Parent Teacher Organization

Your new board welcomes you to the 2018-19 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.

OUR PTO EMAIL ADDRESS IS: pto.eagleridge@gmail.com

OUR FACEBOOK LINK IS: https://www.facebook.com/ERAPTOEdenPrairie?ref=bookmarks

NEXT USED UNIFORM SALE – Feb. 18, 2019, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

VIEW EVENT FLYER

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.

Rockin’ the Ridge is the annual PTO-sponsored school carnival for K-5 families. Thanks for a great turnout in 2018! We look forward to next year!

PTO Spirit Wear 

2018-19 Spirit Wear will be sold at the PTO Kick-off (July 26 from 5:00-8:00 pm), the Back to School Mixers at Meet Your Teacher Nights (Aug. 21 – 22 from 4:00-7:00 pm) and any remaining sizes will be sold at Rockin the Ridge (Oct. 6).

We have Youth Sweatpants for $25 and our new t-shirt design for $10.

Parent Volunteers Needed
Watch the Eagle Eye for dates and times! Come and volunteer for a couple of hours with other parents cutting and counting redemption items brought in by students. Contact Heidi Anderson with any questions.

2018-19 ERA See it … Save it! Contest:

Contests are ALWAYS going on! Watch the Eagle Eye for details. Bring the redemption items you have been saving to your classroom teacher or drop them off at the collection bin at Door 2. Please label your submission with your teacher’s / advisor’s first initial and last name. Top-earning classrooms win prizes!

PTO Redemption Program Coordinators: Heidi Anderson, April Williams, Beneeta Mehta, and  RajaLakshmi Suresh

Items we collect for See it…Save it:

Box Tops for Education:

website: http://www.boxtops4education.com/

BTFE Participating Products: http://www.boxtops4education.com/participating-products

Coke Rewards:

website: http://www.mycokerewards.com/content/causes.html

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:

website: http://projectaplus.tyson.com/

Tyson Participating Products: http://projectaplus.tyson.com/Products.aspx

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

website: http://www.loaves4learning.com/

Loaves 4 Learning Participating Products: http://www.loaves4learning.com/eligible/

Milk Moola:

website: https://www.kwiktrip.com/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:

Used ink cartridges and old cell phones earn money for our school when we send them in to be recycled.

PTO Parent Directory

Sign up for our K-12 Parent Directory App

Completely paperless in 2 easy steps:

  1. Register your information at join.myschoolanywhere.com (use the secure invitation sent to you on August 20th from admin@eagleridgeacademy.org)
  2. You will receive login instructions and the directory will be live

Why are we doing this?

  • Saves time – this new system will help us publish the directory at the beginning of the school year (Sept. 7) AND we can keep it up to date throughout the school year.
  • Reduces errors – because you enter your information yourself, you can be guaranteed that it’s what you want and how you want it shared.
  • Connects families – as the only way to reach each other outside of the classroom.
  • Quickly and easily signup for all volunteering opportunities in one location.

Thank you for connecting our ERA community.

If you have any questions please contact :
Anu – anu.philip@gmail.com
Lalitha – lalitha23kasturi@gmail.com
Jodie – jodielynn20@yahoo.com

 Thank you for your interest in carpooling to ERA.  The carpool interest process will be paperless from data collection to making the list available to families on your computer as well as your mobile devices through our PTO Parent Directory App.

Please register at your family with 2 easy steps:

  1. Register your information at join.myschoolanywhere.com (use the secure invitation sent to you on August 20th from admin@eagleridgeacademy.org)
  2. You will receive login instructions and the directory will be live

Once you are logged in to the ‘My School Anywhere’ the Carpool Interest information can be found under Signups.

If you have any questions please contact :
Anu – anu.philip@gmail.com
Lalitha – lalitha23kasturi@gmail.com
Jodie – jodielynn20@yahoo.com

2018-19 ERA PTO Annual Contribution

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.

Order Today!

We are excited to be working with School Tool Box again this year. Teachers are able to set their classrooms up for success by tailoring grade level supply lists to their needs. School Tool Box allows us to provide families with a convenient and cost-effective way to purchase school supplies with a School Year Guarantee.

Quality and brand name supplies matter:
• Our teachers are experts at knowing what works best in their classroom
• Shared classroom supplies are ALL at the highest quality
• Preservation of our school equipment by using the right products

Online ordering will open in May. Contact Jodie at jodielynn20@yahoo.com with questions or for assistance. Learn more about School Tool Box here.

Your new PTO Board has been elected and planning has begun for the 2018-19 School Year:

  • President: Christie Wills
  • Co-Vice Presidents: Samantha Hudson and Elena Ryabinin
  • Co-Secretaries: Resmy Kurian and Abdirahman Abdi
  • Community Engagement Coordinators: Amanda Weidner and Shilpi Khare
  • Treasurer: Jen Lundquist
  • Teacher Rep: Jessica Bergeron

Would you like to join us? Please email us at pto.eagleridge@gmail.com

PTO Quarterly Meeting Minutes & Documents

Meeting Date Meeting Materials
October 29, 2018

PTO BYLAWS (Amended 3.13.14)

Further Board Role Descriptions:

President(s):

  • Preside over board meetings
  • Cooperate with the Director of Eagle Ridge Academy and the school’s Board of Directors to maintain a supportive relationship between the school and the PTO
  • Delegate special projects, creating committees as needed

Vice-President(s):

  • Support and aide the work of the president, acting as a backup to the president when needed
  • Act as a backup, signing checks, if needed, for the treasurer

Treasurer:

  • Handle and maintain PTO funds, disbursing funds as decided by the board and fulfilling reimbursements in a timely manner
  • Maintain control and supervision over the PTO bank account and checkbook, signing all checks
  • Maintain and update budget spreadsheet
  • Provide brief financial report to the board at quarterly meetings

Secretary:

  • Officially record minutes of PTO meetings, submitting a copy of minutes to fellow board members via shared document file
  • Maintain PTO email and manage email communications
  • Manage school communications, including Eagle Eye

Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Recruit volunteers as needed for PTO committees and events, maintain a list of volunteers
  • Disperse volunteer lists to appropriate committee chairs

Teacher Liaisons:

  • Act as advisor and liaison between faculty/staff and the PTO
  • Help coordinate PTO-sponsored activities in the classroom
  • Report to teachers on PTO activities

Responsibilities for all PTO Board Members:

  • Attend majority of PTO meetings, notify the team if unable to attend
  • Provide ideas and feedback to the team regarding PTO projects and initiatives
  • Take ownership of and complete projects or tasks as assigned/agreed on at PTO Board meetings
  • Communicate with the team (via email, shared Google docs, and/or private Facebook page) regarding progress, updates, or needs
  • Have fun, ask for help when needed, and maintain a positive attitude!

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 pto.eagleridge@gmail.com 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.

Volunteer 5 Times“Give Us 5 Events” Volunteer Program

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

View a Printable PDF of Facebook Connections

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 pto.eagleridge@gmail.com.

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