ER Suns Newsletter 2.6.23

ER Suns Newsletter 2.6.23

24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410.

Please call if your child is tardy or absent.


Arrival and Dismissal at East Ridge

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.


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Save the Dates!

2/10 - 12:15pm Conference Early Dismissal
2/10 - Be the Change Assembly 9:20-9:50am
2/10 - PTA Dance
2/20-24 - Mid-Winter Break - No School
2/28 - PTA General Meeting


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Cell Phones/Smart Watches

Personal electronics are not allowed at school. If you choose to send your child with a cell phone, it must stay in the backpack and be turned off at all times while at school. Cell-phone capable watches may not be used for phone calls or texting during the school day. Recording/video devices are not allowed at school. School phones are available in the classroom and the school office. Families should call the office if they have an urgent message for their child.


Prevent Laptop Damages - Please Talk With Your Child

Please talk with your child aboutchildren with laptop responsible laptop care, including keeping the laptop in its case when in areas where it's likely to get damaged or wet. Students are not permitted to use their laptops on the bus, at the bus stop, or outside.

Here is a helpful video you can share with your child on Chromebook care. Additional Chromebook care instructions can be found here.

Please contact Tiffany Dial at with any questions, etc. Thank you!


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Character Trait January/February: Resilience

Resilience is the ability to bounce back and recover from setbacks or failures. When you have trouble, you bounce back and try again!


Music Corner

Hi East Ridge Families! Miss Shuford’s Music Newsletter contains videos from the December Sing Along, performances by Mrs. Sullivan’s 3rd grade class, and important information about Choir and upcoming performances.

5th Grade Families, be looking out for emails about Northshore Sings – 5th Grade Honor Choir Event.

Choir will start again on Mon. Feb. 13th after school until 4:45. The concert will be on April 3rd with Leota Middle School at the Northshore Performing Arts Center at Bothell High School. Please access the Music Newsletter to learn more and how to sign up.

4/5th Grade Choir flyer


PE CornerMs.'s Jones and Simpson

Check out what's happening in P.E. with Ms. Jones and Ms. Simpson! P.E. News





At ER we will be kind, responsible, respectful, safe


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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 sunshine slip winners are:

  • Sarah E. in Mrs. Moore’s Class
  • Jack in Mrs. Reed’s Class
  • Hudson in Mrs. Reed’s Class
  • Michelle in Mrs. Martinez’s Class
  • Theo in Mrs. Martinez’s Class
  • Cameron in Mrs. Loke’s Class
  • Eli in Mrs. Hager’s Class
  • Spencer in Mrs. Hill’s Class
  • Brantley in Mrs. Anderson’s Class
  • Lucas in Mrs. Sullivan’s Class

This week’s Best Bus Line goes to: YMCA Bus


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The Department of Health (DOH) requires schools to inform families and students about COVID-19 case numbers and potential outbreaks. Last week, there was three 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.


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REMINDER - Be the Change Assembly

Please join us on Friday, February 10th 9:20-9:50 am in East Ridge’s gym for an assembly honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The focus will be on how young people can use their words to create change. Students have been learning about the impact of young activists such as Greta Thunberg, Malala, Ruby Bridges, Elgin Baylor and more!




ASB has decided to have Spirit Day once a month.ASB Associated Student Body
The final full week of school (June 2023), we will have spirit week.

Mark your calendars!

Spirit Days:

2/17 - Backwards Day

Meetings- 2:05 - 2:40

2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 4/5, 4/26


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REMINDER - Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering at East Ridge, you must fill out the district volunteer application.


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Frequently Used Links

Daily Lunch Picture Menu
Paying for Meals Online - Titan
Family Handbook: All You Need to Know about East Ridge!
COVID Flowchart
Pre-arranged Absence Form
East Ridge Elementary Website
Northshore School District Calendar for 22-23


East Ridge PTA Newsletter Information Below...

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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:





Yearbook order flyer


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.

Order yours today!:


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Math Challenge

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:

Challenge #9 will be available on February 3rd with answers due February 16th by 3pm.

ONLY ONLINE submissions will be accepted! To submit your answers go to:

So come on and give it a try!


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Let's Taco 'Bout Love - Staff Potluck

It is time to show the teachers and staff of East Ridge Elementary how much we love them with a parent- provided potluck on Friday 2/10. We invite you to help us create a Taco Bar for our beloved teachers and staff!
Please view available slots and sign up if you're able!:

PTA Dance party flyer - 2/10, 6-8pm

PTA Auction flyer - Havana Nights

PTA Auction

SAVE THE DATE for the East Ridge PTA Auction on Saturday May 6th at the Archer Hotel in Redmond! This year's theme is "Havana Nights", and it's guaranteed to be an amazing event. Details on how to purchase tickets for the event will come later, but in the meantime, make sure to mark your calendar!

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:

We're looking forward to seeing you there!


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Looking for More Information?

See our past newsletters for information about:

  • Attendance

  • Schoology

  • Virtual Tour

  • ...and much more!