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If you want to submit an item for the weekly Grade School PTC newsletter, please email RGSParentPackSubmission@gmail.com by 5:00 p.m. each Wednesday during the school year.

 

2019 Auction Highlights

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Nobody does it better…

…than our wonderful Riverdale community, which came out in spades (ha!) to the Casino Royale on Saturday. Thanks to all the sponsors, donors, bidders, winners (and losers), volunteers and planners who helped with this amazing event that has generated funds for PTC programming at both schools. Thank you, all!

Here are 007 highlights from Saturday:

  1. 270 attendees having a great time and looking glamorous
  2. $63,000 raised in the Paddle Raise & $35,000 raised in the Live Auction
  3. All of our amazing donors and sponsors; see the image below with all the new 2019 sponsor logos!
  4. Golden Ticket Winner:  RGS Teacher, Jennifer McDonald!!  She snatched up the P!nk concert package and couldn’t be more excited!
  5. Casino Prize Winners:  High Roller Grand Prize Winner Keith Bailey; other prizes won by Vawn McCollum, Michelle Rossolo-Johnson, Teresa Kennedy and Pookie Foster
  6. Our wonderful vendors: Auctioneer Matthew DiLoreto, Wild Bill’s Entertainment, The Redd on Salmon, Chefstable Catering and Think A/V
  7. THIS video. 

2019 Party Packs

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Party Packs will first go on sale at the Casino Royale auction on February 23, 2019, and any remaining spots will be available afterwards for purchase here. 100% of Party Pack ticket sales go to fund enrichment activities through the Riverdale PTCs because parties are donated by the generous hosts. Below is a list of this year’s scheduled events. Click on the individual posts below to get party details and sign up!

Reminder: please check dates carefully, as we are unable to issue refunds for Party Packs.

April 19: Jump Around – Kids’ party at Sky High Sports

April 25: Silcox Hut Sleepover – Ladies-only retreat on Mt. Hood

May 9: Rose All Day – Ladies-only

May 31: Margaritaville – Adults-only post-field day celebration

Sept 21: Scavenger Hunt – Adults-only

October 26: Studio 54 Halloween Party – Adults-only

December TBD: Riverdale Holiday Express – Family winter fun

Northwest Shooters Basketball Camp

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Have fun while learning from the best!

Build fundamental basketball skills and have a blast playing games at Riverdale’s 7th Annual Summer Basketball Camp. Drills will focus on building muscle memory, shooting, dribbling, ball handling, passing and playing defense.

Open to all 5th-12th grade boys and girls.

Click here for more information and to sign up.

Casino Royale Playing Cards

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The one-of-a-kind Casino Royale playing cards represent the best of Riverdale! Facilitated by art teachers Liz Randall and Nate Orton, this classroom project has culminated in a collector’s item (that just so happens to  coordinate with this year’s auction theme).  Every single playing card is a student’s work of art:  7th- and 8th-graders created all the spades, and high-schoolers did the other suits and jokers.

Click here to purchase a deck for $15.45

Special Friends Day April 12th

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Special Friends Day for Pre-K through 2nd grade will be held in the morning on Friday, April 12th.  Please begin the conversation with your child now about whom they would like to invite for a short visit to their classroom.  A special friend can be a grandparent or other family member, a neighbor, a nanny, a coach, a Sunday school teacher, or even an older sibling or parent.  Later in February, students will decorate and add a salutation to pre-printed invitations for their special friend in class.  Parents are asked to “register” their child’s special friend via the PTC website here.

Special Friends Day April 12

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Special Friends Day for Pre-K through 2nd grade will be held Friday morning, April 12!  Please begin the conversation with your child now about whom they would like to invite for a short visit to their classroom.  A special friend can be a grandparent or other extended family member, a neighbor, a nanny, a coach, a Sunday school teacher, or even an older sibling or parent.  Later in February, students will decorate and add a salutation to pre-printed invitations for their special friend in the classroom. Please register your child’s special friend below BY FEBRUARY 28

RGS Spring 2019 Musical Registration

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The scrumdidilyumptious adventures of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory will light up the stage this spring in Riverdale Grade School’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. The Riverdale spring play is a wonderful community tradition now under the direction of Lakewood Theater, with volunteer support by all participating families. Registration is open now to interested 3rd through 8th grade students.

REGISTER

Important Dates

Before spring break, all registered cast members to attend on:

Mon, 3/11     3:30 – 5:00  Commons (Parent meeting from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.)

Tue, 3/12       3:30 – 5:00  Commons

Wed, 3/13     2:30 – 4:30 Library

Tue, 3/19       3:30 – 5:00 Commons

Wed, 3/20      2:30 – 4:30 Library

Thurs, 3/21    3:30 – 5:00 Commons 


After Spring Break

April 2 – May 2: Rehearsals will take place in the RGS Commons Tuesday/Thursday from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Students will only attend when their scenes are being rehearsed.

