What is NRECHPTA?
The NRECHPTA is affiliated with the National PTA and Ohio PTA (Parent Teacher Association) and is centered on parents with children age birth to 6 years (and expectant parents, too!). We are not affiliated with a specific school or religion. This PTA is for parents and caregivers who reside in the city of North Ridgeville and surrounding areas.
Mission of the PTA:
To support and speak on behalf of the children and youth in the schools, community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.
To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children.
To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.
2020-2021 Executive Board
(Elected in May)
President - Natasha Brennen
Vice-President Legislation - Lindsey Shelley
Vice-President Programming - Open
Treasurer - Anna Bowerman
Recording Secretary - Erin Leeming
Corresponding Secretary -Megan Matos
School Board Delegate - Becky Mehltretter
PTA Council Delegate - Michelle Lariviere Bloom
2020-2021 Committee Chairpersons
Adult Outings - Joanna Taras
Children's Parties - Open
Community Service - Lindsey Shelley
Field Trips - Ginger Fiscella, Brandi Schnell, Cristina Ice & Sasha Mitchell
Fundraising - Michelle Hawk Dowhan & Christina Bade-Evaldi
Historian - Open
Health and Wellness - Open
Hospitality - Open
Kiddie Kloset - Natasha Brennen & Ciara Garcia-Ruckman
Membership - Brandi Schnell & Sasha Mitchell
Playgroups (2 & under) - Kelly Ann
Publicity - Jessica Smith
Sunshine - Kari Bosworth
Website - Karie Spaetzel Loeser
Assists in planning the adult activities.
Assists in planning and putting on three parties a year -- fall, winter and spring.
Assists with Thanksgiving baskets, Toys for Tots, Easter Baskets, & other community service projects.
Assists with planning and organizing field trips throughout the year.
Assists in planning events or activities that bring in money for the group.
Health and Welfare
Posts healthy recipes on the Facebook page, organizes playdates focusing on healthy eating/cooking, and motivates the group to live a healthier lifestyle.
Takes photos at events, posts to Facebook page throughout the year and creates a photo book or slide show at the end of the year.
Greets members when they arrive at each meeting, supplies meeting snacks, and comes up with ice breakers for each meeting.
Helps plan and organize our yearly fall & spring resale events for used children’s items.
Greets and introduces new members at meetings, assists in distribution of flyers, and manages the list of new and renewing members.
Assists in planning playgroups at public spaces or hosting playgroups in a member's home.
Assists in advertising Kiddie Kloset as well as the group as a whole to the general public.
Provides a meal or treat pack to new parents or member families who have someone hospitalized or with other special needs.
Assists in maintaining information on the website and assisting members with login problems/password resets.