The Riverdale Parent Teacher Clubs at both schools strive to enrich our children’s education by enhancing curriculum and activities, encouraging parent involvement, supporting student participation, and fostering communication to strengthen our community. The PTC funds specific programs and services for the grade school that are not in the District budget.
The current approved RGS PTC budget is located on the Meetings/Minutes (RGS) page under the current school year.
Every Fall, the RGS PTC asks families to pay a one-time back-to-school fee per student. This one-time per-student back-to-school PTC Fee is separate from any fees paid to the school. Much of this fee goes to programs that directly show community appreciation for our teachers. For a breakdown of the activities this fee has supported historically please see the graph below. This year, the PTC Fee will support similar initiatives in different formats than years past.
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What are the major ways that the PTC enriches the educational experience at the grade school?
The PTC provides financial and volunteer support in these main areas:
- Community Building – weekly parent pack newsletter, new family liaisons, grade connectors, back-to-school packet/events, carnival, auction, party packs, field day, directories, playgroup, website updates, etc.
- Classroom Enrichment – speakers, professional development, special project grants, teacher grants, student activities, etc.
- School Programs – author visits, art literacy, garden education, field studies, etc.
- Staff and School Support – teacher training, classroom funds, room parents, library support, class parties, monthly staff lunches, food at conferences and Teacher Appreciation Week, facilities improvement, equipment, technology, etc.
To support the above initiatives that enrich our school, the PTC raises funds mainly through fundraising events and PTC Fees.