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East Ridge Elementary Choir Performs National Anthem on June 4th, 2019
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School Signs
Did you notice something new at our school this week?  Our new signs, funded by our PTA auction last year, are finally here! They’re done professionally. Don’t forget to check them out when you’re at school.       ... read full article
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2019-2020 School Calendar   ... read full article
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School Parking Lot - Drop off & Pick Up
  Click image to enlarge Reminder: our parking lot traffic is one way lane (see the image below). Safety First! - ALWAYS use a crosswalk to cross in parking lot, whether you're alone or with your kid(s). - SLOW DOWN . Speed limit is 25 mph on Saybrook and 216th Ave NE. School zone speed limit is 20 mph and parking lot speed limit is 5 mph . - Do NOT drop off your kid(s) before 8:40 AM. ---- At pick-up and drop-off lane , remember: - Pull ALL THE WAY FORWARD continuously so there are no gaps. - Put ... read full article
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East Ridge students got to participate in  Hour of Code . The Kindergartners, 1st and 2nd graders did  Lightbot  coding and the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders did  Dance Party  coding. Even though it's not Hour of Code anymore, kids can still do coding at home for free. ... read full article
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Last Day of School6/23/20196/24/2019
Last Day of School
It's Full Day Dismissal at 3:40 PM       ... read full article
PTA General Meeting6/10/20196/11/2019
PTA General Meeting
Last PTA general membership meeting for this school year.   Date: Tuesday, June 11 Time: 2:30 PM   Place: the Library Agenda: - approve the budget - install new board members     ... read full article
Coffee with the Principal6/5/20196/7/2019
Coffee with the Principal
Coffee with the Principal this Friday, June 7 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Art room. ... read full article
2020 Boundary: Bear Creek, East Ridge & Cottage Lake6/3/20196/4/2019
2020 Boundary: Bear Creek, East Ridge & Cottage Lake
From NSD: “We understand that June is a very busy time of year for everyone and there are scheduling conflicts. Therefore, we will post tonight's information to the website at 6:00 p.m. with a link to an online feedback form. In addition, the recommendations will not be presented to the School Board until June 24. We look forward to meeting with you this evening.” Since we last held community conversations on possible boundary adjustment recommendations from the District's Enrollment Demographics Task Force, we've continued to work with staff and community members toward the best possible plan for the 2020-21 school ... read full article
Wednesday, June 5th6/2/20196/4/2019
Wednesday, June 5th
Early Release Day this Wednesday, June 5th. School is out at 2:10 PM. ... read full article
BECommunity Auction5/31/20195/31/2019
BECommunity Auction
Come one, Come all! Step Right Up! The 3rd Annual BEcommunity Auction is starting! We have opened up online bidding for the Class Projects! Tickets for the Ladies Party are also available for purchase. Just register at to start bidding. ... read full article
Food Drive5/14/20195/31/2019
Food Drive
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Art Walk5/7/20195/17/2019
Art Walk
Art Walk on May 17 from 5 PM - 7 PM Please consider to volunteer for Art Walk, to sign up, click HERE .     ... read full article
Dine Out - MOD Pizza Woodinville5/7/20195/14/2019
Dine Out - MOD Pizza Woodinville
East Ridge Dine Out at MOD Pizza Woodinville May 14 from 10:30 AM  - 10 PM Don’t forget to mention EAST RIDGE or bring & show the flyer at the register.   ... read full article
Last Chance!5/1/20195/5/2019
Last Chance!
Don't Forget:   - BECommunity Auction ticket, last day to purchase is May 3rd. To buy your ticket:   - Golden Acorn Nomination was due on May 3rd.   - East Ridge at the Mariners game, last day to buy is May 6th. See our school choir performs at the Mariners game, to buy your tickets, fill the form and send it back to school. To print the form:   ... read full article
Staff Appreciation - Staff Baskets4/26/20195/2/2019
Staff Appreciation - Staff Baskets
During Staff Appreciation week we are looking to honor each of the wonderful people that make our school so great.   On Friday we will be presenting the staff with gift baskets. This is covered by the Room Parents for the teachers, but we would like your help with this for the staff. This is a great way to honor those outside of the classroom. I have listed the staff members and noted a few of their favorites. Most of the staff have a list of their favorites on the website (Staff Favorites is listed on the bottom of ... read full article
BECommunity Auction4/24/20194/30/2019
BECommunity Auction
You still have time to buy tickets to the BECommunity Auction, which is happening on May 31st. The last day to purchase is on May 3.  To buy your tickets, ... read full article
ERPTA General Meeting4/5/20194/23/2019
ERPTA General Meeting
Join us for ERPTA Board Elections! Date: Tuesday April 23 Time: 7:00 PM  Place: East Ridge Library All parents, teachers, PTA members and non members are welcome to our next PTA General Meeting! We’ll have door prizes and food! Bring your kids! We will be voting in our PTA Board of Directors candidates for 2019-2020 , electing our 2019 budget committee and hearing the mid-year financial review report. Please note you must be a registered member of East Ridge PTA to vote. Come and help us meet quorum!  ... read full article
ORDER Your 2018-2019 Yearbook - deadline Friday, April 12!4/1/20194/12/2019
ORDER Your 2018-2019 Yearbook - deadline Friday, April 12!
