ER Suns Newsletter 5.23.22

ER Suns Newsletter 5.23.22

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


School Days....Please note!

Yes School - Friday, May 27th

No School - Monday, May 30th, Labor Day.

Yes School - Tuesday, May 31st


YES! School on 5/27!

May 27th - due to the snow day on Jan. 3, 2022, this day is now a regular school day.


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Final Track Meet

The final track meet for the season is the Jr. Olympics to be held on Tuesday, May 24th.

The location is now at Woodinville High School (**note location change**).

Students should arrive at 5:10pm.


COVID germ

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 three persons in our school recently tested positive. If a person who tested positive is in your child's class, you received a separate email.

The individuals 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

5/24 & 5/26

4th Grade

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 - Wear anything representing your favorite sport or sports team!
  • Wednesday Country & Western – Wear plaid, flannel, country hat, boots, jeans, anything neutral
  • Thursday Inside Out and/or Backward Day - the name says it all!
  • Friday East Ridge Colors - Wear your East Ridge attire and/or yellow and blue!


Pet Food & Supply Drive

ASB Sponsored Pet Food & Supply Drive

A BIG thank you for your pet food and supply donations! Donations will be taken to Homeward Pet next week! ASB thanks you for your support!



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:

  • Nicholas K. in Mrs. Anderson's class for being kind and responsible in PE.
  • Colton B. in Mrs. Hawthorne's room for being respectful.
  • Katrina P. in Mrs. Oliver's room for being kind in PE.
  • Elly S. in Mrs. Loke's room for being kind, respectful, responsible and safe while working with her partners.
  • Landon A. in Mrs. Ratliff's room for being respectful during SBA practice.
  • Hunter M. in Ms. Dickens' room for being kind.
  • James T. in Mrs. Reed's room for being kind.
  • Diego F. in Mrs. Oliver's room for being responsible bringing his homework back.
  • River B. in Mrs. Martinez's room for being kind.
  • Malcolm G. in Mrs. Hager's room for being kind helping a classmate with his book box.

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!


EAP Community

Do you have a student who is or will be receiving EAP services? We are looking to help connect families, both to foster social connections and for potential advocacy in the future. Anyone is welcome! If you have any interest in connecting, please reach out to Sara Howard at


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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 General Membership Meeting

June 7th, 2022
Join us for the last ERPTA meeting of the school year!

  • Approve ERPTA budget for 2022-23 school year
  • Golden Acorn volunteer recognition


Earth Club Needs You flyer

Field Day, 6/15 flyer

Art Walk flyer 6/3

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:


Golden Acorn Nominations

Golden Acorn Nominations

Every Spring we join Washington State PTA in nominating outstanding volunteers so they can be recognized for going above and beyond. You can nominate an outstanding East Ridge volunteer! Feel free to nominate as many people as you'd like, submitting one form per nomination. A selection committee will review the nominations and the winners will be announced at the June 7th ERPTA General Membership Meeting. To submit your nomination(s), please follow this link.


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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!


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Looking for More Information?

See our past newsletters for information about:

  • Attendance

  • Schoology

  • Virtual Tour

  • ...and much more!