Welcome Back Parent Coffee


Date: September 1, 2016  

Time: 8:30 AM

Location: Kittle Auditorium

Please join on the first day of school for coffee and tea. This is a great opportunity to say hello to old friends and welcome new Rhoades families. Come meet the new Rhoades Foundation members and learn about some exciting events that the Foundation is planning this year as well volunteer opportunities at school throughout the year.

Back to School Ice Cream Social


Date: September 16, 2016  

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 ​PM

Location: Rhoades School Basketball Court Area

Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream!


Come kick off the school year by joining us for an old fashioned ice cream social.  There will be a DJ for music and dancing, fun games, art projects, and of course, a free ice cream sundae bar for all!  Students must be accompanied by their parent or approved pick up person to attend.

Chairpersons:  Dave Porcelli

Email: dporcelli89@gmail.com

Chairpersons:  Lisa Katriel and Bebe Barrett

Email: lbkatriel@yahoo.com,  srinyabarrett@gmail.com

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast


Date: October 31, 2016  

Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: Kittle Auditorium

The Foundation will be providing a special breakfast event in appreciation of our faculty and teachers.  We love the team at Rhoades, they provide our children with an exceptional educational experience and this is a chance for us to say thank you for all they do.

Chairpersons:  Michele Duca

Email: mcduca@yahoo.com

Jog-A-Thon 2016


Date: November 4, 2016  

Time: Starting at 1:45 PM

Location: The Rhoades School Athletic Field

Jog-a-thon is coming Friday, November 4th.!  This is a fundraiser where families, friends, co-workers and neighbors pledge money to support the students as they jog,

run, or walk laps and participate in some exciting obstacle courses at school. All of the money raised from the Jog-A-Thon will benefit the Rhoades School students, with funds being used to create a dedicated fitness area with equipment for K-8, as well as a new hydration station on the sports field. 

This is going to be a fun event for the students.  There will be a DJ, popsicles and all participants will receive a pedometer for their participation!  We are excited to host an event that encourages physical activity and promotes wellness, all while raising funds to support our school.  Stay tuned for more information and volunteer opportunities.  Many thanks.

Chairperson: Marie Grandinetti

Email: marieabar@yahoo.com

The Rhoades School Book Fair


Date: December 5 thru 9, 2016  

Time: Before and After School each day

Location: Kittle Auditorium

The Rhoades School annual book fair is back! This year we will be partnering again with Mrs. Nelson’s Book Fair to bring you a great selection of new books and other fun items. We are excited to bring back Moms and Muffins (December 5th), Dads and Donuts (December 6th) and Lunch with a Friend Day (December 9th) again to celebrate our Rhoades families and community and a portion of all sales will go back to the Foundation to support our school. It’s a great way to get an early start on holiday shopping too.

Chairperson: Elise Harte and Cindy Edgerly

Email: e.harte@att.net, cindygavin@yahoo.com

Dads and Donuts


Date: December 6, 2016  

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: School Courtyard

It’s all about Dads this morning. Each year Dads or other special guests are invited to join their children during the book fair for a light breakfast in the courtyard before flag salute. We couldn't possibly think of a better way to start the school and work day!

Pumpkin Patch


Date: October 25 & 26 

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 ​PM

Location: Tom’s Adventures Pumpkin Patch at 105 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., Encinitas (across from 7/11)

The Foundation is excited to offer a fun Fall event for the children.  We will be hosting two days of fun at the Pumpkin Patch near our school where the children can use the bounce houses, climbing walls and can find their Halloween pumpkin.  Please plan to join us on one of the two dates for yummy snacks and Fall fun!

Chairperson: Jon and Shannon Rodrigue

Email: shannonrae3333@gmail.com

Parent Fall Social


Date: November 11, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens

Come and join us for a fun filled evening with your Rhoades School friends.  This parent only event provides a great opportunity to meet other Rhoades parents in a fun social setting.  Visit our online store to purchase tickets or click here.

