ER Suns Newsletter 5.16.22

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


Lost & Found drawing

Lost & Found

Is your child missing a coat, sweater, hat, or water bottle?

Please check the lost and found, the rack is overflowing!



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Living with Bears and Other Wildlife

Many of our families live in wooded areas with a variety of wildlife, with bears in particular causing safety concerns at times. We cannot predict the location of wildlife, such as when students are traveling to and from school. If a bear or other potentially dangerous animal is seen on or very near school grounds, we typically keep our students safely inside the building.

If you see a bear or other potentially dangerous animal, please alert the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (during business hours) at 425.775.1311 or call the police.

Fish and Wildlife offers guidelines on its Living with Wildlife page:, including Do’s and Don’ts in Bear Country: While bears rarely charge humans, you might consider reviewing some of Fish and Wildlife's safety information as a family.



COVID Communication

Dear East Ridge Parent or Guardian,

In support of school community safety, it is our goal to provide strong communication. This includes notification of any positive COVID test of a person at our school. I am writing to inform you that one person at our school recently tested positive. If a person who tested positive is in your child's class, you received a separate email.

An individual with COVID-19 will not be able to return to school until after their contagious period has passed. This period is 5 days after the start of symptoms and 24 hours after fever and symptoms improve without the use of medications. The individual will be required to wear a mask at school on days 6-10 (unless they receive a negative rapid antigen test).

You can find Northshore School District COVID information here.

It is recommended that all families continue to monitor their child for symptoms of COVID-19. If your child develops symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider and ask that your child receive testing for COVID-19. Testing is also available for NSD students with symptoms at Pop Keeney Stadium: click here for hour and appointment information.

We understand receiving information about positive cases can cause concern for families. We continue to implement consistent safety protocols at East Ridge in support of the well-being of our students, staff, and families. We appreciate your ongoing partnership and trust in this effort.

Kind Regards,

Sarah White
Principal/COVID Supervisor
East Ridge Elementary


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

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

5th Grade

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


Spirit Week

ASB Spirit Week

Spirit Week – be sure your spirit wear allows you to stay focused on school AND follows school dress codes

May 23-27

  • Monday Tropical – Lei, flowers, pastel colors
  • Tuesday Sports Day
  • Wednesday Country & Western – plaid, country hat, boots, jeans
  • Thursday Inside Out/Backward Day
  • Friday East Ridge Colors


 Pet Food Drive

ASB Sponsored Pet Food & Supply Drive

May 16th - 20th

The ASB is helping animals in need. We can’t wait to help out the pets at Homeward Pet. Located in Woodinville, Homeward Pet finds new homes for over 1,800 cats, dogs, puppies and kittens every year. They are dedicated to providing excellent care to their animals, and great service to their two-legged visitors.

Some things you will be able to donate are canned cat and dog food, leashes, plush toys, homemade dog toys, and more! A specific wish list item from Homeward Pet can be found here:

Students can also make their own cat and dog toys! Directions can be found outside Mrs. Hager’s Classroom OR you can see the instructions here:


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Go East Ridge Runners!

The track meet was a huge success! The sun came out and the athletes had a great time. Thank you for coming out to cheer our participants on. For those of you who volunteered, thank you so much! You really make a difference and we appreciate you!

Thank you for supporting the team!


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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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:

  • William K. in Mrs. Hill's room for being kind and responsible helping a friend clean up a mess.
  • Cruz K. in Mrs. Hawthorne's room for being responsible and doing all of his jobs without being asked.
  • Adeline V. in Ms. Fawcett's room for being kind and responsible.
  • Axel O. in Mrs. Loke's room for being kind, responsible, and safe.
  • Brody M. in Ms. Dickens’ room for being kind and bringing in new pencils for the room.
  • Austin V. in Mrs. Sullivan's room for being responsible and working hard on writing all week.
  • Roselyn S. in Mrs Martinez's room for being respectful.
  • Alex H. in Mrs. Reed's room for being kind.
  • Olivia M. in Mrs. Anderson's room for being kind and saying "good morning' with a smile.
  • Carter T. in Mrs. Hill's room for being responsible and helping to keep the playground safe.

We have a new challenge in front of us! If we can get 300 sunshine slips focusing on kindness, we will win a disco party! Make sure to find opportunities to be kind and help East Ridge win a disco party.

We’re proud of our Suns! Keep it up!


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Camp Cedar Springs

  1. If your child will need any medications while at camp, you will need to have the completed Medication Authorization Form and medication turned into the health room by Tuesday, May 17th. If your child will need medication AND you are a parent volunteer, you can just bring medication with you and be the one to give the medication.

  2. If you test your child and the result is positive, please let me know.

  3. If your child has COVID like symptoms, we will be following the same protocol as when in school.

  4. All OTC meds including lotions, ointments, creams, lozenges, and cough drops need to have a Medication Authorization Form.

If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Gerry at 425.408.4406 or


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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:



ERPTA Artwalk Flyer

The ERPTA Art Walk is coming up on Friday 6/3! We will need volunteers to help out at the event-- if you're able to help, please sign up here:


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Opportunity for Fun!

East Ridge PTA needs your help! It has been wonderful to be back in person this year and to be able to start holding some of our fun, annual community events again. We are currently looking for a VP of Events to help work with others to plan various activities throughout the year like Fall Festival, Movie Night, Field Day or any other fun ideas you may have! The job can be shared if you know someone you'd like to work with for this role. If you have any interest or want to find out more, please email This is a fun role and an amazing community to plan events for, so please reach out!

Math Challenge

Math Challenge

Thank you to everyone that entered Math Challenge 14. The top responses can be found below and will receive a small prize via their classroom teacher:

MC 14:

Sienna C - 1st, Gangwish

The LAST Math Challenge of this school year is available NOW! Anyone can enter - give it a try! Math Challenge 15 is due May 19th.

For more information click on the link:


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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  • ...and much more!