News and Updates
The Book Fair is Coming!
Monday, November 26 - Friday, November 30
Check out the schedule and all the great happenings, including Make Believe Monday, Merry Tuesday, Green Forest Wednesday and Storytelling Night Thursday!
New this year: eWallet, a way for you to let your kids purchase books using a secure, digital payment process. You set a spending limit beforehand. Find out more.
It takes a lot of helping hands to make this awesome event happen. If you can help out, see the volunteer opportunities.
Looking for your kid’s school Photos?
You can view them online at www.freedspirit.com. Go to the bottom of the page to “View Your Photos” and enter the code, which is your child’s six-digit student ID (you can find this on their report card) plus “19RP” (for the year 2019 and Ritchie Park). Example: ######19RP.
pta grandparents and special friends
The PTA Grandparents and Special Friends program lets grandparents—and those who play that special type of role—stay up-to-date on what’s happening at school and, if desired, become involved (as much or as little as they want).
There is no fee to join, no meetings to attend, and no obligation to participate.
What do they do?
PTA Grandparents and Special Friends can support our fundraising efforts, like helping to collect box tops from their friends and neighbors. Or they can volunteer in school (like helping with Picture Day) or at a PTA event (e.g., giving out bingo cards at Pizza Bingo Night).
Or they can simply stay informed on what’s happening at school through our PTA newsletters and website.
extend the invitation
The first 20 people who sign up will receive a free RPES car magnet (if they wish).
So spread the word and send your special person this link: www.ritchieparkpta.org/pta-grandparents so they can find more information and sign up.
variety show co-chairs
Thank you to Víctor Maysonet González and Paula Richardson Reible for stepping up to be the co-chairs of this year’s Variety Show! As they solidify their plans for the show, including potentially moving it to the spring, we’ll keep you updated.
Pizza Bingo was a hit!
thank you to amy trost for putting on a fabulous evening.
See some great photos taken once again by our star photographer, Fernando Montillo.
Join the PTA
Just by joining the PTA you are helping the school. Participate a little or a lot—it’s up to you. There are no obligations. Click an option below to join now. (You'll select your membership type in the next step.)
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.)
Ritchie Park Calendar of Events
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.