Pacific Ridge Principal's Update

Week of Monday, April 5th - 9th

Bus Riders

Ventilation on the bus!

To increase ventilation and safety on our buses we have windows open. This is difficult to see from the outside of the bus due to the shape of the windows. But from the inside you can see that they are down a couple of inches each to increase ventilation, and also to make sure we're not making it too windy/cold for students riding the bus.
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School Picture Retake Day!

Save the Date: Thursday, April 22nd!

Picture retakes are almost here! Please save the date: Thursday, April 22nd from 5PM-7PM!

If you missed picture day or would like retakes, please plan to come on the date above for pictures! There is no need to sign up this time! We will limit one family at a time in the picture area and will have staff on-site to direct you. Parents are welcome to stay in their car, or escort their student inside. Masks are required for everyone on-site. Students will remove their masks for pictures.

Please don't hesitate to call our office or contact our photographer directly if you have questions!

Maritime Museum Visits

Hands-on Science!

Our friends at the Columbia River Maritime Museum continue to visit our classrooms "virtually" through Zoom lessons in our Hybrid and CDL classrooms! Last week, classes learned about buoyancy and what it takes to sink or float by experimenting. Then they were able to make a boat of their own that they could test at home for buoyancy.

Spirit Day ~ PJ's!

What a fun day!

Students participated in spirit day on Friday, wearing PJ's to class. It was a FUN and comfy cozy kind of day!
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Calendar Reminders

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • Monday, April 5th ~ Krispy Kreme Fundraiser Orders & Money are due!
  • Tuesday, April 6th ~ PTO Meeting @ 6:00 PM via Zoom. All are welcome! (Zoom Link HERE)
  • Thursday, April 22nd ~ 5PM-7PM School Picture Retakes! Save the date!
  • Monday, May 31st ~ No School ~ Memorial Day
  • Thursday, June 17th ~ Last day of School ~ End of 3rd Trimester

Krispy Kreme Pick-Up

Friday, April 9th from 4:30-6:30 PM

Did you order Krispy Kreme donuts? Pick-up will be at 1120 Broadway Street in the parking lot (our old Broadway Middle School building) from 4:30-6:30PM.

Thank you for purchasing and supporting our Pacific Ridge Puffins!

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Drop-Off & Pick-Up Times for A Cohort Families

AM Cohort A Families,

Thank YOU for arriving at your scheduled times with your PacRidge Student Pick-Up Number! As we settle into and practice our routines our pick-up is getting faster! Again, I wanted to thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to load all students as safely and quickly as possible.

Please arrive at your scheduled time below.


  • Our gate opens for drop off at 7:45AM, our school day begins at 8:00AM.
  • Drop off continues from 7:45AM-8:00AM or until the line of cars has ended.


  • Our gate opens for drop off at 10:55AM. our school day ends at 11:00AM.
  • Kinder & 1st Grade families please plan to arrive between 10:55-11:10 for pick-up.
  • 2nd & 3rd Grade families, please plan to arrive between 11:10-11:20 for pick-up.
  • 4th & 5th Grade families, please plan to arrive between 11:20-11:30 for pick-up.

*If you have a child in multiple grades, please default to your youngest child for pick-up time. Your older child will also be sent out at that time.

Wednesday Tutoring Support

Tutoring support on Wednesdays is BACK!

We are very excited to bring back our Wednesday Tutoring Program!

Beginning this Wednesday 3/31/21, you will be able to sign up for a 30 minute session with a tutor on School Bookings,, event number 7css6 .

Our paraprofessional tutors can help students with completing assignments, reading practice, writing support, or math support. Please be sure to take advantage of this great additional support for your child!

Updated Transportation Information

Please check the link below for updated bus times!

When do I keep my child home sick?

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How do I contact my child's teacher?

Teacher Contact Information

Teachers can be contacted through the family communication app in Seesaw or by phone or email. Please contact your child's teacher if you are not yet connected to your child's Seesaw account.

Also, all contact information for teachers (including phone numbers) can be found on our school website. Due to distance learning, all teachers have their own individual phone numbers. Here is the link

Pacific Ridge Elementary School

Our office is now open 8-4PM at our newly remodeled Pacific Ridge Elementary School office!