Parent Night with Julia Cook


Parent Night is this Wednesday with Author Julia Cook:  6:30-7:30 p.m./Pleasant Ridge Cafeteria

Please join us on Wednesday, March 23rd from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Pleasant Ridge Cafeteria. Award winning children’s book author and parenting expert Julia Cook will be doing a hands-on, hour long presentation teaching parenting tricks of the trade. Topics include: video game addiction, balancing the parenting act, personal safety of kids and teaching kids social skills through books.

As parents, our ultimate goal is to make a positive difference for our children and to help them reach their highest potential. This goal is getting harder and harder to reach.

  • How do we accomplish the great task of teaching our kids the BIG LIST of everything they need to know to succeed in life when they believe that all of their needs are being met through screen time?
  • How do we teach our kids online safety?
  • How do we allow technology to add to our children’s life as opposed to taking from it?
  • How do we create an environment where kids genuinely “want it” more than we want it for them?

This parenting talk takes a look at the things that world class parents and educators are doing to accomplish the “ultimate goal.” By creating a craving for knowledge, setting boundaries, teaching grit, encouraging patience and more!

We hope you can make it for an informative hour of laughs and parenting tricks on Wednesday, March 23rd with author Julia Cook .

Reading Builds Character:  Reading Logs and Reading Minutes:  All Final Reading Log Slips are turned in to Classroom Teachers this Thursday.


March IS Reading Month Book Orders due Today!

This week’s book (March 21-25): Soda Pop Head – How to deal with Anger.

Don’t forget, Julia Cook book order forms are due today, Monday, March 21st. Checks should be made out to Julia Cook. Questions,  please contact Shannon Soenen at soenens@salineschools.org. Orders taken will be received by Julia Cook for an autographed copy.

A copy of the book order form is available here or paste this link in your browser https://pleasantridgepta.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/julia_cook_order_form.pdf

 Read the note from Pleasant Ridge about all things Reading Month here!

Happy Friday!

2016-spring-danceThe Spring Dance is tonight!  Join us from 6-8pm. Don’t forget to dress as your favorite character or just come as your fun self. It’s all about Peace, Love and Books!

If your children missed the book fair during school,  you still have a chance to visit the book fair this evening. It will be open in B8 during the dance. Stop in.

And if you have books to give away, bring them in and drop them in the collection box by the office, for the book swap. More details at

PR Book Swap Flyer:  Thursday, March 31

A quick update!

Thank you for coming out to the PTA meeting last week, if you missed it, check out all the details at prpta.org/pta-meeting-notes/


Friday, March 18th: Spring Dance & Book Fair. It’s this Friday!  6-8 pm. Bring the whole family.  Details will be coming home in folders this week or view the Spring Dance Flyer at prpta.org for more info. Children may dress up as their favorite book character.

March 14-29: Book Swap drop off has started – outside the office. Book Swap is on March 31 in B8. Details and more at prpta.org

Looking ahead!


It’s Parent’s Night Out at Maplewood lanes on Saturday, May 14.  Pleasant Ridge PTA will be holding our annual Silent Auction. We need to tap into the diverse resources, connections, and creativity of the Pleasant Ridge community to help make it a success.
If you have — or have connections to — tickets, getaways, cool experiences, or items that would be exciting for silent auction bidders, please contact amymspooner@yahoo.com or jennifer.kay@comcast.net. We also welcome your ideas on can’t-miss items to bid on!