PTGO General Meeting – Thursday Feb 8th

Help us restock the school supplies at River Park! Check out our Amazon Wish List and purchase an item or a few – all of these will be collected (Ship them to the PTGO address option during Amazon Check Out) and teachers will have an opportunity to take whatever they need! 

*If you purchased items and had them shipped to your house, no worries – please send them to school with the label “PTGO School Supply Drive” and we’ll make sure they get to the right place!

Please purchase by February 9!

PTGO General Meeting – Thursday Feb 8th

Join us Thursday, February 8th at 7pm for our first PTGO Meeting of 2024. We have a lot of great topics on the agenda, so you won’t want to miss it! 

Zoom Link:  https://orange-k12-nc-us.zoom.us/j/99796011790?pwd=eXJjUHp6YWJnTGRKVURrajJObXh0dz09

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Teacher Appreciation – Sandwich Bar – 1/23

We’re excited to kick off the new year with a special teacher appreciation lunch. The PTGO is hosting a Sandwich bar on Tuesday, January 23 (this is a teacher workday). Sign Up Here to bring an item to contribute to the luncheon! Check the sign up for instructions and options for dropping off food donations. 

Stock the Fridge – 1/19

Second Grade Families!  It’s your turn to help stock the fridge for our teachers and staff!  Please click the sign up genius  to sign up for items to donate to keep our teachers and staff full and hydrated!  Drop off will happen on Friday, January 19th during the morning carpool line. Students can hand items to a volunteer standing in the front lobby.  (If you have a bus rider, feel free to send items with your child!).  We thank you for your donations towards this monthly appreciation event for our teachers!  

Painted Grape Orders Due 12/18 @9am!

 

Did you miss out on the Thanksgiving Painted Grape Fundraiser?  Or did you love it so much you want to do another?  Well, you’re in luck!   There’s another chance to paint a Winter/Holiday themed picture.    $7 per kit donated back to the PTGO to support our school. Order Here!

Volunteers Needed for Holiday Luncheon (Staff Support) – December 15

Help give our teachers a much needed lunch break for a special catered holiday lunch sponsored by the PTGO!  The students will be getting their reward of movie and popcorn for meeting the school-wide goal for the read-a-thon.  We need parent volunteers to cover classes during this time on December 15. There are several 45-minute time slots between 11:00 and 12:45.
You need to be an approved volunteer and sign up through volunteer tracker. 

You can sign up here!

Holiday Dessert Spread (Teacher Appreciation) – December 14

 The PTGO is hosting a holiday dessert spread on Thursday, December 14. We welcome all homemade or store-bought goods! Sign up Here!

Churro Dance Party (Read-a-thon) – Dec 7

The PTGO needs help running the Churro Dance Party!  We are looking for a parent to help organize the Churro Dance Party and for 3-4 additional volunteers to assist on December 7.  The party is from 10:15-10:45 so it would include coming early to warm up the churros, serving them and cleaning up.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Teacher Appreciation – Pasta Lunch 11/22

The PTGO Hospitality Committee is hosting a pasta lunch for teachers and staff on Tuesday, November 21st. We need your help!  Sign up here to donate an item (or a few) for the pasta lunch. We will collect items during the morning carline on Tuesday, November 21 and get all the dishes prepared and ready to serve! Thanks for supporting our wonderful teachers and staff! 

Painted Grape Fundraiser – Orders Due 11/21 @ 9AM!

Painted Grape is sponsoring a super cute and super easy PTGO fundraiser. Purchase their adorable Thanksgiving-themed painted canvas kit (all supplies are included) and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to River Park PTGO. Order your kit today for a fun craft to do over the Thanksgiving break! All orders are due by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 20. Kits will be sent home with students on Tuesday, 11/21.

Robotics Needs Our Support!

 River Park has two robotics teams advancing to the district robotics competition at Orange High School on November 18. The Robotics Competition is being coordinated and sponsored by River Park – special shout out to Mr. Mitchell for leading these efforts. We need donations for the concession stand at the competition – sign up here to donate concession items. To volunteer at this event, please contact Mr. Mitchell (patrick.mitchell@ornage.k12.nc.us)

PTGO General Meeting – Thursday, November 16

Join us via Zoom Thursday, November 16 for a PTGO General Meeting. 
We’ll be updating members on Read-a-thon Results, hearing from teachers, and we’ll have special guests from the Orange County School Board to update us on the county-wide redistricting plans! 

