Volunteer Dashboard



Date & Time Signup Contact Person  
Game Room Parent Volunteers Thursdays 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM  SIGN UP  Tanya O’Rourke  
BECommunity Auction Volunteers Friday, May 31, 2019  SIGN UP  Cassie Curry  



Important! Food Drive

Important! Breakfast with NSD Superintendent Dr. Reid at East Ridge
Breakfast Club with Dr. Reid on May 24th
8:45-9:15 Parent Session in Library
9:30-10:00 Student session in Room 10
10:00-12:00 Classroom visits

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 becommunityauction@gmail.com to arrange pick up.
Thank you!

BECommunity Auction - Volunteers Needed

BECommunity Auction is looking for volunteers to help out with the auction.

Please help out at signup genius.

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 (https://tinyurl.com/y226jlmy) or send me an email and let me know what you would like to provide as your dessert. You do not need to attend the auction to participate and as we approach the event I will reach out with additional details regarding pick-up/delivery, etc. Thank you in advance for your consideration, our communities sincerely appreciate your assistance.

Thank you!
Jenn Strutzel


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 asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles.

We will be collecting used any type and any brand markers that are ready to be discarded. Please help support our efforts by sending in any used markers you may have around the house/ classrooms - even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. Drop-off box is located in the front office to deposit the markers. Last day for collection is June 21.

Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of people like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can continue to keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.

Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!

Recycle Any Brand Washable Marker, Permanent Marker, White Board/ Dry Erase Marker & Highlighter. With or Without Caps!

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 vpcommunication@erpta.org. 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 a chance to swap books before summer vacation, for plenty of vacation reading options.
2. Offer a green way for me (and you) to get rid of a few books or a few boxes.

How does it work?
- Bring in gently used books, DVDs, and/or puzzles (all pieces please!). We take books for all ages!
- All students are encouraged to bring in books their family no longer wants or needs, and then in the last two weeks of school, all students will be able to take home "new to them" books from the book swap, whether they donated or not.


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.


2019-2020 School Calendar



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.

School Parking Lot - Drop off & Pick Up


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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 down the cellphone.
- Do NOT get out of your car.
- Do NOT cut in line.
- If you're coming in during pick up time from Saybrook and there are cars waiting on the left side of the parking lot/ the car line is at fire hydrant (cross walk), please go around the parking lot.
- Move swiftly.

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 of the school at the end of the day, then walk down toward the bus area together to walk home. Thank you for helping us to keep our children safe!

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!


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.

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 membership@erpta.org

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May 19
11:00a Game Room Open
Game Room Open

Thursday, May 23
11:00a - 1:00p
Wear Yellow To School
Wear Yellow To School

Friday, May 24
Jun 1
No School - Memorial Day
No School - Memorial Day

Monday, May 27
11:00a Game Room Open
Game Room Open

Thursday, May 30
11:00a - 1:00p
BECommunity Auction
BECommunity Auction

Friday, May 31
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