Parents Association

Parents Association

The Richmond Montessori Parents Association (RMPA) nurtures a strong school community for students and families through special projects, events, and FUNdraising that support and promote the school’s mission. The RMPA executive committee works closely with the school leadership team to plan multiple community-wide events and activities throughout the school year.

These Events Include:

  • Ellwood Thompson Mondays, Moe’s Wednesdays, and Pizza Fridays 
  • School Photos
  • Harvest Fest
  • Fall BBGB Book Fair
  • Family Fun Night
  • Conference Day Lunches
  • Conference Day Child Care
  • Staff Holiday Gifts
  • School-wide Dance
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Family Picnic
  • Spirit Nights

All fundraisers are planned and implemented by parent volunteers, and all proceeds from their efforts directly support programs and physical site improvements to benefit the RMS community. We encourage all parents to contribute to the life of the school by getting involved in at least one event each year. You can join a committee, help out at an event or coordinate a project. It is a great way to get to know other parents, to share your special talents, and to support the students and faculty. The RMPA holds monthly planning meetings and all are welcome to attend and participate in RMPA events. Contact one of the Executive Committee members listed below or Committee Chairs to find out more!

Email to get involved!

Executive Committee
President – Maryangela Rubin
Vice President – Samer Mirdawi
Secretary – Kari Lou Frank
Treasurer – Alan Rubin

Committee Chairs
Click here to read Chair job descriptions. Email if interested in a position. 
Harvest Fest – Jenner Watson
Picture Day – Adriana Lovvorn & Neha Jalan
Family Fun Night – Maryangela Rubin and Samer Mirdawi
Conference Day Lunches – OPEN
Conference Day Childcare – OPEN
Coffee Talks – Adriana Lovvorn & Neha Jalan
Book Fair – Shealyn Milesh
Staff Holiday Gifts – Adrienne Cleveland
Teacher Appreciation Week – OPEN
Dance – Aekta Chawla
End of Year Family Picnic – Kara Augone
Pizza Fridays – Michael Augone
Monday & Wednesday Lunches Coordinator – Maryangela Rubin
Box Tops – Shealyn Milesh
Spirit Nights – Aekta Chawla

RMPA Meeting Dates – 2018/2019
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month in the Lynn C. Humphreys Performing Arts Center on North Campus from 8:45-9:45 a.m. Lunch Meetings are currently twice a year held in the North Campus Conference Room from 12-1 p.m.

September 13
October 4 (LUNCH)
October 11
November 8
December 13
January 10
January 24 (LUNCH)
February 14
March 14
April 11
May 9

RMPA Sponsored Events – 2018/2019

  • October 14: Family Portrait Day
  • October 15: Student Photos
  • October 13: Harvest Fest
  • October 20: Rain Date Harvest Fest
  • TBD: Fall Athletics Spirit Night
  • November 16-20: BBGB Book Fair
  • January 17: Family Fun Night
  • March 15: School-wide Dance
  • TBD: Spring Athletics Spirit Night
  • April 29 – May 3: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 31: Family Picnic

Parent Coffees 2018/19
An informal gathering to get to know one another, and share ideas & experiences within the parent community. Parent Coffees will be held in the South Campus Courtyard from 8:15-9:00 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the location will change to the North Campus conference room.

  • November 15, 2018: Thankful Coffee
  • May 17, 2019: Springtime Coffee Talk

Additional Fundraisers
Amazon Smile –
Select “Richmond Montessori School, Inc.” as your charity.
Box Tops –
Every box top collected is worth $0.10 for RMS!