Pacific Ridge Principal's Update

Week of Monday, May 24th-28th

Fun Run & Bottle Drive

Thank YOU to our PTO, Parents & Community!

A big thank you to our PTO, parents and community for supporting our puffins in our Costume Fun Run & Bottle/Can Drive on Saturday. Our students had so much fun dressing up and running in the Fun Run! Also, we collected over 73 large bags of cans/bottles! We are so grateful to live in such an amazing community that supports our students!

This week! 2021 Kindergarten Registration!

Kindergarten Connect

Welcome future puffins! Calling all families with children who are 5 on or before September 1, 2021. It is already time to start thinking about Kindergarten for next year. Our Kinder Connect event is open to all families of in-coming kindergarteners.


Where: Pacific Ridge Elementary School ~ Enter through the outside gate on the west side of the school. There will be balloons and signs to guide you!

When: Wednesday, May 26

9:00-10:00 Last names A-L

1:00-2:00 Last names M-Z

Why: We can’t wait to meet our in-coming puffins!

Families are invited to come for a scavenger hunt, playground play, an opportunity to ask questions and meet our kindergarten teachers, a photo opportunity with our puffin mascot and more!

*2021-2022 Kindergarten online registration will open up on Wednesday, April 28th.

Registration Link

Youth Football Camp Registration

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Upcoming Virtual Author Visit

Trudy Ludwig

A big thank you to our amazing PTO for always supporting our students with these fun and educational experiences!
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Summer School Sign-Up!

Summer School & Camps

We are very excited to offer a wide range of Summer Programs for our students this year! Please see the Course Catalog for a description of camps and classes. All courses are free of charge and busing will be provided. Sack lunches will be sent home at the end of each day. Registration is first come, first served.

Registration Link HERE!

Virtual Talent Show

Students, it's time to show off your talent!

Entries are DUE this Friday, May 28th! All video submissions will need to be limited to 30 seconds or less. Thank you! We can't wait to see everyone's talent. Ask your child about the staff talent show they watched this week!
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Updated Transportation Information

New Student ID Bus Passes have arrived!

Students in B cohort who ride the bus to and from school daily will be receiving their Student ID Bus Passes this week. The badges will be attached to a lanyard. Bus drivers will scan the badge as students enter and exit the bus instead of having to take paper pencil attendance!

All students will be required to have their bus pass to board the bus. Please help your child remember to bring their bus pass to with them to the bus stop. It is important to note that students who opt-out of the electronic monitoring portion of the program will still need to show their Student ID Bus Pass to ride a district school bus. Their badge will just not have an active barcode to scan.

If you have questions, concerns please don't hesitate to give us a call! 503-738-5161 or email us!

Camp Rilea Summer Programs

Starbase Summer Programs


The 25 hour 5th Grade S.T.E.M Summer Program is for current 5th graders from the 2020-2021 school year. All other "summer camps" are for the grade level the student will be entering for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Seaside Public Library

Summer Reading

Since we cannot gather together for a big assembly or class visits, our friendly librarians at the Seaside Public Library made a video for our students!

The theme this year is “Reading Colors Your World” and below is the YouTube link to their video!

Clatsop County Summer Reading Program 2021
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Summer School Information

1st-5th Grades

Pacific Ridge Families,

In response to the pandemic and a year of online learning, the Oregon Department of Education has allocated funding for Summer Programs for students who will be entering grades 1-12 in Fall of 2021. As a result, Seaside School District will be able to offer a variety of Summer School opportunities and Summer Camps in August, with transportation and sack lunches included.

Pre-registration for programs will be prioritized for students most needing to make up graduation credits (Grades 10, 11, & 12) and unfinished learning (Grades 1 through 9); remaining slots will then be made available to all students. High School students who need to make up credits towards graduation will be eligible for programs focusing on Credit Recovery, tutoring, or Summer School credit opportunities. For elementary students, fifty of the slots for summer camp will also qualify for wraparound childcare services through the Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation District during summer sessions.

Parents whose students are prioritized for these programs based on data gathered this spring will be contacted for registration first. Our aim is to serve as many students as possible. After May 17, 2021, any remaining registration slots will be opened to all other students.

You may also see a Bookmobile cruising through your neighborhood once a week this summer. The Bookmobile, curated by our Seaside District Library staff, will deliver free books once a week to predetermined drop off spots in Cannon Beach, Seaside, Gearhart, and Cullaby Lake. More information on days, times, and locations will be announced in June.

For more information or questions, please contact Cate Blakesley at Pacific Ridge Elementary School 503-738-5161 or via email at


Cate Blakesley

Summer Program Coordinator

Bikes for Books

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A Reading Contest for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders

Once again, the Masonic Evergreen Lodge in Seaside has generously donated 6 bikes to be given away as prizes to 6 lucky readers in our Bikes for Books contest.

This contest is for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who read a book and then, on their computer, carefully answer questions about the book on our Book Report Form.

In order to include Online Thrive, CDL and in-person students, the form is a Google doc. that is accessed by computer, filled out and then submitted electronically.

Teachers are sharing an informational video made by our librarians, Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Ogilvie to let our students know all about it.

This year our school is providing a helmet to go with each bike!

Remember, the more you read and the more times you submit an entry, the better your chances that your name will be drawn!

The contest begins on May 10th and runs through June, 7th.

June 7th is the last day to submit an entry.

Six lucky winners will have their names drawn and announced the last week of school. So good luck and get ready to read and ride!

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Pacific Ridge Beginning School Enrollment 2021-22

Pacific Ridge Beginning School is currently enrolling children for the 2021-2022 school year. We have two classrooms and are able to accommodate 36 children in our program. The Beginning School program operates 5 days a week, 5 hours per day and includes meals and transportation. The Pacific Ridge Beginning School has a comprehensive approach to educating and enriching the whole child. We believe children learn best through meaningful play, which encourages curiosity, discovery, and opportunities for problem-solving.

We offer a variety of options for tuition. Please select the option below that best meets the needs of your family.

  • Full Pay and Sliding Scale (up to 18 slots available)

Register here AND complete the free/reduced lunch application here (link to application)

What happens next? You will be contacted by PRBS staff within two weeks of receiving your registration. Applications will not be processed July 1-August 1.

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  • Preschool Promise Funded (18 slots available)

Cost per month: Free

Complete the interest form here

What happens next? You will be contacted by the NW Early Learning Hub within two weeks of the completion of your Interest Form.

*If you have any further questions, please contact Jeremy Catt,

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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!