The Goings On





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.

We Need Help Running these Awesome Programs!

The most common thing we hear from parents is “I want to help, but I don’t want to be in charge of anything!” Fear not. All PTO Committees are designed so volunteers share the workload. We are all busy, we get it. You can volunteer your time, and you should volunteer your time. Show your kids how much you value their education by supporting their school.

We are here to help you if you get stuck, and are always available to answer questions and provide support. PLEASE consider helping out! If we don’t have parent volunteers we can’t run any of the programs listed below.

If you’re thinking about signing up to help, but are afraid of the workload please contact us anyway. We can help give you a better idea of the time commitment and whether or not it’s something you will be able to work with.

Click on the images to read more about each volunteer opportunity and how you can help.

Thank you for your commitment to our school community!
Susan Stadtmueller and Sarah Nowak
Richards PTO Co-Presidents


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!


If you missed registration, or were at registration but didn't stop by the PTO table, don't worry! Joining the PTO is easy. Click here to get started. 

Amazon Smile 

Get your shopping done and support your favorite elementary school, all at once. When you make a purchase on Amazon, make sure you're shopping for Richards. For complete instructions, and more information on the Smile program, click here

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.