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Eagle Ridge Elementary

October 8, 2020 

Blue on the 19th!

Please wear your new blue Eagle Ridge shirts to celebrate us all being together on Monday, October 19. Enjoy your fall break and we can't wait to see you soon!

Million Minutes Reading Challenge

We are excited to announce that on October 26, we are beginning our Millions Minutes Read Challenge. As a school, we are hoping to read together one million minutes by the beginning of May 2021! Please see the Million Minutes Challenge.docx  for even more information.

COVID Relief Programs

Please see the COVID DHS Letter updated 10.6.20 .doc for more information regarding COVID relief from Douglas County Social Services. The Department has emergency funding available to the neediest (at or below 150% FPL) individuals and families in our community. However, the Department has experienced an increase in requests for help from those experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19. Because of this, additional funding for emergency support has been made available.  

October is Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind!

Begin With the End in Mind means to think about how you would like something to turn out before you get started. Reading a recipe before cooking or looking at a map before  leaving on a trip is beginning with the end in mind. For young children, a good example is that of a jigsaw puzzle. Before doing a puzzle, they look at the cover of the box.. They start with the end in mind. 

Some Habit 2 Activities:

1. Habit provides a good base for activities around goal setting. As a family (or with an individual child) chose an area that needs improvement. The area of improvement, or the broad gaol, becomes your end in mind. Then think of specific steps that will lead to achieving this goal. For example, if the goal is to improve as a reader, specific steps may include reading a certain amount of time every day or working several times a week to improve oral fluency.


2. Ask your child if there is something special he or she would like to buy, then help your child plan how much money, he or she will need to save and how long it will take. Discuss ideas for earning extra money like doing additional chores and helping around the house.


3.  Identify and encourage extracurricular activities that support your child’s goals.





October 8 & 9:  E-Learners to Pick Up Read-A-Thon Prizes, T-Shirts & Masks

October 8 & 9:  2019/2020 Leftover Yearbook Sales (see section below for info)

October 12-16:  No School (Fall Break)

October 15-30:  Spiritwear Sale 

October 20:  PTA General Meeting

October 22:  Restaurant Night at Tokyo Joe’s (4:00-8:30 p.m.)

October 23:  Box Tops for Education Due


E-Learning students who earned prizes in the Read-A-Thon will have two opportunities to pick up their prizes at Eagle Ridge -- TODAY (October 8th) from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and TOMORROW (October 9th) from 12:00-2:00 p.m.  Please stay in your car and a member of the PTA will load your items into the trunk of your vehicle.  ALL E-LEARNING STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO STOP BY AT ONE OF THESE TIMES TO PICK UP THEIR FREE SCHOOL T-SHIRT AND MASK.


The PTA has several yearbooks leftover from the 2019/2020 school year.  You have two opportunities to purchase one of last year’s yearbooks -- TODAY (October 8th) from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and TOMORROW (October 9th) from 12:00-2:00 p.m.  Yearbook sales will take place outside Eagle Ridge on these days. Yearbooks sales are first come, first serve.  Emails requesting yearbook holds will not be accepted.  Yearbooks are $20 and only exact cash or check payments (made out to ERE PTA) will be accepted.


Join us for a Restaurant Night at Tokyo Joe’s Highlands Ranch location (6642 Timberline Road) on Thursday, October 22 from 4:00-8:30 p.m. When you mention “Eagle Ridge” at checkout (or show the attached flyer), Tokyo Joe’s will give 25% of the proceeds back to our school.  This offer applies to both dine-in and takeout orders.  We hope to see you there!  Tokyo Joes! 


We are collecting Box Tops for Education again this year.  There are now two ways you can collect Box Tops:

  • Download the Box Tops for Education app; Select Eagle Ridge Elementary in Lone Tree; Scan your receipts within 14 days of purchase.  You can keep track of your earnings and the school’s overall earnings through the app. 

  • Clip Box Tops off of participating items; Place Box Tops in a plastic bag labeled with your student’s teacher & grade; Turn in Box Tops to the school by Friday, October 23.

Last year we raised over $700 for our school through the Box Tops program.  Let’s see if we can earn even more this year! 


The PTA has once again partnered with Select Spiritwear to offer Eagle Ridge spiritwear to students and families.  The spiritwear shop will be open from October 15 through October 30.  To purchase spiritwear items, visit and click on “Eagle Ridge Elementary”.  This year we are offering a variety of items including t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts and hoodies (including a new hot pink color especially for 6th grade students).  See the attached flyer for more information.  Gina, attach flyer here, please.


