April 2018

Big thanks to our PTA and Jill O’Daniel for hosting an amazing Staff Appreciation Week! We sure appreciate all that you do for the Staff!

2018 National Police Week

May 13-19, 2018

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

Monday, May 14 is Keeping our Children Safe at Eagle Ridge. Please see the Police Week Poster.pdf  for even more information.

May 22 - 6th Grade Marketplace!




Come share in the fun and festivities as 6th graders sell their products.  All items $1.00 or less-

Date and time: Tuesday, May 22, 11-12:30 & 1:30-3

Place: 6th grade classrooms

What’s for sale! -cookies-raffles-lemonade -slime -Shield Potion (blue Kool-Aid)-soap -fun games-Rice Krispie treats -erasers -brownies-root beer float -llama cookies-pet rocks

Douglas County School District is Now Hiring

Bus Drivers
Transportation Education Assistants
Apply at www.dcsdk12.org/careers

Field Day

Friday May 11th we will be having field day. Field day consists of fun and games for students and their classmates. Field day activities will start at 9:30 am and will end at 2:00. We will still be having our regular lunch schedule. At2:00, as a school, we will have popsicles, watch a slide show, and hand out yearbooks. Our fabulous 6th graders will be running all of the stations for field day.  

If your student is in 4th or 5th grade please fill out the waiver form for the obstacle course.https://trainoc.regfox.com/eagle-ridge-elementary-school

(If the fields are unsafe due to weather we will fall back to May 18.)

Things to bring on field day:

·     Athletic Shoes

·     Sunscreen/hat

·     Water bottle  

·     T-shirt provided by the school for the

Fun-d or grade color shirt

·     K-Green

·     1st-Red

·     2nd- Blue

·     3rd- Purple

·     4th- Orange

·     5th- Yellow

·     6th- Pink

Train OC Waiver Form.

Slime and Cake Pop Bash!

Join Mrs. Sanger and Mrs. Wittwer for a summer Slime and Cake Pop Class! The fun happens on Monday, May 21. Please see the Slime and Cake Pop Bash Flyer (1).png  for even more details!


Thanks so much to everyone who volunteered to bring in items for our Superhero themed Staff Appreciation Week!  We also used money from our budget to give cake pops and $5 Starbucks cards to each staff member.


Look for the new Senate flag that should be flying proud with the Colorado and US flags at the entrance.  This is our End of the Year gift for ERE.

Don’t forget to take advantage of our Clothes for Kids of Denver bin that is near the front office. Your donations have helped support hundreds of families in need! Be sure to check the Lost and Found before the school year ends if you are missing something.  All items not claimed by May 25th will be donated.

Thanks again for your ongoing support this year, Ms. Tait and Mrs. Linville

I have just tallied our April volunteer hours, and I was thrilled to see that our volunteers donated 389 hours and 47 minutes of their precious time. Adding in April’s hours, our yearly totals add up to 2,466 hours and 37 minutes. I JUST LOVE THIS ERE COMMUNITY! You guys are just the best! We still have several big events coming up before the end of the school year. If you have the time, or any energy left, check out what we have going on.


Staff Appreciation week is May 7th- May 11th! We love to spoil our staff that works so hard all year. The thing this staff loves most is food! We would love to provide a meal each day of Staff Appreciation Week. If you’re interested in helping provide yummy meals, please click the link below:



Dads- We want you to be a Watch D.O.G.S Dad! You can spend 1/2 or the whole day in our building with your student(s) and help support the rest of the ERE student body. Sign-up below:


Jill O'Daniel

Eagle Ridge Elementary

Volunteer Coordinator



Last Week

Running Club is back!

To all our fabulous runners out there….we are back for some “Spring Training!”  We will run once week starting on Tuesday, April 24. Because Spring is so busy, we will only run once a week-every Tuesday until the end of the school year. We will meet at 8am in front of the school. If you did not participate in the fall, but wish to do so in the Spring-please see Mrs. Landis.

Here is the _Eagle Ridge Running Club 2018 Spring.docx  to sign up!

DCSD Foundation Exciting Opportunities!

Before the year is out DCSD Foundation has discounted opportunities with the Rapids, Elitch Gardens (with free return ticket offer) and the Rockies (free wristbands for kids)!

Here's the link: https://conta.cc/2JontpF

Coffee with a Cop

Come and join the Lone Tree Police for coffee! See the following CwC Press Release Vibe Foods 5 15 18.doc  for even more information.

Young Voices of Colorado

Do you have a child that loves to sing!  Please come check out Young Voices and audition for next year’s choir.  Please check out the YVC.pdf  below. If you have further questions, please contact Karen Hull at kghull2@yahoo.com

Tennis Camps

Come Serve it Up with TGA Tennis Camp at Cook Creek Park (Lone Tree) All camps are for K-8 grade students. Every Camp includes:  Learning to play tennis, hands-on STEM experiment, an Olympic themed day and a tennis art project! Please see the TGA Camps in Lone Tree.pdf for even more details.




May 11th - Muffins for Moms
May 11th - Field Day
May 16th- Chili’s Restaurant Night 
May 22nd- Leader of the Month Breakfast 7:45-8:30 
May 24th - 5:00pm PTA Summer Kickoff Party 
May 25th- Last Day of School 
May 25th- 6th Grade Graduation

PTA Information


Staff Gift Giving Program

We are excited to bring back the Eagle Ridge Staff Gift Giving Program.  This Program is intended to be a convenient and affordable way for our families to provide our teachers and staff with gifts they love.  If you would like to thank your teachers and staff for all they do for your child/children, we encourage you to try this gift giving option!  Please see the 2017-2018 TA Gift Card Staff handout.pdf  and informational sheet.

Donuts with Divas/Darlings -

Come enjoy a donut with your Mom, Grandparent, or Special Person from 7:45 - 8:30 am in the front of the school on May 11.Donuts_w_Moms_2018.pdf 

School Calendar -

We are opening up the calendar sales for next school year’s calendar. See the attached flyer.Eagle Ridge Order 18+.pdf 

School Supplies -

We are so excited to announce a continued partnership with 1st Day School Supplies!  We have collaborated with 1st Day School Supplies to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year.  These kits are simply a convenience, not a requirement. If your family prefers to shop for school supplies, you can find the 2018-2019 lists on the ERE website.


Douglas County School Reading Program

Douglas County Libraries Foundation is giving $250 to the school with the most sign-ups for the library’s Summer Reading Program. You can register online starting May 1, or at any Douglas County Libraries location beginning June 2.

Check it out online to see how kids can win prizes for reading over the summer:

⦁ Visit DCL.org/summer-reading.

⦁ Click the registration link for the right age group.

⦁ Complete the sign-up form, including our school name and your/your child’s grade so our school gets credit.

Please see the flyer SRP_EM_Flyer_8.5x11.pd