Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year

Welcome 2017/18 PTO Members !

I hope the first week of school went well and you and your student are getting into the rhythm of a new school year!

We want to share a few upcoming dates and activities with you.

Wednesday, August 30th is the RBHS Open House which gives you a great opportunity to “walk your student’s schedule” and meet the teachers. There is a one-to-one presentation and other student related initiatives meeting from 6:15-6:45. The first bell is at 7:00pm, so come early to pick up your students schedule so you won’t be late!

Be sure to stop at the PTO table to pick up your networking directory and have some refreshments!

The PTO will host a Boutique on Saturday, September 9th from 11am-2pm featuring hundreds of gently used short ($5) and long dresses ($10). This Sale is open to everyone!

The Boutique is in need of donations of gently used dresses! Donations are accepted at the RBHS security office during school hours or can be dropped off at 125 Bloomingbank Road, Riverside or 3126 Arthur Ave, Brookfield.

The first PTO meeting is Monday, September 11th at 7pm in room 201, right up the stairs after you enter the building. Dr. Skinkis, Superintendent, will be sharing “What’s happening during the 2017/2018 School year. We hope you can make it!

Interested in Hosting an Exchange Student?

AFS Intercultural Programs, an international high school exchange organization that has been around for more than 70 years, is searching for a family to host an international exchange student who would attend RBHS this year.

Meet Martin from Norway, who has been described as friendly, active and kind. He enjoys being outdoors, boating, hiking, and going to the gym. You can view more information about Martin as well as the Host Family FAQ document below.

AFS has other students, so if you would prefer to host a girl or a boy or host a student from another country, they can work with you!

Any interested families may inquire online at www.afsusa.org or contact Allyson Sicard at asicard@afsusa.org.

Meet Martin from Norway

Host Family FAQs

 

New School Year is around the Corner and we are thinking about Homecoming Dresses!

We hope you are enjoying your last several days of summer, but at the PTO, we are already thinking about homecoming dresses!  We are ramping up our collecting of gently used dresses for RBHS Fall Boutique (September 9th).  We are looking for both long and short dresses as well as jewelry, bags, and other accessories.  So, clean out your closet, and get rid of the super cute dresses you have been holding onto.  You know they are never going to be worn again, so bring them to the RB Boutique so that RBHS students can give your dress a new life.

Those items can be dropped off in the main office at RBHS or to 125 Bloomingbank in Riverside now through September 8th.

Cleaning out your closet? We are collecting for RB Boutique

We hope you are enjoying your summer!  If your summer involves cleaning out your closet, we just want to remind you that we are still collecting gently used dresses for RBHS Fall Boutique.  We are looking for both long and short dresses as well as jewelry, bags, and other accessories.   Those items can be dropped off in the main office at RBHS or to 125 Bloomingbank in Riverside.

Congratulations to the Recipients of the PTO Summer Academic/Leadership Enrichment Grants

The PTO is proud to announce the 2017 Recipients of the Summer Academic/Leadership Enrichment Grants.

Shaniah Alexander
Fidel Gutierrez
Joseph Kawiecki
Laura Elizabeth McLean
Megan A. Sroka
Nora K. Dachota
Emanuel De La Torre
Daniel Kouba
Grace M. Taber
Jake Stewart
Lily Lockwood
Matthew Starkovich
Angela Marie Przybylski

Grants ranged from $50 to $300 and will be used towards programs such as National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine and Health Care, Intro to Robotics at Illinois Tech, U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar, Shedd Aquariam High School Lake Ecology, YMCA Trekker Camp and many other exciting programs.

Join us for the PTO Meeting on Monday, May 1st

We are looking forward to Day of Service tomorrow, but we are also looking further ahead to Monday.  Monday will be our last PTO meeting of the year.  We’d love to have you join us.  It is at 7 pm in room 201 at RBHS.

PTO agenda May 1, 2017

Also, with prom behind us, now is the best time to take a look through your closet to see if you have any dresses you’d like to donate to the RB Boutique.  Dresses can be dropped off at the RB Welcome center during school hours, or if you’d like to drop off dresses after hours, email Mary Ellen Meindl at memeindl@gmail.com to arrange a drop off.