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September 28, 2021

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Last night we found ourselves asking “How can we change how we do things to better meet the needs of all of our families?”

We heard from two parents representing several voices expressing an air of exclusion in events titled “Ladies” or “Guys” night out versus a night out. It was important feedback to hear and we're grateful our members felt comfortable partaking and contributing experiences to our shared goals. We know not all members will agree but, in our disagreements and subsequent conversations, we have an opportunity to find a way forward together. A place for every member is our core mission.

Inclusion is not the stand-alone work of one committee or even your small leadership team. It is the work of every PTA member who decides to serve the families and children in our community.

So, where do we go from here?

We evolve. Each 2021-2022 event will chart a path forward and make every effort to serve all members. Our volunteers dedicate hours and hours to making programs and fundraising happen and we will stand by their decisions and support their work within our core mission.

How you can help

  • We ask for your grace moving forward as the PTA pauses to consider how to better PTA for every member
  • We ask you to step up and get involved to lead with us
  • We ask for your feedback - in person, email, text, anonymous letter

There will be an AMAZING night to remember on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the Redding Roadhouse. Come dressed up. Come dressed down. The best thing you can do is show up and have a conversation and become stronger together.

We can’t wait to see you there,

Angela & Meredith

Lyman Orchard Pies & Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough

September 27 through October 20th.

Orders arrive frozen on November 16th and must be picked up that same day.

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Click on this link to access the order form. Remember, order September 27th through October 20th. Orders arrive and must be picked up on November 16, just in time for Thanksgiving!

Annual Fundraiser Tickets and Online Auction Are Available NOW!

Grab your bell bottoms - its going to be a grooooooovy night! Click here to purchase your tickets and check out our online auction!

PLEASE NOTE: This is just a preliminary preview of what will be at the auction. The list will continue to be updated, so be sure to check back to see what fantastic items have been added!

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RES Picture Day Is Next Week!

Don't forget Picture Day with Lifetouch is next week! Here's the schedule:

  • Grades 1-4: Wednesday, October 6th
  • Preschool & Kindergarten: Thursday, October 7th

Click here or click on the picture below to preorder your pictures from Lifetouch now! You'll need our Picture Day ID: EVT8WVG84

RES PTA Fall Family Photos

Two Dates To Choose From: October 16th or October 23rd

Cost: $175

Fall Family Photos is back with TWO new photographers and TWO weekends to choose from!

  • Meghan Cormier ( will be offering sessions on October 16th (Rain Date October 17th) at PUTNAM PARK.
  • Justin Baiad ( will be offering sessions on Saturday October 23rd*(rain or shine) at YOUR HOME. (*Justin has a Bethel studio location as an option should weather not cooperate).

Participants will receive approximately 10-20 digital images from either session.

Please click this link to review the available days and time slots to sign up as well as to review the cancellation policy.

Fee: $175. Payment is due at the time of sign up. Stephanie Ortegon (our PTA Treasurer) will email an invoice. The fee is the same for both photographers and all date options.


Mark your calendars! Thursday, October 21st, 7-9 pm at the Redding Roadhouse!

Drinks! Wings! Nachos! Snacks! Raffle! Join us for us for this fun night benefitting a great cause - the RESPTA!

This is a popular event, and space is limited. Click here for ticket purchase. See below for more information.

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Words cannot express our sincere gratitude to all who volunteered to make last Friday's Movie Night such a success. Special thanks to Lara Nalor, Laura Moorhouse, Colette Faulkner, Lauren Britton, Heather Gallo, Regina Leahy, Erika DeSantis and Amy Saris.

A special "quack" of thanks to the leads organizing the event -- Lisa MacDonald, Seana Bedard, Heather Hopkins, Tara Patrick, Stephanie Ortegon -- and the incredibly custodial staff at RES and the Community Center. Rob Blick and Julia Pemberton opened the bathrooms for the event and we thank them for the extra support. Finally, thank you to the West Redding Fire Department for their 3 trucks flanking the entrance and offering the chance for kids young and old to hop into the truck!

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Many hands make light work! Please click on this link to complete the PTA Volunteer Form.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Thank you for helping serve our RES community!

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Join The RES PTA

The RES PTA is a community that aims to make life better for every elementary student. We invite you to join us, either by becoming a member or by volunteering to help out with the work we do (or, hopefully, both!) Your membership supports our mission by funding school enrichment activities, staff grants and community engagement, as well as keeps you in the know about all the events we host throughout the year!

-Angela Caes & Meredith Schuchard



2021/2022 RES PTA Membership Rates

$25 Family Membership | $10 Faculty Membership

For more information on how to join, go to:


or simply scan the QR code below to get started with your membership!

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Upcoming PTA Meetings

Be sure to mark your calendar for the rest of this year's meetings. And remember, our meetings are open to ALL in our RES Community. Anyone can attend meetings but only members can vote.
  • Oct 13, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Nov 10, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Dec 8, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Jan 12, 2022 07:00 PM
  • Feb 9, 2022 07:00 PM
  • Mar 9, 2022 07:00 PM
  • Apr 6, 2022 07:00 PM
  • May 11, 2022 07:00 PM
  • Jun 8, 2022 07:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 850 9394 7873
Passcode: 383854

Community Events In Redding


  • Oct 21 | Night Out + 50/50 Cornhole Tournament @ The Redding Roadhouse

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RES Spirit Wear is available for purchase at our RESPTA store. Check out the wonderful options by clicking
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