More After School Movies Coming in January!
Fun times ahead! We will show Sherlock Gnomes (PG) on Wednesday, Jan. 9th and Paddington 2 (PG) on Wednesday, Jan. 23rd , for your student's enjoyment, immediately after school.   Each After School Movie date is open to all grades (K-5) and there are 100 first-come-first-served spots available for each movie. A $10 donation is requested per Grand Ridge student. Registration for the movie is due no later than the Monday before the showing you wish to attend. No exceptions.  Click here to register your child and sign-up to volunteer.  Once your child's spot is reserved, you will receive an ... read full article
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Order your student's yearbook!
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 29, 2019. Not sure if you ordered one already? Click on   My Account and look under the Orders section.  ... read full article
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After School Movies: Cars 3Laura Gaffney10/23/201811/7/2018
After School Movies: Cars 3
Look who's rolling into town for our After School Movie on Wednesday, November 7. Your student can enjoy a snack and Cars 3 with friends after school,  just sign up here by Monday, November 5. $10 suggested donation per student.   ... read full article
More After School Movies Coming in January! Laura Gaffney12/18/20181/21/2019
More After School Movies Coming in January!
Fun times ahead! We will show Sherlock Gnomes (PG) on Wednesday, Jan. 9th and Paddington 2 (PG) on Wednesday, Jan. 23rd , for your student's enjoyment, immediately after school.   Each After School Movie date is open to all grades (K-5) and there are 100 first-come-first-served spots available for each movie. A $10 donation is requested per Grand Ridge student. Registration for the movie is due no later than the Monday before the showing you wish to attend. No exceptions.  Click here to register your child and sign-up to volunteer.  Once your child's spot is reserved, you will receive an ... read full article
Before & After School ProgramsLaura Gaffney12/14/201812/28/2018
Before & After School Programs
Check out all of the programs onsite this winter and spring here !  ... read full article
After School Movie: Holiday Short FilmsLaura Gaffney12/7/201812/12/2018
After School Movie: Holiday Short Films
Your student will be in a festive mood after attending the after school movie on Wednesday, Dec 12 and watching both new and classic holiday short films. A peanut-free snack will be provided.  Register here by Monday, Dec 10.  ... read full article
Popcorn Friday moved to Dec 14!Laura Gaffney12/4/201812/14/2018
Popcorn Friday moved to Dec 14!
With students shopping at the Book Fair during 2nd Recess this Friday, we've decided to move Popcorn Friday to next Friday, December 14! This way kids don't have to choose between books and popcorn! If you can volunteer at popcorn on the 14th, we'd appreciate it:  http://signup.com/go/TXaDNku ... read full article
WA State PTA Legislative AssemblyLaura Gaffney11/19/201812/3/2018
WA State PTA Legislative Assembly
Carrie Mount, Grand Ridge PTSA's Advocacy Director, recently attended the 2018 Legislative Assembly to vote on the two-year legislative platform for the organization. The selected priorities from the 2018 Assembly are: (1) Social Emotional Learning; (2) School Construction and Simple Majority for Bonds; (3) Prevent Gun Violence; (4) Strategies to Address the Teacher Shortage; and (5) Strategic K–12 Investments to Close Gaps. For more on the priorities and Carrie's perspective on the assembly, read more here .  ... read full article
Volunteer DashboardLaura Gaffney11/7/201811/30/2018
Volunteer Dashboard
Less than 90-minute time commitment options:   STEM Club: If you're by the school on Thursdays during 2nd recess, feel free to stop by P10 to help during your child's recess (20 minute blocks from 1:40 to 3:00pm). Or  sign-up for a full slot in 2019. Grizzly Guys: Any guy - whether dad, uncle, granddad or caregiver - can join the last Friday of the month. There will be games to play both inside and outside during 2nd recess. Next date is Friday, Nov 30 - sign up here .  Two-hour time commitment options: Popcorn Friday: Be the most popular person ... read full article
5th Graders Take Art Outside!Laura Gaffney11/5/201811/18/2018
5th Graders Take Art Outside!
