RHHS PTSA Post Prom Party (P3)
The Post Prom Party (P3) is organized annually by the River Hill High School PTSA and is a fun-filled event held immediately following the prom for our junior and senior students. Many students wish to continue the celebration of prom night by participating in after-prom festivities. The purpose of P3 is to provide a chaperoned, drug- and alcohol-free venue for students to enjoy fabulous food, win amazing prizes, and participate in fun activities.
Our goal is to provide an alternative to house parties where students may engage in risky behaviors such as driving under the influence. P3 has been held for over ten years and we hope this tradition of providing a safe alternative to house parties will continue.
P3 is usually held after prom ends and lasts about four hours. Although P3 is not a lock-in, we encourage everyone to stay all night by offering amazing prizes, decorations, food, and entertainment.
Students must be present to win prizes. Past prizes have included MacBooks, iPads, GoPros, Beats headphones, TVs, concert tickets, and restaurant, salon, and movie gift cards. Decoration themes have included ‘Maryland’, ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘Venetian Masquerade Ball’, and ‘Friday Night Lights’.
P3 attractions have included Bubble Ball soccer, Paint Party, human Hungry Hippos, hypnotist, flying cash machines, casino games, photo booth, balloon sculptor, roving magician, mechanical bull, virtual reality games, and movies. Food choices include student favorites: Chipotle, Ledo Pizza, Chick fil-A, Jimmy Johns, Subway, and Rita’s.
Who can attend?
River Hill HS juniors and seniors can buy a ticket for themselves and one guest. They do not have to attend prom to attend P3. Guests can be RHHS freshman or sophomores, students from another high school, or a recent high school graduate (under the age of 21.) All P3 ticket buyers must submit a signed permission form.
P3 tickets are sold prior to P3 during lunch shifts in the area outside the Guidance office (opposite from the cafeteria.) Payment can be made by check or cash, and in the past, each purchaser received a free P3 t-shirt!
Since our goal is for our students to attend P3 instead of attending private house parties, we keep the ticket price low to encourage attendance. In 2017, a P3 ticket cost only $12. However, the ticket cost is significantly lower than the cost to put on this event so we rely on support from parents, the community, and local businesses through various fundraising programs.
Please consider helping by making a contribution for this worthy event. Families can donate online or send in a check to the PTSA, Attn: P3, 12101 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029.
Parents can congratulate their senior with a personalized banner. Banners are made of white vinyl, are 2’x3’ and cost $30. Banners will be displayed in the atrium outside the cafeteria during the month of May and then returned to the graduate. The banners can be used at graduation parties or displayed inside or outside your home. Banners come with grommets for easy hanging. Orders are taken in early spring for display in May. Click here for more information and to see photos.
Sponsorships from local businesses are appreciated. Sponsor benefits can include placement of the business’s name and/or logo on the P3 t-shirt given to every participant, a banner displayed with the company logo in the outdoor stadium for one year, or recognition in our newsletter and on our webpage. To become a P3 sponsor or for more details, please contact P3@riverhillptsa.org.
Thanks to Our 2017 Sponsors
Bronze: Atlantic Financial*, Columbia Family Eye Care*, Congruent Counseling Services, LLC, Entaacare,* Matt Hauser- GEICO**, Medical Eye Center*, River Hill Sunoco*, Solara Flooring Group, Inc.,* The Stephen Dankos Foundation*
* Returning sponsor
** Annual sponsor since 2005
Thanks To the following businesses for their kind donations of food and beverages!
Chick-fil-A (Johns Hopkins Rd), Chipotle (Ellicott City), Famous Dave’s, Papa John’s Pizza (Harper’s Farm Rd), Rita’s Ice (Laurel), Eggspectations, Seasons 52, and Sunoco (River Hill)
Thanks to the following for donating prizes!
Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, Angel Nails, Athleta, Baltimore Ravens, Bare Bones, Barton Family, Bentivenga Family, Bertucci's, Buffalo Wild Wings , CAVA Grill, Chesapeake Shakespeare Theatre, Chick 'N Pollo, Chick-fil-a (Johns Hopkins Rd), Chik-fil-A (Columbia Mall), Chipotle (Ellicott City), Columbia Association, Corner Bakery, Earth Treks, Eggspectations, Evans Family, Fairway Hills, Fredman Family, Five Guys, Giant (River Hill), Glory Days, Green Family, Grotto Pizza, HC DrugFree, Hornik Family, Jersey Mike's, Jim Coleman Honda, Kelly Family, Ledo's Pizza (River Hill), Maggiano's, Maryland Science Center, Massage Envy, Mission BBQ, Naka, Huttar & Oldhouser, Nouvelle Nail Salon, O’Brien Family, Pasta Blitz, Pats Family, Pie Five, Pizza Hut, Pizzeria Uno, Play it Again Sports, Pointers Pilates, Rattlewood Golf Course, Red Robin, River Hill Boosters, River Hill Grille, Rohner Family, Roots/Conscious Corner, Ruby Tuesday, Shadowland Laser Adventures, Shakespeare Theatre, Silver Heron, Sky Zone, Smashburger, Subway, Szeliga Family, Target, The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Toby's Dinner Theatre, Tropical Smoothie, West Nursery Cinemas, Wockenfuss Candies, Yoga Love, Zoe's Kitchen
Thank you to other friends of P3!
J.E.Schenk & Assoc., Kendall’s Hardware, Lancelotta Real Estate, River Hill Community Association, Triadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church
Thanks to the following River Hill families for their donations
Akhter/Foyez, Aiello/Gupta, Araujo, Argauer, Arnheim, Baker, Balentine, Bandyopadhyay, Bassler/Gulas, Behrmann, Bentivenga, Bentson, Bernstein, Bloom, Bond, Borkowski, Brahm, Burman, Butuk/Rono, Caine/Hutnik, Carlson, Cash/Feeney, Champion, Chang/Farkas, Chen, Cinotti, Cirovski, Clark, Cooke, Cornwell/Thomsen, Correll, Crandon, Craney, Dannelly, Ditman, Du/Xu, Duffy, Ehrlich, El-Dinary, Elixhauser/Hayden, Engelsman, Essman, Fallon, Felix, Ferrer, Finkelston, Fitzgerald, Fountain, Fredman, Fu/Yuan, Gawthrop , Gershenson, Gibbons, Gilbert, Girma, Girma, Goel, Goldstein, Grasso, Green, Groner, Gronlund, Gruneberg, Guiv, Gupta, Hamburger, Hamer, Harold, Harrity, Hayes, Heitzmann, Henry, Hopkins, Hornik, Hornor, Hsu/Wang, Huang/Wang, Island, Jablonover, Janoo, Kalluri/Vedula, Kang, Kelley, Kelly, Key, Kozak, Kruus, Kurdle, Lair, Lala, LaPointe, Lawrence, Lazzari, Leveque, Levinson, Levy, J. Li, W. Li, W. J. Lin, Lovelace, Lui, Luu, M. Rose, Maloney, Marciniak, Margolis, Masker, Mazzella, Mercy, Messer, D & L Miller, T. Miller, Mosley, Muller, Mundle, Murphy, Norris, Nowaskey, O'Brien, C, O'Brien, L., Okojie, Oldhouser, Parker, Patel, Pats, Pattik, Pham, Phillips, Pulford, Regan, Reid, V., Reynolds, Romanik, Rottier, Ruben, ,Sayyaparaju, Schwab, Selbrede, Seybold, Shah, Sheetz, Shen, Skinner/Wetzel, Slade, Snyder, Stone, Subera-Wiggin, Summers, Sutjahjo, Swanner, Swygert, Szeliga, Tremper, Trossman, Umeozulu, Urban, J. Wang, M. Wang, Windsor, Yang, Yu, Yuchi/Zhang, F. Zhang, Y. Zhang
Thanks to All our volunteers for helping make P3 a successful night for our students!
