ER Suns Newsletter 4.4.22

24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410

Save the Dates!

Calendar Link:

District Calendar for 2022-23 now available

Early Release Wednesday: 2:05pm release


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Meet & Greet with Dr. Reid

Dear East Ridge Elementary School Families,

Please join us in person Thursday, April 21st at 8:35 a.m. for an informal 30-minute meet and greet with Dr. Reid. This event is open to all East Ridge Elementary School parents and guardians. Please check in at the main office before heading to the library. Space is limited to allow for social distancing. Supervision will be available for students whose parents attend.

After the meet and greet, Dr. Reid will meet with a group of students before visiting each classroom.


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Milk Purchases

Milk is included when a student gets a complete breakfast and/or lunch. The cost for milk only is $.50. The district policy for milk buyers is that students must have money on their accounts when they are purchasing milk only. Students who do not have money on their accounts will not be able to purchase milk.

To put money on your student’s account, you can send cash or a check to school with your child or you can pay online at: Please check your student’s account balance. 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

5/9, 5/10, 5/11, 5/17 & 5/19

5th Grade

5/3, 5/5, 5/12, 5/25 & 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


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Travel Plans

If you have travel plans that will take your student out of school beyond the designated break, please be sure to complete and submit a Pre-Approved Absence Request form. This form can be found on our website at:


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Are there changes in your future?

If your family is planning to move out of the East Ridge service area, PLEASE let the office know as soon as possible.


ASB Spirit Week April 4-8ASB - Associated Student  Body

  • Monday Sports day.
  • Tuesday Animal Day - dress up as an animal or wear a clothing item that represents any animal.
  • Wednesday Twin-Triplet-Quadruplet Day - coordinate with a friend or friends and match…it can be as simple as wearing the same color. Be kind, be inclusive! Staff will be sharing their outfit plans so that kids can "twin" with a staff member that day if they want! If you want to twin with Mrs. White, she will be wearing blue jeans and a light colored t-shirt!
  • Thursday Disney Day - dress up as a Disney character or a clothing item that represents anything Disney.
  • Friday Comfy Cozy Day - let’s comfy-cozy our way into the spring break.


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ASB Donation Drive April 4-22

ASB is hosting its first donation drive which benefits people that are unhoused. ASB was inspired by Jahkil Jackson's Project I Am organization. ASB is collecting the following items which will be stuffed into "Sunshine Bags".

Donations will be collected and put into Sunshine Bags! Sunshine bags will go to Mary’s Place, a local shelter in the greater Seattle area that helps people that are in need of housing. Students will be writing/drawing Sunshine Notes in the classroom that will be stuffed into the bags!

  • Gallon size Ziplock bags

  • Chapstick

  • travel size wipes

  • deodorant

  • travel size first aid kit

  • mini bottled water

  • granola bar or trail mix

  • Neosporin

  • pepperminuts

  • pocket tissue

  • travel size hand sanitizer

  • toothpaste and toothbrush

  • travel size Vaseline

  • travel size lotion

  • face towel

  • socks

  • travel size shampoo and conditioner

  • soap

Learn more at and

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Track & Field - VOLUNTEERStrack & Field - foot with wings on back NEEDED!!

The East Ridge Suns Track and Field Team needs volunteers to serve as assistant coaches this season. Volunteers are encouraged to support the team at any level of time commitment from acting as an assistant coach for the full season to helping at a single practice. No experience or athletic ability is necessary. Detailed volunteer sign-up information was provided in the Track and Field registration package sent home with the students, volunteers are encouraged to reach out to the head coach (Mitchell Zimberg: 425-941-3599 /

Practices will be 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. East Ridge will host a meet on May 10th. Meets are from 5:00-6:15pm.

Thank you for supporting the team!


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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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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:

Cole R. in Ms. Schmidt's room for being kind.

Olivia M. in Mrs. Anderson's room for being responsible and following directions.

Alex H. in Mrs. Martinez’s room for being kind.

Corbin W. in Mrs. Gangwish's room for being responsible.

Liam C. in Ms. Schmidt's room for being responsible and on task.

Harper B. in Mrs. Anderson's room for being respectful .

Elly S. in Mrs. Loke's room for being respectful and responsible and completing all work.

Maddy M. in Ms. Fawcett's room for being responsible and having great work habits.

Kira P. in Ms. Dickens’ room for being responsible and pushing her thinking.

Dylan P. in Mrs. Reed's room for being kind, respectful and responsible.

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:


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 13th challenge begins April 1st (and is due April 21st).

For more info, go to:

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ERPTA Auction flyer


YOU’RE INVITED to an Evening at the Races for the East Ridge Elementary PTA Community Auction.

Purchase your tickets by April 6th for a chance to win an overnight stay on May 6th at Archer Hotel Redmond! If you aren’t available on May 6th, don’t worry, you can still join in on the fun. For more information, please visit


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Wednesday Weeders is starting on Wednesday, 4/6.

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



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  • Attendance

  • Schoology

  • Virtual Tour

  • ...and much more!