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Family Association

The purpose of the Family Association is to provide an organization through which parents and guardians of Ruffing students can support and serve the Ruffing Community in fulfilling the Ruffing Montessori Mission Statement:

The mission of Ruffing Montessori School is to employ the philosophy and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori to educate young people to their fullest potential, instilling a deep sense of personal independence and social responsibility. With the knowledge that they are citizens of the world, they will contribute to the world by making decisions based on the highest order of ethics and conscience.

The purpose of the Family Association is also to:

  • Promote goodwill and cooperation between and among parents, guardians, teachers, and the administration of Ruffing.

  • Foster inclusion and respect through engagement with the school.

  • Promote communication among parents, guardians, teachers, and the administration.

  • Direct and develop parent/guardian support of the school through specific activities, social functions, and fundraisers.

  • The Family Association is not a vehicle for influencing the administrative activities of the school or to control its policies.

Ruffing Family Association Executive Committee:

President: Katie Wozniak
Vice President: Gretchen Haremza
Secretary: Bryce Smith
Treasurer: Yolanda Hamilton
Classroom Family Coordinators: Micah Arafah and Rachael Strauss

Click HERE for current Ruffing Family Association volunteering opportunities.

Ruffing Family Association Events

Annual Pumpkin Party

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Brunch

Book Swap & Winter Clothing Swap

Chili Cookoff

Black History Month Celebration

Multicultural Week

Grandparents’ and Special Persons’ Day

The Great Kids’ Race

Individual classroom events, picnics and outings

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

September 1, 2022 Meeting


October 3, 2022 Meeting



November 3, 2022 Meeting



December 6, 2022 Meeting



January 12, 2023



February 2, 2023 



March 2, 2023



To email the Ruffing Montessori School Family Association, please click here.