The Riverdale Parent Teacher Clubs at both schools strive to enrich our children’s education by enhancing curriculum and activities, encouraging parent involvement, supporting student participation, and fostering communication to strengthen our community. The PTC funds specific programs and services for the grade school that are not in the District budget.
Click to see the current approved RGS PTC budget.
Click to see a list of PTC Grants that have been awarded to the school.
Each school year, we ask families to pay a one-time fee to support classroom activities including parties organized by room parents for Halloween, winter holiday, Valentine’s Day and end-of-year celebrations.
Additionally, our teachers use the funds to purchase supplies and books for their classroom throughout the year. The PTC Fee enables reimbursement for those expenses for principal-approved items up to $400 per year per full-time returning teacher, and up to $600 for a new teacher.
PLEASE PAY YOUR ANNUAL PTC FEE OF PER STUDENT.
Use your credit card to pay your fee (includes processing fee). Or, leave a check in the grade school office, memo line PTC Fee.
What are the major ways that the PTC enriches the educational experience at the grade school?
The PTC provides financial and volunteer support in these main areas:
- Community Building – weekly parent pack newsletter, new family liaisons, grade connectors, back-to-school packet/events, carnival, auction, party packs, field day, directories, playgroup, website updates, etc.
- Classroom Enrichment – speakers, professional development, special project grants, teacher grants, student activities, etc.
- School Programs – author visits, art literacy, garden education, field studies, etc.
- Staff and School Support – teacher training, classroom funds, room parents, library support, class parties, monthly staff lunches, food at conferences and Teacher Appreciation Week, facilities improvement, equipment, technology, etc.
To support the above initiatives that enrich our school, the PTC raises funds mainly through fundraising events and PTC Fees.