The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at Richard Gordon Elementary School is a dynamic, vibrant group committed to enriching each child's experience at the school. From a position of care and collaboration with families, teachers, staff, and the wider community, the PTA strives to support and celebrate every child on their educational journey. Recognizing the importance of well-supported children, the PTA joyfully works to boost the confidence and capabilities of every student, not only within the bounds of Richard Gordon Elementary but also as they explore their own "greatest galaxies" of knowledge and experience.
Among its numerous initiatives, the PTA offers educational enrichment activities such as online math and reading resources, STEAM nights, Passport Club, and Project Linus. To bolster support for teachers and staff, they provide grants for classroom supplies and experiences, art docent funding, and even facilitate discussions during events like "Coffee with Christine". The PTA also offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that enrich the school experience for children and their families. These include funding and sponsoring field trips, school assemblies, and fun activities like the Fall Carnival, Family Fun Nights, and the 5K Fun Run & Walk.
Beyond these, the PTA also sponsors staff appreciation events, the Holiday Shoppe, and the much-loved Popcorn Fridays. The PTA also focuses on community involvement and relationship-building, supporting initiatives like Kingston Food Bank donations and Care and Share clothing bins. Fundraising is another key facet of the PTA's work, with creative and fun efforts such as the Read-A-Thon, Turkey Trot, Box Tops, the Annual Auction, and the Run-and-Fun-a-thon. The funds raised through these initiatives directly support programs and events that enhance the school experience, from field trips and assemblies to art programs, S.T.E.M activities, family events, and teacher grants. The PTA at Richard Gordon Elementary truly encapsulates the spirit of community, collaboration, and dedication to children's education.