We're doing it for the kids!
What do we do? Well, here's the short list...
The PTO at Riley is very active. With our annual budget, we put on four to five educational assemblies throughout the year, help pay for busing for all the field trips taken, give the teachers and support staff money for their classrooms, purchase playground equipment and other equipment and supplies used in the school, and we organize community building events like Mother-Son Bowling, the Daddy-Daughter Dance, and this past year a Spring Picnic.
Every Riley Parent, Guardian, Teacher and Staff Person is an automatic member of the PTO. We welcome you to join us at our meetings which are held during the school year at 6:30 PM in the Library. Free childcare is provided. The dates for 2018-2019 school year are:
- September 11th 1st PTO Meeting of the year
- October 23 Budget Meeting
- November 13
- January 15
- March 12
- April 30
- Subcommittees will meet as needed throughout the year.
Each year the Riley PTO hosts an annual fundraiser called the Riley Run-Raiser. This event is a donation based fundraiser where students bring in donations from family, friends, and businesses. Prizes are awarded to the top 3 students who bring in the most donations as well as anyone who brings in $50. Any donations regardless of the amount are rewarded with a fun obstacle course run at the end of the donation period. The kick off for this often begins shortly after school starts and ends around the first or second week in October. If this event is successful and meets the fundraising goal it will be the only fundraiser the PTO holds for the year. One of the benefits of this type of event is that 100% of the profits go directly toward the PTO budget compared to approximately 30% from other fundraising methods, such as cookie, candy, or magazine sales.
Check out our Facebook page for more information.
Other Ways to Help
Kroger – Sign up and use your rewards number when you shop at Kroger and they will donate a percentage of your purchase. Sign up at https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards (account #57243).
Shoparoo – Download the mobile app Shoparoo and scan receipts from most stores to earn points or sweepstake entries. For every 500 points the school earns $1.00. Download at http://www.shoparoo.com/.
Amazon Smile – Shop Amazon via the smile website and they will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases. Sign up at https://smile.amazon.com/.
We also collect General Mills "Box Tops for Education" which can be placed in the box outside the office.
Please feel free to contact any of our PTO Officers with questions. Better yet, join us at a meeting! We want you to be a part of our community!