There’s still time to order your Yearbook. Don't wait to order your 2018-2019 Yearbook! Placed your order by Friday, April 12th to GUARANTEE your Yearbook. To order, go to ... read full article
Friday, April 5th4/1/20194/4/2019
Friday, April 5th
This Friday, April 5th is a Crazy Hair Day at East Ridge and school is out at 12:20 PM!   ... read full article
Family Dance Party3/19/20193/22/2019
Family Dance Party
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Wednesday is full day 3/13/20193/24/2019
Wednesday is full day
No more early release starting  Wednesdays, school ends at 3:40 PM, except on June 5. ... read full article
Pictures Needed3/12/20193/24/2019
Pictures Needed
ERPTA Yearbook needs your class Valentine’s pictures. Please send them to ... read full article
Space Pirates!3/7/20193/10/2019
Space Pirates!
Space Pirates! first performance is in less than 12 hours!! Come and see our kids singing, dancing, acting and having fun. We still have tickets for all of our 3 performances (Saturday 11 AM & 3 PM; Sunday 3 PM) & will be selling them at the door 1 hour before the show starts. It’s first come first serve basis. We accept cash, check & credit card (additional fee of 3%). Availability for tickets: Saturday 11 AM - about 140 tickets Saturday 3 PM - about 60 tickets Sunday 3 PM - about 100 tickets Question? Contact ... read full article
Early Release Wednesday3/6/20193/6/2019
Early Release Wednesday
Remember that today is an Early Release Wednesday! ... read full article
Space Pirates! ONLINE TICKET SALES EXTENDED!2/28/20193/4/2019
Still thinking on what time to see Space Pirates!? We have limited space for Saturday (3/9) 3 PM show, but plenty of tickets, meaning better seats than Sat 3 PM show for Saturday (3/9) 11 AM & Sunday (3/10) 3 PM. We extended our advance online order until Monday, March 4th, so get your tickets NOW! School%20Play/ SpacePiratesPerformances Question? email ... read full article
NSD Meal2/12/20192/15/2019
NSD Meal
Friday's  # NorthshoreEats  will be delivery service only. If you are in need of a meal, please text your name, address, school, and number of meals to (425) 780-6797 or complete this online form: ... read full article
NSD Free Meal 2/12/20192/13/2019
NSD Free Meal
Our amazing volunteers preparing meals for Northshore families in need! We are serving meals at Northshore Middle School from 12 - 2:00 p.m. today! Request delivery by visiting or texting your name, address, number of meals and school to (425) 780-6797. ... read full article
No school on Friday, February 15th2/10/20192/15/2019
No school on Friday, February 15th
Dear Northshore Families, All Northshore schools will remain closed on Friday, February 15. There will be no out-of-district transportation. Our ground crews, other staff and community partners were at campuses across our 60 square mile district, clearing snow from the historic storm. Unfortunately, conditions necessary to open all schools safely have not been met. Reluctantly, we must remain closed. Safety first. Continuing thanks for your partnership and patience during this challenging times. ... read full article
Friday, February 8th2/6/20192/8/2019
Friday, February 8th
Friday, February 8th, ER School Hours: 9:10 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.   Msg from NSD:   "As we turn our attention to Friday's forecast, it is clear that more snow is likely coming and the winds will be picking up as well. With the amount of snow expected, we are being proactive in our planning for the safety of our students and staff. The following is the modified early release schedule for Friday, February 8, 2019 only.   - All WIAA athletic and music events will be communicated separately. - All other after-school and evening activities across the District will ... read full article
PTA General Meeting2/5/20192/5/2019
PTA General Meeting
The PTA general membership meeting will be postponed, since the school is closed today. ... read full article
School is Closed - Wednesday, Feb 6th2/5/20192/6/2019
School is Closed - Wednesday, Feb 6th
