The RES PTA is a top-notch organization that provides many programs and events for the benefit of the 
students and staff of our school as well as the greater school community.  All parents, grandparents, family and friends are welcome and encouraged to get involved to ensure our programs continue to be fun and successful for everyone.  We appreciate your support!

So, what do I do?  First, review all RES PTA Committee descriptions below.  If you have questions, feel free to email the Committee Chairs noted or use the Contact Us form above.
                                Once you find something that interests you, simply go to ( )  to signup. You may signup at anytime! 

I'm not really sure what I want to do, but I want to help.  We love volunteers like you!  Simply signup under General Interest in the  (Volunteer) signup.

What happens next?  When you signup, your name will be given to the committee chairperson, who will then contact you for ways to help.  Helping can include attending planning meetings, volunteering your time at the school and/or function, or providing materials or other necessary resource.

We will also post signups across all committees on our Current Signups page, should you want to help as things are posted or become available.  Check back often for updates throughout the school year.

RES PTA Committees (Chairs):  

Auction: (Julia Preusser, Lori Loomis, Betsy Mangum, Kate Knerr, Cristin Drummond)

Our biennial auction, held at the Salisbury Country Club on March 25th, 2017.  There will be raffles, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing.  Lots and Lots of dancing.  Lots of volunteer help will be needed to make this something all will remember for years to come.

Caboose Camp: (Shannon Smalley/Heather Strakele/Tyler Carlton/Katie Hill)

This is an after-school enrichment program for students, offered for six weeks starting January 10, 2017. A variety of classes (e.g. tree climbing, cooking, etc.) are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays during this time period.  Volunteers will help with organizing vendors, registration and running the overall camp when it takes place at the school. **Great opportunity for student volunteer hours**   

Enrichment (Book & Breakfast/One Book-One School):(Tami Bigger/Jenn Brace/Heather Johns/Jennifer Flournoy)

The Book and Breakfast program offers students in the upper grades the opportunity to meet before school to have breakfast while discussing a book chosen by the Committee leaders with input from the Reading Specialist.  Volunteers help organize the breakfasts, lead discussion groups, and ensure things run smoothly the morning of the event. The One Book-One School is a program done in partnership with the RES Reading Specialist to coordinate a school-wide reading of the same book. Volunteers will assist in coordinating the in-school programs.

Green Team: (Julie Mitchell)

This group supports a number of programs to help RES be more environmentally friendly including organizing recycling, walking school buses, the Green Apple Day of Service, Earth Week and maintaining the school gardening and landscaping in cooperation with Chesterfield County.  We have also introduced the Clothing to Cash Recycling Program where we have a drop off bin right in the parking lot near the school.  The Green Team needs volunteers to ensure all of these programs can be managed and are successful throughout the entire year. 

Kids Care Club (KCC): (Kara Mann/Michelle Pendleton)

This group, looks for ways to show that RES cares about the community in which it lives.  Volunteers help organize events throughout the year including Food Drives, creating Thanksgiving Baskets for needy families and more. KCC will also create volunteer opportunities for youth and their families through organized activities primarily on site at Robious Elementary (an occasional activity may take place off site).  **Another opportunity for teenage volunteer hours**

Library (includes Book Fair & Ice Cream Social – February 23-March 3, 2017): (Carissa Smith)

Volunteers are needed daily to help with shelving books and other activities within the library.  Additionally, throughout the week of the book fair, volunteers help students to create wish lists and purchase books, and finish the week with a bang at the Thursday night Book Fair family night. At the end of the year, we also utilize volunteers to inventory and store all library books for the summer. 

Robious Roadrunners Running Club: (Liz Scioscia)

Each Wednesday morning, before school, students gather at the Robious Middle School track to spend time together running/walking.  Running Club is a great way for students to meet others and receive encouragement as they exercise.  Volunteers help organize weekly events that encourage students to join or remain committed to coming each week.

Run for Robious (Date TBD): (Kate Knerr)

Each year, runners and walkers alike gather at Robious for our annual Run for Robious 5K.  Volunteers can help in organizing the event and ensuring its success the day of the race. 

Staff Appreciation: (Cristin Drummond/Casey Payne/Tyler Carlton)

This group coordinates various events throughout the school year to honor our staff and ensure they know how much they are appreciated.  Volunteers can donate time, décor, and/or goodies.  Each year, in May, this group plans an entire week of activities for Staff Appreciation Week where there are numerous ways for volunteers to help out. 

Study Buddies: (Kelly Pemberton)

This group focuses on ways to help students, identified by their teachers, who would benefit from one-on-one time in completing select classroom tasks (e.g. reading, writing, math, etc.).  Volunteers spend a small amount of time each week with their assigned student. 

Yearbook: (Emily Roberts)

All students look forward to the end of the year when they receive their yearbooks and find themselves and their friends throughout the pages.  The Yearbook Committee needs volunteers who can take photos at events throughout the year and upload them to  or via the HJ eShare app (school code: roadrunners). 

5th Grade Party: (Heather Johns/Jenner Watson)

This party is the annual end of the year fun celebration held for our graduating 5th graders.  Volunteers can help with the overall planning and execution of this event. 

Special Programs: (Lauren Clute)

  • Monster Mash – (October 28, 2016) This annual event starts with a pizza party in the cafeteria and ends with a costume dance party in the gym.  Volunteers help with decorating, event support, and overall crowd control. **Great opportunity for middle school volunteer hours** 
  • Dad’s Night – (November 18, 2016) This annual event gives kids the opportunity to spend some quality, fun time with Dad at school.  Volunteers help to organize/plan the event and ensure everyone has fun the night of the event.
  • Daddy-Daughter Dance – (February 24, 2017) This annual event gives little girls the opportunity to feel like princesses adored by their father figures.  Volunteers help to organize/plan the event and ensure everyone has fun the night of the event.

Spirit Nights: (Jenn Denton)

Everyone is needed to help support these fundraisers throughout the year and the kid’s love them!

  • Gelati Celesti     ●   Chick Fil A     ●    Papa John’s Pizza Delivery     ●   Barnes & Noble