ER Suns Newsletter 2.28.22

24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410
Save the Dates!
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Early Release Wednesday: 2:05pm release


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Positive COVID result?

If your child tested positive during Mid-Winter Break, please notify Nurse Gerry at Even if their 5-day required quarantine happened over break, it is important for the school to know of any positive COVID results. This is important because students who have had COVID in the past 90 days must be opted out of our batch testing process so that we do not get false-positive results. Thank you for your cooperation.



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East Ridge 5th Grade Families - Save the dates!

We are excited to announce that Camp Cedar Springs will take place later this year! Dates for East Ridge to attend Cedar Springs will be May 18th and 19th. This year it will be a two day trip–it will not be overnight. The cost for students will be $160 ($80 for families eligible for free/reduced meals, scholarships available - information coming.) This will include transportation, snacks, and dinner the second day. More details will be sent soon. We are so excited to share this wonderful Northshore tradition with your child!


Kindergarten Registration Open - Register ASAP! Hello kindergarten

Kindergarten Registration Open - Register ASAP!

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:

Children entering kindergarten in September 2022 should have turned five years old by August 31, 2022. If you have questions, please call the office at 425.408.4400.

To register your child for kindergarten, 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

East Ridge will host a virtual Kindergarten Information Night on Tuesday, June 14th at 7pm.


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Picture Retakes

New students and any student who missed picture day will have the opportunity to get their picture take this Thursday morning, March 3rd.

PTA Parent Daniela Stewart has volunteered to take the photos. Photos are for yearbook use only and not for sale. Contact the office with any questions.


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ASB Meeting

There will be an ASB meeting in Room 22 on Wednesday, March 9th at 8:15 am.




Chinese Language Program

The Northshore School District Chinese Language Program, housed at Sunrise Elementary, will welcome a new cohort of first graders in the Fall of 2022. Students in this class will have the opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese, and will spend roughly 20 percent of the day speaking, listening, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese. If you are interested in hearing about the details of this choice program, please join the informational meeting (held on Zoom) on Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30. Go to this website, where broadcast details of the event will be posted soon.

Chinese Language Program flyer


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Sunshine Slips

Congratulations to the following students who have been caught demonstrating our East Ridge Expectation Pillars: Being Kind, Being Respectful, Being Responsible, and Being Safe.

This week’s winners:

  • Dayne G. in Mrs. Morris's room for being kind and flexible during WIN time.
  • Callum C. in Mrs. Anderson's room for being kind and polite.

  • Greta G. in Mrs. Ratliff's room for being responsible and helping.

  • James T. in Mrs Reed's room for being kind and helping another student.

  • Cece C. in Mrs. Loke's room for being kind and responsible - going above and beyond in cleaning up the room at the end of the day.

  • Simon A. in Mrs. Reed's room for being respectful.

  • Sienna C. in Mrs. Gangwish's room for being responsible and walking quietly from music.

  • Roslyn J. in Mrs. Harrer's room for being kind, respectful, responsible and safe.

  • Elise S. in Ms. Schmidt's room for being kind.

  • Raelynn B. in Mrs. Hager's room for being kind and helping another student with a project.

Great job East Ridge!



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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:



Math ChallengeMath Challenge

Math Challenge is back for the 3rd year! This is a FREE optional enrichment program open to all East Ridge students!

Thank you to everyone that entered Math Challenge 8 & 9. The top responses can be found below and will receive a small prize via their classroom teacher:

MC 8:

Peyton H. - 1st, Mrs. Gangwish
Violet S. - 1st, Mrs. Harrer
Roslyn J. - 1st,Mrs. Harrer
Adelle E. - 2nd, Mrs. Oliver
Cole S. - 4th, Mrs. Reed

MC 9:

Callum B. - 1st, Mrs. Harrer
Kaidan R. - 1st, Mrs. Harrer

Math Challenge 10 is available now and due March 3rd. For more information click on the link:


Northshore Schools Foundation

Northshore Schools Foundation

The foundation's annual spring fundraising event 'All in it for Kids' is coming up on Thursday, March 31st from 4-6pm.

Anyone wishing to support the foundation and the work they do for our school district is welcome to attend in person at Evergreen Church or remotely in the privacy of your own home. For more information and tickets use the link below:


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Preparations are underway for the annual East Ridge Auction, but we need your help! Our Auction will be on May 6th at the Archer Hotel and is all about the East Ridge Community! Funds raised will help to supplement mathematics resources for teachers and students, social-emotional learning resources, and various supplemental programming for students in academics, fitness, and the arts. We invite you to join us in preparing for, planning and executing this amazing event.


Email the auction team to get involved in one of the following ways:

Volunteer your Time
Email the Auction team to see what positions we have available and where we need the most support.
We welcome all talents, time and volunteers.

Become a Sponsor
Support East Ridge Elementary with a sponsorship. Sponsorships help cover some of the cost associated with the event which allows for more funds raised to go back to the school. Sponsorship is a great way to gain exposure for your company while also supporting our school. Reach out if you or someone you know may be interested to learn more!

Donate an Item
We are busy procuring items now, and you can help!!!

You can obtain donations from businesses such as merchandise, experiences, certificates, services or vacation getaways. Items can be collected and dropped off at the school through April 1st. Contact us with your ideas and any materials needed.

Have an item, unused gift cards, or package you would like to donate to the East Ridge Auction? Contact the event team and we’ll get you additional details.

Contact us at today!


These activities are not sponsored nor endorsed by the Northshore School District or any of its schools. The district assumes no responsibility for the conduct during or the safety of the activities. Northshore School District shall be held harmless for any cause of action, claim or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of the materials including attorney’s fees and judgment or awards.


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Looking for More Information?

See our past newsletters for information about:

  • Attendance

  • Schoology

  • Virtual Tour

  • ...and much more!