Community Involvement

Welcome to the Roland Park Country School community! There are many ways you and your family can get involved!

 

Volunteering

Volunteering provides an opportunity for families to experience first-hand the supportive, collaborative and uplifting community here at Roland Park Country School.

Ways to Volunteer

Pre/Lower School

Parent Garden Team: Assist the LS Sustainability Coordinator with green projects.

Arts: Sew and alter concert attire; assist students backstage during winter and spring concerts.

Classroom: Help teachers with tasks such as laminating, preparing project materials, cutting, filing, etc.

Killebrew Library: Work with the LS Librarian shelving books and various other tasks.

Book Fair (fall): Assist the librarian with setting up and selling books.

Fall Harvest Festival: Assist the 1st and 2nd Grades with harvesting vegetables grown in the RPCS gardens and then create meals with the vegetables for the family feast!

Book Swap: Assist with receiving, organizing and shelving donated books.

LS Closing Exercises: Coordinate and assist with the set up and clean-up of the LS Closing Exercises reception.

Grade Representative: Serve as a liaison between the parents and the Parents’ Association. Attend monthly meetings and communicate with parents on an as-needed basis to disseminate information to parents regarding events that are PA, advisory and/or grade specific. Report to the Lower School PA Division Chair. 1-2 per homeroom.

Annual Giving Class Chair: Encourage your class’ participation in The Fund for Roland Park Country School by contacting parents, attending the fall phonathon event, and following up with letters, emails, and phone calls.

Mentor Family: Be the welcoming committee for a new RPCS family! The summer prior, contact the new family, meet at least once, arrange playdates, stay in touch during the first week of school, and invite and encourage new parents to attend events.

Parent Ambassador: Assist the Admissions Office during visiting days by talking with prospective parents and giving tours.

Middle School

Mixers/Dances: Chaperone and supply snacks for 7th and 8th grade mixers.

Book Fair (fall): Assist the librarian with setting up and selling books.

Hershey Park: Chaperone the 8th grade trip to Hershey Park.

Sleepover: Assist with purchasing food.

MS Musical: Assist with cast party.

MS Closing Exercises: 7th Grade parents host the reception following the MS Closing Exercises by planning, serving, and cleaning up.

Advisory/Grade Representative: Serve as a liaison between the parents and the Parents’ Association. Attend monthly meetings and communicate with parents on an as-needed basis to disseminate information to parents regarding events that are PA, advisory and/or grade specific. Report to the Middle School PA Division Chair. 1 per advisory.

Annual Giving Class Chair: Encourage your class’ participation in The Fund for Roland Park Country School by contacting parents, attending the fall phonathon event, and following up with letters, emails, and phone calls.

Mentor Family: Be the welcoming committee for a new RPCS family! The summer prior, arrange playdates, stay in touch during the first week of school, and invite and encourage new parents to attend events.

Parent Ambassador: Assist the Admissions Office during visiting days by talking with prospective parents and giving tours.

8th Grade T-Shirt & Luncheon: Help design the 8th grade t-shirt and organize the luncheon.

7th Grade Bliss Project: Coordinate and organize the 7th Grade Bliss luncheon.

Upper School

Fall Ball, Winter Formal, & BAC Dance: Assist with coat check and monitoring entrance/exit doors.

Annual Giving Class Chair: Encourage your class’ participation in the Fund for Roland Park Country School by contacting parents, attending the fall phonathon event, and following up with letters, emails, and phone calls.

Parent Ambassador: Assist the Admissions Office during visiting days by talking with prospective parents and giving tours. Grade Representative: Serve as a liaison between the parents and the Parents’ Association. Meet monthly with the Grade Level Dean to discuss upcoming events and concerns in the grade. Attend monthly meetings and communicate with parents on an as-needed basis to disseminate information about PA, divisional, and grade events. Report to the Upper School PA Division Chair. 1 per grade.

Parents' Association

Parents’ Association Executive Board: Roles include: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Division Chairs, Nominating Chairperson, and the President ex-officio. Full descriptions are available online in the Parents’ Association by-laws.

