10/11/13 Parent Pack
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10/14 – Charleston Wrap Fundraiser closes
10/16 – Student picture re-takes
10/16 – RHS Sweet Tomatoes fundraiser10/17-18 – RGS/RHS Conferences – NO SCHOOL1017-10/18 – RHS Bike Drive10/20 – Last day to order lunch for BOTH November and December10/20- PTC Party Pack event, Riverdale Bowl-A-Rama Party10/27 – RHS Open House
http://www.riverdaleschool.com/page.cfm?p=324110/31 – GS Halloween parade 2:15

11/4- School Board Meeting, 6-8pm GS Library

11/8 – Kids’ Party Out- 6-9pm, GS commons

11/9 – PTC Party Pack event, Murder Mystery Party

11/11 – Veterans Day – NO SCHOOL

11/13 – GS PTC general meeting

11/25-11/29 – Thanksgiving break – NO SCHOOL

12/9-12/13 – Book Fair (This is a date change)

2/22/14 – Auction!

News You Can UseRiverdale Foundation Campaign Education is the foundation.
The Riverdale School Foundation’s Annual Fund campaign is in full swing and will continue through Friday, November 22nd, 2013. Please make your donation or pledge today. Pledges do not have to be redeemed until May 31, 2014. Your child’s education is the foundation of their future success. Visit www.riverdalefoundation.org to make a contribution!

Carnival Update
Carnival was a huge community and financial success. To date we have netted at least $6,500! Way to go Vawn McCollum and the rest of the Carnival volunteers!

Charleston Wrap
Excellent quality gift wrap.  Buy for yourself, for hostess gifts, or for grandparents–raise money for RGS!
1. Your child(ren) received a Charleston packet with over 500 quality items to choose from and every purchase earns money for RGS. Simply fill out the order form and send a check written to Riverdale PTC by October 14th.  You can send it to school with your child, or drop it off in the Front Office.
2. Or simply click Charleston Wrap . All items purchased online will ship directly to you and there is free shipping for all orders over $75. Register your student and use the student code that is generated for your student for the fundraising campaign, or enter your school’s 4 digit code in the space provided any time of the year. Our school code is: 7357.
Orders filled via the form net 50% to RGS, online orders net 40% and customized orders nets 30%.

Lunch Sign ups for BOTH November & December Closes October 20! 
Sign up now and avoid the last minute panic. The deadline for the lunch period covering November and December is October 20. Order now.

Kids’ Party Out – October 11th 
Drop your preschool-5th grade children off for three hours of fun! Friday, Oct. 11th 6-9pm. Harvest theme, games, dinner and movie. $10 per child. Sign up here

Saturday Academy Comes to RGS! October’s Wonder Wednesday Class Registration Now Open
Super cool Physics of Light class for 4th-8th grade students is now open for registration. Please click here to register.

*** TAKE NOTE-Date Change!! ***
The Book Fair dates have been changed. Our new dates are December 9th-13th. The location and times remain the same.

FInal Three Party Pack Events for 2013!

Sunday, October 20th, 2-4pm – Riverdale Family Bowl- A-Rama: There is no time to ‘spare’ in bringing your whole family to this fabulous bowling party!  Big Lebowski meets Riverdale! Fun prizes, drinks, appetizers and those great looking shoes are all included. Sign up quickly or you’ll ‘strike’ your chance of a perfect game.  $30/guest, 75 max. Host: Clark, Cooper, Grayson, Gunter, Prats
Buy Now.

Saturday, November 9th, 8pm – Murder Mystery Party: Back by popular demand, it’s a whodunit in the hood! Join in for a raucous night of laughter, mystery, mayhem, and MURDER at the Kehoe’s. It’s sure to be a killer evening. $75/guest, 40 max. Host: Cohen, Fechner, Kehoe, Remy
Buy Now

Saturday, December 7th, 7pm – Ugly Sweater Holiday Party: Bust into the holiday season by donning your most obnoxious Christmas sweater! Flashy, tacky, or trashy ~ uglier is better at this festive evening at the McCollums. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served, and you don’t have to worry about messing up your sweater; it’s already ugly. $75/guest, 60 max. Hosts: Bekooy/Khare, Dixon, Freeman, McCollum
Buy Now

Wait, Have I Paid All My Fees?
There are PTC Fees and there are District Fees.  For PTC Fees: https://riverdaleptc.org/category/store/.

