September 2, 2019

2019-2020 School Year, Volume 14, Issue 1

Welcome back Grizzlies! We hope you're as excited as we are for a new school year. We've already started planning wonderful events and programs for our school community and we wanted to share with you some things to come. Here is a handy summary that you can print for your bulletin board.  

Meet the Teacher and Back to School Social

Come to school on Tuesday, September 3rd at 9am to meet your teacher.  Join us on the playground at 9:30am for the Back to School Social.  Meet new people, visit with friends, learn about before and after school programs, and more.  We hope to see you there!

Getting to School

The first bell is at 9am and class starts when the second bell rings at 9:05.  Students can arrive to school at 8:50am and wait in Grand Central or the covered area.  If you are driving, parking is available in the lot or on the streets outside the school.  There is also some parking available in the upper area off of College Drive.

For dismissals, you can meet your child in Grand Central or by the front door. If you are using the carpool lane, please pull forward as the line moves to reduce the backups in the entrance to the lot.

Regular dismissal time is 3:30pm. Wednesdays have early dismissal at 1:20pm. For more information on bell schedules, visit the Grand Ridge website.

PTSA Membership

Thank you to the 300 of you who have already joined the PTSA this year. Your support makes a different to your student(s) and our school community. If you haven't had the chance to join the PTSA this year, take a moment to do so now. Your membership supports the students, teachers, and volunteers at Grand Ridge. This year your membership also gets you a discount on the yearbook! Join Today - the classes with the highest percentage of memberships through Friday, Sept 13 will win free popcorn!

 

Volunteer Opportunities

We are in need of volunteers to help students transition during the first few weeks of school.  People Movers are needed to assist with drop off and pick up.  We also need Lunch Helpers to assist during the lunch periods.  If you're able to volunteer, we would greatly appreciate it!  Please go to www.grandridgeptsa.org and click on Volunteer.  

Also, if you're going to volunteer this year, please make sure you've filled out your Volunteer Application. Go to https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net/ to verify the status of your background check. This needs to be updated each year.

Box Top Changes

Box Tops are moving digital!  Download the app to your phone and scan your receipts.  Make sure to select Grand Ridge Elementary as your school.  For more information, watch the Box Tops video.  Keep collecting those physical box tops you have too and prepare to turn them in during our fall campaign.  More information to come. 

Grizzly Gear

Grizzly Gear is available to order now through September 30th.  Items will be delivered to your child's classroom in October.  

Bookmark our webpage www.grandridgeptsa.org for easy access to all of our programs, calendar, and volunteer opportunities. Like us on Facebook for the last news and event reminders. PTSA E-blasts are sent monthly. If you do not wish to receive them, please update your Grand Ridge PTSA account on our website.