ER Suns Newsletter 9.26.22

24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410.

Please call if your child is tardy or absent.


Save the Date!

Save the Dates!

Picture Day, September 29

PTA Fall Festival, September 30


Hi-Cap Testing

The Accelerated Models and Programs Department is beginning our 2022-23 eligibility process for highly capable designations to begin in the 2023-24 school year.head with colorful puzzle pieces coming out of it

All students in grades K, 1, and 5 will take the NNAT3 screener in their classroom with their teacher. Grades 1 and 5 will complete the NNAT3 by October 15 and Kindergarten students will have until winter break. Students new to Northshore will also take the screener sometime after October 17.

Students in grades 2,3,4,6, and 7 will have the option to take the screener if they are referred for highly capable services. If you are interested in referring a student, please click this link:

For additional information about our eligibility process, please visit the highly capable services page on the website.

Thank you,

Accelerated Models and Programs Department


information for parents

Principal and Specialist Curriculum Night Messages

In order to avoid repetitive information for families with multiple children at East Ridge, we have prepared a few videos for families to watch separately, rather than including them during each teacher’s Curriculum Night presentation.

Please watch this 1-minute welcome message from Mrs. White! Please also watch this 1-minute introduction from our School Counselor, Katie Couture. Please mark your calendars for a Principal & Counselor presentation at our October 11th PTA General Meeting (7pm via ZOOM).

Our Library, Music and PE specialists have prepared videos for families to share what your child will be learning this year. Here are specialist videos by grade (K, 1st, and 3rd will be in next week’s newsletter!)


Music - Martinez’s class
Music - Loke and Moore’s class

1st Grade

Music - Gangwish’s class
Music - Anderson and Anthony’s class

3rd Grade

PE - Ratliff’s class
PE - Sullivan and Hager’s class

Curriculum Nights

Curriculum Night

Classroom Curriculum Nights will be held in the classrooms. Curriculum Night is for parents/caregivers only.

Tuesday, September 27

5:30-6:15pm - Kindergarten / 1st grade

6:30-7:15pm - 3rd grade


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Please check your child’s emergency contacts in ParentVUE. Parents need to add or change emergency contacts in ParentVue. Contacts include anyone who has permission to pick their child up from school or the bus stop, this includes daycare providers.

** Please log into ParentVUE and complete the District required forms. **


Picture Day!

Thursday, September 29smiling sun with sunglasses and camera

  • Go to and search for your school

  • Select the order button from the appropriate photo day

  • Complete your transaction

  • Or - look for flyers coming home

  • Questions? 1-800-826-3535


COVID Communication

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


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REMINDER - Cross Country

Volunteers needed for practices and upcoming meet on 10/4. Please sign up to help at the home meet at the link below:

Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:45 – 4:30 pm, 9/27, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, and 10/20.

Meets: 4:45 – 6:00 pm 10/4 East Ridge

10/11 Sunrise

10/18 Cottage Lake

10/25 Sunrise –5:00 Finals


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REMINDER: Bus Passes

Please note: bus passes will not be issued until the first part of October.


REMINDER: Library HelpVolunteer at the Library

East Ridge Library would love your help! Volunteers help keep the library running smoothly by helping with things like check in/out and shelving. It's a great way to get involved at school, even if you've never volunteered before. It's also very flexible if you aren't able to make it in on a weekly basis. We still have several classes without volunteers, so please fill out this form if you have any interest in helping out in the library this year!


Ready Start Tuition Program

Northshore Early Childhood is currently enrolling for the Ready Start Tuition Program. It is a blended multi-age, inclusive model, serving students, ages 3-5. Currently there are openings at Sorenson ECC and Woodmoor Elementary for the 2022/23 school year. Classrooms are taught and supported by a general education teacher, a special education teacher, and a paraprofessional. Inclusive classrooms create a dynamic learning environment for all students. The average class size is 16 students, with class make-up of 8 students with IEP’s, 4 students who pay tuition, and 4 students who are income eligible. Classrooms utilize The Creative Curriculum & Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment Tool. The staff is committed to fostering student learning and cultivating friendships while creating a sense of community for our students. Utilizing developmentally appropriate teaching strategies to support a whole child approach to learning, within an inclusive environment, fosters high levels of student learning and social and emotional growth for all students.

For more information and enrollment paperwork please visit our Northshore School District website: program or contact Sorenson at (425) 408-5570.

Return all forms including deposit to: Sorenson Early Childhood Center 19705 88th Ave NE Bothell, WA 98011. Tuition Cost: $300 per month


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Frequently Used Links

Daily Lunch Picture Menu

Weekly Breakfast and Lunch 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:





ERPTA General Membership Meeting

Join us via Zoom on Tuesday 10/11 at 7:00pm for our first East Ridge PTA General Membership meeting of the school year! All East Ridge PTA members are welcome! If you haven’t joined or renewed your membership for the school year, please do so here:

Zoom info
Meeting ID: 879 1475 7122
Passcode: 167647

Art Docent Training Flyer

Art Docent Training

If you are volunteering as a Lead Art Docent or want to help lead some of the art lessons in your child's class this year, please join us in the library to learn about the program and plan for the year. Questions? Please email Jessica Sarkie at


Math Challenge

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 #1 will be available on September 23rd with answers due October 6th by 3pm.

ONLY ONLINE submissions will be accepted! To submit your answers go to:

Students can enter as many or as few Math Challenges as they would like throughout the school year. Small prizes awarded for top responses each challenge!

So come on and give it a try!


ERPTA Fall Festival

The East Ridge Fall Festival is coming up on 9/30! Your help makes this event possible, so please sign up below if you're able to! This is a great opportunity for middle/high school students to get service hours.


Fall Festival flyer

Cake Walk Donation Flyer

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Looking for More Information?

See our past newsletters for information about:

  • Attendance

  • Schoology

  • Virtual Tour

  • ...and much more!