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e-Thursday Folder, Eagle Ridge Elementary

May 14, 2020

Congratulations once again to our April Leaders of the Month. 

April Leaders of the Month


A Message from the Principal

During the week of May 18-22, Eagle Ridge Elementary will allow our students and parents/guardians to pick up personal belongings left at the school and drop off items to be returned (i.e. textbooks, library books, etc.) through a curbside process with assigned time/date slots. 

Please create a sign with your last name displayed on your car window to assist with the process.  This will expedite the process and help us quickly locate all personal items. Belongings not picked up during your specified time/date will be stored and inaccessible until the 2020-2021 school year.  **Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe by picking up your school items in a vehicle.    We are unable to have walkers on school property during these times.  

In order to maintain the safety of our families and staff, students and parents/guardians will not be permitted inside DCSD buildings during this time. 

During your pick up time (details below) you will pull your vehicle into our parking lot. A member of our staff  will come to your vehicle to pick up any items your student is returning, and provide your student with any personal belongings from inside the school. The belongings will be inside a labeled bag and our staff will load that bag into your vehicle’s trunk or other designated area.  

We ask that families remain in their vehicle during this process, and wear a cloth mask if possible. Families should also limit the number of people coming to pick up or drop off items if possible. If you have items to drop off, you will need to start at our bus lane, so we can unload them first (ie. devices, library books, etc). Our school staff will wear protective gloves and masks throughout this process. During your scheduled grade level time, your child’s homeroom teacher will be loading items and waving goodbye to them.  If you choose the evening time, it is not set up for classroom teachers to be present. 

Prior to coming to pick up or drop off items, please be sure you have:

  1. Labeled all items that your student will be returning to their school with their name and grade level. Please place items in a ziploc bag if possible. All these items will need to be dropped off in the bus lane before going into the parking lot.

  2. Have a sign on your window with your last name, so we can quickly load your items.

  3. Any parent wanting another family to pick up their child’s supplies must email the classroom teacher ahead of time, so they are prepared.

  4. School Pick up Map: Pick-up Map-Please notice that laptops should be dropped off first in the bus lane.

Tuesday, May 19th:

9:00- 9:45: 6th Grade (Last Name A-L)

9:45-10:30: 6th Grade (Last Name M-Z)

11:30- 12:15: Kindergarten (Last Name A-L)

12:15- 1:00: Kindergarten (Last Name M-Z)

2:00 - 2:45: 1st Grade (Last Name A-L)

2:45 - 3:30: 1st Grade (Last Name M-Z) 

Wednesday, May 20th:

9:00- 9:45: 2nd Grade (Last Name A-L)

9:45-10:30: 2nd Grade (Last Name M-Z)

11:30- 12:15: 3rd Grade (Last Name A-L)

12:15- 1:00: 3rd Grade (Last Name M-Z)

2:00 - 2:45: 4th Grade (Last Name A-L)

2:45 - 3:30: 4th  Grade (Last Name M-Z)

Thursday, May 21st

2:00 - 2:45: 5th Grade (Last Name A-L)

2:45 - 3:30: 5th  Grade (Last Name M-Z)

4:00 - 5:30- All Grade Evening time  

Thank you for your patience and cooperation in this process. 


Doug Humphreys


Eagle RIdge Elementary



Linville Leaders

For nine years, the Linville Family has been at Eagle Ridge Elementary. Both Charlie and Ann have been amazing students and leaders. ERE was lucky not only to have these kiddos and but their parents, as well. Ben and Laura have been so supportive of Eagle Ridge. Laura was the PTA president for two, ran the Science Fair, started a Lego Robotics Club and jumps anytime a teacher needs a sub. Her work within Leader in Me has helped us become and maintain our Lighthouse Status as a Leader in Me School. Laura helped to start the Student Mentor Program and always was involved with Student Senate. When these two groups came together this year, Laura led the News Crew! 

Laura’s legacy at Eagle Ridge is truly priceless. We would like to honor her legacy with the Linville Leadership award which will be hung in our lobby. Student who have been apart of Student Leadership from grade 3-6 will be given this award.

This year’s Linville Leaders include: Tatum Bikulcius, Sophia Wittwer, Ann Linville, and Sydney Davis. Congratulations to these Linville Leaders!

Bookkeeper Notes

 It’s hard to believe we are entering the last week of school! We still have many students with outstanding fees on their accounts.  Please check your students fee tab and pay any outstanding fees through My School Bucks. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at  6th graders will be receiving invoices later today for any outstanding fees.  I hope you all have a relaxing summer!

Virtual Field Day 

Hello Eagle Ridge community. We will be having virtual Field Day tomorrow Friday May 15th. Even though we can't physically be together, we have some awesome activities planned. In keeping with tradition, we want this day to be focused on kids being active all day, and getting outside if possible. If you are outside for long periods of time, please remember sunscreen/hat and a water bottle. In the link at the bottom is a place for students to upload a picture of themselves so we can make a fun slideshow of all the kids to send out the last week of school. Happy Field Day Eagle Ridge!!!! 


