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WHY IS THE PTA SO IMPORTANT?

What does our district’s PTA do?

Each year our PTA works to fundraise a total of $16,000 each year for District 142’s schools ($4,000 each). That money is used to fund after school activities, assemblies, field trips and more!  Without the PTA our schools would be a much bleaker place for our students- in fact, when compared with other nearby districts, our children have many more opportunities and activities in their schools as a direct result of our Parent Teacher Association!

The Forest Ridge PTA also plans after school activities throughout the year: movie nights, jump zone nights, bowling nights, our family fun fair, family fun nights, skating parties, and so much more!

 

What can you do to help our schools and District 142’s PTA?

The first thing would be to join the PTA!  We sell PTA memberships for a $12 donation which entitles you to a PTA calendar, which lists every PTA activity for our district’s children.  Joining the PTA through a membership donation does not mean you are roped into helping with anything (though of course we absolutely welcome new members at our meetings and parents to help with school events)!  To join, you can send an envelope marked with “PTA Membership” with your child to school, and we will send your PTA calendar home with your child.

Also, we have a number of other ways to help our schools:

  • You can sign up for a free Food for Less Card and designate our PTA as your beneficiary for points through their Community Rewards Program. You can sign up in the store or on their website.
  • Target RED Cards can benefit our schools though their Take Charge of Education Initiative. You can sign up on their website by searching by the 60452 zip code, they give 1% of all purchases to our schools.
  • Shoparoo is a free app that you can download for iPhone and Android to scan receipts, which then gives free money to our district when you sign up with your child’s school.

 

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Also, be sure to like the Forest Ridge PTA on Facebook to keep up to date on all of our activities!



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