• Grand Ridge E-News - March 13, 2019

     Message from the Principal


    Dear Grand Ridge Families:

    I don’t know about you but I am willing to sacrifice that hour of sleep once a year to get these longer days.  The sun is shining brightly here at Grand Ridge and it just makes everything better!  I hope that you are finding that the absence of snow, as well as that golden orb in the sky are lifting you up!  I must truly be a Grizzly, as I feel as though we are coming out of hibernation…

    • 13 Mar 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News-Water Damage Update


    Dear Grand Ridge Families:

    Great news!  The source of the water leak has been located and repaired.  All activities and classrooms will resume in their normal locations beginning on Monday, March 4, 2019.  Thank you for your patience during this time.


    Jill Ravenscraft
    Grand Ridge Elementary

    • 3 Mar 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News - February 27th



    Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families of 5th Graders

    Recently in backpack mail your student brought home an informational flyer on green paper titled 5th Grade Transition Night.  This event will be on Wednesday, February 27 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Issaquah Middle School.  The evening is hosted by Issaquah School District Equity and Family Partnership Team and the Issaquah Schools…

    • 27 Feb 2019
  • Important Message from the Principal 2.24.29 - Please Read

    Dear Grand Ridge Community,
    Over Mid-Winter Break, water damage was discovered at our school that has impacted the interior walls of a few of our classrooms.  District staff, in partnership with outside contractors, have been working around the clock the past week to remedy the issue. However, at this time, we do have a few classrooms that will need to be temporarily relocated to other spaces on our campus until…
    • 24 Feb 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News - Important Safety Considerations

    Please observe the following Safety Considerations:
    ·         Due to snow accumulations in parking lots, traffic patterns may be different that normal
    ·         Parking lots will still have some snow/ice, making navigating and parking difficult
    ·         Main entrances are being cleared for pedestrian traffic but there will still be areas covered by snow
    ·         Dress appropriately for the weather and wear…
    • 14 Feb 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News February 6

    Message from the principal


     Dear Grand Ridge Families:

    Welcome to February!  I can see that the days are getting longer and I don’t know about you, but that is reason to Jump for Joy!  The weather has been conducive to your children getting out to play, play, play during recess and it is wonderful to see them navigating the less formal social structure as they decide whether to play an organized game such as basketball or invent something…

    • 6 Feb 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News January 30th

     Information for parents of 5th graders

    5th Grade Camp Parent Meeting, Wednesday, January 30th, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM, GR MPR 


    IN THE FALL OF 2019

    Will your student be participating in the sports programs offered at middle school?  If so, mark your calendar and plan to get their sports physical during the summer.  …

    • 30 Jan 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News January 16



    WHAT: Showcase of STEM learning hosted by teachers and students from the Issaquah School District. Teachers and students through interactive booths and demonstrations share how they learn STEM skills and knowledge through classroom projects, afterschool clubs, and student competitions. In addition to teacher/student booths, there will be various STEM related industries invited to share their work in the area…

    • 16 Jan 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News

    NEW Security CHECK-IN System

    New Visitor/Volunteer Check in System

    Grand Ridge has a new Visitor/Volunteer check in system. LEGENDid is a more secure way to monitor who is checking into our building. This program is district wide and some of you may have seen it at Grand Ridge already. 

    As always, everyone is required to check in at the front desk. The first time you check in using LEGENDid you will need…

    • 15 Jan 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News January 7th

    Message from the principal

    January 2019

    Dear Grand Ridge Community:

    Can it even be?  Is it really 2019?!  Happy New Year!  I hope that this finds you and those you love in good spirits and healthy.  It continues to be a busy time at Grand Ridge and the learning continues to deepen and grow in your students.  Those initial systems and expectations that were put in place in the fall have now taken hold and your students appear to be making…

    • 7 Jan 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News - December 17


    Second Grade Highly Capable Testing 

    Highly capable testing for second grade students will occur January 15 through January 18 and continue March 5 through March 7. Students who are identified as “most highly capable” will be invited to enter either SAGE or MERLIN in the 2019-20 school year. Second grade students attending private or home-based schools are invited to participate and are encouraged to contact their…

    • 19 Dec 2018
  • Grand Ridge E-News December 5th

    Message from the Principal

    December 2018

    Dear Grand Ridge Families:

    I cannot even believe that this will be the last parent newsletter for 2018! Where has the time gone? I am glad that I am in a space where the time is being filled with so much learning because while the time has gone quickly, at least it is filled with wonderful growth. I want you to know that the teachers have been hard at work, preparing notes and feedback to share with…

    • 5 Dec 2018
  • Grand Ridge E-News - November 28, 2018


    Family Vacations and Pre-Approved absence forms

    This is a busy time of year as families make plans to visit friends and family for the holiday season. If your vacation plans will involve missed school days, please inform the office. If your child will be absent for more than 3 days, a Pre-Approved Absence Request Form is required to be turned in before you leave.  We have copies in the office, you can link to the…

    • 28 Nov 2018
  • Grand Ridge E-News November 14th, 2018


    Conference Scheduling

    The window to schedule your child's conference will close on November 15th at 3:30.

