Winter Enrichment Programs *Registration opens Mon, 01/18*
After school enrichment programs are just around the corner. Maybe you have a budding artist, Lego enthusiast or coding with Minecraft anyone? The winter line-up of programs offers a great-fit class for everyone!   Registration – opens Monday, January 18  – is completed through Eastside Enrichment and through TechVenture Kids .  Classes begin the week of February 1 so register today! TechVenture Kids Flyer : Intro to Coding Minecraft Mods Eastside Enrichment Flyer : Art Academy (drawing & painting) and Lego Jr. Engineering  Please check the websites for further information including class descriptions, costs and age requirements. Questions? Contact Carolyn Roberts  tycar74@hotmail.com ... read full article
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Carolyn Roberts 
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1/18/2016-2/7/2016

Spelling Bee Registration Due 01/31
We are super excited for all the students who registered for the Spelling Bee. It is going to be an amazing night! For tips on how to study for the bee, and for K-5 word lists, please visit the Spelling Bee home page  and click on the tabs “ Rules and tips ” and “ Practice word lists ”. The bee will take place over three evenings in the Cafeteria, as shown in the schedule below. We are still looking for great volunteers to make the event a success. If you are interested to be a pronouncer, a judge, or ... read full article
Author:
Reham Shehata 
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1/11/2016-2/25/2016

Science Fair - Register by 03/14
It is that time of the year once again, when we bring to you our budding scientists with their amazing experiments, innovation and out of the box thinking!!!!! Come join the Cascade Ridge Team of scientists on Thursday, March 31, at the Science Fair 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We have some exciting exhibits lined up for you yet again from Fitness to Nutrition to Reptiles to Laser to Salmon Dissections to just name a few . Come along with your family to this great Cascade Ridge tradition and enjoy a fun filled family night with pizzas, scientific ... read full article
Author:
Sandhya Kumar 
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1/29/2016-3/31/2016

PTSA Volunteer Service Awards Nominations Due 02/12
The PTSA service awards - Golden Acorn - Outstanding Advocate – Honorary Lifetime Membership - are given every year to outstanding volunteers for their service to our school and community. Please help us select outstanding volunteers from the Cascade Ridge community to receive an award by nominating someone you feel is deserving! • To nominate, simply email the name of the person you would like to nominate to our Volunteer Appreciation Chair, Erinn Chapman at erinnmchapman@gmail.com. • Erinn will reach out to the nominee to let them know they've been nominated (keeping the name of the person whom nominated them ... read full article
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Erinn Chapman 
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1/11/2016-2/12/2016

Box Tops For Education Due 02/23
Time is running out to turn in those Box Tops! The classroom that collects the most Box Tops by February 23rd will win a Yo Plateau class party ! Mrs. Thomas, Ms. Perkin, Mr. Ullom, and Mrs. Jochim are leading the way, but it’s a tight race with many classes close behind. Any class can win! To enter: 1. Simply place Box Tops in a Ziploc bag with the teacher’s name on front. Alternatively, you may clip, paste, or tape your Box Tops to the collection sheet found on the school’s website here . 2. Bring your Ziploc bag or ... read full article
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Elana Clayton 
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11/3/2015-2/28/2016

Brown Bear Car Wash
Happy New Year! How is your resolution list coming together? 1) Eat Healthy 2) Exercise 3) KEEP MY CAR CLEAN ...Wait...what?!? We can help you with #3! Order your Brown Bear Car Wash tickets today! Get a clean car, save money and earn $$ for Cascade Ridge PTSA! For every $5 ticket purchased CRE PTSA earns $3.50 (normal price for basic exterior car wash is $6.39). You can purchase tickets ONLINE  or by emailing Nicole Brenner at nicbrenner@yahoo.com  with the number of tickets you would like, your student’s name and student’s teacher. Then simply deposit a check in the black ... read full article
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Nicole Brenner 
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9/3/2015-6/30/2016

Fifth Grade News - Photos Due 04/04
Next Newsletter Publication Look for the second edition of the 5th Grade Newsletter mid-February for up to date information on camp, service project, ceremony and party! Fifth-Grade News is Online, All of the Time! You can keep track of 5th-grade news and events by clicking on the “News” icon on the PTSA website, or bookmark this link: http://cascaderidgeptsa.org/Page/Newsletter/5thGrade . Fifth-Grade Cast-Off Ceremony Slideshow – Deadline April 4th This year for the 5th grade slideshow, we would like to include pictures of the 5th graders throughout their entire time at Cascade Ridge. We will be taking photos throughout their 5th grade ... read full article
Author:
Erinn Chapman 
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1/11/2016-4/4/2016

Come Out and Play!