CLOSED: On the recommendation of our road and school crews who have made early morning assessments and reported mixed road conditions across our wide district, and out of concern for our students and staff, all Northshore schools will be closed today, Wednesday, February 6, 2019. There will be no out-of-district transportation. Learn more on our Emergency Closure page. Stay connected by visiting our website or following us on Facebook and Twitter. Stay safe and warm. ... read full article
Space Pirates! Advance Ticket Sales Closes on Monday, February 25th2/4/20192/25/2019
Space Pirates! Advance Ticket Sales Closes on Monday, February 25th
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No School on Tuesday, February 5th2/4/20192/5/2019
No School on Tuesday, February 5th
From NSD: Weather update: Due to the snow and freezing temperatures, all Northshore schools will be closed on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. All after school activities are cancelled. Stay safe and warm.   ... read full article
School is closed - Monday 2/4/192/3/20192/3/2019
School is closed - Monday 2/4/19
All Northshore schools are closed today, Monday, February 4, 2019. All afternoon and evening activities are cancelled. District offices will be open. However, staff should evaluate their safety first. ... read full article
Breakfast with NSD Superintendent Dr. Reid at East Ridge1/26/20195/24/2019
Breakfast with NSD Superintendent Dr. Reid at East Ridge
Breakfast Club with Dr. Reid on May 24th 8 : 00 AM - 12 : 00 PM 8:45-9:15 Parent Session in Library 9:30-10:00 Student session in Room 10 10:00-12:00 Classroom visits ... read full article
Space Pirates! Ticket Sales Starts at 10 AM1/17/20192/3/2019
Space Pirates! Ticket Sales Starts at 10 AM
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School Release Time11/12/201811/23/2018
School Release Time
School Release Time for this week & next week: Tuesday, November 13th at 3:40 PM Wednesday, November 14th at 2:10 PM Thursday, November 15th - Wednesday, November 21st at 12:20 PM Thursday, November 22nd & Friday, November 23rd - No School   ... read full article
Thanksgiving Luncheon11/6/201811/15/2018
Thanksgiving Luncheon
We are so thankful for our teachers and Staff at East Ridge. Now is the time to show our gratitude and give back to those who give us so much. We will be hosting a Thanksgiving Luncheon for teachers and staff on Thursday, November 15th in the Staff Lounge. Check out where you can help out here: ... read full article
Re-Registration of Interest - Space Pirates!10/29/201810/29/2018
Re-Registration of Interest - Space Pirates!
ATTENTION: YOU HAVE TO RE-REGISTER YOUR KIDS TONIGHT (10/29) AT 8 PM for Space Pirates!. NO EXCEPTION. NO kids are registered for Space Pirates! NOONE is registered for Space Pirates! at this point, even if you received the confirmation email last week! Online registration,…/Schoo…/SpacePiratesRegistrationofInterest ... read full article
Re-Registration of Interest - Space Pirates!10/25/201810/29/2018
Re-Registration of Interest - Space Pirates!
  All applicants who hope to be in the musical must re-register on Monday, October 29th.   Registration will launch at 8:00 PM SHARP from the the's musical page on Monday (10/29) and closes on Tuesday (10/30) at 8:00 PM.   People who tries to register before 8:00 PM on Monday (10/29), will be not be considered.   All of registration of interest dated October 22nd were VOID , so you need to re-register your kid(s) again on Monday (10/29) at 8:00 PM. Please take a moment to look at  step-by-step how to register , it might help you ... read full article
Auction Planning Meeting10/17/201810/17/2018
Auction Planning Meeting
Come to Auction Planning tonight (Oct 17th) at 7 PM at Triplehorn Brewery. This year is the 3rd Annual Joint Auction between East Ridge and Bear Creek Elementary and we'd like to welcome you to be part of the BECommunity PTA Auction! The Auction will be on May 31st, 2019 at McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell. ... read full article
Cake Walk Donations Needed!10/3/201810/12/2018
Cake Walk Donations Needed!
