The Riviera Schools Parents Club is proud to have a tradition of significant parental involvement. Parent volunteers bring creativity and enthusiasm that make the variety of wonderful enrichment activities and events at Riviera Schools possible. The purpose of the Parents Club is to instill a sense of community and reinforce school spirit by providing enhancements and activities for the students, parents, teachers, and school.
DON'T FORGET TO LIKE AND FOLLOW US!
- There are many upcoming opportunities to volunteer. If you haven't fulfilled your 2-Hour Power Pledge keep an eye out for the sign up sheets.
- Way to go Maria Claudia Orengo for having the most volunteer hours to date.
- Congratulations to our January Monthly Meeting Raffle winner, Dina Abusad, who won a super comfortable and very cool Bulldog seat cushion. If you would like to purchase one, they are available in the front office.
THE RSPC THANKS OUR SPONSORS
BULLDOG PLATINUM SPONSOR
MIAMI ORTHODONTIC SPECIALISTS
BULLDOG SILVER SPONSORS
CIVICA ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN
BULLDOG BRONZE SPONSORS
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SOUTH MIAMI
HERMAN CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC.
MELAND RUSSIN BUDWICK ATTORNEYS AT LAW
SAGE DINING SERVICES
HOMMEN ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE
MONTHLY MEETING BREAKFAST SPONSOR
BULLDOG BRONZE CARNIVAL SPONSOR
Del Toro insurance
PLEASE CLICK ON OUR SPONSOR LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION
- January 2018 Monthly Meeting Minutes
- Check Out Our Amazing Sponsors
- 2017-2018 PC Calendar
- Welcome Packet & 2-Hour Power Pledge
- Community Service Opportunities
- Bulldog Chair Donation Form
- Sponsorship Opportunities
- 2017-2018 Officers and Coordinators
The RSPC would like to wish you a very Happy New Year! We are excited to embark on the second half of the school year, bringing you lots of great events and activities!
Please take a few minutes to read this month’s Parents Club meeting highlights and some very important upcoming dates!
RSPC January 9, 2018 Meeting Highlights:
Welcome & Icebreaker - Allison Cohen
Prep School - Mr. Snay
Some of our seniors have already received early college acceptances to many prestigious universities, with the bulk of acceptances coming in February and March. On February 7, our World Languages Dept. will be hosting Taste of Nations, a wonderful display of our vast culturally diverse student body that comes together respectfully to share their talent and many foods from all around the world. Rather than college acceptances and test scores, I believe that one of the best ways we show our achievements is by the return of visiting alumni. They become our ambassadors. The students that benefited from our wonderful teachers and great parent support, who are so well prepared who can do nothing but continue to achieve in their respective colleges.
Day School - Dr. Rodriguez
We are happy to be back from winter break, ready for the many events and activities we are preparing for in the next few weeks. This Friday (January 12) is Shed Your Threads. Our Valentine’s Day Sale runs from Jan 31 - Feb 7. Our class photos are January 18. Reports cards will be sent out via email next Tuesday. At the end of the month, we will be meeting to choose among our best 4th and 5th grade students for induction into the National Elementary Honor Society. We are also preparing to add a coding class to our curriculum for students from Pre-K to the 5th grade, which has proven to be extremely beneficial even at such young ages.
Athletic Director - Courtney Young
Athletic Program continues its growth. Students are enthusiastic about adding even more sports to our athletic department. We will be adding Track to our spring season. Baseball will also be commencing in the spring, with both a JV and varsity teams. Soccer is coming to a close with Girls’ Districts next week, this week’s Senior recognition game. The Boys’ Senior game will take place next week. We are looking forward to another amazing spring season. We count on and appreciate your continued support.
Holiday Store - Sonia Baez & Diana Tomassetti
The Holiday Store was as success. It was even more successful than in the past, since it was held on site at the day school, so there was no expense from renting space from the Women’s Club. RSPC’s profits totaled $836.84! We want to extend a special thanks to the volunteers that that dedicated their time to make this event so great: Yvonne Alfonso, Michelle Buendia, Melissa Cruz-Alvarez, Susan Dimond, Vanessa Drumgoole, Yamila Estevez, Nicole Gadala-Maria, Pauline Guzman, Brooke Hoenig, Laura Larrabee, Olga Lastra, Kelly Lawrence, Gaby Loewenstein, Jennifer Magarano, Tatiana Merlo, Alisa Newman, Ruth Roman-Jimenez, Adalis Sanchez-Sarno, and April Stuzin,
Sports Booster - Pauline Guzman
Thanks to all the parents who volunteer and support our teams. With the Athletics Department’s continued growth, our teams are always in need of more volunteers. Please contact the RSPC if you want to be more involved.
