Fall has arrived. It’s such a gorgeous time of year. As I bike in on the Burke Gilman in the morning, it’s such a stunning sight to see the sun rising over the Cascades and whatever surprises the lake supplies each day. The trees above are yellow and so is the trail from fallen leaves. It’s a beautiful sandwich of beauty. There are a lot of beautiful, wonderful things happening here as well.
I begin many days by biking around our neighborhood checking in with walkers, safety patrol, the crossing on 75th and our church drop off area. Biking is a great way to be able to get to all these critical areas in the morning. I want to compliment our 5th grade safety patrol. They are doing such a great job of being safe and professional at such an early hour. This is also a reminder to always cross at our crosswalks and never jaywalk in front of our school. I know it’s quick, easy and convenient but also very dangerous…and illegal.
I’d like to sincerely thank the PTA and all the volunteers who made Boo Ridge such a success. It’s such a fun, festive community event. I’d also like to thank the volunteers who took time to help improve our school grounds. It looks and smells (due to fresh mulch) so nice.
Denise Koenig is our new School Assistant. She comes from the private sector having managed an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy clinic. Denise is a product of Seattle Public Schools (GO RAMS!!) and has two children in Seattle Schools. Denise is a dual citizen and loves all things Croatian. In her spare time, she enjoys puzzles, reading, writing and being goofy with her kids. She mentioned how much she’s enjoying getting to know your lovely children. Please join me in welcoming Denise to our wonderful View Ridge Community.
There is nothing scarier around this holiday season than our lost and found. It is overflowing at this point and all items will be donated on November 1st. Please stop by and look through the lost and found.
November parent-teacher conferences are fast approaching. If you have not yet signed up, please contact your teacher(s) ASAP. Conferences are the week of November 19th and available times are filling up quickly.
As you know, part of living in Seattle is learning to play in the rain. Therefore, we push the envelope on rainy day recesses, otherwise students wouldn’t get out much on some days. Students will play outside in light rain so please remind your children to come prepared for the weather of the day.
In our weekly staff bulletin, we have a Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) focus. This week’s focus is filling buckets. You can support this at home by talking with your students about how to greet others and how to respond when they are greeted. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Lastly, I am hosting a monthly principal coffee on the first Monday of every month. This is an opportunity for you to come and ask any questions or discuss any issues you may have. It’s an open agenda so please come and bring up whatever may be on your mind. Our next principal coffee is Monday, November 5th 8:00-8:30 AM in the school cafeteria.
Please have a safe, fun holiday.