Volunteer Dashboard

 

Opportunities

Date & Time Signup Contact Person  
ERPTA Scholastic Book Fair  November 13th - 20th  SIGN UP   Diane Brandt   
Game Room Parent Volunteers Thursdays 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM  SIGN UP  Tanya O’Rourke  
         
         
 

 

 

Important! 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 


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. 

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0d4ea8aa2babfc1-hour


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:

https://www.research.net/r/northshore-parent

Paper copies in English and other languages are also available in our school office.

Students in 4th/5th grade will be taking the survey during the next few weeks. (At East Ridge, we also have our own student survey for grades K-5 that is administered three times per year as part of our Strategic Action Plan, to help us measure our students’ feelings of safety and connectedness at school.)


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 having engaging, rigorous, authentic lessons and materials. You also likely care about your child having choice about what he/she reads and writes about. We know that you probably also care about our teachers having robust resources and effective tools to measure your child’s performance and progress to design instruction to keep your child growing. You likely have seen the difference in our writing instruction during the last few years at East Ridge, and hopefully a big difference in your child’s writing and attitude towards writing. With our consistent use of the Units of Study for Writing curriculum, high levels of teacher collaboration, and quality professional development (all part of our school Strategic Plan), we have seen an increase in student motivation to write as well as exciting results in their ability to write effective narrative, informational, and opinion texts.

Please take a moment to learn more about the three curriculum options and share your feedback prior to Friday, November 16. This is important! Thank you!

Information about the three curriculum options:

https://www1.nsd.org/n/~board/elementary/post/k-3-ela-curricula-viewing

Feedback form:

https://goo.gl/forms/UaT1GR9ogaCvrq313


Scholastic Book Fair

Online Scholastic Book Fair - https://tinyurl.com/y74dkzja


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 playcostumes@erpta.org for more info.


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 8:50 AM.

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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.


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 traffic pattern. If you enter our parking lot from Saybrook, please join the line of cars in the inner circle of the parking lot and wait your turn, rather than going straight to the drop off/pick up curb. (If there are no cars waiting in the loop, then you may proceed to the drop off/pick up curb.) Thank you! 
  • Volunteer! Would you like to help us in the parking lot? You can wear a cool vest! Stop in the office or call us to find out more!

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


2018-2019 School Calendar

2018 - 2019 NSD School Calendar.

 


AmazonSmile ERPTA

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Scholastic Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair

Date:
Wed 11/14 - Tue 11/20
Where:
Library
9:10a Parent/Teacher Conferences, Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
Parent/Teacher Conferences, Dismissal @ 12:20 pm

Date:
Monday, November 19
Time:
9:10a - 12:20p
Scholastic Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair

Date:
Wed 11/14 - Tue 11/20
Where:
Library
9:10a Parent/Teacher Conferences, Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
Parent/Teacher Conferences, Dismissal @ 12:20 pm

Date:
Tuesday, November 20
Time:
9:10a - 12:20p
Early Release
Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, November 21
9:10a Parent/Teacher Conferences, Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
Parent/Teacher Conferences, Dismissal @ 12:20 pm

Date:
Wednesday, November 21
Time:
9:10a - 12:20p
No School - Thanksgiving Break
No School - Thanksgiving Break

Date:
Thursday, November 22
No School - Thanksgiving Break
No School - Thanksgiving Break

Date:
Friday, November 23
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Dec 1
Early Release
Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, November 28
11:00a Game Room Open
Game Room Open

Date:
Thursday, November 29
Time:
11:00a - 1:15p
Where:
Room 10

5:30p Mandatory Play Parent Meeting
Mandatory Play Parent Meeting

Date:
Thursday, November 29
Time:
5:30p - 7:00p
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