Dear Parents, Teachers, Staff and Friends,


Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!  Thank you for taking the time to visit the WRE PTA Toolkit.  Much of the information you’ll need throughout the year can be found here including the school calendar, link to The Seahawker, the PTA Directory, information on volunteering and fundraising and so much more. Bookmark this website!


“Every Child-One Voice” is the National PTA motto and the PTA works tirelessly to be one of the strongest voices in support of the educational process for our children and school. To learn more about what’s going on in RISD PTA, please visit


Welcome to our new Principal, Becky Stevens!  It’s an exciting time at WRE and we are thrilled to have Mrs. Stevens join our administration staff.


It is an honor to serve as the PTA President this year.  I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Stephani Walne for leading our PTA for the past two years with outstanding dedication.  At WRE our goal is the success of your children. They are our focus and together we can help them achieve their goals.  Our new theme this year is Inspire • Lead • Illuminate.  WRE PTA’s mission is to inspire our teachers, staff and students to be exceptional every day.  By giving everyone the opportunity to lead, we believe each student can reach their full potential and illuminate our school with their achievements.


As a mom of three daughters at WRE, my desire is to remain aware of my children’s academic progress as well as feel like a part of the White Rock family. Thus, it is my aim to ensure that the PTA creates opportunities for families to be involved in your child’s learning experience and connect to the greater Lake Highlands community.


Reasons to Join PTA and Volunteer:

  • By becoming a PTA member, you will display to your children the importance of their education.
  • By volunteering with the PTA, you get to use your skills to serve your child, their teachers and our community.
  • By attending meetings, you get to be a part of the solution, helping to create change. 

There are many ways to volunteer with the PTA!  I realize there are parents whose schedules do not allow for meetings and other school daytime events.  Please reach out to me if you’d like to volunteer, but you are not sure of the opportunities available.


Please subscribe to The Seahawker, our weekly newsletter, through the WRE Store.  You’ll receive it in your email or find it archived here in the toolkit.  It’s full of information and the latest happenings at WRE.  This is the best way to stay informed!


Our fantastic PTA Board work year-round to provide activities your children and families participate in and enjoy. Please feel free to reach out to any of them or myself anytime you have questions or concerns. 


As construction winds down after nearly two years, we look forward to resuming life at WRE and creating a new normal for our campus.  I am always available to take your questions.  Do not hesitate to contact me anytime!


Thank you,


Melissa Duffield

PTA President