What is the Goal of the PTA?

We strive to fully enrich each child's experience at Richard Gordon Elementary School. This is done with purpose and heart, in collaboration with families and friends, teachers and staff, and our greater community. We do this because well-supported children are able to grow their confidence and capabilities. With this, we joyfully support each child child as they continue to learn and discover - beyond Richard Gordon Elementary School to their own greatest galaxies.  

What does the PTA do?

  • Provide education enrichment – online enrichment  of math and  reading,  STEAM nights, Passport Club, Project Linus, Clubs
  • Support our teachers and staff - grants for classroom supplies and experiences,  art docent funding and support, work committees, Coffee with Christine, Lunchroom Superheroes
  •  Volunteer- in the classroom, in the lunchroom, on the playground. During school and after school. The need for and appreciation of volunteer support cannot be understated! There are so many ways to get involved.  
  •  Provide activities that enriches the school experience for children and families –by funding and sponsoring field trips and school assemblies, activities such as Back to School celebration, Tears and Cheers, Fall Carnival, Field Day, Family Fun Nights, Free Family Movie Nights, Popcorn Fridays, and the 5th Grade Graduation. 
  • Create and cultivate community - involvement and relationships. Perhaps a bit awkward at first figuring out how to get involved, but once you get started... Some examples of our work include ongoing Kingston Food Bank donations at every PTA event, Care and Share clothing bins. 
  •   Fundraise - integral to help accomplish these other goals. We work with the goal of encompassing fun with fundraising, such as the Read-A-Thon, Turkey Trot, Box Tops, the Annual Auction and the Run-and-Fun-a-thon.