Join your student(s) on the playground throughout the school year! On the first Friday of each month , we invite all Dads (Moms, grandparents or other special guests too) to join us on the playground during recess. Visitors sign in at the front office, get a visitor’s badge and then join your student outside for recess! Please remember to get your Washington State Patrol Form filled out. This must be turned in before you can attend a play date! Forms can be found in the office or online on the school website under Quick Links. A new one needs to ... read full article
Author:
Michele Brady 
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9/3/2015-6/4/2016

Cascade Ridge PTSA: We’re Online, All the Time!
Did you know you can have school and PTSA events automatically added and updated into your calendar app of choice? Checkout the details at: Viewing calendar events in other calendar applications  (you'll need to be logged into your PTSA account.) Another way to stay connected: “Like" us on Facebook ! Get the most up to date information on all upcoming school and PTSA events, Spirit Days, late-breaking news and everything else relevant to our school community right in your news feed. If you like our page already but aren't seeing our news on your feed, make sure to check our ... read full article
Author:
Jackie Mueller 
Show from:
11/3/2015-6/30/2016
Winter Enrichment Programs *Registration opens Mon, 01/18*Carolyn Roberts1/18/20162/7/2016
Winter Enrichment Programs *Registration opens Mon, 01/18*
After school enrichment programs are just around the corner. Maybe you have a budding artist, Lego enthusiast or coding with Minecraft anyone? The winter line-up of programs offers a great-fit class for everyone!   Registration – opens Monday, January 18  – is completed through Eastside Enrichment and through TechVenture Kids .  Classes begin the week of February 1 so register today! TechVenture Kids Flyer : Intro to Coding Minecraft Mods Eastside Enrichment Flyer : Art Academy (drawing & painting) and Lego Jr. Engineering  Please check the websites for further information including class descriptions, costs and age requirements. Questions? Contact Carolyn Roberts  tycar74@hotmail.com ... read full article
Coffee With The Principal - Friday, 01/22Kelly Huber1/11/20161/22/2016
Coffee With The Principal - Friday, 01/22
Please join Principal Natalie Fowler in the Coyote Cafe for conversation and coffee on Friday, January 22nd at 8:30am. This is the second of our three coffee dates where Natalie will be sharing what is happening at Cascade Ridge this school year. Mark your calendar for the final coffee date of the year: April 22, 2016. Have time to stick around? Please do! The PTSA General Membership meeting and Volunteer Orientation that is scheduled to begin immediately following Coffee with the Principal. ... read full article
Spelling Bee Registration Due 01/31Reham Shehata1/11/20162/25/2016
Spelling Bee Registration Due 01/31
We are super excited for all the students who registered for the Spelling Bee. It is going to be an amazing night! For tips on how to study for the bee, and for K-5 word lists, please visit the Spelling Bee home page  and click on the tabs “ Rules and tips ” and “ Practice word lists ”. The bee will take place over three evenings in the Cafeteria, as shown in the schedule below. We are still looking for great volunteers to make the event a success. If you are interested to be a pronouncer, a judge, or ... read full article
Science Fair - Register by 03/14Sandhya Kumar1/29/20163/31/2016
Science Fair - Register by 03/14
It is that time of the year once again, when we bring to you our budding scientists with their amazing experiments, innovation and out of the box thinking!!!!! Come join the Cascade Ridge Team of scientists on Thursday, March 31, at the Science Fair 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We have some exciting exhibits lined up for you yet again from Fitness to Nutrition to Reptiles to Laser to Salmon Dissections to just name a few . Come along with your family to this great Cascade Ridge tradition and enjoy a fun filled family night with pizzas, scientific ... read full article
