PASTA (Parent, Administrator, Student, Teacher Association) is the parents’ organization of Raleigh Charter and it is functionally organized to support the school with volunteer resources. Starting in the fall with the Coursepack Sale, Carpool information and Parking Pass administration followed a couple of weeks later by the Second Friday Club Fair, there is much to do at Raleigh Charter throughout the year and lots of volunteers are needed! You may have already participated in Buildings and Grounds’ Work Days that are held through the summer. You have also seen PASTA presence at Open Houses and Orientations. You may or may not know that PASTA volunteers help with parking and with preparing visiting college representative goody bags for their visits to RCHS. If you have taken on any of these volunteer roles, you have likely been placed by the Vice President (VP) of Volunteers.
There is a monthly Board meeting at the school on the second Tuesday of each month (check the calendar for time). All members are welcome to attend. Ms. Huddleston usually gives a brief report followed by committee reports and new and old business. There is only one general membership meeting each year - largely for the purpose of voting on the budget - which is held on Back to School Night. If you want to be more involved in PASTA, please consult our list of PASTA Officers and contact the PASTA president or any other Board member!
PASTA was formed to support the teachers, staff, and students and to encourage active parent participation by providing meaningful ways for parents to support the mission and goals of the school— as stated in the original charter application. PASTA is always looking for ways to enhance the high school experience. Please join, be active and supportive, and share new ideas!
The membership form can be found here and can be turned into the front office or mailed to RCHS. Every family is encouraged to join with a membership fee of $25. This membership fee, along with the coursepack sale profit, and silent fundraisers will provide funds necessary to give the faculty a small bonus each year, teacher appreciation events, reward two seniors who have demonstrated the mission and spirit of RCHS in the greater community, and support many other PASTA initiatives. For more information, please consult our list of PASTA Officers and contact our VP of Membership.
Our goal is to have 100% of our families join because 100% of our students directly benefit from PASTA’s efforts!
RCHS maintains a volunteer database which is used by faculty, staff and PASTA officers, to coordinate programs such as: Building and Grounds work days, Flex Day staffing, test proctors, teacher appreciation activities, Coursepack sale at the beginning of the year, an after-school Friday student social on the 2nd Friday of the year and many other programs..
Volunteer opportunities will be announced in the RCHS newsletter and on this Website. All parents are encouraged to log in to the RCHS website to let us know of their interests, skills, and availability.
Buildings and Grounds
The Buildings and Grounds and Grounds committees have done it all—furnishing and maintaining and continuing to be on the look-out for more and better items for the school, as well as help coordinating car pool connections and parking permits. Clean-up days are scheduled throughout the year to handle maintenance and cleaning jobs that are beyond daily routines. Clean-up days are a great way to meet other parents and learn your way around the school.
A Word on Fundraising
The Phoenix Fund, with opportunities for employer matches is the main fundraiser conducted by the RCHS Development Office. All families are encouraged to support the school through this fund.
Our goal is to have every family join PASTA, volunteer with the RCHS community wherever you will and contribute to the Phoenix Fund —no donation of time or money is too small or too large! Ultimately, all our students benefit!
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