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February 1st at 7pm

In the Ridge cafeteria

Join us for our next meeting! Can't come in person, no problem join us on zoom

Meeting and Membership Information:


Amazon Smile:

Don’t forget to select, PTA Ohio Congress - Ridge Elementary, on your Amazon Smile account.
It’s easy and every little bit helps our school!

Book Fair:

As always we will need lots of volunteers to make this event a success. Please see the attached class schedule and sign up genius to volunteer. Please remember that a background check and fingerprinting through the board office is required for all school volunteers. Reach out if you are unaware as to how to complete the background check. Please note we will need help the Friday prior to the event to set up. We will encourage the use of the scholastic e-wallet as well due to its ease for the students and volunteers. [email protected] questions / comments
Book Fair Schedule

Box Tops: 

Keep scanning your receipts in the Box Top app!

Congrats to Ms. McKinley's Kindergarten class for being the Q2 Box Tops Champion Classroom! Our Q3 contest is happening now through March 17th. Thank you to all of our families and keep clipping!
PTA Box Tops

Win a Box Top Party for your class!

In a competition that will run throughout the entire school year, the class that has the most Box Tops scanned at the end of each grading period will get to have a Box Top Party in their classroom! That means FOUR chances to win! 

Helping your child's class earn a Box Top Party is simple:

1.) Please download the Box Tops for Education app on your phone or go to  

2.) After your regular in-person or online shopping, scan in your receipt. 

3.)  At the end, make sure to select your child's classroom teacher so they get credit! 

     (Please note: *Classes with multiple grade levels within one classroom will be listed under 5th grade. *Mr. Militello's class is listed under Mrs. Laitila.)

That's it!  Our school earns actual CASH for every Box Top scanned!


Find Ridge PTA on Facebook:

The PTA can be found on Facebook at
There is also a private Facebook group page that can be accessed upon approval.  This is a great way for families to stay up to date on PTA events and how to get involved! 

Involvement Opportunities:

The PTA is a great way to get involved in the school and to get to know your child's school community.  Looking ahead to next year we are looking for some new faces on the PTA board and are currently looking for someone to take on the treasurer position for next year.  Whether you want to get involved in a board position or join a planning committee please let us know at a meeting or send a message to [email protected] 


Movie Night - date to be determined:

The PTA is planning a movie night for Ridge families to take place at the school.  Classes will vote ahead of time on a movie to be viewed.  PTA will provide popcorn and families can bring camping chairs and blankets for a cozy and casual atmosphere.  No admission required but donations of canned goods for local food pantries encouraged.  More details to come.  As always, let us know if you would like to help out with planning this event at [email protected]com.


Scholastic bookfair - February 13-17:

Our 2nd bookfair for the school year. Class visiting schedule, volunteer sign up genius, and scholastic flyer to come.



If you would like to be a volunteer at Ridge Elementary School, you must be fingerprinted at the Board of Education office. You can be fingerprinted on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You must be fingerprinted each school year. Starting June 6, you can be fingerprinted for the 2022-2023 school year.


Background checks are run at the Mentor Board of Education office Door 1. 

Located at 6451 Center Street,  Mentor, OH 44060     No appointment needed. 

Office hours are Mon-Weds-Fri from 11:30am-4:30-pm. 

****Photo ID required to run the background check****

You will be asked to provide your Social Security number.

Minors must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.

Results will be emailed to you at the email address provided on the waiver. 

 Results may take up to 30 business days

Background checks will NEED to be done every school year



PTA board members for the 2022-2023 School Year


Gabriel Zelinka - President


Rachel Meeks & Christina Skrout - Vice Presidents


Treasurer - Heather Higham


Corresponding Secretary - Shelley DiFlavio


Recording Secretary - Brittany Lachina


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