Book Fair is Available Online until 11/13Nathalie Fusaro11/8/201511/13/2015
Book Fair is Available Online until 11/13
Did you miss the Book Fair?  No worries, you can still get great books and support our school by ordering through our online book fair until Friday, Nov 13th. http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3537557 ... read full article
Book Fair Nov 4-6Michele Brady11/3/201511/7/2015
Book Fair Nov 4-6
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Cascade Ridge November 4th – 6th. The theme this year, Monster Book Fair: Reading is So Much Fun You’ll Get GOOSEBUMPS! , surrounds students in the celebration of reading with hundreds of fun, engaging, affordable books for them to discover. Giving kids access to good books, and the opportunity to choose their own books, motivates them to read more. And, all purchases benefit our school! Wednesday, November 4th from 1:00-7:00 PM Thursday, November 5th from 3:00-7:00 PM Friday, November 6th from 3:00-5:00 PM We need your help to make it happen! Please share ... read full article
Eager Reader Starts Nov 9Tiffany Parker11/3/201511/17/2015
Eager Reader Starts Nov 9
Our annual Eager Reader program begins Monday, November 9th. Eager Reader is a voluntary program designed to encourage students to read for their own enjoyment outside of school. Beginning Monday (November 9), students can read outside of school and earn prizes. Each minute spent reading counts towards both individual and class totals en route to fun prizes including: gift cards, books, and more! The program runs for 4 weeks, ending December 7. All the details are available here . ... read full article
Welcome Back Cascade Ridge CoyotesKelly Huber9/3/20159/17/2015
Welcome Back Cascade Ridge Coyotes
We’re off to great places. Today is our day. Our mountain is waiting. So let’s get on our way. ~ Dr. Seuss (with some editing) Welcome back to school Coyote families! The beginning of a school year always feels like we’re off to great places… new ‘grades’ and teachers at school, new things to learn and new friends to meet. There’s a feeling that just maybe anything can be accomplished. That feeling is echoed as the PTSA plans for two NEW events for 2015-16 school year… yep, we’re definitely off to great places as well… • Silly Spaghetti Night – ... read full article
PTSA Volunteer Service Awards Nominations Due 02/12Erinn Chapman1/11/20162/12/2016
PTSA Volunteer Service Awards Nominations Due 02/12
The PTSA service awards - Golden Acorn - Outstanding Advocate – Honorary Lifetime Membership - are given every year to outstanding volunteers for their service to our school and community. Please help us select outstanding volunteers from the Cascade Ridge community to receive an award by nominating someone you feel is deserving! • To nominate, simply email the name of the person you would like to nominate to our Volunteer Appreciation Chair, Erinn Chapman at erinnmchapman@gmail.com. • Erinn will reach out to the nominee to let them know they've been nominated (keeping the name of the person whom nominated them ... read full article
Eager Reader Results - We did it!Tiffany Parker12/11/201512/18/2015
Eager Reader Results - We did it!
Congratulations Cascade Ridge Coyotes!  Together we reached a combined total of 500,000 minutes, and earned a super fun school-wide assembly!  Students who reached the Week 4 goal will received their new book prize the week of 12/14  (K-2nd 480 minutes and 3rd-5th 720 minutes). Thanks to all our students, families and teachers for supporting Eager Reader! ... read full article
FREE Parent Education Opportunity on 12/08! Jen Belding12/3/201512/8/2015
FREE Parent Education Opportunity on 12/08! 
