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Dear Parents of Ron Brown College Preparatory High School (RBCPHS)Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Members,

As we approach the end of our summer vacation, I want to reach out to you all for the first of many communications as the PTO president. Moving forward we would like for you to be involved, as we have many activities, presentations and seminars planned for the student body and RBCHS community as a whole. 

First, I would like to acknowledge our past elected board President Tonya Butler-Truesdale, Vice President Maureen Young, and Treasurer Regina Tatum. We extend a big thank you for paving the waving and also to the many volunteers who helped plan and execute RBCPHS PTO events last SY. 

Now, I’d like to introduce the new RBCPHS PTO leadership for the 2018-2019 school year,\:

  • Vice President Theotric “Tony” White (Theo 11th),
  • Treasurer Linda Manier (Amir 11th),
  • Financial Secretary Pandora Crumpton (Braxton 10th),and
  • President Damishia King (Christian 11th)
As a long serving professional civil servant of the federal government, I look forward to my new role, serving you and contributing to RBCPHS PTO mission in a meaningful way.   

Welcome
new families and returning families!

We look forward to greeting everyone in thee weeks as our community welcome you on the first day of school, Monday August 20th! You’ve joined a warm and welcoming community, not only in your Young King perspective class, but also with the RBCPHS PTO. To the families that are departing, you will be missed, and we wish you well!

As one of my FIRST acts as PTO president, I’d like to encourage all of our parent members to do three things in the upcoming school year. Volunteer, participate, and support one another.

Volunteer- As many of you know, we are a very small but mighty active parent community.  School leadership is often chosen from the group of parents who are visible and known volunteer leaders.  Volunteerism at RBCPHS requires a time commitment. If you have the time, please consider volunteering to chair an auction committee, run a booth at upcoming events, or take a shift during Parent Run Visibility, more information to come.  You can also participate in any of the school wide volunteer opportunities, such as becoming a Booster parent, assisting the admissions office with administrative mailings, or becoming a library helper. My point is that being a visible presence at RBCPHS and in the greater school community is extremely important to enhancing the community and your Young King’s experience.

Participate- One of the simplest things to do is to attend events. Support and show up at school events, athletic events, special academic events, Principal Coffee Moments, Parent/Teacher Conferences, the Black History Month to Fundraising Event, and after hour adult gatherings. One of the most important aspects of being a RBCPHS parent is participation. Participating in and being a presence at school and school functions helps our Young Kings feel comfortable and strive for success.

Support one another- Please do not hesitate to speak to, ask questions of, and get advice from the other parents of at RBCPHS even if they are not in you grade level. We are a very small community, within a very small community. There’s no cause for shyness -- we are all in this together!

Save the date for the “RBCPHS BACK 2 SCHOOL NIGHT” scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. 

Enjoy the rest of your summer and be safe, see you soon!

Damishia King, PTO President  & Theotric White, PTO Vice President, and the entire RBCPHS PTO Board!