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

Pumpkin Patch


Date: October 25 & 26, 2016 

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 ​PM

Location: TBD

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

Jog-A-Thon 2016


Date: November 4, 2016  

Time: During school hours

Location: Rhoades School Athletic Field

Our first annual Jog-A-Thon is coming to the Rhoades School this November.  Support our children as they run for fun and prizes and learn more about the importance of health and wellness in their lives.  Details about the event will be provided to the children and parents in late September.

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!

Chairperson: Jenny Watson and Paul Bannister

Email: jenniferjanewatson@gmail.com

Parent Fall Social


Date: November 11, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm to 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.  Watch for more details and buy tickets early as this annual event always has a sell-out crowd!

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

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

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: Mai Vang

Email: mvang@rhoadesschool.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.

Chairperson: Dr. Regina McDuffie

Email: rmcduffie@rhoadesschool.com

Let’s Raise Some Dough for the Rhoades Foundation!


Date: September 28, 2016  

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: 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!

Chairperson: Cassie Brown

Email: cassandrabrownemail@yahoo.com

Find us: 

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