The mission of East Ridge Elementary PTA is to enrich, encourage, and enlighten. We do this through providing a wide spectrum of educational programs and a network of support for both our students and our staff.
The ERPTA provides essential funding, programs, services, and insurance beyond what is provided the by the Northshore School District. These members work tirelessly to ensure that East Ridge is a great place for all students and families!
Is responsible for the operations of the PTA in accordance with the WA State PTA Uniform Bylaws and the PTA Standing Rules. Presides at all executive, board of director and general PTA meetings. Meets regularly and works closely with the principal and school. Fills vacancies on the board and in other volunteer positions, with input from e
Is responsible for the operations of the PTA in accordance with the WA State PTA Uniform Bylaws and the PTA Standing Rules. Presides at all executive, board of director and general PTA meetings. Meets regularly and works closely with the principal and school. Fills vacancies on the board and in other volunteer positions, with input from executive committee. Communicates with, supports and empowers PTA volunteers. Ensures that PTA books are audited mid-year and at year-end.
Assists the president in with all PTA responsibilities. Will stand in if the president is unavailable or in the event the president steps down.
Performs all financial accounting of the PTA including its membership fees and program profits. Signs checks and receives deposits according to the approved yearly budget. Presents a proposed budget for approval at the May General Meeting and closes the books at the end of each year. Files tax returns and other government forms.
Takes notes for all PTA meetings. Secures PTA room reservations with the school district. Sends email reminders for Executive Committee and Board of Directors meetings and catalogs all of the meeting minutes in notebooks. Is familiar with the Standing Rules for the PTA in case of questions and keeps the notebook with all the legal documents readily accessible.
Manages and updates the ERPTA Facebook group, Instagram page, and website regularly. Sends out items to be included in the East Ridge Newsletter (sent to the front office) weekly. Assigns and manage ERPTA email forwards for the ERPTA Board/Committee.
Nikki also manages the BoxTops for Education program.
Works with other members of the PTA to plan and execute several school wide social events throughout the year such as Fall Festival, Art Walk and others. Planning involves working with the PTA Secretary and office staff to set dates and reserve the facilities, in addition to working with the volunteer coordinator to arrange for help befor
Works with other members of the PTA to plan and execute several school wide social events throughout the year such as Fall Festival, Art Walk and others. Planning involves working with the PTA Secretary and office staff to set dates and reserve the facilities, in addition to working with the volunteer coordinator to arrange for help before, during and after events are held.
Fundraising works to develop and plan fundraising activities, working to build relationships and explore new fundraising ideas.
Michelle also manages Spirit Wear at East Ridge.
Manages the Art Docent volunteers and is in contact with the needs and schedules of the teachers. Keeps an inventory of the art supplies. Plans cleaning and organizing meetings for the art supplies. Oversees the general training and arc of the Art Docent Program at East Ridge. Assists VP of events in planning the Art Walk in May.
Works with the committee to set a yearly membership goal. Plans membership campaigns and prepares campaign materials. Arranges and advertises any membership benefits. (via school newsletters & social media channels).
Works with staff to find out inclusivity needs. Plans events (such as cultural night, where families share food and presentations about their background) that help bring awareness and visibility to the diverse backgrounds of ALL our students and families.
Melissa also manages the Kindergarten Playdate program.
Forms a committee of volunteers and work with the board to plan and execute the primary fundraiser for the school, the Auction. Guide the team through securing a venue, planning, procurement, ticket sales and promotion.
Uses the Scholastic Book Fair model/theme of the year to facilitate the purchase of books for students. Works closely with the librarian to see how to use the library, school, and online outreach to best engage buyers.
Keeps an inventory of our E-Prep shed and order anything that needs replenishing. Make sure staff and volunteers are aware of emergency awareness plans.
Mitchell also manages the ER Times Newspaper Program.
Plan activities that help kids learn and appreciate the art of horticulture. Staffs and plans monthly or bi-monthly Wednesday Weeder events. Plans and purchases (using PTA funds) plants and foliage to enrich the beauty of East Ridge.
Cynthia also manages the Reflections program at East Ridge.
Northshore School Foundation Ambassadors help maintain a collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship between NSD schools and their PTA’s.
Donna also manages the East Ridge Math Challenge Program.
Manages and maintains the ERPTA email lists. Upon committee request use email to inform ERPTA communities. Work with different committees to create campaigns.
Builds email designs and templates based on announcements and flyers. Schedule and send email campaigns using an email marketing platform (MailChimp).
Finds a volunteer crew to take pictures of students throughout the year, particularly big events and assemblies. Compile pictures and helps facilitate the ordering and distribution of yearbooks.
The Staff Appreciation role is responsible for giving back to the staff in various ways to show our appreciation for all that they do. Activities have included, but are not limited to the Back to School Luncheon, Staff Appreciation Week, and monthly tokens such as gifts, treats, or a potluck.
Coordinates the planning and performance of the annual spring Musical/School Play.
Communicate volunteer needs and assists in finding volunteers. Sets up and maintains a schedule of volunteers.
Work closely with principal, office manager and PTA president. Provides a flyer/solicitation for teachers to share at curriculum night
Communicate with teachers to see if their needs are met.
Using the room parent network, see if there are ways volunteers can help teachers in class or zoom.
Coordinates the materials and finds volunteers to help run grade level book club meetings during lunch recess. Each grade level group meets bi-weekly for 5 sessions.
Finds 2 volunteers to help facilitate as judges and pronouncers at each Spelling Bee. Uses the state-provided Spelling Bee format to run 3 spelling bee events that match the region deadlines. Helps the children move to regionals if that applies.
Responsible for demonstrating leadership on children's issues at the local level by
educating PTA members, community members, and elected officials about PTA's issues of concern and legislative priorities. Can attend PTA Legislative Assembly and vote as a PTA delegate.