Dear new and returning RAS community members,
The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the Rabat American School would like to welcome you to the 2021-2022 academic year!
We are excited to meet new families and welcome back returning families. The PTA, which consists of a group of hardworking parents and staff members, all have the same common goals as you - to help our children learn and succeed in a safe but welcoming environment.
Due to pandemic mitigation efforts, our usual activities such as the “Welcome Picnic” and “Cultures’ Day” were unfortunately suspended during the last school year. We did, however, reinvent some of our activities and adapt to the situation when possible. For example, we moved the annual book fair online. And instead of sharing cooked food from the different countries that make up the awesome community of RAS, we put together an international cookbook with recipes submitted by RAS families. You can check out and download “A Taste of RAS Cookbook” HERE
You may also order a printed copy of the cookbook here: https://forms.gle/3RcmS3URJr7itarv6
We are hoping to be able to run some community events this year, on or off campus, but, of course, with limitations. All the efforts that the staff and students made last year really paid off and allowed the school to remain open all year. We are waiting to see how things unfold as the new school year starts before we announce any events. In the meantime, please reach out to us if you need any support or guidance about anything. If you have any suggestions or ideas, we would also love to hear from you at: email@example.com
The following parents volunteered to manage a WhatsApp group for families in their kids’ grades. Please reach out to them if you would like to be added to the WhatsApp group of your kid(s)’ grade. These groups have been a great resource for exchanging information and organizing play/study dates and birthday parties.
The list of parent volunteers and their WhatsApp numbers can be found here:
Another great way to connect with the rest of the community is by joining our Facebook page: The RAS Lion’s Den, a closed group that only RAS parents and staff members are allowed to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1607716859463117
If you are new to Rabat, you may find the following list of resources useful: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KvButvipmemVcRrLUIVRH9wW0KQs1fRtWHtenzowCm4/edit?usp=sharing
We look forward to another great year at RAS!
Rahaf Kokash, President
Emily Keggin, Vice President
Wendy Trollip, Treasurer
Rebecca Chawla, Secretary
Btissam Touijer, Administration Liaison
Carly Thomas, Secondary Staff Liaison
Anna Laird, Elementary Staff co-Liaison
Sue Freeman, Elementary Staff co-Liaison
Members at large: Michelle Mulholland, Melissa Hylands, Janneke het Lam, Amalia Segura, Viktoria Molnar
Parent Teacher Association Mission
The Rabat American School Parent Teacher Association is an open, multicultural organization, composed of all parents and guardians, faculty members, and administrators. The PTA's mission is to work together to positively and constructively support the entire RAS family educationally, socially and culturally by:
• Improving and advocating communication within the community;
• Providing programs, activities and services that strengthen and support the community; and
• Supporting the mission of RAS
Meet the RAS PTA for School Year 2021-2022
The PTA at Rabat American School, run by our dedicated parents, is an integral part of school life and helps promote positive social interaction between parents, staff and students. It helps enhance the wonderful community spirit. In addition to the executive members, the PTA has liaisons from the administration, elementary school and secondary school.
Please click on Meet the RAS PTA for school year 2021-2022.
If you are a parent/guardian of an RAS student and are interested in joining the PTA executive committee or have any questions or ideas to share, please reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also join our closed Facebook group below. Please note that only school community members will be accepted in the group upon approval from the school/group’s admin. RAS Lions’ Den: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1607716859463117