Book Time with Mrs. Meredith


Here's my last read aloud of the year--the very silly Dragons Love Tacos 2! It is a fun way to end the year!




The deadline to purchase a 2019/2020 Eagle Year yearbook is THIS FRIDAY (May 8th) at 12:00 p.m.  To purchase, please follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Log onto My School Bucks at;

  2. Once there, you will see two options -- Click Here for Meal Accounts or Click Here for School Store;

  3. Choose Click Here for School Store;

  4. Click on the blue box that says “View All”;

  5. You will see two yearbook options -- ERE Yearbook or Digital Yearbook;

  6. Click the yearbook icon you wish to purchase and follow the prompts;

  7. Please check your Order History to see if you previously ordered a yearbook;

  8. Physical yearbooks are $20 and Digital yearbooks are $5;

  9. Quantities are limited (for physical yearbooks only), so sales are first come, first serve.

Every purchase of a physical yearbook comes with FREE digital copy of the yearbook.  Each 6th grade student will receive a FREE copy of the digital yearbook (regardless of whether they purchase a physical yearbook) as the PTA’s gift to the outgoing class.

Be advised that we are working with school administrators to determine the best way to distribute yearbooks to students now that remote learning will continue for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year.  We will let you know once a decision has been made.  


Are you looking for a way to honor your Eagle Ridge 6th grader during the Coronavirus closure?  Lindsay Fisher and her team at Print Pointe are here to help. They are offering customizable yard signs for only $15!  To order, simply click on the link below, complete the attached order form and email a scanned or photographed copy to  Turn around time for orders is one week.  Please note -- this is not a PTA fundraiser.  

To order:


School supply kits for the 2020/2021 school year are on sale NOW through 1st Day School Supplies.  The PTA worked with ERE teachers and administrators to ensure the supply lists for each grade are up to date and complete.  To order, visit the website for 1st Day School Supplies, enter the school’s zip code (80124) and select Eagle Ridge, choose your student’s grade & gender, and follow the prompts to purchase.


With the announcement that remote learning will continue for the remainder of the 2019/202 school year, the PTA would like to remind everyone that all of our events in April and May have been cancelled.  This includes the following: Talent Show, Flower Sale, Donuts with Divas/Darlings, Kickoff to Summer Party, and the T-Shirt Design Contest. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate these difficult and unusual times.


Spirit Video!

Big thanks to all of the students and teachers who shared the Spirit Video this week! Reese Lund is organizing a new video next week! We will send out a new link on Monday! Please see the following video from so many of our students and teachers! Spirit Video-What we Miss Most about Eagle Ridge!

Information from our Counselor

Hello ERE Families- 

Below are your community updates that may be helpful during this time. Stay healthy and happy, 

*Complete the Census! It has never been easier to respond to the census on your own, whether online at, over the phone, or by mail.

*Parents and caregivers now have the opportunity to request a wardrobe for any student age 3 – 21 in need. Call Clothes to  Kids us at (720) 379-4630 and dial “0.” Phones are open Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. If they  don’t answer, please leave a voicemail.  You can also request a wardrobe by emailing us at

*Everyone should be encouraged to access testing and treatment if they meet the criteria to be tested. Colorado’s call line for general questions about COVID-19 provides answers in many languages. To learn more call: 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911. Individuals can use any photo ID, including those that are not government-issued, when accessing tests at state labs. Community Health Care Centers continue to serve anyone, regardless of status, and telehealth options are available. In addition, Emergency Medicaid continues to be available to all Coloradans who meet income and other eligibility requirements. This includes individuals seeking emergency care for COVID-19.

*Paid sick leave and unemployment resources. Colorado Help Emergency Leave with Pay (CO HELP) rules apply to all Coloradans, including those without documentation. The rule temporarily requires employers in certain industries to provide a small amount of paid sick leave to employees with flu-like symptoms who are being tested for coronavirus COVID-19. For more information call (303) 318-8981.

*Center for Health Progress resources on the Stimulus payments to individual tax payers under the CARES Act.

Stimulus Bill (Relief Eligibility Info)-English 

Descripción del Estímulo Elegibilidad -Spanish

*Emergency funding is now available for rent and mortgage assistance to low-income families facing financial hardship due to economic disruption associated with COVID-19. Agencies are listed below to assist Douglas County, income qualified residents:

Local Programs: Jewish Family Service  720-248-4690. centralintake@jewishfamilyservice.orMonday through Friday 8:30 am through 4:30 pm

Family Tree 303.467.2604 Monday through Friday 9 am through 4 pm

Brothers Redevelopment – Statewide Program  1-844-926-6632. Monday through Friday 8 am through 4:30 pm

The Salvation Army- Statewide Program.


Parents as Partners 

Please take a few minutes to view this  video from  LIM  titled Parents as Partners. It is a great 3 minute video for parents to gain an understanding of how they can support their children during this time by focusing on the unique experiences they can have with their children while being the parent and teacher at the same time. It gives a really good perspective of the paradigm shift we are experiencing.