Message from PFRD President

Welcome to Riverside Drive Charter Elementary and Parents For Riverside Drive!

On behalf of PFRD, we would like to welcome everyone back to school. You ask what is PFRD? PFRD stands for Parents For Riverside Drive, consisting of parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all students. We support school staff, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteering and funding.

What is PFRD and who can be a Member?

So, who can be a member? If you’re a father, mother, protector, guardian, of a child at RDC then we would like you to become a member. PFRD is also made up of several officers: Mary McAuley, President, Terri McNeal, Vice President, Matt Meduri, Treasurer, Anelim Arvizu, Assistant Treasurer, Kristina Bant-Jenkins, Secretary, and Damon Johnson, Parliamentarian and not to mention our wonderful school staff and volunteers.

Last year, we aided teachers with much-needed supplies, classroom support, improved school grounds, created a second garden, and offered low cost after school care (REC) as well as the Super School enrichment program.

This year we hope to add family events, field trip funding, in-school special events, boost our community involvement, and expand Super School offering.

Become a Volunteer….Why YOU should get involved!

As you can see, we are a small and busy group. This is where you can come in! We need your help, and so do your child(ren).. We are in need of growth and are seeking volunteers to continue re-establishing the organization.

We promise that the time you give our group and the school will be worth your while—and fun! We don’t expect a huge time commitment from volunteers. An hour can be a big help to our group and the school, and we have positions and tasks to fit all schedules and interests. Just let us know whether a program, event, or activity interests you and when you might be free to help. You don’t even have to come to the school or attend a meeting to be involved (although we’d like to meet you in person!).

Feel free to call or email if you have any questions or suggestions. Together, we can make a difference at our school.


Mary McAuley

PFRD President

Please note, this is the website for PFRD, Parents for Riverside Drive Charter. If you’d like to check out the school’s website, for the calendar, faculty, schedules, and so much more, please go to


Friday’s Ice Cream Social was a big blast and great success! Thanks to everyone for the great turn-out. And an especially huge thank you to our wonderful teacher and parent volunteers!!


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Our PFRD Spirit Gear table! Don’t forget to pick up your car magnets and t-shirts!