Sponsorship - Allison Cohen for Anna Feiler
We would like our RSPC Sponsors (below) for their continued support of all of the RSPC events and activities. We are currently seeking sponsors for our signature event, the Carnival If anyone in our Riviera Community wants to become a RSPC sponsor please visit our webpage for more information or contact us directly.
Silver Sponsors: InSource Insurance and Civica Architecture & Urban Design
Bronze Sponsors: First National Bank of South Miami, Herman Constructions Services, Inc., Meland-Russin-Budwick Attorneys at Law, Herff Jones, SAGE Dining Services, and Home Orthopedic Institute.
Monthly Meeting Breakfast Sponsor: Raw Juce
Printing Sponsor: imPRESS dcMEDIA
Social Committee - Shannon Salstein & Liz Perez
Our next event is Food Truck Frenzy on January 26. It’s a family favorite, so please come join us for an evening of fun, food, and socializing! We will have 6-7 food trucks, face painting and a photo booth (provided by NJHS & Student Government). This event is fun for the entire family! We need volunteers for set up and clean up, so please sign up at www.volunteersignup.org/F4TW7. On Friday, February 9, we will have our Parents vs. Teacher basketball game at the Prep Gym. It’s a super exciting event filled with friendly competition. Please join us!
Community Service - Debbie Sperber
Our efforts in doing community service not only help fulfill our students community hour requirements but enhance our lives and help teach our children to give back. Please visit our website link for information on community service opportunities. Please remember that logs are due in April, and HS students are required to have 25 hours, and MS students 10 (plus any hours required by other honor societies, etc.).
Support Our Troops & Adopt a Soldier - Allison Cohen
We would like to thank everyone who supported our troops by bringing in donations. Over 50 students helped us packed 81 boxes! We have also started an Adopt a Soldier program where you can become pen pals and send care packages to a soldier who does not have a support system. Please contact us for more info.
Career Day - Nicole Gadala-Maria, Sonia Baez & Dina Abusad
Career Day is on February 1, at the Day School from 8:30-11:30am. We have approximately 20-25 speakers from all walks of life presenting their careers to our students. If you are interested in participating please so not hesitate to contact us.
Carnival - Allison Cohen
Our carnival will be Sunday, March 4. We offer online ticket sales, in addition to curbside and front office ticket sales. The ticket is all inclusive of rides, food, snacks, refreshments. It is a fun-filled event that is enjoyed by everyone in the family. Volunteers needed for ticket sales, and the day of the event. Community service hours avaiable for students as well. We will have exciting rides, fun booths, cake walk, pie in the face contest, shopping bazaar.
Daddy Daughter Dance - Christy/Pauline
Our Daddy Daughter will be held at the Prep on Friday, March 9, from 7-9pm. Tickets are $30 per person. All “daughters” from all grades can participate with their daddy, grandpa, uncle, or other VIP in their life. The theme is Butterflies and Flowers.
Book Fair - Debbie Sperber, Pauline Guzman, Sonia Baez
Our Book Fair takes place on April 24- 27. We encourage you to bring your families to enjoy from the many books available for all ages, and the many other events such as Principle’s Story Time and Movie Night. We appreciate your support; volunteers are needed.
Yearbook Ads - Gigi de Troyban
Place your FULL COLOR yearbooks ads and make your memories last forever! Congratulate a student, celebrate a friendship, honor a graduating senior, or advertise your business. The deadline is January 31, 2018. If you have any questions or require assistance, please email@example.com for Day School Yearbook, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Raffle - Congratulations Dina Abusad, the winner of our monthly meeting raffle prize. This month’s prize: Riviera sports seat cushion with key chain.
Tina Dailey Foundation - Guest Speakers
The Tina Daily Foundation concentrates on bringing awareness to the disease of addiction. They are now working with Riviera high school students on their Ambassador Program, which will assist in fundraising, raising awareness, and gaining information. Meetings and round table discussions will take place once a month at the Prep. Speakers, Vilma Dailey (Founder and mother to Tina who passed away three years ago of a drug overdose) and Cindy Dodd (Allison please confirm her name ?) gave a very informative and emotional presentation.