Class Party Fee – After October 15, Room Parents will contact you directly for Party Funds, so please pay online now so they do not need to contact you.

Teacher Support Fund – PTC gives every teacher $400 (new teachers receive $600) to supplement their classrooms.  Please remember to donate $20 to your child’s homeroom teacher.  (5-8, regardless of which teacher you designate, all will receive the same amount).

For District fees, when you visit the main office to pay for your Directory ($10 cash and carry), be sure to bring your forms (or get them from Betsy/Suzanne) and pay for school fees, such as: milk, art, music, yearbook and sports.

School Directories
Stop by RGS Front Office and pick up your Directory for $10 cash or a check. This year, we had no advance orders–this is your first opportunity to purchase. Consider getting one for your car, home, office, etc.

Conference Sign-Ups
Sign up for conferences in the GS Front Office.  K-4 Families, please bring your child to conferences as students are involved in the process. Student attendance is optional at the 5th-8th conferences which will be in the GS gym.

PTC Looking for a Graphic Designer
To volunteer his/her talent to PTC (Website/Auction). Please contact chryshutchings@earthlink.net.

Original Works fundraiser (formerly known as Art Cards)
Turn your child’s artwork into gifts and more! All proceeds go towards supporting RGS’ Art Literacy program.  Artwork will be completed at school and ordering packets will be available at Conferences and/or come home shortly after.  See the following link:http://www.originalworks.com/fundraising-items/.

And speaking of Original Works…thank you to those who purchased Original Works last fall. To see an example of the fundraising results, look at students’ interpretations of Claude Monet’s Japanese Bridge outside Ms. Evan’s classroom.

Kids’ Party Out – Needs Chaperones!

Kids’ Party Out (formerly known as Parents’ Night Out) needs two couples to chaperone each month’s event. KPO chairs will handle the food, supplies and invites; all you do is arrive at 5:30 to set up the props, check folks in/out, and run the activities. Please contact hbogaty@easystreet.net to volunteer. Remaining dates to be filled before winter break: November 8 and December 13.

H2O Fundraiser @ Sweet Tomatoes 10/16 
Support H2O’s efforts to help with the development of water resources in South Africa by dining at Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant in Tigard on Wednesday, October 16, from 5-8pm.  They will donate 15% of purchases made by Riverdale families who bring in THIS FLYER.  Click here for H2O information.

RHS Bike drive in Support of CCC
Donate your bikes or bike parts at the RHS bike rack on 10/17 from 8-5:30 or 10/18 8-12:00. To learn more about this worthy cause for Community Cycling Center click here.

RHS Open House Sunday 10/27
Info:  http://www.riverdaleschool.com/page.cfm?p=3241

Want to be an RHS Booster Sponsor?

PTC Website Registration
For anyone in the directory last year, go to:  https://riverdaleptc.org  and follow the steps to obtain a password.  New families:  To register, contact Nicole Grayson at Nicolegrayson@comcast.net.

Parent Pack Submissions
Please email riverdalegsptc@gmail.com detailing your event information. Submissions must be in no later than 5pm Thursday night of that week to be included in Parent Pack.

This website is funded completely by the Riverdale Grade School Parent Teacher Club (PTC).  Any questions or concerns about the content of the Parent Pack or the PTC website should be addressed to one of your 2013-2014 PTC Board Members:

  • Chrys Hutchings, President
  • Minnie Cooper, President-Elect
  • Christina Summers, Vice President
  • Karen Chong, Treasurer
  • Leslie Mahler, Communications
  • Shaun Anderson-Ahn, Secretary