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A website for East Ridge Elementary PTA (6.10.14) in Woodinville, Washington.

Calendar Items:

Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5-9

National Teacher Appreciation Day
May 6

PTA Board Meeting - Room #11
Everyone is welcome
May 6 at 9:05 a.m.

PTA Budget Meeting - Ixtapa Redmond Ridge
Everyone is welcome
May 9 at 11:30 a.m.

Parent Education Night - Library
Certified Positive Discipline Trainer Sahara Pirie
May 14 at 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Art Walk
May 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Parent Education Night—May 14, 7:00 p.m. in the East Ridge Library

Join us for Parenting from the Heart – From Today’s Challenges to Tomorrow’s Gifts
Most of us have days when parenting “works;” when we show up as the loving parent that we want to be while still setting appropriate limits.  There are other days though, when we can hear our own parent’s (not always so nice) voices coming out of our own mouths. Simple, respectful parenting tools can help us parent more from the “heart” and less from the “hip”. We can discipline (teach) our children with kindness and firmness without being either permissive or punitive. Come explore and play with these ideas in an evening provided by Parent Educator, Sahara Pirie.

Sahara is an outstanding parent educator and trainer in the Seattle area who speaks regularly to schools, parent groups and educators. Drawing from a wealth of real-life stories she connects with her audience; her warmth and compassion help create a trusted, safe space for learning. Sahara has been teaching Positive Discipline since 2001, providing thousands of adults with the tools to become more effective and joy-filled in the demanding role of guiding the young, whether as a parent, educator or caregiver.

Matching Donations Rock Our World…
But only if we get them.  We have many generous donors out there who have indicated that their companies will match their awesome donations. Sadly, ERPTA cannot take advantage of these funds because when the donors applied for the match, they indicated the match should go to East Ridge Elementary, not East Ridge Elementary PTA. If you have received another contact from our VP’s of fund raising, it may be because of this issue.  We hate to make you do your requests over, but that is what it will take for PTA to get the funds.  If this pertains to you, please take a moment to resubmit your match and make sure it lists “East Ridge Elementary PTA 6.10.14″ as the beneficiary.  Thank you for your support. If you have questions about whether or not your match has been successfully made, please contact Kate Geissler at kategeissler@gmail.com.
Thanks for all you do to support our kids!
Kit Topaz
PTA President