There are numerous fun activities and programs for students to participate in before and after school.
The Grand Ridge PTSA has summarized current opportunities here.
Come play round robin dodgeball games with teams!
2nd and 3rd Grade
Tuesdays from 8:15 to 8:55
Jan. 17, 24, 31
Feb. 7, 14, 28
March 7, 14, 21
4th and 5th Grade
Wednesdays from 8:15 to 8:55
Jan. 18, 25
Feb. 1, 8 15
March 1, 8, 15, 22
For More Info…
Download the permission slip and consent form on Mr. Hogle’s Connect Site
The Grand Ridge chorus is intended for students who would like to have extra opportunities to rehearse, perform, and learn about choral singing techniques. Students will meet once a week on Tuesday mornings to rehearse for three concerts throughout the school year.
4th and 5th grade students
Tuesdays, 8:15-9:05am -- September 27, 2016 - April 4, 2017
Ms. Badgley and Ms. Walters
K Kids (Kiwanis Elementary School Service Club)
K-Kids is an international student-led organization providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership. In K-Kids club, students lead the club, and plan and participate in community service projects. Typical community service projects include assisting the elderly with chores, organizing community food/clothing drives, etc. K-Kids also serve their schools, raising funds for sports equipment and extracurricular activities.
3rd-5th grade students
Fridays, 8:05-9:05am (plus weekends) -- October 14, 2016 - June 2, 2016
Global Reading Challenge
The Global Reading Challenge is a program sponsored by the King County Library in which the upper elementary students read fiction and/or non-fiction books and then compete in a quiz-bowl format based on these books. The books are chosen by the King County Children’s Librarians and represent a variety of interests and reading levels. Students work in teams of six to prepare for the challenges starting at the school level with the possibility of advancing to the district, regional and city levels.
4th grade students
Fridays, 8:30-9:00am -- October 24, 2016 – February 6 (possibly March 16)
Mrs. Pathak, Mrs. Rappin, Ms. Luci
Student Council promoted student leadership for 4th and 5th graders at Grand Ridge Elementary. Students will be responsible for planning spirit days, service projects, and other events to strengthen the Grand Ridge community.
4th and 5th graders, 2 per class
Thursdays, 8:05-9:05am -- November 10, 2016 – June 8, 2017
Room 167 or P3
Ms. Luci and Mrs. Bacon
We’re excited to announce the return of our Grand Ridge Knitting Club! We have room for 15 new knitters and 10-15 experienced knitters. Bring some needles and yarn (we’ll have some too) and start a project. We start by teaching the beginning knit stitch, then purling, and finally how to cast on and off the needles.
Session 1: October 7, 2016 – November 18, 2016
Session 2: January 13, 2017 – February 17, 2017
Room 247 or P4
Mrs. DeTolla and Mrs. Woodard
Xylophone club is intended for students who would like to gain more experience playing in an instrumental group. We will be rehearsing and performing marimba music from around the world. Because there are a limited numbers of instruments, students will audition to gain a spot in the club. Auditions will be held during music class in November/December.
3rd grade students
Mondays, 8:15-9:05am -- January 9, 2017 – May 25, 2017
Concerts: Spring Concert (May 25, 6:30pm)
5th Grade Musical
5th grade students who want to put in extra time for the 5th grade musical will meet once a week on Fridays. Students will have a chance to auditon/apply for singing & acting roles, stage crew, set design, choreography, lighting and sound design.
5th grade students
Fridays, 8:00-9:05am -- October 14, 2016 – February 9, 2017
Performance: February 9th, 2017 – 6:30pm
Student Green Team
A student Green Team is needed to plan and prepare for Grand Ridge’s Earth Day/Week. Activities include learning how to research facts, write up communication to then inform our school about related facts, create posters to advertise information, assess how our school is doing in maintaining the goals of a Level 4 school, and adhere to a deadline.
2nd-5th grade students
Fridays, 8:00-9:00am -- March 10, 2017 – April 28, 2017
Mrs. DeTolla, Mrs. Cooks, Ms. Swanson
Sign ups begin late February
Arts and Crafts Club
Are you in 1st or 2nd grade and enjoy making crafts? Come join Mrs. Fulghum and Mrs. Reiser as we create seasonal crafts and share our creative abilities! Together on Fridays, we will explore different crafts.
1st and 2nd grade students
Fridays, 8:00-9:00am -- March 2, 2017 – April 6, 2017
Mrs. Fulghum and Mrs. Reiser
Sign ups begin February 1, 2017. Due to high interest in the club, we will gather all applications turned in and use a lottery system to determine participants.
Girls On The Run
Girls on the Run helps teach social/physical confidence-building skills to elementary aged girls, through lessons and exercise.
3rd-5th grade girls
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:45-5:15pm -- March 2017 – May 2017, plus the Girls on the Run 5k (Saturday in May, date TBD)
Room 241 / Sand field
Ms. Gahnberg, Mrs. Reiser, Ms. Ebi, Mrs. Falk
www.girlsrun.org, a maximum of 30 students can participate.
Students will get cardio exercise running, and recording their distances!
Mondays from 8:15 to 8:55
September 14, 2016 – November 21, 2016