August 17, 2016
On behalf of RUHS PTSA, we would like to welcome everyone to the 2016-2017 school year!
The PTSA supports the school by offering a number of enrichment activities, family social gatherings and volunteer opportunities that are available to all RUHS students and families.
The following enrichment programs are paid for entirely by the PTSA:
- Art Literacy – Hands On Art education taught to all students throughout the year.
- Academic Field Trips – PTSA pays for transportation for 10-12 student enrichment opportunities
- Reflections – A National PTA arts recognition program. All students are invited to participate.
- Sacramento Safari – A California State PTA event that brings students and state legislatures together.
- Student Recognition Events – PTSA helps pay for special awards events in the fall and spring.
PTSA provides departmental teacher grants to reimburse our teachers for out-of-pocket classroom expenses and curriculum based teaching materials. Scholarships are also provided by PTSA for graduating High School Seniors who are current PTSA members. We also issue a weekly eNewsletter, which provides information on school activities and communications from the school Principal and school district.
We sponsor fun social activities, such as our annual car show, volunteer honorary service awards, teacher appreciation week, and other planned events. The PTSA plans to spend about $30,400 in expenses this school year. Funds to pay for the many enrichment programs and social events are obtained through PTSA membership fees, spirit wear sales, family donations, passive fundraisers (Target, Amazon, eScrip, etc.), and company gift matches. Families are encouraged to make a donation of $60 per student to help ensure necessary funds are raised to cover program and event expenses. The majority of our funding for our programs happens at Registration.
We can’t do all of this without you! We deeply appreciate all parents who can find time to support RUHS PTSA by becoming a member of PTSA and/or volunteering in the various programs offered by the PTSA. All members are welcomed to attend our PTSA association meetings, which are held five times during the school year, to learn about what we do as an organization and what is happening at the school. There are many ways to help out and be connected with your child’s education. A PTSA Membership Form and PTSA Volunteer Form are attached. Please return the filled out Membership and Volunteer Forms at Registration or to the School Office by Monday, September 12. Committee chairpersons will contact you regarding volunteering details.
Once again, we welcome you to an exciting school year! Feel free to contact any of the PTSA officers at RUHSPTSA@gmail.com should you have any questions regarding PTSA or any volunteering opportunities.