ER Newsletter 5.14.19

Sarah White, Principal


May 14, 2019


24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410.


Save the Dates!


Calendar Link: 

No School 5/27  ~ Memorial Day ~


Breakfast with NSD Superintendent Dr. Reid at East Ridge

Breakfast Club with Dr. Reid on May 24th
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:45-9:15      Parent Session in Library 
9:30-10:00    Student session in Room 10 
10:00-12:00  Classroom visits

Thank you, PTA!

A big THANK YOU to the PTA for making us feel Out Of This World during Staff Appreciation Week! Your delicious gifts of a luncheon, coffee treats, flowers, decorated doors, notes, cards and gift bags were thoroughly enjoyed. It was a special week and all the gifts and cards really warmed our hearts. We feel so appreciated!


Volunteer Breakfast

Please mark your calendars - we will be honoring our volunteers in appreciation for all the many hours spent sharing their time and talents throughout the school.  

Volunteer Breakfast on Thursday, June 13th
 8:00-9:00 in the library



SBA Testing

The Smarter Balanced Assessment testing window for grades 3-5 at East Ridge will be from 4/25 - 6/11/19. 
It is important your student attend school and arrive on time as testing will begin at 9:00 am.
**We encourage attendance during testing days as missing these days can be disruptive to your student, as well as the rest of the class. If your child is absent (sick) on a testing day, please notify the 24 hour attendance line at 425-408-4410.

SBA Testing Schedule

Revised SBA Testing Schedule for 3-5th grades

*LC = Learning Center - Students on IEPs who have small group accommodations for testing.

Volunteer Badges

We are running low on our yellow volunteer badges. Please look around your home or your car and return any to the office. Thanks for your help!


ASB Food Drive - May 13 - 31

Calling all East Ridge Students and Families! Let’s take action to fight local hunger by participating in East Ridge’s Food Drive Campaign. Currently, 12 million children in the United States are food insecure. Let’s help to decrease this number by supporting our local food bank, Woodinville Storehouse, who serves families in the Woodinville, Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland and Redmond areas.  
Needed items: canned fruits, canned meats - tuna/chicken, cereals - hot & cold, peanut butter, pasta/pasta sauce (tomato, alfredo, etc.), rice/pasta boxed dinners,  beans/lentils, Top Ramen/soups/canned chili, condiments, baking supplies -flour, sugar, cooking oil, rice/soy, almond milk (special needs), travel size toiletries.
Thank you for your support!


Track and Field

Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who helped with the Track & Field Home Meet here on Tuesday, May 7th. We had a good turn out and the kids had a great time. Success! We couldn’t have done it without the fabulous parents and staff members who helped make it happen.
We appreciate the leadership of Coaches Mitch, Kristen and Andrew!

Last track and field practice,  Thursday, May 16th, 3:45-5:00 pm.  
Junior Olympics, May 21st, at WHS
Please sign up to help at the Junior Olympics at the below link.

Many thanks, 
Coach Mitch (


Ready Start Program

Our new Ready Start program is a blended multi-age, inclusive model, serving students, ages 3-5. We are currently enrolling at both locations (Sorenson and Cottage Lake Elementary) for the 19/20 school year. Classrooms are taught and supported by a general education teacher, a special education teacher, and a para-professional. Inclusive classrooms create a dynamic learning environment for all students. The average class size is 16 students, with class make-up of 8 students with IEP’s, 5 students who pay tuition, and 3 students who are income eligible. Classrooms utilize The Creative Curriculum & Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment Tool. The staff is committed to fostering student learning and cultivating friendships while creating a sense of community for our students. Utilizing developmentally appropriate teaching strategies to support a whole child approach to learning, within an inclusive environment, fosters high levels of student learning and social and emotional growth for all students.

For enrollment paperwork please visit our Northshore School District website @ or contact Sorenson (425) 408-5570 for enrollment paperwork.
Locations and Sessions:

Sorenson Early Childhood Center
8:10am - 10:40am*
11:55am - 2:25pm*
Cottage Lake Elementary
9:20am - 11:50am*
1:20pm - 3:50pm*
*All times reflect the 2018-19 school year.

  • Children must be 4, by December 31st
  • Toilet Trained
  • Parent Transportation
  • Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Immunization
  • No Kindergarten Eligible Students
  • Tuition Cost: $300 per month


PTA Book Swap

ERPTA will be hosting a book swap during the first week of June. Hang on to those old books and bring them in during the swap to get some new reads before summer! Contact Ghladyst at


2019 BEcommunity Auction Dessert Dash

We are looking for dessert donations for our annual BECommunity Auction Dessert Dash on May 31. If you or someone you know is interested, please visit to sign up today. Contact if you have any questions.


ERPTA Art Walk

Volunteers needed! Sign up:

ERPTA Art Walk, Friday, 5/17, 5-7 pm. Come and celebrate our amazing East Ridge Artists! Volunteers needed.