RKMS Social Events
At RKMS, we pride ourselves on our strong sense of community. The stronger our community the stronger our school will be. There are many opportunities throughout the year to socialize and make new friends. Below are annual events that the parents and children look forward to each year.
New Family Mentor Program
New families are paired with returning families to welcome them to our community and help them with any questions as they begin their Ronald Knox experience. Mentors typically "meet" either over the phone, at a local park for a play date, or for coffee at the beginning of the school year. They also get to know each other face-to-face at the Annual Fall Parent Social held at the home of one of our families.
Annual Pumpkin Run
The Pumpkin Run is a newer tradition at RKMS. The event takes place during October at a local park, and allows families an opportunity to socialize and have fun together while enjoying the beautiful Fall weather. Activities include races, games, and arts & crafts for the children as well as snacks and refreshments for the whole family.
Fall Parent Social
This popular Ronald Knox event takes place each Fall, giving parents an opportunity to meet new parents and visit with old friends. The event takes place in the lovely home of one of our families.
Sharing With the Sisters
This much-loved event gives the third-year children and their parents the opportunity to interact with and say "thank you" to the Sisters of Christian Charity, who have supported our school since its inception. The retired Sisters reside at the Sacred Heart Convent, just a short walk from our school. The school's music teacher prepares a delightful program of holiday musical entertainment by the children.
This event is one of the highlights of the year for Ronald Knox families. Parents (grandparents too!) and children gather in holiday attire to share in the spirit of the holiday season. Families are treated to a musical performance given by the children enrolled in the Primary program, and the children enjoy the chance to visit with Santa. Children are also given an opportunity to cultivate generosity and compassion by donating a new or gently used toy for our annual Toy Drive at the event. The toys are then donated to the children at the Lloyd Barbee Montessori School, our “sister school”, which is part of the Milwaukee Public School System.
Annual Benefit “Knox Night”
This popular event usually takes place after Spring Break in early to mid-April. This is a fun night to spend with friends and raise funds to support and enhance the educational resources of our beautiful school and additional training of our amazing faculty. The evening generally consists of food, a live band, and an auction.
All School Family Picnic
Ronald Knox parents and children gather for an afternoon of fun activities at the park behind the school on the last day of school to celebrate the end of another successful year. Families can share a picnic, parents get a chance to socialize with other parents, and children enjoy activities and playing with their friends.