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Hello to Everyone!

My October letter is late but I wanted to thank everyone for all the ways they help our school.  From the Walk and Roll to Boo Ridge and all the fun and amazing events, we really couldn’t do it without all of you.  A big shout-out goes to all the organizers and countless volunteers who made these events successful experiences for the View Ridge community.

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Session 2 of After-School Enrichment Coming Soon

After-School Enrichment Activities:  Session 2!  The next session of after-school classes begins December 1 and runs through February 6.

Here are a few classes in the works:

  • Debate!  Mondays grades 4-5
  • Jumpin Js jump rope class!  Thursdays grades 2-5
  • iPAD animation!  Thursdays grades 1-5
  • And back by popular demand….Cake decorating!  Fridays grades K-2 and 3-5

Stay tuned for the full schedule of continuing and new classes…

Fall Planting at New Playfield

Now that the rains have returned (in a BIG way), it’s time for the final piece of the renovation of the 4th & 5th grade playfield – landscaping. Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 15, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and join your fellow parents and kids for a few hours of planting. No experience needed! We’ll be there, rain or shine. If you have a hand shovel, please bring it. Please also bring work gloves. We’ll meet at the new mural in the south end of the playfield.

Questions or want to confirm participation? Contact Brendan Gamb.

Give Your Old Soles New Life as Places to Play

The Shoe Recycling campaign is underway until Dec 1st!  Don’t forget to bring in your old, worn out shoes and the Green Team will recycle them into places to play like turf, tracks and playground surfaces.

We can recycle all sizes and shoes except dress shoes, cleats and muddy or wet shoes.  Collection bins are located near the office, copy room and by the SW entrance.

If you have questions, please contact Lara Seng.


Walk ‘N Roll – We Exceeded Our Goal

Walk 'n Roll 2014-2015 T-shirt WinnerWe did it!  Thanks to our enthusiastic and generous community, we exceeded our Walk ‘N Roll goal of $25,000!  Continue reading

Traffic Safety Reminders

crossingsymbolyellowPlease remember that according to the Seattle Municipal Code, you must park at least twenty feet from a crosswalk. We have some parents parking too close to the crosswalk on 70th so drivers can’t see people crossing the street. This is especially dangerous after the crossing guards have gone inside.

Please also remember that the speed limit on all streets surrounding our school is 20 MPH during pick up/drop off.  If you are parking on the street, you must be at least 5 feet from any driveways.

Thanks for helping to keep our kids safe!

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Katherine Applegate Update

Unfortunately Katherine Applegate’s back is not improving and she is cancelling her visit to Seattle. Many students purchased books and now must decide whether to receive the book with a personalized bookplate or to cancel the order.

Please contact Ms. Young by Thursday, October 30th to cancel the book order. If you do not cancel your order, books will be ordered, personalized and delivered ASAP.

Thank you for your understanding,
Amy Young
View Ridge Librarian

November Story Hour and Games with Ms. Lourde

story hourPlease join Ms. Lourde in Room 3 on Tuesday, November 4 or Thursday, November 6 from 3:45-4:45 pm for a fun hour of stories and games. This month we will read fiction and nonfiction books about shapes and build some take-home shapes. Designed for grades K-2. Snacks provided will include fruit and vegan crackers. Cost per student is $12.00 (check payable to View Ridge PTA). Need-based scholarships are available. Please return form 1-2 days before class.  Questions?  Contact Ms. Lourde.

Story Hour- Nov. invite