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2022 -2023 PTO Board
We'd like to introduce you to the 2022 -2023 PTO Board:
President: Marissa Andersen
Vice President: Mary Horn Scripps
Reporting Secretary: Rachel Smith
Communications Secretary: Stephanie Impellizzeri Noordyke
Treasurer: Esther de Blacam
Assistant Treasurer: Katie Pfeifer
Parliamentarian: Savana Beal
Webmaster: Ben Rapin
They are already hard at work planning for another great school year!
Pine ridge auction a huge success
We hope you had an amazing time supporting Pine Ridge at our 2022 Auction, held at Wildwood Family Farms. The Pine Ridge Auction was a huge success thanks to our sponsors, Pine Ridge families, and the generous donations from businesses near and far.
In addition to our auction item sponsors, please help us thank the following sponsors who helped make the event so great.
Pine Ridge Auction 2022
Please join us at the Pine Ridge Auction on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 6-10 PM at the Wildwood Family Farms. The auction is an adult-only event and a great way to socialize with other Pine Ridge families and raise money for school! Money raised at the auction goes to support programs and school initiatives not covered under the general budget, such as field trips, staff development, books, technology, cultural arts, special grants and large school projects.
Tickets are $50 per person and include dinner and open bar. Purchase your tickets now: https://www.accelevents.com/e/pine-ridge-auction.
There are many ways you can help to make this a successful night:
Please contact us with any questions!
Our MLK luminary walk is happening TONIGHT, January 18, 2022 at Pine Ridge from 4:30-8pm! Come any time with your family and don't forget to bring your smartphone to use as a flashlight and to play the accompanying playlist.
Thornapple Brewing Fundraiser
Join us at Thornapple Brewing Company on Tuesday, October 12th!
Thornapple Brewing Company
6262 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
2021 RANGER RALLY
The PTO would like to thank the 2021 Ranger Rally Sponsors and all Pine Ridge families for their donations and time volunteering at the Ranger Rally this past Friday, September 24.
With the support of the corporate sponsors, and donations from our Pine Ridge Families, we have raised approximately $18,500 and exceeded our fundraising goal of $17,000. The PTO purchased Ranger t-shirts for all Pine Ridge students and staff to wear at the Ranger Rally, and for spirit days and events this year.
The Ranger Rally is our biggest annual fundraiser and 100% of the money earned goes back to Pine Ridge! Thank you for your help to make this a fun and successful event.
Please join us in thanking our 2021 Ranger Rally Sponsors.
Super Star: Zoup Eatery
The Pine Ridge PTO and Ranger Rally Committee
Pine Ridge Elementary PTO
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Pine Ridge! The Pine Ridge PTO is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the education of all Pine Ridge students. The PTO strives to accomplish this through both volunteer and fundraising opportunities. There are no dues and all parents/guardians of Pine Ridge students are automatically considered members of the PTO. We are proud of the strong relationships we maintain with the staff and leadership at Pine Ridge as we work together to enhance the learning experiences of students.
This school year may look different again for students and staff, and the PTO is adjusting accordingly. We hope to have volunteer opportunities and events this year but know that will depend on the guidelines provided by the school district.
Save the date for the first PTO General Meeting on Thursday, September 9 from 6:30-7:30 PM in the front circle drive at school. All parents and guardians welcome!
**Here is a glimpse at some of the fun PTO events we hope to hold this year!**
The Pine Ridge Auction is held every 2 years and we will have one this year. Join us to bid on great items and raise money for the school!
The Scholastic Book Fair is held twice throughout the year - once in the Fall and the buy-one-get-one free sale happens in the Spring!
Students will enjoy wonderful grade level activities, speakers, and events to further enrich the education of our students.
September 24 from 9-11 AM at school, our fundraiser walk to the Buttrick Fire Station. The PTO will purchase spirit wear shirts for all students to wear during the walk and throughout the school year.
Staff Appreciation Week
May 2-6, 2022 is a fun week for the whole school. Teachers and staff will enjoy meals throughout the week as well as daily treats and other surprises.
Teacher Conference Dinner/Snacks
Our awesome team of parent volunteers help provide dinner or snacks for the teachers during conference weeks.
How can you help?
We could not do this without great volunteers. If you would like to sign up to help on one of our committees, please go to our website at https://www.pineridgepto.com/committee-information.html or scan the QR code to the right and fill out the volunteer interest form. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We are looking forward to all the creative ways our PTO can participate in the educational opportunities at Pine Ridge this year. Go Rangers!
