It’s all coming together! Of course, we knew it would, but it is always amazing to see how after months of planning, our entire Riverside-Brookfield High School community of students, staff, partners, and business and community partners come together to make some magic. 

On April 29, the Riverside-Brookfield High School PTO will host its annual Day of Service. The Day of Service is a signature event for our high school and the most publicly visible demonstration of our students giving back to the community which supports them. 

We have over 300 students and almost 100 teachers, staff, and parents signed up to make a splash in maintaining our community, parks, and waterways. In addition we count ourselves lucky to enjoy tremendous support from local businesses and organizations.

The Palos Driving School of Riverside, Fredrick Law Olmsted Society, and Brookfield Chamber of Commerce have provided our major funding, while Jewel-Osco, Brian Brennan of Burlington Realty, Meijer, LaGrange Park Ace Hardware, Brookfield True Value Hardware, Tony’s Finer Foods, CVS, Irish Times, Chick-fil-A, the village of North Riverside, Quest Food Management, Raising Cane’s, Paisan’s Pizza, DiNico’s, Burger Antics and Aunt Diana’s are providing various means of support including financial donations, food and refreshments, and supplies. 

We couldn’t do this without them. Our biggest thanks go to the students who will make the magic happen during Day of Service. Our community can boast that we have truly exceptional kids! 

Look for the Bulldogs at work on Saturday, April 29. They will be wearing blue shirts. Hey, you could even give them a friendly honk as you drive by to let them know you see the good they are doing. 

Lisa Gaynor, David Kodama, Mary Ellen Meindl, Veronica Diaz, Matia Marcucci

RBHS Day of Service Planning Committee