Welcome Back Parent Coffee


Date: September 4, 2018  

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.

Chairpersons:  Phil and Marie Grandinetti

Email: marieabar@yahoo.com

Fall Parent Social 2018


Date: TBD  

Location: TBD

Grab a babysitter and join other Rhoades parents in celebrating a new school year. Reconnect with old friends, meet new Rhoades families, and learn about some of the great events and programs we have planned for this school year.

Stay tuned for more information.

Chairpersons: Elise Harte & Charlotte Zdanowski

Email: e.harte@att.net

Back to School Ice Cream Social


Date: September 14, 2018  

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 ​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.  We will have our favorite DJ for music and 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.

Chairperson:  Allison Shaewitzh 

Email: ashaewitz@gmail.com

Pumpkin Patch


Date: October 23 & 24, 2018  

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, visit the petting zoo,  and find their Halloween pumpkins.  Please plan to join us on one of the two dates for fall fun and delicious halloween treats!

Chairperson: Jackie Papazian-Brown

Email: Jackiepapazian@yahoo.com

Jog-A-Thon 2018


Date: November 9, 2018  

Time: Starting at 1:45 PM

Location: The Rhoades School Athletic Field

Our third annual Rhoades School Jog-a-Thon is coming this fall!  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.

Stay tuned for more information and volunteer opportunities.  Many thanks.

Parent Ed Series: Dr Jean Twenge


Date: November 1, 2018  

Time: 6:00 PM 

Location: Kittle Auditorium

The Foundation is excited to announce our first Parent Ed speaker of the year. Dr Jean M. Twenge will be discussing her latest book, "iGen: Why Today's Super Connected Kids are Growing up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy- and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood".

Childcare for enrolled students will be provided.

Chairperson: Marie Grandinetti

Email: marieabar@yahoo.com

The Rhoades School Book Fair


Date: December 3 thru 7, 2018  

Time: Before and After School each day

Location: Kittle Auditorium

The Rhoades School annual book fair is back! Head on out to this fall's Wild West Book Fair: Saddle up and read! Round up your friends, teachers and families and make your way to the reading frontier, where readers are wanted and adventure awaits in books galore from Scholastic and other popular publishers. We are excited to bring back Moms and Muffins (December 5th), Dads and Donuts (December 6th) and Lunch with a Friend Day (December 8th) 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.

Chairpersons: Gaby Lehmann & Doris Aharoni

Email: lehmann_gaby@yahoo.com, doris.aharoni@gmail.com

Dads and Donuts


Date: December 5, 2018 

Time: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Location: School Courtyard

It’s all about Dads this morning. 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!

Chairpersons: Jenny Watson and Paul Bannister

Email: jenniferjanewatson@gmail.com

Winter Crafts


Date: December 11, 2018  

Time: 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Lunch Area

Come and be creative with us as we offer a special winter themed crafts events where the children can make gifts or keepsakes for the holiday season. 

The Foundation will be providing crafts for the children to complete and some tasty seasonal snacks.  

Chairperson: Raksha Borkar

Moms and Muffins


Date: December 4, 2018 

Time: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Location: School Courtyard

A special morning to celebrate Moms. Please join us for some light refreshments during 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:  TBD

Bring a Friend to Lunch Day


Date: December 7, 2018 

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. The Foundation will provide pizza and salads to all special guests that attend.

Chairperson:  Tracy Ahn

Email: tjpepoon@gmail.com

Toys for Tots Campaign


Date: December 3- 14, 2018  

Location: Donation boxes inside school entrance

Help us support our local Marines in their annual Toys for Tots campaign. 

Our Rhoades School Girl Scout Troops will be working with Marines from Camp Pendleton to create a special holiday season for children who are less fortunate. Please help us as we practice a spirit of charitable giving and community service for our students by donating new, unwrapped toys.

Chairperson: TBD

Find us: 

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