RSS PTA Programs

2nd VP of Programs
Dani McMillon


We are looking forward to a fabulous year of programming at RSS PTA.  We have reduced the amount of meetings so that we can increase the fun!  Some of our goals this year are parent mixers, family fun nights and expanding on last year's successful parent education nights.  And, of course we are working with the school this year to provide the best assemblies to our students.

We hope to meet you at one of our exciting programs. 





Red Ribbon Week
October 27th - 31st:

R.O.A.D. helps support Red Ribbon Week, among other things. The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to present a unified, positive and visible commitment toward a safe and drug-free America. PTAs are encouraged to plan prevention activities and programs in schools and communities to support a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

If you are interested in helping please contact our R.O.A.D. Co-Chairs:


Health, Welfare and Safety 

• Annual review of School Safety Plan

• Annual review (coordination of volunteers) of Earthquake Materials (Classrooms and Shed)

• Periodic advisory meetings with Principal (maybe 2-3 times yearly)

• Preparation/Planning and volunteer staffing of the Great Shake Out 10/17 every year

• Re-stocking of Health Office supplies (juice boxes, crackers, etc.)

• Parent communication regarding school safety

• Arrival and Dismissal volunteer training/coordination

This Program will need lots of volunteers this year to help assist with Arrival and

Dismissal procedures. If you are interested in helping please contact HWS Chair:





Please click on our Reflections page to see all the exciting changes taking place this year!

Questions - Please contact:


 Fun Fridays 


Several Fridays throughout the year our Fun Fridays volunteers sell Cold Treats and Fun Toys after dismissal.

If you are interested in helping please contact us at



Scholarship Program 


The PTA awarded 6 scholarships last year to a graduating ESHS student's that are alumnus of RSS and are members of the ES High School's PTSA.

If you are interested in helping please contact Scholarship Committee Chair:

Laura Jane Boushell at:


Growing Great 


Growing Great is a nationwide community-based nonprofit nutrition education organization dedicated to inspiring children and adults to adopt healthy eating habits, decreasing the risk of obesity & disease. Our goal is to help children and families understand where our food comes from, appreciate that food serves a purpose in our overall health and has an impact on our longevity and well-being.

If you are interested in helping please contact Program Chair:

Lisa Thiel


Richmond Street Learning Garden


The Garden Program was designed to enhance the classroom curriculum. RSS PTA strives to reach the most students possible. So much work was completed over the summer, but is not possible without the help of our parents.

The Garden helps us do just that. Coupled with the garden the Growing Great program has a garden education curriculum

component. This curriculum utilizes the garden and makes farm to desk possible.

If you are interested in getting involved with the garden please contact Garden Chair: 

Karena Gurr






Do you know of a GREAT program you would like to see brought to RSS? Please share it with: 

VP of Programs, Dani McMillon -