ER Newsletter 12.4.19

Sarah White, Principal

December 4, 2019

24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410

Save the Dates!

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Winter Break
December 23 - January 3


ASB Spirit Days

December 6th and 13th  - Wear your East Ridge Colors!
December 20th - Comfy-Cozy Day


Thank You PTA!

Thank you for the amazing assortment of delicious food Julie Even, Becca Berryman, Shannon Acis and their generous group of volunteers supplied for conference week. We are so fortunate to be supported by our East Ridge community in so many ways!


Visit with Dr. Reid

Dr. Reid will be stopping by East Ridge Dec. 13 for an informal Meet and Greet. This event is open to all East Ridge parents and guardians. Please join us at 8:50 a.m. in the Library if you are able.  Don't forget to check in at the school office first!


Are You Moving?

If moving is in your future, please contact the office to let us know. 425.408.4400


Holiday Travel Plans

If you have travel plans that will take your student out of school beyond the designated break, please be sure to complete and submit a Pre-Approved Absence Request form. This form can be found on our website at:


Lost and Found

Be sure to check the lost and found for missing articles. Our lost and found rack is located in front of the school and is overflowing! Any items not claimed before winter break will be donated.


ASB Food Drive Results

Thanks to everyone who donated food to help Woodinville Storehouse. Our school community collected 3 carloads full to the top of food! The Woodinville Storehouse was very appreciative of all the food donated this year.


Hour of Code

Collaboration.  Communication.  Creative problem-solving.  Critical thinking.  These four skills, known in some education circles as the 4Cs, are the skills necessary for the future and are the hallmarks of innovators.  They are also skills utilized by coders.  As East Ridge looks toward the 2019 Hour of Code during the week of December 9-13, we're excited to engage our students in various Hour of Code activities as yet another example of how Northshore encourages innovation.
This year, our school is excited to once again participate in the Hour of Code.  When students engage in coding activities during the week of December 9, they are immediately curious about how a line of code causes a computer, bot, or robot to respond.  This curiosity motivates them to use creative problem-solving and critical thinking to think through the required logic related to a coding situation.  Coding inherently involves trial and error, and students naturally begin to share their successes with others.  Communicating about coding efforts with peers is the way students share what they learn and support one another as they work on coding projects.
Some awesome news about this year's Hour of Code relates to how the Northshore Schools Foundation is supporting this district-wide endeavor.  Northshore Schools Foundation is:

  • Providing Hour of Code bracelets with the message "I am a collaborator," "I am a communicator," "I am a critical thinker," and "I am creative" to each of our students that participate in Hour of Code activities.
  • Providing Certificates of Participation to each of our students that participate in Hour of Code activities.
  • Providing a coding board game set to any elementary school with 100% student participation.  We’re excited to earn ours!

East Ridge’s Hour of Code activities are scheduled for the week of December 9th. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch with Tiffany Dial,  
We look forward to having you join us!


3rd Grade Opinion Speech Writers!

Our 3rd graders will be celebrating the work done they have done as opinion speech writers! 3rd Grade Parents, please join us in this celebration by listening to student speeches in small groups on Friday, December 6th 3:15-3:50 pm.

♫  East Ridge Musical Celebrations  ♬

Winterfest Choir Performance

Come join the East Ridge Choir as they perform for Woodinville's Winterfest on Saturday, Dec. 7th. The Choir will sing at 4:45 in DeYoung Park (across from Molbak's). 
For a list of other activities going on throughout the day go to:


Choir Concert 

Everyone is invited to our fourth and fifth grade Choir Concert on Tuesday, December 17th, at 7:00 pm at East Ridge. Refreshments will be served following the performance.
Choir members: Please wear something nice and report to the music room by 6:30pm.


Band & Strings Concert

Elementary Band & Intermediate Strings will be having their concert on Wednesday, December 18th, at 7:00 pm at TMS. Please wear something nice and report in at 6:30pm.


Annual Musical Celebration Assembly

Friday, December 20th at 3:15 pm, we will have our annual East Ridge Musical Celebration Assembly. The fourth and fifth grade choir will perform and then we'll have a sing-along of seasonal songs. Students are encouraged to wear festive hats that day and parents are welcome to join us for the assembly.

Are you ready for Winter Weather?

Take Winter by Storm and get ready before the rivers rise and the wind blows! For weather preparedness tips and resources for Western WA go to:

For District information on Weather and Emergencies, check out the district website:

Game Room Volunteers Needed

Game room will be starting again in January and volunteers are needed to help chaperone this recess alternative. Located in the Art Room, Game Room runs on Thursdays, starting January 16th, from 11:55-1:40 (note time correction) and includes all three recesses. This is a supportive role for volunteers, Game Masters (3rd - 5th graders) have been trained in peer leadership and conflict resolution and need your positive encouragement and, at times, hands on help. Contact Tanya O’Rourke to volunteer or for more information:



ERPTA Musical - Giants in the Sky

Thank you to all those who registered for the Musical, we're going to have a great year! Check out the musical's page for more info. 1st-3rd graders and Stage Crew members are not part of auditions, the next time we'll see them is Dec 12th.
Here are our upcoming dates:

  • 5th grade auditions on Dec 5th from 3:50-5:30
  • 1-5th grade (all) Cast, Stage Crew members, and parents at our mandatory meeting on Dec. 12th from 5:30-7:15 at East Ridge, meet in the gym.
  • 4th/5th cast members kickoff rehearsal, 12/16 from 3:50-5:30

ERPTA Giving Tree and Mitten Tree

Our PTA Giving Tree and Mitten Tree donations have begun!  Stop by the front office to grab a tag off of the Giving Tree for our families in need.  The Mitten Tree in the front lobby will be collecting new and gently used hats, mittens, scarves and gloves for the organization, Fostering Together.  We will collect your unwrapped donations by the end of the school day on Wednesday the 18th.  Thank you for helping us to take care of our community!

ERPTA Math Challenge

Thank you to all the students who participated in East Ridge Math Challenge (MC4) Program!
The next Math Challenge will start on December 13th and we will be doing MC6.
Congratulations to our East Ridge students whose names were drawn, please go to the main office to get your small prize.  
Adelle E - K
Aiden F - 1st grade
Alex M - K
Bennett L - K
Daniel K - 4th grade
Delphina B - K
Elin R - K
Ethan D - 4th grade
Gino D - 1st grade
Hannah P - K
Jean D - 2nd grade
Kobey S - K
Liam C - 2nd grade
Lyra M - 2nd grade
Zoe O - K


Nourishing Networks

In 2010, Hopelink led an effort to research community awareness of and attitudes toward local hunger. The results led to the formation of an intriguing model of engagement and action later to be called Nourishing Networks.
Here in Northshore, the Nourishing Networks put together lists of food resources in the local community for our Northshore families. For more information, visit their website: