Rilke Schule Verein (PTO)

  • Rilke Schule Verein (PTO)

    The Rilke Schule Verein (RSV) is the parent, teacher, community organization (PTO) supporting Rilke Schule. Verein is the German word for association, club, union or society.


    More information regarding the RSV can be found at


    Our Mission:

    To engage in activities relating to the support of Rilke Schule German School of Arts & Sciences, the education of the children enrolled therein, the fostering of relationships between the school, parents, teachers and the community, and to serve its members and the public.


    The Rilke Schule Verein has the following Goals:

    Coordinate Volunteers: Volunteers provide many educational benefits and enrichment opportunities to the students of the school. Supporting the teachers and administration extends their ability to teach our children.

    Raise Funds: Every school has needs that are not met by state, local and federal funding. This is especially true in charter schools where the school must pay for its own facilities. Supplemental fundraising can pay for equipment, supplies, faculty, training, professional development, enrichment programs, special events and more.

    Provide Culturally Relevant Events Throughout the Year: The RSV orchestrates a number of culturally relevant events throughout the year. These events honor the German culture, promote school unity and pride and help develop our student’s into global minded individuals.


    Please Join the Rilke Schule Verein:

    Your participation at meetings and during events offers our group new perspectives and diversity while growing the school community, supporting students and fulfilling volunteer hours. Becoming an active member entitles you to elect the board members and influence the organization’s goals, priorities and direction annually. To participate in the annual election held in October, dues must be paid by September 30th each year.

    The annual dues for membership are $10 per year for the first family member and $5 per year for the second family member. Additional family members can become members with another first and second member due process. Anyone in the community can become an associate member of the RSV for free. You do not have to have a student at Rilke Schule.

    To join RSV as an active or associate member, visit Creating a free account on MemberPlanet allows you to choose your membership level, pay dues, sign up to receive RSV’s weekly newsletter and volunteer all in one place. We look forward to having you join our community.



    Volunteer at the Rilke Schule:

    There are many opportunities to help both at school and at home. Weekly newsletters from the RSV will provide details on upcoming events and meetings in addition to a list of volunteer opportunities. Not a parent or relative of a Rilke Schule student? Not a problem. We are always interested in volunteers who can help out. There are lots of projects going on and we need all kinds of skills and resources. Please contact the RSV Board at to express your interest.


    Communicate with your RSV:

    • Attend monthly meetings typically held the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm. Check the school calendar and newsletters for upcoming meeting announcements.
    • If you would like to receive updates on school events and activities from RSV, then please visit to sign up for the weekly e-newsletter. Volunteer to help with an upcoming event. We love to see new faces jump into make an event successful. This is a great way to support our school and meet one another.
    • Email your RSV Board members at with ideas, opinions, questions or concerns. We are always open to hearing fresh suggestions on how to make Rilke Schule a better place for our students and families.

    To contact specific areas of RSV, please e-mail the following:

                           Goes to the entire RSV Board                    Submit recipes or purchase a cookbook                     Questions or order logo wear/logo shop items                     Submit photos for inclusion in yearbook


    Current RSV Board Members

    President Jessica Leystra

    Vice President Ally Galler

    Secretary Jamie Woldow

    Treasurer Ben Hahn

    Director Andi Beausang

    Director Danielle Ayers

    Director Toni Ross

    Director Salina Bearden

    Director Claudia Lara

    Teacher/Staff Liason Amber Brewer


    The RSV Board can be reached via email at Please look for any of these board members around the school. We are always happy to share our knowledge and enthusiasm with everyone. We look forward to working with all of you to make our school and community strong for our kids.