ER Suns Newsletter 12.7.20

24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410.

ASB - Associated Student Body, red & gold letters

Calling all 4th and 5th graders! Meet Mrs. Hager at 12:00 on Wednesday, December 16th for an informational session about ASB. Mrs. Hager would like to work with 4th and 5th graders to re-create ASB virtually. Come and join the fun at the below link!


Keep Playing Resource

playworks logo, white lettering & blue blackgroundThanks to a generous grant from PTA, East Ridge has a new resource for games and social/emotional learning. We receive a game of the week, a brain break activity of the week and many other resources. The games can be played at home with easy-to-find materials. This week’s game is Blizzard! Check it out here! Also, here is an excellent resource shared about five deep breathing exercises kids can learn to do to keep calm. We will continue sharing these resources in classrooms and with our community. Thank you to PTA for this resource!


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4th/5th Grade Students

Dear East Ridge Families,

I am excited to be able to teach our fourth and fifth graders to play recorder in Music during the second semester. Sterile school recorders will be available for checkout, or families may choose to order an instrument for their student. Students who have recorders from older siblings may use those. Recorders can be sterilized using warm soapy water or in the top rack of the dishwasher. Note: You may also choose to order a recorder using other vendors. We recommend sticking with the Yamaha brand soprano recorder.

Each student needs to complete this form to let us know which option you are choosing:

(There is also a hyperlink for the form in their Schoology Music Course.)

In addition to the form above, please use this link if you would like to purchase your own recorder from Mad Robin Music:

(There is also a hyperlink for this form in their Schoology Music Course.)

These Yamaha brand recorders come in four colors: white, green, pink and blue and are $6.50 including tax. If you choose to purchase a recorder from Mad Robin, it will be shipped to East Ridge at no additional cost, and distributed at our next supply pick up on Feb. 5th.

The deadline for placing your order is January 15th.


Janie Anderson (


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Materials and Library Pick Up Event

The picture day/pickup event was a big success on Friday!  Thank you to everyone who participated. It was so good to see so many of you!

If you missed picture day on Friday, we have retakes scheduled for February 5th. Instructions on submitting your own photo for the yearbook will be coming.

We also have several material packets that weren’t picked up. Please contact Kris Held ( to arrange a pickup time.


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December Trait: Gratefulness

Definition: warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful.


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Northshore School District has participated in the Hour of Code for many years. Although we aren't able to enjoy coding together this year, the Hour of Code website has plenty of activities that students can do from home.


East Ridge Attendance Thank You!

Our East Ridge attendance so far this year has been amazing! Attendance is a major factor in school success. Thank you, families, for all of your efforts to help your child to participate in distance learning!

Planned Absences?

Please complete a Pre-Approved Absence Request Form if you know of any upcoming absences.

Are you moving?

If change is in your future, please contact the office to let us know: 425.408.4400 or email (


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Community Resources/Holiday Assistance

During the COVID-19 outbreak, our NSD community has come together to provide assistance to families in need. Look here or here for support with food, housing, healthcare and more.

2020 Virtual Giving Tree

giving Tree helping those in need, brown trunk, leaves are hands of many colorsClick here to check out the 2020 Virtual Giving Tree! This year, more than ever, families in our community need our help to bring some holiday cheer to their homes. Please sign up for as many gifts as you feel you can! There is also the option to donate gift cards. Please bring all gifts wrapped and labelled (with Family number and age of child) to East Ridge any week day from Friday, December 5th - Thursday, Dec 11th between 10am-4pm. Gifts can be left on the blue bench outside the office (please notify the office!). All gifts need to be in school by December 11th.


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View the East Ridge Calendar:

40640No School 12/21 - 1/1/21

Winter Break

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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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ERPTA Virtual Auction and Pajama Party

The ERPTA Virtual Auction ends tonight, 12/7 with a LIVE STREAM PAJAMA PARTY ERPTA Virtual Auction and Pajama Partyfrom 6:30-7:30. The livestream will be using Microsoft Teams to stream, so make sure to download the app beforehand (it works on PCs, tablets, and phones). Go to for more info! Click here to join the meeting. See you soon!


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December's yearbook theme is WINTER FUN!

Take a picture during winter break of Holiday traditions, fun with your family, baking, sledding, snow--or whatever is making your winter fun for you and your family! Check out the yearbook page for submission info and yearbook ordering!


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Math Challenge

Math Challenge is back! The next round starts 12/11. Find out more here!


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Volunteer Openings

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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