PTA EVENTS & PROGRAMS

Please help us continue these PAW-some fundraisers and activities at Riverview...

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Events/Programs listed alphabetically:

 

ACME Community Cash Back ‐ Please save ACME receipts (yours and anyone else!) from August through December and turn them in to the front office to help Riverview Elementary PTA earn community cash for your school/children. More information is available on our Fundraisers page (click here).

Program Coordinator: Kelly Kanoza

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. More information is available on our Fundraisers page (click here).

Program Coordinator: Kelly Kanoza

Art Show ‐ Each spring, the PTA helps the school to hold 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. 

Date: TBD - Late Spring 

Event Organizer: Mrs. Schmitt

Book Fair ‐ The book fair is held for one week, in the Spring. The first two days of the book fair, students shop and create a wish list of items. The remainder of the week, students will return with cash/checks or pre-loaded funds 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.

Dates: TBD - March

Committee Chair: April Miller

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. More information is available on our Fundraisers page (click here).

Program Coordinator: Toni DiNardo 

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. 

Date: TBD - February

Committee Chair: AVAILABLE

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 throughout the year. This FUN RUN event allows students to help with our fundraising efforts by asking family and friends to support them through online donations. In prior years, we have also been successful in finding local business sponsors to help cover expenses for the event and prizes.

Date: September 17th 2021

Committee Chair: Emily Gentithes

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 and supervise in the classrooms during lunch time. Volunteers may work morning, lunch or afternoon shifts, a minimum of 20 volunteers are required at all times. Lunch is provided for all volunteers.

Date: Unfortunately this favorite event will not be held this school year due to the current assembly restrictions and planning needs

Committee Chair: Susie Steinhauer 

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

Date: TBD - Late Spring

Committee Chair: AVAILABLE

Field Day ‐ This event is a student favorite and celebrates the end of the school year. The children enjoy outdoor activities, including water games and obstacle courses, and snacks provided by the PTA. Approx. 30 volunteers are needed to successfully run the event. 

Date: TBD - End of School

Event Organizer: Ms Cugini 

4th Grade Party ‐ This end of the year party celebrates the end of an era for our 4th graders who will be moving on to Lakeview Middle School. 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 enjoy outdoor activities, food and other special events. Custom t-shirts are also donated by the PTA. 

Date: TBD - Late Spring

Committee Chair: AVAILABLE (4th grade parents) 

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. 

Date: TBD - February

Committee Co-Chair: Joy Newingham

Committee Co-Chair: Susie Steinhauer

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.  

Committee Chair: Diana Selzer

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. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, serving food and checking in guests on the day of the event. 

Dates: TBD

Committee Chair: AVAILABLE

Halloween & Valentine’s Parties ‐ The school will be appointing Classroom Ambassadors from interested parent volunteers to coordinate the other volunteers and run the school parties.  This is a change for the 2021-22 school year.

Halloween Party Date: TBD - October

Valentine’s Party Date: TBD - February

 

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.  

Committee Chair: Susie Steinhauer

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 all ages & even your furry friends. 

Dates: TBD - December

Committee Co-Chair: Abbey Eng

Committee Co-Chair: Heather Tucker

Inspirational PAWS Assembly ‐ This 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 assemblies have included motivational talks by Jim “Basketball” Jones.

Date: TBD 

Committee Chair: AVAILABLE 

Kindergarten Graduation ‐ The PTA sponsors a kindergarten graduation each year, which is held at Kimpton Middle School in the auditorium. Volunteers ensure the successful organization of 60+ kindergarteners, and provide refreshments for the families. Typically, parents who attended the event for their kindergartener the prior year are asked to consider volunteering for this event.

Date: TBD - MAY

Committee Chair: AVAILABLE

Marco’s Pizza Night ‐ Please support your school by ordering from Marco’s Pizza on selected nights & throughout the school year. See more information and how to order on our Fundraisers page (click here).

Program Organizer: Emily Gentithes

Membership Drive ‐ The PTA is only as strong as it's membership and volunteers!  Membership drive efforts are required at the start of the school year to encourage new membership to our PTA as well as throughout the year.  

Committee Chair: AVAILABLE

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

Committee Chair: Caitlin McNulty

Movie Night (1st & 2nd Grade) - 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. 

Date: Late Spring - TBD 

Committee Chair: AVAILABLE

Music Concerts ‐ While these are school sponsored events for 3rd and 4th grade students, the PTA provides volunteers to assist and supervise in each classroom while the students are waiting to line up for their musical number. 

Dates: TBD - Fall & Spring

Event Organizer: Miss 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.

Committee Chair: Susie Steinhauer

Parent/Teacher Conference Staff Dinners ‐ The PTA coordinates full dinners for all staff during the Parent/Teacher Conference nights. Each night is generally given a theme (Taco Night, Italian Night, Soups, etc) and families are asked to provide everything from drinks to main dishes, to sides & desserts. 

Dates: TBD 

Committee Chair: Lauren O'Brien 

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.

Committee Chair: Holly Large

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

Date: TBD - February/Coincides with Book Fair

Committee Chair: AVAILABLE 

Spirit Wear Sales ‐ The PTA coordinates fundraising spirit wear sales to help dress the littlest bulldogs, their friends and family. More information is available on our Fundraisers page (click here).

Committee Chair: Emily Gentithes

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 students and families. 

Dates: TBD - May

Committee Chair: AVAILABLE 

Summer Reading Program ‐ We can't forget about the importance of reading over the summer months! The PTA along with the school will host a summer reading program to keep students motivated to read with special incentives and prizes.

Committee Chair: April Miller

Walk to School Day ‐ This PTA event is planned with the Munroe Falls Police Department and is usually early in the school year. With parent permission, on the day of the event the children will be bused or dropped off at Kimpton Middle School & will proceed to walk with their class to Riverview. Volunteers are needed to walk with each class. 

Date: This event will not be held this school year

Committee Chair: N/A

Yearbook ‐ The PTA creates and provides the ability for families to order yearbooks for the students as a great way to capture the memories of the school year.

Committee Chair: Joy Newingham

Details about any event, activity or position can be shared with you by any PTA board member. Questions? Please ask!