special permission, parents or legal guardians, must have a current LCPS address on file. Families must provide transportation to and from school if approved to attend a school on special permission. Special Permission may also impact your child’s eligibility to participate in VHSL events. It is your responsibility to review and understand VHSL eligibility rules and regulations prior to submitting an application. With the exception of Kindergarten, a decision regarding special permission will be determined by LCPS within 30 days of submitting your application. Kindergarten special permission placement decisions will be determined by LCPS by August 1.

Please go to LCPS Special Permission website to apply for special permission or contact your school for a paper form.

Special Permission Website:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Student Services at (571) 252-1021.

Sesame Street

We ❤️ Elmo’s morning routine!

Good morning from Sesame Street! Elmo is sharing his morning routine that gets him ready for a healthy and happy day. #CaringForEachOther

Loudoun County Public Schools

Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Eric Williams has a prepared a video message to the community regarding implications of the closure of schools, the concept of community care and how LCPS is embracing this responsibility.

Atoosa Reaser, Vice Chair, Loudoun County School Board

✳️re-opening: it is UNLIKELY that school will restart on 4/13

✳️grades - while schools are closed under order of Governor Northam, no new content will be taught and no grading will occur without equitable access and the ability to give a Free Appropriate Public Education to ALL students

✳️3rd quarter grades - on hold until have a better idea of if/when school can recommence

✳️access to online learning
- mobile hot spots are available through LCPS so there can be equitable access for new content to be taught through distance learning, once it can start (see earlier post regarding hot spots)
-Chromebooks will be delivered curbside for those students in grades 3-12 who do not yet have them

✳️dual enrollment - guidance has been given to HS principals so grades can be reported to the college; dual enrollment can continue since it is through the college

✳️special education - guidance is being sought on delivery of special education services

✳️graduation - honoring our seniors is front-of-mind for Dr. Williams and we can offer more information after the crisis passes since it is impossible to tell when community spread will end

✳️SOL testing - the federal government is waiving requirements and the Commonwealth is in the process of responding to that announcement

✳️AP classes - the College Board is implementing online testing (please see earlier post)

✳️courses for next year - virtual counseling appointments will be made for course selection

✳️teaching lost content - once the extent of the closing is established, plans will be made regarding lost content

✳️paying FT and PT employees - full-time hourly and salaried employees have no interruption of pay; there is an income replacement program for part-time employees (including long-term substitutes)

✳️budget - we voted unanimously to amend our budget to add money from the state for teachers, specifying that it goes to teacher salaries and not the general operating fund, which we have always said would be the action we would take if the funding came through. ‬

While I realize that the Board of Supervisors may feel they need to reduce our local appropriations for future needs the county may have, our teachers and staff will also have unknown needs due to the current crisis. We heard from many of them that they work second and third jobs in consumer industries that are being hit hard. As a School Board member, I feel my first priority is the students and staff at LCPS. If we need to reconcile the budget, I will support other cuts instead. I know that our counterparts on the BOS are also working hard to make the best decisions in this unprecedented situation.

⭐Have no doubt that we are all aligned in the goal of taking care of our community.⭐

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