Crazy Hair/Hat Day is Friday, October 24

crazy hat

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!

It’s Not Too Late to Walk ‘N Roll in the Pledges

ripped envelopeDog eat your pledge packet? Away on a trip? Checks in the mail?

It’s not too late. We still need your donations for one of our three big fundraisers of the year – Walk ‘N Roll. Thanks to a fantastic community, we are at 98% of our goal. Every dollar counts. Help us get to 100% by turning in your pledges today!

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

News from the Lunch Room

The Good News: The Green Team is up and running in the lunchroom. 3rd and 4th grade students are leading the way by helping their peers sort trash, recycling and compostable materials during lunch. THANK YOU to the parent volunteers who make this program possible, and to ALL of our students for doing their part to minimize the amount of trash produced in the View Ridge lunchroom. View Ridge is a district leader in this area!

The Bad News: Unfortunately, every day we see whole sandwiches, untouched fruits and vegetables, and dozens of crackers and snacks thrown into the compost bin. While we’re glad these things are not going into a landfill, we would be happier for them to go into kids’ bodies. Please encourage your children to save leftover food to eat another time.

Join us at the 2014 LGBT Families Dinner on November 13

rainbow pencilsSeattle Public Schools’ Health Education Office, Office of School Family Partnerships, and Department of Equity and Race invite you to join lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families and friends for dinner and conversation at NOVA/SBOC-World School. Dinner and activities are complimentary. 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