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If you want to submit an item for the Parent Pack, please send it to: rhsptc.communications@gmail.com by 5:00pm on Wednesday prior to the Friday you wish the information to appear.

What To Expect at the Auction

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Please join us at the Riverdale PTC’s Annual Dinner and Auction, “Passport to Our Future.”

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

The The Portland Hilton (Grand Ballroom), 921 SW 6th Ave

The same excitement you feel before embarking on a journey will greet you at the door of the Hilton on March 11th. You’ll be swept into a ballroom where dancing, dinner, drinks and delight await you!

6:00 pm – During this cocktail hour, buy a Chance Balloon, pop it and win valuable prizes such as restaurant, spa and wine-tasting gift certificates. Sign up for the 2017 Party Packs!

7:00 pm – Dine on international cuisine with your friends. This is a sit-down event and our goal is to fill 26 tables with 10/per table. Consider rallying your friends as a Table Captain!

8:00 pm – Live auction with Ken Ackerman, Auctioneer. Play a game of Heads or Tails and win big! Raise your paddle in support of the RGS outdoor classroom and technology, and RHS field studies.

9:00-11:30pm – Dance to the Northwest’s Premier Dance Band, Hit Machine!

Click here to purchase tickets!

Auction Volunteer

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Consider donating your time before or on auction day! You can spend a few minutes right now as a Table Captain to gather 10 friends to sit at the same table. You can assist one of the committees (Communications, Signage, Procurement, Chance Balloon) or sign up to assist with set up or clean up on the day of the event. We also need help during the event with check-in, spotters, recorders and assisting with the fun Heads or Tails game!

Click here to volunteer, or contact one of the committee chairs directly.

Winter Sports Honors

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Basketball

Nikolai Perepelitza (2nd team)

Zoe Zurasky (2nd team)

Allison Molinari (3rd team)

Mason Mogck (Honorable mention)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming

 

  Natalie Jones (State Qualifier)

Yeehaw! Party Pack 2017 Sneak Peek

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Are you curious about the 2017 Party Packs? Get an early look at a few of the coming year’s Party Packs that will be revealed in full at the March 11 Riverdale PTC Auction. Because parties are donated by generous hosts, 100 percent of ticket sales can go to fund enrichment activities through the Riverdale PTCs. Don’t miss the auction, where you can purchase these and other Party Packs. Online ticket sales for the auction are only open through next week, so get your ticket now!

Graduation orders deadline Feb. 23

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Reminder for parents of Seniors: the deadline for ordering caps, gowns and tassels for graduation is Thursday, Feb. 23! Click here for more information. And while you’re at it, be sure you’ve paid your Senior Activities Fees (or get information about financial help with this payment) by clicking here. Those fees provide graduates with a fabulous all-night party, memory books and an awards reception. Make sure no 2017 graduate is left be

Service Learning Survey for Parents

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RHS College Counselor Kathleen Reid will be attending the PTC Parent Coffee and general meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 9 am, to gather parent input on further developing Riverdale’s Service Learning program. Kathleen has requested that parents complete a simple survey prior to that meeting. Please take a few moments to fill out the survey. You can access the survey by clicking here. Thank you!

College Services for Students with Learning Differences

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Is your son or daughter on an IEP or 504 plan? Does he or she hope to receive accommodations in college? The process there is very different! On Thursday, March 2, from 7 to 8:30 pm, RHS will host a presentation on “College Services for Students with Disabilities and Learning Differences.” Our speaker, Dr. Deborah Barany, specializes in working with students who struggle with dyscalculia and executive functioning processes. Her practice has grown to include college admissions coaching with a particular emphasis on working with students who have learning differences and learning disabilities. Dr. Barany holds a Masters degree in Teacher Education from UCLA and completed her doctorate in Adolescent Cognitive Development at Stanford University School of Education. For more information, please contact Kathleen Reid at (503) 262-4844.

