News from Deer Ridge Elementary School

Noon Monitor Needed!!

While it is only a few short weeks until we go on winter break, we are in desperate need of a noon monitor to be fully staff during student lunch times. Do you know anyone who may like a little extra cash for the holidays and beyond?

This position is a two-hour daily commitment from 11:15 to 1:15. Applications may be filled out online by going to the SACS website here:


Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of the premier of Boon Fundraising "Shop for a Cause" at Deer Ridge Elementary!

The Boon Supply Fundraiser is on now through December 9. Shop NOW following THIS LINK! Be sure to share with your family and friends!

Need some gifts for those hard-to-buy-for friends and family? Boon Supply carries beautiful eco-friendly products for all of your gifting needs. These items can be purchased and will be shipped immediately upon ordering and arrive BEFORE the holidays, directly to your house, in this new endeavor which will provide funding for our teachers and learning projects.

No fundraiser is complete without prizes! Read all about it in the Prize Program Letter. Happy Shopping!!

Children's Holiday Shoppe

The Children's Holiday Shoppe is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14! This annual event is put on by our own PTC with the help of volunteers like you!

Children's Holiday Shoppe is an opportunity for Deer Ridge students to shop for their immediate

family members (mom, dad, sisters, brothers, grandparents, and pets). Shopping is

for Deer Ridge students only.

If you can help volunteer to set up, tear down, or assist during the day at the Shoppe, please click on the SignUpGenius here:

Check out the Children's Holiday Shoppe Flyer for more information!

After-School Enrichment Opportunity

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Need to finish your holiday shopping? Or wrap gifts without little eyes peeking around the corner? Then we have a solution for you! Mrs. Lemke and Mrs. Howard will keep your kids entertained until 5:30 on Friday, December 16. Grades K-5 but limited to 15 students. The first 15 to email Mrs. Howard will be in!

See more information and registration here!

Upcoming Events at Deer Ridge

The calendar for the 2022 school year is attached below - ALL dates subject to change!

Voyager Event Calendar 2022

Everybody Eats at Salvatori's

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 11am-9pm

10377 Illinois Road

Fort Wayne, IN

Support Deer Ridge by eating at Salvatori's on this day!! No flyer, but please mention you are eating for Deer Ridge!

Children's Holiday Shoppe

Wednesday, Dec. 14th, 9am

1515 South Scott Road

Fort Wayne, IN

This event occurs during the school day - no parents unless volunteering.

Third & Fourth Grade Musicals ~ JINGLE BELL JUKEBOX

Thursday, Dec. 15th, 6pm

1515 South Scott Road

Fort Wayne, IN

Performance Times:

Third Grade: 6:00 PM (students arrive at 5:20)

Fourth Grade: 7:30 PM (students arrive at 7:00)

NWEA Testing

Monday, Dec. 12th, 9am to Thursday, Dec. 22nd, 9am

1515 South Scott Road

Fort Wayne, IN

NWEA Winter Testing runs from December 12 to December 22. Please try to keep absences to a minimum and bedtimes early if possible to encourage your child's best efforts on these monitors of their progress.

The WiFi Project

The WiFi Project is an initiative of the State of Indiana with the goal of helping to find residents (and business owners) who need internet access and connecting them to providers and resources that may have a part in making it happen!

Click here for a flyer containing the website for more information.