2019 - 2020 PTA EVENTS/PROGRAMS

 Please note that all volunteers for school activities MUST be

fingerprinted at least 2 -4 weeks in advance. 

 

 

 

ACME Register Tapes ‐ Please save your ACME register tapes from August through December and turn them in to the front office to help Riverview Elementary PTA earn community cash for your school/children. 

Program Coordinator: OPEN 

Amazon Smile ‐ Love to shop at Amazon? Now you can earn cash back for your school by registering with Amazon Smile and selecting PTA Ohio Congress Riverview Elementary (Munroe Falls, OH) to earn cashback. 

Program Coordinator: Aimee Bell 

Art Show ‐ Each spring, the PTA holds an annual showcase for student artwork. Volunteers (approximately 20) are needed to hang art work in the days prior to the show and to help with refreshments. 

Event Date: Late Spring - TBD. 

Committee Chair: Daniella Scaia 

Book Fair ‐ The book fair is held for one week, in the Spring. During the first two days of the book fair, students will shop and create “wish lists” for their parents. The remainder of the week, students will return with cash/checks to purchase items approved by their parents from their lists. The PTA also sponsors several giveaways during this event. The book fairs require 6-8 volunteers every day, working either a morning or afternoon shift. Volunteers are also needed for set-up and tear down. 

Event Dates: 3/2/20-3/6/20 

Committee Chair: Katrina Reitz 

Box Tops For Education ‐ Please save your Box Tops for Education and turn them into the Riverview Office to help the PTA earn cash to help pay for events during the school year. 

Program Coordinator: Dana Gregrow 

Boy’s Outing (3rd & 4th Grade) ‐ This Riverview tradition usually takes place in the spring and is very popular. Boys may bring their Mothers, or special family member, for a fun activity TBD by the Committee closer to the event. 

Event Date: February - TBD 

Committee Chair: Danielle Scaia 

Bulldog Dash ‐ This is our largest fundraiser of the year & we depend on it to fund all the great enrichment programs and activities we have planned in 2018-19. This fun run event also allows students to help with our fundraising efforts by asking family and friends to support them in a through online donations and pledges. This year we have also been successful in finding local business sponsors to help pay for start-up expenses for the event. 

Event Date: 9/20/2019 

Committee Chair Antoinette East-Jenkins 

COSI Assembly ‐ This popular “science center on wheels” assembly is paid for entirely through PTA fundraising. The event requires approximately 20 volunteers to set up the stations on the night before the event, as well as to work at stations throughout the school day. Additionally, volunteers are needed for each classroom as the students will need to eat lunch at their desks to accommodate the assembly. Volunteers may work morning, lunch or afternoon shifts, but at all times a minimum of 20 volunteers are required. Lunch is provided for all volunteers. The theme this year is Energy. 

Event Date: 10/8/2019 

Committee Chair: Susie Steinhauer 

Giant Eagle Apples For Students ‐ Please register online to support Riverview Elementary PTA through Giant Eagle’s Apples For Students program. Once registered, you will earn cash back for our school every time you shop at Giant Eagle. Additionally, this program does not impact Fuel Perks or any other reward program offered by Giant Eagle. For more information, please see the insert inside your PTA folder. 

Program Coordinator: Joy Newingham 

Girl’s Dance (3rd & 4th Grade) ‐ This Riverview tradition usually takes place around Valentine’s Day, or in the spring & is very popular. Girls may bring their Fathers, or special family member, to an evening of dancing, games & fun. This event is typically held at Rose’s Run Country Club. Volunteers are needed to set up for this event, as well as to work during the event. 

Event Date: February - TBD 

Committee Chairs: Joy Newingham & Antoinette East-Jenkins 

Family Night at Fun N’ Stuff ‐ This is a fun family night out sponsored by the PTA. Discount tickets are made available to all Riverview families. 

Event Date: Late Spring - TBD 

Committee Chair: Wendy Combs 

Field Day ‐ This event is very popular with the students and celebrates the end of the school year. The children enjoy outdoor activities, including water games, and snacks provided by the PTA. Approximately 30 volunteers are needed to successfully run this event. 

Event Date: 6/1/20 

Event Organizer Carla Cugini 

4th Grade Party ‐ This party celebrates the end of an era for our 4th graders who will be moving on to Lakeview at the end of the school year. This event is sponsored by the PTA and requires 5 volunteers during the event. The children really look forward to their final Riverview party and will enjoy outdoor activities, food and other special events. Custom t-shirts are also donated by the PTA. 

Event Date: Late Spring - TBD 

Committee Chair: OPEN TO 4TH GRADE PARENTS 

Graduating Senior Scholarship Program ‐ Each year the PTA awards a former Riverview student who is graduating from High School a $500 scholarship. Volunteers will be needed to form a selection committee to review all applicants and select the winner. 

Event Dates: TBD 

Committee Chair: OPEN 

Grandparents Breakfast ‐ This event allows for students to bring their grandparents or a special person in their lives to school for breakfast on 1 of 2 consecutive Friday mornings before the start of school, split alphabetically. Veterans are also honored on the second Friday. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up and serving food beginning at 6:00 AM on the day of the event. 

Event Dates: 11/1/2019 & 11/8/2019 

Committee Chair: Liz Camp 

Halloween & Valentine’s Parties ‐ The PTA organizes and sponsors the Halloween & Valentine’s parties in each classroom. The PTA provides each classroom with a craft & snack, as well as organizes the Room Parent volunteers for the event. There are 5 volunteers required for each classroom. Please note: because of the large number of parents who wish to volunteer for parties, volunteers will be selected based upon several factors, including participation in other PTA events throughout this and previous years. 