In learning about British sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy, the 5th grade classes took advantage of our beautiful fall weather to work together to create art from the natural environment. Check out their beautiful work in the lower level halls at Grand Ridge or online here . Hats off to the Art Docents for the 5th Grade Class for bringing this lesson to life.     ... read full article
After School Movie: Coco Oct 17Laura Gaffney10/7/201810/17/2018
After School Movie: Coco Oct 17
Our next after school movie is coming up on October 17.  Sign your student up by Monday, October 15 so they can enjoy a snack and this great film with their friends after school. Suggested $10 donation per child.  ... read full article
Box Top Collection Time!Laura Gaffney9/28/201810/26/2018
Box Top Collection Time!
Turn in box tops to your student's teacher from October 15 - 26. The top class in each grade wins free popcorn!  Make sure that each Box Tops clip has a clearly visible expiration date. Expired Box Tops are not accepted. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents for our school. That cash is used to fund additional books, computers, playground equipment and more for our kids! Those little pieces of paper make a BIG difference - last year we raised over $1,500!   General Mills wanted to create a program to help support education and benefit America's schools, and so Box ... read full article
Orange Ruler is on!Laura Gaffney9/16/20189/27/2018
Orange Ruler is on!
We kicked off our Orange Ruler fundraiser on Friday, Sept 14 with a fun assembly and the kids are excited to raise money for Grand Ridge and win some fun prizes along the way! Help your class and our school get off to a big start by registering at orangeruler.com/signup  - money raised over the next two weeks funds classroom materials, field trips, technology subscriptions and more! Donations can be made online through the orangeruler website or by cash or check made out to Grand Ridge Elementary PTSA. Cash and checks will be turned in on Tuesday, October 2. All ... read full article
Wednesday: New Family Welcome then PTSA MeetingLaura Gaffney9/15/20189/20/2018
Wednesday: New Family Welcome then PTSA Meeting
Join Principal Jill Ravenscraft & the PTSA Board for a warm and official welcome to Grand Ridge! We will have volunteers to watch the kids, drinks, dessert and snacks will be provided. Meet us in the library at 6:30.  Then at 7pm we will have our first PTSA meeting of the school year. Come to learn about what's coming in the year ahead, renew your membership, and ask any questions of the PTSA board or Principal Ravenscraft. There will be volunteers to watch the kids. We hope to see you there. ... read full article
2018-19 Open PTSA Chair PositionsLaura Gaffney8/15/20189/14/2018
2018-19 Open PTSA Chair Positions
Interested in having a big impact on Grand Ridge this school year? We'd love to talk with you about open chair positions for Popcorn Friday, Scholastic Book Fair Co-Chair, Fall-o-ween and Summerfest.   Email Alicia & Jo at  grptsapresident@gmail.com  to learn more about these great roles.   ... read full article
New Bell Times for 2018-19Laura Gaffney8/6/20189/10/2018
New Bell Times for 2018-19
Bell times have shifted 5 minutes later for the upcoming school year:  Monday:  9:05am-3:30pm Tuesday:  9:05am-3:30pm Wednesday:  9:05am-1:20pm Thursday:  9:05am-3:30pm Friday:  9:05am-3:30pm ... read full article
Enrollment Verification (EVP) Aug 7 - 13Laura Gaffney7/24/20188/13/2018
Enrollment Verification (EVP) Aug 7 - 13
Every August all Issaquah School District families need to complete the Enrollment Verification Process via  Family Access . Thanks for your attention to this important process.  ... read full article
Order your student's yearbook!Laura Gaffney1/21/20192/4/2019
Order your student's yearbook!
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 29, 2019. Not sure if you ordered one already? Click on   My Account and look under the Orders section.  ... read full article
5th Graders Celebrate ChihulyLaura Gaffney12/20/20181/3/2019
5th Graders Celebrate Chihuly
Inspired by Seattle’s glass sculpture artist Dale Chihuly, 5th graders created their own abstract glass design concentrating on line, shape and pattern. Glass fusing bonds separate pieces of glass in a kiln at a range of high temperatures. And the results are vibrant! Click here for more pictures . ... read full article