Month: December 2014

This week at Pleasant Ridge …


The Book fair is not over yet! There’s still time to shop for great books at the online book fair. The book fair continues online through Dec 16 .Every purchase benefits our school. Visit the Book fair online



  • Thank you to all our volunteers and parents for supporting our family events last week. On Pancake Night, we had more than 375  people attending, and served 3 pancakes per person, not including seconds.  That’s a lot of flipping!  :). Huge thanks to our teachers for serving and getting us through the evening.

PleasantRidge_PTATshirts_ProofPTA Board Meeting is this week:  Join us in the Teachers Lounge from 9 – 10:30 am as we discuss upcoming plans fir 2015.

Don’t forget Holiday wishes … for our teachers!


Don’t forget to check out the wishes on the wall around the school. The Wish wall offers suggestions for those families who would like to both give a holiday gift to their teachers and also support the classroom. We have asked the grade-level, specials, ECSE, and preschool teachers, as well as the Literary Specialist, to identify items that would be helpful in their classrooms.

The Wish Wall items include the routine items (like tissues and scotch tape) to more substantial supports (like an electric pencil sharpener and books) and special treats (like stickers and decorated duck tape).

The Wish Wall holds snowflakes with each teacher’s name and a wished-for item. If you see an item you would like to purchase, just remove the snowflake with that item from the Wish Wall!

Please feel free to contact Christine Gerdes (second grade mom) at with any questions. Thanks and enjoy the holiday season!