Scoop from the Savannah

Our weekly updates called "Scoop from the Savannah" will be posted to this page. You will receive a weekly "Scoop from the Savannah" email and I will continue to post announcements on this page throughout the school year. 


Hi families!!
THANK YOU FOR THE TISSUE DONATIONS!!!!!!  They are truly needed!!!!  Pollen is not our friend!
Thank you all for your support of our field trip this week—it was wonderful to see so many parents!! 
The book fair is open and ready for shopping!!  There is also an online storehere is the link:
Shop our collection of new, classic and award-winning books for boys and girls of all ages (from Preschool to 12th grade).
No lunches were ordered for next Tuesday, March 26thplease make sure to send lunch with your student that day.
The book fair night is next Tuesday as well. Details are:

A Night Out at the Book Fair- Tuesday, March 26th from 5-7pm 

The Book Fair will be open from 5-7pm on March 26. The entire family is invited to check out what our Book Fair has to offer and enjoy dinner! 

Tickets can be purchased at the door and prices are below: 

$4 – drink, hot dog, chips, dessert 

$5 – drink, (2) hot dogs, chips, and dessert 

There is no school next Friday or the following week.

Upcoming Dates for the Rest of the Year:

3/29: No School for Students

4/1-4/5: Spring Break, No School for Students 🌴

4/19: Progress Reports

5/13-5/15: End of Grade Testing 📝

5/22: Last Day of School—early release at 11:30am 💪🌞⛱

Week of 1/8/24
Also, there is a stomach virus going around--please encourage students to be mindful of washing their hands. Tutoring info is coming!

Week of 1/3/24

Welcome back Giraffes!!!  We are starting school back on a PE day, so be sure to bring tennis shoes for gym.  Also remember to bring a coat for recess.  If you didn't order lunch for this week, please bring a lunch from home.  Tutoring information will be sent home soon!

Week of 12/8/23

Hi families!
I would like to apologize for the delay in entering grades prior to this weekmy grandmother passed away over Thanksgiving break.
Tomorrow we take our Module 3 test in Math and our Context Clues test in ELA.  
Our class Christmas party will be next Friday, 12/15/23.  Please feel free to send in snacks that are nut free/soy free for students to enjoy during this time.  They will also be allowed to wear school appropriate pajamas next Friday as well.
The RMA Elementary Christmas program will be Tuesday, 12/19/23 at 9:00am.  Doors will open promptly at 8:30am.  Students may be checked out from the classroom after the completion of the program.  Tuesday is also an early release day and the last day of school before Winter Break.  Students will be dismissed at 11:30am.  
Please remember that today is the last day to submit lunch orders for students next week.
We also are in great need of facial tissues/kleenex for our classroomdonations of these items would be greatly appreciated!!!
We had a classroom Elf on the Shelf come from the North Pole this week!  His name is Rudy and he will be hiding in different spots around our room each day until we dismiss for winter break!
There will be no tutoring next Wednesday, 12/13/23.  Tutoring will resume in January and more students will get invites to attend at that time.  
Thank you for your continued support!

Week of 12/1/23

Hi Families!!!
Homecoming games are tonight!  Come to the game to see who wins Homecoming Court!! I am a member of the class of 2005 from RMA so Homecoming is a special time!!
Next Friday we will have a test on Module 3 in math and a test in reading on Context Clues.
MClass mid-year assessments will start next week.
Here is the song we are doing for 3rd grade in the Christmas Program if you want to help your student practice/learn the words:
Please encourage students to follow behavioral expectations.  During this time of the year, students tend to get a little less focused and restless, so any encouragement from home to do their best is appreciated. 🙂
Thank you for all you do to support your student's success!!

Week of 11/3/23

Homecoming Week Information:

You can support the RMA Varsity Baseball team by purchasing RMA logo outerwear and accessories. The Fancloth team online store is only available for a limited time, so don't delay.

Online Store Link

November 13-21 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. We need your help to stock the shelves at our local food pantry. All three of River Mill Honor Society groups (NEHS, NJHS, and NHS) will be involved in the collection of items. All donations will be sent to DreamAlign Ministries right here in the community of Graham. This is a great opportunity to teach your children that everyone does not have the luxury of having food to eat. This holiday season, give the gift of food to someone in need. All items are due in by Monday, November 20.

