It is Ankeny District policy for school staff not to share student or parent information. This is to protect the privacy of our families. It is also district policy that no child can hand out invitations at school. This is to promote a feeling of family within our school.
As a result, it can be difficult to send out invitations or contact other parents. Ashland Ridge PTO has created an online directory to make this a bit easier. Parents must opt-in to the directory by adding their family information below. Once added, parents will receive the phone numbers and email addresses of other parents who have chosen to be part of the directory. The directory is grade-level specific, so it is important to fill out your information for each child.
Please add your information to the links below:
**Please note: The directory is manually sent out by our volunteers. Please allow 5-7 days for the directory to arrive in your email. Thank you for your patience!!
Teacher Appreciation Week is almost here! Sign up to help love on our teachers!
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7 – 11th. Below is some suggestions on ways your student(s) can love on the teachers!
Time to sign up to bring dinner for the teachers during Conference Week! We’ll provide dinner on Tuesday night, the longest night for the teachers. Help them have one less thing to worry about that night!
It is time to sign up for the Winter Conference Book Fair!
Volunteers receive $5 in Scholastic Dollars to use at the Book Fair when your shift is over.
Yearbooks will be on sale NOW until February 28th for just $17!
Do not miss the opportunity to purchase this important keepsake of the school year for your child! Orders after February 28th will be $18.00 until supplies run out. Please make sure you get your orders in for your full color yearbook today! Please remember we do not order extra yearbooks, so in order to be assured a copy, you need to preorder for your student.
To order yearbooks online, go to jostens.com/yearbooks. Personalization and icons are additional and prices can be found on the Jostens website through February 28, 2018. Yearbook fliers will be sent home with your child next week if you prefer to pay by check or cash. Please look for them in your child’s take-home folder.
If you are interested in placing a personal message ad in the yearbook for your student, you may purchase online when ordering your yearbook or use 2017 2018 Yearbook Ad. This is a great way to tell your child how proud you are of them! Message ads are due by February 15, 2018 in order to be included in the yearbook. The ads are 1/10 of a page and are $10.00 each. There are 20 spaces for ads available and it is based on a first come first serve basis.
Finally, if you have photos you would like to submit to the yearbook committee to be used in the yearbook, please see 2017 2018 Yearbook Submit. The document gives detailed instructions on how to upload those photos for use, both from your computer and your phone. The submission deadline for photos is February 28th, 2018 in order to be considered for the yearbook.
*5TH GRADE PARENTS ONLY: You should have received a separate email containing information about the special 5th grade yearbook pages & deadlines. Please let your teacher know if you did not receive this email.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Join us at 7:00 PM in the Media Center for our November PTO Meeting, but first… go to Z’Mariks and tell them you are with Ashland Ridge. Z’Mariks gives back 50% of sales!!! Go grab dinner and maybe lunch for the next day while you are there!
Due to the weather forecast for Tuesday, Jag Jog has been postponed until Friday, October 13th. Please check back for more details!
Jag Jog is Tuesday!!! We are currently at $17,000 towards our $25,000 goal. This goal helps the PTO with our yearly commitments towards bettering the school: planners for 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade. Being able to provide a special lunch for Field Day for each student. And being able to help teachers get the extras they need for their class. Any money raised above our yearly budget goes toward the purchase and installation of an outside classroom that will benefit every student!
We will accept donations at any point!
Bookfair sign ups are up!
Jag Jog is next week, get those donations in!
This is the type of Outdoor Classroom we are trying to raise money for! Imagine classes sitting outside learning about the weather or taking a reading break!
Monday, October 9th at 6:00 PM, meet at the playground, bring some chalk and let’s decorate the walking/running path for the Jag Jog!! The more the merrier!! We can write inspiring messages all along the route.
Sign up to bless the teachers with a meal on Tuesday during conference week!
Your first opportunity to help out the Teacher Appreciation Committee is here! We’ll be providing breakfast in a couple of weeks. Sign up to spoil the teachers with a hot breakfast.