The 2021-2022 PTO Board
Marissa Andersen, Savana Beal, Nicole Gill, Sarah O’Donnell, Ben Rapin, Katie Rieffenberger and Mary Scripps
Thank you Pine Ridge Staff
Dear Pine Ridge Staff:
As we close out the school year, the PTO board wanted to take a moment to thank all of our teachers and staff for an amazing year. Although we weren't able to hold many of our traditional events this year, or have in-person field trips for the students, we were happy to be able to support the school in many ways.
Reflecting on this past year, please know that you made a difference and were a big mark in making 2020-2021 a great and memorable year for the families at Pine Ridge. The PTO board looks forward to working together to make 2021-2022 another great year.
The PTO Board
Staff Appreciation Week
May 3rd - 7th
This year we are celebrating our wonderful teachers and staff with a camp-themed week of events.
A letter came home after Spring Break with a request for $10 gift cards that will be distributed amongst all staff. Please return those donated gift cards to school by April 30th in the provided envelope.
We need volunteers to make posters for staff doors and donate food and beverages to energize the staff! There are a lot of ideas on Pinterest for Camp-Themed posters!
Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B48A9AC29A6FF2-staff.
First Day School Supplies
Spirit Wear online Store
PTO Bulletin Update
Please click below to view the PTO Bulletin which contains important updates and information for the school year.
Inside you will see a message from the PTO board, volunteer opportunities and upcoming events and fundraisers.
The PTO spending report can be found on Page 2 of the Bulletin and outlines how the PTO has used the money raised this year.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the PTO!
Capriotti's - Dine All Day!
Dine all Day and raise funds for Pine Ridge!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
11am - 6:45pm
CAPRIOTTI'S SANDWICH SHOP
6539 28TH STREET SE
Present flyer at time of order or pick up.
15% of carry-out or dine-in sales will be given back to Pine Ridge Elementary.
Forest Hills Foundation
Save the Date
Forest Hills Foundation
2021 State of the District Luncheon
May 6, 2021 - 12pm
A virtual, live event to showcase the many terrific things happening throughout the district.
To receive the virtual link, please contact:
Jana Siminski, email@example.com or
Pine Ridge Parent, Jeni Stamas, firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 PTo updates
The Pine Ridge PTO wishes you a restful and healthy holiday break! Please take a moment to review a few updates prior to the break:
PTO Spending Report
The PTO is excited to share a Spending Report that outlines all income and school investments (expenses) since the beginning of the school year. Thank you to all Pine Ridge families for your generous support!
CLICK HERE for the spending report.
Licari's Restaurant Fundraiser
Tuesday, December 22, 11am - 9pm
Support Pine Ridge and enjoy a family night-in with take-out from Licari's. Try a pizza kit for $22 or order off the full menu.
Flyer must be presented when ordering - CLICK HERE
Cannonsburg Punch Cards ready for pick-up
Passes will be available at the ticket counter in the main lounge.
Donate your empty cans and bottles to Pine Ridge via Sipzee
Simply go to Sipzee.com and submit a pickup request for your empty cans & bottles.
Make sure to choose Pine Ridge Elementary PTO as your donation option.
Shipt subscriptions gifted to all Pine Ridge Staff
Shipt has generously donated one year subscriptions to ALL staff at Pine Ridge!!
Thank you to Shipt for helping us appreciate our staff during this challenging school year!
PTO General Meeting Minutes
The PTO holds four general meetings throughout the year for all Pine Ridge families. For those that were unable to join but still want to review the information, please CLICK HERE.
Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Pine Ridge, at no cost to you.
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases.
Signup is easy and so is linking your current Amazon account.
* Remember, only purchases made at smile.amazon.com (not at amazon. com) generate AmazonSmile donations.
On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.
Choose: Pine Ridge Elementary PTO in Grand Rapids, MI.
After selecting a charitable organization, you can also activate AmazonSmile on the Amazon Shopping app.
Spirit Wear Sponsorships
Although we are unable to have our annual Ranger Rally this fall, we'd still like to provide annual T-shirts for all Pine Ridge students.
The PTO is looking for local businesses to sponsor the Pine Ridge T-shirt. The T-shirt will feature the logos of all sponsors and will be worn throughout the year.
Please share the attached flyer with any business that may be interested in a sponsorship.
* All sponsorship commitments and logos are due September 21.
Sign-up today to Sponsor:
Donate directly online here. The PTO will follow-up to get your logo.
Or, complete this online form to confirm your sponsorship and send a check to Pine Ridge.
Questions or suggestions? Contact the PTO at email@example.com.
Thank you for your support!
Your Pine Ridge PTO
Beginning of the year documents
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Pine Ridge Elementary School!
Below are the beginning of the year documents in PDF format. Please feel free to print these documents for the 2020-21 school year.
Also, please use the CONTACT FORM if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
1st two weeks hybrid schedule
8:45am - 3:45pm
8:45am - 11:55am