Happy 2017!

Happy New Year! Welcome back, REES Eagles! I hope you had a fun and relaxing winter break and that you are refreshed and ready to continue building your “Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit” at Rivers Edge!

Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who helped make the REES PTA programs a success in 2016. In 2017, we are excited to continue hosting fun-filled programs for our students and families.

PTA Nominating Committee

Believe it or not, it’s already time to establish a PTA Nominating Committee for next year’s Executive Board. If you are looking for a quick way to help the PTA, then this is the committee for you! The job of this committee is to put together a slate of candidates to fill the Executive Board positions for the 2017-2018 school year. If you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee, please contact Kim Poulton at kimpoulton@me.com.

Parent Workshop | The College Funding Coach
Join us at Rivers Edge on Jan. 17 from 7-8 p.m. for a parent workshop to learn how to send your kids to college without going broke. Learn more and register today.

Citizenship Essay Contest 2017

“We the people … why vote?”

Applications and complete rules can be found online. All applications must be postmarked by Feb. 1, 2017 and mailed to our Richmond District Director, Sharon Abernathy at richmondd@vapta.org. No entries will be accepted late.

Spirit Wear
If you need Spirit Wear, come visit us Thursday, Jan. 12 or Jan. 26 in the main hallway 7:20-8 a.m. Accepting all forms of payment! T-shirts and sweatshirts for kids and NEW sweatshirts in adult sizes.

One of the best ways for your child to appear in the yearbook is to submit your photos from PTA events, school functions, grade level concerts, and other Rivers Edge student events. The yearbook layout is under way, so the sooner you submit photos, the better the chance they will be used. Learn more about submitting your photos.

Around the World/Silent Auction
Our next PTA meeting is the REES Around the World/Silent Auction Feb. 9th. Please join us for an evening to shop, grab dinner, learn more about the continents, and watch some amazing performances. It’s not too late to donate items/services to the auction—contact Katie Caples, khcaples@gmail.com. Please consider volunteering your time if you want to get involved with the planning of this event.

Dads & Donuts
When: Tues., Feb. 14th for students with last names A-L. Wed., Feb. 15th for students with last names M-Z.
Where: Donuts served in the gym, seating in the cafeteria.
Time: 7:20-7:40 a.m.
Rivers Edge dads and their students are invited to attend and enjoy time together, meet other dads, and walk their students to their classroom. Donuts, coffee, juice, and water provided by the PTA.

About Michael Soekawa

2017-2018 Rivers Edge Elementary School PTA President.