Welcome to the RHS Parent Pack!

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.

Basketball Game Volunteering

Posted by & filed under >HS News.

Indoors!  Warm & Dry!  Cheer on the Mavs while you help with concessions sales, gate admission or other basketball duties.  You don’t have to be a basketball parent or know anything about basketball to help out at our exciting home basketball games.  With a banner year that includes 5 teams, we need many hands on deck. Check out the schedule and duties here and pitch in when you can.  Thank you!

P.S. – Admission is required for all home games:  $5 adults, $3 seniors/visiting students.  Riverdale students are FREE.  However, save your cash for popcorn and pizza at the Booster Club concessions stand and get in the games for FREE with a Booster Club Membership.  It’s a no-brainer!  Click here for info and to join the illustrious group of generous Booster Club Sponsors and Members.

Riverdale Holiday Basketball Challenge

Posted by & filed under >GS News, >HS News.

Looking for something to do over the holidays?  Join us for the Riverdale Holiday Basketball Challenge, Dec. 27–28 — two great days of basketball that support our athletic program.  There will be four games per day starting at noon at Riverdale High School, two for girls and two for boys, with these participants: Riverdale, Portland Adventist Academy, St. Stephen’s and Southwest Christian. View schedule.

Admission: Adults $5, Seniors/Visiting Students $3.
FREE admission for all Riverdale students, Booster Club members and children ages 5 and under.  Concessions available from the Riverdale Booster Club.

Blazer’s ticket raffle: As a special bonus, the Riverdale Booster Club will be raffling off four tickets to the Dec. 30 Blazer’s game vs. the 76ers for $1/ticket.  Anyone can enter.

Minted Holiday Card Fundraiser

Posted by & filed under >GS News, >HS News.

Use code FUNDRAISERIVERDALE starting November 1

Check a task off your To-Do list and help raise funds for Riverdale at the same time.  Order your holiday cards from Minted during the month of November and you will save 15% off your holiday card purchase and Minted will donate 15% to the PTC.  You’ll definitely want to check out Minted’s fantastic 2018 Holiday Card Guide here.

Neighborhood Ski Bus – Sign up Now

Posted by & filed under >GS News, >HS News.

Sorry the Ski Bus is full for January, 2019.


The dates for Ski Bus are the following Saturdays: January 5, 12, 19, and 26.  Registration is now open.
Ski bus if for Snoblasters (1st-5th grade), Trailblazers (6th-8th grade) and High School/Adults.  Please note, the ski bus is not a Riverdale PTC sponsored event.


  1. Go to www.skihood.com/GO
  2. Enter GO Code 1019094
  3. Select products
  4. Check out
  5. Go to www.skihood.com/about-us/downloads and print (i) Providence MountainEmergency Services Consent to Treat Form, and (ii) Rental Consent Form if needed
  6. Mail completed forms to Janine Hume, 1330 Oak Terrace, Lake Oswego, OR 97034


  • Bus loads at 6:20 a.m. at Riverdale Grade School
  • Bus leaves for the mountain at 6:45 a.m.
  • Bus returns to Grade School at approx. 5:30 p.m.

Questions: Call Janine at (503) 819-6409

RHS PTC Parent Coffee Speaker Series

Posted by & filed under >GS News, >HS News.

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

December 2018 – My Own Words

Posted by & filed under >GS News, >HS News, Riverdale Parent Book Club.

Please join the Riverdale Parent Book Club Friday, December 7, 2018 at 9am at the High School upstairs in the Maverick Room for a lively conversation and yummy snacks.  All RGS and RHS parents are welcome!  Our next book selection is My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg which is a collection of her writings and speeches about topics such as: law, being Jewish, gender equality, the work ways of the Supreme Court and the US Constitution.

Here is a link to the book:


This podcast Interview with RBG is really interesting:



Please direct any questions to Danielle Anfuso.

Thanks from the PTC

Posted by & filed under >HS News.

The first few weeks of school have been jam packed with wonderful events; and we would love to thank all the special volunteers who have helped make these programs and activities run!

