President’s Message, September 2013

Welcome Back!

We are excited to start this new school year with some exciting new fundraisers, PTA Sponsored activities and more! The summer seemed to have flown by but your PTA is ready to serve you; the parents and students of Dr. Sally K Ride.

Our goals this year are to not only increase PTA Membership but to also increase parent participation in all PTA and School activities. We also need to raise money that will benefit the students and the school. We usually meet the first Tuesday of the month at 7PM in the media center, though some months will have a small change. In September we will be meeting briefly on Sept. 16th and 17th at Back to School Nights.. Make sure to visit our website at on a regular basis to learn about upcoming events, fundraisers, spirit wear and much more. The PTA is always in need of volunteers to help with all of our events so please contact us to see how you can help.

We start off the new school year with the Back to School Nights, come meet the staff and learn more about what YOUR PTA does for you! Also, be on the lookout for the FLES and Big Science Learning Programs brochures in your students take home folders and the date for the September Restaurant night. October will bring our first family event with our traditional Sweets & Treats event on October 4th starting at 7PM. We will also begin our main fundraiser, new this year, Mixed Bags. Remember all fundraising goes directly to the students!

We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to Bounce-U for sponsoring our teachers’ back to school breakfast and to all the parents who brought in food for the kindergarten teacher’s back to school dinner! We also really appreciate all the help from parents who are helping man the PTA tables at back to school nights.

Hope to see you at our next PTA meeting!

Yeny Kerrigan

Dr. Sally K. Ride ES PTA President