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

Calendar Items:

3/24- 1st and 2nd Grade Spelling Bee, 3:30 pm, ER Library
3/26 - Amy Lang – Birds and Bees and Kids - 7:00 pm, Bear Creek Library
3/28 – Staff Basketball Game – 6:30 pm (game starts at 7:00 pm), Timbercrest Junior High Gym
3/28 Golden Acorn Nominations Due!

4/1- The Fine Life General Meeting, come and enjoy coffee, chocolate, and fine art, 7 pm, ER Library

2014-2015 PTA Officer Nominations
The 2014 East Ridge PTA nominating committee places the following names in nomination:
  • For the office of Co-President—Kit Topaz
  • For the office of Co-President—Open
  • For the office of Secretary—Christina Phillips
  • For the office of Co-Treasurer—Christa Cifelli
  • For the office of Co-Treasurer—Christine Diamond
  • For the office of Co-Vice President, Fundraising—Jennifer Lederman
  • For the office of Co-Vice President, FundraisingKate Geissler
Spelling Bee Winners 
Congratulations to 4th grader Shayma Khan who won the 3/4th Grade Spelling Bee with the word millionaire. Juliana Brogan finished in  2nd place.Awesome job everyone!  Thank you to the volunteers who helped make this a great bee.
East Ridge Spirit Wear Orders

In time for Spring and outdoor fun, ERPTA is offering East Ridge Spirit Wear.  Click on the link to check out the order form.  Sample shirts are in the marquee out front of the school. Order forms went home on Friday, so check those backpacks. (still waiting to get the order form- soon, soon).
Staff Basketball Game- Corrected Ticket Price

President’s mea culpa- I incorrectly quoted the price for tickets to the Charity Basketball Game with Bear Creek on March 28th.  Tickets to enter are $3 per person, all proceeds benefit both PTAs. There will be spirit items for purchase as well.  Come out and have a great time rooting on your favorite teacher as we enjoy an evening of friendly rivalry with Bear Creek.
Golden Acorn Nominations
Nomination forms went out on Friday.  Please take a moment to nominate a volunteer who you know. This is a nice way to say thank you to the folks who work hard to make East Ridge a great place for our children.  Nominees do not need to be PTA members.

Thank you Tara Jennings and Junior League of Seattle!

Our Art Docent Chair Extraordinaire, Tara Jennings, has been cheerfully sharing the Junior League’s traveling art exhibit called The Art of Discovery with all of our classes.  Tara has supported our other docents and been on hand to lead discussions. We appreciate her hard work and enthusiasm.  Also a big thank you to the Junior League of Seattle https://www.jrleagueseattle.org/ for their awesome art program.  Our students LOVE it!

General Meeting Reminder
Chocolate will fall from the sky on April 1st.  April Fools!  Not really the sky, but we will have plenty of amazing chocolate for all who come to our Fine Life General meeting on April 1st at 7 pm in the East Ridge Library.  Children are welcome, and we will have chocolate and activities just for them.  Childcare will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you on April 1st, and that is no foolin’.
Matching Donations Rock Our World…
But only if we get them.  We have many generous donors out there who have indicated that their companies will match their awesome donations. Sadly, ERPTA cannot take advantage of these funds because when the donors applied for the match, they indicated the match should go to East Ridge Elementary, not East Ridge Elementary PTA. If you have received another contact from our VP’s of fund raising, it may be because of this issue.  We hate to make you do your requests over, but that is what it will take for PTA to get the funds.  If this pertains to you, please take a moment to resubmit your match and make sure it lists “East Ridge Elementary PTA 6.10.14″ as the beneficiary.  Thank you for your support. If you have questions about whether or not your match has been successfully made, please contact Kate Geissler at kategeissler@gmail.com.
Thanks for all you do to support our kids!
Kit Topaz
PTA President