Dear Rushwood Families,


I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Rushwood Elementary School! My name is Lori May and I will be this years PTA President.  My husband Ross and I have 2 children, my daughter Olivia is in 6th grade at Lee Eaton. My son Colin will be in the 4th grade at Rushwood this year.  Before having children, I was a Biology teacher at Nordonia High School. Currently I am a swim coach at the Macedonia Recreation Center. I am excited to kick off the 2020-21 school year and all the amazing events PTA has planned this year! 


Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Our PTA is about men and women working cooperatively toward a common goal; to create a better school and a better educational experience for our children. We strive to achieve this goal by creating an atmosphere where children, teachers, administrators, support staff, and Rushwood families can work together and support each other for the betterment of our school.


The PTA relies on parents and family members to donate their time, talents, and thoughts to ensure that we can achieve our common goal. There is so much more that can be done and we need your help.  Being a member of the PTA allows you to: 


  • Volunteer - your child sees you as a leader by volunteering at school events, evening events, or from home.

  • Be informed - you will have access to information about upcoming events.

  • Have an impact - you can help make positive changes, be a part of the solution, and share your ideas and feedback.

  • Build relationships - meet other parents that share common interests and goals.

  • Support Rushwood - show your support for the PTA, school, and staff.

  • Be a role model - you are demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education as well as on being involved in their world.


Please considering becoming a Rushwood PTA member and helping us make a difference for our teachers, staff, and students!  Membership forms are available on the Membership tab of this PTA webpage. You can either send the membership form in with your child through the green ROC folder, or you can join online at I also invite you to join us for our first PTA meeting Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 via Zoom.


Once again, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Rushwood Elementary and best wishes for a successful school year! If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at



Lori May

2020-21 PTA President

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