Upcoming Events



Summerfest is today!! Wednesday, June 12th 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Fun for the whole family and Issaquah Highlands Community!

Water balloons, 
inflatable slide, 
slam hammer, 
carnival games with prizes, face painting, soccer, 
cotton candy, shaved ice, food trucks, and much more!


 PTSA news


Yearbook order


Order New Grizzly Gear by June 30th

The Grand Ridge Elementary Spirit Wear Store will close on June 30th. All items will be delivered directly to the school.

Because each Grand Ridge Elementary item is custom-made for you based on your selections at the time of order, we do not accept returns/exchanges. We will accept limited returns/exchanges for items with manufacturer damage or defects. 

If you have questions regarding fit, please refer to size charts located below the add to cart button.

For any additional questions or concerns, please contact:
Kristen Peoples at (206) 734-7423



Volunteer Appreciation Reception

With gratitude for all that you do, we invite all our school  volunteers to please join us as we celebrate the many ways your support and participation have enriched Grand Ridge Elementary this school year!

Friday, June 14th   1:30-3:30  Grand Ridge Library
Kindly RSVP to help us prepare:  www.grandridgeptsa.org



Take it easy in August and avoid running around all the stores looking for school supplies! You can now order your child’s school supplies for next school year online. Simply log on to www.epipacks.com and enter our school code GRA048. All orders must be completed and paid for via credit card by July 5th. School supplies will be delivered to your child’s classroom for “Meet the Teacher”. If you have any questions, please contact grptsafundraising@gmail.com.


Check out the last PTSA Newsletter of the school year!


 From the principal


Are you interested in being a Site Council Rep?  We are looking for a Primary Parent Rep (this means you have a student in Grade 1 or 2) to serve on our Site Council for the 2019-2020 school year.  We have 5 meetings/year (October, November, January, March and May) from 8:00-8:45 AM on a Tuesday morning (exact dates TBD).

If you are interested, please send me a paragraph explaining how you feel you could contribute to this council, made up of community members, PTSA members, other parents and staff members.  We would LOVE to have you join our team.  One rep will be chosen and all who apply will be notified of the decision.

 Please have your submission completed and emailed by Friday, June 21st


 Jill Ravenscraft
Grand Ridge Elementary


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.





 News for Parents of 5th Grade Students

Exceptional Placement Math Test for Incoming 6th grade students.

Exceptional Placement provides an additional acceleration option for students who are ready to skip CC 7/8 and begin middle school in CC 8/Algebra 1. Interested students must demonstrate sufficient mastery of CC 7/8 concepts and skills on a district-administered assessment. The exceptional placement assessment will be offered to interested students on Wednesday, June 19 from 4:00-6:00 OR Wednesday, June 26 from 2:00-4:00 at the Issaquah Middle School Library.

*Since CC6 math is taught in the 5th grade MERLIN program, 5th grade MERLIN students will take the CC 7/8 Math Mastery Assessment test in their classrooms each spring.

To register to take the Exceptional Placement assessment please complete the sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMtYzRkyNU2rTip-OQT4xEdrGsdTgwYledJk2_p3322xSa0Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

 by June 7.

Once a student has qualified for Exceptional Placement, parents make the final determination of whether or not to accept that placement. Further information will be provided to families of students who qualify for Exceptional Placement to help inform this decision. More information can be found at http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/academics/core/math/middle/mathEP or you may contact Susan Ford at fords@issaquah.wednet.edu or 425-837-7051





 Student Support Coach 



Social Emotional Learning Passport

Over the summer, Grand Ridge Elementary students are encouraged to complete the SEL Passport and return to their classroom teacher the first week of school for a Grizzly Gold for their class.  The SEL Passport is a fun way for students to practice their Social Emotional Learning skills over the summer such as being kind, following directions, playing fairly, etc. 

 To participate, please print a copy of the Passport located here: https://www.cfchildren.org/wp-content/uploads/misc-docs/sel-summer-passport.pdf

Children will need help from their caregiver to “stamp” their completed Passport pages. Extra copies are located in the main office.


Stephanie Wright

Creekside & Grand Ridge Elementary School



From the nurses office 

Do You Have a Student Entering 6th Grade

In the Fall?

 All 6th grade students must have a Tdap vaccine and the date recorded before the first day of school.  The student must be 11 years old to have this vaccine. If your student is already 11 and in elementary school, please get your Tdap now and report it to your student’s elementary school in order to ease the transition to middle school.  This vaccination may be obtained at many pharmacies, grocery stores, community health clinics or through your provider.  Washington State allows exemptions from this vaccine for medical, personal or religious reasons when obtained and signed by your provider then reported to school with the exception of the MMR starting in July.  

 Community Health locations available for immunizations - by appointment only and sliding scale:

    • Health Point Redmond 425-822-1697 @ 163 NE 87th St. Suite B6 Redmond, WA 98052
    • Health Point Renton 425-226-5536 @ 200 S. 2nd St. (next to Renton HS) Renton, WA 98055

 End of Year Student Medication Pick Up

 Orders for the administration of medication at school are good for one academic year only. In addition, medications at school are not carried over to the next year and need to be returned to the parent. Please pick up medications by June 27.  If medications have not been picked up by this date, they will be destroyed. Here are a few things to keep in mind if your student needs medications for next school year.  Students with life-threatening health plans there are a few more steps:

 If your student has a life threatening allergy with Epipen/ Benadryl, Seizures, Diabetes, Cardiac Condition or Asthma:

  • A new physician signed Authorization of Medication Administration form must be received each year for prescription medications.
  • Schedule your student’s appointment now.  Doctor’s offices book up at the end of summer with a rush on immunizations, school physicals and medication orders.
  • All medications must be in an original labeled container and dropped off to the office by a parent. Please be aware that students are not allowed to hand carry medication to school.  If you have medications given daily at school, please ask the pharmacist for an additional labeled pill bottle for use with field trips.
  • Please have signed paperwork and medications ready to bring to the health room prior to August 19 before school begins. 

 Thank you and we appreciate your help!

Mark your calendar 



12.....Summerfest.....6:00 on the playground, see the PTSA website for details!

14....Yearbooks delivered

14....Volunteer Appreciation Reception 1:30 - 3:00 Grand Ridge Library

17.....Extra yearbook sales, 8:30, in front of the office. $25.00, cash only. ALL FINES/FEES MUST BE PAID before purchasing an extra yearbook.

18....5th Grade Promotion  9:30 - 10:30

27....Last Day of School 11:30 dismissal 


Issaquah Schools Foundation 

Foundation E-News


YOU are the KEY to Student Success!

Thank you to everyone who supported Nourish Every Mind 2019!  Click HERE to see all of the fun event pictures, inspiring videos and a special Thank You to our Corporate Sponsors!



Tools4School is a partnership between the Issaquah Schools Foundation and Issaquah Food & Clothing bank to provide new backpacks filled with school supplies for Issaquah School District K-12 students who need financial support.  You can help provide the backpacks and supplies by donating online here.  If you, or someone you know needs help with school supplies, participants can register here.


Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Cultural Bridges

Do you like helping kids? Love books? Are you bilingual Spanish/English? (not necessary) Want to do something to help your community this summer? Then this Summer Bilingual Book Club volunteer opportunity is for you! Click HERE to sign up to volunteer.  This program is made possible thanks to the partnership of the Issaquah School District, the King County Library System and the Issaquah Schools Foundation!