News and Updates


ritchie park needs you for 2019-2020

Almost all of the PTA Board positions are open for next year.

Please consider serving in one of these important PTA roles:

  • President

  • President Elect

  • Treasurer 

  • VP of Fundraising 

  • Communications Chair (can be shared role)

  • Secretary 

  • Membership Chair

  • MCCPTA Delegate(s)

Now is the perfect time to step up, since there is plenty of time for the person currently in the role to bring you up to speed and make the transition as easy and smooth as possible.

If you are interested and want to find out more, contact PTA President Ruth Futrovsky at or VP of Programs Sonali Parry at


join us for the garden INAUGURATION and earth day celebration

saturday, april 27 @ 9:00 am


Students have been planting in the classrooms, and will transfer those plants—and add many more—to the garden on April 27.

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to construct the garden and plant the first crop! The event will include a short educational discussion and FREE Leafgro Gold composting to take home for your own home garden, courtesy of Compost Crew. (Bring your own bucket if you would like some.)

Donations Welcome

Special thanks to Suzanne Feuerstein for obtaining a $100 donation from Home Depot, which we used to purchase many of the needed supplies. There are still a few items needed. If you would like to donate any (new or used), below is a list of what is still needed.

If you have any questions, contact Sonali Parry at


  • Tomato plants

  • Basil plants

  • Cilantro plants

  • Mint plants


  • 1 Hoe

  • 25 + kids sized garden gloves

  • Large plastic storage bins


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.

Useful Links

Our School Directory

Our School Directory

PTA Facebook Page

PTA Facebook Page

Ritchie Park School Website

Ritchie Park School Website