Brian Angel , Liz Angel, Roberto Araujo , Iram Bakhtawar, Usree Bandyopadhyay, Deborah Barker, Les Barker, Sandra Barton, Carolyn Bassler, Shelby Bentson, Adrienne Borkowski, Dave Borkowski, Carol Brown, Paul Butterfield, Kirk Chan-Tack, Lisa Chodnicki, Rob Choi, Donald Cornwell, Lori Downing, Jane Edwards, Bente Eegholm, Jorge Elguera, Anne Elixhauser, Esther Evans, Ted Evans, Kelly Felix, Katie Ferrer, Carol Frank, Rosemarie Gilbert, Tamra Goldstein, Jeff Gover, Ernie Graham, Karen Green, Marc Hamburger, Andrew Hamer, Dana Hamer, Ken Harris, Michelle Harris, Erin Island, Vanaja Jale, Paige Karras, Phyllis Kelley, Warren Kelley, Karen Kelly, Joe Key, Eric Kong, Karin Lawrence, Katie Lawrence, Hui Li, Wane-Jang Lin, Cathy Long Powers, Eva Lee, Laura Lui, Cathleen Maloney, Sarah Margolis, Lynn Meininger, Tricia Mercy, Sue Midas, Mike Powers, Leia Miller, Terry Miller, Rita Morsberger, Brendan Murphy, Nikki Murphy, Lauren Murray, Steve Murray, Jennifer Neely, Lisa Nichols, Teresa Nowaskey, Lynn OBrien, Chris O'Brien, Bill Oldhouser, Debbie Oldhouser, Neha Oza, Julie Passamonti, Yale Pats, Julie Peters, Karen Pham, Thai Pham, Maria Phillips, Scott Phillips, Swamy Polumuri, Nanda Ravindra, Padma Reddi, Kathryn Reynolds, Janet Rohner, Jason Rose, Kim Rose, Stefanie Ruben, Anu Sayyaparaju, Ellen Schwab, Brian Schwab, Giorgia Sciarroni, Cora Scolaro, Cecilia Selbrede, Craig Selbrede, Karen Seybold, Cindy Skalny, Tracey Skinner, Risa Snyder, Augustien Sutjahjo, Jennifer Thompson, Jianling Tian, Debbie Tow, Maureen Turney, Alisa Wasilewski, Dmitri Wasilewski, Diane Wesche, Jeff Wiggin, Deb Young
We would like to give a great big THANKS to Mrs. McKinley, Mr. Lauer, and the RHHS staff and administration for their generous and immeasurable support of the Post Prom Party.
We would also like to extend our thanks to the Board of Education for advocating on behalf of Howard County PTSAs to be able to hold after-proms at their schools.
Thanks also to the PTSA and the wonderful parent volunteers of the P3 Planning Committee for their tireless efforts and commitment to P3.
2017 P3 Planning Committee
Co-Chairs: Phyllis Kelley and Eva Lee
Communications Chair: Sandra Barton
Check In/Out Co-Chairs: Cindy Benedek, Laura Lui
Coat Check Chair: Karin Lawrence
Decorations Chair: Angela Cash
Entertainment Chair: Karen Kelly
Food Co-Chairs: Adrienne Borkowski, Neha Oza, Kim Rose
Prizes Co-Chairs: Debbie Oldhouser, Janet Rohner
Prizes: Karen Green, Augustin Sutjaho
Security Chair: Andrew Delarivas
Senior Banners Coordinator: Debra Young
SGA Reps: Toby Eegholm, Kevin Key, Bailey Schwab
Sponsorship Co-Chairs: Lori Downing, Michelle Harris
Ticket Sales Co-Chairs: Julie Graham, Karin Lawrence
Training Coordinator: Marla Bolt
Volunteer Coordinator: Jenn Hutnik
Art Instructor: Alisa Wasilewski
Legal Consultant: Tracey Skinner
Planning for the 2018 P3
If you would like to be a part of the planning for P3, join our Planning Committee! Our committees are: Communications, Check-In/Out, Coat/Bag Check, Decorating, Entertainment, Food, Fundraising, Prizes, Security, Senior Banners, Sponsorships, Ticket Sales, and Volunteers. The committee meets one evening a month beginning in February to plan for the event. Please contact us at President@riverhillptsa.org if you would like to learn more.
Thanks for Supporting the RHHS PTSA Post Prom Party!