Thank You Corporate Sponsors and Patrons

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We would like to say THANK YOU to some great people and businesses for supporting the Riverdale PTC Auction. Below is a list of Sponsors and Patrons as of Feb. 15. Remember you still have time to sign up as an Auction Patron yourself! Patron Passport ticket holders ($250 each) will enjoy a dedicated Patron Bar, express check-in and check-out, and Uber rides to and from the event. For more information about becoming a Patron, contact Kris Collins. To purchase a Patron Passport, click here. If you have sponsor suggestions, please contact Sarah Wright.

Corporate Sponsors
Rob Lee and Tammi Dereiko
Eric Meier
Taft and Mina Stricklin – Just Add Power
Amanda and Jonathan Hurliman – Oregon Reproductive Medicine
Keith Bailey – Taylor Metals
Bill and Kari Lynn Dischinger – The Dischinger Team Orthodontics
Eric and Jenny Freeman – Freeman Motors
Joe and Shar Hunter – Magnum Opus
Sheena Kansal and Krista Badger – Hollywood Children’s Dentistry
Elizabeth Kramer and Keith Oelrich – Sky High Sports
Erin Moone – StarCycle
Duncan and Katie Roberts – DLR Nordic

Patron Passport Holders
Jillian Cain, Ron Cain, Adria Cassidy, Darris Cassidy, Kristine Collins, Josh Collins, Amy Coulter, Melissa Dasker, Dale Dasker, Wendy Domreis, John Domreis, Will Forney, Rainer Grosskopf, Michelle Janke, Olaf Janke, Shelly Morris, Jennifer Rabb, Tony Rabb, Sarah Remy, Chris Remy, Deepak Sawhney, Sinclair Sawhney, Ashley Semler, Matt Semler, Mary Steinberg, Lance Steinberg, BB Veverka, David Veverka, Ken Wightman, Patty Wightman, Jennifer Wilcoxon, Julian Wilcoxon, Paige Witte

Parent volunteers needed for Model UN

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Riverdale’s Model United Nations needs parent volunteers to help with its credentialing session on Thursday, Feb. 23. from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

MUN is seeking volunteers with experience/interest in international politics, experience/interest in either of our assigned countries (Austria and the Philippines) and/or familiarity with MUN to help prepare our students for the April conference. Volunteers will read student papers, question students in an oral interview and rate their preparedness. Contact MUN advisor Sarah Hansen for more information.

Science Bowl teams face fierce competition

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Both Riverdale teams fought hard against fierce competition at this year’s Science Bowl competition. But, as always, the students had a great time competing. Mrs. LePore reports that team 1 (pictured above, left) won three out of four rounds and was ranked 18 out of 64 teams, while team 2 (pictured above, right) won one out of four rounds. We applaud our students on the effort and dedication that went into preparing for the event.

New dates for winter musical

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Riverdale High School’s production of “Godspell” takes to the grade school’s stage in March with three performances: 7 p.m. on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, all in the gym at Riverdale Grade School. Ticket details coming soon.

RHS Registration open for spring sports

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The first day of Spring Sports practice is Monday, Feb. 27. Sports offered for both boys and girls: Track and Field, Golf, Tennis ($350 fee). Sign ups are here on the RHS Athletics web site. Registration closes on March 3

Confidential financial aid is available (to apply, click here). For more information, please contact Harmony Carson, District Athletic Secretary, at (503) 262-4848.

Remember, registration and sports fees must be received by the first day of practice for spring season in order to begin practicing with the team.

Mavericks Love Their Boosters!

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Thank you to all the Booster Club Members and Sponsors who have enabled us to fulfill many requests and goals for Riverdale Athletics: uniforms, athletic trainer services at both schools, gym floor resurfacing, team awards, and senior honors. Thank you, Boosters! A special thanks to Hensleigh Appraisal Services for its sponsorship of the “$3 for 3” basketball promotion: with some great three-point shooting by Riverdale Mavericks (Nikolai P., Mason M., Allison M. and Zoe Z. led the way!), $717 was generated for the Booster Club.

Service Learning Survey for RHS Parents

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RHS College Counselor Kathleen Reid will be attending the PTC Parent Coffee and general meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 9 am, to gather parent input on further developing Riverdale’s Service Learning program. Kathleen has requested that parents complete a simple survey prior to that meeting. Please take a few moments to fill out the survey. You can access the survey by clicking here. Thank you!

