Yearbooks are On Sale!

Yearbooks are now on sale! The cost is $17.00 and the deadline is April 15th. You can send in your order form and money in to your classroom teacher. Also, online orders will be accepted again this year. Just follow THIS LINK. Personal ads will also be sold again this year. This is a separate order and ordering a personal ad does NOT order your child a yearbook.

You can also find the order forms below.

Yearbook Order Form

Personal Ad Order Form

Power Up! Reading Challenge

The Jessamine County Library is having their annual Power Up! Reading Challenge from January 29th-March 25th. Click HERE to access additional reading logs or see Mr. Moncer in the library to pick one up. Below are the basic rules.

Basic Rules
  • Each lightning bolt is worth 20 MINUTES of reading that takes place OUTSIDE of the normal school day.
    • Reading  can be from books, magazines, newspapers, ebooks, graphic novels, comic books, etc.
  • Sheets can be turned into the bucket in the library starting on February 1st.
  • Partial sheets cannot be turned in - only complete sheets.
  • All logs are due by Friday, March 25th.
Teacher of the Year Nominations

A note from Mrs. Carpenter:

Please take a moment to nominate your child's teacher this year or from a previous year for RDES Teacher of the Year. Nominations are due by 2/9/16 to Beth Carpenter in hard copy or by email ( 

FAQs/Contact Us

We've added some new information to the links on the left side of our webpage! If you have questions about your child's attendance, lunch account, behavior, bus issues, or academic progress, or you are looking for resources to help your family or your child check out our FAQs page to find out who to contact. Our FAQs page also includes information about how you can stay up-to-date on what is going on at RDES!

Do you need to contact someone? There are direct e-mail links to our Principal, Assistant Principal/CRA, Counselor, Nurse, Family Resource Director, and the PTO on our "Contact Us" page! Of course, you can always call 885-6670 to be directed to the person you are looking for, too!

We hope you'll find these pages useful! If you have ideas about things we can add to these pages or other pages on our site, please contact Kim Campbell (click the name to send an e-mail).

Help our PTO!

Want to help our PTO raise money by doing something you already do? Follow these directions to link your Kroger card and/or Target REDcard to our school account. It's easy to do and every little bit helps!


upcoming events :

Family Resource

Welcome to the Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary Family Resource Center! My name is Emily Andrews and I am Rosenwald’s FRC Coordinator. Our main goal and purpose here at the FRC is to help you and your family remove any barriers or obstacles along the academic journey. We offer an array of services, including (but not limited to) a clothing closet, school supplies, connections to community resources for food, clothing, housing and utility assistance, and family nights to help connect and strengthen your family! If you ever have questions, concerns, or suggestions on how we can serve you, please feel free to stop by and see me (see the secretary for my location in the building). Or you can send me an email at


Check out our brochure for more details on how we can help your family!

I look forward to meeting and serving the amazing families at Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary School!

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RDES January 2016 News

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PTO News

Click here to view minutes from our meetings.


Interested in volunteering? Click HERE to view and sign-up for volunteer opportunities at RDES!


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Our next PTO Meeting

January 19 @4pm


View the PTO Calendar for 2015-16 HERE


Click HERE to learn about the

Kroger Rewards Program!




President - Krista Stockton

Vice President - Summer Sisney

Treasurer - Allison Tucker

Secretary - Laura Walsh

Event Coordinators - Mandy Hobgood

Hospitality - Susan Gillespie

SBDM Representatives -

Michelle Schlafer, Cathy Welch, and DeLaina Crutcher    

Yearbook Coordinator - Jane Piatt

Box Tops Coordinator - Katie Cleveland
Principal - Beth Carpenter


To contact the PTO, e-mail