Event Dates: 

Halloween: 10/25/2019 

Valentine’s Day: 2/14/20 

Committee Chair: Liz Camp & Head Room Parents 

Head Room Parent – Organizes parent volunteer for the entire year (Halloween Party, Valentine’s Party, Art Show, Concerts) 

 

Helping Hands ‐ This is a recognition program for any non-teacher PTA Member for their outstanding efforts to support Riverview families & students throughout the year. Nominations typically occur from December to January, with an Awards Ceremony in April/May. Local winners are eligible to move on to State and National recognition as well. 

Event Dates: TBD 

Committee Chair: OPEN 

Holiday Shop ‐ This is a very popular event with the students as they are able to shop for & bring home wrapped gifts for their families and loved ones for the holidays. A variety of inexpensive items will be available for parents, grandparents, loved ones & even your furry friends. 

Event Dates: December -12/9/19-12/13/19 

Committee Chair: Kelsey Lucardie 

Inspirational Assembly ‐ This inspirational/motivational themed assembly is put on by the PTA each year to help teach our children about character, making good choices, respecting others, being responsible and staying safe. Previous years’ assemblies have included motivational talks by Jim “Basketball” Jones. This year’s assembly TBD. 

Event Date: TBD 

Committee Chair: OPEN 

Kindergarten Graduation ‐ The PTA sponsors this kindergarten graduation, which is held at Kimpton in the Auditorium. The PTA provides volunteers to ensure the successful organization of 60+ kindergarteners, and provides refreshments for the families attending the events. Typically, parents who attended the event for their kindergartener last year are asked to consider volunteering at the event this year. 

Event Date: May – 5/18/20 

Committee Chair: Antoinette East-Jenkins 

Marco’s Pizza Night ‐ Please support your school by ordering from Marco’s Pizza on selected nights & throughout the school year. When ordering, be sure to select “Riverview Elementary” & your child’s teacher from the Fundraiser drop-down menu. 

Program Organizer: Ruthie Youssefi 

Mini-Grants for Teachers ‐ Each year teachers may apply for a PTA sponsored mini-grant up to pay for classroom equipment/supplies for the following year. The mini-grants are capped at $100 per teacher & $1,000 total for Riverview. 

Event Dates: TBD 

Committee Chair: Antoinette East-Jenkins 

Movie Night (1st & 2nd Grade) ‐ This PTA sponsored event is always a family favorite! 1st & 2nd grade students and their families are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, pillows, etc. and come watch a recent family-friendly movie while enjoying popcorn, snacks and drinks provided by the PTA. Approximately 5 volunteers are needed for this event. 

Event Date: Late Spring - TBD 

Committee Chair: OPEN 

Music Concerts ‐ While these are school sponsored events, the PTA provides volunteers to assist and supervise in each classroom while the students are waiting to line up for their musical number. 

Event Dates: 

Fall 3rd & 4th Grades 12/10/19 

Spring 1st & 2nd Grades 5/13/20 

Event organizer: Mrs. Longanecker 

Outstanding Educator Award ‐ This is an award from Ohio PTA given to an educator who shows outstanding support of the youth at Riverview. This award is for any certified person working on behalf of children and youth. This could be a principal, teacher, counselor, or other certified educator.

Event Dates: TBD 

Committee Chair: OPEN 

Parent/Teacher Conference Staff Dinners ‐ The PTA provides full dinners for all staff during Parent/Teacher Conference nights. Each night is generally given a theme (Taco Night, Italian Night, Soups, etc) and parents & families are asked to provide everything from drinks to main dishes, to sides & desserts. The PTA provides all paper products and will donate money towards the purchase of additional food as needed. 

Event Dates: TBD 

Committee Chair: OPEN 

Reflections ‐ Each year hundreds of thousands of students in preschool through grade 12 create and submit original works in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students may participate in the national awards program through their school's PTA. The 2019-2020 theme "A Look Within" will spark imagination and creativity in school and at home. Encourage your school to imagine, create and celebrate with Reflections during National Arts & Humanities Month this October. 

Event Dates: TBD. 

Committee Chair: Jen Gregg 

Staff Appreciation Week ‐ This is a nationally recognized week to show appreciation to our teachers, aides, secretaries, janitors & other staff. A theme for the week is typically selected by the PTA Committee, and a letter with suggestions for daily appreciation gifts is sent home with the students in advance of the event. The teachers and staff truly enjoy being honored during this week and are always very grateful for the generosity of our families. 

Event Dates: 5/4/20-5/8/20 

Committee Chair: Antoinette East-Jenkins 

Snuggle Up & Read ‐ This event precedes the Spring Book Fair and is a family favorite! Students and their families rotate through various classrooms to hear different characters read to them from some of their favorite books. Special guests, crafts & snacks are provided by the PTA. 

Event Date: 2/28/20 

Committee Chair: Katrina Reitz 

Walk to School Day ‐ This PTA organized event is planned in conjunction with the Munroe Falls Police Department every year. With parent permission, the children will be bussed or dropped off at Kimpton Middle School & will proceed to walk with their class to Riverview. Volunteers are needed to walk with each class. 

Event Date: 10/1/2019 

Committee Chair: Liz Camp 

PLEASE NOTE: The events and activities planned for this year were decided by voting board members at the June planning meeting. All dates are subject to change as district, school and classroom schedules are modified throughout the year. Details about any event, activity, position or project/task can be shared with you by a current PTA board member. Please ask! 

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