Videos from Grand Ridge Staff
Grand Ridge Staff Gratitude   Watch the video above for a message from Grand Ridge staff to all Grizzlies.  Grand Ridge staff have some laughs to share with our Grand Ridge families! Guess Who?  Check out these throwback pics of Grand Ridge staff! ... read full article
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Family Engineering NightToni Hunter1/19/20202/12/2020
Family Engineering Night
Family Engineering night, on Wednesday, February 12, is a chance to have interactive STEM experiences and enjoy learning TOGETHER. The hands of activities promote the engineering process, scientific thinking, and an opportunity to learn and play as a family.  Registration is closed however you can still attended even if you did not register . If you can help at the Welcome Table, sign up here .  ... read full article
2020 Renewal/Replacement LevyToni Hunter11/19/20191/18/2020
2020 Renewal/Replacement Levy
  Learn about the 2020 Renewal/Replacement Levy that will be on the February 11 ballot.  This levy is asking for money to maintain the current programs in ISD schools.  For more information, check out the  ISD website and this  document which explains why this levy is needed.   ... read full article
Winter is here...Toni Hunter1/7/20201/18/2020
Winter is here...
Winter is upon us once more.  With winter, there is always the possibility of  school delays or closures due to weather.  Make sure you are in the know when this happens.  Sign up for FlashAlert  and familiarize yourself with  snow routes  (not used for Grand Ridge but helpful if you have students at other ISD schools) and impacts to other programs .   ... read full article
October Volunteer of the MonthToni Hunter11/14/201911/27/2019
October Volunteer of the Month
Our volunteer of the month is Greg Davis.  Greg is new to Grand Ridge this year and has jumped in both feet first.  In the last two months, he has been a regular member of Grizzly Guys, assisted students in the library, pitched in during picture day, vision & hearing screening, and more.  Thank you, Greg, for all you do at Grand Ridge!   ... read full article
Videos from Grand Ridge StaffToni Hunter5/1/20206/23/2020
Videos from Grand Ridge Staff
Grand Ridge Staff Gratitude   Watch the video above for a message from Grand Ridge staff to all Grizzlies.  Grand Ridge staff have some laughs to share with our Grand Ridge families! Guess Who?  Check out these throwback pics of Grand Ridge staff! ... read full article
Parent Education OpportunitiesToni Hunter4/14/20204/29/2020
Parent Education Opportunities
Parent  Wiser  is pleased to present 2 timely, exclusive WEBINARS for all ISD parents of K-12!  Offering LIVE discussions w/ interactive Q&A by experts, register for your FREE webinar video links at   http://ParentWiser.org/events !   1)   Parenting Through the Pandemic  - 4/23 at 3pm  by Seattle Children's Hospital anxiety director, Dr. Kendra Read, and school counselor, Lauren Hutchinson LMFT.  Learn how to deal with daily routines, keep kids motivated, and manage overwhelm while sheltering-in-place.   2)   Navigating Remote Learning  - 4/29 at 4pm  by Challenge Success.  Concerned about the impact of remote learning on your child's academic journey? Explore practical ... read full article
We are looking for some new people to join us for the 2020-21 school year!Toni Hunter3/14/20204/27/2020
We are looking for some new people to join us for the 2020-21 school year!