B e Keen on your Tween’s Safety! Tuesday, December 8th at 6:30pm in the Cascade Ridge Elementary Coyote Café Join Kim Estes from Savvy Parents Safe Kids for a parenting workshop for parents of kids ages 8-12 This workshop will cover topics such as: * Cell Phones –tool or tricked out toy? * What you need to know about sleepovers * When your Tween becomes a babysitter * Staying home alone. Are they ready? * Tweens and body safety * Out & About: School and neighborhood safety * What safety tools work and which ones don’t? * The questions every ... read full article
Cascade Ridge FUNdraising at Bellevue Ice Skating ArenaMichelle Lyman12/3/201512/17/2015
Cascade Ridge FUNdraising at Bellevue Ice Skating Arena
Mention you are with Cascade Ridge Elementary and a $3 donation will be made to your PTSA for each paid rink admission during the dates listed below! Dates: November 27 – Dec 18th, 2015, and Jan 3 – 10th, 2016 Admission:   $12; For those 8 and under - $9 (includes skate rental)  Place: Bellevue Downtown Park – 10201 NE 4th St., Bellevue, WA 98004   (South of Bellevue Square Mall) Hours of Operation   Mon:  3 – 9 P.M. Tues:  3 – 9 P.M. Wed:  1 – 9 P.M. Thu:  3 – 9 P.M. Fri:  3 – 11 P.M. (opens 10A.M. Nov. ... read full article
Box Tops For Education Due 02/23Elana Clayton11/3/20152/28/2016
Box Tops For Education Due 02/23
Time is running out to turn in those Box Tops! The classroom that collects the most Box Tops by February 23rd will win a Yo Plateau class party ! Mrs. Thomas, Ms. Perkin, Mr. Ullom, and Mrs. Jochim are leading the way, but it’s a tight race with many classes close behind. Any class can win! To enter: 1. Simply place Box Tops in a Ziploc bag with the teacher’s name on front. Alternatively, you may clip, paste, or tape your Box Tops to the collection sheet found on the school’s website here . 2. Bring your Ziploc bag or ... read full article
Reflections Reception Nov 19Ripal Shah11/3/201511/19/2015
Reflections Reception Nov 19
We are delighted with the wonderful flights of imagination submitted for the Reflections Competition this year. Please join us for a Reflections reception in recognition of our artists, November 19, at 6:30 pm in the Cascade Ridge Café. Musical compositions, film and dance entries will be played in their entirety in a PowerPoint presentation which will be shown at 6:45 p.m. Visual Art, photography and literature entries will be on display. Award certificates will be presented to all participant and the entries advancing to the district level will be announced. ... read full article
Newcomer Coffee and Cake Nov 12Angela Fischer11/3/201511/12/2015
Newcomer Coffee and Cake Nov 12
Now that the school year is well on its way and hopefully you have started to settle in, let’s have a little coffee and cake to catch up and make new friends. Please join me at my home on Thursday, November 12th at 9:30AM – 11:00AM for a casual gathering to connect with other new school parents and meet some of our experienced Cascade Ridge parents who can answer all those questions you might have. Hosted by PTSA Community Relations VP – Angela Fischer, 1840 271st Ave SE in Glencoe. Email: afischer515@yahoo.com  with questions. This is an open house, come ... read full article
Caring Through Sharing Nov 30-Dec 4Marci Bartholomae11/3/201512/5/2015
Caring Through Sharing Nov 30-Dec 4
J ust a quick reminder that our Holiday Gift Barn collection is this week, Nov. 30-Dec. 4th in your child's classroom.  If you choose to participate in this program, you will be helping the Issaquah Food Bank turn the Pickering Barn into a Holiday Shopping Center for those that need a little extra help this season.  The grade themes are as follows: K and LRC :  Baby supplies, diapers, wipes, clothes, toys, bibs 1st grade :  Art supplies/school supplies 2nd grade : pajamas, socks, underwear (all sizes, boy or girl), purses and make-up/nail polish for teens 3rd grade :  board games ... read full article
5th Grade Parent Survey Closes 9/30Erinn Chapman & Erica Fewel9/23/20159/30/2015
5th Grade Parent Survey Closes 9/30
Thank you to everyone who attended the 5th grade parent meetings held on curriculum night.  If you were not able to join us, check out the 5th Grade Open House flyer  for information regarding 5th grade events for the 2015-16 school year.    As discussed, we have created a survey for parents to vote on fundraising to offset the cost of 5th grade camp, as well as indicate interest in volunteering.    Please use the following link to complete the survey no later than September 30:    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PCLCLMG   Any questions, please contact Erinn Chapman erinnmchapman@gmail.com or Erica Fewel erica_fewel@yahoo.com .  Thank you! ... read full article
Brown Bear Car WashNicole Brenner9/3/20156/30/2016
Brown Bear Car Wash
Happy New Year! How is your resolution list coming together? 1) Eat Healthy 2) Exercise 3) KEEP MY CAR CLEAN ...Wait...what?!? We can help you with #3! Order your Brown Bear Car Wash tickets today! Get a clean car, save money and earn $$ for Cascade Ridge PTSA! For every $5 ticket purchased CRE PTSA earns $3.50 (normal price for basic exterior car wash is $6.39). You can purchase tickets ONLINE  or by emailing Nicole Brenner at nicbrenner@yahoo.com  with the number of tickets you would like, your student’s name and student’s teacher. Then simply deposit a check in the black ... read full article
