PTSA Award NominationsLaura Gaffney1/28/20192/10/2019
PTSA Award Nominations
Click Here for Nomination Forms and More Information! ... read full article
Grand Ridge Angel ProgramLaura Gaffney1/1/20191/15/2019
Grand Ridge Angel Program
The Angel Program provides a confidential helping hand to Grand Ridge students who need extra support with basic necessities. It's easy to get involved and there's no time commitment - learn more here .    ... read full article
Ferdinand on Feb 27!Laura Gaffney2/14/20192/28/2019
Ferdinand on Feb 27!
Don't miss the lovable Ferdinand in our After School Movie on Wednesday, February 27.  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 e-mail confirmation. For questions, please email ... read full article
1st Grade ArtistsLaura Gaffney3/6/20193/20/2019
1st Grade Artists
Author and illustrator Barney Saltzberg's work Arlo Needs Glasses was the creative inspiration for our first graders to create their own lovable dogs. See more here . ... read full article
Order your student's yearbook!Laura Gaffney2/14/20193/5/2019
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
Art CornerLaura Gaffney1/29/20192/13/2019
Art Corner
The 2nd Graders forecast our snowy weather with these collages  based on Ezra Jack Keats' A Snowy Day. The 3rd & 4th Graders have been brightening up our gray winter days with colorful art. Check it out here .   ... read full article
Reflections Art FinalistsLaura Gaffney1/16/20191/28/2019
Reflections Art Finalists
On Tuesday, January 15, our 11 student finalists in the Reflections Art Contest enjoyed the Issaquah School District exhibition and competition. We are proud to announce that two finalists will be moving on to the State competition: - Sebastian Castro-Ayala (3rd Grade - Mrs. Chapman) for Photography  - Akshadha Seshamani (5th Grade - Mr. Kalmus) for Music Composition and Literature   Also  congratulations  to Medha Rao (4th Grade - Mrs. Wright) for achieving Honorable Mention award for Visual Arts.   All of the Reflections artwork for this year will be on exhibit at the PTSA Grizzlies Got Talent event on Wednesday, ... read full article
Ice Skating Fun!Laura Gaffney1/1/20191/13/2019
Ice Skating Fun!
Jan 1 – 13, 2019 Head to the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink and mention you are with Grand Ridge at the admission counter and a $3 donation will be made to our PTSA for each paid rink admission during the dates listed above. Bellevue Downtown Park, 100 100th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 Admission: $15, 8 & under $10 (includes skate rental) Visit   for hours and more information ... read full article
4th Grade SculptorsLaura Gaffney12/11/201812/21/2018
4th Grade Sculptors
The Art Docent volunteers recently worked with the 4th grade classes to create sculptures "caught in motion" in the style of Alberto Giacometti. Check out more pictures here .  ... read full article
Gifts from GilmanLaura Gaffney11/27/201812/3/2018
Gifts from Gilman
Support the Issaquah Food Bank's Holiday Gift Barn by donating new toys, gift cards and clothing for children ages 0-18. For more details,  click here . Donations Accepted Thru Monday, Dec. 3! Drop off in the boxes by the Office/Entrance. ... read full article
Lost & FoundLaura Gaffney11/26/201812/10/2018
Lost & Found
Make sure to check the Lost & Found during Teacher Conferences! Any items not claimed will be marked for donation. Tagged items will be donated over Winter Break.  ... read full article
After School Movie: Incredibles 2 on Nov 28Laura Gaffney11/15/201811/28/2018
After School Movie: Incredibles 2 on Nov 28
The hottest movie this summer zooms into Grand Ridge on Wednesday, November 28.  Sign up your student to take part in the fun and enjoy an afternoon snack during the movie. Students must be registered by Monday, November 26. $10 suggested donation per student. ... read full article
Box Top Success!Laura Gaffney11/8/201811/22/2018
Box Top Success!
Thank you for making our Fall Box Tops drive a big success. We collected 10,263 box tops which means we raised more than $1,000 that can be used for playground equipment, books, computers, etc. Hats off to all the students, neighbors, teachers, and staff who got involved contributing box tops and our volunteers who sorted and counted them all! Top classes for each grade were: 1st Grade: Bankson, 602 2nd Grade: Sethi, 520 3rd Grade: Carbajal, 427 4th Grade: Goodman, 781  Top Class!!  5th Grade: Sweat, 278 And keep clipping for our next contest in February - can we reach ... read full article
Amazon's SMILE programLaura Gaffney10/18/201811/9/2018
Amazon's SMILE program
As we move into holiday shopping season, there's an easy way to support Grand Ridge by shopping at Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Grand Ridge Elementary PTSA - there's no extra cost to you. So get busy shopping and it's a win for Grand Ridge!  Start your shopping session at  and select “Grand Ridge Elementary PTSA - Issaquah, WA” as your charitable organization or follow the link:   ... read full article
STEM Club starts Nov. 1Laura Gaffney10/14/201811/9/2018
STEM Club starts Nov. 1
  As the weather turns cold and wet, Grizzly Garden Patch will take a break for winter. For winter and spring, all students will have the chance to join in on STEM fun Thursdays at 2nd Recess.  From volcanoes to walking water, there's something cool each week! STEM Club is also a great opportunity for parents to volunteer for a fun easy activity too (1:40-3:00 pm) - all the setup has been done for you! ... read full article
Gift a book to our library!Laura Gaffney9/28/201810/12/2018
Gift a book to our library!
Expand the love of reading for all of the students at Grand Ridge by donating to the Gift-a-Book program.  When your family donates to buy new books for the school library, your student will be recognized in multiple ways: • Each donated book will include a personalized bookplate with your student’s name.  • Your student will be the first person to check out the book from the library.  • Student’s name is included in a GIFT-A- BOOK display in the library.  Through Oct 12, 2018 you can make your donation online through our website .  ... read full article
Reflections Art Content: Heroes Around MeLaura Gaffney9/15/201810/6/2018
Reflections Art Content: Heroes Around Me
Students can start working on original artwork (visual, photography, dance, music, film, literature) now for the 2018-19 Reflections art contest. The theme is Heroes Around Me and more details about the contest can be found here: Deadline for submission is Friday, October 26. ... read full article
After School MoviesLaura Gaffney9/10/20189/17/2018
After School Movies
Our first After School Movie of the year is coming up Wednesday, Sept. 19. The kids will love Despicable Me 3 as well as an afternoon snack! Sign up by Monday, Sept 17 by clicking on the Orders button and selecting After School Movies.  ... read full article
Opportunity: Aug. 29 Parentwiser EventLaura Gaffney7/31/20188/30/2018
Opportunity: Aug. 29 Parentwiser Event
Want to empower your kids' with a positive social life?  Parent Wiser  presents parent talk & book signing with youth behavior expert Rosalind Wiseman, author of  Queen Bees Wannabes  and  Masterminds & Wingmen , on  Wed Aug 29 at 6:30pm at Liberty HS . Rosalind Wiseman pulls back the curtain on friendships & social hierarchies and gives practical advice for teaching youth how to navigate common yet complex social situations and break through communication barriers. For parents of K-12. Free for PTSA members in Issaquah School District, $10 donation for non-members/guests.   REGISTER HERE!   ... read full article