Question: How do I join the PTA?
Answer: Go to the Join Our PTA page and click on the Membership Form to sign up.
Question: If I join the PTA, am I required to have my information published in the PTA Directory?
Answer: No, you can be a member without sharing your contact information if you choose. You may also choose to share certain information, such as just your phone number or email.
Question: Do you share my email if I register on the website?
Answer: No, we keep all emails private and only share information with permission (such as in the Directory). When we send eNews, we keep individual email addresses hidden.
For more information about our newsletter, eNews, click here.
Question: Do you have to attend meetings?
Answer: No. Meetings are not required in order to be a member.
Question: Do I have to have a student at RHE to be a member?
Answer: No. Anyone can join our PTA. We love to have the support of the community! Please go HERE to join.
Question: Do I have to join again if I joined last year?
Answer: Yes. PTA Memberships must be renewed each school year.
Question: How do I become a volunteer?
Answer: First thing you need to do is full out the Volunteer Application with the district. Click here for for the application.
Question: Why do I have to have a background check to volunteer with or at the school?
Answer: Background checks are in place for the safety and security of all students. RISD is committed to verifying the identity and background of all visitors that enter the school.
For more information about volunteering, click here.
Question: What if I work and can't volunteer during school hours?
Answer: No problem! There are plenty of ways you can volunteer that don't involve being at school during the day like assisting Hospitality Committee at evening PTA events or helping tabulate orders for Fundraising...or helping to proof the Yearbook....and even asking your child's teacher for a take-home project to help them out.
Question: I'm not interested in any of the categories shown here.
Answer: No problem, just email me and let me know what you are interested in doing and I will find something for you!
Question: I want to chaperone my child's field trip...what do I do?
Answer: Let your child's teacher know and they'll sign you up.
Question: I can't really donate my time because I'm really busy...anything else I can do?
Answer: Yes! We always need other kinds of donations like specific items your teacher might request...or props for a school play...or an Online Auction donation for Spring Fundraiser.
Question: Why should I volunteer?
Answer: RHE couldn't offer many of our events without the support of our amazing parents. Volunteering is like 'sweat equity' and the district notices all the hours our parents put in supporting our school.
Question: What counts as volunteering hours?
Answer: The rule of thumb is "If it benefits the school, it counts!" Even eating lunch or a parent-teacher conference counts as volunteer hours. We also can count volunteer hours for when you are doing things that benefit the school, but you are at home doing it. You can be doing many things at all different times on things that "benefit our school", so it counts! Still not sure? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Question: What is a Homeroom Parent?
Answer: During Meet the Teacher, all the teachers will have sign up sheets recruiting parents to sign up for Room Parents. We like to have one Lead Homeroom Parent for each class and then 2-5 parents who can be available to hep with jobs ranging from coordinating holiday parties, handling communications, stuffing Tuesday Folders, or doing things as the teacher asks for them. We would love your help! Please email email@example.com if you would like to be added to your class list for room moms. Click HERE for more details and responsibilities for Room Parents.