What we do:

We raise money to support events, educational, and recreational activities. We plan fun events for the kids and their families. We provide support for the school, teachers, and student's.


We give every teacher $100 to help buy classroom materials
We provide student council, math bowl, and spell bowl shirts.
We help pay for field trips
We fund/put on Grandparents Day
We pay for Art and Music show and Christmas program
5th grade graduation
Native American Day
Pioneer Day
Stanta's Workshop
Spring Carnival
Dances
We support Teacher Appreciation Week
Playground and recess equipment
Family nights and movie nights


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PTO Contact Form

Please feel free to use the contact form below for questions or to provide suggestions.


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Roachdale Staff

ROACHDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2017-2018 FACULTY & STAFF

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Principal - Beth Waterman
Elementary Counselor - Dan McMurtry

Teacher – Kindergarten -  Debbie Denny
Teacher - Kindergarten -   Valerie Lenihan
Teacher – First Grade - Nancy King
Teacher – First Grade - Denise Davies
Teacher – Second Grade - Cheryl Crosby
Teacher – Second Grade - Cathy Proctor
Teacher – Third Grade - Julie Evans
Teacher – Third Grade - Carrie Strain
Teacher – Fourth Grade -  Brooke Layton
Teacher – Fourth Grade - Hilary Vukovits
Teacher – Fifth Grade - Heather Conner
Teacher – Fifth Grade - Julie Black
Teacher – Title I - Char Coffman
Teacher - MiCD & LD - Mary Lee Rippy
Teacher – Art - Jason Robbins
Teacher -- Music - Megan Allen
Teacher – PE - Jill Schreiber
Teacher – Speech - Angie Murphy
Teacher - VI - Paula Lopossa
Media & Technology Specialist - Paul Stinemetz 

Secretary/Treasurer - Patty Jones
School Nurse - Mary Unger

Instructional Assistant – Library/Computer - Krista Fuhrman
Instructional Assistant – Title I - Julie Heron
Instructional Assistant/MiCD - Pam Proctor
Instructional Assistant/MiCD - Donna Huffman
Instructional Assistant/MiCD - Erin Beavers
Add Health/Office Aide    Millie Smith
Cafeteria Manager - Carolyn Hughes
Cashier - Tyna Dillon
Day Custodian - Donna Reed 
Night Custodian - Terry Clahan

Class Of 2022
Field Day
React Walk 2015
Run Club
Trash Pick Up 2nd


Who We Are - We are a parent run organization that exists and operates for the children of Roachdale Elementary.

Our Mission Statement:  Our mission statement: "We strive to give our children a positive experience at Roachdale Elementary and to give them memories that will last a lifetime."

PTO Officers

Officer Name Position
Ciara Boyer President
Nikki Oliver Vice President
Kayla Gregg Treasurer
  Secretary

What We Do
  • We raise money to support events, educational, and recreational activities.
  • We plan fun events for the kids and their families.
  • We provide support for the school, teachers, and student's.
  • We give every teacher $100 to help buy classroom materials
  • We provide student council, math bowl, and spell bowl shirts.
  • We help pay for field trips
  • We fund/put on Grandparents Day
  • We fund Art/Music show and Christmas program
  • Native American Day
  • Pioneer Day
  • Santa's Workshop
  • Spring Carnival
  • Dances
  • We support Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Playground and recess equipment
  • Family nights and movie nights

Welcome to Roachdale!

  • Welcome to Roachdale Elementary School, where we strive to do our best to meet the needs of "Every Child, Every Day, Whatever It Takes!" Roachdale Elementary is a small, rural school with a long-standing tradition of high academic expectations, strong family values, and community involvement. The school is located in Roachdale, Indiana just two blocks south of US Hwy 236. The school is home to 230 students in grades kindergarten through five.

    Be sure to visit our website often to learn more about Roachdale Elementary. In partnership with parents and the community our school has earned the 'Four Star School' award two times in recent years and currently hold an "B" rating. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

    Office Staff:
    • Beth Waterman - Principal
    • Dan McMurtry - Counselor
    • Patty Jones - Secretary/Treasurer
    •  - Health Assistant
  • August
    • Aug 4 Back to School Open House
    • Aug 7 School Begins
    • Aug. 15 Surprise Convocation
    • Aug 25 New Parent Breakfast

    September

    • Sept. 1  Monthly awards
    • Sep 19 Picture Day

    October
    • Oct 6  Monthly Awards
    • Oct 6   Native American Day (Grade 4 & 5)
    • Oct 7  PTO Fall Festival/ Monster Mash
    • Oct 9  Book Fair Week
    • Oct 10 P/T Conferences – Report Cards
    • Oct 13 Grandparent’s Day (event)
    • Oct 23 Red Ribbon Week
    • Oct 27 Fall Parties (classroom)
    November
    • Nov 3  Monthly Awards
    • Nov 10 Veteran’s Day Convocation
    • Nov 14  Picture Retake Day
    • Nov 22 Student Appreciation Day

    December
    • Dec 22 All School Christmas (event)
    • Dec 22 Christmas Parties (classroom)

    January
    • Jan 4 Semester 2 Begins
    • Jan 5  Monthly Awards
    • Jan 5 Report Cards Sent Home

    February
    • Feb 2  Monthly Awards
    • Feb 14 Valentine’s Day Parties (classroom)

    March
    • Mar 2  Monthly Awards
    • Mar 22 Jump Rope for Heart (event)
    • Mar 28 Report Cards Sent Home

    April
    • Apr 2-6 Book Fair (week)
    • Apr 5 Monthly Awards

    May
    • May 3 Monthly Awards
    • May 4 Pioneer Day (Grade 4)
    • May 7 Teacher Appreciation Week
    • May 18 All School Awards Program
    • May 18 5th Grade Promotion Program
    • May 21 Field Day (event)
    • May 21 REACT Walk (event)
    • May 21 Report Cards Sent Home
    School Board Meetings (all begin at 7:00pm)

    (Based on meeting the third Thurs. of each month.  Subject to change at board discretion).
    August 17                   January 18
    September 21           February 15
    October 19                March 15
    November 16            April 19
    December21             May 17
  • Our staff of 20 certified, 16 non-certified personnel, and school community "is committed to the developmental and academic growth of all students to encourage life-long learning in our ever changing world." Staff members dedicate themselves to continuous improvement through professional development opportunities, peer collaboration, communication, and program assessment. Below are a few of the opportunities afforded students at Roachdale:
    • Red Ribbon Week
    • Student Council
    • PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)
    • Inclusion for Special Needs Students
    • Speech and Hearing Services
    • Counseling Services
    • Title I ServicesMonthly Award Ceremonies
    • Honor Roll and Achievement Awards
    • Perfect and Outstanding Attendance Awards
    • Music, Art, Technology, & P.E. Classes
    • Computer Lab and Library
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences
    • Grandparent’s Day