Please send non-perishable items to the front office. (see below for a list of the Top 10 needs)   


  • Canned Protein (tuna, chicken, salmon, etc.)
  • Ravioli, Beefaroni, Spaghetti O’s, etc.
  • Pasta, Macaroni & Cheese, Instant Potatoes
  • Canned Soups
  • Oatmeal and Cereals
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Tomato and Pasta Sauces
  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables
  • Juices
  • Toiletries (deodorant, soap, toothpaste, etc.)

Any help you can provide will assure that the community and surrounding areas of Alamance County have food for the upcoming holiday season. Thank you for always going above and beyond to give back. For any questions, please contact Jenny Rudd at [email protected] or Ashley Rocha at [email protected].

Week of 9/29/23

Outdoor concert 10/6: Come enjoy the Mason Lovette Band in concert at River Mill Academy on Friday, October 6. The outdoor event will be held in the field and gates open at 5:30 pm. The concert begins at 6:00 pm. Admission is $5 per person. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Hotdogs, drinks, and snacks will be sold - cash only. No outside food or drink allowed. This fundraiser will benefit the RMA dance teams and the middle school softball team.
10/9-10/12 NC Check Ins
10/12 End of the 1st 9 Weeks
10/13 Optional Teacher Workday (no school for students)
10/16 Last day for Donations for NEHS Project: The National Elementary Honor Society is collecting items to make Halloween treat bags for nursing home residents. Donations are being accepted September 18 through October 20. Below are suggested items for each grade level. Please support us in making Halloween enjoyable for others. K, 6 & 12 -sugar free candies 1 & 7 - small tissue packs 2 & 8 - small hand lotions 3 & 9 - pairs of socks 4 & 10 - chapstick 5 & 11 - small notepads or activity books
Donations can be dropped off in the NEHS bins on the stage in the cafeteria or brought to Mrs. Plumley's classroom.
10/19-10/20 Early Release at 11:30/Face to Face Conferences Elementary teachers will offer both in-person and virtual conferences on both Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20. Teachers will reach out to parents with scheduling opportunities. In-person meetings will be held in the teacher's classroom and virtual meetings will be held through Microsoft Teams. Meetings will be limited to 15 minutes in order for teachers to be able to meet with all interested parents. Sign Up Link to come!
10/20 Fall Festival-Bring the family and enjoy fun games and food. The event will be held in the cafeteria and outside from 5:30 to 7:30 pm  3rd Grade is responsible for bringing in canned soda Brown Minimalist Fall Festival Flyer (1).pdf
10/23: The high school baseball team is hosting RMA Spirit Night on Tuesday, October 24 at I-85 Golf from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Events include 10 & under long drive contest, 16 & under long drive contest, 17 & up long drive contest, and closest to the pin contest. Only $5 for 5 balls. All for great prizes. Smokehouse at Steve's food truck will be serving great food. A percentage of sales in the I-85 Pro Shop will be donated to the high school baseball team. Come out and have some fun while supporting RMA baseball.

Week of 9/22/23
Make Up Pictures for students who were absent are on 9/28
Character traits of the month citizenship and loyalty
Please remind students to work on their homework each night--it is due on Fridays
Practice multiplication facts at home when possible--this will help tremendously with math skills
Fall Festival is 10/20 from 5:30-7:30pm

Week of 9/12/23
Picture Day is Wednesday 9/13
We are going to start Science this week
Progress Reports were made available on 9/8
The Glow Run/Fundraiser ended 9/8--THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

Week of August 28, 2023
1. Mid-Module Assessment on Wednesday
2. PTT Meeting on Monday at 6:30pm in the cafeteria
3. Friday, 9/1 is an early release day at 11:30am
4. Please encourage students to make good choices with their class time.

Week of August 21, 2023
1.Turn in school form immediately
2. Make sure shorts are in dress code
3. PE is on Wednesdays--have shoes for PE
4. Multiplication Facts Practice: Flashcards from Quizlet

Week of August 14, 2023

     1.  Turn in school forms ASAP
     2.  PTT Meeting 8/28/23
     3.  BOG on 8/22/23
     4.  Please check the Amazon Wishlist for needed classroom supplies.

July 2023

  1. We will hold a floating open house on Tuesday, August 8 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. This will not be a regular school day for students. Instead, parents and students will have the opportunity to meet their teachers and visit classrooms. You may bring your student's school supplies on this day and drop them off in our classroom. I look forward to meeting you and your student soon!
  2. Our class wish list is available here: