Dear Silver Ridge families,



Did you know that hope is a teachable and learnable skill? Like empathy, we're not just born with hope, we learn it. Why does it matter? Research indicates that hope can promote confidence, empowerment, and resilience.


Experts have developed a user-friendly mnemonic called SHINE to help engage the power of hope. Here are the 5 keys to hope:


S:Stress Skills

Skills include pausing and employing breathing techniques, focused breathing, listening to soothing music, laughing, exercising, or going outdoors and noticing the beauty of nature.


H: Happiness Habits

Practices that can promote happiness and well-being include: pausing to notice and savor good moments, practicing gratitude and thankfulness, being kind to yourself and others, engaging in activities you find meaningful, and discovering and using your strengths.


I: Inspired Actions

Setting meaningful goals can offer encouragement and motivation for your life and your future. Experts recommend SMART goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-framed, breaking larger goals into step-by-step actions. Also, consider stumbling blocks and brainstorm ways to overcome them if they get in the way.


N: Nourishing Network

Having a support network of family, friends, coworkers, and support professionals can go a long way toward helping to bolster your hope and happiness. Knowing who you can turn to in good times and bad can contribute to a hopeful mindset. Your hope network should include people who value you and your strengths, see the positives in you, and want you to be successful.


E: Eliminate Challenges

When you feel challenged, or there’s an obstacle in the way, first identify it. Then, you can use your SHINE skills to help yourself overcome it.


Thank you for tending the garden of hope with us for our students and for all of us!


Finding Nemo Performances

The performances on Thursday and Friday were so impressive! Thank you to C-Stock and Sirena McKinley for all of the work that they've done with students for months. Thank you Ms. Stroh for sharing your performance space. The kids were great and so proud of themselves. I can’t wait to see what we do next year!


Month of the Military Child Spirit Week

In recognition of our military children, we will be participating in a patriotic spirit week this week. See flier on Dojo and themes in calendar!


K-4th Grade Families - Action Item

We are already planning for next year! Let us know what your plans are for 24-25 by taking a minute to fill out this short form. Not 100% sure? That’s okay, you can make a note of that on the form. (Include all your children on one form.)

2024-25 Planning Form



3rd - 5th grade students will be SBA testing May 7, 8, 14, 15 and 16. Thank you for planning absences around these days if possible!


Book Drive

We're looking for gently used books! Find the flier here: Got Books.jpg


PTA News - Thank you for supporting our students with this final fundraiser!

Kitsap Great Give - Early giving opens Monday, April 1 and the official 24-hour giving period is Tuesday, April 16th.  Please visit https://mtyc.co/vyw4mf to support Silver Ridge PTA. 


Extended leave

Are you taking your child out of school for 3 days or more? Please fill out an extended leave request. You can find it here


Thank you for all that you do; together we do great things!

Tina Piper, Principal

What's Happening

CKSD 2023-2024 Calendar

Breakfast and Lunch Calendar


Monday, April 15

  • Red, White, and Blue Day

Tuesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 17

  • Whole school photo
  • Superhero day

Thursday, April 18

  • Stars, stripes, and/or sparkle day

Friday, April 19

  • Purple day

April 22-26

  • Volunteer Appreciation Week

Wednesday, April 24

  • Administrative Professionals Day (Secretary Day)
  • Scheer, Snow, and De La Cruz 1st grade to Dino Lights at CKPAC

District News

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