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Dear Alumni & Friends,

Welcome to our newest electronic publication. We hope to keep Alumni and members of our extended RCDS family connected with news and events at The Rumson Country Day School.

Any questions or suggestions regarding RCDS Alumni or Community Affairs, please contact Jessica Goski at or 732-842-0527, ext. 1142.

Name The Newsletter!

Below are the names of our finalists.  Please click here
to vote for your favorite: 

          • The Brownstone
          • Best Endeavors
          • RCDS Digest
          • RCDS Bulletin
          • RCDS Report

Faculty Features    

RCDS prides itself on having the most talented and passionate educators in their fields.  We are pleased to highlight some interesting perspectives and accomplishments from inside and outside our classrooms.  Click below to learn more about Mr. Kelly & Mrs. Carmody:

Jayne Carmody, Head of The Lower School
recently named to the
New Jersey 350th Anniversary Board

“Mr. Kelly, you’re my favorite to gym." 


Heather Schildge ’81, USAID’s Regional Legal Advisor to the Caribbean

The Rumson Country Day School has long been recognized for its commitment to both academic accomplishment and good citizenship and takes pride in the alumni who pursue these standards in their careers and personal lives. Heather Schildge ’81, an attorney with the U.S. Agency for International Development, is one such alumna; her professional achievements and global public service to the world’s less fortunate demonstrate the intellectual leadership, social consciousness, and global understanding that our society needs today. 

Read more!

 Calling All RCDS Alumni Authors!

The RCDS Parent Council is current seeking Alumni authors whose books could be featured at our Spring Book Fair. If you are an author, or know a fellow alumnus/a who is an author, please email Jessica Goski, Director of Alumni Relations at - thank you!

 Special Thoughts for Headmaster Small

As we approach the conclusion of Mr. Small’s time at RCDS, we invite all members of our alumni community and extended school family to share their special thoughts and/or favorite photos with Mr. Small.  Please click here to submit privately your thoughts, photos, or well wishes; you are also welcome to send a hand-written note and/or hard copy photo* by mail to: 

ATTN: Headmaster Small Special Thoughts

The Rumson Country Day School

35 Bellevue Avenue

Rumson, NJ 07760


*NOTE:  Please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you would like any photos returned.

Alumni Snapshots

Young Alumni Turkey Bowl






Alumni Brunch & Open House








Boston Event 


Winter 2014

Check Out What's New on the
Alumni Blog

Visit to read about great things that are happening for fellow RCDS Alumni, to submit comments, or to share your own news.

Upcoming Events

February 25, 2014 - Alumni & Friends Event with Headmaster Small in Vero Beach, Florida

March, 2014 - Tentative Alumni & Friends Event in the San Francisco area.  Please contact if you are interested in helping organize this event!

April 9, 2014 - Alumni & Friends Event with Headmaster Small in Chicago

April 22, 2014 - Alumni & Friends Event with Headmaster Small in Washington, D.C.

April 26, 2014 - Spring Athletics Showcase at RCDS

May 12, 2014 - Alumni & Friends Event with Headmaster Small in New York City

June 7, 2014 - On-campus Farewell Celebration for Headmaster Small 

Want to be included on any of these invitation lists? Email Jessica Goski at

 RCDS Annual Giving-Your Gift Makes a Difference

Thus far this year, 151 alumni have contributed a total of nearly $77,000 to RCDS Annual Giving - wow!  These unrestricted charitable funds have an immediate impact on the lives of our students, faculty and staff and support programs that continuously strengthen The Rumson Country Day School experience.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to The Rumson Country Day School.  We invite you to give securely online via credit card at and likewise welcome checks directed to the Development Office and mailed to RCDS at 35 Bellevue Avenue, Rumson NJ 07760. 

WANTED:  Class Agents!

Class Agents are vital to the success and life of our alumni community.  We are looking for individuals to volunteer to:

  • Gather contact information for classmates
  • Share news with classmates about RCDS and pass along classmates' news back to the school
  • Forward event invitations and encourage attendance
  • Help organize your class' next milestone reunion year (i.e., 10th, 20th, 25th, 50th, etc.)

Contact Jessica Goski, Director of Alumni Relations at if you are interested in becoming a class agent.

Join RCDS Alumni on Facebook

Join the RCDS Alumni Facebook group in order to stay current on school news and events, and to catch up with former classmates and fellow Gators.

Join RCDS Alumni on LinkedIn

 Join the Rumson Country Day School Alumni Group on LinkedIn in order to reconnect, share professional skills, and network with fellow RCDS Alumni.

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