Pacific Ridge Principal's Update

Monday, September 20th

Food 4 Kids

Fall 2021 Food4Kids Program at Pacific Ridge

Dear Parents/Guardians:

When children are hungry, they aren't able to focus on the job of learning. The Food4Kids Seaside Program is available to help! This program is designed for children who attend Pacific Ridge Elementary School and may not have enough food on the weekends. The volunteers at Food4Kids provide a backpack or bag filled with food on the last school day before each weekend. Students will bring this food home from school on Fridays.

Please call our school office if you have any questions! If you have more than one child in need of a food bag, please fill out this form for each child.

Food bags will begin on Friday, October 8th.

When to keep your child home from school

We are SO excited to have students back on-site 5 days per week for the entire school day! In order to continue to be able to keep our doors open to all students we need your help! If your child has any of the below symptoms, please keep them home until they are 24 hours symptom free without medication.

In addition, if anyone in your household is sick, please keep your students at home and contact a healthcare professional for guidance. You can also reach out to our school nurse, Mrs. Tobi Boyd if you have questions. Her contact information is included in this newsletter.

Thank you in advance!

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Pick-Up Tag Numbers

More Parent Pick-Up Tags have ARRIVED!

Our additional order of Parent Pick-Up tags have finally arrived. If your child is a regular pick-up and you did not have a number tag yet, you will have one coming home in your child's backpack. If you do not receive this by Wednesday, please email Debbie at

If after you receive your pick-up tag and you need a 2nd tag for another vehicle/guardian who will be picking up, please email Debbie and she will get another one to you.

Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS)

PBIS Lessons

Over the last week, students have been given the opportunity to participate in our schoolwide Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS) Circus throughout our school. Students have learned and practiced, what it looks like to be safe, respectful, and responsible in multiple school environments to include recess, hallways, bathrooms, cafeteria, and the classroom. Through direct instruction, modeling and supports PBIS teaches students and staff that:

  • All students will develop and learn social, emotional, and behavioral competence, supporting their academic engagement.
  • All educators develop positive, predictable, and safe environments that promote strong interpersonal relationships with students through teaching, modeling, and encouragement.

Students and staff have worked hard to create a safe and nurturing environment in support of academic, social, and emotional growth. We will provide instruction given the schoolwide PBIS Circus in the fall, winter, and spring to reinforce and re-teach expectations for all of our Puffins.

Important Dates

  • School District Calendar
  • Wednesday, September 22nd: Early Release at 1:30 for PreK-5th grade students
  • Thursday, September 23rd: Picture Day!
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End of Day Transportation

Sometimes changes are needed...

Consistency is best for getting our 650 puffins home safely at the end of each day, but we also understand that sometimes changes are needed.

If your child usually rides a bus and you need to pick them up instead, please call the office and let us know by 1:00PM the same day you will be picking up. Even if you send a note, we need a phone call as well. If you will be picking your child up multiple days in a row, we need you to call each day. Sometimes students forget to give the note to their teacher and without a note, your child will be put on the bus. Our buses leave campus by 2:45 PM.

If you plan to pick up regularly, we will need to assign your family a number for our pick-up system. Please let us know if you need a number.

Thank you!

Lost & Found

Please help us!

Our weather is often cool in the morning and warm at recess. Students often take sweatshirts, sweaters and jackets off and then forget to pick them up. Our recess staff give many reminders, but we still have a few items that go unclaimed.

Please help us by writing your child's first and last name inside of sweatshirts, jackets and any other items (water bottles, etc.) so we can get them quickly returned to your child. At the end of the month we will donate unclaimed items without names.

Thank you!

Nominate your teacher!

Teacher of the Year

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Click HERE to nominate your teacher!

Health Care Information

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Absence Reporting

ROBO Calls

If your child is marked absent, our system will send out a robocall to let you know. This is primarily for safety reasons. If your child will be absent, please call the school office or email one of our secretaries and we will excuse them so you do not get the robocall.




Teacher Information

How do I contact my child's teacher?

Email contact information can be found on our school website

If you need to contact your child's teacher by phone, please call the school at 503-738-5161. If teachers are working with students, your call will be sent to their school voicemail.