ER Suns Newsletter 10.24.22

ER Suns Newsletter 10.24.22

24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410.

Please call if your child is tardy or absent.

Save the Dates!

10/28 - PTA Spirit Wear Order Deadline
11/6 - Daylight Savings Time
11/8 - Veterans Day Assembly - Remember to Vote!
11/11 - Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL
11/14 - 11/22 - Book Fair
11/15 - Picture Retakes
11/17 - 11/23 - Elementary Conferences/Early Dismissal 12:15pm
11/17 - PTA Bingo Night
11/24 - Thanksgiving - NO SCHOOL
11/25 - Native American Heritage Day - NO SCHOOL


Remember to Vote November 8th.

Remember to Vote November 8th.



Daylight Savings TimeDaylight Savings Time reminder

Turn your clocks back 1 hour on November 6th for the end of daylight savings time.



Safety Drills

Safety Drills

On Friday, October 28th we will have an earthquake practice drill. Children will drop, hold and cover - drop to the ground, get under and hold onto the leg of a desk, table or chair with one hand, cover the back of their necks with the other hand, and hold on until the drill ends. We will then evacuate to their lines on the play field.

Talk to your child about earthquakes and practice what you will do at home. This website has games children can play to better understand steps to take in a disaster. ((Not) Just for Kids)

It also has a section for parents to make a plan with their families.

Earthquake preparedness (Includes kids’ videos) (Reader - Gr. K-2) (Reader – Gr. 3-6) ((Not) Just for Kids) (Build a kit)

National Fire Protection Association

Map your Neighborhood


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Fall Celebrations

At the end of the month, some classrooms may be holding Fall celebrations. Your child’s teacher will be providing details of the celebration. With all the excitement and creativity, we are asking everyone to be sensitive to the wide range of cultural and religious traditions of our students and staff. Please also remember that children who choose to wear costumes need to keep safety and appropriateness in mind. Anything resembling a weapon, fake blood/wounds, or degrading of another person, race, or culture is not allowed.

Reminder: if volunteering for fall parties, a volunteer application is required prior to the event.


Lost & Found

With the weather finally changing we’ve had lots of coats and jackets left behind on the playground. It is getting rainy and wet, so please take a look and see if any of these belong to your student. They’re hanging on the fence on the way down to the playground. There is also a rack in front of the school with more items. Please check to see if any belong to your family.

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lost & found coats hanging on fence

Lost and found




Women in STEM TutoringWomen in STEM Tutoring

Two years ago, the Women in STEM Club from Woodinville High School started an online tutoring program to support kids through the difficult learning environment created by the pandemic. Parents could sign up their kids for free online tutoring in nearly every subject, and both the tutors and students loved being able to socialize safely while also getting ahead in school. This year, by popular demand, they are rebooting the program! It will still be virtual, with the sessions being held on Zoom as often as you'd like. If you'd like to sign your child up, please fill out the Google Form, and feel free to email them at if you have any questions!



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COVID Communication

The Department of Health (DOH) requires schools to inform families and students about COVID-19 case numbers and potential outbreaks. Last week, there were no confirmed cases at our school. The accuracy of our data depends on self-reporting. Thank you for continuing to let the school know if your child tests positive for COVID-19. To view additional information, including school and district trends visit the District’s COVID-19 data dashboard. The dashboard is updated weekly on Monday evenings.

If your child is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 keep them home and test for COVID-19. Families can order free COVID-19 tests from the state. Together, we can keep our schools healthy and safe.


Sunshine Slips

Congratulations to the following students who have been caught demonstrating our East Ridge Expectation Pillars: Being Kind, Being Respectful, Being Responsible, and Being Safe.

This week's sunshine slip winners are:

  • Beckett in Mrs. Hill’s Class
  • Brooke in Mrs. Anderson’s Class
  • Laura in Mrs. Reed’s Class
  • Acher in Mrs. Anderson’s Class
  • Bella in Ms. Dickens’ Class
  • Audrey in Mrs. Loke’s Class
  • Simon in Mrs. Reed’s Class
  • Mallory in Mrs. Ratliff’s Class
  • Corbin in Mrs. Martinez’s Class
  • Jack C in Ms. Fawcett’s Class

Way to shine, suns!


REMINDER - Veterans Day-Thank you Veterans

REMINDER - Veterans Day

In the month of November, we have the opportunity to pause & reflect on Veterans Day, November 11th. Veterans Day is in remembrance of all U.S. Military veterans- past & present.

This year, East Ridge will have a special assembly to honor our veterans on Tuesday, November 8th, 2:50 - 3:25pm. Our assembly will include music, poems & a slideshow dedicated toward all of our East Ridge Community Veterans.

We need your help!

If you have a veteran, past or present, that you would like to honor please fill out the Google Form here. These photos will be added to a slideshow shared during our assembly. All submissions are due by October 31st. Thank you!

Questions? Contact Miss Shuford at


REMINDER - Field Trip Chaperone

REMINDER - Field Trip Chaperone

If you would like to be a field-trip chaperone, a level 2 clearance is required. Please plan ahead! A level 2 clearance can take 2 weeks or more.

If you are interested, you must fill out the district volunteer application.


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REMINDER: Change in After School Plans

Have your child's regular after school plans changed since the first day of school or since you last filled out the transportation form? If yes, please update their transportation plans by filling out the below form so we have the most current information in the office. This will help us especially for emergencies and when we have substitutes.

Please use this link to complete the form.

**Without a note, your child will be sent home the usual way.**


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Frequently Used Links

Daily Lunch Picture Menu

Paying for Meals Online - Titan

Family Handbook: All You Need to Know about East Ridge!

COVID Flowchart

Pre-arranged Absence Form

East Ridge Elementary Website

Northshore School District Calendar for 22-23


East Ridge PTA Newsletter Information Below...

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The mission of East Ridge Elementary PTA is to enrich, encourage, and enlighten. We do this by providing a wide spectrum of educational programs and a network of support for our students and staff. To learn more, join, or donate, click the link:


Reflections is back, and this year's theme is "Show Your Voice"!

Submissions will be due by Friday, November 18th to the school office or contact Cynthia Loland to arrange for a contactless porch pick-up or drop-off of art and entry form.

Questions? Contact Cynthia Loland at

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Fall Fundraiser

Your support helps make the PTA possible! The East Ridge PTA funds over $30,000 worth of school programs each year. Using these funds we create a wide array of education and enrichment programs for the school. We also fund staff grants and provide supplemental funds to teachers and specialists for classroom, library, PE, music, and playground materials.

If you're able to, please consider donating during our Fall Fundraiser!:

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Math ChallengeMath Challenge

Math Challenge is a FREE optional Math Enrichment program open to ALL STUDENTS, K-5th grade!

It’s easy to participate! Just go to the link below to download the latest challenge by clicking on the blue ‘Current Math Challenge’ button:

Challenge #3 will be available on October 21st with answers due November 3rd by 3pm.

ONLY ONLINE submissions will be accepted! To submit your answers go to:

Students can enter as many or as few Math Challenges as they would like throughout the school year. Small prizes awarded for top responses each challenge!

So come on and give it a try!


Spirit Wear

East Ridge spirit wear is now available to purchase! Browse the catalog on our website, and make sure to order by Friday, 10/21! **EXTENDED - now due 10/28**

Details and how to order:

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Looking for More Information?

See our past newsletters for information about:

  • Attendance

  • Schoology

  • Virtual Tour

  • ...and much more!