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Welcome to the Riverside PTO!

 
 
 
 
The Riverside School Parent-Teacher Organization (the PTO) is a group of caring volunteers dedicated to enhancing the educational experience of Riverside students through a variety of programs and services.  If you are the parent or guardian of a child in Riverside School, you are already a member! 
 
As one new parent said it best, "There isn't a better way to learn about what is going on at the Riverside School than to be part of the PTO and attend the meetings."We have seasoned veterans and newcomers alike on our PTO! We would love to hear ideas from families new to the Riverside Community. 

Please join us on Wednesday, December 7th at 8:30 am for our next general PTO Meeting in the All Purpose Room when we will be preparing Teacher and Staff Appreciation Treats.  The PTO meetings are a chance to meet other parents and learn about what's going on at Riverside and in the wider school district.  Working together, our PTO makes a difference by:
  1. enriching our children's educational experience;
  2. supporting our dedicated staff and administration;
  3. strengthening our Riverside community; and
  4. teaching our children the value of community service!
 
How can you help?  Check out **Volunteer Opportunities or talk to a PTO representative !
 
Fundraising made easy !

SHOP at AMAZON: Our school will receive up to 15% in referrals for all purchases made at Amazon.com by using this link. Shopping must originate through this link in order for our school to receive credit. Start Shopping! 

MCCAFFREY'S RECEIPTS: Deposit your McCaffrey's receipts in the box outside of the nurse's office - the PTO gets 1% and earns about $1,000 each year.

 
 



2016-2017 Riverside School and PTO Calendar



November

1 – PK-8 Conferences – 1 pm dismissal
7 – Garden Club 3-4 pm
8 – PK-8 Conferences – 1 pm dismissal
9 – PTO Meeting 8:30 am - Crisis Ministry
10-11 – NJEA Convention - School Closed
14 – Garden Club 3-4 pm
14-18 – Warm Clothing Drive Collection at Riverside
15-16 – PK-8 Conferences – 1 pm dismissal
17 - Garden State on Your Plate - lunch time (PPS District program)
18 – Pasta Night/Party Boards - 5:30-7:30 All-purpose Room
19 - Garden Fall Work Day - 9 am - 4 pm in the garden
21 - Kindergarten Feast, 1:00 pm Cafeteria
23 – PK-12 Conferences – 1 pm dismissal
24-27 – Thanksgiving Break - School Closed

December

5 – Early Dismissal 1 pm - PK-8 Staff Development
7 – PTO Meeting 8:30 am for Staff Appreciation (Holiday Cookie/Treats)
23 – PK-12 - 1:00 pm dismissal
26-30 Winter Recess - School Closed


January

2 – Winter Recess - School Closed

11 – PTO Meeting 8:30 am

9 – PK-8 - Staff Development – 1pm dismissal

16 – Martin Luther King's Birthday - School Closed





February

6-10 – Valentine’s Day Drive

8 - PTO Meeting 8:30 am or Evening, All-purpose Room

11 – Pancake Breakfast

17 – Schools Closed, Staff Development

20 – Schools Closed, President’s Day

24 – Soups & Stews - Teacher Appreciation

27 – 1 pm dismissal – PK-8 – Staff Development

TBD PARCC Testing Presentation 8:30 - Cafeteria

March

8 – PTO Meeting 8:30 am All-purpose Room

10 – International Night

15 – 1:00 pm dismissal, PK-5 Conferences

16 – 1:00 pm dismissal, PK-5 Conferences

17 – 1:00 pm dismissal, Staff Development

22 – 1:00 pm dismissal, PK-5 Conferences

23 – 1:00 pm dismissal, PK-5 Conferences

April

10-17 – Spring Recess - School Closed

18 – Garden Prep 11 am - 2 pm (rain date April 19)

19 – PTO Meeting 8:30 am All-purpose Room

24 – Garden Club 3-4 pm

25 – Author’s Night

27 – 4th &5th Grade Choral Concert 1:30 pm (parents)

28 – Band String Concert, 2 pm All Purpose Room

TBD – Garden Committee Meeting 2 pm

TBD – Garden State on Your Plate – lunchtime (PPS District program)

May

1 – Garden Club 3-4 pm

5 – Digging-In: Garden Fundraiser, 5:00-8:30pm

8 – Garden Club 3-4 pm

10 – PTO Meeting 8:30 am, All Purpose Room

12 - Healthy Children Healthy Planet Garden Fundraiser - Riverside

15 – Garden Club 3-4 pm

16 – Science Day

22 – Garden Club 3-4 pm

24 – Art Show (Confirm with A. Kennedy)

26 – Grandpals Luncheon – Kindergarten

29 – Garden Club 3-4 pm

29 – Memorial Day - School Closed

TBD – Garden State on Your Plate - lunch time (PPS District program)


TBD – Kindergarten Screening

TBD – Franklin Institute Assembly

TBD – 4th & 5th Grade Choral Concernt

June

1 – Book Swap

2 - End of Year Picnic 5:30-7:30

5 - Garden Club 3-4 pm

6 – Student Investigative Reports, Library (tentative)

7 - PTO Meeting 8:30 am All-purpose Room

12 - Garden Club 3-4 pm

14 - 5th Grade Moving On Ceremony - 9 am (tentative)

14 - PTOC Gathering 7-10 PM 31 Evergreen Circle

15 – 5th Grade Egg Drop, 1:30pm, Front of School (tentative)

16 - Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon

19 - Early Dismissal 1 pm Last Day of School!

20 – 1pm dismissal, Staff Development Day

20-26 – Designated Snow Days

TBD – 3rd Grade Colonial Fair

TBD – 5th Grade Gettysburg Trip

TBD – Kindergarten Orientation

TBD – Kindergarten Slide Into Summer


September
6 - New Family Orientation 3-4 pm
6 - Kindergarten Play date 4 pm

7 - Welcome Back Coffee 8:30 am
7 - First Day of School
9 - Teacher Appreciation Luncheon 11:30 am
14 - PTO Meeting 8:30 am All Purpose Room - Welcome Principal Valerie Ulrich
      and Afterschool Program Orientation
20 - Riverside School Fall Picnic (rain date 9/27)
26 - Garden Club 3-4 pm

28 - Back to School Night - 6:20-9 pm
28 - 5th Grade BTSN Bake Sale
30 - School Closed - Staff Development

October
3 - School closed - Rosh Hashanah
5 - Walk to School Day
10 - Garden Club 3-4 pm
12 - School closed - Yom Kippur
17 - Garden Club 3-5 pm
17-21 Scholastic Book Fair
19 - PTO Meeting 7:00 pm All Purpose Room
19 - Photo Day
24 - Garden Club 3-4 pm
28 - Pink Out - wear pink to school!

30 - School Closed - Staff Development
31 - Halloween Parade 1:45 pm Soccer field