Fifth Grade News - Photos Due 04/04Erinn Chapman1/11/20164/4/2016
Fifth Grade News - Photos Due 04/04
Next Newsletter Publication Look for the second edition of the 5th Grade Newsletter mid-February for up to date information on camp, service project, ceremony and party! Fifth-Grade News is Online, All of the Time! You can keep track of 5th-grade news and events by clicking on the “News” icon on the PTSA website, or bookmark this link: http://cascaderidgeptsa.org/Page/Newsletter/5thGrade . Fifth-Grade Cast-Off Ceremony Slideshow – Deadline April 4th This year for the 5th grade slideshow, we would like to include pictures of the 5th graders throughout their entire time at Cascade Ridge. We will be taking photos throughout their 5th grade ... read full article
Lunch For The BreakMichele Brady11/3/201511/17/2015
Lunch For The Break
In place since last year to serve food-insecure students in the Issaquah School District, Lunch for the Break is a program that teams up with the Issaquah Food Bank to ensure that no child in the district will ever go hungry when school is not in session. Food collection from our school communities was a huge success last year, but this year more distribution help is needed. Serving the Clark, Issaquah Valley, Apollo, Maple Hills, Sunset and Briarwood Elementary schools, families can register for this program in early November. Food items will be collected during this month as well, then ... read full article
Book Fair Volunteers NeededKrista Gale10/1/201510/15/2015
Book Fair Volunteers Needed
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Cascade Ridge November 4th – 6th. The theme this year, Monster Book Fair: Reading is So Much Fun You’ll Get GOOSEBUMPS!, surrounds students in the celebration of reading with hundreds of fun, engaging, afordable books for them to discover. Giving kids access to good books, and the opportunity to choose their own books, motivates them to read more. And, all purchases beneft our school! Wednesday, November 4th from 1:00-7:00 PM Thursday, November 5th from 3:00-7:00 PM Friday November 6th from 3:00-5:00 PM We need your help to make it happen! Please share your ... read full article
Reflections Art Contest Due 11/2Ajita Krishnan9/24/201511/2/2015
Reflections Art Contest Due 11/2
Does your child love to create? If so, the National PTA Reflections Competition is a perfect opportunity to showcase this talent! The Reflections Program is a National , Washington State , and local PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. The 2015-16 Reflections theme is: ”Let Your Imagination Fly”. For the past several years Cascade Ridge has had one or more students’ entries advance beyond the Council or State level of the contest. So encourage your kids bring ... read full article
Enrichment Opportunities Registration Opens 9/21Carolyn Roberts9/24/201510/8/2015
Enrichment Opportunities Registration Opens 9/21
The PTSA is happy to connect you with some outside enrichment classes.  These classes are supplied and run by vendors for a fee. We have tried to provide a wide variety of options so there will be something appealing to all.  Check out the links below for more information and to register directly with the vendors.   Space is limited and registration is on-going so don’t delay! TechVenture Kids  -  Online Registration at  techventurekids.org In TechVenture Kids’ Scratch Code Club , kids explore how to design and program their own computer games and animations. Working in MIT's SCRATCH, a visual drag ... read full article
Math Club Parent Info Night - 10/01 7-8pmKanika Arora9/23/201510/2/2015
Math Club Parent Info Night - 10/01 7-8pm
Join us in the Coyote Cafe on Thursday, October 1 to learn about Math Club, a PTSA sponsored program for 4th and 5th grade students who enjoy doing math!   Kids will meet before school to be coached by dedicated PTSA parent volunteers. Students can choose to participate in one or more statewide math competitions in the spring, where they get a chance to show off their ability against kids from other nearby elementary schools.   For the informational meeting, parents only, please.  Online registration will open: TBD. Questions? Contact:  Kanika Arora ... read full article
Orange Ruler Fun RunMichelle Lyman & Khristie Tobler9/3/20159/17/2015
Orange Ruler Fun Run
Get Ready Cascade Ridge! The Orange Ruler Fun Run is coming to Cascade Ridge this fall - our new and only fundraising event for the year. The Orange Ruler team has put together a fun-filled experience for our children and school that focuses on teamwork, staying active and believing in yourself. This critical program will help us raise needed funds that will be used for classroom grants, specialists and enriching programs like Eager Reader and Science Fair. Please be on the lookout for the Orange Ruler Fun Run envelope coming home with your child on September 23rd. Get ready to be ... read full article
Mark Your Calendars for Silly Spaghetti Night!Michelle Lyman & Khristie Tobler9/3/20159/17/2015
Mark Your Calendars for Silly Spaghetti Night!
