Parents & Students : Parent Association

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The Parent Association (“PA”) is a parent organization created to provide an active means for parents to participate in the life of the school through volunteer activities and social events.

Committed, supportive and involved parents provide the foundation of Ruffing’s vibrant community, and Ruffing encourages parents to actively participate in their child’s educational experience. The PA (of which all Ruffing parents are members) coordinates volunteer opportunities to help parents meaningfully contribute and support the school. Managed by a parent volunteer board, Ruffing’s PA is fiscally self-sustaining. All money raised is used to fund the many events coordinated by the PA, with the excess donated back to Ruffing.

Ruffing PA Events

Parent Wine & Cheese Party
Annual Pumpkin Party
Book Fair & Holiday Bazaar
Chili Cookoff
International Day
Grandparents’ and Special Persons’ Day
The Great Kids’ Race
Bike Swap
Individual classroom events, picnics and outings

Simple Ways to Support Ruffing . . .

There are several ways you can effortlessly help Ruffing. For many of these programs, you simply have to sign up and a portion of your purchases will automatically be donated to our school. Please take the time to sign up!

Heinen’s ABC School Donation Program

Sign up for the Heinen’s Preferred Customer Card at your nearest Heinen’s, then register online at and select Ruffing as your school of choice. Up to 1% of qualified purchases from September through April will be donated to Ruffing. Please remember, if you already have a Heinen’s card, you need to re-enroll and select a school each year at the beginning of September.

Giant Eagle Apples for the Students

Sign up for the Giant Eagle Advantage Card. Each time you shop at Giant Eagle using your Giant Eagle Advantage Card, you earn points for Ruffing, which can be redeemed for great educational tools. The points are automatically and anonymously credited to Ruffing. Make Sure Your Giant Eagle Advantage Card is correctly enrolled by choosing school code 2745 at

Box Tops for Education

Cut out the Box Tops logo on the boxes of food, paper products, etc. that you buy, and drop them off in the basket across from Karen Hahn’s desk. Each Box Top is worth at least $0.10 which can add up! Please remember that expired Box Tops and poorly clipped Box Tops will not count.

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