East Ridge Suns Newsletter

November 22, 2021

24-Hour Attendance Line: 425.408.4410


Save the Dates!

Calendar Link: https://eastridge.nsd.org/our-school-clone/calendar

Early Release Wednesday: 2:05pm release

No School

There will be no school on the following days:
  • Thanksgiving Day, 11/25
  • Native American Heritage Day, 11/26
  • Winter Break, 12/20-31

Happy Thanksgiving

It’s the time of year to reflect on those things for which we are most grateful.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve as your principal. I appreciate our students for their joy for learning and consistent effort, for the kindness and friendship they demonstrate toward one another, and for the genuine greetings they share with me each day. I appreciate our staff for their commitment to providing the very best learning activities and environment, for their willingness to support one another as they strive to meet the needs of each and every child, and for their efforts to continue learning themselves. I am so thankful for our wonderful parent community, who generously share their time to volunteer, give financial support to our amazing PTA programs, and have high expectations for their children’s learning, behavior, and treatment of others. Every day, it is a joy to come to work with such amazing students and staff, and to share such positive partnership with our parent community. Thank you!

Best wishes for a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving!


Sarah White, Principal

Conference Time

Conferences will be held November 18-24.

***Dismissal time will be at 12:15.***

No Batch Testing

There will be no batch testing on Tuesday, November 23rd.

Thank you ERPTA!

A big shoutout to Danielle Rank and her many helpers for the yummy luncheon. What a wonderful treat! You always make us feel so special. We are so Grateful, Thankful, and Blessed for our PTA. We appreciate you!

Veterans Day Assembly

Thank you so much for attending our Veterans Day Assembly and evening performance! It was a privilege to honor our Veterans with you. We also want to thank those who performed or helped with the assembly. If you did not get the chance to attend the assembly, you may view our Veterans Day Presentation here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12012NFabGAVdsPRJBhUzu_bmq91Aaudy_vWCYsMNArs/edit?usp=sharing

Proud of our East Ridge Family!

Lost & Found

Be sure to check the lost and found for missing articles. Our lost and found rack is located in front of the school and is overflowing! Any items not claimed before winter break will be donated.

Holiday 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: https://drive.google.com/file/d/100zfS2WEnK-EeffCq8kh7YjQ04kSei2V/view

Please note! Classwork and homework assignments will not be provided in

advance. When your child returns from an excused absence, the teacher will provide make up assignments, along with a reasonable timeline for completion. The student is responsible for completing missed work.

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.

Congratulations to:

Lucca in Mrs Martinez's class for being respectful

Adam in Mrs Reed's class for being responsible

Kira in Ms Dicken's class for being responsible and safe

Sara in Mrs Loke's class for being kind

Emmett in Mrs Anderson's class for being kind

Caroline in Mrs Sullivan's class for being kind and responsible

Avery in Mrs Sullivan's class for being responsible

Nala in Ms Fawcett's class for being responsible

Elaine O. in Mrs Hill's class for being kind

Leo in Mrs Harrer's class for being kind, respectful, responsible and safe

Great job East Ridge!

We're proud of our suns!

Holiday Assistance

If your family is in need of holiday assistance (food, gifts, gift cards, etc.), please contact Kris Held at kheld@nsd.org or at 425-408-4401. All inquiries will be confidential.

Cross Country Shirts

Please return all cross country t-shirts to the office before the ice cream party. Remember the “no t-shirt, no ice cream policy”!

Are you moving?

If change is in your future, please contact the office to let us know: 425.408.4400 or email (rshepherd@nsd.org).

Community Resources

Our NSD community has come together to provide assistance to families in need. Look here for support with food, housing, healthcare and more.


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: https://erpta.org/Page/Pta/PTAHome

East Ridge Library Needs Your Help!

Now that volunteers are able to return to school this year, we need your help keeping the library running smoothly! We are looking for people who would be able to help with jobs like shelving books and doing check in/out for kids during library class times. Volunteer help with these jobs keeps the library running smoothly and allows Mr. C to spend more time teaching lessons and helping kids explore and enjoy books in the library.

Please fill out the quick form below if you might be able to help!


If you have any other questions, please feel free contact the Volunteer Coordinator for the library, Sara Howard, at saravhoward@gmail.com.

Visit the Bookfair!

The Book Fair will be open for sales during Library class times from Friday 11/12 to Wednesday 11/24.

The Book Fair will be open to families after school on Conference Days:

11/22, and 11/23 from 12:15 to 5pm,

open late until 7pm on 11/18 and 11/23.

Wednesday the 24th we will be open until 12:45pm.

Families can also go to the book fair before or after their conference times.

If you are able to volunteer at the book fair, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4dafae2cabfc1-2021
Scholastic book fair 11/12 - 24 in the library and online
giving tree and mitten tree flyer

ERPTA Giving Tree and Mitten Tree

Sign up here for donation items. Wrapped and labeled items must be received by 12/14.

See flyer above for more information.

Math Challenge

Math Challenge is back for the 3rd year! This is a FREE optional enrichment program open to all East Ridge students! The 5th challenge is available November 19th (and is due by December 9th).

For more info, go to: https://tinyurl.com/2ru3cmhr

Yearbook Sales

It's yearbook time! This year's theme is "Shoot for the Stars" and that's just what our kiddos are doing. There are a lot of great things happening at East Ridge this year! Buy your yearbook now and savor the memories. Prices start at $16 with personalization available. Order yours today.

Buy your yearbook now!

Yearbook Orders - shoot for the stars

Looking for More Information?

See our past newsletters for information about:

  • Attendance

  • Schoology

  • Virtual Tour

  • ...and much more!