Signup for Afterschool Activities is Now Available!

Interested in foreign language, drama, dance, or math after school?  Sign up information for our afterschool activities is now available on our Afterschool Activities website page!

Questions?  Contact Kristie Spencer.

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s… The Auction Kick-Off Meeting

Join us is kicking off the Annual Auction, scheduled to blast off on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the View Ridge Fortress of Solitude (a.k.a., The Mountaineers Club). Our Annual Auction supports the PTA Fund, which contributes to academic excellence through increased classroom support as well as enrichment programs in music, library, and the arts. 100% of the Auction proceeds go into this Fund, allowing View Ridge to continue delivering an exemplary education for our kids.Even if your superhero volunteer capacity is dangerously low, join us as we begin our official countdown to greatness (wherein we discuss all things auction related, including volunteer needs big and small).

Date: Thursday, September 25
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: Wedgwood Ale House & Cafe

Can’t make it Thursday but want to be involved? Contact Erin Thakkar or Nigel Horton.

Time to hit the pavement for Walk ‘N Roll!

Otter WNRFamily, friends and neighbors are ready to support View Ridge and your child’s participation in Walk ‘N Roll – they just need to be asked!  With help from the Pledge Packets that came home this week and the materials on the View Ridge PTA website, you have what you need to solicit pledges for the upcoming event on Thursday, October 9.  All funds raised will help us reach our goal of $25,000 for PTA Enrichment Programs and Community Events at View Ridge.  Help your child set goals for the event and start asking today.  Sign up here to volunteer for Walk ‘N Roll.

Flu Shots Available Soon in Our Area

flu shotThe Seattle School District is partnering with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) to provide Flu Shot Clinics at district locations this fall, including at the schools in our area:

Thursday, September 30, 2PM-6PM (Ballard High School)

Thursday, September 30, 2:30-6:30PM (Ingraham High School)

Friday, October 3, 2:15-6:30PM (Roosevelt High School)

Monday, October 20, 3:30-6PM (Nathan Hale High School)

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the single best way to protect you and your family from influenza is to receive a “flu shot” each year. The CDC recommends that EVERYONE, over six months of age, should be vaccinated against the flu.

Clinics will be open to all Seattle School District children (four years of age and older) and their families.  Further details can be found on the Seattle School District’s website and on this Flu Flyer.

Walk 2 School Day – Wed. October 8th

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Wednesday, October 8th is International Walk to School Day. This event is simple. View Ridge kids Walk to School and check in on the primary playground between 9:15 – 9:30 to receive a sticker!

We need 6 parent volunteers to help with check in for just 15 minutes. Show up at 9:10 to help or contact Tien Mai.

SCPTSA Survey Available Until September 30

As a PTA member, your voice matters.  PTA has a long history of advocating for kids, and to do so, each fall, PTAs from across the state gather and votes on a legislative platform which guides our statewide and local advocacy.   This year, we are starting a new 2-year cycle with all-new issues.
What do YOU think should be our priorities? Are you concerned that our schools are underfunded?  Do you want to see more family engagement?  Should school buildings be a top priority for PTA advocacy?

ALL PTA members have a voice in setting PTA’s priorities.  Please take the survey.

Your input will help guide your PTA’s representative’s vote for the top 5 priorities at Washington state PTA Legislative Assembly on October 23rd and 24th.  More information about Legislative Assembly and the issues can be found here.

The survey closes on September 30. Thank you for using your voice on behalf of the children of Washington State!

Questions? Contact Eden Mack, Advocacy/Legislative Chair.

Authors Telgemeier and Kibuishi Coming to the NE Library

Join authors Raina Telgemeier and Kazu Kibuishi on September 26 at 6:30PM for a discussion and book signing at the Northeast Branch of the Seattle Public Library (6801 35th Ave NE). Books will be provided for purchase by Secret Garden Books.  For more information, please check out our flyer.

Blue Fox – Red Crow Classes Available Now!

bfrc_logoThe Blue Fox – Red Crow is a local art center located in the Bryant Neighborhood.

We offer after-school Clay Classes for all ages, Teen and Adult Acrylic Painting, Holiday Workshops and more!  Please go to our website for a complete list of classes.

Friday, September 19 is the last day for the View Ridge Gear Sale

Wearing View Ridge Gear is a great way to show school pride! Our VR Gear will keep you warm on cool fall days and also makes a fantastic gift for family members and teachers. Please check out the samples near the office, across from the art room. Friday, September 19 is the last day to order!

Questions? Please contact Irene Gibson.

Cardboard Sledding on the Lower Playfield

sleddingSeveral of our kids have enjoyed sledding down the hill on cardboard boxes this summer and it ended up being covered in litter.   We need your help to make sure it stays clean.  Please be sure to remind your children that if they want to “sled”, they need to clean up the cardboard when they are finished.

clean up crewA big thank you goes to the group of View Ridge parents led by Gordon Schryer for cleaning it up today!  Thank you for helping to keep our school looking great!