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A website for East Ridge Elementary PTA (6.10.14) in Woodinville, Washington.


2015-2016 East Ridge PTA:

Scholastic | open a world of possibleEast Ridge Fall Book Fair: 

Book Fair starts Wednesday, November 18th and continues through Tuesday, November 24th from 8:25 am – 5:00 pm, with a shortened LAST CHANCE day on Wednesday, November 25th from 8:25 am – 1:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to stock up on books and educational materials to stuff under the tree or in a stocking for Christmas. In addition to having a physical book fair in the school library, we have an online book fair set up where family and friends from anywhere can shop for their stellar reader. Shop East Ridge Fall Book Fair or visit our Scholastic Book Fair page for more information. Volunteers are still needed sign up HERE


Veterans Honored On Friday, November 6, we held our annual Veteran’s Day Assembly. It is a state requirement that schools set aside some time to recognize the important sacrifices and contributions made by millions of citizens who served in our military. At East Ridge, we have established a tradition of honoring family and friends in our community who are Veterans and many of our guests this year have been coming for many years. Each Veteran was given the opportunity to introduce themselves and tell about their service. We thanked them for their dedication to our country with applause and gifts made by Scout Troop # 41389. Our program included a time of singing, lead by our music teacher, Mrs. Anderson and our fifth graders. Several students also shared their vocal and instrumental skills during the event. We want to thank a number of people and groups who assisted with the program: 5th Grade Scouts serving as ushers, 6th Grade Girl Scouts serving as our Color Guard, under the direction of Mrs. Brogan; 5th Graders who lead our assembly; Mr. Marc Norman, Ret. Sergeant, U.S. Army, who served as our Keynote Speaker; parent volunteers who decorated and provided refreshments; Mrs. Shipley, our accompanist; Mrs. Lucke for sharing the gym; Mrs. Anthony, for doing some of the logistical work for our assembly; our school assistants, Mrs. Nylin, Mrs. Felt, and Mrs. Mustarde, for constructing our Wall of Honor; and our East Ridge Stage Crew, under the direction of Ms. Fawcett, for preparing our gym for this event. Thank you, also, to the other volunteers who shared their time and talents: Tanya O’Rourke, Jenny Ringnes, Kristin & Samuel Capps, Jen Lederman, Sue Crowe, Nicole Oksness, and Teri Kashi. We salute and thank our Veterans: Marc Norman, Dennis Reed, Josh Bieler, Bruce Hand, Jerry Bates, Douglas Salvadalena, Robert Morse, LouAnne Black, Brandon Mitalas, Luke Lukrofka, Kermit Bookwalter, Thomas Davis, Leonard Case, Bob Merz, Pete Zuccaro, Howard Corward, Donald Held, Tricia Treacy, Stelma Soltr, Tom Baldwin, Dierdre Flaherty, Rodney Thomas, Frank Muramatsu, Tim Van der Veen, Ryan York, Keith Calkin, Dean Walters, Kari Fink, Norm Primc, James Ormsby, John Wetmore, and Al Strand.



CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!!40th Reflections Logo-PMS208

Reflections projects are due Tuesday, November 17th. Please turn them in at the office. Thank you to all the students that participated and showed off their artistic minds during the workshops. Reflections is a nationwide cultural arts competition. There are several categories to compete in, check out the Reflections page for more information.

Support our school at Commons_BLK1 in Woodinville

Eat, Drink, & Support East Ridge Please join us on Tuesday, November 17th at The Commons in Woodinville for breakfast, lunch or dinner and East Ridge will receive 10% of your total bill! Please be sure to tell your server that you’re with East Ridge. This donation applies for all purchases, including gift cards. http://www.thecommonscafe.com


ERPTA Earth Club Join us on Wednesday, November 18th, during the noon recess where we will be planting spring bulbs around the campus and learning about “sheet mulching”! Earth Club has been a big success. We had over 40 kids at the last recess Earth Club so we could really use some grownup help, too. Come join us on the 18th. Check out the write up in the Woodinville Weekly!  Questions? Contact Jessi Bloom at jbloom@nwbloom.com.


East Ridge PTA presents:  LION KING, JR. Registration is now closed. 5th & 6th Graders who registered for the school play must audition on Tuesday 12/1, 3:25 – 5pm, Gym. (Tech and Set Crew do not audition.) Have no fear! This is as easy as singing an acapella version of any song, even “Happy Birthday” for 60 seconds! Choose a tune within your strongest range, and remember—no scooping, no rapping or screeching please. Parents, please sign students out in the gym—please be on time to pick up your student. Click here for more information

Contact Tricia Treacy with any questions, ttreacy0302@comcast.net.

Threads & Treads

A free clothing bank for Northshore School District Families, Located at Canyon Park Junior High School – Threads and Treads provides Northshore families free, quality donated clothing for school age youth, teens, young adults and parents. Clothing items include: school-appropriate clothing for the school day and special events, sports wear, shoes, and accessories. All NSD families in need of clothing assistance are welcome to shop each month for 3 outfits. Threads and Treads is open Thursdays, 4-6pm Want to volunteer and donate? www.nsd.org/threadsandtreads

Eileen Jowell, ejowell@nsd.org, 425-408-7648

booked for lunch


Starting the week of October 19th. Thank you Holli Bieler for organizing this year’s Booked for Lunch. More information to come.



Enrichment Programs Survey

East Ridge PTA is planning for winter and spring STEM and art enrichment programs. We would like to get feedback from families about what they would be interested in. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey – it should take about 5 minutes and would really help us plan programs for the school community.

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PTA Membership

You can now join PTA online!

Follow the link to our Membership Enrollment website:


Enter our School Code: ERPTA

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