24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410.
Please call if your child is tardy or absent.
Arrival and Dismissal
8:50 a.m. Students may arrive on campus
9:00 a.m. Welcome Bell
9:05 a.m. School Begins*
3:35 p.m. Dismissal
2:05 p.m. Wednesday Early Release
*Students arriving at, or after, 9:05a.m. must check in at the office and get a pass before going to class.
Save the Dates!
2/28 - PTA General Meeting
3/1 - ASB Meeting
3/7 - PTA Board Meeting
3/13 -3/17 - PTA Play Rehearsal
3/15 - ASB Meeting
3/18 - PTA Play
3/22 - Yearbook Orders Due
Thank you PTA!
A huge shout out to the PTA for the incredible taco bar you hosted on Friday, February 10th. What a yummy treat! We all loved gathering and there was much laughter and chatting. Many thanks to Trudy Ford and Danielle Rank and their amazing staff of helpers. You’re incredible and we appreciate you!
Winter Road Conditions
Many families reached out to us after the last snow storm with concerns about road safety and the impact on students and staff safety when getting to school. If you are interested in supporting our efforts to advocate for higher-priority service from the King County Roads Division during inclement weather, here is a list of the roads leading to East Ridge and the King County contact information:
Saybrook Entrance Route:
Saybrook Dr NE, NE 157th St, 223rd Ave NE, NE 156th Pl
NE 156th St Entrance:
216th Ave NE, NE 165th St, 216th Ave NE, NE 156th St
Broch Bender, Communications Manager
Desk 206-263-1189 Broch.Bender@kingcounty.gov School Safety Traffic Engineer with King County DOT, Road Services Division.
Other contact info: Call for help at 206-477-8100 or 1-800-527-6237 or Maint.firstname.lastname@example.org, with road maintenance and traffic safety issues in unincorporated King County.
Please create your account in ParentSquare and confirm your contact details.
Follow this link for more information.
Kindergarten Registration Is Now Open!
Kindergarten registration for fall has opened. Please register your student ASAP and encourage your friends and neighbors who have kindergarten-age children to register. The earlier families register, the earlier we can secure the number of kindergarten teachers we need!
Registration is online at: https://www.nsd.org/schools/get-started/enrollment.
To enter kindergarten, your student must be five years old on or before August 31, 2023. If you have questions, please call the office at 425.408.4400.
East Ridge will host a virtual Kindergarten Information Night in May.
From Nurse Gerry: Welcome back from Mid-winter break. I hope you all had a good break. There are still viruses out there causing respiratory and stomach illnesses. Hopefully, we will start to see a decrease soon.
When to keep your child home:
Your child tests positive for COVID.
A temperature, taken orally, that is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, is considered a fever. Children should be fever-free, without fever reducing medication, for at least 24 hours before sending them to school.
Anytime a child vomits or has diarrhea, he/she needs to be isolated from other children for 24 hours. If your child vomits or has diarrhea in the night, keep him/her home from school the following day.
Any rash of unknown cause should be considered contagious. Please have your child examined by a healthcare provider to determine the cause and communicability of the rash before sending him/her to school. The child may not return to school unless there is a letter from the medical professional stating that the rash is not communicable in nature, or unless the rash is no longer present.
24 hours after administration of the first dose of an antibiotic or as directed by the health care provider.
Do not send cough drops, throat lozenges, or any other over the counter medication to school with your child. Cough drops, throat lozenges, ointments and creams are considered a medication (by the state OSPI) and require a completed medication authorization form in order to have these at school. Sending a note for the nurse is not enough.
Please be sure we have the most current contact information in ParentSquare.
The Department of Health (DOH) requires schools to inform families and students about COVID-19 case numbers and potential outbreaks. Last week, there was 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.
REMINDER - ASB Dates
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!
Meetings- 2:05 - 2:40
3/1, 3/15, 4/5, 4/26
REMINDER - Volunteering
If you are interested in volunteering at East Ridge, you must fill out the district volunteer application.
Frequently Used Links
Daily Lunch Picture Menu
Paying for Meals Online - Titan
Family Handbook: All You Need to Know about East Ridge!
Pre-arranged Absence Form
East Ridge Elementary Website
Northshore School District Calendar for 22-23
East Ridge PTA Newsletter Information Below...
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: https://eastridgepta.org/
ERPTA General Membership Meeting
Join us for the East Ridge PTA General Membership Meeting on Tuesday 2/28 at 7:00pm via Zoom! It's a great way to learn more about what’s happening at the school and to have your voice heard in the community.
All East Ridge PTA members are welcome! Not a member yet? Join here: https://eastridgepta.org/become-a-member
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 879 1475 7122
Registration for this year's school play is still open! Don’t miss out on this fun opportunity!
Click here to register: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=DQSIkWdsW0yxEjajBLZtrQAAAAAAAAAAAAZ__p-NE_dUME8wT0pDSjRNVTI5MEYxR1ZQNVU4M0RYUS4u
It's time to order your yearbooks! There are a lot of great things happening at East Ridge this year! Buy your yearbook now and savor the memories. Prices are still $16 this year and personalization is no longer an option. Deadline is March 22nd.
Order yours today!: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1131324/East-Ridge-Elementary-School/2023-Yearbook/20230130121515040105/CATALOG_SHOP/
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: https://www.mathinaction.org/east-ridge-elementary.html
Thank you to everyone that entered the ninth Math Challenge. The top responses for this challenge can be found below and will receive a small prize via their classroom teacher:
Livia L - K, Moore
Kobey S - 3rd, Sullivan
Axel MR - 2nd, Hill
Math Challenge 10 is available now and due March 2nd by 3pm. For more information click on the link: https://tinyurl.com/2ru3cmhr
So come on and give it a try!
ERPTA Sounders Match
The East Ridge PTA Sounders Match is on May 7th at 1:30pm! Tickets will be available for purchase starting on 3/1 at 8:00pm! Limited quantities available, so make sure to get yours! https://eastridgepta.org/sounders-day
PTA Auction Help Needed!
Mark your calendars! The East Ridge Elementary Auction is back and scheduled for May 6! The excitement will once again begin with an online auction followed by a live, in-person event at the Archer Hotel. The auction planning is underway and we need your help! How to help?
SPONSOR THE EVENT!
DEADLINE FOR AD AND LOGO INCLUSION: MARCH 31ST, 2023
We would love a few more volunteers to help make this event a success. We have openings in procurement, game and raffle coordination, and more! If interested, please check out the openings and sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094fafad22a75-erpta1#/
Learn more about this year’s auction here: https://eastridgepta.org/2023-erpta-auction
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