President’s Message

WELCOME TO RIO AMERICANO! Rio is an amazing school and I know that you will be happy with your choice to enroll your student here. As we know, being involved in your student’s education helps not only your student; but the community as well. Being an active member of the PTSA is a wonderful way to be involved and is a direct pipeline of communication between administration, staff, and students. One of the great things about PTSA is that it puts students in the mix along with parents and teachers. Parents and teachers working together with students is the perfect place to seek out opportunities and challenges – step out of our

comfort zone, and to be a part of making a difference. That being said, being involved in our school campus matters. The strength and the character of our Rio Community depend on the involvement of our entire community. I am asking for all of your help to build this sense of connectedness that’s grown out of the membership and participation of parents, teachers, and students.

There are several ways to be involved:

  • Join PTSA and come to meetings (2nd Wednesday of every month starting September 19th the week after Back to School Night ) in the Library at 7 pm
  • Volunteer for school-wide functions… Pay if forward for Grad Night, Senior Showcase, Duck Derby, and a number school-wide functions that you will see advertised in the newsflash. Donating water or other supplies for these events is very helpful.
  • Be a part of a committee. We have several openings that can fit a variety of time commitments and talents. A list of opportunities can be found on our One Rio site.

We are looking to continue a signature project this year that I think we can all get behind. We would like to replace a few drinking fountains with filtered water bottle dispensers. We were delayed on this effort as our major construction projects took precedence.  An easy way to help fund this effort is to join PTSA (over half of the dues go straight to the school).  Another way is if you use Amazon Prime account and adjust your settings to Amazon Smile and choose Rio Americano PTSA as the charitable group to support, Rio will get .5% of your purchases ….It all adds up!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at I invite you to challenge yourself to get involved. Everyone has something to contribute. Again, welcome to Rio Americano, it’s going to be a great year!

Suzanne Cook
PTSA President
Rio Americano High School