The school year is almost at an end and so is our term as your 2014-15 PTA Board. It has truly been a pleasure representing your voice and creating enriching memories for you and your child(ren) at Pleasant Ridge. You did a lot this year, including raising almost $50,000 for our school.
Our incoming president Jennifer Steben, posted a neat blog this week on making your involvement count. Please reach out to the 201-16 Board as they continue to make every voice count. https://prpta.org/blog
For our families returning in fall, please continue to stay involved – your continued engagement is truly an asset. For our families moving on, we will miss you and hope you will carry on the PR Pride.
– Ann, Amy, Shelly,Karyn, Aramide, Carmen, Amanda, Melissa on behalf of the PTA
Pleasant Ridge Elementary will be hosting the Saline Area Schools Board of Education Meeting tonight, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pleasant Ridge Media Center. All are welcome to attend! Let’s show our #PRPRIDE and make it a full house!
Upper L and Lower R- our first day as a Pleasant Ridge family, Sept. 2, 2014. *Upper R- L to R, the “80s ladies” Ann Friedholm outgoing President, Karyn Bloch outgoing VP Fundraising, Christine Everhart incoming 3rd Grade Rep, Jennifer Steben incoming President, Jacqui Jacobs incoming 2nd Grade Rep, Aramide Boatswain VP Communication * Lower L- Mrs. Waltz & our Kindergarten class PJ party.
A few weeks ago, I told a work colleague that I was going to run for PTA President. His response? You can probably guess.
“Jennifer, are you crazy? What are you thinking?”
With a smile, I broke down the stereotype. We don’t sit around gossiping and baking brownies … We don’t make you work 40 hours…We generate funds for a school that takes excellent care of our children. …We help 455 kids create a lasting memory of their elementary school experience.
I can’t dispute the fact that I first got involved because I was nervous. I had twins starting in Kindergarten and I was probably more concerned than they were about growing up. By volunteering, I knew what was going on and the environment they were in. Then I quickly learned how important it was for them to see me involved. … They knew Pleasant Ridge was important enough to warrant all of our attention, care and time.
Read the rest of Jennifer’s post here …
If you haven’t had a chance to view it yet, the 2015-16 Saline Area Schools calendar is now available .. Click here to view it .. For more info on the school district calendar and related updates, please visit the SAS Calendar page