The last, but definitely not least, element of the work the RES PTA does is service. We have committed to give generously to those in need, and we know that our kids are leaning compassion and empathy from working side-by-side with us. We strive to involve kids in our programs. As our service volunteers ramp up for the rest of the school year — having completed another great year gathering school supplies for the Back to School drive we sponsor in the late summer — look for information on our Turkey Drive, giving tree and pajama drive. Kids love participating in choosing items for these drives — some families make it a special tradition to donate together. Last year, we took my kids out to find the coolest pajamas we could, then went to a diner for dinner-for-breakfast, and we chose a family bedtime story about helping others. It was a special evening of togetherness, talking about the importance of sharing what we have, and the kids are looking forward to another year of doing the same.
The PTA is glad to encourage our kids, our families and our wider school community to think about charity and service. Your membership in our PTA helps make it possible! Still need to join? Sign up here, using the code REDDINGELEMENTARY. If membership isn’t for you, consider signing up to receive our emails and updates using the same link.