May 7 – 9: All students required. Rehearsals will take place at Lakewood Theater Tuesday/Thursday from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

May 13 – 17: All students required. Rehearsals will take place at Lakewood Theater every day. On Monday/Tuesday/Thursday rehearsal will run from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m., and on Friday from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

May 18: Shows at 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Lakewood Theater

RGS PTC Board: Auction Funding Efforts Recap – January, 2019

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Dear Grade School Community,

Auction season is upon us and the PTC is thrilled to host this year’s Casino Royale Auction.  Attending Auction is the single most important thing you can do to support the Riverdale PTC.  We also hope that you will participate in our entirely-online silent auction (more details coming soon!), and that you will raise your paddle for or click to donate to our Grade School playground improvement initiative.The Grade School PTC runs and supports numerous programs at RGS.  In addition to maintaining these programs, we provide direct financial support to RGS in the form of approving grants designed to enrich curriculum.  Look below to see what we’ve been up to so far this year…

Grants Approved and Auction Funds Disbursement

  • Emergency Backpacks in Every Classroom
  • Safety Bearcom Radio at the Grade School
  • New Chromebooks
  • Scholastic and Time for Kids Periodicals – $1,128
  • Will Hornyak 2nd Grade Storytelling – $600
  • Mo Willems Author Study 1st Grade – $610
  • 1st and 2nd Grade Serravallo Training – $956
  • Teacher Site Visits – $5,500
  • NCTM Regional Conference – $772
  • World Council for Gifted and Talented Children – $6,200
  • STEM Grant to RGS – $ 3,000
  • Marimba/Computer software and equipment for composing – $1,300

Classroom Enrichment

  • Art Literacy program and Original Works fundraiser
  • $10,000 annual support of our Garden education

Extracurricular

  • Community School
  • Extended Care
  • Athletic Scholarships

Community Building and Fundraising

  • Back-to-School Coffee
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Ladies’ Stag
  • Carnival
  • Party Packs
  • Craft Fair
  • Book Fair
  • PTC General Meeting Speakers
  • Minted fundraiser
  • Coordinate Auction Planning and Paddle Raise Initiatives

Teacher Support

  • Grants for Teacher Education
  • Funds for Supplies in Classrooms
  • Teacher Appreciation Meals
  • Class Parties

RGS Support

  • School Lunch
  • Directory
  • Back-to-School Packet
  • Weekly Parent Pack Emails

Sincerely,

Allison Williams, Adria Cassidy, Carrie Spurlock, Heather Bogaty, Diane Moran, Heather DeCook, Judy Chang, Stephanie McCleery, and Elizabeth Mitsky

Your Grade School PTC Executive Board

Thank You, Casino Royale Donors!

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The PTC would like to recognize these businesses and individuals who have generously donated to our Online Bidding, Wheel of Fortune, Live Auction and Casino Prizes and other event elements. Thank you!

 

7 Dees

Old Spaghetti Factory

Zupan’s

Chuck’s Place

Chuckie Pies

Workman Publishing

Lace Nails

StarCycle

Whole Foods 365

New Seasons

Rovente Pizzeria

Lauretta Jean’s

Bairds on B

Nic & Fig’s
Healthy Girl Fitness

Nicoletta’s

Elk Cove Vineyards

Happy Cup Coffee

Harvest Wine Bar

Pronto Pup

Tanya Steele

Erin Moone

Nic & Fig’s

Generations Genealogy

Brian Black

The Dischinger Team Orthodontics

Bianchi Bicycles

Bob Rau

The Beat Coaching

Steve & Shannon Milla

Melanie Alemán de la Garza

Maya Klein

The Photo Artista

Freeman Motor Co.

Punchbowl Social

Jay & Christi Somera

The Lash Lounge

Adam Reiter

Willamette Shore Trolley

David Rosenbaum

Lingua Franca

Skyhook Ninja Fitness

Ken Fenton

Taft Stricklin

Stacee Gravelle Lawrence

Magnum Opus Salon

Riverdale Athletics

Mathnasium

Garnish Boutique

Tyler & Tanny Johnson

Sofie Ruse

Nikki Brenneke

Liz Randall

Nate Orton

Jennifer McDonald

Niki Seawright

Dave & Suzi Maddocks

White Rose Estate Winery

Angela Estate

Archery Summit Winery

Domaine Roy et Fils

L’Angolo Estate

Chris & Susan McGowan

Tim & Victoria Canfield

Ann & Pascale Hebert

Cristian & M. Regina Corsi

Carl & Karen Grebert

Jonathan & Carrie Banks

Mina & Taft Stricklin

Sabrina Oei & Chris Johnson

Matthew & Florence Nurse

Staci Schwartz & Leon  Fabrycki

Mike Jivanjee & Kyle the Goose

Henry & Amber Hillman

Donna Avedisian

Niki Seawright

Liz Randall

Jason & Elizabeth Mitsky

Mark & Blake Bruun

Tyler & Tanny Johnson

Tanya Steele

Lingua Franca

Failla Wines

Lash Lounge

Dr. Myriam Loyo Li, OHSU

Kurt & Heather Huffman

Windowall Salon- Kim Namanny

Sky High Sports

Luna Vineyards

A to Z Wineworks

10 Barrel Brewing

SP&B Reprographics (LOBlue)

