The Goings On


Place Your Fall Fun Lunch Orders!

Fun Lunch will be catered by California Pizza Kitchen (CPK). The cost for each Fun Lunch is $5.75 and includes a choice of an individual cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese; or a salad with grilled chicken, ranch dressing and goldfish crackers. All lunches include a bottle of water, carrots, applesauce, and dessert (Oreo cookies or Rice Krispie treat). CPK lunches are peanut free.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds if your child is absent on a Fun Lunch day.

If participating in Fun Lunch presents a financial hardship for your family please contact Stephanie Haupt in the Richards main office (414) 963-3951. Fun Lunch scholarships are available and the PTO makes an effort to include every child who wants to participate in the Fun Lunch program.

Please contact Fun Lunch chairs Ann Marie or Kristi with any questions.



  • October 18, 2019

  • November 8, 2019

  • November 22, 2019

  • December 6, 2019

  • December 20, 2019

  • January 10, 2020

How to Place your Fun Lunch Order:

1. Login to your Membership Toolkit/BuzzBook account and click on Store in the main navigation, or on the Richards PTO Store icon. All Fun Lunch orders must be placed online via Membership Toolkit. Need to create an account? Visit Creating an account is free, easy, and only takes a minute. For more information click here.

IMPORTANT: If your child is opting out of Fun Lunch altogether, we still need you to submit an order form! Please select "Not Participating on This Day," for each of the Fall Fun Lunch dates. You will need to go through the checkout process, and will not be charged for any of the lunches.

2. Please select a menu item for each Fun Lunch date. If your child is not participating in Fun Lunch on that date please select "Not Participating on This Day." You will not be charged for Fun Lunches your child is not participating in.

3. After you have made your menu selections click "Add to Cart." The system will not let you proceed unless you have made a menu selection for each Fun Lunch date.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 for each of your children in grades K5-5th. To pay for your order(s) click on the shopping cart icon. Please make sure to check out even if your child is not participating in Fun Lunch.

Please note that CPK is continuing to generously offer a free meal to Richards students when they dine-in with their family. Students who participate in the Fun Lunch program will receive a free kids meal when their family is dining. Please note: Only students dining with THEIR families will be discounted and an adult entrée must be purchased for every kids meal. This offer is not valid with any other offers or discounts (including the CPK Rewards Program), and is not valid to groups or sports teams.

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Picture Day is next Thursday, September 19th. This photo session is for students who did not have their picture taken at August Registration. Order forms will be sent home in today's Thursday folder and should be returned to your teacher by September 19th. Orders can also be placed online through the VIP website.

Mark your calendars: Picture Retake Day will be on November 6th. More information to follow. Contact with any questions.

Parents Night Out

The Richards PTO invites you to a Parents Night Out on Wednesday, September 25th from 7:00pm-9:00pm! Enjoy a fun night out at The Bay Restaurant. The PTO will provide light appetizers and The Bay will be offering Happy Hour specials! We hope to see you there!


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. 


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!

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.