Sunset Ridge Elementary PTA

Middleton Cross Plains Area School District, Wisconsin

Hello and welcome to the Sunset Ridge PTA! Please browse our website, see what are up to this year, and volunteer if you are able to lend a helping hand! Join us at our next meetings and our upcoming events:

EduKit School Supply Kits on sale now

Sunset Ridge Elementary is offering a quick and easy option to order your student’s school supplies and support our school...EduKit School Supply Kits!Order by June 10, 2022 for BEST PRICING and FREE SHIPPING! LAST DAY to order is July 22, 2022!
Sunset Ridge Elementary is offering the EduKit program as a convenient option for our busy families to order your student’s school supplies for the 22/23 year.
EduKits are custom made to include the supplies selected and approved by our teachers and is the easy option to ensure your student has every item necessary. Your EduKit purchase will also support our school and PTA!
Order your student’s EduKit today!
Go to, search Sunset Ridge Elementary
Shipping is FREE for all orders placed by June 10, 2022!
Copy of EduKit Flyer FINAL 2022-04-14.pdf

the 2022 carnival is in the books!!!

Thanks to all the support from SSR families and staff and efforts from the Carnival Committee and volunteers, this year’s carnival was a HUGE success!! Thank you!! It was fantastic to see SSR families, students, past students and staff come together for this great event.

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their contributions to our 2022 Spring Carnival:

  • Madison Children’s Dental - photo booth sponsor

  • Lexus of Madison - pizza sponsor

  • ACD Distribution - past years prize donations

  • Sherry Yu with Coldwell Banker - food sponsor

  • Breakwater Monona - food sponsor

  • UW Provisions - hot dog sponsor

  • Glass Nickel Pizza - pizza discount

  • Infinity Marital Arts Middleton - marital arts booth sponsor

  • Terry’s Piggly Wiggly in Cross Plains - beverage sponsor

  • McDonalds on Greenway Ave - beverage sponsor

  • Clausen’s Bakery - food sponsor

  • Neckerman Insurance Services - Plinko board

As well as donations made by the following companies for raffle items -

  • Infinity Marital Arts

  • Poke Bar Restaurant

  • Glass Nickel Pizza

  • Madison Forward Soccer Team

2022 SSR Annual
Hot Dog Picnic

All SSR families are welcome to join their student on Tuesday, June 7th for lunch. Please see the order form for details. Order forms must be returned to school by May 24th.

2021-22 HOT DOG PICNIC SSR.pdf

Hot Dog Picnic volunteers needed

2022 Sun Run Planning

Planning has already started for our Fall Sun Run and we are excited to continue this tradition! We are still looking for volunteers to help with planning this event…
Committee positions available include -

  • Committee Chair

  • Volunteer Coordinator

  • Prize Coordinator

Contact us at
if you would like to help.

Willing to help with PTA events or programs? Click here for more info!


Advanced Learning Specialist, Ben Geissal, offers this video series to help caregivers get a better understanding of the math curriculum taught at Sunset Ridge.


  • August 11: Teacher assignments available online through Campus Portal

  • August 25: Back-to-School Night


  • September 1: First Day of School (gr. 1-4)

  • September 23: Picture Day

  • September 30: Sun Run

  • September 22: PTA Meet & Greet


  • October 7-12: Tie-Dye

  • October 15: Trunk or Treat (10/22 rain date)

  • October 26: Fundraiser Night Out at Noodles & Co.


  • November 10: Picture Retake Day

  • November 18: Open PTA Meeting with Dana Monogue

  • November TBD: Fundraiser Night Out at Poké Bar



  • January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

  • January 21: No School


  • February TBD: PTA Open Meeting

  • February 28-Mar 4: Literacy Week

  • Scholastic Book Fair


  • March 22: Yearbook Order Forms Due


  • April 7: PTA Open Meeting

  • April 21: Sun Run Planning Meeting


  • May 2-6: Staff Appreciation Week

  • May 6: Spring Carnival

  • May 10: Fundraiser Night Out - Montag's

  • May 26: Spring Art Walk & Mural Reveal

  • May 27: Tie Dye Orders Due


  • June 6: 4th Grade Celebration at Lakeview Park

  • June 7: Hot Dog Picnic

  • June 7: Culver's Night

  • June 8: Last Day of School

  • June 10: School Supply Kit Orders Due

Info Day - What about PTA?

Family involvement promotes student success! Students with involved parents are more likely to:

Earn higher grades and test scores, have better attendance, and have fewer problems in school.

How parent involvement affects student achievement:

It may be one of the least controversial statements in American education: Parent involvement can make a difference in a child's education. Two-thirds of teachers surveyed (Public Agenda, 2003) believed that their students would perform better in school if their parents were more involved in their child's education, while 72% of parents say children of uninvolved parents sometimes "fall through the cracks" in schools (Johnson & Duffett, 2003).

While virtually all schools promote parent involvement, there are different types, ranging from encouraging volunteering and fundraising to providing parents with home-based learning activities. Joyce Epstein of the John Hopkins University, Center on School, Family and Community Partnerships, one of the nations leading experts on parent involvement, has divided school parent involvement programs into six broad categories:

•• Parenting, Communicating, Volunteering, Learning at home, Decision-making, Community collaboration ••

Effective parent involvement comes when a true partnership exists between schools and families. Creating that partnership, especially around academics, is what works for student achievement.

Sunset Ridge offers many ways to be involved. Our PTA offers both morning and evening meetings, events, activities and volunteer opportunities. Additionally, your child's classroom and specials teachers often need volunteers to help throughout the year. Your involvement at Sunset Ridge (large or small) is always welcomed and appreciated, so Thank You!!