Socia Emotional Learning at Spiritridge

SPIRITRIDGE VISION

SUPPORT—CHALLENGE—PREPARE for ACADEMICS—CHARACTER—SUCCESS

 

SPIRITRIDGE MISSION

  • Provide academically rigorous, meaningful, challenging experiences for ALL students

  • Provide a safe and civil atmosphere where students, staff and the community model and expect respect at all times

  • Use ongoing assessments to inform instructional decisions to meet the needs of ALL learners and to ensure success for all

     

    SPIRITRIDGE SCHOOL-WIDE INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS:

  • Create a learning environment that promotes students’ self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship and responsible decision-making skills that leads to positive social behavior and academic success

  • Provide a caring, supportive, safe and empowering setting for learning where students and staff have a positive attitude and belief about self, others, and school

  • Acquire and value the knowledge and skills of recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotion (i.e., the RULER skills)

WHAT IS SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL)?

Social emotional learning (SEL) is a process for learning life skills, including how to deal with oneself, others and relationships, and work in an effective manner. In dealing with oneself, SEL helps in recognizing our emotions and learning how to manage those feelings. (Wikipedia)

http://www.casel.org/social-and-emotional-learning/    

Why SEL?

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWr2itgXWV8

www.selforwa.com

Approaches and curriculum used to support Social-Emotional Learning:

RULER Approach: http://ei.yale.edu/ruler/ (K-5 - Spiritridge)

Second Step: http://www.cfchildren.org/second-step (K-2)

Spiritridge 2014-15 Attendance

RIGHT PLACE. RIGHT TIME. READY TO LEARN!

Our goal at Spiritridge is for all students to be in class by 9:05 ready to learn.  

Below are the times we expect students to be at school:

  • Students arrive no earlier than 8:40 am
  • The warning bell rings at 9:00 am
  • The final bell rings and instruction begins at 9:05 am.  Attendance is taken in class.

Arriving late to school/class impacts a student’s learning as well as the classroom atmosphere. Being on time for school/class is a positive goal for each of our students.  Please join our efforts in reducing tardies at Spiritridge this year by making sure your child gets to school on time every day.  Thank you!

Click HERE to view a PowerPoint outlining Spiritridge's attendance goal for this year. Click the following link  for information regarding Bellevue School District's attendance policy: http://www.bsd405.org/about-us/departments/student-services/attendance.aspx 

2015-16 Kindergarten Registration

Information & Registration Night

March 5, 2015 @ 6:30 PM

Spiritridge Elementary Multi-Purpose Room

Kindergarten registration for the fall of 2015 is underway.  If you have a child, or know of one in your neighborhood, who will be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2015, please let them know.

 Items you will need to register your child include: 

  • Immunizations – Although more shots are typically required before school entrance, an immunization card must be on file and complete before the first day of Kindergarten.
  • Birth Certificate or Passport for age verification
  • Residency Verification  Affidavit Form (with supporting documentation)
  • Bellevue School District registration form (includes emergency contacts)
  • School Nurse Health Information form
  • Additional registration forms are needed for registering your child for Full Day Kindergarten.

open enrollment

Open Enrollment is for Bellevue School District students who wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. Open enrollment for the 2015-16 school year begins January 12th and ends February 13th. Applications will be posted January 12th.

Open Enrollment applications are not used for choice schools and programs. Families interested in applying to International, Big Picture, Puesta del Sol, Jing Mei or the Spanish Dual Language Program should attend an information session to learn about the application process. Learn more...

2014 Green Genius Cafeteria Challenge

We are very excited to announce that we have won 2nd place for the City of Bellevue- Bellevue School District Green Genius Cafeteria Challenge!  This year the City and District issued a challenge to schools to launch education campaigns to help reduce waste at lunch.  The contest culmination was a measurement day on November 14th- America Recycles Day -in which green teams measured the volume of garbage generated from one day at lunch.  The three schools with the lowest amount of garbage won.   Our green team worked very hard to help promote waste reduction, recycling and composting.  As a result each student averaged less than a half cup of garbage on our measurement day at lunch!  Great work students, staff and parents for helping us win!  On December 8th, our school will win the “Mighty Moose” trophy made from recycled materials with our name engraved on it for us to keep. 

