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 sponsor 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 many community building events.
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.
September 10, October 15-Budget Meeting, November 12, January 4, February 11, March 10, April 14-Nominations, May 12-Wrap Up
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 all students who participate. All students are rewarded with a fun obstacle course run at the end of the donation period. The kick off for this begins when school starts. The main benefit 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.
We are now accepting online donations through PayPal! Just follow the link below and be sure to leave students name(s) in the note section so they get credit for the donations.
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. There is a NEW Box Top App. For more information visit www.boxtopsforeducation.com
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! For all current information, visit our Facebook group Riley Elementary PTO