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Parent Teacher Organization

Important Opportunity: Join the 2018-19 PTO Board

Dear ERA Families,

As the Board of your ERA Parent-Teacher Organization, we are excited to extend a special invitation to you.

The ERA PTO, by definition, is made up of all ERA teachers and parents. We believe that the education our children receive at ERA is a gift, and we are able to give back by uniting around our PTO theme of “Engaged Parents, Supported Teachers, and Fun Student Events.” The involvement of all ERA parents is vital to enriching the lives of our students and teachers at school.

Each spring, we offer the opportunity for ERA parents to consider joining our PTO Board. The PTO Board is made up of a smaller number of parents who are interested in representing our large ERA parent community in a leadership capacity. We have a variety of positions open.

Our PTO Board is highly collaborative and many of these roles are paired in order to share the required work. Board members attend quarterly meetings and work on special projects throughout the year that align with our mission. There is no experience necessary…just a desire to have fun, meet other parents, and serve our community.

Next Steps:
Please express your interest in joining our 2018-2019 PTO Board by filling out the following nomination form (it is most common to nominate yourself).

Nominations are due April 9, 2018 and will be published in the April 12 edition of the Eagle Eye. The new board will be voted on by attendees at our Quarterly PTO Community Meeting on April 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Any questions regarding PTO Board membership or the nomination process may be directed to

Thank you for your support, and we hope you’ll join us!

-Your 2017-2018 ERA PTO Board

Your new board welcomes you to the 2017-18 School Year!

“Changing things up to meet the Changing needs of our Community”

Engaged Parents | Supported Teachers | Fun Student Events

We look forward to meeting you!

Please print the form to fill out and mail in your Annual Contribution (formerly called dues) and/or drop off in the main office: PTO Annual Contribution form

PTO Annual Contribution (formerly called dues) can also be paid online via Square Pay. Credit card payment will be available at Meet Your Teacher nights at the PTO information tables.



Your new 2017/18 PTO Board has been elected and planning has begun for the 2017/18 School Year:

  • President: Kelli TenPas
  • Vice-President: Merry Jo Orr
  • Co-Secretaries: Resmy Kurian and Sonia Pandey
  • Community Engagement Coordinators: Jodie Greer and Karen Ogelsby
  • Treasurer: Christie Wills
  • Teacher Rep: Jessica Bergeron

Would you like to join us? Please email us at

PTO Quarterly Meeting Minutes & Documents

Parent Volunteers Needed: TBD
Come and volunteer for a couple of hours with other parents cutting and counting redemption items brought in by students.

Click here to sign up to volunteer
Location: ERA Lunchroom
PTO Contact: Staci Long

2016-17 ERA Redemption Contest:
Bring all your redemption items you have been saving to your classroom teacher or drop them off at the collection bin at the front doors of the upper school office. Please label your submission with your teacher’s / advisor’s first initial and last name.

PTO Redemption Program Coordinators: Staci Long, Candy Gehrmann, and Jodi Hogan

Items we collect in our Redemption Program:

Box Tops for Education:


BTFE Participating Products:

Labels for Education:


LFE Participating Products:

Coke Rewards:


Coke Reward Participating Products: Coke, Sprite, Dasani, Powerade, Minute Maid, Fanta, Barq’s, Fresca, Pibb. MelloYello, Fuse, Seagrams and Tab

Tyson Chicken Project A+ Labels:


Tyson Participating Products:

Loaves 4 Learning (from Country/Village Hearth Breads):


Loaves 4 Learning Participating Products:

Milk Moola:


Milk Moola Participating Products:

  • Whole Milk (Homogenized)
  • 2% Reduced Fat Milk
  • 1% Low-fat Milk
  • Fat Free Skim Milk
  • Chocolate Flavored Milk
  • Strawberry Flavored Milk
  • Orange Juice, from 100% juice concentrate
  • Nature’s Touch Drinking Water
  • Nature’s Touch Egg Nog (Seasonal)
  • Kwik Quencher® Iced Tea – Gallons
  • Kwik Quencher Lemonade – Gallons

*Sizes include: Bags, gallons, ½ gallons, quarts, pints and ½ pints. Sizes do vary per product, always be sure to look for the Milk Moola logo on the cap or bag top.

