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.

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.

Returns will be accepted during Curbside Pickup hours only. There will be outdoor receptacles at each location during the times listed above to help us ensure that items are safely quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours. Staff cannot take returns directly from customers.

Learn more about Curbside Pickup here:

Library buildings remain closed to the public at this time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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

Farmwell Station Middle School PTA DTES Community Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School PTO Discovery PTO Broad Run High School PTSO Mill Run Elementary School PTO Waxpool Elementary School PTA Moorefield Station Elementary PTO

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.⭐

Loudoun County Public Schools

3/21 UPDATE: The interactive map showing the bus routes and stops for LCPS meals service has been updated. Please review for active stops beginning Monday, March 23.

The community response to the feeding program for students that rely on Loudoun County Public Schools for meal support has been tremendous. LCPS is proud to be a part of this effort, remains committed to the program and to improving the service and efficiency under which we are operating.

Participation data collected during the past several days has provided insight to areas where the service can be improved by expanding or consolidating sites and bus stops.
As a result, beginning Monday, March 23, we will be adjusting the number of schools that are open for meals and expanding meal stops for the school bus fleet to target the areas of greatest need and best community access.

Please see the list below of schools where meals will be served on campus and visit the interactive map for bus stop locations. Please note that the map is currently being updated and will be available by Sunday, March 22.

Pick-up meal service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. remains open at:
• Briar Woods High School
• Broad Run High School
• John Champe High School
• Dominion High School
• Frederick Douglass Elementary
• Freedom High School
• Guilford Elementary
• Harper Park Middle School
• Heritage High School
• Hutchison Farm Elementary
• Independence High School
• Leesburg Elementary
• Loudoun County High School
• Loudoun Valley High School
• Lovettsville Elementary
• Park View High School
• Potomac Falls High School
• Riverside High School
• Rock Ridge High School
• Rolling Ridge Elementary
• Round Hill Elementary
• Sterling Elementary
• Sterling Middle School
• Stone Bridge High School
• Sugarland Elementary
• Sully Elementary
• Tuscarora High School
• Woodgrove High School

Loudoun County Public Schools

Medha Pappula, a sixth grader at Brambleton Middle School, has used her time away from school to extend her learning and make a meaningful contribution to the world. Medha researched Coronavirus and produced this public service announcement to share her learning with others. Reach out to us while you are at home to show us what you are learning! #StillLearning? #LCPS2020?

Your Kids Can Watch An Astronaut Read Them A Story from Space When you just can't read Goodnight Moon one more time, why not delegate story time

Loudoun County Public Schools

Superintendent's Update on Continuity of Education

I am writing with additional information pertaining to our work to provide continuity of education for our students.

I have attached additional responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs)
( ). These will be posted in the FAQ section of the division’s COVID-19 Preparedness web page
( ) tomorrow morning. Here are the questions addressed by the new FAQ responses.

• What type of learning resources are available for parents and students prior to March 30?
• By what date will my child’s teacher(s) start providing learning opportunities specifically for my child and my child’s classmates?
• Starting March 30, how will my child’s teacher(s) provide learning opportunities? Will the opportunities be digital or non-digital?
• What is the focus of the learning opportunities that my child’s teacher(s) will start providing March 30?
• How and how often will teachers communicate with my child and me starting March 30?
• Approximately how much time should I expect my child to spend on the learning opportunities provided by my child(s) teachers starting March 30?
• Will teachers provide grades or other feedback regarding student work? Why or Why not?
• What steps are being taken by the Virginia Department of Education to support seniors graduating?
• How will LCPS celebrate the strengths, talents, and accomplishments of the Class of 2020?
• My child does not have access to a laptop or other device with internet connectivity. Is there a way for my child to gain access to a laptop or other device with internet connectivity?

I want to express my appreciation again for your continued support and flexibility. Thank you.

Eric Williams, Ed.D.

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