    The PTA's Fall Festival, on Friday October 12th, is just around the corner and we are in need of your DONATIONS of cakes, brownies, cookies, and cupcakes to delight the kids at our cakewalk!  We hope to make many kids happy by providing a variety of treats for them to choose from.  They can be big or small, homemade or store bought, the option is up to you.     *If nuts are involved, please label!! *Donations will be accepted starting at drop-off on the morning of Friday the 12th, and will be accepted until the end of the ... read full article
ERPTA Fall Festival9/26/201810/12/2018
ERPTA Fall Festival
East Ridge PTA will be hosting Fall Festival on Friday, October 12th from 5 PM - 7 PM. We need a lot of volunteers (adults and older kids who need community service hours) to run this event, please help out. To sign up, For more info,  CLICK HERE Questions? Contact Flic Chastney and Danielle Rank at ... read full article
Meet The Teacher8/29/20188/29/2018
Meet The Teacher
We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, August 30th, for our back to school festivities. New families are invited for a special tour from 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM. From 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, we welcome all families to meet their new teachers in their classrooms and to drop off school supplies. On your way out, be sure to enjoy a popsicle and check out the new playground, from 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM. We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead with all of our returning and new students! ... read full article
Kindergarten Playdate Rescheduled8/22/20188/28/2018
Kindergarten Playdate Rescheduled
Due to air condition, last summer Kindergarten playdate is rescheduled to August 29th from 2 PM - 4 PM at Cottage Lake Park.    ... read full article
School Spirit Day6/11/20196/14/2019
School Spirit Day
Remember, Friday (6/14) is School Spirit Day – Color by Grade Level o Kinder - Pink o 1St - Green o 2nd - Orange o 3rd - Black o 4th - Blue o 5th - Red   ... read full article
Field Day6/11/20196/21/2019
Field Day
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East Ridge Elementary Choir Performs National Anthem on June 4th, 20196/8/201912/31/2019
East Ridge Elementary Choir Performs National Anthem on June 4th, 2019
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Books & Playground Toys Donation6/7/20196/21/2019
Books & Playground Toys Donation
We're now accepting books donation for East Ridge students and outside toys (hula hoops, games, jump ropes, plastic animals, trucks, etc), soccer balls, basketball balls, playground balls or foam footballs donation to help fellow Northshore District school, Frank Love Elementary students. There'll be a donation box in the main office for you to drop off your donation.   Question? Contact Ghladyst at   ... read full article
Family Fun Day at Pop Keeney Field6/6/20196/8/2019
Family Fun Day at Pop Keeney Field
Family Fun Day at Pop Keeney Field is Saturday, June 8th from 12:00-7:00 pm. The Northshore Schools Foundation will have students music performances, professional music, food trucks, board games, active games, booths, and crafts. The event is free! They also need volunteers, this is a great opportunity to volunteer with your kids. Kids over 11 can volunteer by themselves, and younger kids with an adult. Questions? Mitchell Zimberg m ... read full article
Books Donation6/2/20196/4/2019
Books Donation
Due to circumstances, the book swap is postponed for this year.  Instead, we’d like to help fellow Northshore District school, Frank Love Elementary, by donating books & recess toys.  If you have K-5 books, outside toys (hula hoops, games, jump ropes, plastic animals, trucks, etc), soccer balls, basketball balls, playground balls or foam footballs to donate, you can bring them to school. There'll be a donation box in the main office for you to drop off. For any questions, please contact Shannon Naugle at Thank you.” ... read full article
Volunteers Needed5/28/20196/14/2019
Volunteers Needed
Could we possibly get four volunteers for our BBQ lunch on, Friday, June 14th? Please contact Rae Anne Jordan at ... read full article
Earth Club Work Party5/26/20196/4/2019
Earth Club Work Party
Earth Club Work Party - Wed, June 5th 2:15pm-4:30pm East Ridge Families, please come and help with the Earth Club pre-summer MEGA MULCHING MARATHON!! The only way our school's beautiful flower beds are going to survive the coming summer is if we mulch, mulch, mulch! Please join us for the last Earth Club work party of the year and to help keep the East Ridge colors blooming. Bring your middle schoolers and high schoolers! Bring wheelbarrows, shovels and buckets, or just bring yourselves! Popsicles for all workers! ER Earth Club - Keeping East Ridge Beautiful One Work Party at a ... read full article
BECommunity Auction - Wine Donations5/17/20195/31/2019
BECommunity Auction - Wine Donations
The BEcommunity Auction is seeking wine donations.    If you've got wine that no longer brings you joy and is taking up valuable space in your wine rack, consider donating it to a good cause!   Please email  to arrange pick up.   Thank you! ... read full article
BECommunity Auction - Volunteers Needed5/17/20195/31/2019
BECommunity Auction - Volunteers Needed
BECommunity Auction is looking for volunteers to help out with the auction. Please help out at signup genius . ... read full article
BECommunity Dessert Dash5/13/20195/31/2019
BECommunity Dessert Dash
BECommunity needs dessert donation for Dessert Dash. The dessert dash is a fun activity and fundraiser at the auction where we display desserts for the evening attendees to bid on. Each table pools their money together and the highest bidding table gets to dash to pick their favorite dessert first, then the second, and so on. This portion of the night is a lot of fun and promotes collaboration and fitness. ?? Not to mention, we'll also recognize you for your generous donation on the dessert cards. If you or someone you know are interested, please sign up via  Sign-up Genius ... read full article