Division Chair (year-round): Serve as a liaison between the Grade Representatives and the division heads promoting sound communication between the School and the Parent Network. Appointed by the PA. 1 per division. Full description available online in the Parents’ Association by-laws.

Grade Representative: Serve as a liaison between the parents and the Parents’ Association. Attend monthly meetings and communicate with parents on an as-needed basis to disseminate information about PA, divisional, and grade events. Report to the PA Division Chair.

Committee Chair: The Parents’ Association sponsors several events and activities throughout the year, which are planned by committees. Committee Chairs are needed for: Red Zone Concessions, Uniform Resale Shop, Holiday Fair, Night Under The Stars, Employee Appreciation, Diversity, Post-Prom, Alumnae Association, and Admissions. Full descriptions are available online in the Parents’ Association by-laws. Please contact the PA President if you are interested in chairing a committee.

Uniform Resale Shop (year-round): Several times throughout the school year, the Uniform Resale Shop sells gently used uniforms and accessories from all divisions at rock bottom prices. Volunteers are needed to assist with sorting and selling.

Night Under The Stars: A fun and casual community event featuring delicious food, dancing, and a silent auction that is held at RPCS in February. Volunteers are needed to assist with planning, set-up and clean-up.

Red Zone Concessions (year-round): Our popular Red Zone Concessions stand is located on the upper level of the Athletic Complex. Volunteers are needed to work shifts selling snacks after school to hungry students, on game-days, and during evening theatre events.

Holiday Fair: Our annual December friend-raiser and fundraiser kicks off the holiday season for all ages with vendors, class games, and a popular Greens sale. Multiple volunteer opportunities include: assisting students in planning and running the grade-level booths, organizing a vendor, helping with baked goods and food tables, making holiday greens, and preparing raffle baskets. Grade-level representatives are needed to serve as liaisons between the Chairperson and parents and coordinate volunteers.

Employee Appreciation (spring): A week-long celebration to celebrate our wonderful teachers, administrators, and every employee at RPCS. Volunteer opportunities include assisting the hospitality staff, donating baked goods or gift cards to the raffle basket, and serving the staff during the luncheon.

Post-Prom Events: Post-Prom committee organizes the preceding dinners and post-prom party. Also manages fundraising and coordinating many aspects of the prom events, including venue, security, and transportation.

Diversity: Serve as a liaison to the RPCS community on behalf of the Parents’ Association by identifying opportunities to educate and expose the RPCS community to the myriad of definitions of diversity and equity education.

Admissions Representative: Work as a liaison between the PA Board and the Admissions Office by regularly meeting with Admissions and reporting back to the PA Board, attending Admissions events, helping prospective families navigate through the admissions process, and welcoming those that enroll.

Volunteer Coordinator: Create and collect parent volunteer lists and distribute to the appropriate committee chairs, assist the Full Board in recruiting and tracking volunteers, and assist each division chair with applicable parent volunteer lists.

Alumnae Association Representative: Serve as a liaison between the PA and the Alumnae Board.

 

Giving

RPCS is dedicated to the intellectual development of its students. As tuition does not cover the full cost of operating the school, RPCS relies on other sources of income to close the gap.

Ways to Give

Annual Fund

The Fund for Roland Park Country School provides 7% of the School's operating budget by bridging the gap between tuition and the actual cost of operating the School.  

Fundraising for the Annual Fund runs from July 1- June 30 annually.

Gift Wrap

Benefits the Endowment, Scholarship Fund, and Post Prom.  Sponsored by the Alumnae Association Board.

Orders are collected in the Fall.

Golf Classic

Registration for and sponsorship of the Golf Classic benefits The Fund for Roland Park Country School.

The Golf Classic takes place in the Fall.

Night Under the Stars

Benefits various programs across all divisions, athletics, performing arts programs and The Fund for Roland Park Country School.  Sponsored jointly by the Alumnae and Parents' Association boards.

This event takes place in the winter.

Parents' Association Events

Benefitting various programs across all divisions, designated endowment funds, athletics, and performing arts programs, the Parents' Association sponsors events throughout the year.