• Rum River Association of Families and Teachers

    The Rum River Association of Families and Teachers (RAFT) is our school’s Parent Teacher Organization and an essential partner in making Rum River Elementary an exceptional school. We support students, staff, and our community through fundraising, event planning, and bi-monthly meetings where parents and guardians can gather information, give feedback, and become involved in making our school the best it can be.

      Board Members

      • Chair: Jackie Cimenski
        Co-Chair: Anna Castrodes
        Treasurer: Lori Ngo
        Co-Treasurer: Tanya Kunert
        Secretary: Annie Fitzl
        Member at Large: Gina Calistro

      Meeting Dates and Locations

      • RAFT Meetings begin at 6:30 in the Rum River Media Center.

        September 19, 2023
        November 14, 2023
        January 23, 2024
        March 26, 2024
        May 21, 2024


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      • How can I leave a message for the RAFT Board regarding questions, concerns, or issues?

        Use the RAFT hotline number, 763-506-8214, or contact us at rre.raft@gmail.com. We will respond as soon as possible.

        Regarding RAFT fundraisers, can I just contribute money instead of selling?

        Yes. By doing this, 100 percent of your contribution goes back to the school instead of the 30-50 percent that the school gets through selling products.

        What does RAFT stand for anyways?

        Rum River Association of Families and Teachers.
        When does RAFT meet? 
        We meet every other month. Check the RAFT main page for meeting dates.

        When does RAFT activity begin and end?

        Our General membership meetings runs every other month from September to May. Our calendar year is July 1 to June 30.
        How can I help RAFT?
        There are many activities including: special events, ice cream for books, Box Tops for Education, Campbell's Labels, yearbook, and fundraising. You could attend a general membership meeting and participate, work on a committee, become a board member, and sign up for special events. We are looking forward to working with you!
      • PTOs, booster clubs and nonprofits

        Anoka-Hennepin Parent Involvement can provide links to resources that may be helpful to parent-teacher organizations (PTOs), advisory councils, partnership teams, booster clubs and other nonprofit organizations that help students. 

        Topics include:
        • Leadership
        • Establishing non-profit organization (501c3) status
        • Non-profit organization and volunteer management
        • Financial and organizational management
        • Recruitment and retention of members
        • Partnership practices and networking
        Services include:
        To check out or browse book titles on all aspects of nonprofit management, visit the Anoka-Hennepin Parent Resource Center
        Use Library Name: AHPRC
        No Password is required. 


        Anoka-Hennepin Parent Involvement, 2727 N Ferry St., Anoka, MN 55303