Grand Ridge Elementary E-news

September 14, 2019

From the PTSA

Thank you to our teachers, staff, volunteers, and community for a great start to the school year! We enjoyed seeing everyone at the Back to School Social and at Curriculum Night. We are hosting our first PTSA meeting of the year on Thursday, September 19th at 7pm in the library. This is a great opportunity for you to hear first hand what our PTSA is doing to support all students at Grand Ridge, and to have your voice heard. We hope to see you there!

Orange Ruler

Orange Ruler started this week and your student should have brought home information about this program in their folders earlier this week. Our goal is to raise $80,000 to pay for programs that impact every child at Grand Ridge. Funds raised through Orange Ruler allow teachers to receive stipends for supplies and field trips, along with funding our recess programs, musician & author visits, technology subscriptions, and the fun events, such as Falloween, the Science Fair, and the Spelling Bee to name a few. All donations, regardless of size, help our students. Get started today at Donations are due by Wednesday, September 25th.

Art Docent

Would you like to help celebrate art with our students? Consider becoming an Art Docent! No experience is required and you do not need to be a skilled artist. Our Art Docent Directors plan the lessons, and you will receive training on them each month. Your role is to share in the joy of bringing art into the classroom. Visit our website,, for more information, or contact Angela Bizzari at

Volunteer Background Check

Do you plan to volunteer in your child's classroom or join them on a field trip this year?

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 to submit your application. 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.

Stay in the know

There are many options to stay up to date with events and news from the PTSA.

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  • Check out our website -
  • Check your inbox for our monthly PTSA newsletter
  • Questions? Contact us at

Mark Your Calendar

  • Thursday, September 19 - 7:00pm PTSA General Meeting
  • Wednesday, September 25 - Orange Ruler turn in day
  • Wednesday, September 25 -- After School Movie - Monsters vs. Aliens. Registration will close the Monday before the movie date. A $10 donation is requested per student. For more information and to register, visit
  • Thursday, September 26 - School Picture Day
  • Monday, September 30 - Deadline to order Grizzly Gear.

Peachjar Community Bulletin Board

The Issaquah School District partners with Peachjar, an online bulletin board system, to help families see all the opportunities happening with community partners in the greater ISD community. Check out Peachjar on the Grand Ridge website or Peachjar on the Issaquah School District website and see what's currently being advertised.

From the Issaquah Schools Foundation

Fall Dining for Kids Dates & Locations

Our Dining for Kids restaurant partners generously guarantee a portion of the day's proceeds as a donation to the Issaquah Schools Foundation that provides multiple forms of support to Issaquah School District students, including food aid. Put these upcoming dates on your calendar!

More information available here:

Issaquah Schools Foundation

Your partnership with the Issaquah Schools Foundation benefits every student at every school in the district. Donating to the Foundation give students opportunities for academic enrichment as well as support for students who need help with basics like food and school supplies. Thanks to our generous donors, we provide a budget to each building for food support and were able to provide over 1000 backpacks filled with school supplies to district students this year! Step Up for Kids and donate to our fall campaign at