Paris Ridge PTO Mission Statement:
"To support the combined efforts of teachers, staff, community and parents in providing an effective, challenging and happy academic experience for our children that is their first step on a lifelong path of learning at Paris Ridge Elementary."
2020/2021 PTO Board of Directors
Stephanie Lerg, President
Amanda Barnes, Vice President
Amanda Bard, Treasurer
Christine Flodin, Secretary
Everyone! Every parent/caregiver with a child at Paris Ridge and all of the Paris Ridge staff and administration are ALL members of the PTO. We invite everyone to join us at the PTO meetings to learn more about what is happening at our school.
Click on the link on the right side of the page for a full list of our events.
Find us on Facebook
Stay up to date and join our Facebook page! Search 'Paris Ridge Families'
Join our Email List
If you would like to be added to our PTO email distribution list, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check the Newsletter
Check the weekly Paris Ridge Newsletters to stay up to date of information from the school and from the PTO!
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops can be clipped from participating products and turned into school throughout the year or during the fall and spring competitions. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents. Paris Ridge can also earn money from eBox Tops when you shop online at participating retailers. Check the school calendar for the dates of our fall and spring competitions.
D&W, Family Fare & Felpaush Stores
Mention our school code when you checkout during select weeks throughout the year and a portion of the sale is credited to our school group account. The Paris Ridge Elementary School code is 103301.
Pay using cash, debit card, or Meijer credit card and Meijer will donate 1% of the purchase to our school. You must enroll in the Meijer 1 Rewards Program. The Paris Ridge Elementary School code is 720203.
Paris Ridge participates in the TerraCycle Drink Pouch Brigade, a recycling program for drink pouches. Aluminum and plastic drink pouches (all brands) with straws or spouts are accepted as part of the program. Drink pouches are collected in the cafeteria.
Get Connected with the PTO
Join the Paris Ridge Families Facebook group to stay up-to-date on activities and connect with other families! Updates will be posted first in our Facebook group.
Would you like to join the email list? We understand that some families prefer email over a Facebook group, so please make the choice that works best for you. We will try to limit the number of emails that are sent so if you would prefer "real time updates," please consider joining the Facebook group. Click here to request to add your name.
PTO Community Meetings
Who is invited to attend a PTO Meeting?
Everyone! All parents and caregivers with a child at Paris Ridge Elementary are encouraged to join us for our PTO Meetings.
Who is a member of the PTO?
All Paris Ridge families plus our staff and administration are all members of the PTO. We all work together!
What happens at a PTO Meeting?
The PTO Board will discuss upcoming events and important activities happening at the school. Those in attendance will be the first to know the latest news!
If I come to a meeting, does it mean I am volunteering to help at all of the events?
Of course we would LOVE your help throughout the year, but no, coming to a meeting does not mean that you have volunteered for a school event. But attending does mean you can help us shape the PTO sponsored events at our school.
2018/2019 PTO Community Meeting Dates & Deadlines
Thursday, 9/20 7:00 PM in cafeteria
Thursday, 2/28 7:00 PM in cafeteria
Thursday, 5/16 7:00 PM in cafeteria *Elections for 2020 Board
PTO meetings are held in the cafeteria or in the library and start at 7:00 pm.
PTO Board of Directors
Positions on the Board of Directors are a 2 year term. Each spring, 2 of the positions on the board will be up for election. All caregivers with a child at Paris Ridge are encouraged to participate in a leadership position in the PTO. The incumbent is also invited to run again for the position, but any and all candidates will be confirmed by the members in attendance at the last community PTO meeting of the year.
In the spring of 2018, the positions for President and Secretary will be up for election. Nominations should be submitted via a letter to the PTO by April 11. In the spring of 2019, the positions for Vice President and Treasurer will be up for election.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Walk the Ridge 2020/2021
A collective decision was made by the elementary schools to postpone walk-a-thon fundraisers in the fall. We will reassess in early 2021 to determine if spring is a viable option. We are exploring alternative fundraising options and will be in touch with more details.
Please click here to support your student(s)
Questions or want to volunteer to help the PTO? Contact us at email@example.com
PTO Reference Documents and Forms
Reimbursement & Check Requests
Calendar of Events
PTO Executive Board
Support for the Teachers
Please email the PTO to be added to the Student Directory
Contact the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org for a printed copy of any form that you may require.
Links to view photos from our events are shared with the families on the PTO Email List. If you are a PARIS RIDGE FAMILY MEMBER, please email the PTO to be added to the list.