24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410.
Please call if your child is tardy or absent.
IMPORTANT EARLY RELEASE REMINDER!!
11/16 - Dismissal 2:05pm
11/17 - 11/24 Dismissal 12:15pm
Save the Dates!
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 - Staff Appreciation Potluck
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
Remember to Vote November 8th.
Orders may be placed online by searching for your school's name at mydorian.com and selecting the green Order button next to your school retake day event. Online orders are available up to 4 days after retake day. If you have already ordered and want a new picture taken, please be sure to return your original picture packet to the photographer on retake day.
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.
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:
Eme in Mrs. Ratliff’s Room
Jeffrey in Mrs. Gangwish’s Room
Jane in Mrs. Gangwish’s Room
Kyla in Mrs. Martinez’s Room
Nolan in Mrs. Oliver’s Room
Erik in Ms. Schmidt’s Room
Elin in Mrs. Sullivan’s Room
Adriana in Mrs. Hill’s Room
Asher in Mrs. Reed’s Room
Raelynn in Ms. Schmidt’s Room
This week’s Best Bus Line goes to: the YMCA bus!
EAP/Hicap Services Family Advocacy
Do you have a student who has qualified for hicap services in either reading or math? Are you interested in advocacy around being able to serve students who qualify for EAP here at East Ridge, rather than having to change schools? Are you interested in finding out how we can better serve the single subject qualified students who still attend East Ridge? If you have have a single or dual qualified EAP student - or if you are just interested in finding out more, please reach out to Sara Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMINDER - 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!
11/18 - Sports Day
12/18 - PJ Day
Meetings- 2:05 - 2:40
11/9, 11/30, 12/7, 1/1
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
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.**
Frequently Used Links
Paying for Meals Online - Titan
Family Handbook: All You Need to Know about East Ridge!
East Ridge PTA Newsletter Information Below...
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: https://eastridgepta.org/
Staff Appreciation Potluck
It is time once again to honor the wonderful staff at East Ridge Elementary with a parent-provided potluck! We invite you to share your favorite fall dishes as a way of saying we are Grateful, Thankful, and Blessed for all that our teachers and staff do for our children!
Sign up here!: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094aa8a92babfb6-fall1
Book Fair Volunteers
Volunteers needed for the Book Fair!
Join your East Ridge friends and volunteer at the Book Fair!
Reflections is back, and this year's theme is "Show Your Voice"!
Students in grades K-5th may participate.
For more information on rules, size specifications and format go to: www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections
Additional entry forms will be available on the ERPTA website at https://eastridgepta.org/reflections-2022
All submissions will be on display at Art Walk in the Spring, and/or via a Digital Showcase.
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 email@example.com
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, please consider donating during our Fall Fundraiser!: https://eastridgepta.org/donate
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:https://www.mathinaction.org/east-ridge-elementary.html
Challenge #4 will be available on November 4th with answers due November 17th by 3pm.
ONLY ONLINE submissions will be accepted! To submit your answers go to:tinyurlq.com/ERPTAMathChallenge
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!
See our past newsletters for information about:
...and much more!