• The Rum River Association of Families and Teachers, RAFT, is not only our school’s PTO, but an essential partner in making the Rum River Elementary an exceptional school.


    • We support our students and staff by:


    • Purchase technology for classrooms
    • Sponsor I Love to Read Month & the Summer Reading Challenge
    • Coordinate meals for staff during fall and spring conferences
    • Host Teacher Appreciation Week
    • Playground Enhancement contributions
    • Provide scholarships for field trips


    • We build a strong community within our school:


    • Exclusive Rum River apparel
    • Color a Turkey contest
    • Winterfest- Early December-a pre-holiday event geared for the whole family’s enjoyment
    • Carnival- Early April -kick off spring with all your friends at our family festival
    • Support 5th Grade Long Lake trip
    • Yearbook


    • We raise money through activities such as:


    • Apex Fun Run- Fall fundraiser
    • Boxtops Collection
    • Carnival/Raffle
    • Dine to Donate Nights @Texas Roadhouse


    Additionally, we strive to provide meaningful and relevant information to parents at our bi-monthly meetings held on the third Tuesday at 6:30 PM at Rum River Elementary Media Center. These meetings are roughly an hour and the principal, and several teachers attend as well sharing information with parents.

    RAFT needs YOU to help to keep our school strong. Volunteer for one of the many events we support. RAFT loves (and thrives on!) volunteers who can help out once or twice for just an hour or two. Every little bit we do together as parents benefits our children and our community.



    RAFT 2019-20 Dates to Remember



    Open House – Tuesday, August 27th


    APEX Fun Run – Thursday, September 26th


    Dine to Donate @ Texas Roadhouse – Monday, November 4th 4-10pm

    Proceeds to Share the Warmth Project


    Winterfest – Thursday, December 12th 6-8pm


    Family Dance – Thursday, February 27th 6-8pm


    Carnival - Friday April 3rd 5:30-8pm


    Dine to Donate @ Texas Roadhouse – Monday, May 4th 4-10pm

    Proceeds to Rum River Against Hunger



    RAFT Email Address: rre.raft@gmail.com

    Website: Rum River Elementary RAFT

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RAFTrumriverelementary/


      2019 – 2020 Board Members

      • Principal: Jeff Clusiau
      • Assistant Principal: Heidi Miller
      • Teacher Representative: Rebecca Schuft and Michelle Mortensen
      • Volunteer Coordinator: Debie Brink
      • Chair: Gina Calistro
      • Co-Chair: Sara Sahlberg
      • Treasurer: Andrea Fitzl
      • Secretary: Trisha Matter
      • Membership: Adrian Barth

    2019-2020 Meeting Dates
    All meetings at 6:30 pm at Rum River Elementary in the Media Center

    September 17

    November 19

    January 21

    March 10

    May 19