ER School Choir4/19/20195/5/2019
ER School Choir
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Staff Appreciation Week4/16/20195/3/2019
Staff Appreciation Week
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Golden Acorn Award 2018 - 2019 Nomination4/5/20195/3/2019
Golden Acorn Award 2018 - 2019 Nomination
Each year, East Ridge Elementary PTA recognizes individuals who make a difference in our East Ridge Elementary School community through Golden Acorn Award program. Nominations for 2018-2019 awards are due Friday, May 3rd! For more info about the award, click  HERE Question? Contact Terri Kashi at ... read full article
PTA Coffee Open House3/19/20193/28/2019
PTA Coffee Open House
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Hi Cap Testing 2/28/20193/7/2019
Hi Cap Testing 
Due to snow days, HiCap testing has been rescheduled to March 5, 6, and 7. ... read full article
WANTED Snow Day Pictures2/15/20193/9/2019
WANTED Snow Day Pictures
Send all your Snow Day pictures to the Yearbook Staff for a special section in the yearbook - "Snow-mageddon". We would love to include all the fun that our students had during the snow storm that took down most of Woodinville for almost 2 weeks. Photos can be sent to ... read full article
Early Release1/26/20192/9/2019
Early Release
Friday, February 8th is an early release day.  Kids will be released at 12:20 PM.  ... read full article
School Boundary 2020-20211/18/20191/22/2019
School Boundary 2020-2021
The NSD Enrollment Demographics Task Force will be determining the changes to the Northshore School District boundaries for the 2020-2021 school year, and several of their proposed changes could potentially impact the students and families in the East Ridge community. Attached is the draft of the Proposed 2020 Elementary School Program Placements with Temporary 2019 Adjustments for your information. If you have any questions or would like to have your input considered, please attend the upcoming EDTF Open House on January 22nd. Location: Kokanee Elementary Gym 23710 57th Ave SE Woodinville, WA 98072 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thank ... read full article
Movie Night1/15/20191/25/2019
Movie Night
Fun for the whole family!!! Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the evening. This is not a drop off event.   ... read full article
Pajamas Day1/11/20191/18/2019
Pajamas Day
Don't forget it's a Pajamas Day at East Ridge on Friday, January 18th.   ... read full article
Author Presentation1/3/20191/15/2019
Author Presentation
Come to a special evening presentation with children’s advocate and bestselling author Trudy Ludwig on January 15th from 7:00 PM  to 8:15 PM at Woodinville High School . Trudy is a nationally acclaimed speaker and award-winning author of nine children’s books: My Secret Bully, Just Kidding, Sorry!, Too Perfect, Trouble Talk®, Confessions of a Former Bully, Better Than You, The Invisible Boy, and Gifts from the Enemy. This presentation is for adult only. For more info, CLICK HERE . ... read full article
Ice Skating FUNdraising12/10/20181/13/2019
Ice Skating FUNdraising
  This winter, from now to December 21, 2018 and January 1 - 13, 2019, the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink will donate $3 to the East Ridge PTA for every paid rink admission (includes skate rental). If you’re looking for a fun family activity, consider ice skating for a cause! Visit  for skating hours and special events. Don’t forget to mention you’re with East Ridge Elementary! ... read full article
Winter Enrichment Programs12/6/20182/5/2019
Winter Enrichment Programs
Winter Enrichment Programs registration is open now! Check it out!   Classes are only for current registered East Ridge students. ... read full article
Giving Tree11/30/201812/14/2018
Giving Tree
                                        Click images to enlarge ... read full article
Hour of Code Volunteers Needed11/16/201811/30/2018
Hour of Code Volunteers Needed
East Ridge will be participating in the Hour of Code program from December 3rd-5th, and we need volunteers to help.!/showSignUp/20f0d4ea8aa2babfc1-hour ... read full article
Parent Survey - Please Participate11/13/201811/27/2018
Parent Survey - Please Participate
Our district has collaborated with the Center for Educational Effectiveness to create surveys for parents, staff, and students. The purpose of this survey is to gather information about how we can improve our schools and district. At East Ridge, we are excited to offer our families this opportunity to share feedback with us! We care about how you and your child feel about our school, and want to hear from you. Thank you for taking the time to answer this anonymous survey: northshore-parent Paper copies in English and other languages are also available in our school office. Students in ... read full article
Reading/Writing/Phonics Curriculum Preview11/13/201811/20/2018
Reading/Writing/Phonics Curriculum Preview
The Northshore School District is in the process of choosing elementary curriculum for reading, writing, and phonics. The curriculum chosen will be implemented in grades K-3 next year, and 4th and 5th grade the following year. Kristina Schmidt and Sarah White presented information at our recent PTA General Meeting. If you missed that meeting and would like information, you can reach out to Sarah White or Sandi Long (district committee members), Kim Anderson or Tracey Gangwish (classroom teachers participating in the curriculum pilot), or Kristina Schmidt (PTA Liaison). As parents, we predict that you care very much about your child ... read full article
Bingo Night11/7/201811/15/2018
Bingo Night
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Scholastic Book Fair11/2/201811/25/2018
Scholastic Book Fair
Online Scholastic Book Fair - ... read full article
Space Pirates!10/23/201810/29/2018
Space Pirates!
Dear East Ridge Families, As many of you know, registration for the musical opened online last night at 8pm. Thank you so much to everyone who took time out of their evening to take part.  Unfortunately, upon reviewing the data this morning, it would appear that our service provider glitched and not all applicants were recorded as anticipated.  We value transparency and integrity in the application process and will be redoing registration (more than likely next Monday night at 8pm) using a new, more reliable provider.    We will contact you shortly with the exact time, date, and method of ... read full article
Boxtops Collection9/27/201810/12/2018
Boxtops Collection
Boxtops collection will be on the week of October 8th. Start cutting and collecting them. ... read full article
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED9/22/201810/5/2018
We need volunteers for health screening day on Monday on October 8th. Please come at 8:50 AM, it'll be done by 11:40 AM. Questions? Contact nurse Gerry at or 425-408-4406. ... read full article
Picture Day9/18/20189/20/2018
Picture Day
  Picture Day is this Thursday, September 20th. Picture forms were sent home last week and they are also available in the East Ridge Office. Pre-orders for picture packages can also be placed online at: using access key of D9Z8SYJW. Online pre-orders are available up to 4 days after picture day. ... read full article
Curriculum Night9/10/20189/25/2018
Curriculum Night
    Tuesday, 9/25 K & 1st grade : 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM in classrooms Principal & PTA Presentation: 6:25 PM - 6:40 PM in the gym 4th grade : 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM in classrooms ... read full article
Kindergarten Coffee Date9/8/20189/17/2018
Kindergarten Coffee Date
  Kindergarten parents, families and friends are invited to coffee on Wednesday, September 12th at 9:10 AM in room 11. ... read full article
Welcome Back Coffee (1st - 5th Grades)8/31/20189/4/2018
Welcome Back Coffee (1st - 5th Grades)
    Join us for welcome back coffee for 1st - 5th Grades parents, families & friends on the first day of school, September 5th at 9:10 AM in the Library. ... read full article
Fall Enrichment Programs8/30/20189/24/2018
Fall Enrichment Programs
  Check out the  Enrichment Programs for Fall 2018. Registration is now open! ... read full article
Teachers Assignment8/15/20188/29/2018
Teachers Assignment
Letters of teachers assignment will go out towards the end of August, Aug 27th. ... read full article
School Supplies8/4/20189/15/2018
School Supplies
  For list of school supplies,   ... read full article
East Ridge PTA is excited to tell you about a very special program we're coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills! The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax compounds for aspha lt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles. We ... read full article
Book Swap4/5/20196/4/2019
Book Swap
Please don't throw away books that your family has outgrown, but keep the books for book swap. We'll start collecting books at the end of May. If you really can't keep them until then, contact  Ghladyst  at She'll hold the books until it's time for book swap in June. ERPTA will be hosting a book swap during the first week of June. Hang on to those old books and bring them in during the swap to get some new reads before summer! What is the Book Swap? In short, bring in books and get new-to-you books. The purpose is to:  1. Give students ... read full article
ERPTA Board Positions 2019 - 2020 Nominations3/25/20194/23/2019
ERPTA Board Positions 2019 - 2020 Nominations
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School hours starting Monday, March 11th3/8/20193/31/2019
School hours starting Monday, March 11th
School starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:40 PM, Monday - Friday. No early release Wednesdays, except on June 5. School busses will come 10 minutes early. You can drop off the kids at school at 8:40 AM, no earlier than that. =-=-=-=-=-= When you drop your kid(s), remember to pull all the way forward, stop, drop and roll. It's tempting to watch our kid(s) from the car walking down the hallway, but there are other parents who need to drop their kid(s) too. Keep traffic moving and drop-off lanes from getting clogged. Same thing with picking up. No cutting ... read full article
Don’t forget!2/7/20192/21/2019
Don’t forget!
