Pine Ridge Elementary School

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Pine Ridge PTA

Hello Pine Ridge Families,

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all Pine Ridge families, new and returning. My name is Shawnna Turner and I am the president of the Pine Ridge PTA for the 2018-2019 school year. This will be my 7th year as a Pine Ridge Parent. We are all excited to welcome Rochelle Williams as our new principal and look forward to an exciting year!
The PTA is a forum for exchanging ideas, providing input and having a voice in the decisions that will affect your child, school and community. By getting involved you help to make positive change. I encourage each and every one of you to become a part of our team. The number one reason to join the PTA is to benefit your children. In doing so you help us, have fun and have lots of opportunities to meet other parents and teachers.
As we continue our PTA Parent Partner program I look forward to getting to know and working with the parents who would like to be a representative for their child’s classroom. I know that many parents build strong relationships with the other parents in their child's classroom and by becoming a Parent Partner you are a valuable resource for those parents who want to be involved and aren't always able to attend meetings.
I have been continually impressed with the Pine Ridge faculty and administration as well as the great team of volunteer parents. The Pine Ridge PTA does an amazing job of organizing fun, community-building events and raises a significant amount of money to support and enrich the resources available to our school. These activities could not be accomplished without help from volunteers.
I believe there is a volunteer opportunity to fit every parent’s schedule and interest.
My wish this year is to continue the efforts of our amazing PTA Board and provide an opportunity for every parent to volunteer. This could mean volunteering in a classroom, working with others to coordinate a PTA event, taking a project home, volunteering at an event or any number of fun opportunities, ongoing or one-time. Whether you have an hour or a day, there will be an opportunity that fits your schedule.
You can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kirsten Kelly, at [email protected] to get more information about becoming a volunteer.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the PTA or want to get involved at Pine Ridge Elementary. Reach me via email @[email protected]
" The difference between adventure and adversity is attitude." - Michael Argast
Here’s to a fantastic school year!

Shawnna Turner
PTA President