Roadrunner Report

The rundown on Ridgewood Elementary - May 14, 2021

Principal Perspective - Feedback

We are so grateful for the the care and support demonstrated by our students and families during Staff Appreciation week. Thank you for making us feel so loved in this year that has required much of all of us. We are thankful for continued support from our community.

Feedback is important for all of us! For our students, it helps them make connections, grow in their learning and gain confidence. As adult learners, we continue to grow by reflecting on our work and getting feedback from others. As we round out the school year, we have several ways parents can give feedback:

  • Student Profile Survey - Let us know the best learning environment for your child as we work on placements for next year. This survey will be open until Monday, May 17th.
  • Safe Routes Survey - This data informs the grant that supports Safe Routes programming in BSD. This survey is open until May 21st.
  • BSD Annual Parent Survey - Our goal is to ensure that every member of our school communities feels welcomed, valued and informed. A link to the 2021 Annual Parent Survey will be sent to all valid parent email addresses via SchoolMessenger on May 16. The deadline to participate in the survey is June 2.
  • Vote! There are four open School Board positions in BSD. Ballots are due by May 18th.

Thank you for taking time to give your input!

Thank you parents!

Notes for gratitude for your amazing show of love during Staff Appreciation week.

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Anti-Racism/Anti-Bias Resource

PBS Kids Talk About: Race & Racism

Student Profiles for Next Year

Each year we give parents the opportunity to give input on the best learning environment and placement for their child for the upcoming school year. We use this data, along with teacher observed data, reading levels and programs to balance our class rosters for next year.

To give your input, please complete the form linked below by Friday, May 14. Thanks!

Student Profile for 2021-22

Please complete one form per child to give input on class placement for next year.

Order School Supplies for next year

Our PTC provides these optional packs to make school supply shopping easier! Due June 15.

State Testing for Grades 3-5

Thank you for taking time to respond to our state testing survey. If you elected to have your child participate in state testing, please watch your email for details from transportation and reminders of when and what to bring. Don't hesitate to call the office if you have questions.
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2021 BSD School Board Candidate Forum

Camp Achieve

Many of you are familiar with the BEF funded summer camp we have run for the last 8 years. With the addition of federal pandemic funding we will be able to once again offer Camp Achieve in person, not only to all Ridgewood students, but to all students in the district. Camp Achieve will be July 6-29 from about 8:00-2:00 Monday through Thursday. As soon as registration opens we will share it with all families.
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Kindergarten Registration for 2021-22

Please share this link with those who have kids turning 5 years old by September 1st.

Clothes for Kids

If your student needs clothing at no cost, Clothes for Kids is ready to serve you.

Clothes for Kids hours: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Appointments are required. To schedule, please complete the Clothes for Kids Appointment form or call 503-356-4322. Visits are limited to one adult with four children or two adults with 8 children. All visitors must wear masks. If you don't have your own, we'll provide one.

We’re also looking for Clothes for Kids volunteers. Please contact Johanna Shrout at

Ridgewood Library News

Curbside Library is still open on Wednesdays from 11:00-12:00. Come checkout books with Mrs. Bergin and Mrs. Murphey!! Email Mrs. Bergin if you would like a particular book or genre brought outside.

Please return all finished books to Ridgewood ASAP. There is a drop box in front of the school. or have kids return them in classrooms. All books are due back by June 7th!

How to borrow a book from the Ridgewood Library:

NEW: The Library has a new Google site. It will be updated regularly so keep checking back!


Ridgewood Calendar

See the full year calendar here. You can also subscribe to get our calendar added to yours!


  • State Testing (see schedule above)
  • Thursday, May 20, 6:00p.m. - Kindergarten Orientation
  • Monday, May 31, 2021 - No School, Memorial Day


  • Tuesday, June 1 - Follow Monday specials schedule
  • Wednesday, June 2 - Instructional Wednesday, follow Tuesday Specials
  • Friday, June 4, 5:00-8:00 - Carnival
  • Tuesday, June 8, 6:30 - PTC Meeting
  • Friday, June 11, 4:00-6:00, Remember Shawna Allen
  • Wednesday, June 16, 10:00-3:00 - Fifth grade party
  • Friday, June 18 - Last Day of School, Class Parties, Fifth grade drive through clap out @3:00

The first day of the 2021-22 School Year is Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

Ridgewood Elementary School

Office Hours

7:30-4:00 daily

Please ring the doorbell on our front porch and we will gladly help you.