The Roadrunner Report

The Rundown on Ridgewood Elementary - November 1, 2019

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.

Principal Perspective - Thank you!

What an amazing day our Jogathon was! Thanks to all who came out to support our students as they ran, and to those who pledged in support of our kids. Each year I am overwhelmed with the joy, enthusiasm and spirit of our Jogathon. We are grateful to the Jogathon Committee and look forward to celebrating our success next Wednesday during our award assemblies.

The funds from our Jogathon support many amazing things at Ridgewood. Programs such as Celebrate Reading, Passport, Track Club and our music programs are all supported by Jogathon funds. Additionally, all of our field trips are covered, as well as additional supplies and enrichments for our classrooms.

This year, we will also use designated funds to fuel a refresh of our library. To that end, we invite all parents to take our lIbrary survey below to give input on what we would like to see in our library in the future. We will also be surveying students and staff, and then will begin work on refreshing and updating our library.

As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, I am grateful for our school community, and the care and resources given to enrich and support all of our students. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Ridgewood Library Refresh Survey

Please take a couple minutes to let us know what you love about our library and what ideas you have to make it even better. Students and staff will take separate surveys.

BeepBeep Winners!

Congratulations to our BeepBeep winners for Oct. 25th: Delaney, Zoe, Alex, Emma, Claire, Buck, Noel, Theo, Mercer, and Fiona!
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Volunteer Corner

Fall Conferences Soup & Salad:

Activity Coordinator Needs:

  • Activity Coordinator positions still open for this 2019-2020 school year are: Field Day Coordinator. Contact Orissa Crispin or Sandy Dinsdale on the Volunteer Coordination Team to volunteer or with any questions:

Kinder Reading and Writing:

Morning Mix Stations:

Recognize a deserving volunteer:

  • Drop their name in the “Big Beep” bucket in the front office, near the volunteer sign-in computer. A winner is selected at each month’s PTC meeting.

spring conferences have changed

The dates for spring conferences have been changed to avoid a conflict with the month of Ramadan.

Spring conferences for Ridgewood will now be held on April 1st and 2nd, with school closed on April 2nd and 3rd.

The original conference dates (April 29th and 30th, plus Friday, May 1st) will now be regular school days.

health screenings

Ridgewood will be conducting hearing screenings for all students in grades K-2 on Dec. 13.

Vision screening for all Ridgewood students will take place on Dec. 18. If your child wears glasses, please make sure they bring them to school that day.

Please notify the office in writing if you do not want your student(s) screened for either or both of these services.

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Change of After School Plans?

If you need to let us know about a change of end-of-day transportation plans, please call or email the office no later than 2pm. You may call the office at 503-356-2440 or email us at Please do not send emails to individual staff emails, as we won't get the message if the staff member is out that day.

The 2:00p.m. deadline allows us to communicate the changes to all affected students and teachers prior to dismissal. Since we typically have a large number of changes each day, we may not be able to accommodate your request if you call after 2:00p.m.

Middle School Options Information

Information from Ms. Callie on middle school transitions and options is available here, with more information available on the Learning Options website.

Dates to know...

11/6 - School in session, conferences 4:00-8:00pm

11/7 - NO SCHOOL, conferences 12:00-8:00pm


11/11 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Veterans Day

11/12 - PTC meeting, 6:30pm

11/13 - Coffee with the Principal, 8:30-9:30am

11/18-25 - Cosmic Bowling

11/21 - Passport day

11/27-29 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving holiday

12/2 - NO SCHOOL, staff development day

See our full calendar here.

See the 2019-2020 district calendar here

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:
After School Activity Flyers

The Beaverton School District does not sponsor or endorse the activities and/or information in community flyers.

Ridgewood Elementary School

Our next newsletter will be published on Nov. 15th. Please send articles to Dede Morris ( no later than Wednesday, Nov. 13th.