The Goings On




As we approach the final days of the 2018-2019 school year, we would like to thank everyone involved with the Richards PTO who have helped to make this such a fantastic school year! We would like to thank our PTO Board of Directors: Erin Jelenchick, Katie Barry, Frances Almeida, Leah Schneider, Mary Kathryn Malaney and Allison Roth. These individuals have volunteered their time to attend monthly PTO meetings, have helped make important decisions to guide the direction of the PTO and have also volunteered their time chairing committees or helping on committees. We appreciate and are grateful for their time, talent and dedication to the PTO and Richards.

Thank you to all of the PTO Committee Chairs who have done a fabulous job running PTO programming or chairing events throughout the year. We appreciate and are grateful for your organization, time and dedication to making your program or event a success and a fun and positive experience for our kids at Richards. Thank you to all the Room Parents for your commitment to your teachers and classrooms.

Thank you to Dr. Kasmarick for her time and for being a great PTO supporter and partner. Thank you to all the Richards teachers and staff – especially Stephanie Haupt and Margaret West for all they do for the PTO, Brett Malcom, Tim Masarik, and Webster Boyd for their assistance throughout the year and all the teacher representatives who have participated throughout the year – Sandy Jacque and Michelle Mooney.

And lastly, thank you to all the Richards families who have joined the PTO, volunteered their time, written a direct donation check, provided cookies, given other donations, “liked” us on Facebook and supported our PTO mission. The Richards PTO is successful because of you and we are grateful for such wonderful families at Richards.

Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to next school year! If you would like to get involved with the PTO next year, please email either of us and we can provide more information about available opportunities. Thank you for a great year!

Susan Stadtmueller and Sarah Nowak, Richards PTO Co-Presidents


Live the Dream! Become a Room Parent!

Being a Room Parent is very rewarding, it’s one of the best ways to be involved at school. You get to know your child’s teacher and your their classmate’s families a little better. Time-wise it’s not a huge commitment, you will need to collect donations from parents to purchase teacher gifts, send an occasional email to class parents, and purchase several teacher gifts. Other than that the workload varies from grade to grade and teacher to teacher. The good news is you will have a co-Room Parent to help divvy up the work. Interested in being a Room Parent for the 2019-2020 school year? Fill out the form! You will be contacted prior to the 2019-2020 school year to confirm your involvement. Please note that we try to provide opportunities as fairly as possible. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Room Parent Coordinator, Mary Kathryn Malaney.


Box Tops for Education

And the winner is...K4! They led from the beginning to the end of the Box Top collection contest, and have earned an end of the year popsicle party! They turned in 1,098 box tops, followed by 2nd grade with 684 and 3rd grade with 642. Great job to you, and to everyone who turned in for the special collection! Thank you for a great year supporting Box Tops for Education, earning over $1,000 for Richards School. Happy clipping to you over the summer!


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Amazon Smile 

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Last, But Not Least...

This website is a constant work in progress, and is informed primarily by information provided PTO committees, Richards Administration, and Staff. If you think we missed something, found a typo, or an error, first-sorry about that, and second, let the PTO Communications Team know. We welcome (and seriously appreciate) any and all feedback. Speaking of errors or omissions in content, they are entirely the responsibility of the PTO. We're human, we're volunteers, we do our best.