After School Movies update
Registered participants for After School Movies in March and April will receive an email about their donations and whether to apply to a future/rescheduled movie, remain a donation, and or be refunded. We may be able to reschedule at least one of the movies for May or June and will share the news as soon as we can confirm. Thanks for your support for this fun program and your understanding of the changes. Any questions? Email Jessica Russi at jess_russi@yahoo.com   ... read full article
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Kindergarten RegistrationToni Hunter1/26/20202/6/2020
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration is coming up.  If you have an student starting Kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year, you are invited to attend the parent only Kindergarten Registration Information Night hosted by Grand Ridge Elementary on Wednesday, February 5 at 6pm in the Grand Ridge Commons (MPR). ... read full article
After School Movie - January 15thToni Hunter12/12/20191/15/2020
After School Movie - January 15th
On Wednesday, January 15th, After School Movies will be showing Mary Poppins Returns!   Sign up here  by Monday, January 13th. Also consider volunteering - your kid(s) can attend for free! ... read full article
Reflections Art Exhibition & ReceptionToni Hunter11/4/201911/7/2019
Reflections Art Exhibition & Reception
Come celebrate our amazing artists at Grand Ridge and see their submissions for this year's Reflections Art Contest.  The Reflections Exhibition & Reception is on Wednesday, November 13th at 6:45pm in the MPR. ... read full article
After School Movies updateLaura Gaffney3/10/20204/25/2020
After School Movies update
Registered participants for After School Movies in March and April will receive an email about their donations and whether to apply to a future/rescheduled movie, remain a donation, and or be refunded. We may be able to reschedule at least one of the movies for May or June and will share the news as soon as we can confirm. Thanks for your support for this fun program and your understanding of the changes. Any questions? Email Jessica Russi at jess_russi@yahoo.com   ... read full article
Order Yearbooks Now!Laura Gaffney2/28/20203/6/2020
Order Yearbooks Now!
Before you know it, the end of the school year will be here! So take something off your to do list now by ordering your student's yearbook !   Yearbooks must be ordered by March 31, 2020. Don't forget PTSA Members save $5 on yearbooks! Not sure if you ordered one already or whether or not you're a member? Click on   My Account and look under the Orders section.  Want to submit photos for the yearbook?  You can submit up to 5 photos here .  Photos must be taken on school property. ... read full article
It's not too late to join the PTSA!Toni Hunter2/26/20203/11/2020
It's not too late to join the PTSA!
Help us reach our 100% membership goal!  Your PTSA membership helps support our programs for all the students at Grand Ridge.  You also get a discount on your yearbook this year!  Learn more here .  Support our school and join today ! ... read full article
Playground CommitteeLaura Gaffney2/7/20202/26/2020
Playground Committee
Interested in helping?  Sign up here ! ... read full article
Turn in Box Tops by Feb 14Toni Hunter2/3/20202/14/2020
Turn in Box Tops by Feb 14
Turn in your clipped box tops to the front office by Friday, February 14.  Also, keep scanning your receipts and choose Grand Ridge Elementary as your school.  Click here  for more information! ... read full article
Spelling Bee Volunteers NeededToni Hunter1/26/20202/2/2020
Spelling Bee Volunteers Needed
The Spelling Bee has been rescheduled to take place on Feb 3-5.  Volunteers are needed to make this event happen.  Sign up today ! ... read full article
Science FairToni Hunter1/13/20201/27/2020
Science Fair
Our bi-annual  Science Fair   returns on March 18. We are looking for parents or community members that would like to participate by sharing your own professional expertise or fun & creative projects you are working on. If you are interested, contact our Event Director, Liette Loiselle, at  liette_loiselle@hotmail.com . ... read full article
Become a PTSA MemberToni Hunter1/5/20201/25/2020
Become a PTSA Member
It's not too late to join the PTSA .  Your membership supports our school and all our students.  Check out the many  benefits of membership .   ... read full article
Book Swap is comingToni Hunter1/5/20201/31/2020
Book Swap is coming
Our bi-annual book swap is returning on February 27.  Start setting aside any gently used books your family is ready to pass on.  Collection starts in early February.   ... read full article
November Volunteer of the MonthToni Hunter12/14/201912/28/2019
November Volunteer of the Month
Our volunteer of the month is Kim Collette!  Kim has served as the supply coordinator for our Art Docent Program for the last three years.  She manages the lengthy inventory list and orders a year’s worth of supplies during the early part of the school year which is incredibly vital to the success of our program.  Kim also has served as classroom art docent for many years.  Thank you for all you do Kim!   ... read full article
Cultural ClubToni Hunter12/14/20191/6/2020
Cultural Club
Check out where the  Cultural Club  has been up to this year! ... read full article
Check the Lost & Found during conferencesToni Hunter12/1/201912/7/2019
Check the Lost & Found during conferences
Our Lost & Found is incredibly full.  Take a few minutes during conferences this week to see if your student has left anything behind.  All unclaimed items will be donated before winter break! ... read full article
K-Kids host Holiday Gift DriveToni Hunter11/14/201912/2/2019
K-Kids host Holiday Gift Drive
The K-Kids club at Grand Ridge is excited to host a Holiday Gift Drive to support the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank! Each December, Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank turns the Pickering Barn into a giant department store and allow parents to shop and choose gifts for their children. Last year, they served 1,800 children in the Issaquah School District! They need brand new gifts for ages 0-18. If you don't know what age to shop for, please consider donating gifts for children ages 9-18, as this tends to be their leanest category. Gifts should be brand new and unwrapped.  ... read full article
What does Grand Ridge PTSA do?Toni Hunter11/10/201911/24/2019
What does Grand Ridge PTSA do?
