News and Updates

Spring Picnic is Friday, May 17 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM


Join other families for games, food and fun - plus a color run!

Meet, mingle, and have fun with Ritchie Park families at the Spring Picnic. Enjoy fun activities, including face painting, crafts and music provided by a live DJ. You can also get your photo taken with the Ritchie Park Proud Panther.

Enjoy Dinner in the Fresh Air

Food and drinks will be available for purchase from food trucks. Or bring your own and make it a picnic. Be sure to bring your own chairs and blankets.

Join the first ever RPES Dry Color Run

Kids who want to run should wear all white (swim goggles optional) while spectators throw handfuls of colored powder on them. Those who want to participate need to print out the waiver and bring it, signed by a parent or guardian.

We will be throwing the powder low! Our color powder is all certified non-toxic and free of any heavy metals. Our bright colors are a combination of cornstarch, baking soda, and FD&C (food-safe) dyes. Some Color Runners may opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandanna or dust mask for their mouths.

Volunteers Needed

Artistic parents / high school students for face painting, help with color run and activities. SSL hours available. Email Andrea Creel:


arts and science fair is thursday, may 16

display a project, help out, or just mark your calendar to attend


Ritchie Park’s annual Arts and Sciences Fair will take place Thursday, May 16 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. All students are encouraged to participate in this very fun evening that celebrates creativity and learning.

Show your stuff! If you would like to display an arts or science project, please see the Information Packet on how to do that.

We also need some volunteers to help out during the evening. There are a few opportunities for students to earn SSL hours as well. For more details, see the Volunteer Sign Up sheet.

Questions? Contact Asmin Sen at or 202-492-8144.

Very special thanks to Asif Qadir of Re/Max Premiere Realty for sponsoring this event!


pta officers elected for 2019-2020

congratulations to the new board; 2 positions remain open

At the May 7 PTA meeting, the following 2019-20 PTA Board Officers were elected. Congratulations to:

  • President: Vicky Nogales

  • President-Elect: Eric Levenson 

  • Treasurer: Dimuth Jayawardha “Jay”

  •  VP Programs: Erica Harmalech 

  • Secretary: Fiorella Sarita Vargas 

  • Communications Co-Chair:  Behnaz Taleghani

  • MCCPTA Delegates: Marianne Roth; Moro Sarita

  • Membership Chair: Katie Vogel

Two positions remain open: VP of Fundraising and a second Communications Co-Chair. Please consider stepping up to serve in one of these roles for the next school year.


It’s Never too Late to Join the PTA

Just by joining the PTA you are helping the school. Participate a little or a lot—it’s up to you. Click an option below to join now.  

Membership Rates for PTA 2018-19

single membership:  $30

Family Membership (2 or more): $45

teacher or staff membership: $15

(Note: If you would like to join but cannot pay the dues, click "join by check or cash" and select "no payment" on the form.)


Support the PTA Whenever You Shop

Earn money for the Ritchie Park PTA by shopping for groceries or purchasing on Amazon. Just sign up once and the donations continue throughout the school year.

For more information about each of these programs, see our page Give When You Shop.

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