Art Docent is a volunteer led art program provide by NSD. Our PTA provides materials and lesson plans for volunteers who want to come into class and provide art lessons. After an orientation, lessons are coordinated with the teacher and usually occur on a monthly basis. Several parents per class can share the job. This is a very fun way to get involved at school! In the Spring all the student's art is put on display at the Art Walk for everyone to experience.
Go here for more information on this program: https://www.nsd.org/get-involved/volunteer/art-docent-program
If you have questions or would like to become an East Ridge Art Docent contact: email@example.com
Math Challenge is an optional math enrichment program at East Ridge. It is designed to give students opportunities to sharpen their mathematical problem-solving skills. Monthly challenges are available for download starting in late September. This is a great opportunity for families to be involved and to enjoy math through fun and engaging math problems.
For more information go to the ERPTA Math Challenge website: https://sites.google.com/view/erptamathchallenge/home
Send inquiries and completed challenges to:
Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program. Students in K through grade 12 create original works of art in response to a theme. Students submit their completed works of art in one, or more, of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Rules for all entries can be found at the WSPTA website link below. Entries are due in November through our ERPTA contact.
The theme for the 2022-2023 program year is Show Your Voice
For more information go to: https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/
ERPTA contact: Reflections@erpta.org
Every year the PTA coordinates a school wide spelling bee. Students compete by grade level and 5th grade winners go on to compete at the next level.
* The Spelling Bee will be January 25th, 2023 in the ER Library. The Bee will start promptly at 2:20pm. Spectators are welcome!
- Spelling Bee registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScEND6upNZ_BdGCIcgUmp9Yr_lmcYTOduZkwqKNqMG49kmrQQ/viewform
- ERPTA Spelling Bee Rules: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18IcQtK9e6srD2PPFFJTvuJKc2UlYPPMJhB1qwzoHmh0/edit?usp=sharing
In the spring, the PTA coordinates a school play. This opportunity is open to students in 2nd-5th grade with multiple performances for the community to attend.
The Earth Club helps to maintain our beautiful grounds at East Ridge. In the Fall and Spring students can volunteer during their lunch recess with Wednesday Wonder Weeders to help keep our campus looking great. Monthly work parties are held after the first Wednesday Early Release of each month (2:35-4:35pm). Anyone is welcome to help with planting, weeding, mulching etc. Siblings and honors students are encouraged to join in.
In the fall, the PTA organizes a Scholastic Book Fair. It lasts a week and is held in the library. Students can shop before or after school and during their library time. Kids can purchase books off of teacher wishlists as well!
To order online, click here: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/erlibrary
This program is offered to students in grades 3-5 and is designed to foster a deeper appreciation for literature and love of reading. Grade level groups will assemble during lunch recess on a biweekly basis with parent volunteers for 5 meetings. During each meeting, the students will engage in lively discussion while enjoying a book-related snack.
In December, the PTA helps our community to come together to support families in need. We share wishlists and coordinate donations. Every year, we are so impressed with the generosity of our school community!
During the first week in May, the PTA coordinates a week long celebration of our school staff. This includes staff luncheon, class gift baskets, door decorations and much more!