Upcoming Events & Important Dates
- Food Truck Frenzy - Prep - Friday, January 26
- Career Day - Day School - Thursday, February 1
- Parents vs. Teachers Basketball - Prep - Friday, February 9, 6pm
- Riviera Carnival - Dodge City Picnics - Sunday, March 4
- Daddy Daughter Dance - Prep - Friday, March 9, 7-9PM
- Scholastic Book Fair- Prep Library - April 24-27
- Principal’s Story Time - Prep Library - Thursday, April 26
- Movie Night - Prep Cafetorium - Friday, April 27
- NEXT GENERAL MEETING - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 8:45AM AT THE DAY SCHOOL
THANK YOU TO OUR BULLDOG PLATINUM SPONSOR
Carmen Garcia-Paul, DMD, MS
8525 SW 92 STREET, SUITE B-9, MIAMI, FL 33156
THANK YOU TO OUR BULLDOG SILVER SPONSORS
THANK YOU TO OUR BULLDOG BRONZE SPONSOR
10291 NW 46th St, Sunrise, FL 33351
THANK YOU TO OUR BULLDOG BRONZE CARNIVAL SPONSOR
THANK YOU TO OUR MONTLY MEETING BREAKFAST SPONSOR
THANK YOU TO OUR PRINTING SPONSOR
PC Calendar 2017-2018
The Parents Club sponsors many activities and events throughout the school year. Some events we plan include Family Bingo Night, Principal’s Story Time, Parents Night Out, Riviera Carnival, and many more.
Click HERE for our calendar listing all of the events, monthly meetings, and activities. We encourage you to attend and show your Bulldog spirit!
RSPC Welcome Packet
Our Welcome Packet contains information about what the RSPC does, the RSPC Calendar of Events, the 2-Hour Power Pledge with sign up sheet, and the Events & Committees Summary. We look forward to all of our families getting involved in making the RSPC a success.
Support the Troops Packing Event
Students can earn community service hours by helping pack boxes to send to the troops for the holidays. The packing event will on November 29, at 2:45 pm, in the Prep School Cafetorium. Volunteer to sign up and pack the boxes at www.volunteersignup.org/CXKQ3 . Also, don't forget to donate items from the list above on the website so we have enough items to send out.
Special Olympics Miami-Dade County
Riviera Schools and the Riviera Schools Parents Club are proud sponsors of the Special Olympics Miami-Dade County.
Volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics. They enable Special Olympics to offer sports training and competition and provide the athletes with the opportunity to grow and showcase their skills. There are many ways to volunteer with Special Olympics.
Volunteer opportunities can be found at http://specialolympicsflorida.org/miami-dade/volun...
Bulldog Chair Donation
The RSPC has a wonderful opportunity for our families and staff to dedicate a Bulldog Chair. When you dedicate a Bulldog Chair, an engraved plaque with your customized message will be permanently attached to the back of the chair. The Bulldog Chairs are used at indoor sporting events and school functions and are made with heavy aluminum frames and durable thick plastic cushions. Dedicate a chair to a player, coach, faculty member, student, family, or company.
Thank you for your support.
Become a RSPC Sponsor
The RSPC is a non-profit organization that benefits the students, staff, and families of Riviera Schools. Our purpose is to organize a variety of academic and social programs that will enrich the educational experience for our children. Throughout the year the RSPC provides approximately 20 events on and off our campuses.
Riviera Schools is comprised of two campuses. Riviera Schools was established in 1950, is Coral Gables' oldest independent school, and is home to preschool through twelfth grade. Riviera Schools is comprised of two campuses. The Day School offers preschool through fifth grade. Riviera Preparatory School offers grades six through twelve with a college preparatory education that is committed to an individualized student curriculum.
As a sponsor of the RSPC your business will reach close to 1,000 families between our Day School and Preparatory campuses. We have designed different sponsorship packages that will fit your marketing needs and level of exposure to our student population.
To demonstrate your support, please complete and return the sponsorship form below. If you have any questions, please contact Anna Feiler at email@example.com.
PARENTS CLUB OFFICERS
President - Allison Cohen
VP - Day School - Nicole Gadala-Maria
VP - Prep School - Dina Abusad
Secretary - Gigi de Troyban
Treasurer - Diana Gutierrez
PARENTS CLUB COORDINATORS
Community Service Coordinator - Debbie Sperber
Marketing Coordinator - Cristy Bueno
Social Committee Coordinators - Shannon Salstein & Liz Perez
Social Media Coordinators - Tatiana Merlo
Special Events Coordinator - Sacha Perez
Sponsorship Coordinator - Anna Feiler
Sports Booster Coordinator - Pauline Guzman
Volunteer Coordinator - Alisa Newman
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