ER Suns Newsletter 11.7.22

ER Suns Newsletter 11.7.22

24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410.

Please call if your child is tardy or absent.



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


Vote. Your voice matters.

Remember to Vote November 8th.



Picture Retakes

Picture Retakes

Orders may be placed online by searching for your school's name at 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.


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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:

  • 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

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


ASB Associated Student Body


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


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:


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!:

bingo & book fair flyer

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 flyer


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, please consider donating during our Fall Fundraiser!:

fall fundraiser flyer


Math Challenge

Math 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 #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

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!

yearbook cover art contest

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Looking for More Information?East Ridge logo, yellow sun, orange rays

See our past newsletters for information about:

  • Attendance

  • Schoology

  • Virtual Tour

  • ...and much more!