Roberto Clemente Middle School - PTSA

18808 Waring Station Road Germantown, MD 20874

everychild. onevoice.

PTSA Team, Meeting Dates & PTSA Forms

2018-2019 RCMS PTSA Executive Committee
Name Role
Connie Donahue President
Michaelen Barsness Co-Treasurer
Kirti Pandit Secretary
Amanda Graver VP - PAC 
Yvette Graham VP - AAPA 

Luz Villegas

<OPEN> MCCPTA Delegate
<OPEN>  MCCPTA Gifted Child Committee Liaison
Jennifer Fuss  MCCPTA Special Education Liaison 

2018-19 RCMS PTSA Committee Members

We understand everyone has different schedules and preferences. Let us help you find that volunteer opportunity that best fits your needs. If you are interested in joining any of these committees, or just have questions, please Contact Us.

Here’s a list of our current committee volunteers, more are always welcome and appreciated. All our chairpersons would love to have a co-chair. 

Committee Chairperson
Book Fair Yasmin Wilks, Patricia Kollappallil
Reflections Art

Cultural Arts         

Amanda Graver      
Membership  Bhanu Goparaju 
Spiritwear  <OPEN>
Staff Appreciation  Myriam Chamy
Clubs Smitha Menon
Student Directory  <OPEN>
Volunteer Coordinator <OPEN>
  • Giant Bonus Bucks - Evelyn Joe
  • Boxtop for Education - 
  • Restaurant Fundraisers - Evelyn Joe
  • 5K Run - AAPA event
  • Clemente Chess Classic Tournaments  - Connie Donahue
  • Webmaster – Connie Donahue
  • PALA Facebook - 

PTSA Dates 2018 - 2019 

Meetings are usually held on 2nd Tuesday of the month, @ 7 pm in the Media Center.  Our Bylaws mandate at least 4 PTSA meetings per academic year. 

PTSA Forms

Expense Reimbursement Form

Volunteers, please print and fill out this Expense Reimbursement Form and attach your invoices to it.  Please leave the reimbursement form and the invoice in a sealed envelope in the PTSA cubby at the school. 

Cash Verification Form

Volunteers, use the Cash Verification Form when ever you are raising funds in an event.  This could be through ticket sales, merchandise sales or concessions.   Funds raised must be given to the treasurer on the day of the event or at the earliest convenient time.   Cash verification should be done by the volunteer and the treasurer. In plain English  - two people and the treasurer needs to count the money and sign the form together.   RCMS PTSA Cash Verification Form.docx

About Us

What is the PTSA?

The Parent-Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is a group of parents, teachers, administrators, and community members who want to provide our children with an exceptional education. We are part of the larger organizational PTA branches, including the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA), Maryland PTA, and the National PTA. In fact, a portion of your membership dues goes to support these larger organizations.

Our Mission

To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering RCMS families and communities to advocate for the needs of all RCMS students.

Our Vision

To be a self-sustaining organization capable of providing the resources needed to help Roberto Clemente Middle School students, staff, and families achieve their academic, social, and cultural goals.

What do we do?

We support the school by providing our students and teachers with programs, resources, and assistance that enrich our children’s overall educational experience. Studies show that parental involvement plays a significant role in student achievement and performance. A strong parent group can make a tremendous difference in how a school functions. At Roberto Clemente, we encourage all our families to join the Roberto Clemente Middle School PTSA. It is a wonderful way to get to know the other great families in our school community. In addition, it serves as a vehicle for you to voice your opinion on important issues affecting your child’s learning environment at the local, state, and national levels.The role of the PTSA is to:

  1. Encourage membership and participation by all families, teachers, students and other interested community members
  2. Provide timely communications throughout the school community
  3. Recruit and retain volunteers to support the academic and programmatic activities
  4. Support the standard school curriculum, and assist in the implementation of the International Baccalaureate and Dual Language programs
  5. Raise funding support for:
    • Cultural Arts Assemblies
    • Book Fairs
    • Family friendly events
    • Staff Appreciation activities
    • Student activities
    • Classroom supplies, curriculum materials and supplies for extracurricular activities
    • Facility, childcare, and janitorial expenses for PTSA meetings
    • Insurance and Financial Reporting
  6. Advocate for MCPS support of RCMS related needs
  7. Promote/publicize school sponsored events
  8. Encourage and support community service activities

Why join?

Every parent has the opportunity for an active voice and interest in their child’s education. The PTSA can be a powerful tool in communicating with school administrators and teachers. It is a crucial link to providing our children with an exceptional educational experience throughout their childhood. The PTSA helps you to:

  • CONNECT with the teachers and administrators.
  • ENRICH our children’s education.
  • NETWORK with other parents, community members, and other schools.
  • SPEAK on behalf of your child.
  • INFLUENCE change within the school.

For students, participation in PTSA activities (including attendance of General Membership meetings) can be recorded as Student Service Learning (SSL) hours. Student membership also enables our students to grow socially through community outreach activities.

However, the PTSA is limited by the funds that we have available. In order to better support our students and teachers, it is extremely important that we raise money for staff support, programs, and special events. Our children deserve to have the same experience as children at any neighboring school. The PTSA will strive to get our students the school experience they deserve by making their experience not only a learning one, but also one that is fun along the way. By donating, joining, or volunteering, you are making a difference in your child’s future. Please join us today!

When do we meet?

Every parent has the opportunity for an active voice and interest in their child’s education. The RCMS PTSA General Membership meetings take place four or five times a year. The meetings will cover the PTSA business agenda, a report by the Principal and then often will feature programs and speakers on topics of interest to RCMS families.  Twice a year, the administration gives a "State of the School” presentation updating our families on the current progress of the school and students as a whole.  "State of the School” presentations will be held in conjunction with our General Membership meetings. Please plan to attend. All meetings are held at 7 PM in the RCMS Media Center.  



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