PTA COMMITTEES:

The PTA sponsors many great programs throughout the school year. Below are a list of the different committees and their chairpersons. Please refer to your school directory for committee chair contact information. To volunteer for a particular committee or to inquire about a vacant position, please contact the committee chair.

Annual Fundraiser

Make an investment in our school by contributing to the annual PTA fundraiser. Your child benefits everyday from the things PTA has purchased or provided to Sunset Ridge. Your contribution will be tax deductible. {more info}

Treasurers: Kristen Jafferis & Jill Werlein

Book Fair

In collaboration with Scholastic Books, the PTA holds a book fair in spring alongside Literacy Week. The book fair serves as both a fundraiser and as an opportunity to bring students quality books. The committee is responsible for running the book selling event during lunch hours over several days. Book Fair Committee volunteers are needed to work 1-2 hour shifts during lunch hours and to set up and break down the book displays at the end of the fair. {more info}

Chairs: Xinli Chen & Dipali Shah

Community Connection

Organize a Sunset Ridge night at an area restaurant where a portion of the sales from the night is donated to Sunset Ridge. Work with staff to find servers/volunteers and promote the event to the school. The PTA provides information through email, newsletters, meetings, school events, and the PTA website. In order to conserve paper, many PTA announcements will only go out via eNews.

Food Carts & Fundraising Nights: Kim Sloan; Pizza Hut Night: Kendra Cleary; Culver's Night: TBD

End-of-year Picnic

Sunset Ridge hosts an end-of-year (Hot Dog) picnic. Friends and family are invited to come and eat lunch outside on the lawn with the students. Volunteers are needed for set up, food distribution and clean up. {more info}

Chair: Kristie Johnson

Farm to School

Farm to School is a special program where a local farm shares one food item with the students during their lunch hour. Volunteers are needed once a month to set up, serve and clean up.

Chair: Amber Writt

Homecoming Parade

This September, Sunset Ridge will join other Middleton area schools and clubs and walk in the parade procession on the streets surrounding the high school. Please come and watch the parade and cheer loud for the Sunset Ridge float and Sunny the Lion! We also welcome students of PTA members to walk with our float.

Chair: Jennifer Cason & Kira Watkins-Koertje

Movie Night

A fun evening for kids to wear their pj's and watch a family-friendly movie in the gym. Volunteers are needed to coordinate the event, decorate, and run concessions.

Chair: Lindsay Rothering

Product Labels

Volunteers are needed to collect, organize and send in qualifying labels and receipts (i.e. Box Tops for Education, Campbells Labels and Milk Caps). These tasks can be done at home as time allows. {more Earning for Learning info here{Amazon Smile info here}

Chair: Courtney Maher

Room Parent Coordinator

Room parents are needed for Kindergarten to 4th grade classes to assist the teachers in organizing classroom parties and activities. {more info}

Chair: Sonya Waldorf

School Directory

At the beginning of each school year a school directory is published that lists all the Sunset Ridge families and their contact information. The directory also has Sunset Ridge and Middleton-Cross Plains School District contact information as well as class lists. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate getting all the information together that goes into the directory and also to help distribute these directories.

Chair: Xinli Chen & Dipali Shah

School Supply Kits

Volunteers work with teachers and the school supply company to collect supply lists and coordinate delivery and distribution of supplies. {more info}

Chair: Molly Braun

Science Fair

The Science/Technology Fair is typically held in the spring. Students prepare their exhibits and set them up for display in the gym. Volunteers are needed to set up and take down the fair, help during the event and complete participation certificates. {more info}

Chair: David Goeddel

Spaghetti Dinner

The Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser is held in conjunction with the Science Fair. Volunteers are needed to work 1-2 hour shifts to help setup, serve and clean up. {more info}

Chair: Jennifer Ravenscroft

Spirit Wear

Sunset Ridge spirit wear (sweatshirts, tshirts, etc.) are sold to families during the school year as a fundraiser. Volunteers are needed to select wearables, work with distribution company, collect money and distribute merchandise. {more info}

Chair: Kristin Jaffferis

Square One Art

Square One Art is a once-a-year school fundraiser. Every student creates a special piece of artwork in art class. That piece of artwork is then sent to Square One Art, where it is printed onto a piece of merchandise. Volunteers are needed to help organize and distribute the items to the students.

Chairs: Jill Werlein & Heidi McClelland

Staff Appreciation

Monthly staff appreciation days are held on CRT days and there is an end of the year staff luncheon. Volunteers are needed to send treats for CRT days and the luncheon or help set up for the luncheon. {more info}

Chair: Carla Scholz

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Thanksgiving lunch is one of the highlights of the fall term at Sunset Ridge. The entire family is invited to participate in a traditional Thanksgiving lunch. Volunteers are needed to serve food and clean the tables. {more info}

Chair: Jennifer Ravenscroft

Trunk or Treat

Participating families will decorate their car trunks and hand out candy. Students will come in costume to trick or treat with their Sunset Ridge friends. Volunteers will be needed to help with parking and sales during the event. {more info}

Chair: Kristen Jafferis

Winter Carnival

The Winter Carnival is a major PTA fundraiser. A volunteer is needed from each classroom to coordinate a carnival booth for the class. Volunteers are also needed to help with communication, setting up games, decorations, serving food, etc. Many parent volunteers are needed to make this great event a possibility. {more info}

Chair: Jeanie Eicher-Johanningmeier

Winter Tea & Art Showcase

The Winter Tea is held in December. Volunteers are needed to set up and decorate the day before, serve during the day, or clean up afterwards. Volunteers from each classroom are needed to donate cookies for this fun family event. {more info}

Chair: Courtney Sullivan

Yearbook

The Sunset Ridge Yearbook is put together by volunteers. Volunteers are needed to take pictures of events, send out and collect order forms, layout pages (scrapbooking), word smithing (copywriting) and to assemble the book online. Help is also needed to distribute the yearbooks. {more info}

Chair: Kendra Cleary