About Us


Mullenix Ridge PTA 1.8.8 was chartered on October 3, 1990. The PTA serves the children in the Mullenix Ridge school community, that includes the residences and businesses in the Mullenix Ridge Elementary School enrollment area.

The MR PTA was granted tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code in November 1995.

Membership in the PTA is open to all people without discrimination. Membership is open to all parents, teachers, staff, grandparents, guardians, students, community members, and any other persons that support and encourage the purposes of PTA.


The mission of the Mullenix Ridge Elementary PTA is to support and nurture the students, staff, families, and community of Mullenix Ridge.


That every child’s potential becomes a reality.

2023-2024 Mullenix Ridge PTA 1.8.8 Goals

2023-2024 Executive Committee

Christie Backstrom

Vice President FACE
Meg Calvillo

Carrie Schmidt

Letty Walker

Vacant: Vice President
If you are interested in serving on the board, consider the Vice President position! We will accept nominations (self or someone else) at any Membership Meeting or contact the president at president@mullenixpta.org. This position can also be a co-position - you can share the work with a friend.

2023-2024 Board Chairs & Emails

Advocacy/Legislative Chairperson - vacant - mullenixridge.pta@gmail.com 

Communications Chairperson - Kelsey Kilen - communications@mullenixpta.org

Membership Chairperson - vacant - membership@mullenixpta.org

Popcorn Chairperson - Melissa Porter- popcorn@mullenixpta.org

School Store Chairperson - Erin Simon - schoolstore@mullenixpta.org 

Eagle Watch Co-Chairs - Tabitha Black and Beth Stull - eaglewatch@mullenixpta.org

Visit the Job Descriptions page for more information about these positions.

Beyond the PTA - Local Community Resources & Activities

After School & Before School Care - Right At School Programs - https://www.rightatschool.com/districts/south-kitsap-wa/
Right At School programs in South Kitsap School District, including Mullenix Ridge Elementary.

Coffee Oasis - https://thecoffeeoasis.com/youthprograms/
Youth crisis services, engagement, housing services, & development

Kitsap Community Resources - https://www.kcr.org
Housing assistance, financial & business education, early learning, WIC, etc.

Kitsap County Events Calendar - https://www.kitsapgov.com/services/Lists/AllCountyEvents/calendar.aspx
All County events

Kitsap County Parks Department - https://www.kitsapgov.com/parks
Facilities, rentals, and parks events

Kitsap Loves Kids - https://www.visitkitsap.com/kitsap-loves-kids
Kid-friendly festivals & events in Kitsap County

Kitsap Regional Library - https://www.krl.org
Locations, events, and classes

Kitsap Transit - https://www.kitsaptransit.com
Bus & ferry schedules

Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard - https://kiwanisclubofportorchard.org
Meetings, events, scholarships, support of education & South Kitsap schools

Macaroni Kid Kitsap - https://kitsap.macaronikid.com/events
List of family-friendly events in Kitsap County

Port Orchard Eagles, Aerie 2338 - https://foe2338.webs.com

Port Orchard Lions - https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/portorchard/

Ready for Kindergarten - https://www.readyforkindergarten.org/southkitsap/sign-in
Educational activities for children birth to 5 years old

South Kitsap Public Education Foundation - https://www.skschools.org/live-sk/south-kitsap-public-education-foundation
Projects, programs, & grants supporting students

Awards from WSPTA


Award of Excellence Silver Level - Outstanding Website
Award of Excellence Bronze Level - Outstanding Communications Strategy
2 years Continuous Growth


100% Staff Participation
100% Membership
1 year Continuous Growth

2023-2024 Budget

2023-2024 Mullenix Ridge PTA Budget Approved 5-15-23.pdf

Approved May 15, 2023 by the membership.

Executive Committee

Read more about each Executive Committee position as well as our Committee Chair positions on our Job Descriptions page.

Committee Chairs

Are you interested in a committee chair position? There are several chair positions available, and each one has different needs, time commitments, and work loads - find one that's right for you! And if you have a friend who can help, consider being a co-chair with them!

Visit the Job Descriptions page for more information about each chair position.

Contact us for more information or to volunteer.