How to Join the Richards PTO

Joining the PTO is a 2-step process. First, you will need to confirm and update your BuzzBook information. The BuzzBook is Richards' student directory, and is offered as a service by the PTO for Richards families. My School Anywhere is the name of the company the PTO uses to help organize and maintain the BuzzBook. Please note that you are in control of all of your BuzzBook information and can opt out of sharing any or all of it at any time. Even if you want to keep all of your family's information private, we recommend having an account and allowing your child's name to be shared for class list purposes. This will ensure your child is included in the head count for class parties, valentines, birthday party invitations, etc. Having an account will also allow you to look up other family's contact information. The second step in joining the PTO is paying your family's $20 membership fee. This fee helps support PTO programming throughout the year, and also helps to pay for the BuzzBook. By joining the PTO you are not volunteering to do anything, and you are not automatically signed up for any activities or fundraisers. If you have questions, please contact PTO Membership Chair Leah.

RETURNING RICHARDS FAMILIES:

Head over to myschoolanywhere.com, and login to your account. This is the account you created to access the online BuzzBook last Spring. If you've forgotten your password you will be able to reset it.

The following directions are here in case you need them, or get stuck, but the process is very intuitive and you probably won't need them. 

  1. Click on Your Account, then Family, and then Students
  2. Under Students update your child/children's teacher assignments. If you have a new student at the school, enter their name and teacher info now. 
  3. Click on Household 1 and make any necessary changes, if you are a two household family verify the contact info for household 2.
  4. Under display options you may select how much of your family's information is shared. You are in control of your family's Buzzbook information and can change it at any time by logging in to your account, you can opt out at any time. 
  5. Click on confirm 
  6. Click on save
  7. Above the save button, click on "Our Store" in the blue banner at the the top of the page.
  8.  Select 2018-2019 PTO Membership $20 and click green Add to Cart button
  9. If you would like to donate, you can click on any of the provided gift amounts, or an amount of your choosing by selecting "design your own gift"
  10. This year the PTO is not printing hard copies of the BuzzBook for all PTO members. If you would like to have one, they are available for $5, select Print Buzz Book and add to cart. ALL PRINT BUZZBOOKS MUST BE ORDERED BY SEPTEMBER 31st. They will be sent home by or before Thanksgiving. 
  11. Click on red "Your Cart" button
  12. If you opt to pay by cash or check you will not have access to the BuzzBook until the PTO receives your payment. Payments can be brought to school and given to your child's teacher, or to the main office.  
  13. To pay by credit card, click on green "Proceed to Checkout" button. You will be directed to the PayPal page, you don't need to have a PayPal account to submit a payment. 
  14. You should now be able to access the BuzzBook directory information. Thank you for supporting the Richards PTO.
  15. Make sure you download the My School Anywhere App, available in the App Store or Google Play. This way you can access the BuzzBook from your mobile device. 

Questions? Having trouble? Email richardsptowfb@gmail.com

NEW RICHARDS FAMILIES: 

  1. Visit join.myschoolanywhere.com and enter the join code richardsspirit, and create your account.
  2. You will need to visit the store to pay your $20 PTO membership fee. 
  3. If you opt to pay by cash or check you will not have access to the BuzzBook until the PTO receives your payment. Payments can be brought to school and given to your child's teacher, or to the main office.  
  4. To pay by credit card, click on green "Proceed to Checkout" button. You will be directed to the PayPal page, you don't need to have a PayPal account to submit a payment. 
  5. You should now be able to access the BuzzBook directory information. Thank you for supporting the Richards PTO.
  6. Make sure you download the My School Anywhere App, available in the App Store or Google Play. This way you can access the BuzzBook from your mobile device. 

Questions? Having trouble? Email richardsptowfb@gmail.com