Friday, September 22, 2017

Apollo-Ridge Elementary School


every child, one voice




Dear Parents and Guardians,

By becoming a PTA member, YOU can make a difference in helping to provide the many wonderful programs and activities we bring to every student.  Moms, Dads, Teachers, Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents are urged to join.  Decades of research shows when parents are involved, students perform better in school.

Refer to the Committee Descriptions attached and join the committee(s) that interest you and fit into your schedule.  Most committees require less than half of day of your time and do NOT require child abuse clearances. 

ONLY field trip chaperones or Books-To-Go volunteers are considered “Program Volunteers” because they may have unsupervised contact with students.  They will need to obtain all 3 clearances:  FBI, Child Abuse, and State Police Clearances.  The cost of obtaining these clearances is approximately $50.  Once you have the clearances, they will remain on file while your child is at the Elementary School.  If you need more information, please contact me or see the link on the A-R Elementary website under “Volunteer Clearances”.

By September 26, 2014, please send the following in a sealed envelope marked “PTA MEMBERSHIP” to your child’s teacher:

  • Membership Form
  • Signed “Volunteer Affirmation Statement” on the back of Membership Form. (If you would like to review a copy of the Apollo-Ridge School District Volunteer Policy, CLICK HERE.
  • $6.00 membership fee may be paid in Cash, Money Order, or Check.  If paying by money order or check, please make payable to:  A-R Elementary PTA.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Palmer (membership chairperson) at 724-726-7035 or email Feel free to contact me at the contact information below or we can discuss your questions at the first board meeting on September 17th  at 6:30 pm in the LGI room located on the second floor of the Elementary School.


Danielle Lynch

PTA President



School volunteers are vital to the success of our programs.  Volunteers who may find themselves in situations where they are the sole custodians of students will need to have valid (less than 365 days old) Child Abuse, Criminal Background, and FBI Fingerprint clearances on file.

Once the clearances are on file with the appropriate building(s), the volunteer need not have to apply again as long as they spend at least one day per school year actively volunteering in our schools.

Questions??? Call Cris Kostiuk at 724-478-6010 for clarification.