September 3, 2021
Dear Riverfield Families,
It’s official, we are headed back to school! On behalf of the Riverfield PTA, I am thrilled to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year. My name is Jamie Braden and I have the privilege of acting as your PTA President this year. My husband and I have three girls who attend Riverfield, Emma in 4th grade and our twin daughters Hailey and Elodie in 2nd grade. I am very excited to be a part of a program I am passionate about for a school and community I love. I’m committed to ensuring the Riverfield PTA program lives in a space of collaboration, transparency, and approachability.
To all new families Riverfield families, welcome! And to all returning families, we are so excited to see you around school again. We are coming out of a year that was unlike anything we could have imagined. Thank you to all the parents, teachers, and faculty for their hard work and dedication to the enrichment and education of our kids. I acknowledge it wasn’t easy. You went above and beyond any normal expectation, and I cannot thank you enough for the time and energy you put forth throughout the last school year.
As we return to a “new normal” our PTA goals remain consistent; to support and strengthen the Riverfield community and to ensure all our Roadrunners can reach their full potential. We are here to build community through enriching school and district programs, excellent family events, fundraisers and support the teachers and staff at Riverfield. While what we do this year may look different than previous years, I hope it will bring the same joy, fun, and excitement as years’ past.
Now more than ever, the PTA needs you. Please show your support by joining the PTA. After becoming a member, your level of participation is up to you- there is no volunteer requirement, however we always appreciate you sharing your time, talents, and expertise to benefit the children and school community!
In addition to supporting many outstanding enrichment opportunities for our Roadrunners, your membership gives you access to the PTA online directory and a handy “change of dismissal” notepad. Please Look for our Sneak Peak Email newsletter. It will outline details on how to join the PTA and feature our latest opportunities to help you get involved including how to become a room parent.
Many things are still up in the air. As we navigate ever-changing rules and regulations, we ask for patience. While we have the green light for some programs and activities, others are still tentative. We are following the Superintendent’s and town health guidelines for all programs and expect this year’s calendar to be somewhat fluid as guidelines shift. Please keep up to date on these changes by following along with our Sneak Peek newsletter and checking out the Riverfield PTA website
Thank you for being a part of this wonderful Riverfield community and for your commitment to education. I’m so excited for this year to start and cannot wait to see you all around the school. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
Cheers to a great year!
Riverfield Elementary School PTA President 2021 -2022