Are you interested in joining the PTSA Board or Chairing/Co-Chairing a committee?  We would love to hear from you!   Click here  for more information on the opportunities.  There are a variety of opportunities and the time commitment for some is a very short period of time.  There are opportunities for everyone, even if you have small kids at home or all adults in the home work full time. If you have questions or are interested in learning more, please email Laura Gaffney at  grptsapresident@gmail.com .   ... read full article
After School Movies present The Lego Movie 2Toni Hunter3/11/20203/11/2020
After School Movies present The Lego Movie 2
Join us for After School Movies on March 25th.  We will be showing The Lego Movie 2:  The Second Part. Sign up here  by Monday, March 23rd. Volunteers can have their kids attend for free! ... read full article
Rescheduling March PTSA Meeting and Parent PanelToni Hunter3/7/20203/13/2020
Rescheduling March PTSA Meeting and Parent Panel
We are looking into options to reschedule the Transitioning to Middle School Parent Panel originally scheduled for March 10th.  Please watch social media and our website for updates as we have it. ... read full article
Cultural Club Volunteers NeededToni Hunter3/3/20203/6/2020
Cultural Club Volunteers Needed
Cultural Club could use some volunteers on April 9. The host country is Russia. You don't need to know anything about the country to help out.  The host will be there to guide you with what they need.  You're there to help students with the project/activity they will do.   Sign up here ! ... read full article
After School Movie on March 11thToni Hunter2/13/20203/5/2020
After School Movie on March 11th
Join us for After School Movies on March 11th.  We will be showing Stuart Little. Sign up here  by Monday, March 9th. Volunteers can have their kids attend for free! ... read full article
Volunteer of the MonthToni Hunter2/11/20202/23/2020
Volunteer of the Month
Our volunteer of the month is Sherry Hassard!  Sherry’s granddaughter is in Ms. Moore’s classroom and Sherry is there every week to help students in the class in addition to having volunteered with vision & hearing and the book fair this year.  Sherry’s dedication to Grand Ridge is greatly appreciated.  Thank you for all you do Sherry!     ... read full article
Parent Education OpportunityToni Hunter2/3/20202/10/2020
Parent Education Opportunity
When:  Monday, February 10th -  7-8:30pm Where:  Issaquah High School Theater Register:   https://www.parentwiser.org/events Cost:  FREE for PTSA Members.  $10 donation for non-members Even the most in-tune parents could use some extra tips for keeping up with the fast-changing media landscape. Local Issaquah mental health therapist specializing in technology fixation, and youth screen time use, Jocelyn Skillman, partners with nationally acclaimed Common Sense Media to deliver a comprehensive presentation addressing the biggest concerns parents of elementary and middle schoolers have: managing screen time, getting a cellphone, cyberbullying, social media, apps, and more. Jocelyn leads a thought-provoking discussion to help parents determine ... read full article
After School Movies - Ramona and BeezusToni Hunter1/30/20202/12/2020
After School Movies - Ramona and Beezus
On Wednesday, February 12th, After School Movies will be showing Ramona and Beezus.   Sign up here  by Monday, February 10th. Also consider volunteering - your kid(s) can attend for free! ... read full article
December Volunteer of the MonthToni Hunter1/23/20202/2/2020
December Volunteer of the Month
Our volunteer of the month is Latha Veerarghaven!  Latha has been a long time, dedicated volunteer who has spent many hours volunteering at our school since she moved from India in 2015.  This school year, she can frequently be seen in the classroom and the library.  Thank you for all you do for our school community Latha! ... read full article
How to Be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020Toni Hunter1/19/20201/22/2020
How to Be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020
ParentWiser is hosting "How to Be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020" on Wednesday, January 22 at 7pm at Liberty High School.  Click here to register.   Are your kids hearing racially or culturally-charged comments on the news? Are you wondering how to empower them to be culturally competent through your own modeling and conversation? In this paradigm-shifting talk, Dr. Caprice Hollins unpacks the ways we’ve been socialized to think about differences, helps us engage in courageous conversations with one another and our children, and develop new ways of being. Participants will increase their understanding of equity vs equality, privilege, ... read full article
After School Movies presents The Lego Ninjago MovieToni Hunter1/16/20201/29/2020
After School Movies presents The Lego Ninjago Movie
On Wednesday, January 29th, After School Movies will be showing The Lego Ninjago Movie!   Sign up here  by Monday, January 27th. Also consider volunteering - your kid(s) can attend for free! ... read full article
After School Movie - December 11thToni Hunter11/14/201912/11/2019
After School Movie - December 11th
On Wednesday, December 11th, After School Movies will be showing Dr. Seuss' the Grinch.  Sign up here  by Monday, November 9th. Also consider volunteering!  Volunteers can have their kids attend for free! ... read full article
After School Movie on November 13thToni Hunter11/4/201911/13/2019
After School Movie on November 13th
On Wednesday, November 13th, After School Movies will be showing Detective Pikachu!   Sign up here  by Monday, November 11th. Also consider volunteering!  Volunteers can have their kids attend for free!   ... read full article
Vision & Hearing ScreeningToni Hunter10/30/201911/4/2019
Vision & Hearing Screening
Vision & Hearing screening will take place for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th graders on Monday, November 4th. If your student wears glasses or contacts, please be sure they have them in school on that day.   ... read full article
Upcoming After School Movies!Laura Gaffney10/24/201910/30/2019
Upcoming After School Movies!
