The purpose of the Riverdale School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to strengthen, enhance and encourage the educational and social environment of Riverdale School. Its goals are to complement the school curriculum with additional opportunities for parents, teachers and students to learn, socialize, communicate and grow.
The members of the PTO are those families and staff members who are associated with Riverdale School. All families and staff members are encouraged to participate in PTO activities throughout the year, and to attend two general membership meetings. The PTO Board of Managers represents the membership. This Board is composed of PTO members who are either elected or appointed to Board positions. The Board meets on a monthly basis throughout the school year and Board members, along with other appointed PTO members, manage the organizational and financial aspects of all the PTO functions.
The PTO operates on an annual budget, which is approved by a PTO membership vote. All members of the Riverdale School PTO, attending the general membership meetings, have voting privileges. The money used to sponsor PTO activities is raised through PTO annual fundraising events.
The success of the Riverdale School PTO can be measured in the cooperative spirit with which parents and staff work together to share their care and concern for the students. The PTO’s success can be seen in the student’s appreciation for their school, their teachers and the opportunities presented.