ER Suns Newsletter 1.23.23

ER Suns Newsletter 1.23.23

24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410.

Please call if your child is tardy or absent.


Arrival and Dismissal

Arrival and Dismissal

8:50 a.m. Students may arrive on campus
9:00 a.m. Welcome Bell
9:05 a.m. School Begins*
3:35 p.m. Dismissal
2:05 p.m. Wednesday Early Release

*Students arriving at, or after, 9:05a.m. must check in at the office and get a pass before going to class.


save the date

Save the Dates!

1/25 - PTA Spelling Bee
1/30 - Non-Student Day - No School

2/10 - 12:15pm Conference Early Dismissal
2/10 - Be the Change Assembly 9:20-9:50am
2/10 - PTA Dance
2/20-24 - Mid-Winter Break - No School
2/28 - PTA General Meeting


MLK Dream poster

Be the Change Assembly

Please join us on Friday, February 10th 9:20-9:50 am in East Ridge’s gym for an assembly honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The focus will be on how young people can use their words to create change. Students have been learning about the impact of young activists such as Greta Thunberg, Malala, Ruby Bridges, Elgin Baylor and more!


Sunshine Slips

smiling sun with raysCongratulations to the following students who have been caught demonstrating our East Ridge Expectation Pillars: Being Kind, Being Respectful, Being Responsible, and Being Safe.

This week's sunshine slip winners are:

  • Louis in Ms. Dickens’ Class
  • David in Mrs. Anderson’s Class
  • Colton in Mrs. Taylor’s Class
  • Alex in Mrs. Hager’s Class
  • Fiona in Ms. Dickens’ Class
  • Owen in Mrs. Reed’s Class
  • Audrey in Mrs. Loke’s Class
  • Reese in Mrs. Anthony’s Class
  • Liam in Mrs. Anthony’s Class
  • Avery in Mrs. Dickens’ Class
  • John in Mrs. Ratliff’s Class

This week’s Best Bus Line goes to: Goldfish Bus 305

Way to go! We're proud of our Suns!


covid virus drawing

COVID Communication

The Department of Health (DOH) requires schools to inform families and students about COVID-19 case numbers and potential outbreaks. Last week, there were two confirmed cases 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.


ASB Associated Student Body


ASB has decided to have Spirit Day once a month.
The final full week of school (June 2023), we will have spirit week.
Mark your calendars!

Spirit Days:

1/27 - Seahawk’s Day
2/17 - Backwards Day

Meetings- 2:05 - 2:40

1/25 (cancelled), 2/1 (cancelled), 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 4/5, 4/26


volunteers, colored hands with hearts in center

REMINDER - Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering at East Ridge, you must fill out the district volunteer application.


REMINDER - ParentSquare Goes Live January 23parentsquare logo

Our new communications tool, ParentSquare, will provide families and students streamlined communications:

  • Communication in your preferred language.
  • Messages from school(s) or the District via email, text, or app notification.
  • Opportunity to receive information as it is sent, or all at once with a daily digest at the end of the day.
  • Ability to reply to staff directly from a post (similar to social media) in the app.
  • Direct messaging to staff.
  • Ability to sign up for conferences, sign forms, permission slips, and much more all from your mobile device or computer.

Look for an email coming soon from District with directions on how to activate your Parentsquare account. After you’re logged into your account, you can also access help articles for more information on navigating and using ParentSquare.

More information about ParentSquare and a FAQ (including an overview of Northshore student technology applications) can be found on our District website.


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Frequently Used Links

Daily Lunch Picture 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...

East Ridge Elementary PTA with Yellow sun

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:





spelling bee

Spelling Bee

ERPTA will be hosting a Spelling Bee in the library after school on Wednesday, January 25th for 1st through 5th grade students! The Bee will start promptly at 2:20pm. Spectators are welcome!


ERPTA Spelling Bee Rules:


Missoula Children's theatre Rumpelstiltskin flyer

School Play Volunteers Needed!

ERPTA is looking for 1-2 co-lead volunteers to help the wonderful Dani Beresford put on this year's school play!

This year's play, Rumpelstiltskin, will be running from March 13th-18th and is open to all students! If you're interested in volunteering (or learning more), please reach out to Dani at

ERPTA Events Calendar


Math ChallengeMath 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 #8 will be available on January 20th with answers due February 2nd 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!


East Ridge logo, yellow sun, orange rays

Looking for More Information?

See our past newsletters for information about:

  • Attendance

  • Schoology

  • Virtual Tour

  • ...and much more!