message 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.


 safety patrol 

Grand Ridge is looking for current 3rd and 4th grade students who are interested in joining the Grand Ridge Safety Patrol team next year! The patrols are an extremely important part of our school. Grand Ridge needs students who are responsible, dependable and reliable. 

Please read the information in the application.

Safety Patrol Application form

Please return both signed forms to the Grand Ridge Office



News from the counselor

Summertime fun to curb the boredom!

summertime fun

healthy play diet 

 Create a healthy "play-diet" for your child this summer. Click here!

Books to continue building important SEL skills over the summer!


summer lunch


Select the link to learn about the program and register! https://issaquahfoodbank.org/

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 



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

27....Report cards available on Family Access at 4:00PM 

28...Office closes for the summer  12:00PM

30.....Last day to order Grand Ridge Grizzly gear


5th .....Last day to order school supplies 

9th....Last day to print report cards

9 - 15....Family access will be unavailable



7-13..... EVP will be open! Complete the Enrollment Verification Process!!

12th....Ready for School Fair 

News from the district

Family Access

Family access will be unavailable July 9th to the 15th for maintenance after which only test scores and report cards will be available to families in Family Access over the summer.


Ready for School Fair - August 12th

  • Maywood Middle School – 9 am to Noon
  • Clark Elementary School* – 3 pm to 7 pm

Online Verification Process support for ALL incoming families for ISD students K-12. Parent volunteers and district staff will support families completing the online forms for enrollment verification.  The link to the event flyer is here.


PTSA news 


Check out the last PTSA Newsletter of the school year!


Now is a great time to order new Grizzly Gear for the fall and take care of your student's school supplies! Order now and items will be delivered to the school on Meet the Teacher day in September. 



 issaquah schools foundation


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!