East Ridge Suns Newsletter
January 3, 2022
When should I keep my student home?
Does your child have symptoms, or were they exposed to COVID? Please use this decision tree to help determine if your student should stay home from school.
Still uncertain? Call Nurse Dianna at 425.408.4406 or email at diannarushton @nsd.org.
Meet & Greet with Dr. Reid - Save the Date
Winter Assembly and Choir Performance
Thank you so much for attending our Winter Assembly and Choir Performance! We had a lot of fun celebrating this festive season with our East Ridge families! If you were unable to attend either event, you may find links to the presentations and/or recordings below!
ERPTA Giving Tree and Mitten Tree
Thank you PTA and community members for donating this year to the Giving Tree and Mitten Tree. Your generous contributions allowed us to support both families within our community and in neighboring communities. Many families have faced a variety of challenges this past year and have been brought to tears by our fellow community members coming together to help one another out. We are so thankful for all of you that contributed to make their holidays a little brighter!
Living with Bears and Other Wildlife
Many of our families live in wooded areas with a variety of wildlife, with bears in particular causing safety concerns at times. We cannot predict the location of wildlife, such as when students are traveling to and from school. If a bear or other potentially dangerous animal is seen on or very near school grounds, we typically keep our students safely inside the building.
If you see a bear or other potentially dangerous animal, please alert the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (during business hours) at 425.775.1311 or call the police.
Fish and Wildlife offers guidelines on its Living with Wildlife page: http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/, including Do’s and Don’ts in Bear Country: http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/bears.html#encounters. While bears rarely charge humans, you might consider reviewing some of Fish and Wildlife's safety information as a family.
The East Ridge Library Needs Your Help!
Now that volunteers are able to return to school this year, we need your help keeping the library running smoothly! We are looking for people who would be able to help with jobs like shelving books and doing check in/out for kids during library class times. Volunteer help with these jobs keeps the library running smoothly and allows Mr. C to spend more time teaching lessons and helping kids explore and enjoy books in the library.
Please fill out the quick form below if you might be able to help!
If you have any other questions, please feel free contact the Volunteer Coordinator for the library, Sara Howard, at email@example.com.
The mission of East Ridge Elementary PTA is to enrich, encourage, and enlighten. We do this by providing a wide spectrum of educational programs and a network of support for our students and staff. To learn more, join, or donate, click the link: https://erpta.org/Page/Pta/PTAHome
Thank you to everyone that entered the fifth Math Challenge. The top responses for December can be found below and will have received a small prize via their classroom teacher:
Kaden S. - 1st, Harrer
Kaidan R. - 1st, Harrer
Keira S. - 1st, Harrer
Kobey S. - 2nd, Hill
Neomi B. - 5th, Fawcett
Math Challenge 6 is available now and due January 6th For more information click on the link: https://tinyurl.com/2ru3cmhr
East Ridge Auction 2022 planning has begun!
It's yearbook time! This year's theme is "Shoot for the Stars" and that's just what our kiddos are doing. There are a lot of great things happening at East Ridge this year! Buy your yearbook now and savor the memories. Prices start at $16 with personalization available. Order yours today.
Northshore Schools Foundation
The Northshore Schools Foundation has a ‘Pour for Northshore’ event coming up on Saturday, January 15th from 6:00-8:00pm, in the Woodinville Warehouse District.
This event is open to anyone wishing to support the foundation and all proceeds will directly benefit the foundation. Click on the link below to find out more and purchase tickets:
For more information about the foundation visit their website:
PACE Application Deadline for 2022-23 School Year
PACE (Parents Active in Cooperative Education), a choice educational enrichment program offered through the Northshore School District, is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. All applications are due prior to the February 10th PACE application deadline, and a virtual tour is required prior to application.
The hallmarks of PACE include an enhanced educational experience due to high parent involvement, enrichment activities, encouragement for students to become self-motivated learners and a strong sense of community among families. Families commit to a minimum number of volunteer hours per year of program support. PACE is located at three elementary school sites in the district with feeder patterns from all Northshore elementary schools.
A tour is required prior to applying to the PACE program. To register for a virtual tour hosted by PACE at Wellington Elementary, please email enrollment@PACEWell.org. For more information about the PACE program, please visit http://www.nsd.org/PACE
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