Northridge Mission:

    ✩ Inspire Curiosity    ✩ Value Every Student   ✩ Empower Student Leaders ✩ Encourage a love of learning  ✩ Cultivate academic and personal growth 


    August 2022

    Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year, Wildcats!


    I am so thrilled to see you all back here on campus in just a few short weeks! The summer has absolutely flown by and we are so excited to welcome you back and hear all about your time off this summer. 


    This year, we are taking all we have learned over the past few years and applying that to really dig into how we support student learning. We have learned so many new tricks and tools over the last few years. Using our understanding of student needs along with our knowledge of innovative instructional practices, we continue to refine our practices in supporting student achievement.


    At Northridge, we are committed to partnering with our families and community to support student learning. We are excited to welcome our families back on campus this year! There are many opportunities to get involved on our campus including through our School Site Council, PTA, volunteering in the classroom or on field trips. I am thrilled to share with you that this year, we will be bringing back Lunch with a Loved One. This event will occur once each trimester where families are invited to have lunch with their student/s here on campus. 


    If you have not already done so, please consider joining us on social media, where you will receive updates and announcements. You can find us at @NRWildcats on Instagram and join our family page on Facebook at Northridge Elementary or the closed group, “Northridge Parent/Family Group.” 


    I also send out weekly all calls on Sunday evenings with information on the upcoming week. Please be sure to listen to those calls and check your email for these announcements!


    Please also note the change in start and end times this year:
    2022-2023 Bell Schedule
    Monday through Friday (Kinder) 8:55am-12:55pm

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays (1st through 6th grades) 8:55am-3:30pm

    Thursdays (1st through 6th grades) 8:55am-2:15pm


    As your site principal, please know that I am committed to ensuring that all families and students feel welcome and safe at Northridge. My door is always open if you have concerns or questions. I return calls and respond to emails within 24 hours. I can be reached at 916-971-7066 or petra.luhrsen@sanjuan.edu

    Go Wildcats!

    Petra Luhrsen

    Petra Luhrsen

    Principal, Northridge Elementary


    Please Join Us for these Upcoming Events


    Friday, August 5th @ 9:00-11:30am in Room A2
    Kinder families, you will receive a call from our office to schedule your student for Kinder assessments. This assessment gives us a quick snapshot on where we can best support your incoming Kinder student!

    Tuesday, August 9th @ 4:45-5:15
    Kinder families, come by at this time to meet your child’s teacher and learn about our Kinder program. At this time, you can ask any questions you might have about the first days of Kindergarten.

    TEACHER MEET & GREET (grades 1st-6th)
    Tuesday, August 9th @ 5:00-6:00
    Stop by campus to meet your teacher! Class assignments will be mailed out during the first week in August. 

    Thursday, August 11th @ 8:55-2:15
    Cafeteria opens at 8:25 and the Red Carpet Event starts at 8:40 by Room 24. 

    Friday, August 12th
    If you have a returning student, have them wear their House shirts from previous years OR their House Color. If your student is new and has not been placed in a House yet, wear Northridge Blue (royal blue). 

    Wednesday, August 24th
    All students K-6 will be dismissed at 12:55 on this day. This will allow our teachers to get ready for Back to School Night.

    Back to School Night @ 6:00-7:00: More information coming soon!

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Last Modified on July 27, 2022