The Giving Tree is Back!

Today when you stop by the PTO table at Parent Teacher conferences you will see our Giving Tree which allows RBHS parents to designate their PTO donation to a specific PTO sponsored event of their choice.  For those of you that don’t have the time to stop, we are happy to let you know that we are once again taking it virtual.

The RBHS PTO sponsors some really fantastic programs here at RBHS but we can’t do it without your help. We are asking for your donations this holiday season to ensure we can continue running all of our programs. When donating, if one of these events is dear to your heart, please let us know that you want to put your donation toward that event.  It is a great way to ensure that your money works towards something important to you.

PTO Sponsored Events:

Prom Tickets – The PTO works with the administration to purchase prom tickets for students who could otherwise not afford to attend prom.

MLK Service Project – The PTO works with the RB NHS students to collect items and build basic survival kits for the homeless.

Day of Service – This PTO sponsored event unites hundreds of students, faculty, and parents in working in our community.  Last year we cut down invasive trees, planted new trees, spread sand at the volleyball court in North Riverside, and picked up hundreds of bags of garbage as we cleaned up parks, rivers, and neighborhoods.

Teacher and Staff Grants – The PTO provides funding for lots of different academic, leadership, and extracurricular events here at RBHS. So far this year we have funded requests for Suicide Prevention Week and Black History Month in addition to teacher requests for books and memberships to enhance their students curriculum.

To donate, please click on the Paypal link below.  You’ll be asked to enter your donation amount and you can also select which event you would like those funds applied toward.

Thank you to who made Day of Service 2019 Successful!

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the Students, Parents, and Teachers who volunteered their time this year.

The RBHS PTO Day of Service is a signature event for our high school and the most publicly visible demonstration of our students giving back to the community which supports them. This event takes lots of time, money, and hard work to pull off, and we owe a debt of gratitude to a lot of people for making the 2019 Day of Service a huge success. In particular, we would like to highlight our project site leaders who coordinated all of our work sites:

  • Joel Hatje, RBHS
  • Tim Kutt, North Riverside DPW
  • Roy Lehto, Brookfield Beautification Commission
  • Don Parker, Brookfield Conservation Commission
  • Ed Bailey and Mike Collins, Riverside DPW
  • Salt Creek Watershed Network
  • Cook County Forest Preserve

We are incredibly grateful to the businesses and organizations which so generously donate their time, money, and goods to help make this annual event a successful one. As a thank you for all they do for the RB community, we would like to encourage everyone to shop locally and support the business who have so generously supported our students and our community. Please click each link below to see the list of our sponsors at that level.

Day of Service Sponsor Spotlight – Fredrick Law Olmsted Society

Not only do they provide financial support, but they also sponsor several work sites, teaching the students about the history of the area, and helping to conserve the beauty of our community.

As a Thank You for their support, we encourage you to visit their website to learn more about all the wonderful things they do –

Day of Service Spotlight – Palos Driving School

A supporter of Day of Service for the past three years, they continue to be a great partner with the PTO. 

In addition, their driving school is convenient, flexible, and great for local families.

As a Thank You for their support, we would like to encourage you to use Palos Driving School of Riverside for all your driving school needs.

Day of Service Sponsor Spotlight – Brookfield Chamber of Commerce

Not only has the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce sponsored us for Day of Service this year and previous years, they also sponsored the MLK Day of Service.

As a Thank You for all they do for the RB Community, we would like to encourage everyone to shop locally and support the Brookfield businesses who have so generously supported our students and community.

Last call to help with RBHS PTO Day of Service. Sign-up deadline Thursday!

We are still in need of parent volunteers to be team leaders. 

Please check your calendars and see if you can give a morning to giving back to the community.  
RBHS PTO’s Annual Day of Service will be held on Saturday, May 4th  from 8:00am to 12:00pm.  On Day of Service, students, staff and community members come together for a morning of community work.  We pick up trash and debris, plant trees, paint, mulch and pull out invasive species throughout the many parks and on the banks of the many waterways surrounding RB.  RBHS PTO’s Day of Service is a signature event for our high school and the most publicly visible demonstration of our students giving back to the community which supports them.  Thursday, is the sign-up deadline.   
 If you would like to volunteer to help, click on the link below.

Any questions, please contact event chairs Lisa Gaynor at