Senior Parents: Reminders

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Reminder for parents of Seniors: the deadline for ordering caps, gowns and tassels for graduation is Thursday, Feb. 23! Click here for more information. And while you’re at it, be sure you’ve paid your Senior Activities Fees (or get information about financial help with this payment) by clicking here. Those fees provide graduates with a fabulous all-night party, memory books and an awards reception. Make sure no 2017 graduate is left behind!

Maverick Basketball Accolades

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Good news for Riverdale Mavericks basketball today!  The girls’ team received the Sportsmanship Award for the Lewis and Clark League! The award will be given out at the League Championship games at Scappoose High School on Saturday night.  Congratulations!
Also, we had 4 players receive league honors for the season: Nikolai Perepelitza (2nd team), Zoe Zurasky (2nd team), Allison Molinari (3rd team), Mason Mogck (Honorable mention).

Dine Out and Support RHS Model UN

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Plan now to eat out on Tuesday, Feb. 28, when Aladdin’s Arabian Nights restaurant will donate a portion of that night’s profits to the RHS Model United Nations Club. Support the RHS Model U.N. while you enjoy delicious Middle Eastern (Halal/Kosher) cuisine. Arabian Nights is located at 15630 Boones Ferry Road, Suite 3C, in Lake Oswego. More information to come.

 

RHS Parent Book Group Update

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Because the weather conspired against our last meeting, we’ll try again on Friday, March 10, to discuss Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt, the fascinating true story of the women at the heart of the nascent U.S. space program. Whether you’ve read the book or not, please join us for conversation and treats on March 10! Have a book you’d like to discuss? We’ll be taking suggestions for the rest of the year at our March meeting, so bring your ideas for future book choices!

Special Thanks

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Congratulations to the Winter Sports Senior Athletes who were honored along with their parents at last Saturday’s basketball games. A special thank you to Joe and Danette Molinari, basketball parents extraordinaire, for their nine years of involvement with Riverdale Athletics as team parent, scoreboard/clock controller, gym cleaners, carpool drivers, concessions helpers, statisticians and much more! Additional thanks to all the Booster Club Members and Sponsors who have enabled us to fulfill many requests and goals for Riverdale Athletics: uniforms, athletic trainer services at both schools, gym floor resurfacing, team awards, and senior honors. Thank you, Boosters!

Next RHS Parent Book Group: Rocket Girls

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All RHS parents are welcome to join us Friday, Feb. 3, at 9 am, in the Maverick Room when we discuss the 2017 Lake Oswego Reads selection, Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt, the fascinating true story of the women at the heart of the nascent US space program. For more information about the Lake Oswego Reads program, including free tickets to a lecture by the author and other supporting events, click here. Whether you’ve read the book or not, please join us for conversation and treats on Feb. 3! Have a book you’d like to discuss? We’ll be taking suggestions for the rest of the year at our February meeting, so bring your ideas for future book choices!

Spring Girls Lacrosse at Wilson HS

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Riverdale students interested in playing Spring Girls Lacrosse may sign up here until Jan. 31 to participate with the Wilson High School Girls Lacrosse Club. Scholarships are available. Those interested in winter conditioning should email Emma Olsen or Anne Kirschbaum for details. There are also two girls lacrosse clinics with Coach Julia: Sunday, Jan. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 4, both from 1 to 4 pm, at Wilson Stadium. Clinic fees are $25 for one or $40 for both; register here. To borrow lacrosse gear, contact Amy Kirschbaum. For a Riverdale family perspective, feel free to contact Joe Corvelli at (503) 719-1404 or by email.

Winter Formal Dance Tickets On Sale TODAY!!

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The “Starry Night” Winter Formal is Friday, Feb. 10, so tell your student to get a discounted ticket for $12 TODAY only!  

  • The Field Studies Sailing Group will be selling “Starry Night” tickets during lunch today. Cash or check (written to Riverdale HS) accepted.

Head to the home basketball games this Saturday for a chance to win a FREE dance ticket:  $1 to attempt a 3-point shot during halftime of the Varsity Girls or Varsity Boys games. Make the shot—be a star and win a ticket to “Starry Night.” Games are at 4 and 5:30 pm.