Laurel Ridge PTA 

What is the PTA? 

Laurel Ridge Parent Teacher Association is really YOUR PTA-a local chapter of the national organization whose main role is to build strong working relationships among parents, teachers and schools, in support of students. This can include recruiting and coordinating volunteers, providing special recognition in awards ceremonies or through other activities, organizing parent education events, planning teacher appreciation activities and much more.

Who Can Participate? 

All LRES families, teachers, and staff are welcome & needed for our PTA to be successful! There are 4 general PTA membership meetings each year, open to ALL of our LRES community, not just dues paying members. PTA organized events are also open to all of our LRES students and families, regardless of PTA membership status.

The Laurel Ridge Elementary School PTA strives to build every child's potential by connecting and engaging families and facilitating a love of lifelong learning while celebrating the school's diversity and uniqueness to the community.

What we do:

Our job as the PTA is to advocate on behalf of our students, and to make their experience and our teachers’ jobs more enjoyable, enriching, and rewarding. Our goal is not to simply fundraise but to support Laurel Ridge and our teachers by providing our students with the best learning environment possible. We also encourage a sense of community among our Laurel Ridge families.

Getting involved with PTA gives parents an opportunity to engage with one another while ensuring that Laurel Ridge is an outstanding school! 

Get Involved:

Parents and Teachers are encouraged to join the Laurel Ridge Elementary PTA. Together we can build and support every child's potential, engage families, facilitate a love of lifelong learning, and celebrate our community's diversity.  

We are involved in so many things at Laurel Ridge and need the support and participation of all of our families to be successful! We have created a brief volunteer survey to give you an idea of the volunteer opportunities available. We have also created a volunteer page so you can browse all the parent groups and committees we have at Laurel Ridge. There is a place for you!

Your PTA Funds at Work!

Have you ever wondered how the PTA uses the money that it raises throughout the year?Here are just a few ways that PTA funds have been used lately.

Classroom & Grade Level Support

  • Stone Mountain Science Kit

  • 5 microscopes plus beaker sets and screen sieves

  • Subscriptions to Scholastic News

  • Curriculum based field trips

  • 5th grade field trips and graduation activities

  • Books for the library

School Building & Grounds Improvements

  • Playground Mulch 2019

  • Acoustic Panels for Lunchroom

  • KaBOOM playground

  • 1/8 Mile paved track

  • Memorial bench

  • Mulch, plants, fertilizer, soil for grounds and school beds

Student Rewards

  • Medals & trophies for Romp Thru the Woods

  • Safety Patrol trophies

  • Ice Cream & Pizza parties to celebrate classroom victories

  • 2 Eagle head statues

  • Award pencils

  • Tokens

  • Perpetual Plaques for the Eagle Award winner

Art & Music Supplies

  • Percussion instruments

  • 36 9x12 lapboards with music staffs

  • Art supplies

  • 35 play scripts/royalties

School Activities

  • Public performance movie license for classroom use and PTA movie nights

  • Annual ice cream picnic

  • School dances

  • Field day supplies

  • Character based school assemblies

  • Giant chess board

Teacher & Staff Rewards

  • Teacher of the Year Banquet

  • Perpetual Plaques for Teacher of the Year and Educational Support Person of the Year

  • Curriculum Night Dinner

  • Conference Night Snacks

2019-2020 Executive Team

Brittany Sanders | Co-President
Corny Delasalas | Co-President
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Tarvis Thompson | Co-Vice President
Katy Shrout | Secretary
Katie Miller | Treasurer

Additional PTA Info

Our Mission Statement:

Your PTA:

Laurel Ridge Elementary School
1215 Balsam Drive
Decatur GA, 30033
678-874-6902 (Office)
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*This site is maintained by the Laurel Ridge Elementary PTA. Click here for official DeKalb County School District site.