Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA 

www.cougarridgeptsa.org

 


What is PTSA? 

PTSA stands for Parent Teacher Student Association.

The Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA is a non-profit, 501(C) (3) tax exempt organization. Our mission is to help make every Cougar Ridge student’s potential become reality through opportunities that support and enrich our children, school, and community. Our organization is made of Cougar Ridge community: parents, teachers, staff, and students who all have the common goal of providing every child an enriched education.

We are the largest child advocacy group in the United State. The more members we have, the Louder our voice is when it comes to advocation for our children's education, health and safety in the Washington State Legislature. 

The PTSA is also a great way to network with other parents, teachers, and staff to share ideas, concerns, and experiences.


What We Do?

Educational Advantage: We want our children to receive the best education and the Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA provides additional learning materials and opportunities beyond what the district and state fund. We are proud to fund the grade level enrichment grants for each grade level and classroom. We also fund stipends for teachers and specialists to help purchase additional classroom supplies. This funding makes a big impact on our children’s education and is made possible by donations from our families.

Enrichment Programs: Every year, the Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA hosts enriching programs: Art Docent, Reflection, Spelling Bee, Art Fair, STEM Night/Science Fair, Chess Club, and Robotics Club.

Family Events: These community-building events help bond our Cougar Ridge community together: Spooky Spaghetti, Bingo Night, Movie Night, Scholastic Book Fair, and End of Year Celebration (Carnival).

School Spirit: Cougar Ridge PTSA helps make happy memories for our kids. We organize the yearbook, spirit wear, spirit week to ensure their time at Cougar Ridge is the most fun. GO BOBCATS!

Teacher Gratitude: We like to show our thanks to teachers and staff with events like Meet the Teacher (Welcome Back Lunch), Monthly Staff Luncheons and Staff Appreciation Week.


How You Can Help?

Become a Member: Purchase a yearly membership. This includes exclusive discounts, access to the school directory and other benefits. Go to our website and click on the "Join" icon in the left-hand menu. 

Volunteer: Our amazing programs and events need parent volunteers to make it happened. Keep an eye on your inbox for volunteer opportunities throughout the year. We can't do it without you! Go to our website and click on  the "Volunteer Info" icon in the left-hand menu. ISD approved volunteer application required.

Make a Donation: Please consider contribution to our general fund so we can continue to provide programs and events not funded by the school district and state. Your contribution is 100% tax deductible and qualifies for corporate matching. Go to our website and click on the "Fundraising" icon in the left-hand menu to donate.


Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA 2022-2023 Executive Board

The PTSA runs by elected Executive Board members who all volunteer their time. Everyone is welcome to join and volunteer for the PTSA, we appreciate your support.

                                    President - Sara Woody                Co-President - Beata Ko

                                  Vice President - Tracy Daguitera   Secretary - Malda Taki Eddine

                                    Treasurer - Sheetal Chavan           Co-Treasurer - Luciana Ito