School Closed - Monday, June 10
As a final reminder, all Rome City schools and facilities will be closed tomorrow, Monday, June 10 as utilization of our final contingency days. June 10 was the only day remaining this school year where there are no major activities occurring that could not be rescheduled. By utilizing this day, none of the student activities, field trips, or building events will be effected.
Graduation Flower Bouquet - Fundraiser
For the first time this year, the RFA student governments are holding a graduation flower bouquet fundraiser. In order to participate, simply go to following website: https://www.thecommencementgroup.com/romefreeacademy/ , select the bouquet you wish to order, and your flowers will be waiting for you at the students' kiosk on graduation day! There is no easier way to get your flowers and support the students at the same time!
Art and Music Showcase
RFA's Rotary Interact Club will be hosting a special art and music showcase this week on Wednesday, June 12, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Rome Downtown Market on the City Green. The event will include student art, face painting, and live music. Families and friends are encouraged to stop by! Interact clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding.
Pharmaceutical Take Back Program
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) conducts ongoing pharmaceutical take back programs all throughout the state. They are currently running an advocacy campaign to help raise awareness in communities throughout the state about various locations where people can safely dispose of unwanted medications. By doing this, they are also taking proactive steps to combat the opioid epidemic that is plaguing many of our communities across the state. In Rome, there are locations at the Rome Police Department, RMH Retail Pharmacy, and Walgreens. To learn more about this program and the DEC's ongoing efforts, please visit their website at https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/67720.html