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Get your tickets now to the View Ridge Auction

Sign Right Up to Volunteer: We have many great ways to volunteer including; set up, silent and live auction assistants, cashiering, and cleanup. Every bit helps, please sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054BACA92CA13-20

Questions about volunteering? Contact Nigel Horton.

 

Final After School Enrichment Session

Classes start immediately after spring break!

The last of the four after school enrichment sessions will run from April 21 - June 6.  New classes include Tae Kwon Do, Basketball, Hip Hop, Cake Decorating and Bricks4kidz with a new theme: Forces of Nature. Familiar favorites that will be returning include Chess, Yoga, Knitting, Debate and Math Circle. Check out the options on the Activities Classes page.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 08:38
 
No After-School Enrichment Thursday, April 10th

All after-school Enrichment classes that are regularly scheduled for Thursdays are CANCELLED on April 10th due to the Open House. 

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 13:04
 
SCIENCE & ENGINEERING NIGHT – May 15th – Sign Up Now!

Science & Engineering Night is coming to View Ridge on Thursday, May 15th, 6:30pm to 8pm.  Join in the fun with the Seattle Aquarium, Book Fair, science/engineering-themed activities, and student projects.  Sign-up information is provided below, and please watch the Otter Know and PTA website for updates.  Don’t miss it!

Student Projects - To sign up, please send an email to Jill Seeburgh with student name, grade, classroom number, parent name, and whether your student needs a display board.  Or, complete the form that was sent home last week via Kid Mail.  Display boards are provided as long as supplies last and will be delivered to your student’s classroom starting the week of April 21st

Volunteers Needed – We have many volunteer opportunities and would love your help! Please email Jenny Wu for more information. 

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 April 2014 20:17
 
Don’t throw out that used up marker! Recycle It!

Did you know that one box of recycled markers can be converted into clean burning energy that can be used to fry an egg, make toast, and brew a pot of coffee?  In fact, 308 recycled markers can create enough energy to power an SUV 15 miles. 

Please bring in your used up markers (any brand), highlighters, and dry erase markers for an on-going recycling effort in partnership with Crayola, which has created a program called ColorCycle.  Used up markers will be sent to an energy conversion facility, free of charge, where the entire marker will be melted into fuel, regardless of the different kinds of plastic or how they are assembled.

Recycled markers will be collected in the classrooms, and in a marker recycling bin in the main hallway near the Office.

Let's see how many markers, highlighters and dry erase markers View Ridge can keep out of the landfill.  For questions, please contact Mindi Bachhuber or the Green Team.

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 April 2014 20:49
 
City of Seattle Hazard Reduction

The following is from the city of Seattle regarding its survey: How Should the City Spend Your Money on Hazard Reduction?

The city of Seattle is looking for your input on what hazards worry you most. Earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, snow and ice storms, terrorism are just a few of the hazards that the city can experience.

How should the city use limited financial resources to reduce the impacts from the city’s natural and man-made hazards? There are many ways to reduce the impacts, such as regulations, slope stabilization, and public education. The Seattle Office of Emergency Management is updating the existing 2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan. It wants to know what you think.

Three ways to tell us:

What you think matters to us. With your participation, we can identify the hazards we should plan for and take actions to reduce the impacts when the hazards strike. Share your thoughts with us by April 23, 2014.  

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 April 2014 09:18
 
SPS seeks feedback on proposed math materials

The Seattle Public Schools elementary math adoption committee work has reached a critical stage.  In looking to partner with parents and community to find the best possible math program for Seattle Public School students for the 2014-15 school year and beyond, the committee invites you to provide your thoughts and opinions.

The committee is excited to have three possible math programs as viable candidates: 

  • enVision
  • Go Math!
  • Math in Focus

So how can you get involved and help?

You can provide direct feedback at one of our display locations. There will be forms prepared for you to fill out at each site, as well as forms online.  This is an opportunity to compare the programs and consider what type of program you think would be a good fit for your family and community, and most importantly, for your student. 

From April 1 through April 25, please come to one of these schools during the school day:

  • Catherine Blaine K-8, 2550 34th Ave W, 252-1920
  • Bryant Elementary, 3311 NE 60th St., 252-5200
  • Northgate Elementary, 11725 1st Ave NE, 252-4180
  • West Seattle Elementary, 6760 34th Ave SW, 252-9450
  • Wing Luke Elementary, 3701 S Kenyon St., 252-7630

Or visit the Douglass-Truth Public Library, 2300 E Yesler Way, during open hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 206-684-4704

While the math committee prefers community members review the materials in person, we know that’s not always an option. You can review materials online starting April 1.

Secondly, if you would like to consider how well the programs align to the standards by which the students will be learning, the committee invites you to consider the transition to Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The state has adopted this new set of standards, which will replace Washington Performance Expectations in English/Language Arts and Mathematics beginning next year.  Your input is sought on how far you think these programs go to help your students, their teachers, and our community best meet the demands of these 21st century skills. 

More information about the Common Core is available online at:

If you have any specific questions about how these programs were selected for the final round, please don’t hesitate to email.

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 April 2014 20:18
 
Submit Articles for Web/Otter Know

Submissions: Registered users, submit your brief website/Otter articles here. Submissions are due on Friday for Tuesday's Otter, must be approved and may be edited for content +/or space. If you are a current VR parent/guardian  or staff, but do not have a registered account, or are having trouble with access, please click here.

If you are not a current parent/guardian or staff member,  click here to submit articles.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 23:01
 

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