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Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

2020/21 PTA Board

President: Lisa McIntyre - Lisa.r.mcintyre@icloud.com
1st Vice President: Karen Heiniger -karen@heinigerhomes.com
2nd Vice President: Kashmira Desai - realtor.kashmira@gmail.com
Treasurer: Adriana Gauthier - ar.gauthier13@gmail.com
Co-Treasurer: Shoba Krishan - shobasanath@yahoo.com
Secretary: Jennifer Naszradi - jlowenas@gmail.com
 
 

Upcoming PTA Meetings

Thursday 9/17 - 6:30pm Virtual 
Wednesday 9/30 - 6:30pm Virtual
Wednesday 10/14 - 6:30pm Virtual
November 11/11 - 6:30pm Virtual
No Meeting in December
Wednesday 1/13 - 9am (location TBD)
Wednesday 2/10 - 6:30pm Virtual
Wednesday 3/10 - 6:30 pm (location TBD)
No Meeting in April
Wednesday 5/12 - 9am (location TBD)

PTA

Welcome to Ridge Wood PTA 2020-21

Ridge Wood Elementary is more than just a school. It’s an amazing community built by dedicated and generous parents, teachers, staff and administrators. Volunteer efforts through Ridge Wood PTA are a big part of the energy, commitment and cooperation that make our school simply outstanding. Even in times like this, our school needs your presence to make this school year a success for students and staff.


Meetings

We hold meetings regularly throughout the school year. At these meetings, the District Superintendent and/or members of the District administration, our Ridge Wood Principal, members of the Northville Board of Education, PTA committee chairs and parents discuss information and initiatives that are important to our school community. We encourage you to attend these meetings to share your thoughts and ideas. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we have found virtual meetings to be very effective in allowing increased participation from members and parents who may otherwise not be able to attend these meetings in person. Moving into the 2020-2021 school year, we will continue to explore ways to best develop strong community through meetings.

Priorities:

Not only does the Ridge Wood PTA help build relationships between the parent community and school administrators, but our committees also support a number of initiatives. Our priorities include:
  • Educational Enrichment through student assemblies, grants for classroom materials, and media center book and supply donations.
  • Community Wellness through mindfulness education for staff and students, family fitness events, and expanded focus on mental well-being given the challenges presented by the pandemic.
  • Community Engagement will look different in 2020-21 given restrictions on group gathering size. Breakfast with a Buddy and Student Morale boosters will be our focus this year. We will also continue to lead our community through regular food drives to support Northville Civic Concern and other local organizations.
  • Administrative and Building Support through production of the yearbook, Teacher’s Appreciation Week and maintaining lost and found collections. Ridge Wood PTA also maintains an online directory through MemberHub. Throughout the school year, you can keep current with all the PTA happenings through communication through the district’s ListServ e-mail. Visit the district website to subscribe.
Our PTA makes great things happen at Ridge Wood. There are wonderful opportunities to volunteer your time, a little or a lot. Through your involvement, you’ll cultivate new relationships with parents you’ll be spending time with during your child’s remaining school years. The time spent volunteering, enhances your family’s school experience, makes memories and will be immeasurable in the future. We encourage you to reach out to any member of the PTA or the Ridge Wood staff to see how you can make a difference in your child’s education. We look forward to working with you!

Sincerely,
Lisa McIntyre
Ridge Wood PTA President 2020-21
Thinking of gifting your students favorite teacher or staff member at Ridge Wood with a gift?  The following link can help with some gift ideas, Ridge Wood Staff – Favorite Things