What We Do
We work hard to raise money
BOOK FAIR: Our biannual Book Fair is held in the fall and spring. The children enjoy the experience of shopping for their own books. Parents have an opportunity to shop during evening hours. The money raised by the Book Fair goes to purchase books and furniture for the library, and other things for the school. Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers needed to set up/take down book displays, collect money during class visits and evening hours, and help children select books. Time involved: Flexible; 2-3 hour shifts.
HOT LUNCH PROGRAM: The PTA earns a portion of the proceeds from the daily hot lunch program provided by Simply Gourmet. You can order here and orders need to be placed at least 3 days in advance.
ICE CREAM: The PTA sells ice cream during lunch periods. Children who bring in money for ice cream have an opportunity to purchase it during their scheduled lunch period. Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers needed to sell ice cream, collect money, and make daily bank deposit. Time involved: Usually 1 day/month from 11:00-1:15.
PIZZA: Every Wednesday lunch is pizza day. Orders are placed through the Simply Gourmet lunch system. Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers needed to had out pizza on Wednesdays during lunch periods. Time involved: 1 Wednesday/month from 11:00-1:15.
SCHOOL STORE: The school store runs once a month on a Friday, and provides the children with a safe environment to practice budgeting their funds and counting money. The children have an opportunity to visit the store during lunch. Items range from roughly 25 cents to a few dollars. Many families find this to be a great opportunity to encourage their children to earn some chore money so they have money for the school store. Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers needed to sell and organize store items at lunch periods during the year. Time involved: Flexible. The school store runs once a month on a Friday.
BACK TO SCHOOL KITS / SUMMER WORKBOOKS FUNDRAISER: This program gives families the opportunity to purchase school supplies for the upcoming school year as a “kit”. Additionally, families can purchase summer workbooks for students to complete over the summer to keep those core grade level skills up to par. Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers needed to distribute workbooks and/or back to school kits to parents at school. Time involved: 1-2 hour shifts.
KIDS STUFF BOOKS FUNDRAISER: A fall fundraiser, the kid stuff books are a coupon book. Families can purchase one for themselves and may choose to sell additional copies to family members. Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers needed to distribute books to students, keep track of orders coming in and distribute the orders to parents (parents come to school). Time involved: 2-3 hours to distribute and 2-3 hours to deliver.
MIXED BAG FUNDRAISER: A fall catalog fundraiser. Families can purchase items and have the option of asking family members to purchase items to support the school. Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers needed to attend Back to School Night and Ice Cream Social to distribute order forms and distribute order to parents at school. Time involved: 1-2 hour shifts.
SPIRIT WEAR: Families can purchase Riverview branded items such as t-shirts and sweatshirts. The children love having their spirit wear on the monthly scheduled Spirit Days. ORDER HERE
TRICKY TRAY: The Tricky Tray is our biggest fundraiser AND a super-fun event. Volunteer Opportunity: Prior to the event, volunteers are needed to solicit donations, wrap baskets, organize ticket sales and advanced 50/50. Time involved: Flexible. During the event MANY volunteers are needed to make sure the event runs smoothly. Time involved: 1-2 hour shifts.
We provide enriching and fun programs for our kids
AUTHOR’S DAY: Each year the PTA sponsors Author’s Day – an author comes to the school for an assembly with the children and the children have the opportunity to purchase signed copies of books of those author’s. Children in the older grades also are given the opportunity to write an essay and a few are chosen to have lunch with the visiting author.
FUN FAIR: Our annual carnival features games, activities, food and fun. This event is typically at the end of the school year. Volunteer Opportunity: Many volunteers are needed to make this a successful fundraiser and more importantly a great day for the children of Riverview and the community. We need chairpersons and workers for each booth. Time involved: Booth chairs are expected to be there for set up and clean up of their booth and to be responsible all day. Booth volunteers are in 1-2 hour shifts.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL: This is a once a year event, usually in October. Teachers scoop ice cream and help the children add toppings to their delicious dessert. A DJ is also on site in the gym for some dancing as well. Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers needed to assist with set up and clean up and during event. Time involved: 1-2 hour shifts.
