Welcome to the PTSA pages
The PTSA mission is to support the students, teachers, parents, and staff through fundraising, hospitality, and special programs and events geared toward improving the Riverwood experience for all. Please contact any member of the Board (listed in the Executive Members & Contacts tab on the right) with questions or comments, and to get more information about how to get involved.
PTSA-sponsored Senior Week Activities
The PTSA coordinates many of the activities taking place in the final days of school to celebrate the Class of 2019. The Sunday, May 19 Prelude to Graduation, the Monday, May 20 Elementary School Senior Walks, and the huge Senior Celebration on Wednesday, May 22 are all made possible through the sale of Senior Yard Signs and tax-deductible donations. Send checks to the school front office marked "PTSA Senior Week 2019" or use PayPal (link) to donate via credit card.
Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank You
The PTSA thanks everyone who helped to make the 2019 Teacher Appreciation week a HUGE success.
Honors Night Volunteers Needed
Please watch for a volunteer sign up for Honors Night, Thursday, April 25. The PTSA will need help with set up, serving cake, and clean up.
Kleenex, Hand Sanitizer, Sanitizing Wipes, & Spray Needed for Classrooms
The PTSA is organizing a drive to collect tissues and sanitizing items for classrooms. Please drop off donations in the front office. Help the teachers, students, and staff stay healthy.
PTSA Nominating Committee News
Want to be part of a tremendous, productive, and engaged organization? Want to serve on next year's PTSA board? Contact PTSA Nominating Committee Chair Jamie Kleber (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information
PTSA General Meeting Tuesday, May 14, 2019
New Building Second Floor Lobby, 8:30am
Everyone welcome. Open to all parents. Find out the latest PTSA news, learn about upcoming activities, and find out how to get involved. The agenda also includes a brief school update from Principal Gardner
Three Winners at 2018-19 State Reflections Contest
Congratulations to Zoe Osborne, 1st place in 11th grade Film Production; Noa Nieves, 2nd place in 10th grade Literature; and Lucas Daniels, 3rd place in 10th grade Photography, for their State-level Reflections awards. Their entries advance to the National PTA contest this summer. The Georgia PTA honored Osborne, Nieves, and Daniels at an awards ceremony held at the High Museum of Art on Sunday March 24, 2019. Good luck to these Raiders at the National competition.
2018-19 Reflections School Winners Announced
The PTSA congratulates this year's Reflections winners who best interpreted the theme "Heroes Around Us." Best wishes to the eight entries which are advancing to the North Fulton competition. The PTSA is proud of all the students who chose to take part in the contest and appreciates the judges who volunteered their time to evaluate the entries.
PTSA Launches Student Mini-grant Program in 2018
Similar to the successful long-running teacher mini-grant program, the PTSA opened up a formal procedure for student organizations to "pitch" funding requests this year. Congratulations to the Raider Chemistry Club for being the first recipient of a PTSA student mini-grant. The Chemistry Club organized and produced a Spooky Halloween experience on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Open to all science classes and to all students, the club transformed the Auxiliary Cafeteria into a fun, hands-on lab full of more than 15 cool chemistry-related tricks. Additionally, Sub-Zero provided "spooky" ice cream as an extra-special treat.
|2017-18 PTSA Highlights|
- Awarded five $1,000 college scholarships
- Awarded $25,000+ in mini-grants to teachers for special programs, supplemental curriculum supplies, and more
- Provided a college and career readiness program (Naviance®) to ALL Riverwood Students
- Supported new teachers; coordinated Teacher Appreciation Week; sponsored graduation week activities; hosted a successful Wellness Week; provided hospitality for faculty, students, and staff; continued our Celebrate Students! Program and much, much more!
The annual membership drive is the PTSA’s primary fundraiser, so please join at the highest possible level.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Parent volunteers caring deeply about their children’s education
Teachers delivering the best education to students, and
Students working diligently to gain the most from their high school experience
Join the PTSA
Join the PTSA Online
Visit join.myschoolanywhere.com and enter RIVERWOOD as the invitation code to register and pay on the secure online site. Using the unique link provided, families can confirm/update directory information as well as pay 2018-19 PTSA Membership at any level.
Join the PTSA with check or cash
The PTSA offers many opportunities to get involved either through serving at one-time events, or by leading a standing committee. During the school year, volunteers can assist with clerical tasks within departments, serve as a greeter at the front desk, assist with teacher hospitality, and more. Click on the image below to sign up online, or contact PTSA volunteer coordinator Sarrah Elmi-Williams (email@example.com
Use the PayPal button below to make donations to specific events such as Teacher Appreciation Week and PTSA sponsored Senior Class activities