 We are also pleased to win since this competition was extremely competitive.  Thirteen Bellevue elementary schools competed- and each worked very hard.  Thirteen schools that participated represented over 7000 students and staff.  All the schools combined, on November 14th, generated a total of 15 garbage cans of trash.  The biggest winner of this contest truly is the environment!  Go green!

Spiritridge Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)

Watch D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement program, sponsored by the Spiritridge PTSA, that works to support education and safety.  Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities.

Watch D.O.G.S. Registration Form

 

Please sign up for Spiritridge Watch D.O.G.S.!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/t8zmfu
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots (the same ones you put on the calendar if you came to the Kick-Off on Nov. 18) - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Susan Webster to sign you up manually on the calendar.

 

Remember, you have to complete a Watch D.O.G.S. Registration Form and be approved as a VIBES volunteer (this form can be obtained in the school office).

Back to School

   

At Spiritridge you will find an exceptional community where students, staff and the community work together to help every student maximize his/her learning and ensure each and every student reaches academic success. You will find an incredibly talented staff who put student learning first. One of our goals is to provide students with academically rigorous instruction and learning opportunities so they will continue to demonstrate measurable growth.  As a community, we strive to nurture our children by modeling and expecting respect. Another goal is to teach our students the attitudes, behaviors, and skills to support them in leading a positive and productive life.

Our culture and expectation at Spiritridge is:

• To provide academically rigorous, meaningful, challenging experiences for ALL students.
• To provide a safe and civil atmosphere where students, staff and the community model and expect respect at all times.
• To use ongoing assessments to inform instructional decisions to meet the needs of ALL learners and to ensure academic growth for all.
• To be united as one excellent cohesive school CommUNITY.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you as a Panther!

Warmly,
Alexa Allman
Principal

Spiritridge Daily Schedule:

Morning Bells:
9:00 1st Bell
9:05 Tardy Bell/Instruction begins
*Note: we highly recommend District transportation to ensure students arrive on time.

Lunch/Recess:
11:15-11:35-11:55: Lunch/Recess  (3rd & 5th)
11:45-12:05-12:25: Lunch/Recess (1st & 4th)
12:10-12:30-12:50: Lunch/Recess (K & 2nd)

Afternoon recesses:
1st RECESS: 1:00-1:20 (3rd & 5th)
2nd RECESS: 1:40-2:00 (1st & 4th)
3rd RECESS: 2:10-2:30 ( & 2nd)

Dismissal Times:
11:45 ½ day Kindergarten Dismissal
1:10 Wednesday Dismissal
3:30 M, T, Th, F Dismissal

Office hours

  • Regular daily hours: 8:30-4
  • Wednesday early closing: 1:30 

Attendance is critical and vital to student success. Please make sure your child is present each day. The only 'excused' days per the District policy include. Please note: Vacations are not on the list following.

~Illness or medical emergency (in some cases a doctor’s note will be required
~Family emergency
~Established special days on a religious calendar
~Pre-arranged medical or dental appointment (a doctor’s note may be required)
~Pre-arranged school sponsored activity (i.e. fieldtrip)
   

 Main Office

Phone: 425.456.5900
Fax: 425.456.5967

Office Hours: 
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

Contact Information

Alexa Allman, Principal 

Susan Webster, Assistant Principal

Linda Porter, Office Manager

   

Spiritridge strives to create a nurturing environment which supports all students in becoming successful and well prepared through rigorous and challenging experiences.

Report an Absence

Call: 425-456-5901
Email: 
spiritridgeattendance
@bsd405.org

Important Dates

April 22 Earth Day
Spirit Day-Wear Green!

June 2-4
Book Exchange

June 9
Spirit Day-Wear Beach Attire

June 18
5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony (PM)

June 19
Field Day & Academic Challenge

June 22
Last Day of School





 

 
































Safe Schools

Our district uses SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration via text, phone, web or email.