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East Ridge Newsletter 9.10.19

Sarah White, Principal

September 10, 2019

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Before School

Our before school supervision begins at 9:00am. Families may not drop off their students before 9:00am. 


Welcome Back!

The positive energy at our school is amazing! It is so wonderful to see our students and staff settling in for a great year! Thank you for all you do to send cheerful, kind and eager-to-learn kids to us each day. I look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming Curriculum Nights! See below for information. 

Sarah White


Curriculum Nights 

We strongly urge you to plan to attend East Ridge Curriculum Night in your child's classroom.  This is a time for you to meet your child's teacher, to gain information regarding your child's classroom, and also to ask pertinent questions.  Please note the schedule below:

K                                           9/24, 5:30 pm
1st Grade                              9/24, 5:30 pm
2nd Grade                             9/17, 5:30 pm
3rd Grade                              9/17, 5:30 pm
4th Grade                              9/24, 6:45 pm
5th Grade                              9/17, 6:45 pm

**Principal presentation in the GYM, held both nights, 6:25 – 6:40 pm**


Thank you Parents - Attendance!

Thank you, families, for helping your child to have the best year ever! Attendance is a contributing factor to the education success your child will achieve. 

*Please avoid tardies and absences by scheduling appointments before or after school.


Thank you, East Ridge Community!

A big THANK YOU to the wonderful PTA volunteers who came in and stuffed first day envelopes on Wednesday, August 28th.
Thanks to: Lillie Linville, Cassie Curry, Flic Chastney, Finlay McKay, Julie Even and their children. It is a very time-consuming project and we appreciate your hard work!
The PTA kindly provided a delicious lunch for our Back to School In-Service Staff Meeting where we were able to gather together, plan for the new school year, and get to know incoming staff.
Thank you for the incredible banquet!
Thank you to all the students and parents who gave tours and helped direct our new families at the New Family Tour that was held on August 29th. The tour was well attended and our tour guides did a fantastic job! 


Release of Student Directory Information

Northshore schools are periodically asked to share our students’ directory information with not-for-profit organizations:

  • The District does not release directory information for commercial purposes, but does release this information when there is a legitimate educational purpose.
  • The items listed under directory information may be released in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
  • Under the provisions of FERPA, you have the right to withhold the disclosure of Directory Information
  • To withhold directory information, complete and return the “Permission to Withhold Student Directory Information” form before OCTOBER 2, 2019, to the office. 

***The form must be submitted annually. Please turn into the East Ridge office before
October 2nd.***


The Northshore School District offers a comprehensive Elementary Band and Orchestra music program for students in 4th and 5th grades. The program is free for all students in the Northshore School District. We offer the following courses:

  • First Year Strings (for 4th and 5th grade students)
  • Second Year Strings (for 5th grade students who took First Year Strings)
  • First Year Band (for 5th grade students)

Open house for parents and students will be Monday, September 16th at 7:00 pm at Northshore Middle School.

Visit our website to learn more and register. 


Cross Country

Can you help with the upcoming Cross Country meet at East Ridge on 10/1?
Volunteers are needed to make this home meet a success and show our East Ridge pride! Contact Mitch at or sign up at :



Meet your new Board!
Co-Presidents: Julie Beard & Lillie Linville
Secretary: Sally Wolfe
Treasurer: Mitchell Zimberg
VP Fundraising: Annett Beaven
VP Programs: Shannon Naugle, Ira (Buddy) Mandell
Co-VP Events: Flic Chastney/Danielle Rank
VP Communications/Publications: Lori Burkman
Hospitality: OPEN
Membership: Cassie Curry
Special Education Liaison/Inclusivity Chair: Tanya O'Rourke


Fall Festival

Join us for the ERPTA Fall Festival, September 27th, 5-7:00 pm. Come experience an incredible magic show, cake walk, games, carnival and so much more!


Inclusivity Cultural Night

East Ridge's Inclusivity program is forming a committee to plan a cultural night event for this Fall. If you are interested in being part or just learning more, email Tanya O'Rourke at!

More ERPTA news at