Our Programs

The cost to join the Lakota Ridge Junior School PTO is $10.00 and includes a student directory. We also sell Ridge spiritwear.  We look forward to your support. 100% of the membership fee stays here at Ridge to support our teachers and students throughout the school year. The PTO supports our community by making donations to various charitable organizations, purchasing items for Ridge classrooms and providing student services and activities. Being a part of the PTO helps connect you to your school and gives you the opportunity to become involved and find out what’s going on in your child’s school life.

Listed below are many of the activities that our PTO provides:

Spiritwear Sales - Watch for new items for sale in November - in time for Holiday shopping!

Academic Award Ice Cream Social—The PTO provides ice cream sundaes to students who maintain a 3.75 grade average at the end of the 1st and 2nd semesters.

Homework Incentive Lunch
—The PTO provides pizza lunch three times a year (after the grading periods end) to students who have turned in 100% of their homework in at least three core academic subjects.

Dances—Dances are held immediately after school in the gym for Lakota Ridge students.  A DJ provides music and concessions are available for a nominal fee. We ask that students be picked up promptly after the dance ends (4:00 pm). Tickets can ONLY be pre-purchased at lunch the day before and day of the dance for $5.  NO tickets will be sold at the door.  All dances are chaperoned by Ridge administrators and parent volunteers.

Ridge Ribbon Program—Teachers occasionally hand out Ridge Ribbon coupons to students that have done something above and beyond their normal everyday responsibilities. These coupons are handed out at the teacher’s discretion. Students that receive a Ridge Ribbon coupon fill out their name and homeroom number and deposit the coupon in the Ridge Ribbon box, which is located in the attendance office. Monthly drawings are then held for gift certificates good at area merchants.

8th Grade Day—The PTO provides all 8th grade students with lunch and music the last day of school. 

8th Grade Dance —The Ridge PTO joins with Plains Junior School’s PTO to put on an evening dance in the spring for all 8th grade students.  Music is provided and food is available for purchase.

Academic Awards —The PTO provides food and organization for the 8th grade awards at the end of the school year. 

Book Fairs —Twice a year, the PTO sells books and other items in order to acquire funding for book and supply purchases for our media center and language arts department.  These fairs usually coincide with fall and spring band performances.

Staff Appreciation—The PTO and volunteers provide breakfast to all staff on the first workday of the year and lunches and snacks at other times during the year.  We also provide meals for conference nights.

PTO Newsletter – PTO news is included in a weekly format and sent along with the Principal’s online newsletter.  News is always available online at the Ridge PTO website.

There are many opportunities to volunteer at Lakota Ridge.  If you want to help in any way, please complete a Volunteer Form  and return it to school.  We really appreciate your assistance.