Skylert Wally the Wapiti

Spirit Week

Happy Monday, and we hope that parent conferences were a success. As before, we want to emphasize that those days are not the only time you can communicate or meet with a teacher. We work best with context, and as parents, your context in helping your child succeed is invaluable.

Here’s what’s happening this week:

Spirit Week

Today was Tie-Dye Day. Here’s the rest of the week:

  • Tuesday: Hawaiian Day
  • Wednesday: Hat Day
  • Thursday: Cozy Day (School appropriate, of course)
  • Friday: School Swag (ERMS, BHS, CHHS, WJHS, etc.)

MESA-STEM After-School Activities

We will be holding our first MESA-STEM after school activity on Wed, Sept 22. We will continue to have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related activity each month. All Elk Ridge Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Each month’s activity will begin immediately after school and will probably last about an hour (approx, 3:00 – 4:00 pm). Flyers are available in the counseling center.   For more information or details, contact Mr. Bennett or Ms. Hardy. 

8th Grade Job Shadow – Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

As part of our career exploration program, 8th grade students will have the opportunity to participate in a Job Shadow experience on Tuesday, November 9th. This is a chance to take your student to work with you or send them to work with someone you know. It is our hope that you will share your excitement for your profession with your child or that they will have the opportunity to study a career of interest. If your student pre-arranges a job shadow experience, and they complete the required forms, they will be excused from school on this day. Encourage your student to think about a career area they are interested in. Students that don’t arrange a job shadow are expected to be in school on this day. Parents are responsible to provide transportation to the job shadow. More information will be provided but please start thinking about options that your student might be interested in.