• Grand Ridge E-News May 22, 2019

     Message from the Principal 

    To the Grand Ridge Community:

    In light of the tragic accident last Friday between an Issaquah School District bus and a motorcycle, right before dismissal time, it is important to acknowledge how our school community came together to get all students dismissed in a timely and orderly fashion.  From our staff to our students and parents, everybody acted with the deepest of respect and sense of urgency and safety…

    • 22 May 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News

    Parents,

    Due to an incident off school property, Park Drive is closed from Central Park to 15th. We are holding dismissal, and there is no car traffic getting through. This does not involve students.

    • 17 May 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News May 15, 2019

     thank you

     

    fill our bucket

     

    Thank you to all of the families for our amazing Staff Appreciation Week! The many hours you spent preparing and delivering such an amazing week for us was so appreciated! From tacos and sandwiches, coffee and flowers, to gift cards, letters and hugs, our bellies and buckets were very full all week!  Please know that every gesture, large and small was truly appreciated. Grand Ridge is OZ-some because of you…

    • 15 May 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News May 1, 2019

    information needed

    Are you moving this summer?

    If your student(s) will not be attending Grand Ridge next year, please let the office know as soon as possible. Also, please be sure to update the office if you have moved or changed your contact information so we have the correct information on file.

     

     

    Announcements

    Open Enrollment for Fall 2019

     Registration for "NEW to Grand Ridge" students is now available online. For current families registering…

    • 8 May 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News May 1, 2019

    information needed

    Are you moving this summer?

    If your student(s) will not be attending Grand Ridge next year, please let the office know as soon as possible. Also, please be sure to update the office if you have moved or changed your contact information so we have the correct information on file.

     

     

    Announcements

    Open Enrollment for Fall 2019

     Registration for "NEW to Grand Ridge" students is now available online. For current families registering…

    • 1 May 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News Parent Placement Letter

    information

    Many parents ask what opportunity the parent has in providing input into their child’s placement from year to year.   Letters were sent home with students today explaining the process in detail.  A copy can also be found on the Grand Ridge Website

     

    If you choose to provide specific information regarding your child that their current teacher does not have or may be unaware of, please provide a written letter (no…

    • 29 Apr 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News April 24, 2019

    information needed

    Are you moving this summer?

    If your student(s) will not be attending Grand Ridge next year, please let the office know as soon as possible. Also, please be sure to update the office if you have moved or changed your contact information so we have the correct information on file.

     

     

    Announcements

    Open Enrollment for Fall 2019

     Registration for "NEW to Grand Ridge" students is now available online. For current families registering…

    • 25 Apr 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News April 17, 2019

    information needed

    Are you moving this summer?

    If your student(s) will not be attending Grand Ridge next year, please let the office know as soon as possible. Also, please be sure to update the office if you have moved or changed your contact information so we have the correct information on file.

     

     

    Announcements

    Open Enrollment for Fall 2019

     Registration for "NEW to Grand Ridge" students is now available online. For current families registering…

    • 17 Apr 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News - Incident Report

     

    Dear Grand Ridge families,

    We want to make you aware that an attempted luring was reported to police on Monday, April 15, 2019. A female Pacific Cascade Middle School student was approached after school by a male stranger after exiting the school bus near the park near Grand Ridge Elementary School. The stranger told the girl her parents had asked him to pick her up. She immediately left the area, went home, and…

    • 16 Apr 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News April 10, 2019

     

    information

     

    Open Enrollment for Fall 2019

    Registration for "NEW to Grand Ridge" students is now available online. For current families registering siblings, please login to Family Access and choose "Enrollment Access". For families new to Grand Ridge, please visit www.issaquah.wednet.edu and choose New Parents>New Student Enrollment to begin.

     

    Current Grand Ridge students in grades 1-4 and kindergarteners…

    • 10 Apr 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News - April 3, 2019

    announcements

    Open Enrollment for Fall 2019

    Registration for "NEW to Grand Ridge" students is now available online. For current families registering siblings, please login to Family Access and choose "Enrollment Access". For families new to Grand Ridge, please visit www.issaquah.wednet.edu and choose New Parents>New Student Enrollment to begin.

     

    Current Grand Ridge students in grades 1-4 and kindergarteners…

    • 3 Apr 2019
  • Grand Ridge E-News March 27, 2019

    reminder

    School Pictures are tomorrow, March 28th!   Class group pictures will be taken as well as optional Individual pictures where you can choose your own background. See the picture packet that was sent home with your student for details.

    Don't miss out on a 2018-19 Yearbook! Order for your student(s) by March 29. Not sure if you ordered one already? Click on My Account and look under the Orders section for your…

    • 27 Mar 2019
  • 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
    Principal
    Grand Ridge Elementary

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

    Information

    PARENTS OF 5TH GRADERS 

    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 

     

    ATTENTION PARENTS OF 5TH GRADERS TRANSITIONING TO MIDDLE SCHOOL
    IN THE FALL OF 2019
    SUMMER TIME = SPORTS PHYSICAL TIME

    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

     Information

      STEMposium

    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

     Information

    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