ER Suns Newsletter 1.19.21

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Dr. Reid Visits East Ridge

Dear East Ridge Elementary School Families,

Each year, Dr. Reid visits each school - first meeting with parents and guardians, then with a group of students before visiting each classroom. We have been working to adapt this event to a virtual setting and began piloting this format in November.

Please join us Thursday, January 28 at 8:25 a.m. for an informal 30-minute meet and greet with Dr. Reid. This event is open to all East Ridge Elementary School parents and guardians. Be sure to bring your ideas and questions. After leaving the meet and greet, Dr. Reid will get a glimpse of distance learning in the classrooms before joining a group of students for Brunch Club.

Please join the Meet and Greet using this link.

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Following the Meet and Greet event, Dr. Reid will be visiting classroom zooms with Mrs. White. She will also meet with a group of East Ridge students during lunch time.


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Library News

Dear East Ridge Families,

TWO Important Notes from your East Ridge Library:

  1. Library Book distribution has moved to every other week and YES, there is Library Book Bag Pick Up this week on Thursday at bus stops 1, 2 and 3 and on Friday for all at ER Curbside.

  2. Please help me by providing feedback to me HERE on the Fall 2020 East Ridge Library Services Feedback form

You can also access it here;


Mr. Cissna

Teacher-Librarian, East Ridge Elementary, NSD


Materials Pick Up

Materials Pick Up

The next all school materials pick up will be Friday, February 5th in the afternoon by timed student last name as follows:

1:00 - 1:20pm A-B

1:20 - 1:40pm C-E

1:40 - 2:00pm F-H

2:00 - 2:20pm I - L

2:30 - 2:50pm M-O

2:50 - 3:10pm P -S

3:10 - 3:30pm T-Z

4:00 - 5:30pm Reservations for student photos:

Materials may be picked up while pictures are being taken.


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School Photos

We still have a few photos at the school for pick up. You may contact Kris Held ( for arranging pick up or they will be in the student's materials for the next pick up on 2/5.

Photo Make-up/Retakes are scheduled for Friday, February 5th, 4:00 - 5:30 pm with a required reservation

Parents may submit their own head and shoulders photographs for use in the yearbook class pages. The pictures need to be 300dpi.

Please send images, along with student grade and teacher names to: by January 29th.


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Parent Workshops from Teachers College

Join expert Teachers College Reading and Writing Project staff (publishers of our Reading, Writing and Phonics Curriculum) at their upcoming workshop day for parents and caregivers of students in grades K-8. Learn more about ways to support your child’s literacy education at home, what or how they are learning in school, how to best engage in home literacy projects, and more.

These days are typically 2-3 hours long, composed of a series of 15-minute small-group presentations. Parents and caregivers can choose the workshops that match their needs and are free to come for one workshop or many. The schedule of workshops will be made available prior to the event. These sessions are offered live and are not recorded for later viewing. Click the link below to register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

More Resources from Teachers College for Families and Caregivers


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Power and Internet Outages

Families can check the status of our services at:


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East Ridge Keeps Playing

You got to move it! Move it!

This week’s game is Huckle Buckle Beanstalk. The social/emotional learning connection is about integrity – Be fair, be honest, and do the right thing even when no one is watching you or you don’t “have to.” This week’s brain break activity is Sleepy Bunny. Teachers may be using these in class activities, and these are also activities kids and families can do for fun or for breaks at home. Thank you PTA for these great resources!


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Reading with Rover

Did you know there are more opportunities for children to Read with Rover? The link to information about the program, dates, as well as the sign up is provided below.



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January Trait: OPTIMISM

Optimism Definition: Feeling hopeful that risks are worth taking and that problems will work their way out. Looking on the bright side - focusing on the positive instead of the negative. When you do something new, you think, "I can try," and give it your best shot because that's how you grow. Great Article about Optimism


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Technology Tips

More tech resources can be found at:

The ERPTA has put together an information page to help you troubleshoot some technology issues you may be having. Check it out!


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Looking for More Information?

See our past newsletters for information about:

  • Attendance

  • Schoology

  • Virtual Tour

  • ...and much more!


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Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks are on sale now! Click here to place your order. Also, make sure to upload your January pictures!

Parents may submit their own student's head and shoulders photographs for use in the yearbook class pages. The pictures need to be 300dpi.

Please send images, along with student grade and teacher names to:

Due January 29th.


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Support East Ridge While You Shop!

Click the link to make East Ridge your default AmazonSmile recipient.