Dear Grade School Community,

Auction season is upon us and the PTC is thrilled to host this year’s Casino Royale Auction.  Attending Auction is the single most important thing you can do to support the Riverdale PTC.  We also hope that you will participate in our entirely-online silent auction (more details coming soon!), and that you will raise your paddle for or click to donate to our Grade School playground improvement initiative.The Grade School PTC runs and supports numerous programs at RGS.  In addition to maintaining these programs, we provide direct financial support to RGS in the form of approving grants designed to enrich curriculum.  Look below to see what we’ve been up to so far this year…

Grants Approved and Auction Funds Disbursement

  • Emergency Backpacks in Every Classroom
  • Safety Bearcom Radio at the Grade School
  • New Chromebooks
  • Scholastic and Time for Kids Periodicals – $1,128
  • Will Hornyak 2nd Grade Storytelling – $600
  • Mo Willems Author Study 1st Grade – $610
  • 1st and 2nd Grade Serravallo Training – $956
  • Teacher Site Visits – $5,500
  • NCTM Regional Conference – $772
  • World Council for Gifted and Talented Children – $6,200
  • STEM Grant to RGS – $ 3,000
  • Marimba/Computer software and equipment for composing – $1,300

Classroom Enrichment

  • Art Literacy program and Original Works fundraiser
  • $10,000 annual support of our Garden education


  • Community School
  • Extended Care
  • Athletic Scholarships

Community Building and Fundraising

  • Back-to-School Coffee
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Ladies’ Stag
  • Carnival
  • Party Packs
  • Craft Fair
  • Book Fair
  • PTC General Meeting Speakers
  • Minted fundraiser
  • Coordinate Auction Planning and Paddle Raise Initiatives

Teacher Support

  • Grants for Teacher Education
  • Funds for Supplies in Classrooms
  • Teacher Appreciation Meals
  • Class Parties

RGS Support

  • School Lunch
  • Directory
  • Back-to-School Packet
  • Weekly Parent Pack Emails


Allison Williams, Adria Cassidy, Carrie Spurlock, Heather Bogaty, Diane Moran, Heather DeCook, Judy Chang, Stephanie McCleery, and Elizabeth Mitsky

Your Grade School PTC Executive Board