ER Suns Newsletter 3.20.23

ER Suns Newsletter 3.20.23

24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410.

Please call if your child is tardy or absent.


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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!

3/20-30 - ASB Pet Drive
3/22 - Yearbook Orders Due
3/28 - Rhythm in Schools, NPAC

4/1 - PTA Ice Skate Night
4/3 - Choir Performance IHS
4/4 - PTA Board Meeting
4/5 - ASB Meeting
4/10-4/14 - Spring Break No School
4/25 - PTA General Meeting
4/26 - ASB Meeting

5/2 - PTA Board Meeting
5/2 - Track Meet @ SR
5/6 - PTA Auction
5/8-10 Camp Cedar Springs
5/9 - Track Meet @ ER
5/15 - 6/2 - SBA Testing
5/16 - Track Meet @ CL
5/23 - 3/4/5 Music Concert
5/23 - Jr. Olympics (TBD)
5/26 - Snow Make Up Day
5/29 - Memorial Day - No School
5/31 - Volunteer Tea


Spring SBA Testing Dates

SBA Smarter Balanced Assessment

Spring is the time of year when our schools administer state required assessments. These assessments are used for state and federal accountability, to monitor student progress toward grade level standards, as well as an option for high school students to meet their Graduation Pathways requirement. The English/Language Arts (ELA) and math Smarter Balanced Assessments are administered in grades 3 through 8 and 10, while the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) is administered in grades 5, 8, and 11.

Our school testing schedule is below. We want each student to perform at their best and encourage students to get good sleep and nutrition during these times. It is also important to minimize absences during your students' testing schedule.

If you have any questions about your child’s spring assessments or schedules, please feel free to contact Tiffany Dial at:

East Ridge SBA Testing Schedule

3rd Grade
5/16, 5/17, 5/18, 5/30, 5/31

4th Grade
5/15, 5/16, 5/17, 5/30, 5/31

5th Grade
5/19, 5/22, 5/23, 5/25, 6/1, 6/2


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


Mental Health Support

Need Mental Health Support? You are not alone. There are community supports for mental health, suicide prevention, substance abuse, self harm, and more.  Learn More


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Check out Miss Shuford’s Music Newsletter! Here you will find information about upcoming performances, videos of student performances, and information about what your student is learning!


Save the Date for music events

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The Dino Beats – East Ridge 5th Grade Percussion Ensemble

Please come support our “Dino Beats” percussion ensemble on Tuesday, March 28th at 7pm at the Northshore Performing Arts Center at Bothell High School! East Ridge 5th Grade General Music class will be performing at the annual “Schools in Rhythm” event with other elementary schools around the district. This event will include a variety of percussion groups and will be featuring our very own East Ridge Suns! We will be performing a multi-layered percussion piece with drums, xylophones, shakers and more! We hope to see you there!


ASB Pet Drive

East Ridge ASB will be collecting items for Homeward Pets in Woodinville. Students can bring collected goods to their classroom foyer.

Thank you for your support!


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ASB Pet drive info sheet

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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:

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.


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COVID Communication

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


Sunshine Slips

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 sunshine slip winners are:

  • Alex in Mrs. Anthony’s Class
  • Ben in Mrs. Moore’s Class
  • Lyra in Mrs. Gangwish’s Class
  • Hayden in Mrs. Loke’s Class
  • Joanne in Ms. Schmidt’s Class
  • Owen in Mrs. Sullivan’s Class
  • Ruthy in Ms. Dicken’s Class
  • Raelynn in Ms. Schmidt’s Class
  • Jeffrey in Mrs. Gangwish’s Class
  • Joseph in Mrs. Ratliff’s Class

This week’s Best Bus Line goes to: Bus 190

Way to go Suns!


ASB Associated Student Body


Spirit Day: March 31 - Everything but a Backpack Day

3/20 - 30: Pet Food Drive benefiting Homeward Pets in Woodinville

Meetings- 2:05 - 2:40
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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WHS My First Formal Dance

You are invited to Woodinville High School's My First Formal Dance: “Through the Looking- Glass: Alice in Wonderland”.
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023 Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Place: Woodinville High School, 19819 136th Ave NE, Woodinville
Tickets: We recommend pre-registering HERE

Please email with any questions. Thank you!


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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:


PTA Auction Flyer Announcement

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PTA Auction

The time to purchase tickets for the auction is here! Each ticket includes appetizers, a Cuban inspired dinner, dessert, late night snacks, and complimentary cocktails upon arrival!

Purchase tickets before Friday, March 31st for a chance to win an overnight stay on May 6th at the Archer Hotel!

To learn more about the auction and to purchase tickets, click here!:


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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 #12 will be available on March 17th with answers due March 30th 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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Ice Skating Fundraiser

More info here!:


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Yearbook Orders

The deadline to order your yearbooks is this Wednesday, March 22nd! Prices are still $16—make sure to order yours today!

Order yours today!:


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Looking for More Information?

See our past newsletters for information about:

  • Attendance

  • Schoology

  • Virtual Tour

  • ...and much more!