It’s that time of year again!  The PTA is looking for individuals who are interested in shadowing for next year’s Board.  Several of our current Board members are in the last year of their rotation and we need to find their replacements.  The following positions will have vacancies next year:  President, Vice President and Secretary.  If you are interested in learning more about these positions, please contact the PTA at

Free Lunches to all Students!

Douglas County School District is able to provide free meals to ALL kids through December 31st of this year. This is a huge win for Child Nutrition and ensuring kids have full bellies to learn. In addition to free meals in person, we will begin providing free weekly meal bags for all kids 18 and under every Friday from 1-2pm at all neighborhood elementary and middle schools. The meal bags will be containing 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches. Simply come to one of our sites and drive thru to get your meal bag.  No pre-order required and kids do not need to be present. This will be available to all kids, regardless of enrollment.  You can go to  FAQ... DCSD Nutrition Services Free Meals  for more information or visit the DCSD Nutrition Services webpage

Please see the following two attached flyers for even more information: Free Meals for Kids through December and FREE Meal Bags.

Beginning Friday, October 23rd, meal pickup sites will be at ALL 9 middle schools and ALL 9 high schools. Elementary schools will no longer operate as pickup sites as we will be serving meals to in person students. Pickup times will be extended to 1pm-2:30pm each Friday.

During Fall Break (October 12-16th) we will be operating meal production out of all 9 middle schools and pick up sites on Friday, October 16th will ONLY be at the 9 middle schools. 

Backpack Society

Dear Eagle Ridge Families,

We are partnering with The Backpack Society to help our families in need.  Please see the email below if your family could use a little extra help during this challenging time.

We are excited to partner with Backpack Society to provide weekend meals to our students and their families who qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program. This program will start next week, the week of August 24th.

You can choose from two options, either sign up your student or sign up for your family. Please only sign up for one option.

If you have any questions about the program or about Backpack Society, please email 

Student Program:  

Family Program:  

If you would like to help Backpack Society in their mission of ending weekend hunger for school children in Douglas County, please use the link below.  

Run Club

  • Who: Each  Eagle Ridge student  can participate  (e-Learners and Hybrid! We all are Eagle Ridge) 

  • When: We will continue to run even when we go back full time on October 19. Please use the weekend and/or before and after school to run. Be sure to log your minutes by each Monday.

  • Where: Any place you want to run...your neighborhood, a treadmill, a park, up and down the stairs, your family room!

  • How: Run/Walk  with your parents, a dog, your sister, etc and log into a google form. 

  • How Far: Any distance works! The challenge is to get moving and each week try to get a little further. Smart phones, Fitbit, etc track steps. In addition, Eagle Ridge  has a limited number of pedometers for student check out. 

  • Fun Facts: We will keep track of this data on the blue bulletin board outside of the gym. The class that wins gets medals to commemorate this  exercise challenge! In addition, the ERE staff will also compete to see who wins! We will share our progress in our e-Thursday folder, as well. 

  • Other: students can buy a $10 tee-shirt with our Running Club logo! Please see Mrs. Landis with any questions! Here is the form to order shirts! Shirt orders are due the Wednesday before Fall Break. Virtual Run Club.docx 

Virtual Run Club Tracker

A Note From our Specials Team

Hello ERE Community, 

It has been a great start to the new year. On Fridays your student is meeting with their teachers for a couple hours of live instruction. In addition to meeting their regular teacher, students also need to meet with their specials teacher (Art, STEAM, P.E.). Listed below are the times that your student should be logging on with their specials teacher that they are currently seeing. 

6th Grade 8:50 

5th Grade 9:35 

4th Grade 10:20 

3rd Grade 11:05 

2nd Grade 12:30 

1st Grade 12:00 

Kindergarten 1:05  

Picture Day:

Picture Day this year is on:

Monday, September 21st (Cohort A)

Tuesday, September 22nd (Cohort B)

Make-ups will be:

October 19 and October 20. We will just call new students or those who want re-takes down those days. 

Pictures will be taken in the gym. Big thanks to Nick for relocating those two days.

E-Learning students can come either September 21 or September 21 from 1:45-3:15. We are asking families to come to the gym door and an Eagle Ridge staff member will let them in one at a time. Make-ups for e-Learning students will be either October 19 from 12-2pm.

Please see the 300518 Eagle Ridge (1).pdf  for more information.