2022 Halloween Party at Ryan Road

The Halloween Party is back!

Friday, October 28, 5:30-8:30pm at Ryan Road.
Volunteers and donations are needed to make this a special and fun night for the kids. Please consider donating or volunteering.

Welcome Back to School

From the PTO:

Welcome (and Welcome Back) to all Ryan Road Families! We are incredibly excited to host our first PTO meeting of the year on 9/21 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm, in person at Ryan Road! We will have refreshments (popcorn and ice cream) and entertainment for the kids by magician Ed Pop. Our plan is to host the event totally outdoors, weather permitting. At this meeting, we hope to provide you all with a glimpse of who the PTO is and what we will be working on this year but here is a preview! We hope to see you and your family at this event.
Who is the PTO?
You are! Every parent and guardian is a member of our PTO.

The Board Members for the 2022-2023 school year are
– President: Shannon Hicks       
– Vice President: Sofiya Alhassan
– Treasurer: Tom Murphy
– Social Media Coordinator: Emily Beaudry
– Secretary: Liam Hurley

What does the PTO do?
Traditionally, we raise money so all students have access to the same opportunities. We put together community events to strengthen the bond between school and home. We anticipate 2022-2023 will look different than last year and there will be more in-person school-wide events and activities.

The PTO is also planning a return to our typical fundraisers, including favorites such as Spirit Gear, Election Day Bake Sale, Art to Remember (keepsakes with your child’s artwork), the calendar raffle, the Christmas Tree Pickup, and events, such as the Halloween Party, Movie Night and the Talent Show. 

Where does the money go?
Money raised by the PTO goes to events and supplies such as field trips, library books, field day, staff appreciation, Nature Week and so much more. We also raise funds that are specifically allocated towards teacher reimbursement, and technology and educational needs not covered by the district. In addition, these funds help to support our Ryan Road families if needs are identified. Please consider donating to our amazing school community.

We need your help to keep going!
If you are interested in joining the board, getting involved with events and helping our school and our students please reach out to a board member or email RyanRoadPTO@gmail.com. You don’t even have to have attended a meeting to get involved – all you need is a desire to help the students of our awesome school. Here are a few examples of how to get involved in the PTO. Join the BoardVolunteer to organize a fundraising event Volunteer to lead one of the already established PTO eventsFinancial donation to the PTOPlease save the date – our first PTO meeting of the year will be Wednesday September 21st from 5:30 – 7:00 pm (in-person) at Ryan Road. All PTO meetings after the initial meeting will be held via zoom.

You can see what we’re up to by following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RKFRRPTO/

We have an open donation link for those who are interested in financially supporting the PTO: https://www.mightycause.com/story/Ryanroadelementary
Please keep an eye out for future communications – we really can’t do this without you! 
Thank you to our wonderful community!

To donate to the PTO:  
https://www.mightycause.com/story/Ryanroadelementary Questions? Email RyanRoadPTO@gmail.com

Ryan Road PTO Fundraiser totals

Our recent fundraisers have been wildly successful! Thank you to our generous community. ❤️

PTO is a fun, easy way to have a huge impact on our school! Help plan fundraisers and help decide how to use the money to benefit Ryan Road. The next PTO meeting is March 16 at 6:30pm. Please join us! Email ryanroadpto@gmail.com for more information.

Calendar Raffle Fundraiser

Hello Ryan Road families!

We have a fun and exciting fundraiser to announce: The Calendar Raffle is back! Win prizes throughout February and support our school! There are dozens of amazing prizes to win (see URL attachment). All prizes were donated by local businesses and Ryan Road families. Thank you to our generous donors!

How to participate:
Each child will come home with 5 copies of the calendar raffle to sell. $5 for one or 5 for $20. Please remember to share this fundraiser with your friends and neighbors! You may print additional copies by clicking HERE, or obtain extras in the main office, between 7am and 4pm Monday – Friday.

Please (LEGIBLY) print your contact info at the bottom of the calendar, detach, and submit ticket and money in your child’s folder BY END OF DAY on Monday, January 31. Entries will still be accepted after that date.

Proceeds from the calendar raffle will go towards the school library, to purchase new books and chairs. Our kids, teachers and staff will all enjoy these library updates!

Please email Caroline Bertrand at carombertrand98@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Annual Christmas Tree Pick-Up Fundraiser


Two pickup date options between 8am – 12pm: 
January 8, 2022 or January 15, 2022 

Let Ryan Road PTO volunteers pick up and dispose of your Christmas tree after the holidays! This service is entirely DONATION-BASED. Please pay what you feel this service is worth.

Sign up online or by phone: 
bit.ly/RyanRoadTreePickUp or call (413) 341-6981. Include name, address, phone number & date of pickup in message.

Questions? Please email RyanRoadPTO@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED for this popular fundraiser! If you have a truck/trailer and are available one or both Saturdays, please call  413) 341-6981 or email RyanRoadPTO@gmail.com.
Thank you to our wonderful community.

PLEASE SHARE with your Northampton neighbors, friends and family. Thank you.

Vote for RK Finn Ryan Road PTO

Thank you for everything you do to benefit our community. We’ve always enjoyed collaborating with non-profits to help make a positive impact, and that’s why we’re encouraging your organization to be part of our annual Customers’ Choice Community Grants program

Our Customers’ Choice Community Grants program allows Florence Bank customers to vote for their favorite local non-profit to receive a share of $100,000.

Here’s how the program works:

1. Share the voting link below with friends, volunteers, participants of your non-profit and ask them to vote for your organization (You must be a Florence Bank customer or become one to vote.)

2. If your organization qualifies* and receives 50 or more of our customers’ votes, you will receive a proportional share of the funds.

3. You will be notified at the beginning of the year and invited to our reception to receive your funds.

It’s that easy! Voting is open all year long and ends on December 31st.

To watch a short video about the program, click here.

Vote Now!

*To receive funds organizations must be a certified 501(c)(3) or equivalent and agree to spend the funds on local needs.