ER Suns Newsletter 1.25.21

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Dr. Reid Visits East RidgeDr. Reid, Superintendent NSD

Dr. Reid will be hosting a ZOOM Meet and Greet for East Ridge parents and community. Please join us at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 28th.

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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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Report Cards

Report cards will be in student materials and ready for pick up on Friday, February 5th. See below for student’s designated time.


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Library Book distribution has moved to every other week.

Library delivery/pick IS NOT this week.


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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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5th Grade Hi Cap Testing

  • 5th graders will need a District Device to take this test

  • If they already have a NSD laptop they do NOT need another one, they can also use a sibling's NSD laptop if they would like.

  • If your student has already qualified for Highly Capable services, they do not need to take the test.

  • If your student needs a laptop to take the test, you need to complete the Request a Device form and indicate that it is for Hi Cap Testing.

  • Questions should be directed to Hi Cap department and Tech Support through the Family Tech Support Line - 425-408-7669.

  • Tech distribution will be during materials pick up on February 5th.


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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.


East Ridge Keeps Playing

This week’s game is I Love My Neighbor. The social/emotional learning connection is Appreciating Playworks logoDiversity – Recognizing that we all have things in common and things that make us different from one another, including our backgrounds, interests, cultures, and how we look. We are a stronger community because of those differences. This week’s brain break activity is Crazy Eights. 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.


January Trait: OPTIMISM

Optimism Definition: Feeling hopeful that risks are worth taking and that problems will work their wayOptimism, blue balls with unhappy faces, 1 yellow smiling ball 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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See our past newsletters for information about:

  • Attendance

  • Schoology

  • Virtual Tour

  • ...and much more!


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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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PTA seeking President and VP of Events!

Our dear and amazing Lillie Linville is sitting as acting president, but has already exceeded her 2 year term limit and needs to be replaced per our bylaws. We need a new President ASAP to relieve her of her duties! You will have tons of fun with our board and lots and lots of support!

Our VP of Events changed schools recently and we are in need of someone to fill this important and fun board position! As with everything PTA, this position is very flexible this year and will reflect the current needs and remote design of activities. Do you have some great ideas of how we can raise morale, stay connected, and help our kids get the most out of this unique year? We need your help to see it through!

Email with questions!


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Math Challenge

The latest Math Challenge started on 1/22 and is due 2/4!



Wanted: your pictures for yearbook

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PACE at Wellington

Ever wonder what goes on in the classrooms of PACE at Wellington? What do students learn and experience? Who are the teachers? How does distance learning affect PACE? Is PACE a good fit for your family? PACE is NSD's choice parent cooperative enrichment program.

Sign up for a virtual tour to get answers to all of these questions, and much more! Reserve your spot here:

The tour is required if you are a new family looking to enter the PACE lottery on February 5th. If you have questions please email


Sunrise Elementary Chinese Language Program

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