Chairperson: Danene Schott

Email: dschott@rhoadesschool.com

Moms and Muffins


Date: December 5, 2016  

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: School Courtyard

A special morning to celebrate Moms. Please join us for some light refreshments to kick off opening day of the book fair. Come mingle with other Rhoades moms or special friends over coffee and pastries and get an early start on your holiday shopping.

Chairperson:  Bebe Barrett

Email: srinyabarrett@gmail.com

Special Friends Lunch


Date: December 9, 2016  

Time: During Students Regular Lunch Time

Location: School Courtyard

Bon Appetit! A favorite event during the book fair, we invite your child to bring a special guest to join them for lunch at school! This might be a grandparent, an aunt, uncle, cousin, coach or babysitter. It’s a delightful way for your child to share their school experience with that special person. Details forthcoming on how to order a meal for your guest for this event.

Chairperson:  Tracy Ahn

Email: tjpepoon@gmail.com

Chairperson: Jenny Watson and Paul Bannister

Email: jenniferjanewatson@gmail.com

Winter Crafts


Date: December 12 & 13, 2016  

Time: 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Lunch Area

Come and be creative with us as we offer a special winter time crafts events where the children can make keepsakes that you can cherish in years to come.

The Foundation will be providing crafts for the children to complete and some tasty seasonal snacks.  The event will also provide a chance to meet some of our country’s proud service members as it will be the culmination of the annual Toys for Tots campaign.

Chairperson: Lisa Porcelli

Email: lmporcelli89@gmail.com

Parent Education Event Book Talk: Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World


Date: September 20, 2016  

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Kittle Auditorium

Please mark your calendars for the first Parent Education event of the year!

Dr. McDuffie and Mr. Nolan will lead a discussion on the importance of teaching and nurturing a sense of empathy in our children, the subject of best-selling author Dr. Michele Borba's book:  "UnSelfie:  Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World.  


This event is for parents only and will take place in the Kittle Auditorium.

Middle School - Final Friday Fun Days

Date: Last Friday of Each Month 

Time: 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Kittle Auditorium

Attention Middle Schoolers!  Come join your friends for Final Friday Fun Days on the last Friday of each month.

The Rhoades Foundation is sponsoring this great monthly middle school event where there will be food, drinks and games; including our brand new Ping Pong table.


Watch for more details about these fun Fridays!

Chairperson: Jeff Nolan

Email: jnolan@rhoadesschool.com

Let’s Raise some Dough for the Rhoades Foundation!


Date: September 28, 2016  

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Flippin' Pizza Encinitas

215 South El Camino Real, Encinitas

Bring your family and friends in for Pizza on Wednesday September 28 (dine in or take-out) and Flippin Pizza will donate 50% of all sales back to the Rhoades Foundation!


Be sure to mention that you are with the Rhoades Foundation when you place your order and you can help us to raise more money for our programs and get a great meal too. Tell your friends, sports teams, etc!

Parent Education Event

TED Talk Movie Night


Date: November 2, 2016  

Time: 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Kittle Auditorium

Join Dr. McDuffie and Mr. Nolan on November 2 to watch Julie Lythcott-Haim’s TED Talk: “How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Over-Parenting Trap and Prepare your Kid for Success” followed by a discussion session afterwards. 


Based on her best-selling novel with the same title, Lythcott-Haims offers a unique perspective and authority to the subject as Stanford’s former dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising.  Her TED talk discusses the over-parenting trap that exists in our society today, and how to escape the trap to ensure the same goal is attained, that is, to mold your offspring into thriving adults.  “We speak of dreams as boundless, limitless realms,” Lythcott-Haims writes. “But in reality often we create parameters, conditions and limits within which our kids are permitted to dream — with a checklist childhood as the path to achievement”.


This event is for parents only.  Light refreshments will be served.

Find us: 

The Rhoades School Foundation
141 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road Encinitas, CA 92024