Ruby Bridges PTSA Newsletter

Issue 5 June 2021

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As we open June, with blue skies, warm weather, and only 3 weeks of school left, we still have a bit of business to conduct with the PTSA.

Let us welcome our 2021-2022 incoming Board of Directors who take office in July.


Barbara Taheri - President

Jennifer Herrman - Vice President

Zheng LV - Treasurer

Sylvia Bagley - Secretary

Let us congratulate our 2020-2021 Golden Acorn and Outstanding Educator Awards recipients who will be announced at tonight's PTSA Meeting.


Golden Acorn Winners - Ruby Bridges PTSA Steering Committee

Outstanding Educators -

To the 2020-2021 Board. Thank you for your service this year!

Thank You

Karrie Palis - President

Lauren Tomlin - Vice President

Jennifer Herrman - Secretary

Zheng LV - Treasurer

Sarah Siddequi - Membership

Aishwariya Pushpangadan - Advocacy

Ruchi Desai - Program and Events

Karen Backman - Communications

It's never too late to become a PTSA member!

Please Consider joining today! Anyone can come to the meetings, but only members can vote.

It's easy to sign up online or print the application and send it.

Make sure you pay for your membership by either

Paypal or sending a check to the PTSA PO Box mailing address.

We are unable to access mail sent to the school.

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June 1, 2021 6:30 pm General Membership Meeting

At our June Ruby Bridges Elementary PTSA General Membership meeting on

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm Zoom (Not the second Tuesday of the month this month)

We will be electing a Secretary at this meeting. Nominations are being accepted for the position up until the election.

Candidate for Secretary - Sylvia Bagley

We will be announcing our Outstanding Educator nominees and Golden Acorn Awards winners.

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PTSA Financial Review

As the first year of Ruby Bridges PTSA comes to a close, we need to perform the yearly Financial Review.

On that committee are Alex Crane, Barbara Taheri, and Karen Backman

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Yearbooks are now on Sale!

We are now accepting yearbook orders for the 2020-21 school year! All orders will be made online through Pictavo. Yearbooks are $14.70 (incl. tax).

The yearbooks will not be available in time for the end of the school year due to a number of constraints, so your yearbook will be:

a. Delivered to the school for no additional cost and we will contact you with more details at a later date regarding pickup from Ruby Bridges.

To place your order:
o Go to
o Sign in if you have an account or go through the "Find Your School" fields on the front page. Ruby Bridges School ID is 97089.
o Continue following the steps on the site.

If you are facing financial hardship and are not able to purchase a yearbook for your student and would like to request a scholarship to acquire one, please email me ( to let me know.

Thank you.

Patty Roberts

Ruby Bridges Office Manager

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AmazonSmile - a way to give all year long

There's not much time left in the school year, but AmazonSmile allows you give back all year long, even through the summer, without having to think about it and at no cost to you!

  • Just click on the link,
  • Select Ruby Bridges Elementary PTSA Location: Tacoma, WA and then
  • Bookmark AmazonSmile or Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
  • When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% to Ruby Bridges Elementary PTSA.