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Dear Alumni & Friends,

Welcome to the third issue of our Alumni e-newsletter for The Rumson Country Day School. Please forward to fellow alumni and have them inform RCDS of their email addresses if they did not receive this themselves.

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

Name The Newsletter!

Thank you to all who voted for their favorite Newsletter name.  With a resounding 73% of the vote, we are pleased to announce that The Brownstone is the winner!  Look for the new title and logo in our summer issue!


The Blake Family

Edgar B. Blake came to Rumson in 1926 to help his friend and fellow Dartmouth alumnus, Harold Clark, to establish our fledgling school.  Blake, his wife, and three sons developed a unique and very special relationship with our school (as you will read below), a relationship that continues to the present day. 

Read more!

 “Where Are They Now?”

We know faculty and staff have the greatest impact on our students and create lasting memories for alumni well past their RCDS years.  Here, we highlight a former RCDS staff member who touched the lives of thousands of boys and girls:

Mrs. Linda Feeny

When did you work at The Rumson Country Day School and what was your job?

I worked at RCDS from Fall of 1975 through the spring of 2008 as the head cook in the RCDS kitchen.

What was your favorite part of the job?

Honestly, I loved coming in to work every day.  I loved working with the staff and spending time with the children every day.

What do you miss most about RCDS?

I miss the kids.  Seeing so many young people with happy faces – and hearty appetites! – made me very happy.  RCDS is a special place and it was a special thing for me to experience all those happy days.  Not many people have the opportunity to have such an enjoyable job.

What was your favorite recipe?

Tuna noodle casserole, of course!  Not many people know my few secrets with the recipe, but in addition to the tuna, the noodles and the mayo, I would add celery ground so small that the children wouldn’t know they were eating a vegetable!  I also added a little bit of milk, which is a surprise to most, and onion powder for flavoring – again, so the students didn’t know they were eating onion.

What have you been doing since leaving RCDS?

Many of our families know me as the “key lady” at the Sea Bright Beach Club during the summers.  I also teach knitting to senior citizens in Fair Haven and even taught an A.S.A.P. class in knitting for Parent Council this past spring!  I keep plenty busy with all of my grandchildren and I love to travel.  Right now, I am looking forward to a big trip to Disney this summer with my whole family.

"Return to RCDS"

Click here to view our story about Rabbi Peter Berg '85 who recently returned to RCDS.  Stay tuned for future issues to learn about other special alumni visits.  

If you are interested in visiting RCDS, please contact Jessica Goski at

RCDS On The Road

Click below to view some photos from our recent regional events.

Chicago Alumni Event



Florida Area Alumni Event





San Francisco Alumni Event 


Spring 2014

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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

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

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

*Please note: All RCDS alumni (age 21 and older), parents, faculty and trustees of the last 25 years are invited.

 RCDS Annual Giving-Your Gift Makes a Difference

Thus far this year, 173 alumni have contributed a total of nearly $80,000 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

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