West Ridge Elementary Newsletter

November 9, 2022

School starts at 8:55 (9:25 on Mondays) and ends at 3:20

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PRIDE: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dependable, Empathy

Principal's Post

Hello West Ridge Elementary Cougar Families!!

The weather is turning!! Please make sure to send your child with a warm jacket, hat, gloves, snow pants, boots and possibly a change of shoes and socks.

There is lots of information in this newsletter...so please take a minute to read the entire newsletter.


We will be asking to see your Driver's License when you enter the building, please have it ready to hold up to the camera when you enter.

Office hours are 8:00-4:00 Monday-Friday.

Lisa Hoffeld


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Veterans' Day

Tomorrow is Veteran's Day, November 11th and we do have school.

We will be having an assembly that is put on by our 5th grade students. Parents and family members (that are Veterans) are invited to join us for our assembly at 9:30. We have limited the invite to 5th grade families simply because of space. Thank you for understanding.

Are you signed up???

The Post Falls School District has joined the School Messenger emergency notification system. The system allows the district to communicate via SMS text messages to parents regarding important matters such as a school lockdown, school closure (weather or otherwise) or other issues that affect their students.

To receive school notifications, you must opt in to School Messenger and your student's school must have your current cell number entered in their system.

Please follow the steps below to opt in:
**Send a text message to 67587 with "Y" or "Yes” in the body of the text.
**You will receive a confirmation text reply that you are registered with School Messenger.

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

This year there is a charge for breakfast and lunch. If you are interested in free and reduced lunch prices, click on the link below to fill out the application.


Upcoming Events

Friday, November 11th: Veteran's Day Assembly 9:30-10:00

Tuesday, November 15th: Mobile Kroc here during lunch recessess

Monday, November 21st: Parent/Teacher Conferences 7:30am-7:30pm (No school for students)

November 21st-November 25th: No school Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 29th: 5th grade Eagle Field Trip

Wednesday, November 30th: Picture Retakes

Wednesday, December 7th: Invent Idaho @ Treaty Rock

Wednesday, December 14th: Family Night @ West Ridge Elementary 5:00-6:30

Every Friday is Hat Day for students and staff

Extreme Science:

K-3 Starts November 10th and is every Thursday 3:20-4:40 until December 8th

3-5 Starts November 11th and is every Friday 3:20-4:40 until December 9th

The second session will begin December 15th and go until January 19th

For up-to-date information and events, please visit our website

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher conferences are November 21st from 7:30-7:30. Our teachers will be working a long day. The school will be providing Jimmy John's Sandwiches for the teachers. If you would like to donate some sides and treats to go along with the sandwiches, click on the link below.


Also, your child's teacher will be sending home a schedule for conferences for you to sign up.

Save the Date for Family Christmas Craft and A Book Night


TIME: 5:00-6:30


***More information to come

Parent Advisory

Upcoming meeting dates:

November 30th, 2022 @ 3:30 in the West Ridge Library

  • Meet our Safety Dean, Mr. Breven
  • Meet our Principal Assistant, Mr. Heasty
  • Counselor Martines will be here to share about her program

January 24th, 2022 @ 3:30 in the West Ridge Library

  • A visit from our Superintendent

After school change of transportation reminders

  • Please call the office (208-773-7291) if your child will be going home a different way at the end of the school day before 2:00pm
  • If your child's transportation changes for the year, please email your child's teacher or call the office so we can get them to the area at the end of the day

Invent Idaho

Dear Families,

This year's Post Falls School District Invent Idaho will be held at Treaty Rock Elementary on Wednesday, December 7, with project drop-off on the 6th. If your child is interested in participating please see the attached flyer for more information. This event is for students in grades 1-8.

You may use the link on the flyer or the one below to register your child. Once registered, I will send out more information about the event. If you have any questions please direct them to me at sarah.triphahn@sd273.com.

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/8PzSZ8ugf4avxhtHA

Invent Idaho Website: https://inventidaho.com/

Thank you,

Sarah Triphahn

Principal Assistant

Ponderosa and Treaty Rock

Please Click on the Buttons Below for More Information

Counselor's Corner

This is Counselor Martines' website for parents and students

Bussing Information

Follow this link to register for the bus and find your bus route and stop

GAP (childcare) Information

Click here for more information about our GAP childcare program.

Food Service Information

Use this link for information about school provided meals. Also fill out your free and reduced paperwork here.