Have you ever wondered what Grand Ridge PTSA does and why membership is important?   Check out this flyer   that highlights the things we were able to accomplish last year with the support of your membership, your donations, and your time as volunteers.   Interested in becoming a member?  It's not too late to join!  Click here ! ... read full article
Grizzly GuysToni Hunter11/8/201911/18/2019
Grizzly Guys
The next Grizzly Guys event is on Friday, November 22nd.   Sign up  today! ... read full article
Volunteer OpportunitiesToni Hunter11/4/201911/15/2019
Volunteer Opportunities
  Looking for a way to get more involved at Grand Ridge?  Check out our volunteer opportunities !  There are a lot of opportunities throughout the year.  Daytime, evening, a few things to do from home, and even some you can do with your children.  Even an hour or two a year is a huge help!  Make sure you've been  cleared by ISD to volunteer for the 2019-2020 school year.   ... read full article
Grizzly Garden Help NeededToni Hunter10/25/201911/1/2019
Grizzly Garden Help Needed
Our Grizzly Garden is opening again and we are in need of volunteers to help with the garden and share with our students Thursdays during 2nd recess.  If you are interested, please  sign up .  We could also use a co-chair and the garden is available for general clean up even outside of recess hours if you're interested. ... read full article
Introduction to Digital PhotographyLaura Gaffney10/25/201911/3/2019
Introduction to Digital Photography
Grand Ridge Elementary PTSA is happy to offer a fun, engaging after school Digital Photography class designed especially for kids in 4th & 5th grade! Follow the link for more details and to register .      ... read full article
Yearbooks on SaleToni Hunter10/23/201911/9/2019
Yearbooks on Sale
      If you haven't ordered your  yearbook yet, you have time.  We don't purchase extras so  place your order if your student would like a yearbook at the end of the year.   ... read full article
October PTSA NewsletterToni Hunter10/19/201911/2/2019
October PTSA Newsletter
  Check out the latest in PTSA news with the October newsletter .   ... read full article
Last call for Gift - A - Book! Laura Gaffney10/10/201910/12/2019
Last call for Gift - A - Book!
Last call for Gift-a-Book is Friday, Oct 11th! Support the Grand Ridge library and give your student a special library experience. Learn more here! ... read full article
Join Grizzly GuysToni Hunter9/30/201910/18/2019
Join Grizzly Guys
Come be a " Grizzly Guy " and join in on the fun.  Grizzly Guys can be dads, grandfathers, uncles, or any positive male role model.  Our Grizzly Guy program is during 2nd recess once a month.  Sign up for one or more session.  The kids love seeing you there! Learn more and sign up here . ... read full article
Parent Education OpportunityToni Hunter9/19/201910/22/2019
Parent Education Opportunity
Is your child normal? New Parent Wiser  talk! Meet and hear Jonathan Mooney on speaking tour for his new book,  Normal Sucks!  With humor, knowledge and hope, Mooney speaks on neuro-diversity, how we should stop fixing people and start empowering them. He gives hope for anyone who learns differently, emphasizing the impact of supportive teaching and parenting. Join us  Oct 22 at 7pm at Skyline HS .   REGISTER HERE!   ... read full article
Sport your Grizzly Gear!Laura Gaffney9/12/20199/30/2019
Sport your Grizzly Gear!
Grizzly Gear is available to order now through September 30th! Items will be delivered to your child's classroom in October. https://www.bighorncreative.com/collections/gre   ... read full article
Back to School NewsletterToni Hunter9/2/20199/13/2019
Back to School Newsletter
Check out the latest newsletter  here ! ... read full article
Reflections Art ContestLaura Gaffney8/27/20199/20/2019
Reflections Art Contest
The 2019-20 National Reflections Art Contest theme is Look Within. You can start working on your entry now to submit in October. All the details and entry rules are available on our Reflections page .  ... read full article
School Supply ListLaura Gaffney7/8/20198/31/2019
School Supply List
If you missed ordering school supplies, make sure you check out   the list of supplies for each grade   so you can purchase supplies to bring to Meet the Teacher Day on Tuesday, September 3.  ... read full article
Spring Fundraiser Planning Kick-off! Laura Gaffney7/8/20198/9/2019
Spring Fundraiser Planning Kick-off!
Interested in helping shape our Spring Fundraising Event for parents? We've reserved Pickering Barn for Friday, April 3, 2020 and we're looking to change things up from the formal auction events we've had in the past. We'd love to have your input at our kick-off meeting on Wednesday, August 14 at 9:00 a.m. Feel free to bring your young ones. Contact  Carrie Mount for meeting location or to be included on future planning meetings if you can't attend on the 14th.  ... read full article
Be Prepared!Laura Gaffney1/31/20202/14/2020
Be Prepared!
It was great to have Brenda Bramwell, the City of Issaquah's Emergency Management Coordinator speak with us on January 30. She touched on different types of disasters and key steps to take to be prepared for a variety of situations. If you missed it, there is a great training opportunity coming in up March for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) as well as other good resources on how to be informed and prepared. Check out the information here .    ... read full article
Shop using AmazonSmileToni Hunter11/27/201912/13/2019
Shop using AmazonSmile
  Support Grand Ridge PTSA by shopping on  AmazonSmile ! ... read full article