KIDS HOLIDAY SHOPPE: Our annual Holiday Shoppe allows children to budget for and purchase their own holiday gifts for their family. In addition to reasonably priced merchandise for the kids to choose from, there are also vendors and baked goods for the parents while they wait for the kids to finish shopping. A door prize is usually raffled off and there are activities for the kids as well, such as a lego table. Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers needed to attend holiday shop and assist kids with picking out and purchasing gifts. Time involved: 1-2 hour shifts.
MOVIE NIGHT: Once or twice a year, there is an indoor movie night, where the movie is selected and voted on by the students. Families all gather in the APR to enjoy the movie with some refreshments. Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers needed to assist on day of event. Time involved: 1-2 hour shifts.
FIFTH GRADE EVENTS/PROGRAMS: Many special programs and events help our fifth graders celebrate their final year at Riverview, such as the Circle Time Cruise, Picnic, Luau, and the fifth grade yearbook and slide show. Volunteer Opportunity: Many volunteers needed to cover the different events. Luau and picnic volunteers needed to assist the day of the event and help plan event before. Yearbook and slide show: volunteers needed to collect pictures from all parents, select pictures to include, with equal representation of all fifth grade students, and assemble slide show and yearbook. Time involved: Many hands make light work…
FIELD DAY: An outdoor day in which children take part in a variety of individual and group events, e.g., hula hoop, basketball, and group cooperative games. This event takes place in June during school hours. Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers needed to time events, record times, serve lunch, and facilitate group games. Time involved: Morning or afternoon sessions, about 2 hours per session.
STUDENT PUBLISHING CENTER: Each grade works with their teachers to create a published piece, such as a poetry book or a short story. The PTA provides the funds for this program and assists in the program.
We provide money for other programs
MINI GRANTS: Riverview teachers have the opportunity to request a mini grant from the PTA for programs that are not budgeted for but are valuable to their class.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Riverview alumni who are graduating seniors have the opportunity to apply for scholarships from the PTA.
We provide helping hands
BEAUTIFICATION: Our Beautification Committee performs activities to make the school a cheerful place to be, including decorating the outdoor planters and entrance area for each season and holiday and updating the PTA display case throughout the year. The committee is available to help the school with other beautifying jobs as needed. Volunteer Opportunity: Help with beautification of school. Time involved: Very flexible.
EXTRA HELP: During the school year tasks arise and we need an extra set of hands. Examples include helping at picture day, hanging and labeling artwork, or filling in for pizza or ice cream volunteers. Volunteer Opportunity: An email will be sent out asking for volunteers on an as-needed basis. This is a great way to volunteer your time! Time involved: Flexible.
HOSPITALITY: Volunteers provide refreshments for several events throughout the school year, such as the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, Beginning of School Teacher Luncheon, Veteran’s Day Celebration, Author’s Day, Back to School Night, and the Welcome Tea. At the end of the year, the Hospitality Committee plans a dinner for all PTA members who have volunteered throughout the year. Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers needed to provide baked goods for a number of events and to help with set-up/clean-up for these events. Chairperson will contact you during the year when help and/or baked goods are needed. Time involved: Flexible
MEMBERSHIP: Our membership chairperson runs our membership drive every year. Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers needed to help chairperson in enrolling members at Back to School Night. Time involved: 1-2 hours.
PUBLICITY: PTA events are published in local newspapers. Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers needed to distribute flyers and posters, post signs, and take pictures of different events. Time involved: Flexible.
Easy Ways to Support Us
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Just cut and save all those box tops. Our box top coordinator will be running various collection programs throughout the year - stay tuned!!
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Helpful LinksJoin the PTA
It's not too late to become a member! All volunteers and chairpersons need to be members of the PTA.Simply Gourmet
Order hot lunches and support the PTA at the same time.Order Birthday Bucks
Let your child celebrate their birthday at school by treating each child in their class to a birthday buck.Spirit Wear
Show your school spirit with custom Riverview gear.Reimbursement Form
Submit this form with receipts for reimbursement on pre-approved PTA purchases.