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After School Activity registration open

2015 September 29
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by ridgecrest

The Fall 2015 After School Activity Season is October 19th through December 4th.  Most classes run from 3PM-4PM.  We cannot provide childcare for siblings/friends waiting for someone enrolled in an after school class.  This is a safety concern.

No classes are held on days when students do not attend school.  Some classes differ from these official dates, so please check dates. For classes offered by Ridgecrest staff, sign-up opens Tuesday, September 29 and closes Monday, October 5th.  Classes sponsored by the PTA often have online/paper registration and different due dates.

At the end of each class, students are released to a parent or guardian or after care program, or walk home with permission.  Repeated late pick-up (more than 5 minutes after the end of class) may result in the student being dropped from the class.

Ridgecrest After School Activities (offered by Ridgecrest staff)

PTA After School Activities information (offered by Ridgecrest PTA)

Curriculum Night – 9/17/15

2015 September 17
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by ridgecrest

This is a time to hear from your child’s teacher about classroom expectations, routines and curriculum. Between sessions, Dr. McPeak will also have a chance to share a bit about herself, our wonderful school, and introduce our teachers and PTA.  Please note that the evening is geared for adults and childcare is not available.

Here is the schedule for the evening:

6-6:45pm              4th-6th grades and Ms. Della’s 3/4 class (meet in your child’s classroom)

6:45-7:15pm        Welcome and introductions by Dr. McPeak (meet in the lunchroom, come and learn a bit more about her and meet the RC teachers)

7:15-8pm              Kindergarten-3rd grades (meet in your child’s classroom)

PTA After School Enrichment classes

2015 September 16
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by ridgecrest

Please see the PTA After School Enrichment flyer for information about their after school enrichment classes.  Note some date and room changes from the information previously sent home:

  • LEGO Club starts on 9/30 (not 9/23)
  • Computer Coding starts on 10/9 (not 10/2) and goes through 12/18
  • Japanese will be held in Room 21 (Mrs. Witzel’s room) not Room 9 (Mrs. Ramfar’s room)

Sue’s News – 9/1/15

2015 September 2
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by ridgecrest

Sue’s News…It’s Back to School Time!

The countdown has begun…Can you believe the first day of school is just over a week away?  Oh my!  I hope you have enjoyed the gorgeous sunny weather (well up until recently!) and having fun with family and friends.  I was able to visit the Oregon Coast in July and then played Seattle tourist with my brother and his family visiting from England.  Such family fun. This week the teachers return with a full agenda of trainings, planning, and preparing to meet their new students.

I just love the beginning of each new school year.  It’s a fresh start, a chance to make new friends, and it’s a time of excitement as we anticipate the learning and fun that will come our way.  I can’t wait to hear the joyful buzz of KIDS fill the classrooms, lunchroom, playground and hallways. Go RAMS!


Important Dates and Information:

Teacher Assignments Emailed Out                      Fri, 9/4 after 4pm

Class lists will not be posted on the front doors this year.  Instead, the name of your child’s teacher will be emailed to the email address we have on file.  If you do not receive an email, the information will be available at the school office on Tuesday, Sept 8.

Meet Your Teacher Hour                                        Tues, 9/8, 2-3pm

This is an opportunity for you and your child to walk through the school, find your new classroom, meet the teacher, drop off school supplies and chat with your classmates.

First Day of School grades 1-6                             Wed, 9/9, 8:35am-3pm

First Day for Kindergartners Last name A-L       Wed, 9/9, 8:35am-11:15am (AM Half Day)

First Day for Kindergartners Last name M-Z       Wed, 9/9, 12:20pm-3pm (PM Half Day)

Back to School BBQ                                               Fri, 9/11, 5pm-7pm


New Faces to  Ridgecrest—Welcome!

Jaclyn Cox, 5th Grade

Josh Frank, 3rd Grade Hi Cap

Nathan Christian, 3rd grade

Ashley Norris, Special Education Resource Room

Karen Greep, School Psychologist

Sheryl Lundahl, ELL Teacher

Joan Forbush, Nurse


Familiar Faces, new name and/or places:

Jenna Harrigan is now Jenna Glushak, our new Office Manager

Brittney Rider, our new Family Advocate

Liz Patterson, our new Library Tech

Julia Gochnour new to 2nd Grade

RoseAnne Tombelaine new to 1st grade HiCap

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in just over a week…yippee! Stay tuned for more information in the coming days. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, or the school office.



Back to School Event – August 29, 2015

2015 June 16
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by ridgecrest

The annual Shoreline Back To School event provides school supplies, hair cuts, and clothing assistance to Shoreline School District families with low incomes and/ or circumstances that make it challenging to adequately prepare their children for school. To register, visit the Back To School Consortium Web site, or call the info line at 206-393-4916. Deadline for registration is August 21.

The event will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 29 at the North City building, 816 N.E. 190th, Shoreline.

This year, families will be ASSIGNED AN ARRIVAL TIME so it will be important to give a mailing address to receive the August family letter. If you have any questions, please leave a message on the Back to School Information Line 206-393-4916. A volunteer will get back to you within 48-72 hours.