Founders Day

Founders Day Celebration

Founders Day 2021 logo -- Volunteering Is a Work of Heart

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Founder Day Celebration!

Congratulations to all the honorees, and thank you for helping make our first ever silent auction a big success.

Watch a replay of the celebration here!

What is Founders Day?

Founders Day is a reminder of the substantial role that PTA plays locally, regionally, and nationally in supporting parent and teacher collaboration and working on behalf of all children and families. It's a time to reflect and take pride in our many accomplishments, and to renew our commitment to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for parents, and a strong advocate for public education.

How do we celebrate in Rochester Community Schools?

The PTA Council Founders Day Committee, which includes representatives from all 20 RCS schools, hosts a Founders Day Celebration with basket raffle or auction. Each school recognizes three volunteers. Individuals are also nominated for district level awards: John Schultz Leadership Award, Distinguished Service Award, ACORN Award, and Council Member of the Year Award. An individual or a group can also be nominated for the Bright Ideas Award.

Each PTA/PTSA unit from each school in the district provides: 2 baskets for the raffle/auction, a representative for the District Founders Day Committee, and two volunteers to help with the event set up and tear down.

Where do the proceeds go?

Proceeds from the raffle/auction support PTA Council Enrichments and Scholarships.

When does the committee meet?

The commitee, consisting of representatives from each of the PTA/PTSA units, meets once a month.


Contact the Founders Day Chair for more information.