ER Suns Newsletter 10.31.22

ER Suns Newsletter 10.31.22

24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410.

Please call if your child is tardy or absent.

Save the Dates!

11/6 - Daylight Savings Time
11/8 - Veterans Day Assembly - Remember to Vote!
11/9 - ASB Meeting 2:05-2:40
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
11/18 - ASB Sports Day
11/24 - Thanksgiving - NO SCHOOL
11/25 - Native American Heritage Day - NO SCHOOL


Vote. Your voice matters.

Remember to Vote November 8th.



Fall back! Daylight savings time, set your clocks back 1 hour.Daylight Savings Time

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


ASB Associated Student Body

ASB Dates

ASB has decided to have Spirit Day once a month.

The final full week of school (June 2023), we will have spirit week.

Mark your calendars!

Spirit Days:

11/18 - Sports Day

12/18 - PJ Day

Meetings- 2:05 - 2:40

11/9, 11/30, 12/7, 1/1


We love our volunteers

Changes to Volunteer Requirements

Starting November 1, 2022, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will no longer be required for new Northshore School District volunteers, contractors, or staff. This District change is in response to Governor Inslee’s repeal of the COVID-19 emergency proclamations and state of emergency by Oct. 31, 2022.


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Playworks Research Study

As many of you know, we have partnered with Playworks this year to help improve our recess. As a part of this, a team from Oregon State University is conducting an evaluation and will be doing a survey with 3rd-5th grade students about recess. If you DO NOT want your child to participate, please complete the following form and they will not be included in the survey. Thanks.


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Music Corner

Checkout Miss Shuford’s November Music Newsletter here! You will find Veterans Day information, a note from Miss Shuford, and spooky and fall fun performances by kindergarten, 1st grade, 4th grade and 5th grade general music classes!


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PE Corner

Check out what’s happening in P.E. this month!

Jones~Simpson 22-23 PE Newsletter


Nurses Corner

Nurse's Corner

Cold, flu, and other viruses’ season is upon us. The cold has been making students sicker than COVID and Influenza. Remember, good hand washing is the best way to prevent getting sick.

Is it a Cold? Flu? Another virus? or COVID? ... it doesn't matter! Please stay home!

Cold and allergy symptoms can be indistinguishable from COVID like symptoms. Please continue to keep your student home when they are ill with any symptoms. All individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should stay home and test. DOH What to do if a Person is Symptomatic Flowchart.

If your student suffers from chronic seasonal allergies or asthma, etc. a note from your provider must be on file in the health room that confirms this condition in order for them not to be sent home when mild symptoms occur.


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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.


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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:

Dylan in Mrs. Loke’s Room
Josie in Mrs. Anthony’s Room
Luke in Mrs. Ratliff’s Room
Rylan in Mrs. Dicken’s Room
Xander in Mrs. Hill’s Room
Alexander in Ms. Schmidt’s Room
Axel in Mrs. Hill’s Room
Amelia in Mrs. Hager’s Room
Harper in Mrs. Morris’s Room
Vivian in Ms. Schmidt’s Room

This week’s Golden Dustpan Award goes to: Mrs. Reed’s Class, Room 23
This week’s Best Bus Line goes to: Bus 190, The Dolphin Bus

Every month we are recognizing two of our Junior Recess Coaches who go above and beyond helping students at recess.
For the month of October, we would like to recognize:

Carter in Mrs. Hager's Class
Elise in Mrs. Fawcett’s Class

Way to shine, suns!

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


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REMINDER - Women 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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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...


East Ridge Elementary PTA with Yellow sun

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:

Book Fair Flyer

Book Fair Volunteers

Volunteers needed for the Book Fair!

Join your East Ridge friends and volunteer at the Book Fair!

Sign up here!


Book Fair Volunteering


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

ERPTA Reflections Flyer

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!:

Fall Fundraiser Flyer


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:

Thank you to everyone that entered the second Math Challenge. The top responses for this challenge can be found below and will receive a small prize via their classroom teacher:

Bennett B - K, Loke
Viren S - K, Martinez
Sarah E - K, Moore
Asher C - 1st, Anderson
Emmy R - 1st, Gangwish
David D - 1st, Anderson
Axel M - 2nd, Hill
Kaidan R - 2nd, Morris
Alex E - 2nd, Oliver
Kobey S - 3rd, Sullivan
Elin R - 3rd, Sullivan
Niall D - 5th, Reed

Math Challenge 3 is available now and due November 3rd by 3pm. For more information click on the link:


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yearbook art cover contest flyer

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Looking for More Information?

See our past newsletters for information about:

  • Attendance

  • Schoology

  • Virtual Tour

  • ...and much more!