  • PTC Secretary Marsha Lipets-Maser and the PTC organized the New Family Potluck.
  • Heidi Scrimsher and Katharine Murphy hosted the Ladies’ Stag Hike to Cook’s Butte and lovely lunch at Luscher Farm.
  • Kristen Kohnstamm opened up her home to a record-breaking number of community ladies for the Ladies’ Stag Cocktail Party.
  • Team Parents Mona Wray (Girls Soccer), Florence Nurse (Boys Soccer) and Shelby Quintos (Volleyball) are helping with communications and volunteers for their respective sports.
  • PTC VP Jennifer Novack, the Hospitality Committee and the Grade Connectors have been organizing and hosting the Grade Level Info Night socials, PTC Parent Coffees and Back-to-School Night.
  • Danielle Anfuso got our Book Club going again!
  • Many parents are helping out in the library during lunch; click here to join their ranks!
  • Wendy Domreis, Suzanne Zurasky, Susann Torvalds, Tanya Steele, Jennifer Novack and Michelle De Geest made sure our students enjoyed their CAKE after the pep assembly last Friday. THANK YOU!

Attention, Senior Parents

Posted by & filed under >HS News, 12th-Grade Activities, Uncategorized.


Twelfth-grade parents work together to provide social and graduation-related activities and programs for the current graduating class. The PTC provides financial assistance to any student needing it for senior activities.

  • To pay the Senior Activities Fee, click here.
  • Click here to sign up to help with one or more of the senior activities. Also make note of the important dates listed, like Graduation on June 4!

For more information or if you’d like to help, please contact your Co-Chairs: Shelby Quintos and Jennifer Novack. Treasurer is Anita Scarlett.

Riverdale Golf Tournament Recap and Kudos

Posted by & filed under >GS News, >HS News.

The First Annual Riverdale Golf Tournament was a huge success!  Here’s a “hole by hole” recap of the event this past Monday at Eastmoreland Golf Course.  Thanks to ALL who were involved!
  • 24 sponsors/donors underwriting the tournament, proceeds of which go to support Riverdale Athletics. Approximately $20,000 was raised, far exceeding our goals and expectations!
  • Nearly 100 participants:  golfers, lunchers and volunteers representing Riverdale parents, students, coaches, colleagues, friends & family members
  • 21 fantastic auction items generating $7000
  • The always generous and community-minded Freeman Motor Co. providing a hole-in-one car (alas, no winners!) and a Lotus on display
  • The 2nd Place “Best Attire” foursome was clinched by Riverdale teachers/parents!
Interested in helping out or participating next year?  Contact riverdalegolftournament@gmail.com.

American Family Insurance
Elizabeth Kramer-Sky High
Tom Larkin-Stewart, Sokol, Larkin LLC
Keith Bailey-Taylor Metal Co.
Patrick McCauley-Bridgewell Resources
Mark Scarlett-Northwest Investment Counselors
Soren Nielsen & Henrik Andersen-Kontra, LLC
Ryan Rollins-PDX Sliders
Paul Henderson-Johnson Controls
Freeman Motor Co.-Eric & Jenny Freeman
Chris & Susan McGowan
Bernice Cannastraci & Gilian Gandy
Tanya Steele     Yingqing Nielsen     Angela Zehava
Portland Trail Blazers
Reagan Nauheim- Lake Theater Café
Patty Hopkins- Premiere Property Group, LLC
Twisted Locks Salon        Sport Clips Haircuts
Dick Fluter-Pacific Sports Turf
Alison Joy-Roots of Joy Flowers
Shelly Pascoe-Healthy Habits Catering
Adelsheim Vineyards
Sam Gruner & Leslie Goss       Erin Moone
David & Adrienne Hill    Andrew & Erin Allen
Carl Pelz & Rosalie Sears Pelz
Michael & Mona Wray      Michelle & Olaf Janke
Fratelli Ponzi     The Dundee Bistro
Nick Ignelzi-LOBlue Printing
Claremont Golf Course    Lost Tracks Golf Course
Eastmoreland Golf Course