The Children’s Museum

Express Wash

Bellagio’s Pizza

St. Honoré Boulangerie

Adria Cassidy

Richard Tull

Victor Hugo Advanced Hair Academy

Danmei Zhou

Tony Tull

Tutor Doctor

The Walking Dog

Garden Bar

Damien Sanders

Lone Owl Farm

Chris & Emily Imperiale

Thank You from the PTC

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The past month has been packed with wonderful activities and events and we would love to thank all the special volunteers that made them happen.
  • Domnika Crainic and Daniel Crainic for sharing their wonderful home with a sold-out crowd for the Hipster Brewhaha party pack.  Thanks also to co-host families: Allen, Hung/Dominitz, Hurliman, Schwartz/Fabrycki, Somera, and Wilt.
  • Shari Andrews, room parents, and 6th and 7th grade families for organizing and providing Teacher Appreciation meals during conferences.
  • Parents, students, Boy Scouts, and co-chairs Emily Imperiale, Christi Somera, and Carrie Spurlock for organizing and running a fantastic carnival.  The kids are still talking about the great time they had and we could not have done it without the support of so many wonderful parents.
  • Kris Vanberg coordinated the Original Works fundraiser for the Art Literacy program.
Thank you all for your contributions!

RGS PTC Special Speakers

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Click the links for detailed information on each speaker and topic.

Click here to see the PTC-sponsored speaker events at the high school.

 

NOVEMBER 14, 9:15-10:15am, RGS Commons

Erin Ruff:  Brains in Conflict: From Tots to Teens and Beyond

 

*** FREE:  TWO SPECIAL VIEWINGS of acclaimed documentary film,

followed by discussion with a local expert.***

FEBRUARY 12, 9:00-10:30am, RHS Gym Lobby

FEBRUARY 12, 7:00-8:30pm, RGS Commons

Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

 

MARCH 13, 9:15-10:15am, RGS Commons

Stuart Watson: Empathetic Listening

RHS PTC Parent Coffee Speaker Series

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Click the links for detailed information on each speaker and topic.

Click here to see the grade school speaker events.

 

OCTOBER 30, 9:00-10:30am, RHS Gym Lobby

Dr. Barbara Tint: Dialogue and Conflict Transformation: A Talk for our Times

Click here for a recap of and some takeaways from Dr. Tint’s excellent presentation.

 

NOVEMBER 27, 9:00-10:30am, RHS Gym Lobby

Howard Hiton: Healthy Masculinity

 

JANUARY 14, 9:00-10:30am, RHS Gym Lobby

Dave Mochel: Applied Attention and Mindful Self-Regulation

 

*** FREE:  TWO SPECIAL VIEWINGS of acclaimed documentary film, followed by discussion with a local expert.***

FEBRUARY 12, 9:00-10:30am, RHS Gym Lobby

FEBRUARY 12, 7:00-8:30pm, RGS Commons

Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

 

APRIL 30, 9:00-10:30am, RHS Gym Lobby

Stuart Watson: The Power of Empathy

Updates from the Garden

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2018 has been incredibly productive in our school’s garden classroom space. First of all, we were so incredibly fortunate to have a new, permanent shelter constructed to provide shade and protection from inclement weather. This beautiful addition was completed in May and was funded by the PTC (money from the paddle raise at last year’s auction was used for this purpose). Garden Education chair Paige Witte adds, “It will be used for teaching in a wide variety of ways and also serves as a community gathering space for class parties and celebrations. It also serves as an additional classroom outside of garden based education, as it has wifi access. Carrington Light used it last year as a place to breathe fresh air while students worked on English lit lessons on lap tops – a place were garden and technology clearly meet.”

Our school garden was also featured on the Dunthorpe Garden Tour, where it was visited by hundreds of attendees. Dietrich Nebert generously volunteered his time, sharing with the greater Portland community about how our garden supports curriculum goals and the benefit of hands-on project based learning. The Dunthorpe Garden Tour raises thousands of dollars for our school district. Awesome!

Check out the photos above of the new shelter and a few snapshots from the Garden Tour.