2014/2015 School Year Volunteers Needed

The Ashland Ridge PTO has begun planning for the 2014-2015 school year.  We still have several positions open, and in order to hold some of our events, we’re going to need additional volunteers.  We have listed some open positions below that we need help with this year.  Please look over these and let us know if you are willing to help.  Some of these events are at risk of being cancelled if we can’t find someone to help coordinate them.

 - Kindergarten Boo Hoo Breakfast – Each year we hold a continental breakfast for the incoming kindergarten parents at 7:45 on the first day of school.  If you would be willing to help coordinate and set up for this event.

 - Wendy’s Night Coordinator – On the 3rd Monday of each month, it is Ashland Ridge night at Wendy’s.  We need someone to coordinate this event.  Each night there is a different teacher group that hosts the event, but we need someone to get information to the teachers the Friday before Wendy’s night, and work with the teachers to plan the frosty party for the class with the most in attendance (meaning coordinating a time with the teachers, contacting Wendy’s night with the date, time, and number of frosties needed, and picking up to deliver to the school on the date of the party). 

  – Secretary – We need a secretary for the PTO.  This is an officer position, and you would be responsible for taking notes at the PTO meetings (1st Tuesday of each month), typing up those minutes within a week or 2 after the meeting, and putting together the monthly newsletter for the school secretary toward the end of each month (with information from the rest of the PTO board and committees).  

  – Vice President – we are also in need of 2 Vice Presidents for the PTO.  The Vice President helps out with various activities throughout the year, and fills in for the President when she is not available. 


Currently, the only people on the PTO board are a President and 2 Treasurers.  The President’s youngest child is in 5th grade, so she will not be with the PTO next year.  We need people who are interested in helping this year, that might be willing to help in a larger capacity next year, or the PTO is at risk.  If you are interested in helping at all, please contact us by sending an email to: ashlandridgepto@gmail.com.  We need you!!!


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Wendy’s Night – Monday, May 19

The final Wendy’s Night for the 2013/2014 school year is this Monday, May 19th from 5-8 PM at the Ankeny Wendy’s.  Wendy’s will donate 10% of all sales during that time frame to Ashland Ridge PTO.   If flyers were not sent home, you can always print one here.

Don’t forget to give the teachers your flyer or hand it to the person working at the drive thru.  

We hope to see you there!  

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PTO Meeting – Tuesday, May 6

Our final PTO meeting of the year is tomorrow night at 7pm in the media center.  Mr. Neppl, the new principal from Rock Creek Elementary (#10), will be speaking at the meeting and providing updates to parents whose kids will be attending Rock Creek in the Fall.

 Babysitting will be provided free of charge by our 5th graders in the Kindergarten pod.

 We hope to see you there!

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Wendy’s Night Tonight, April 21

Just a reminder that tonight (Monday, April 21) is Wendy’s night from 5-8. 2nd grade teachers are hosting. Come on out and see us! The class with the most in attendance wins a frosty party. 

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Butter Braid Distribution Volunteers needed – Thursday, 4/10

We are in desperate need of volunteers for tomorrows butter braid pick up, we have had quite a few cancellations and we have only 2 volunteers for the 4:30-6:30 spots now. If we do not get these spots filled the wait time to pick up for orders will be long.


Please consider helping out.  You can sign up using this link:  http://signupschedule.com/ashlandridgeptovolunteers


Thank you so much!

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April PTO Meeting

Our April PTO meeting will be held tomorrow, April 1 @ 7:00 in the Media Center.  

Childcare will be provided in the kindergarten pod.

We hope to see you there!

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Many Opportunities to Volunteer

Please consider signing up to volunteer to help with butter braid distribution on Thursday, April 10 and/or spring pictures on Tuesday, April 1.  You can sign up using this link: http://signupschedule.com/ashlandridgeptovolunteers

We are looking to fill PTO volunteer positions for next year.  Over 1/3 of our current PTO volunteers will be transitioning to the new elementary.  There are lots of opportunities available.  Download the PTO Board and Volunteer Positions for 2014-2015 document to view the positions and responsibilities. If you’re interested in a position or have any questions, send an email to ashlandridgepto@gmail.com.

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Reminders – Butter Braid Orders Due, Volunteers Needed

Please remember that Butter Braid orders are due this Thursday, March 13th, BEFORE SPRING BREAK!!!  You can turn them in early if you are finished now.  Please turn them in to your teachers and they will get them to the PTO.

We are looking for volunteers to help with distributing the butter braids on April 10.  The link to sign up is:  http://signupschedule.com/ashlandridgeptovolunteers

Thank you for your support!

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PTO Meeting – Tuesday, March 4

The March PTO Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 in the media center.

There will be a presentation about the Northwest Middle School Bond Referendum and discussion about the 2014/2015 PTO board and contribution to Elementary #10 PTO. 

Childcare will be provided in the kindergarten pod.  We hope to see you there!

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Fun Night Volunteers Still Needed

Ashland Ridge Fun Night is scheduled for Saturday, March 1 from 5:00 – 8:00.  We are still in need of many volunteers to set up and/or run various games throughout the night.  The link to signup is:



Thank you to all who are volunteering!

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