Used Ink Cartridges/Old Cell Phones:

This website doesn’t have a lot of information, but we can take both ink cartridges and cell phones.

NEXT USED UNIFORM SALE – Feb. 19, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Want to volunteer? Email us! Sign-up Genius available soon.

Thank you to all who attended the July uniform sale. All of the tagged uniform pieces are in storage for the next uniform sale.

The PTO directory is a voluntary collection of family contact information collected by the PTO and distributed to Eagle Ridge Academy families each school year. The directory is password protected; please refer to the email sent on Nov. 15 at 9:00 am for password.

Submit your contact information for the 2017-18 Grade Level Directory here.

PTO Car Pool Interest Form – CLICK HERE

*The PTO will provide you with potential matches for carpooling.

PTO Spirit Wear 

Click here for the order form for 2017-18 PTO Spirit Wear. Order by Sept. 20 to receive by the October spirit wear date.

Coming soon!


There are times when families in our community experience difficult life circumstances. This bulletin board is a place to post Sign Up Genius links or links to other resources or information within our community of families. Please email us at if you have something you would like posted, and the PTO will consider and determine if it fits the criteria. All requests will be strictly at the discretion of the PTO and ERA Administration.

2016-17 ERA PTO Annual Contribution (formerly called “Dues”)

Thank you for your contribution to the Eagle Ridge academy PTO.
Your financial contribution funds many community and teacher events throughout the year, including:

  • Back To School Picnic
  • Staff Development and Conference Meals
  • Staff Winter Party
  • Teacher Appreciation Week – meals & gift
  • K-5 Grade Level Get-togethers
  • Microphones for School Productions
  • Last Day of School Ice Cream Truck
  • Senior Dinner following Graduation
  • Refreshments for school events

The suggested tax deductible donation is $25 or more per family. PTO Annual Contribution (formerly called dues) can also be paid online via Square Pay, or if you prefer, you may print our Mail In Donation Form.

Back by popular demand!

As a thank you for contributing to the PTO, you will receive two ERA window clings.
If paying online, window clings will be available for pick up at our kick-off event and back to school events. Clings can be purchased separately 2/$5.00 at all events.

Redemption Program (Box Tops…)
Parent Volunteers are needed at various times throughout the year. This group currently meets on Wednesdays from 8am-10am in the ERA Cafe.

2015-16 PTO Events Volunteer Interest Form

Volunteer 5 Times“Give Us 5 Events” Volunteer Program

CLICK HERE for a complete list of volunteer opportunities at ERA.

Official Facebook Pages:

Official Eagle Ridge Academy (ERA) Facebook Page

Official ERA Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) Facebook Page

These are Pages and are OPEN to the public. Like each page and opt to receive notifications to stay updated.

Parent-Run Facebook Groups (not endorsed by ERA or the PTO):

Connect with other ERA families on Facebook! The parent-run pages listed below are a great way to get to know the other parents in your child’s grade and to discuss activities & events. If you know of any other groups that should be included in this list, please email the PTO

Click on the +JOIN GROUP button. Please introduce yourself to the admin by messaging them with your name and your children’s grades at ERA. These groups are all CLOSED, which means that anyone can find the group and see who is in it, but only group members can see what is posted. Membership is open only to ERA families and not the public. Once the admin approves your request, then you can access the group.

Facebook Groups:

Eagle Ridge Academy of Eden Prairie Clothing Exchange – Open to all ERA Families to buy and/or sell Eagle Ridge Uniform Items

ERA Parents of K – 12 – Families of all ERA students

ERA Parents of 2018 – 12th grade

ERA Parents of 2019 – 11th grade

ERA Parents of 2020 – 10th grade

ERA Parents of 2021 – 9th grade

ERA Parents of 2022 – 8th grade

ERA Parents of 2023 – 7th grade

ERA Parents of 2024 – 6th grade

ERA Parents of 2025 – 5th grade

ERA Parents of 2026 – 4th grade

ERA Parents of 2027 – 3rd grade

ERA Parents of 2028 – 2nd grade

ERA Parents of 2029 – 1st grade

ERA Parents of 2030 – Kindergarten

PTO BYLAWS (Amended 3.13.14)

Further Board Role Descriptions – Coming Soon!

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