    Winter Weather is Coming – Snow Day, Snow Stops, and Emergency Notification Information for 2018-19

     An Emergency Transportation Bulletin was sent out in late October for the ISSSD for the 2018-19 school year.  This mailer included information on snow routes and emergency stops, as well as program cancellations…
    • 14 Nov 2018
  • Grand Ridge E-News October 30th

    Dear Grand Ridge Families:

    An early welcome to November! While I realize that this letter is arriving to your Inbox with a few days left of October, by week’s end all I say will be relevant! J

    October has proven to be even better than September! The learning was, and continues to be, strong and our partnerships of support for our students are broadening in scope and tightening in structure. Our village is far-reaching…

    • 30 Oct 2018
  • Grand Ridge E-News October 17, 2018


    If you have not yet paid your child's classroom fees, please go to https://web.issaquah.wednet.edu/touchbase/ to complete the payment. All fees must be paid online. If you need assistance, please contact Cyndi Thompson at
    thompsonc@Iss aquah.wednet.edu.

    Reflections Art Contest - Start working on your submission to this year's Reflections Art Contest. Students can create original works based on the theme Heroes…

    • 17 Oct 2018
  • Grand Ridge E-News October 3, 2018

     Message from the Principal


    October 2018

    Dear Grand Ridge Community:

    Welcome to October! Welcome to Fall! It is that beautiful time in the Pacific NW where everything is so colorful and cozy but the rains have not yet arrived. Enjoy! And, when the rains do arrive, please make sure to have your children wear sturdy outdoor clothing, as we celebrate recess here, rain OR shine!!!

    What a wonderful start to the year it has been. Grand Ridge…

    • 3 Oct 2018
  • Grand Ridge E-News


    Safety Week

    September 24th-September 28th is Safety Week at Grand Ridge. We have many procedures and drills in place to ensure that staff and students know what to do in case of an emergency. This week we will be discussing and/or practicing all of our drills: Fire Drill, Earthquake Drill, Lockdown Drill, Shelter in Place Drill and Run, Hide and Fight Drill. Please know that all staff are VERY sensitive to the angst…

    • 18 Sep 2018
  • Grand Ridge E-News September 7, 2018

    Message >From The Principal

    Dear Grand Ridge Families:

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  I can feel that it is going to be a GRAND one!  I had the opportunity to meet several of you during our “Meet the Teacher” event on Tuesday, September 4th and then was able to greet several more of you during our First Day of School on Wednesday, September 5th.  Thank you for introducing yourselves and…

    • 7 Sep 2018
  • Grand Ridge E-News August 22, 2018

    info  Grand Ridge School Day
    2018 - 2019




    Students can arrive on campus (supervision provided)



    First bell rings – students enter building



    Final bell rings – tardy after this



    Students Dismiss




    Mark Your Calendars

    Teacher Assignments
    Teacher assignments…

    • 22 Aug 2018
  • Grand Ridge E-News August 7, 2018



    August 2018

    Dear Grand Ridge Parents and Community:

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  I am both happy and proud to be a part of this community.  While it is still technically summer, your Grand Ridge staff has already been hard at work getting things ready to welcome you and your students.  They are popping in and out; making multiple trips to local stores for cute bulletin board borders (say that three…

    • 7 Aug 2018
  • Grand Ridge E-News 6.20


    Dear Grand Ridge Families,

    My last Growl… Thank you so much for the past 8 years.  I have enjoyed every day that I have been a grizzly.   I treasure the memories I have made with all of you.  I know Grand Ridge is in good hands and I know it will continue to be a place of kindness, hard work and lots of learning.  Please stay in touch and have a fabulous summer.

    Again, THANK YOU so very much.




    Report Cards…

    • 20 Jun 2018
  • Grand Ridge E-News 6.13


    Notes from the Nurse:

    IMPORTANT! Please pick up your students medications on the last day of school after the bell rings. If left at school, they will be discarded! If you have medications at school and your child will be attending Club Connection this summer, please email bissmeyerh@issaquah.wednet.edu ASAP, I am happy to pass those along to the summer staff at BASC. 


    Here are some…

    • 13 Jun 2018
  • Congratulations Grizzlies


    Congratulations Grizzlies…


    I am excited to announce that today we had our school wide celebration for filling the Golden Paw.  This happened because individual students worked hard by following expected behaviors to earn individual Grizzly Gold.  Collectively as a class they filled their jar to earn a Gold Grizzly Gold to place on the school wide paw.  We all worked together to  meet our goal of filling up the…

    • 31 May 2018
  • Grand Ridge E-News 5.30


    Proper Summer Attire at School

    Child safety and an environment conducive to maximum learning are paramount goals at Grand Ridge.  The following dress code is designed to facilitate these goals.

    • Shoes: Shoes must be worn to school. Please send your child to school with appropriate footwear for school activities both inside and outside the building.
    • Tops: All tops need to be long enough to cover the midriff at all…
    • 30 May 2018