News and Updates


You’re Invited to Go for the Green!

JUST ADDED: Family Fun and Barbecue starting at 5:00 pm

All Ritchie Park families are invited to join the Go for the Green event, starting at 5:00 pm at Bretton Woods.

There will be some mini-golf for the kids (free) as well as a barbecue dinner for everyone. Cost for the dinner is $5 for kids and $15 for adults (who aren’t playing golf).

Sign up for the barbecue dinner today!


To fund the start-up costs of the Ritchie Park’s new Garden Project (see below), the PTA is sponsoring a Go for the Green Golf Tournament.

Player Registration is $200, and includes 18 holes of golf, pre-tournament lunch, and post-tournament reception and dinner.

Note: Thanks to some generous sponsors, we have several reduced-fee registrations available. If you would like to participate at a reduced fee, email PTA President Ruth Futrovsky at

For more information and to register, see the Golf Tournament page.


ritchie park gets approval for new garden project


Thanks in large part to the efforts of PTA Vice President Sonali Parry and Sarah Miller, MCPS’s Outdoor Environmental Education Program has approved our school to create a garden to be used as an outdoor classroom. This multi-year project will support subjects such as science, social studies and math for every grade, with lessons that support the current curriculum.

The Garden is being implemented in stages:

March 6- April 19: In-classroom Planting: Teachers in each grade have volunteered to initiate in-classroom planting.  Students in the following classrooms will begin planting seeds, watering and watching the first stages of growth: Ms. Hill, Ms. Lee, Ms. Cate, Ms. Tsakos/Ms. Keller, Mr. Gray, Mr. Carbonero and Mr. Nelson. 

April 12/13: Outdoor assembly begins 

April 27: Inauguration of the Garden and Earth Day Celebration!  Staff, students, family and the surrounding community are invited to help plant our first items in the garden.

Stay tuned for more information.


Upload your photos online for the 2019 Yearbook

The Yearbook Committee invites you to register at or download app ReplayIt (see below) to share your best photos, so they can be included at this year's edition.

Find our school, upload your pictures, and don't forget to tag them as follows:

  • Academics (for each class activities)

  • Events (field trips, Halloween, Valentine's Day, PTA events)

  • Clubs, Sports, or Students life (Bus stops, class photos)

This will help us in reaching our goal of featuring as many students and events as possible.


Sube tus fotos online para el RPES Yearbook 2019 !!

Estimados Padres, Estudiantes, Profesores, Personal y Entrenadores de RPES, Os invitamos a registraros en o descargar la app ReplayIt (ver abajo), para compartir vuestras mejores fotos con el equipo del Yearbook, y que puedan así ser incluidas en la edición de este año. Selecciona nuestra escuela, y sube tus fotos, y no olvides etiquetarlas como

  • Academics (para actividades de cada clase)

  • Eventos (excursiones, Halloween, Valentine's Day, eventos PTA)

  • Clubs, Sports, or Students life (paradas del bus, fotos de clase)

Esto nos ayudará en nuestro objetivo de incluir al mayor número de estudiantes y actividades como sea posible.

Ritchie Park Calendar of Events


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