We all know this is a difficult start to the school year.
But, imagine if you just moved here!!
Consider signing up as an ambassador to our new Buddy Program to help new families adjust to life as Titans!
1. Reaching out to your New Family within a week after receiving their information.
2. Making some sort of face-to-face contact either (in-person, mutually agreed upon social-distancing) or via Zoom or FaceTime. Get the kids involved so their kids can meet a face they may see at school.
3. Sending them a welcome basket. Please don't make it extravagant. (We don't want one family getting a 4- course meal delivered with Card My Yard and champagne and another family getting a $5 Starbucks card.) Donuts from Howdy Donuts or Hayley's Cookies or something like that would be appropriate. Cards from your kids included would be nice.
4. If you have kids of the similar ages start a book or puzzle exchange.
5. Send them a holiday card.
6. Encourage PTA membership and participation. ("Hey, I volunteered to do ____, want to join me?" or "Hey, did you see there is a PTA Zoom meeting tomorrow?")
7. Most importantly, just be available when they have questions and be a positive promoter of our school and district.
If you are a NEW family who would like to be paired with a veteran family, please sign up here:
Color coded calendar: Red=LISD District, Aqua = PTA Meeting, Green = Titan Garden Event, Royal Blue = RPE Event
The Fohn Family
The Godwin Family
The Haddock Family
The Hanna Family
The Kennedy Family
The Clark Family
The Conway Family
The Crockett Family
The Hobson Family
The Rizkallah Family
The Whitson Family
Titan Blue $250
The Jacob Family
The Koren Family
The Walker Family
The Wright Family
Make a donation to the annual Write the Check Fundraiser
**Be sure to check and see if your employer has a matching program to maximize your donation (Apple, Home Depot, Microsoft, Google, and State Farm, are just a few who have been known to do this)
Click Here to Donate
What Does the PTA Do With My Donation?
- New Playground Equipment
-Classroom Enrichment Materials
-Grade Level Learning Materials
- Library Books
-The Titan Garden
-Music and Theater Teaching Materials
-Guided Reading And Learning Center Materials
-5th Grade Graduation
-Library Research And Teaching Materials
-PE Enrichment Materials
-Counselor Enrichment Materials
-Healthy Lifestyles Program
-Nurse Program Enrichment Materials
-Red Ribbon Week
-CPR, Health & Safety Training
-The Care Closet
-The Giving Tree
Go to smile.amazon.com and choose River Place Elementary School as your charitable organization and a portion of your purchase price will be donated to the RPE PTA at no cost to you!