West Ridge Elementary Newsletter

October 11, 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!!

Thank you to all of our Grandparents that came out for Grandparents' breakfast. The event was a huge success!!! We loved seeing all of our Grandparents!

Our Fundraiser was out of this world. Our school will receive about $15,000 to help with purchasing items for our playground.

The Book Fair was also outstanding and we will be able to purchase many new books for our library.


We need your help!! As a friendly reminder, sodas are not allowed at school...unless the teacher asks for soda for a class party. Please do not send soda with your student to school. Thank you for your help with this.

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




Our DAY OF AWESOMENESS is Thursday!!!! Woohoo we are so excited!!! Thank you for all of you that have signed up to volunteer for this event!!!

We still have some openings for volunteers for our DAY OF AWESOMENESS that ALL students earned for our fundraiser. Volunteers will be helping with lines for inflatables, prize tent and DJ area. This is going to be so much fun for the students here at West Ridge.

Schedule for Thursday, October 13th:

K-2 10:00-12:00

3-5 12:30-2:30

Please click on the link below to volunteer and join us on this most AWESOME DAY!!!!!


Cross Country Information

Today is the last Cross Country Practice. The runners have been amazing. It is so fun watching them practice and compete. All the Cross Country participants have been amazing! See below for information of this week's Cross Country meets.

Cross Country Meets: (All meets start at 4:15)

  • ALL-district meet for grades 1-3 on October 12 at Genesis Prep/Real Life Soccer fields
  • ALL-district meet for grades 4-5 on October 13 at Qmelin Park
  • Meets take place after school
  • No transportation is provided for meet events
  • More information will be given regarding the practice meet and other pertinent information at the first week of practices
  • All students must have a filled out and submitted online registration form to participate in practices and meets and to establish how they will get home after practices

Comfortable shoes to run in and water bottles are encouraged for cross country practices and meets.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 11 Last Cross Country Practice

Wednesday, October 12 Grades 1-3 Cross Country meet at Genesis Prep starts @4:15

Thursday, October 13 Day of Awesomeness!!!

Thursday, October 13 Grades 4 and 5 Cross Country meet at Q'emlin Park @4:15

Friday, October 14 Progress Reports go home

Friday, October 14 Extreme Science Assembly (Kickoff) information will come home that day

Tuesday, October 18 Mobile Kroc here for lunch recesses 11:15-12:50

Monday, October 31 Halloween Parade...more information to come!!!

Wednesday, November 2 Individual school pictures

Friday, November 4 No school end of 1st quarter

Every Friday is Hat Day for students and staff

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

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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.

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

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.

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