Bedtime Stories Around the World – Nov 6

We need readers for River Park’s first ever “Bedtime Stories from Around the World” event on Monday, November 6th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Children will be able to hear stories from around the world to celebrate the cultures, backgrounds, and heritage of our beautifully diverse school community.
If you’d like to be a guest reader for a short time slot during the event.

Stock the Fridge – 3rd Grade

Hey third grade families! It is that time of month where we stock the fridge for our wonderful river park teachers and staff. Third Grade families are on deck this month. Any items you purchase to donate can be dropped off during the car rider line on Friday November 3rd. If your child is a bus rider or a walker, they can drop the things in the front lobby upon arrival. Thank you for the support- we could not make this monthly appreciation event happen without the wonderful parents of RPES!

Stock the Fridge – 4th Grade

Fourth Grade Families!  It’s your turn to help stock the fridge for our teachers and staff!  Please click the sign up genius  to sign up for items to donate to keep our teachers and staff full and hydrated!  Drop off will happen on Friday, October 20th during the morning carpool line. Students can hand items to a volunteer standing in the front lobby with a red wagon!   (If you have a bus rider, feel free to send items with your child!).  We thank you for your donations towards this monthly appreciation event for our teachers!   

2023 Read-A-Thon

Visit our Read-a-thon Webpage for all info regarding the 2023 Read-a-thon

Teacher Appreciation Salad Bar

The PTGO Hospitality Committee is hosting a Make-Your-Own Salad Bar for teachers and staff on Friday, October 6th. We need your help! Sign up for an item (or several!) here and drop it off during carline on October 6th – we’ll take care of the rest. (If you have a bus rider, feel free to send items with your child!). Thanks for supporting our teachers and staff. If you’re available on Friday and would like to help by volunteering time to collect items or help set up the salad bar Sign Up Here

Stock the Fridge – 5th Grade

Calling all Fifth Grade families! It’s time to “stock the teacher fridge” for our teachers and staff! Please click the sign up genius below to sign up for items to donate to keep our teachers and staff full and hydrated! Drop off will happen on Thursday, September 28th during the morning carpool line. Students can hand items to a volunteer standing in the front lobby with a red wagon! (If you have a bus rider, feel free to send items with your child!). Thank you for your donations towards this monthly appreciation event for our teachers!

Join Us for an Ice Cream Social

All River Park families, teachers, and staff are invited to join us for an Ice Cream Social at River Park (on the upper playground) on Monday, September 18 from 5:30-7pm. Spirit wear and other items will be available for purchase. 

If you’d like to volunteer at this event, sign up here! 

1st PTGO General Meeting

Don’t miss our first PTGO Meeting on September 14 @ 7pm. Join via Zoom to hear an exclusive presentation on “How to Help Your Child with Executive Functioning Skills” by School Counselor, Hope Carr. Are you unsure what Executive Functioning Skills are?  Or wondering why your child can’t remember where they put their shoes?  This presentation will help us look at these types of parenting mysteries and more. We’ll also be discussing some exciting improvements to the structure and operation of the PTGO and, of course, reviewing several upcoming events you won’t want to miss!  The call will be capped at 1 hour.  We look forward to seeing all of you! 

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Read-a-thon Planning Meeting

Join Us Tomorrow (Thursday Sept 7) for a Read-a-thon Planning Meeting from 8pm-9pm.

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Read-a-thon is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we’re working to make some great improvements this year!
If you have ideas or are interested in lending a hand, please join our google meeting on Thursday, September 7th at 8pm.
This meeting will be capped at ONE hour and we would love ALL the ideas and feedback as we begin planning!

Flash Fundraiser: Sept 1-3

Visit Broken Spoke Farm this Weekend (Sept 1-3) to support River Park PTGO! A portion of all sales will be donated to the PTGO. Grab some fresh produce and a sweet cone of homemade ice cream. Check out their weekend flavors here! A huge THANKS to Broken Spoke for their support!! 

Kindergarten Popsicle Playdate

Incoming Kindergarteners and their parents are invited to join us for popsicles on the playground on August 22 from 5:30-7pm. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends before the first day of school!