East Ridge Newsletter 3.12.19

Sarah White, Principal

March 12, 2019

24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410. 


Save the Dates!


Calendar Link: https://eastridge.nsd.org/our-school-clone/calendar


ASB - Crazy Socks Day is Friday, March 22nd.

Thank you to our Grounds Crew

We wanted to share with you that our grounds department was here immediately on the Monday when we returned back to school after all of our snow days to move the snow from our parking lot areas so parents could park and our busses could get through safely.  A big THANK YOU to Steve Simpson, his grounds team, and to Nick, the driver who moved all our snow to make it safe for all of our students, parents, staff and bus drivers. 

East Ridge Revised Schedule 

  • School Hours: 9:00 am - 3:40 pm
  • First bell rings at 8:55 am.  Students must be in the classroom by 9:00 am.
  • Drop off before school supervision begins at 8:40 am.
  • Bus routine: 
    • Buses will be picking up 10 minutes earlier.
  • Early Release Wednesdays, release time is 2:10 pm.
    • March 20
    • June 5
  • Previously cancelled elementary conference make up day, April 5th, release time is 12:20 pm.
  • Teachers will be utilizing the extra 10 minutes of instructional time in the morning to provide more instruction in math, reading, or writing. Thank you for getting your child to school on time! Our extended Wednesday afternoons will be used for additional instruction in core content areas and also for each class of students to get a few more sessions of PE, Library, and/or Music. 

Last day of school: June 24th, full day, no early release.


SBA Testing

The SBA testing window is from 4/18 - 6/4.

Kindergarten Registration 

Kindergarten registration packets are now available in the East Ridge office.
If you have packets out, please return them. If you know of someone with a kindergartner, please encourage them to come to the office to register their student. We are working on classroom numbers for next year.

East Ridge Kindergarten Open House, DATE CHANGE!  

Due to the snow event and the cancellation of early release Wednesdays, the open house will be rescheduled. Stay tuned!

Elementary Program Placement Changes Open House - Reschedule

There is a boundary adjustment and program placement open house on Tuesday, March 12. The event will be held at Leota Middle School’s cafeteria. Another open house will be held on Thursday, March 14 at Lockwood Elementary School’s cafeteria.
We invite you to join us to learn about and review some of the options being considered regarding boundary adjustments and elementary program placements. 
Boundary adjustments are being considered for east side elementary schools, which could impact general education students. Additionally, programs on the east side of the District are being considered for placement changes including: EAP, PACE, Dual Language and the Northshore Family Partnership Program. Schools that may be impacted by east side boundary adjustments and program placement changes include: Wellington, Bear Creek, East Ridge, Sunrise, Cottage Lake and Hollywood Hill. 
Lockwood’s PACE program is also under consideration for placement changes.
Following the review of the different options being considered, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session with Deputy Superintendent Duggan Harman and Chief Operating Officer Joe Paperman.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Review Options from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Question and Answer Session from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Leota Middle School, Cafeteria
19301 168th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Review Options from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Question and Answer Session from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Lockwood Elementary, Cafeteria
24118 Lockwood Road, Bothell, WA 98021

Pet Drive Donation

A huge thank you to East Ridge families for your generous pet drive donations! East Ridge donated 23 large boxes full of pet food and supplies. Homeward Pet greatly appreciates your generosity.

Nurse's Corner

Interesting flu information: The flu vaccine has only been about 50% effective. MDs have also noted that people are testing positive for influenza A without having the normal symptoms such as having a fever. Many present with muscle aches, fatigue and generally not feeling well.
It is important to use good hand washing to prevent the spread of infection. 
If your child is having some flu symptoms but not the fever and is not feeling well, it would be best to keep at home.
Any questions please contact Nurse Gerry at gcullins@nsd.org.

Mother Nature has been giving us lots of surprises. It is important that students keep warm and dry to help fight off any illnesses that are out there. Here are some helpful hints and suggestions from Nurse Gerry:

  • If your child is complaining of being sick (coughing a lot, achy and no energy) please keep your student home to help prevent others from getting sick.
  • Be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Avoid shorts and light weight clothing.
  • Students should wear jackets/coats and gloves when outside.
  • When extremities are cold it makes any injury hurt a lot more.
  • It’s important for students to stay hydrated as cold weather causes dehydration (why skin is so dry in the wintertime).
  • Remember that cough drops, throat lozenges, ointments and creams are considered a medication (By the state OSPI) and require a completed Medication Authorization Form in order to have at school.
  • Please be sure the school has the most current contact information with emergency contacts.

Gerry Cullins RN BSN

Fifth Grade End of Year Planning Meeting

The fifth grade teachers would like to meet with parents who can help plan the end of the year picnic.  They are having their first planning meeting on Wednesday, March 13th, at 3:45 pm in Room 31.  Hope to see you there!

5-Day Friendship Challenge

Ask your student about the 5-Day Friendship Challenge!

Camp Cedar Springs

Save the date! Camp Cedar Springs will be held this year from May 8th -10th.  Final paperwork and payment is due by April 26th.

  • Parent meeting at Bear Creek on Tuesday, April 16th from 6:30-7:15 pm in the gym, followed by a Counselor Orientation meeting at 7:15 in the library. 
  • Medication drop off at East Ridge on Friday, May 3rd. 
  • Luggage drop-off in front of the office on May 7th before 9:30 am.
  • Parent pick-up at East Ridge on Friday, May 10th between 1:15 -1:30 pm.
  • Payment and permission slips are due April 19th.
  • Scholarships are available. Contact the office.

Track and Field

Track and field practices will begin April 16 and run through May 16. Practice will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:45-5:30 pm at East Ridge.

Meet dates and times:
4/30   4:45   ER & Woodin at Sunrise
5/7     4:45   Sunrise & CL at East Ridge
5/14   4:45   Wellington & ER at Hollywood Hill
5/21 2019 Junior Olympics at WHS

PTA Dance Rescheduled to March 22nd

Please note that we have a new date for the PTA Glow Dance Party!!  Mark your calendars for Friday, March 22nd, from 6-8pm in the East Ridge gym!!

Spring Choir

Spring Choir begins this Wed., March 13th and will run through the first week of June. We will not have Choir on May 8th since the fifth graders will be at Camp.
Rehearsals will run from 12:35 to 1:15.
Spring Concert - Tues. May 21st @ 7pm
Mariners Game Perf. - Tues. June 4th @ 7:10pm


PTA Play

A big shout out and congratulations to all the children, parents, and volunteers who spent countless hours rehearsing, sewing, creating, and practicing for the PTA Play! Space Pirates was an amazing and colorful production filled with energy, enthusiasm and fun that was enjoyed by all who saw it.


BECommunity Auction

SAVE THE DATE – Friday, May31st
The third annual BECommunity auction will be at McMenamins Anderson School, Bothell, WA.

Come one, come all and join us "Under the Big Top!"


Ties and Tiaras 

WHS Class of 2020 presents their Daddy-Daughter Dance on Saturday, April 20th,  from 6 - 8 pm. Enjoy face paint, live music, food, refreshments, dancing, games and more!! Pre-register for discounted pricing. More information available at: Woodinville.nsd.org under activities.