Please make sure your child dresses for the cold temperature (i.e. hats, gloves, coats, scarves). ... read full article
Parent Talk12/12/20181/16/2019
Parent Talk
  Digital safety is a timely and important issue. Just last week, NSD sent an email to all families urging them to take an active role in keeping students safe online. Please consider sharing this free parent education event with your members and school community! This parent education event is being sponsored by Canyon Park MS PTSA, Skyview MS PTSA and Northshore Council.   ... read full article
Honoring the Veterans10/17/201811/2/2018
Honoring the Veterans
To honor veterans in our community we will be building a “Wall of Honor” in the gym.  If you would like to honor a veteran in your family please fill out the form and return it to the office by Friday, November 2nd. ... read full article
ERPTA General Meeting10/11/201810/16/2018
ERPTA General Meeting
    Our first East Ridge PTA General Membership Meeting of the school year is this Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00 PM. We will be meeting in the school library. We will re-approve/update the 2018-2019 budget, vote for co-secretary, have a book fair update, and more! Please join us and bring your kids! ... read full article
Space Pirates!10/4/201810/24/2018
Space Pirates!
    This year school musical, Space Pirates, is open to East Ridge students (1st - 5th grades for cast; 4th - 5th grades for stage crew).  You have to be a PTA member for your kids to participate in the play and registration of interest is first come first serve. Please contact Mitch Zimberg for PTA membership or if you need a sponsorship at For more info, CLICK HERE     Space Pirates FAQs,  CLICK HERE ... read full article
WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU?10/2/201810/8/2018
    Take the Northshore PTSA Council online  survey to help your PTA delegates vote at the Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly on the TOP 5 issues that are most important to your school. The proposed issues cover a wide spectrum of legislative policies from school meals and closing to the gaps to pre-school, recess, SEL, teacher shortages, gun safety and more. Take the survey to find out what’s on the proposed agenda and share your priorities wi th your PTA. Your voice matters, please take a few moments and let us know what’s important to you and your family. ... read full article
Parent Jump Rope Help Needed10/2/201810/25/2018
Parent Jump Rope Help Needed
      We will be jumping rope in PE soon, October 10th - October 25th . If you have the time and interest, we could really use your help turning long ropes for our students in our younger grades. If you can make it, please come to the gym on their PE day(s). Here is the schedule below: Kindergarten: Long :Tuesday @9:20-10:05 & Thursday 1:10-1:55 Anthony : Monday @1:10-1:55 & Thursday 10:10-10:55 Moore :Tuesday & Friday 1:10-1:55 First grade: Anderson :Tuesday & Friday 2:00-2:45 Gangwish : Wednesday @ 1:20-2:05 & Thursday 2:00-2:45 O’Shields : Monday @2:00-2:45 & Wednesday 11:25-12:10 ... read full article
Booked for Lunch9/26/201810/12/2018
Booked for Lunch
This program is offered to students in grades 3 - 5 and is designed to foster a deeper appreciation for literature and love of reading. Students will engage in small group discussions, as they explore different genres. Grade level groups will assemble during lunch recess for approximately 25 minutes on a biweekly basis. There will be five meetings for each grade. During each meeting, the students will engage in lively discussion while enjoying a book-related snack. For more info,  CLICK HERE Questions? Contact Holli Bieler at   ... read full article
School Signs4/17/20196/30/2019
School Signs
Did you notice something new at our school this week?  Our new signs, funded by our PTA auction last year, are finally here! They’re done professionally. Don’t forget to check them out when you’re at school.       ... read full article
Veterans Day Assembly10/14/201811/2/2018
Veterans Day Assembly
    On Wednesday, November 7th, we will have an assembly to honor our Veterans. We cordially invite all family members or friends who are veterans to join us. Please RSVP by Friday, November 2nd, so we know how many veterans will be attending. We also invite the Veterans and their families to join us for refreshments in the library before the assembly begins. More more info,  CLICK HERE ... read full article
Parent Volunteers Needed!10/9/201811/7/2018
Parent Volunteers Needed!
