Reminder: Donations Needed For MLK Day of Service

This is a reminder that we are still collecting donations for the Martin Luther King Day of Service that will be held on January 21, 2019 this year.

We are collecting for and will be Building Basic Survival Kits to help the Homeless with the students from National Honor Society (NHS).

Help us to reach our goal of 150 survival kits

We are seeking Donations of the following items:

  • New adult sized gloves, hats, socks, hand/foot warmers
  • Soap, toothpaste/toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner
  • Hand lotion, lip balm
  • Small bottles of water
  • Non-perishable food items: fruit/granola bars, hard candy, nuts, fruit cups

If you prefer, Tax deductible Monetary Donations can be made via PayPal.

Items can be dropped off at RBHS, local grade and middle schools and the following local organizations:  Riverside Library, Brookfield Library, North Riverside Commons with designated MLK Day of Service Donation Boxes through January 15

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is,

“What are you doing for others?”

–  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Questions?  Contact Christine Kawiecki at

Happy New Year – Important Reminders from the PTO

We wish you all a very Happy and Healthy 2019!

A few important reminders from the PTO:

PTO Giving Tree – Our virtual Giving Tree is still available for you to make donations to a specific PTO sponsored event – Prom Tickets, MLK Service Project, Day of Service, Summer Academic Leadership Grants, Teacher and Staff Grants.

Amazon Smile – In the event that you are shopping the post holiday sales on-line, don’t forget to use Amazon Smile! When you choose to support  Riverside Brookfield High School PTO on Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchase will be sent to us to support our philanthropic endeavors!

PTO Membership – If you have not yet joined the PTO for the 2018-2019 school year, it is not too late. You can join today on-line!

PTO Directories – If you joined the PTO but have not yet picked up your directory, please have your child stop by the RB Office to pick-up your directory on Monday, January 7 when the kids return to school.

Come see us at Parent Teacher Conferences!

Stop by the PTO table at Parent/Teacher Conferences tomorrow –  Thursday, October 25, 2018!

The Giving Tree is back! Make a donation to support our upcoming Philanthropy events and student/teacher support services – Day of Service, MLK Service Day Project, Prom Ticket Giveaway, Teacher Appreciation Week, and many more!

We will also be kicking off our fall Tupperware sale. Stop by to pick up information on how you can get a jump on your holiday shopping while supporting the PTO!

Did you join the PTO but forget to pick-up your directory at Open House?

Stop by the table to pick it up! If you have not yet had a chance to join the PTO, it is not too late! Join tomorrow  and you can walk away with your directory in hand.

We will also have decals and Senior Yard signs for those of you that were waiting to see which fall clubs or sports your children would decide to participate in.

Still time to sign up for Day of Service – April 29th

If your student missed the lunchtime sign up last week for Day of Service, never fear!

They can still sign up online here: Student Sign Up.

The Parent Permission form is here:  RBHS Day of Service Waiver and Photo Release 2017.

We still need lots of adult volunteers, so don’t be shy about signing up.

We  need adult volunteers to help with event set-up, event clean-up, serve breakfast, serve lunch or be a team leader.   If you would like to help, click on the link below.

Adult Volunteer Sign Up

Any questions, please contact event chairs Lisa Gaynor at or David Kodama at


Day of Service Student Sign Up This Week


Is your student in need of service hours? The RBHS DAY of SERVICE is the perfect opportunity!  Student sign ups will take place this Monday through Thursday during lunch. There are several projects in each of the surrounding communities. Have your student come up to the sign-up table during their lunch period. The Day of Service is Saturday, April 29th. This is the signature event for our high school and the most publicly visible demonstration of students giving back to the community which supports them.  Hope to see you at the sign up table!



Day of Service Logo Blue 2016

April 8, 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The RBHS PTO is sponsoring the 4th Annual RB Day of Service on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. This year we are “Making a Splash” by focusing on cleaning up the creeks and rivers in the District.

Over 265 students and 50 staff and parents have already signed up to participate in this amazing event. Most project slots have been filled, but if your student is still interested in participating s/he can sign up until Friday, 4/8 by contacting Pam Powers, PTO Co-President at We are also still in need of adult volunteers to help make this day a success. We are looking for team leaders to help supervise the students at the sites, and assistance in set-up and clean-up. You can sign up on Sign-up Genius at:!/showSignUp/30e0445ada62ca02-rbdayof

Please note the following if your student has signed up to participate:

In order for your child to participate, a waiver of liability form and photo release must be signed by you and returned to the office prior to the day of the event. The form can be found here ~ RBHS Day of Service Waiver and Photo Release 2016
• All students will begin their day in the RB cafeteria at 8:30 am to meet with their team leaders, receive their RB Day of Service T-shirt, and then will go in groups to their assignments. Your child will either be walking to the site or traveling in a school bus.
• Students should wear long pants and closed toed shoes.
• Student teams will return to the RB cafeteria at approximately 12:00 pm for a celebration lunch and slideshow of the day’s activities.

The food and beverages for the Day of Service have been generously donated by the local businesses listed below. Please help us show our thanks by supporting and shopping at these local businesses!

Thanks so much to you and your students for being a part of a great RB tradition of service and commitment to our communities. If you have questions about the Day of Service, please call Pam Powers, RBHS Co-President at powers@rbhspto.

The 2016 RB Day of Service would not be possible without the financial support of:

* RBHS PTO * Frederick Law Olmsted Society of Riverside *
* Brookfield Chamber of Commerce * Chik-fil-A *

and Refreshment Sponsors: 

* Al’s Pizzeria * Aunt Diana’s * Costco – North Riverside * DiNico’s Pizza * Dominos – Lyons * Grand Tavern * Jewel North Riverside * Meier Harlem Plaza * Paisans Pizzeria * Quest Food Management * Riverside Foods * Tony’s Finer Foods * Trader Joe’s LaGrange * Village of North Riverside *

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