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Riverside Parents Association

The RPA is an integral part of Riverside's Strategic Plan to promote and strengthen RPDS's sense of community, ensuring connectedness and inclusion among our families and providing opportunities for involvement in the life of the school. 

The success of the many RPA-driven activities and fundraisers depend on the volunteer support we receive throughout the year. We are so grateful to all of our volunteers for their leadership - your participation makes such a tremendous difference in the lives of our students and the entire Riverside community. 

Great schools provide numerous opportunities for parents to positively participate in the life of the school.

2022-2023 RPA Officers

Amanda Jackson

RPA President

Simmons Skinner

RPA Vice President

Volunteer Opportunities


Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day

This joyous occasion celebrates our Grandparents’ and Special friends as we come together in fellowship on campus for a morning of special events. Volunteers are needed to staff and assist our guests on the day of the event.  

Date: October 13, 2022 

Fall Festival

This event is a family-friendly carnival, complete with games, food and entertainment for the entire RPDS community. Volunteers are needed to coordinate, staff and facilitate the details of the festival. 

Date: October 22, 2022

Caring Tree

Caring Tree is an over 21 year partnership with Riverside Presbyterian Church to help families in need in our community. RPDS’ main focus is the refugee families served by Lutheran Social Services.  Volunteers assist with gift collection and distribution. 

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022

Spring Health & Wellness Event: Duathlon 

This kid-friendly event is an RPDS initiative that engages the broader community to promote health & wellness, fun and philanthropy.  Volunteers assist in planning, promoting and executing this event. 

Date: April 1, 2023


 G3: God’s Grafted Girls/Guys

For 2022-2023, we are studying the Armor of God through a study called Devoted on the book of Ephesians.  Lori Ibach is the creator of the G3 ministry and curriculum.

Dates: Determined by grade-level G3 leaders

Parents in Prayer

Parents in Prayer is an opportunity for any adult who loves RPDS to come and pray for the students, faculty and leadership of our school. Guided by different Bible verses and themes each month, we pray for RPDS and for the written requests of students and staff.

All Pro Dad

Team up with other RPDS Dads and kids for a quick 30 minute program (7:30 a.m. in the Library - 2nd floor Williams Building) focusing on fatherhood and family topics.  Enjoy donuts and coffee and take away some great tips and resources to strengthen your relationships with your children.



Celebrating the 35th anniversary, Capers is our signature fundraising gala and auction.  It is a fun-filled evening featuring live and silent auctions, dancing and dinner. Volunteers assist in planning, promoting and executing this event.

Library Aides

Volunteers assist Mrs. Lucas and Ms. Johnson to restock books monthly, support any needs during the annual author visit as well as staffing the fall and spring book fairs. 

Dates: Fall Book Fair (October 21-28.22), Author Visit (11.29.22), Spring Book Fair (4.14-21.23) 

Faculty & Staff Appreciation

Volunteers will assist RPDS in creating a week-long celebration to honor our faculty and staff. 

Date: May 1-5, 2023

End of Year Party

This on-campus event is an all day, fun-filled, themed event for RPDS students to celebrate the year.  Volunteers will assist co-chairs to help plan, coordinate and staff the event.  

Date: May 24, 2023



Courtney Powers

Assistant Dir. of Advancement
(904) 353-5511 ext. 127


Please contact either RPA Leadership or Courtney Powers, Assistant Director of Advancement, Parent Programs, and Special Events. 

2021-2022 RPA Events

End of Year Luau Party

Fall Festival