Next Wednesday, October 30 kids can get in the Halloween spirit with four short films at the After School Movie (1:20-3:00pm). Sign up here by Monday, October 28. (And volunteers can have their kids attend for free!) ... read full article
September Volunteer of the MonthToni Hunter10/18/201910/27/2019
September Volunteer of the Month
Our volunteer of the month is Kristen Peoples!  Kristen is so helpful around the school, serving as room parent, grizzly gear coordinator, and taking charge of updating our reader board twice a week for the last two months.  We really appreciate her and the support she gives to our school in these ways. Thank you for all you do Kristen! ... read full article
September NewsletterToni Hunter9/27/201910/11/2019
September Newsletter
The   latest newsletter is now available.  If you did not receive this in your email and you'd like to, please update your preferences under  your profile or contact us at grptsa@gmail.com .   ... read full article
Workroom TrainingToni Hunter9/17/201910/3/2019
Workroom Training
As a volunteer, you will need to participate in a workroom training so you are familiar with the workroom and how to use certain items.  Training will last roughly 15 minutes and there are 6 times to choose from, including evenings.  Please select a time on Monday, September 30th or Thursday, October 3rd.  Sign up at  https://signup.com/group/4255783200102     ... read full article
School PicturesToni Hunter9/14/20199/26/2019
School Pictures
School pictures are on Thursday, Sept 26th.   Order forms will be given out by your child's teacher if they don't have it already.  Extras can be obtained from the main office.   ... read full article
After School Movies are Back!!Laura Gaffney9/11/20199/25/2019
After School Movies are Back!!
There are lots of great movies for kids to enjoy after school on more than 10 Wednesdays throughout the school year! See the full list and start signing up at the   After School Movies link under the PTSA Activities menu icon .   ... read full article
Get Cleared to Volunteer at Grand Ridge!Laura Gaffney8/18/20199/13/2019
Get Cleared to Volunteer at Grand Ridge!
Issaquah School District requires volunteers submit an application and completion of a background check each year to ensure we are being safe. Submit your application today to be cleared for the 19-20 school year! Visit  https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net/  to submit your application. If you have questions, visit the  Volunteer FAQ . You'll know you're approved when you receive an email confirmation or login and see Approved to Volunteer through 6/18/2020 under Event.  ... read full article
Family Engineering NightToni Hunter12/9/201912/13/2019
Family Engineering Night
Family Engineering night is a chance to have interactive STEM experiences and enjoy learning TOGETHER.  The hands of activities promote the engineering process, scientific thinking, and an opportunity to learn and play as a family. Sign up   by February 5th to ensure we have enough materials for everyone. ... read full article
District Volunteer Application Open for 2019-20!Laura Gaffney7/9/20198/16/2019
District Volunteer Application Open for 2019-20!
The Issaquah School District volunteer application for 2019-20 is now open.  If you are interested in volunteering during the 2019-20 school year please log-in to your existing account by going to  https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net/  and clicking on “Login” in the upper right corner of the screen  ( Please do not create multiple accounts) . If you have forgotten your password, please request a password reset via email to  volunteers@issaquah.wednet.edu  – please include the email address you used to create your account.  You will receive an email response once your password has been reset.     Once you have logged in, the system will ... read full article