South Ridge Elementary

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A Week of Giving: November 15-19

Help make a difference this season!

Join us in building Thanksgiving Dinners for families in the Ridgefield Community.

During the week of November 15-19, please bring the following food donations:

Monday: Stuffing, gravy, corn

Tuesday: Cranberry sauce and green beans

Wednesday: Potatoes, yams, marshmallows

Thursday: Turkeys

Friday: Rolls, butter, canned pumpkin

(or other non-perishable food items)

Donation bins will be located in the front area of both buildings.

Your support will help families in our community this holiday season.

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Counselor's Corner

World Kindness Day, November 13th.

Having an attitude of gratitude can be helpful and optimistic. So can being kind to others. Kindness is the quality of being friendly and considerate. Showing kindness goes a long way. Kindness helps others feel valued. Kindness also has benefits for the person being kind.

These benefits include:

  • elevation of dopamine levels in the brain, which makes us feel good
  • the feeling of emotional warmth, which leads to a healthier heart
  • reduction in inflammation, which can slow the aging process
  • reduction of emotional distance, which helps couples feel more bonded
  • Contagiousness that often sets off a pay-it-forward ripple effect

With all of these incredible benefits, it pays in more ways than one to be kind. Being kind changes lives. It not only changes your life, but it improves the lives of those on the receiving end of kindness. Some even believe that kindness has the potential to change the whole world.

Roadrunners are recognizing World Kindness Day by participating in Kindness Week: November 15-19. Activities include a kindness challenge where students look for spots of kindness around our school! We will also be reading "Have you filled a bucket today?" and "A Spot of Kindness."

Here are some ways your family can participate in kindness week:

  • Hand out notes of encouragement wherever you go, including the grocery store, coffee shop, etc.
  • Offer to do an errand for someone like walking their dog or helping them with groceries
  • Cook dinner for a friend and bring it to their home
  • Give notes of appreciation to family members, coworkers, and service providers
  • Pay for someone’s meal at a restaurant
  • Pay for the coffee or meal of the person behind you at the drive-thru
  • Give someone, or several people, a hug
  • Encourage others to be kind

Come up with your own creative kindness ideas on social media and share using #WorldKindnessWeek when sharing on social media.

(National Day Calendar 2013 - 2021)

Home Connection



The Lions Club is coming to your child’s school to perform the yearly vision screenings required by Wa State Law on Thursday December 2nd, 2021. Please be sure your student is wearing their contacts or glasses if they have them. If your child has had a professional eye exam within the last 12 months, and /or you wish to NOT have your child screened, please complete this form opting your student out of their screening. Please have your student return this form to their teacher.

PTA Updates

Book Fair November 15 - 19

We are so excited to bring back our annual Book Fair hosted by the South Ridge PTA! This year's theme is Books Bring Us Together and we're so thankful we are able to do that as we fill our library with books so that you can shop in person this year.

The Book Fair will run November 15th - 19th in the library (Building A). Hours are as follows:

Monday 11/15 - 8:45am - 4pm

Tuesday 11/16 - 8:45am - 4pm

Wednesday 11/17 - 9:45am - 4pm

Thursday 11/18 - 8:45am - 4pm and 5pm - 6pm for Family Night

Friday 11/19 - 8:45am - 1pm

We are also holding a Coloring Contest to prepare for the Book Fair. Your child should have received a coloring sheet as part of the Book Fair packet sent home this week. For your convenience, it is also attached below. All Coloring Contest sheets are due to teachers by Friday, November 12th. Winners will be announced the morning of Thursday, November 18th. One winner will be chosen from each grade and the winners will choose an item from the prize table before the fair ends.

Our Book Fair is run by volunteers and we need your help. If you can give a few hours of your time please visit our SignUp and find a shift that works best for you.

All volunteers must have their volunteer paperwork and proof of Covid vaccine turned in to the front office prior to the Book Fair. Thank you so much for any time that you can give!

Please visit our website for more information, to set up an eWallet, and visit the Virtual Fair.

Thank you for supporting our school while also building your child's home library!

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Other PTA News:

Gifts of Giving tags are available for pick up in the school lobby from 11/15-12/13. Thank you for your generosity during this holiday season!

Remember, our See's candy fundraiser continues through December 3rd!

Early Release--Conferences

Friday, Nov. 19th, 12:30pm

502 Northwest 199th Street

Ridgefield, WA

Dismissal at 12:35 pm

Early Release -- Conferences

Monday, Nov. 22nd, 12:30pm

502 Northwest 199th Street

Ridgefield, WA

Dismissal at 12:35 pm

Early Release -- Conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 23rd, 12:30pm

502 Northwest 199th Street

Ridgefield, WA

Dismissal at 12:35 pm

Thanksgiving Break --No School

Wednesday, Nov. 24th, 12am to Friday, Nov. 26th, 12am

502 Northwest 199th Street

Ridgefield, WA

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