ER Suns Newsletter 2.22.21

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Kindergarten and New Student 2021-2022 Registration

Kindergarten and new student registration for the 2021-2022 school year has opened.

Registration is online at:

Children entering kindergarten in September 2021 should have turned five years old by August 31, 2021. More information about starting kindergarten can be found on the kindergarten website.

To register your child, you will need the following documents:

  • Proof of residency (rental agreement, utility bill, mortgage statement)

  • Your child's birth certificate, passport or other proof of birthdate

  • Immunization records

  • Names and phone numbers of emergency contacts

  • Latest report card (not for kindergartners)


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Materials Pickup - Save the Date!

The next Materials Pickup date will be Friday, March 19th.

5th graders can return their laptops on the 19th.


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Library News

Library delivery/pick up IS this week on Friday, February 26th.

Bus delivery is Thursday the 25th.

A Note From Mr. Cissna, Your Friendly Neighborhood Librarian:

How to check your child’s Library Account to know what books you still might need to turn in.

1. Google “East Ridge Elementary Library. Or go to

2. Click “Library Catalog”.

3. Select “East Ridge Elementary School”.

4. Click “Log In” button in top right corner of the screen on the dark blue banner.

5. Use your child’s usual NSD ID/Password to login to his/her Library Account.

6. Select the “My Info” tab on the blue band near the top of the page.

Question regarding info showing on your child’s account? Email me at


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East Ridge Keeps Playing

This week’s game is Charades Relay. The social/emotional learning connection is accepting help from others - Identifying when you need help and allowing others to help you, or asking others for help. This week’s brain break is Do This, Do That. Teachers may be using these activities in class, and families can use them at home, too! Thank you to PTA for this resource!


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Northshore Sings: 5th Grade Honor Choir

Dear Parents and Families,

Northshore fifth graders are invited to participate in this year’s Northshore School District Northshore Sings! 5th Grade All-District Choir. This year, the event will be held virtually over two evenings on Tuesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 4 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM on “Zoom.” This is a FREE two-night event and a great way to have students from all across the district come together to sing, meet NSD middle school choir students, and get to know the choir directors of the schools they will be attending next year.

Students will be preparing two songs in their school music class and/or choir. During the event, Middle School Choir teachers will lead the rehearsals and share games and other activities. The event will culminate with a sing-a-long on Thursday, March 4.

Registration for Northshore Sings! 5th Grade All-District Choir will be through a digital form that must be opened with your child’s district email account. This is to ensure that the zoom link is sent to authenticated NSD accounts only. The zoom link will be sent out prior to the March 2 rehearsal. Below is the link to the permission form. The registration deadline is Friday, February 12.

Virtual Concert Permission Google Form (Use student NSD email address to access form)

We believe this will be a very exciting experience for your child; and we appreciate your interest, support, and cooperation.


Aly Henniger, 5th Grade Northshore Sings Coordinator

Northshore Middle School


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February 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.


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Troubleshooting Technology Tips

  • Restarting your computer on a regular basis is recommended.

  • NSD Chromebooks receive important updates by powering off and restarting the computer, it is recommended that you do this daily.

  • Best practice is to always log in by going to

  • Zoom tip - log in by going to, click Zoom - log in and then leave the Zoom tab open - click back onto your Clever tab to access Schoology. Zoom Log In Instuctions

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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View the East Ridge Calendar:

Upcoming Religious and Cultural Observances

Feb. 17- April 3: Lent (Christian)

Feb. 25- Feb. 28: Ayyam-i-Ha (Baha'i)

Feb. 26: Purim (Jewish)


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ASB Spirit Days!

February 26th: Comfy-Cozy Day

March 16: Wear green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (and Kaavya’s birthday)

April 22: Wear green and blue to celebrate the earth (Earth Day)

May 4: Wear Star Wars inspired clothing or black (May the 4th be with you)

May 21: Sports Day

June 4: Hat Day


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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 - General Membership Meeting

Join us for our ERPTA General Membership Meeting Tuesday February 23, 2021 @ 7pm! We'll be discussing:

-Elect nominating committee for 2020-2021 ERPTA board nominations

-Schedule April general meeting for board elections

-Golden Acorn committee discussion

-Review grants to East Ridge

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 844 1087 3528

Passcode: 259749


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2021 Virtual Spelling Bee!

Save the dates:

5th grade 3/1 4:30pm

3rd/4th: 3/8 4:30pm

1st/2nd: 3/15 4:30pm

It will be held virtually and participants will receive the zoom link the day before.
Here is a link to the study words:
Registration is open on!

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5th grade parents submit child's kindergarten picture online

Wanted: your pictures for yearbook

5th grade kinder pics needed

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Online Enrichment Opportunities

The Northshore School District has contracted with 6crickets, who maintains a database of community organizations that are offering after-school enrichment opportunities through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. The database has enrichment opportunities focused on theater, baking, STEM, public speaking and more. Learn more about these enrichment classes and scholarship opportunities by clicking the button below.

View Online Enrichment Opportunities