What is the Rhoades Foundation?
The Rhoades Foundation is the parent support organization for The Rhoades School. We partner with the school to create a positive educational experience for our children. All schools have a parent support organization and these organizations serve the same purpose -- to provide resources for a school and children that regular school budgets don't cover. Whether the school is a public school and calls this assisting organization a “PTA” or “PTO”, or a private school that refers to it as a “Foundation”, the goals are the essentially the same -- support the school, provide supplemental learning enhancements for the children and the faculty, and build school spirit internally and externally within the community it serves.
Over the years The Rhoades Foundation has evolved from a paid membership program to its current status, today all parents with children attending the school are members of the Foundation. While we no longer require a contribution to be a member, we still rely on parent contributions to support our funding needs. In the coming school year, the Foundation is projecting to spend between $350 and $400 per child to enrich our children’s educational experience. We need and appreciate your support to make these programs come to life.
Our Core Values
Your Rhoades Foundation leadership team wants parents to know exactly what we stand for before you decide how best to contribute your time or money. In short, here are the key values and core principles that will guide the Foundation’s behavior:
• The Foundation's primary purpose is to provide a better educational experience for our children and supplemental learning enhancements for the children and the faculty, build school spirit within the community we serve. This is the key litmus test for all we will do.
• The Foundation efforts are closely aligned with the goals of the school to ensure all efforts add incremental value to our children's education experience. To this end the faculty and staff of The Rhoades School will be active partners in our discussions regarding Foundation activities.
• The Foundation exists to serve the families of The Rhoades School by creating and supporting the things our Rhoades community value most. As such, your participation, support and ideas will determine our success.