Communications

PTA Monthly Newsletter
PTA Monthly Newsletter

Chair:

Creates and distributes monthly electronic newsletter to all families via Skyward.
PTA Weekly Email
PTA Weekly Email

Chair:

Sends out weekly email to PTA members.
Student & Family Directory
Student & Family Directory

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall
Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:
When:
Yearbooks are delivered the last week of school.

Order your yearbook at www.treering.com

Community Outreach

Clothing Bank
Clothing Bank

Chair:
When:
All Year, Plus one night of volunteering

The Kent Area Council Clothing Bank is a service provided by local area PTA members for children in need of clothing who qualify under the reduced lunch program. The Ridgewood PTA conducts year-long clothing drives with a bin to collect donations located near the front entrance of the school. Two nights a year for approximately 3 hours, Ridgewood PTA is responsible for staffing the clothing bank at the Phoenix Academy in Kent. Occasionally conduct underwear and sock drives to supplement clothing bank 's inventory.

Membership
Membership

Chair:
(none)

This committee handles the PTA membership drive at the beginning of the year and encouraged enrollment throughout the year.

We are striving for 100% membership!

Fundraising

Auction
Auction

Chair:
(none)
When:
2016-2017 School Year

Ridgewood PTA organizes a biennial auction. It's a lot of fun and funds a great cause!
Check back in Fall 2016 for many opportunities to volunteer and for information about ticket sales.
Bake Sale
Bake Sale

Chair:
When:
Twice per year during fall and spring conferences

Held after school hours during the fall and spring conferences.

Volunteers needed to bake treats, buy treats, and work the booth.
Book Fair
Book Fair

Chair:
When:
Fall and Spring, During Conferences

Scholastic Book Fair!

Buy books for your student and for your student's teacher.
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year, 3 Class Contests

Clip those Box Tops!

Organizes, collects, and submits this fundraising program for the PTA. Provides information to parents about all programs. Coordinates the collection & submission of box tops. Collect, cut, & counts before submission for credit. Makes sure that all information regarding these programs is in PTA Newsletters (email and hard copy) as well as on PTA Website and School Newsletter. Informs parents of these programs via information flyers going home in Raven Folders.

**Ongoing**
Grant Committee
Grant Committee

Chair:
(none)
Popcorn
Popcorn

Chair:
(none)
When:
Once or twice a month
Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall

We sell high quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with our school colors and logo. Parents can purchase these items at the beginning of the year.
Target Red Card
Target Red Card

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

School Support

A/R Program
A/R Program

Chair:

PTA provides funds to support rewards for student achievement in the A/R Program. To learn more about the A/R Program, go to http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/domain/481.
Art Docent Program
Art Docent Program

Chair:

Parent and Community Volunteers come teach art in our local classrooms once a month.
Assemblies
Assemblies

Chair:
When:
Twice a Year

The PTA hosts 1-2 assemblies per year.
Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout the year
Golden Acorn / Apple Awards
Golden Acorn / Apple Awards

Chair:
(none)
When:
Yearly

The Golden Acorn / Apple Awards are awarded yearly to the parent volunteer of the year and the teacher of the year. This program is responsible for coordinating nominations and tallying votes. The prior year's winners are the chairs for the current year.
Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival

Chair:
(none)
When:
Yearly

The Harvest Festival a family fun night with games, prizes, bouncy houses, where everyone can wear their costumes and get to know other Ridgewood Elementary families.
Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
(none)

Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. The theme for the 2016-2017 school year is "What Is Your Story".

Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

Chair:
(none)

The Ridgewood Elementary PTA Spelling Bee is a fun contest open to all students, where kids get a chance to show off their oral spelling ability in front of an audience.
Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

The PTA recognizes the staff with dinners and luncheons throughout the year. Sign-ups for food and monetary donations are posted prior to each event.
STEM Fair
STEM Fair

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring - Usually May

The Ridgewood Elementary PTA Science Fair is held each year in the spring, and all students are invited to participate by entering a science project.
Talent Show
Talent Show

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring

Students are able to show off their talents in an evening performance for families and friends.
Teacher Wish List
Teacher Wish List

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

Go to teacherlists.com for our school's wish lists. If your teacher is not listed, please contact him or her directly to see if any items are needed for the classroom.

Other

Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee

Chair:
(none)

The Nominating Committee is responsible for researching candidates and proposing nominees for PTA board positions, which are re-elected each year.
Audit
Audit

Chair:
(none)
When:
Twice a year

This committee conducts an audit on the PTA Financial Books twice a year.
Biz Town
Biz Town

Chair:
(none)

Biz Town gives students the opportunity to learn about how money works in the real world in a mock city setting. PTA provides all volunteers in the spring to help assist the students to navigate through their life in Biz Town.
Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement

Chair:
(none)

PTA provides parent and community volunteers to teach Business and Money Matters through the Junior Achievement Program.