ER Suns Newsletter 4.25.22

24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410

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District Calendar for 2022-23 now available

Early Release Wednesday: 2:05pm release


Missing Text Books

Missing Text Books

Please check your home for missing text books from last year. We are missing several 4th and 5th grade science books. Please return to the East Ridge office.

Thank you!



Spring SBA State Testing

Spring SBA State Testing

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.

East Ridge SBA Testing Schedule

3rd Grade

5/17, 5/18, 5/19, 5/24 & 5/26

4th Grade

5/16, 5/17, 5/18, 5/31 & 6/1

5th Grade

5/3, 5/5, 5/6, 5/12, 5/24 & 5/26

As we want each student to perform at their best, we encourage students to get good sleep and nutrition during these times. It is also important for families to minimize student absences during the testing schedule.

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


ASB Donation Drive - Project I AM

ASB Donation Drive

April 22nd was the last day of our donation drive benefiting people that are unhoused. ASB would like to give East Ridge families a big thank you for your contributions to the Sunshine Bags!

ASB started putting the donations together into Sunshine Bags and will be giving them to Mary's Place, a shelter in Seattle whose mission is to provide a safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. So far, ASB has put together 66 sunshine bags! Thank you for your support!

Next month ASB's focus will be to support dogs and cats with a pet food and supply drive. More information to come soon!

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VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED!!track & Field - foot with wings on back

Can you help out with a practice?

Volunteers are urgently needed to support track and field.

Your volunteer time will ensure more participation time for the kids.

Please contact Coach Mitchell at 425-941-3599 /

Practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on April 19 and the season ends with the final meet on May 24. Practices will be from 3:50 - 5:05pm. Meets are from 5:00-6:15pm.

East Ridge will host a meet on May 10th but it is in jeopardy of being canceled because there are not enough volunteers!

Thank you for supporting the team!


Kindergarten Registration Open - Register ASAP!

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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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 weeks winners are:

  • Ceci C. in Ms. Dicken's room
  • Ian H. in Mrs. Reed's room
  • Axel M. in Mrs. Gangwish's room
  • Kennedy B. in Mrs Reed's room
  • Emerson W. in Mrs. Morris' room
  • Dominic D. in Mrs. Harrer's room
  • Brandon M. in Mrs. Reed's room
  • Laila D. in Mrs. Martinez's room
  • Hudson M. in Mrs. Anderson's room
  • Malcolm S. in Ms. Dickens' room
  • Lyra M. in Ms. Schmidt's room

And our Golden Dustpan winner is Room 23 - Mrs. Reed's room!

We’re proud of our Suns! Keep it up!


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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:



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ERPTA General Membership Meeting

Please join us at our next ERPTA General Meeting on Tuesday 4/26 at 7pm on Zoom!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 879 1475 7122
Passcode: 167647
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ERPTA Board Positions available

Staff appreciation camp

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff appreciation week is coming up, and we need your help to create a campfire lunch for our amazing teachers and staff!

For more details and to sign up, click here:


Math Challenge

Math Challenge

Math Challenge is back for the 3rd year! This is a FREE optional enrichment program open to all East Ridge students! The 14th challenge begins April 22nd (and is due May 5th).

For more info, go to:


ERPTA Auction information

Book a staff ticket or join us today!

Volunteer Opportunities Still Open, Sign-up Today!

Is Dessert Your Thing?
We would love your homemade or store bought dessert today!!!
To learn more and sign up, please visit:​

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Wednesday Weeders!Wednesday Weeders!

Don't for get to remind your child about Wednesday Weeders and to dress for the weather!

This is a PTA volunteer activity held during the lunch recesses.


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Looking for More Information?

See our past newsletters for information about:

  • Attendance

  • Schoology

  • Virtual Tour

  • ...and much more!