    East Ridge will be putting on a jump rope event; 'Jump Rope Extravaganza', on Wed. Nov. 7th from 2:15-3:15, after the Veterans assembly.  Question? Contact Mrs. Lucke at ... read full article
Reflections Program9/26/201811/3/2018
Reflections Program
The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. Young artists get involved through their local PTA or PTSA. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Com position, Dance Choreography, Special Artist, and Film Production. The competition will start October 1st and run through November 2nd.  Four meetings ... read full article
2019-2020 School Calendar4/23/20196/19/2020
2019-2020 School Calendar   ... read full article
Buddy Bench1/22/20196/22/2019
Buddy Bench
Do you know about buddy bench, more importantly, does your kid know about buddy bench? A buddy bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. There's one in our playground and it's a great way for kids to make new friends, or learn new games! Remind your kids to always remember to glance over at the school's Buddy Bench to invite new friends to join in on the fun. ... read full article
Winter Break - No School12/12/201812/26/2018
Winter Break - No School
School will be dismissed for winter break from December 19 - January 1. School will resume on January 2nd. Happy Holidays & We'll see you next year! ... read full article
Costumes Co-Director Needed.10/6/20181/3/2019
Costumes Co-Director Needed.
Do you have a love of clothing and fashion but an equally passionate interest in theater/play? We’re looking for Costumes Co-Director to help our talented East Ridge students sparkle on stage! Your talent would be so appreciated by the entire school. Contact Maria Faulhaber at for more info. ... read full article
ERPTA October Newsletter10/5/201810/31/2018
ERPTA October Newsletter
    ERPTA October newsletter is here! You can read it at ... read full article
School Parking Lot - Drop off & Pick Up8/10/20188/24/2020
School Parking Lot - Drop off & Pick Up
  Click image to enlarge Reminder: our parking lot traffic is one way lane (see the image below). Safety First! - ALWAYS use a crosswalk to cross in parking lot, whether you're alone or with your kid(s). - SLOW DOWN . Speed limit is 25 mph on Saybrook and 216th Ave NE. School zone speed limit is 20 mph and parking lot speed limit is 5 mph . - Do NOT drop off your kid(s) before 8:40 AM. ---- At pick-up and drop-off lane , remember: - Pull ALL THE WAY FORWARD continuously so there are no gaps. - Put ... read full article
PTA Member Benefits5/9/20189/1/2018
PTA Member Benefits
Do you know if you’re a PTA member of East Ridge, you’re also a member of Washington State PTA member? Being a WASPTA member, you can save money through member benefit providers. To learn more, ... read full article
Construction Alert!5/7/20196/24/2019
Construction Alert!
  Attention Saybrook Walkers & Parents, Due to the construction that is set up at the front corner of the school (our HVAC system is being replaced), there is a detour for all walkers that go home via Saybrook. Walkers must walk down to the bus area and then use the crosswalk and sidewalks over to the Saybrook entrance. Parents and students should not attempt to walk around the fencing to/from the front of the school . That area is blocked off, and we don't want anyone walking on the road. Parents should still meet their children at the front ... read full article
Gold Membership1/18/20196/1/2019
Gold Membership
  East Ridge Elementary PTA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Gold Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling members equaling at least 110% of their previous year’s total membership. That means our PTA is growing!  Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! ... read full article
East Ridge students got to participate in  Hour of Code . The Kindergartners, 1st and 2nd graders did  Lightbot  coding and the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders did  Dance Party  coding. Even though it's not Hour of Code anymore, kids can still do coding at home for free. ... read full article
Traffic Volunteer Needed10/17/20181/21/2019
Traffic Volunteer Needed
Do you remember Billy Joe James, our amazing parking lot volunteer? We sure miss him, and many parents have commented about this, too! Billy Joe James was a constant figure at East Ridge for many years. He opened the school as our custodian and stayed on after retirement to volunteer for many years. You probably saw him in the parking lot directing traffic almost every day! Billy Joe has moved and we miss him. It also means we no longer have volunteer help directing traffic in the parking lot. Here are two ways you can help: Please follow the correct ... read full article
JOIN East Ridge PTA10/10/20186/20/2019
JOIN East Ridge PTA
    Fill out an enrollment form ( CLICK HERE ) and return it with the payment to the school office. For more info, contact Mitch Zimberg at ... read full article
2018-2019 School Calendar5/25/20181/31/2019
2018-2019 School Calendar
2018 - 2019 NSD School Calendar.   ... read full article
AmazonSmile ERPTA4/7/201712/31/2018
AmazonSmile ERPTA
  When you shop at AmazonSmile , Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase (0.5%) to East Ridge PTA. ... read full article


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