Innisbrook is back!!

Hello Parents!,

Our first easy fundraiser kickoff of the year starts Monday, August 29. Janice, our Innisbrook Rep. will be giving presentations to the kids, at lunch, on Monday, which you are also welcome to attend. Catalogs will be coming home in their backpacks soon after and the sale begins!  Known for their award winning wrapping paper, Innisbrook offers gifts as well. We encourage you to take a look and pass the catalog around to friends, neighbors and co workers. Please do not let children sell unattended!!

One big difference this year is that you will go online and enter all your orders and then forward the money with the receipt to me.  I am here to help anyone who has questions, or difficulties, as are the Innisbrook customer service people. It’s super easy, and efficient.

Finally, this year’s clip on is Max the Monkey. If your child sells four items he/she gets Max the Monkey (but only one). There are prize drawings for the three weeks of the sale as well, with lots of chances to win.  The top five sellers also win extra prizes at the end.

Catalogs and more information to come!!  As always check the blog for information or email me directly at

Thanks in advance for your support!



Annual Harvest Festival Announcement

Greetings Rio Del Mar Families,

School is off to a great start and, with that, the planning of the annual Harvest Festival is underway. This event will be on September 23rd this year, from 5-9 pm. A separate form will go home in early September requesting volunteers for the many shifts that we will have available.

Our planning meeting will happen this year on August 30th, at 8:30 am in the MPR (cafeteria). This committee is responsible for brain-storming ideas and collecting needed items (hoses, extension cords, groceries, etc) and only has one or two meetings. Please come to this event if you’d like to be a part of the Harvest Festival Committee.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the co-chairs:

Denise Russo and   Sandra Staka

Welcome Back!

We hope you had a great summer! We are very excited about the coming school year. Welcome also to our new Board Members: Debra Wiesner – Volunteer Coordinator; Gabby Mackle– Vice President; Ben Roederer- Recording Secretary; Tiffany Chapman – Room Parent Coordinator; Natalie Newton – Treasurer.

All Parent Alliance meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30 in the school library. Childcare and refreshments are provided.

Within the first week of school Volunteer forms will be coming home in your child’s backpack.  We would greatly appreciate your commitment of time to our many fun and fundraising activities. Any amount of time you can offer is extremely valuable and serves to build our school community.

If you would like to find out more about how you can help out with events and fundraisers or if you have a question please contact us at

Month of August


8/17 – 1st Morning Coffee, right after drop off, in the Main Quad area.

8/31 – Return your volunteer forms to your teacher or to the Office.


8/29 – Innisbrook catalogs come home with your child.

Month of September


9/8 – Back to School Night.  Please note this evening is for parents only.

9/13 – Parent Alliance meeting, 6:30pm in Library.


9/21 – Drive for Schools

New Family Meet and Greet Tuesday Aug. 16

To All Kindergarten & New Rio del Mar Elementary students and families,

On behalf of the entire student body Parent Alliance (PA) would like to invite you and your family to join us at the “NEW Family Meet & Greet.”

The purpose of this event is to give you and your family the opportunity to meet other Rio families and to learn more about the on-goings of Rio del Mar Elementary.

We look forward to meeting you and your family soon!