Welcome Picnic (Friday, September 7)

Save the date! Our first fun PTA community event of the year will be on Friday, September 7 at 2:50 pm immediately after school. This year, we’re having a casual get-together in St. Vartan Park (across from the school) so that families can catch up from their action-packed summers, and so we can welcome new families to our community. We’ll have snacks and kids can play in the playground while parents chat. It’s also a great chance to learn more about PTA fundraisers and volunteer opportunities. Representatives from some of our amazing afterschool programs will be there as well with more information. Click here for more information. See you there!

Parent’s Night Out (Tuesday, September 25)

Immediately following Curriculum Night, join fellow River School parents at Raise New York (416 3rd Avenue between 29th & 30th Streets) for a taste of our signature cocktail, the River Breeze! For every River Breeze ordered, Raise will donate $3 to the PTA!

PK-K Family Night (Friday, October 12)

Meet other PK and kindergarten kids and families. Volunteers are needed to help plan and run this event, which could include a movie screening, art-making, or other activities.

Picture Day (Tuesday, October 23)

Stomping Ground Photos takes professional portraits of all kids and classes. Volunteers will be needed to help during the day to primp the students and keep everyone on schedule.

Grades 1-2 Family Night (Friday, November 2)

Mingle with other 1st and 2nd grade kids and families. Volunteers are needed to help plan and run this event.

Thanksgiving Potluck (Friday, November 16)

Bring a dish and get to know other parents and teachers. Volunteers are needed for planning, set-up, serving and clean-up.

Scholastic Book Fair (Monday, December 2-Friday, December 7)

Buy books for your kids and help teachers stock their classroom libraries. Volunteers are needed for set-up and staffing.

Grades 3-5 Family Night (Friday, December 11)

Mingle with other upper grade kids and families. Volunteers are needed to help plan and run this event.

T-Shirt Tie-Dye (Sunday, January 13)

Kids (and adults!) can tie-dye their River School or other T-shirts. Volunteers are needed for planning, set-up, helping kids with the tie-dying process, and clean-up.

SoulCycle River Ride (Thursday, January 24 – date tentative)

River School teachers and parents enjoy an exclusive spin session, followed by drinks!

River Run/Walk (Saturday, January 26 – date tentative)

Kids and adults ask donors to sponsor their walk. Volunteers are needed to plan the route, check runners in, and hand out water and refreshments.

Valentine’s Dance (Thursday, February 14)

Kids and parents enjoy an old-fashioned school dance plus a cookie walk. Volunteers are needed to decorate, hand out cookies, and clean up.

Used Book Fair (Friday, March 15)

Families donate gently used children’s and adult books; we sort and sell them to raise money for the library. Volunteers are needed to sort and sell books.

International Potluck (Friday, April 12)

Families bring dishes that represent their culture. Kids perform traditional music and dance. Volunteers are needed to decorate, set up, serve food, run the talent show, and clean up.

Spring Benefit Silent Auction (Friday, May 17)

The PTA’s largest fundraising event and an exceptionally fun child-free night out for parents and teachers. We need as many parents as possible to draw on their contacts and experience to solicit items for the silent auction. In addition, we need volunteers in these areas: Auction, Entertainment, Marketing & Communications, and Venue & Decorations.