PTA Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

What is the PTA?

The PTA is a grassroots organization made up of parents, teachers and others around the state who have a special interest in children, families and schools. PTA membership is as diverse as Texas is in cultures, education levels and parenting skills. By joining PTA, a member automatically becomes part of the largest child-advocacy organization in the state -- over 630,000 strong across Texas.
 

The PTA's Mission

 
The mission of the PTA is three-fold:
  • To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;
  • To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; and
  • To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE RPE PTA?

 

The RPE PTA provides financial and volunteer resources, including educational programs, teacher development, supplies and memorable events, which significantly enhance the experience of our students, staff and families. All RPE parents are encouraged to contribute to the PTA, both financially and by volunteering. Through these efforts the PTA achieves it's purpose, which is:

  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community and place of worship;
  • To raise the standards of home life;
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth;
  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth;
  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.

 

WHAT DOES RPE PTA DO?

 

We volunteer in our school, plan and implement school events, and collect and responsibly utilize funds raised. Funds are used for school events, classroom and school materials, teacher training, field trip transportation, and campus improvements. More details are on the Fundraising tab on this website.

 

HOW IS LEEF EDUCATION FOUNDATION (LEEF) DIFFERENT THAN the rpe pta?

Leander Education Foundation (LEEF) raises money to fund staff positions across the Leander school district where state funding falls short. PTA donations stay within River Place Elementary to support our school.

 

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER TO LEAD OR BE ON A COMMITTEE?

 

Please see the Volunteer Opportunities tab on this website, or contact one of the RPE PTA  Board members.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Color coded calendar: Red=LISD District, Aqua = PTA Meeting, Green = Titan Garden Event, Royal Blue = RPE Event 

 

Titan Sponsors 

Platinum $3,500

Gold $2,500

Silver $1,500

The Fohn Family

The Godwin Family

The Haddock Family

The Hanna Family

The Kennedy Family

Bronze $500

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? 

-The RPE PTA Classroom Enrichment Support Program

 - The RPE Scholarship for Vandegrift Seniors

 - New Playground Equipment

-Classroom Enrichment Materials

 -Grade Level Learning Materials

 -Art Supplies

- Library Books

 -The Titan Garden

 -Field Trips

 -Teacher Appreciation

-Staff Appreciation

 -Music and Theater Teaching Materials

  -Technology

 -Guided Reading And Learning Center Materials

  -Recess Equipment

  -5th Grade Graduation

 -Field Day

 -Library Research And Teaching Materials

 -PE Enrichment Materials

 -Talent Show

 -STARR Snacks

-Counselor Enrichment Materials

-Healthy Lifestyles Program

-Nurse Program Enrichment Materials

-Campus Beautification

-Spelling Bee

-Red Ribbon Week

-CPR, Health & Safety Training

-The Care Closet

-The Giving Tree

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Amazon Smile

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!

Box Tops

 
 
Scan your receipt on the Box Tops app for a chance to win $20,000 for your school. 5 schools will win!
*Sweepstakes begins 7/15/20 and ends 11/25/20.
 
 
For a list of participating products, click here.