The Roadrunner Report

The Rundown on Ridgewood Elementary - August 23, 2019

Our New Mission Statement

Together with our community, Ridgewood Elementary School provides an education inspired by the attributes of the IB Learner Profile while fostering learner agency and encouraging meaningful action.


Dates to know...

8/26 - Classroom placements emailed to families

8/28 - August Angels, School wide Volunteer Day

8/30 - Teacher Meet & Greet/drop off supplies, 8:00-9:00 a.m.

9/3 - First day of school for grades 1-5, Kinder Assessment Appointments

9/4 - Second day for grades 1-5, Kinder Assessment Appointments

9/5 - Third day for grades 1-5, First day for Kinders last name A-L (M-Z @ home)

9/6 - Fourth day for grades 1-5, First day for Kinders last name M-Z (A-L @ home)

9/9 - All students attend all day

9/13 - Grandparent's Day

10/18 - Jogathon!

11/6-7 Fall conference dates (NO SCHOOL 11/7-8)

See our full calendar here.

See the 2019-2020 district calendar here

Principal Perspective - Prepping for 2019-20!

Thank you for another amazing year! This week has been full of celebrations and we have a lot to be grateful for.

Congratulations to our fifth graders who are moving on to middle school. We are proud of all you have learned her at Ridgewood and look forward to watching you as you continue your education in middle school.

Congratulations to Ms. Ankenbrand and Ms. Foltyn who are both retiring. Together they have educated and cared for children for 70 years. We thank them for their service and wish them the best during retirement.

Have a wonderful, restful summer and we look forward to next year!

Teacher Meet and Greet

Teacher Meet and Greet will be happening on Friday, August 30th from 8am until 9am. Come to school and meet your teacher! School supplies can be dropped off at this time, and you can pick up your Ridgewood t-shirt! (If you order a school supply kit it will be delivered to your classroom for you.)

Important Dates for 2019-2020

Want to know all the days off, special events, and other important dates for the upcoming school year? Download the attached list of Important Days:

School Supplies for 19-20

Here's the school supply list for the upcoming school year:
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Grandparents Day

You’re Invited to Ridgewood Elementary School’s Grandparents and Grandfriends Day on

Friday, September 13, 2019.

We look forward to hosting our Grandparents and Grandfriends for a day of learning!

  • Our event starts at 9:30am in the gym. Check in will begin at 9:00 a.m.

  • Guests should enter the building through the gym doors at the south end of the school (please do not enter through the front office). There will be a table there to check in and receive visitor badges.

  • Check in will go much faster if grandparents know their grandchildren’s teacher names (please complete below).

  • Parking at Ridgewood can be difficult. Please plan to carpool or drop off grandparents if possible. You may need to park in the neighborhood and walk to the school.

  • Please have grandparents bring a sack lunch if they would like to eat with their grandchildren.

  • The program concludes at the end of student lunches: 11:40 for Kinder, 11:50 for 1st grade, 12:00 for 2nd grade, 12:10 for 3rd, 12:20 for 4th and 12:30 for 5th grade.

  • Please call the school office at 503-356-2440 with any questions.

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Host a Japanese Student

The Katoh School is looking for Beaverton families interested in hosting a Japanese student for a week in October. Find out more in the flyer below.

Ridgewood Elementary School

Our next newsletter will be published on Sept. Please send articles to Dede Morris ( no later than Wednesday, Sept. 4.
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