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East Ridge Community School is located on the east side of Owen Sound, near Georgian College.  Our school offers classes from JK to Grade 8 both in the English and French Immersion streams

September 22, 2022
Picture of dignitaries from the Opening Ceremonies of the Sydenham Fall Fair

East Ridge Hosts 169th Sydenham Fall Fair

September 22, 2022 marked the 169th Sydenham Fall Fair,
which is often regarded as the last and oldest school-based fall fair.
This year, East Ridge Community School was proud to partner with the
Sydenham Fall Fair to provide students with hands-on opportunities to
learn about the role agriculture plays in our community. 

The morning started off with a heavy drizzle during the opening
ceremonies.  Keith Reid, Chair of the Sydenham Fall Fair, began the event
by welcoming students, followed by remarks from Bruce-Grey-Owen
Sound MPP Rick Byers, Bluewater District School Board Director of
Education Lori Wilder, and Mike Dupuis of the Ontario Association of
Agricultural Societies.

Students participated in the Farmer's Olympics, did some baking, grew
vegetables and flowers, made crafts, and raised livestock for judging. 
It was also a chance to interact with several exhibitors to learn about
watersheds and managing forest ecosystems, as well as visit a petting
zoo.  The livestock judging events were extremely popular, with students
supporting their peers and learning about the hard work that goes into
showing animals.

Despite the early rain and cool temperatures, nothing could slow down
the participants and the event was a resounding success!

See full article from BWDSB:  Sydenham Fall Fair Article

September 8, 2022

Dear East Ridge Families,

We will begin our chocolate bar fundraiser this Friday September 9th, 2022.  This fundraiser was extremely successful in previous years.

Our goal this year is to raise over $15000!  We plan to subsidize class trips and our forest school program. In addition, each homeroom will be receiving money to help pay for things such as classroom resources.

Chocolates are $3 each. There are 30 bars in each case. The value of each case is $90.

Each student from grades 3 to 8 will be bringing home one case of Laura Secord chocolates this Friday.  These are made in a facility that guarantees to be peanut and nut-free. Once students pay for the full $90 case, we will be able to give out more cases to sell.  The fundraiser will last 3 weeks so please try to sell as fast as possible.

For JK to grade 2 classes, homeroom teachers will be given cases to sell.  Parents may talk to their child’s teacher and ask to sell chocolate for that class. All arrangements for pick up need to be made with your child’s homeroom teacher.

Parents may pay using cash online for the case or students may bring back the money or a cheque (made out to East Ridge Community School) each day to their homeroom teacher.

Money can be delivered to your child’s homeroom teacher. Please enclose your payment in an envelope with your child’s full name and the name of their homeroom teacher written on it.

We will have a homeroom competition for primary, junior, and intermediate divisions. The top class from each division will win $150 to spend towards class trips or parties.

There will also be small prizes handed out to the first 100 students that pay for their full case.

Prizes for K to 8 top sellers include:

  • A Hoverboard

  • $75 gift card

  • Gift cards for The Rocking Horse, and small fast-food restaurants

  • Owen Sound Attack Team signed hockey stick

  • Owen Sound Attack Ticket Vouchers

  • East Ridge Swag: Falcon stuffy

  • Giant chocolate barname to be drawn at Meet The Teacher Night (Sept. 22nd)


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 

Allison Kuhl (allison_kuhl@bwdsb.on.ca) or
Dana Wilson ([email protected]). 

Thank you for supporting our school! 

What a wonderful school year!  Thank you so much to our students, staff, families, and community for supporting our school throughout a year full of change!  We are looking forward to a more "regular" start up in September.

We are just wrapping up our school year this week, you can reach the office during school hours (9-3:30). If you would like to check out the lost and found, please come by Thursday, July 8 at 3:30. After that time, lost and found items will be donated.

For any families new to our school area, welcome!  You can email the school at [email protected] or come into our office and meet us.  We are accepting new registrations this week, then again during the last two weeks of August.

The school office is closed from July 11th to August 19th. 

Please see below for our supply list for September.  It is broken into must have supplies and optional supplies.  If you have questions, please reach out to the school.

More information about our September start up  is coming!

School Supplies Required for September: 

-Indoor shoes 

-water bottle-highly recommended, not 

-back pack 

-lunch kit (with containers that students can open independently) 

-Extra clothes for our kindergarten students 

Optional School Supplies:

These items are optional, the school does provide these items to classes but often children like to have their own special supplies instead of sharing.  Please label all personal items.


-pens (grade 6 and up) 

-scientific calculator (Grade 6 and Up) 

-math set (grades 6 and up) 

-simple calculator (grade 4-5) 

-pencil crayons (all grades) 

-crayons (Kindergarten and grade 1) 


-pencil sharpener 


-lined paper 

-headphones for computer use

Your partner in Education/Votre partenaire en education,
Ms. Morrow,  Principal

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