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Back to School

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! RES PTO has all the back to school info you need to make this the best year yet at RES. 

Register with Membership Toolkit

The RTSD PTOs use Membership Toolkit to send email communications and provide an online directory. All families should complete the annual update of contact information - this is the only way to ensure your family receives emails from the RES PTO and your child(ren)'s homeroom parents since RTSD cannot share contact information with the PTO. (New families should register as a new user.)

Membership Toolkit Registration

After completing the "Family Information" form (no cost), you have the option of limiting what contact information should appear in the district's online directory (no cost) and/or purchasing access to the online directory ($10). If you have questions about Membership Toolkit, please contact Steve Kerr or email radnorptoptsa@gmail.com.

Sign up for Pretzel Fridays

Support the PTO by registering your child(ren) to receive 20 Fridays of soft pretzels! Pretzels are delivered to your child(ren)'s classroom before snack time on designated Fridays throughout the year. The cost is $45 per student and includes a water bottle. Registrations are due by Thursday, Sept. 22, and the first pretzels will be delivered on Sept. 30. Follow the RES Calendar or save the flyer below for all the delivery dates. 

Register for Pretzel Fridays Pretzel Friday Flyer

If you have questions about Pretzel Friday, please contact Maris Leo.

Register for Fall Clubs

RES is again offering a variety of after-school clubs/electives through the Right At School program, including sports, theater, STEM/robotics, cooking, chess, and medicine.

Fall Clubs/Electives

Registration ends on Sept. 30 and clubs run Sept. 27 to Dec. 16. Sign up early as space is limited. If you have questions about clubs, please contact Right At School's area manager, Joshua Clarke.

Donate to the RES PTO Annual Fund

Please consider showing your support of the PTO by making a one-time, tax-deductible donation to the Annual Fund. The PTO has set an Annual Fund goal for this year of  $8,000 with the participation of 100+ families, and gifts of all sizes are needed and appreciated. 100% of all funds raised through the Annual Fund benefit RES students, teachers, and the Radnor community. Thank you for your support!

Donate to RES PTO Annual Fund Annual Fund Donation Flyer

If you have questions about the Annual Fund, please contact Jenn Breen.

Shop for RES Spirit Gear

Shop the new Radnor Spirit Gear store to show your RES pride. The PTO also receives 10% of all sales. If you have questions about Spirit Gear, please contact Martha Coates.

Radnor Spirit Gear

Support the PTO while you shop

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to RES PTO. Shop smile.amazon.com and select "Radnor Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization Inc" as your designated charity.

Amazon Smile

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education has converted to a mobile system - no more clipping! Use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipts, find participating products, and instantly add cash to our school's earnings. Download the app, sign-up for Radnor Elementary School, and start scanning each time you shop.

Box Tops for Education

If you have questions on AmazonSmile or Box Tops for Education, please contact Sarah Finkel.

Mark your calendar for Spirit Days

RES Spirit Days start Friday, Sept. 16 with "I Belong!" - wear your Radnor gear to celebrate Back to School and our RES community. Check the RES Calendar or the flyer below for all the 2022-2023 Spirit Days.

RES Spirit Days

Give back on Giving Fridays

Giving Fridays is back in action! Starting Friday, Sept. 16, your child can support a neighbor in need by donating non-perishable food items as well as toiletries to the Giving Friday bins outside RES or in the front atrium. All donations are delivered to the Wayne Food Panty.

Information on Giving Friday

If you have questions on Giving Friday, please contact Ali King. 

Get involved with RES PTO

Every parent/guardian and teacher is automatically a member of the RES PTO, with no obligation, but we want you to be involved however you can. Attending PTO meetings is a great place to start - join us on Oct. 13 at 7pm in the RES Library.

Volunteers are also needed for a variety of roles during the 2022-2023 school year. It's a great way to meet other parents as well as connect with your kids during school events. Please consider contributing your time, skills, and excitement - that's all it takes to make the PTO a success!

RES PTO Volunteer Opportunities

If you have questions about the PTO, email radnorelementarypto@gmail.com or contact any of the PTO officers.

 

RTSD Back to School Central

RTSD provides a wealth of additional information on its centralized Back to School page. Be sure to review the details on these programs and more:

Stay Informed All Year

RES PTO keeps parents/guardians informed throughout the year:

  • Email newsletters - RES Express, the RES PTO e-newsletter, is filled with PTO news, information on upcoming school and PTO events, and district happenings. Families must be registered in Membership ToolKit to receive RES Express, as well as other emails from RES PTO and your child(ren)'s homeroom parents.
  • Social media - Join the RES PTO Facebook Group, and follow the RES PTO on Instagram, for quick updates and alerts.
  • Website - Check the PTO website regularly for recent announcements, calendar of events, committees and groups you can join, fundraising opportunities, and more.

Parents/guardians are also encourage to subscribe to The Radnor Reader, a weekly e-newsletter from the RTSD Communication team highlighting school-specific and district-wide information and events.

RES PTO is committed to ensuring no students are left out of an event or activity due to financial need. Please contact school counselor Sarah Casey to confidentially discuss or request financial support for any activity.

RES Calendar

Save the date for these Back to School events:

Grades 3-5 Open House (for parents/guardians)
Sept. 8 from 6-7:30pm

Grades K-2 Open House (for parents/guardians)
Sept. 15
Kindergarten begins at 6pm in classrooms, followed by principal's remarks
Grades 1-2 begins at 7pm with principal's remarks, followed by open house

RES Spirit Day - "I Belong!" (for students and staff)
Sept. 16

Back to School Picnic (for students and families)
Sept. 22 at 5pm on the RES Playground

Picture Day (for students and staff)
Sept. 28

First PTO Meeting (for parents/guardians)
Oct. 13 at 7pm in the RES Library

Visit RES Calendar for more dates and details

Add school calendars to your device

Families can add calendars to your smartphones and digital calendars using iCal feeds, to ensure you never miss an important event:

  • RTSD Instructional Calendar - district holidays, teacher in-service days, etc.
    • Standard iCal URL: https://www.rtsd.org/calendar/calendar_358.ics
    • Google iCal URL: https://www.rtsd.org/calendar/calendar_358_gmt.ics
  • RES Calendar - RES school and PTO events
    • Standard iCal URL: https://www.rtsd.org/calendar/calendar_354.ics
    • Google iCal URL: https://www.rtsd.org/calendar/calendar_354_gmt.ics
  • Elementary School Cycle Days - specials schedule
    • Standard iCal URL: https://www.rtsd.org/calendar/calendar_370.ics
    • Google iCal URL: https://www.rtsd.org/calendar/calendar_370_gmt.ics

Learn more about adding iCal feeds to Google Calendar, iOS, Outlook, and more.

Information for New Families

Welcome to the RES community! Whether you have kindergarteners or new 1st-5th graders, check out our Kindergarten and New Families page for additional helpful information about our school and community.

Kindergarten parents/guardians are also encouraged to review the district's Kindergarten page for more details.

Still have questions? The RES PTO is here to help!

Before and After Care

On-site before care (starting at 7:30am) and after care (until 6pm) is available through Right At School. A variety of schedules are available as well as daily drop-ins. Contact Joshua Clarke, Right At School's area manager, with questions about before and after care.

Be sure to also check out the variety of after-school clubs (aka "electives") through the Right At School program - find more details above.

Radnor Elementary School students smile at lunch
Two students on RES playground smiling
Radnor Elementary School friends smile in hallway