Walla Walla Public Schools
Friday, 22 August 2014

Blue Ridge News, Events & Reminders

Welcome Back!

School Resumes Tuesday, September 2nd. Please drop off school supplies the first day of school. The front office will open August 18th. Current school supply lists are located on the sidebar on this webpage under the heading "Quick Links". We look forward to the 2014-15 school year!


Kindergarten Jump Start

August 11th-14th and 18th-21st. Kindergarteners will attend half days and Teacher/Family meetings will take place in the afternoons. If you have questions, please contact Gracie Cortez.

Open House Planned

Come meet your child's teacher Thursday, September 18th at 6:00 pm.

Preparing for Back To School

Studies show that children who get the recommended 10 hours of sleep each night perform better in school. Getting back to a schedule after summer break can be hard. Experts suggest moving your child's bedtime up by 15 minutes each night until they are back to their regular school schedule.

Common Core Questions

Have you been hearing more about Common Core State Standards? Do you need more information? Please click the link provided to learn more. http://www.k12.wa.us/Corestandards/default.aspx

Welcome New Staff!

We are very excited to welcome the following new staff members to our team here at Blue Ridge:

Madison Dissmore - 2nd Grade Dual Langage

Jennifer Morasch - K-4 LAP

Laura Berg - 1st Grade Dual Language

Greg May - 3rd Grade

Charlene Maib - Resource Room

Julia Leavitt - Para-educator

Blue Ridge Sparkles and Shines!

Blue Ridge Custodial Staff goes above and beyond each summer (and indeed throughout the school year) to make sure that students enjoy a clean and safe school. In addition these hardworking folks help teachers move classrooms, re-arrange classroom furniture, and they do everything with smiles and great attitudes! A special thanks to Brent Beiloh, Karen Bannerman, and Chris Zink for their tireless work and amazing dedication to students, staff, and families!


Emerging School Parent Letter

Blue Ridge is an OSPI Emerging School. To find out more, please click the link below:


Common Core State Standards

For more information about the Common Core State Standards, please click the link below:


Community Partners

These local business and local organizations support Blue Ridge, and we hope you will return the favor as you do business, plan your charitable donations, or consider volunteering.

We could not do what we do without their help. Thanks to them all.

Journeys Chow House, 119 W. Alder (in the Garden City Plaza),386-2586

Hepler's Big Cheese Pizza, 499 N. Wilbur Ave., 525-4422

YMCA - 340 S. Park St., 525-8863

Children's Home Society, 1612 Penny Ln., 525-3532

Coffee Cravings, 1607 E. Isaacs & 801 W. Poplar, 522-4713

Whitman College Science Outreach Program

Shoes That Fit - Whitman College Chapter

Joann Fabric and Craft Stores, 481 N Wilbur Ave, 529-6161


Thank you for visiting Blue Ridge Elementary School's website! We hope this will provide you with necessary information about our school, our staff, our PTA, and upcoming events.

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Blue Ridge Mission Statement

We are: Welcoming, Safe, Innovative, Supportive with Community Pride.