Crazy Hair/Hat Day is Friday, October 24

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Crazy Hat and Hair Day is Friday, October 24!  Come to school with your craziest hair or hat!  Please remember….NO COSTUMES DURING THE SCHOOL DAY!

 Costumes are encouraged at Boo Ridge, Friday evening, October 24!

Walk ‘N Roll Donations Due Thursday, October 23

Walk 'n Roll 2014-2015 T-shirt WinnerPledge donations are due this week and we are only at 27% of our goal of $25,000! Please get pledge money turned in by the deadline of Thursday, October 23. Our community depends on these donations for teacher/classroom reimbursement and support, community enrichment programs like Arts Night, Writers in Schools, Science Night, Assemblies, and more. Continue reading

More Cakes Needed for the Boo Ridge Cake Walk

boo ridge cakeWe have about 40 cakes for the Boo Ridge cake so far, but could use a few more. Please email Greg Smiley if you can help with this.

Boo Ridge Wristbands Go on Sale Starting Wednesday October 22

Wristbands for Boo Ridge go on sale starting Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Otter Bucks table. Please come join us for games, a cake walk, Bingo, a photo booth, and a haunted house. Bring the family in costume to eat at Dante’s Inferno Dogs and/or ChopstixMobile, which will be setting up in the covered play court across from the library. Continue reading

Fall Craft with Ms. Caruso

craft class borderPlease join Ms. Caruso in Room 1 on Monday, October 27, Tuesday, October 28, or Thursday, October 30, from 3:45-4:45 pm.  We will make a Fall craft and have spooky fun.  This activity is open to all students in Grades K-5.

Cost per student is $12 (check payable to View Ridge PTA).  Need-based scholarships are available.  Please return forms at least 1-2 days before class.  Snacks provided will include fruit and vegan crackers.   Please contact Ms. Caruso with any questions.  Hope to see you!

Fall Craft Class Form

Meetings scheduled to discuss implementation of new boundaries in 2015-16

boundariesIn November 2013, the Seattle School Board approved various changes to elementary and middle school attendance area boundaries (Growth Boundaries), to be implemented over time. Community meetings are being held to provide basic information to those affected by the changes, answer questions about the 2015-16 changes, and receive community feedback. Interpreters are being scheduled. Continue reading

It’s Still Not Too Late to Sign Up for Afterschool Spanish

Hola! You can still join Sponge Spanish classes at View Ridge. We offer a fun, immersive introduction to world languages and culture! Each lesson is based on active learning, using games, stories, art projects and song. We like to say that you learn language best when you can hear it, say it, and do it!

Spanish classes are held after school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-4:40, and run through May 21, 2015. Visit our website and select the “Elementary School Registration” button to register. Contact us by email or give us a call at (425) 274-5188 with any questions. Register now and secure your spot in class!

Turn Your Old Shoes into Something New

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View Ridge Green Team is collecting worn out, unusable athletic shoes to be recycled into play surfaces, tracks and turf through the Nike Reuse a Shoe program. Continue reading

Family Support at View Ridge

Family Support is available to families in our school community who are in need of short term services or support due to an unexpected illness or emergency.  Services provided include meals, transportation, school supplies, clothing, scholarships, and holiday Giving Tree.  Referrals to Family Support are through staff, peers, or self-nominated, and they are confidential.  For more information or to be a Family Support Network volunteer, please contact Robin Turner or Julie Seltzer.

October Letter from Our PTA Co-Presidents

It’s hard to believe we are already over a month into the new school year! Kids are settling into their classrooms, teachers are getting to know their students, administrators are helping our school run smoothly and PTA volunteers are busy planning and coordinating upcoming events. We are poised to have another great year at View Ridge Elementary. Continue reading