Please join us September 24th at 6 P.M., when our own Cascade Ridge Café takes a trip to Italy! Color on the tables, enjoy musicians, sip a ‘FanSTACHEtic Fizz’ and enjoy a movie! This is our big community event for the year – a chance to meet other families – enjoy our talented student musicians – maybe even be served by a ‘surprise’ waiter or two?! We look forward to seeing you September 24th! To keep costs at a minimum - you MUST order your meal in advance ! ‘Extras’ will not be available!  ORDER DEADLINE: Friday, September 18 Remember ... read full article
PTA Member Benefits Michele Brady5/18/20159/1/2015
PTA Member Benefits
WILD WAVES THEME PARK PTA members can obtain tickets at a substantial savings off regular admission prices. This online benefit program offers not only substantial savings, but allows you to "print and go" so you have your ticket in hand when you get to the park with no waiting in the line to purchase tickets. To access your special tickets, click the link, then log into the site with the username: WSPTA; and password: summer2015. The start date to begin to use this member benefit is May 23rd – but you can purchase tickets now! SILVERWOOD THEME PARK PTA members ... read full article
Like us on FacebookMichele Brady11/2/20148/31/2015
Like us on Facebook
We are excited to announce that the PTSA at Cascade Ridge has created yet another way for you to get, and stay, connected with your school. For all of you who use Facebook as a communication tool, please ‘Like’ our new Cascade Ridge Elementary PTSA page and invite your CRE friends to ‘Like’ us too! The PTSA will use Facebook to keep you informed of upcoming school and PTSA events, Spirit Days, late-breaking news and anything else relevant to our school community. Please know that we will NOT post pictures of you or your children without your explicit permission. ... read full article
Coyote Wear Fridays!Nicole Brenner9/3/20159/17/2015
Coyote Wear Fridays!
Is it time to revamp your wardrobe? It wouldn’t be complete without a few new Coyote Wear items! This year, we will have "Coyote Wear Fridays" in conjunction with Popcorn/ Parent play date Fridays so don't be caught without your Coyote Wear! You can purchase through the First Day Packet . We have several new items this year (scarf, hat, etc.) as well as a couple of updated colors on a few our most popular items. If you have any questions, please email Nicole Brenner at nicbrenner@yahoo.com. Coyote Wear samples will be on display at a few September school events ... read full article
Come Out and Play!Michele Brady9/3/20156/4/2016
Come Out and Play!
Join your student(s) on the playground throughout the school year! On the first Friday of each month , we invite all Dads (Moms, grandparents or other special guests too) to join us on the playground during recess. Visitors sign in at the front office, get a visitor’s badge and then join your student outside for recess! Please remember to get your Washington State Patrol Form filled out. This must be turned in before you can attend a play date! Forms can be found in the office or online on the school website under Quick Links. A new one needs to ... read full article
Cascade Ridge PTSA: We’re Online, All the Time!Jackie Mueller11/3/20156/30/2016
Cascade Ridge PTSA: We’re Online, All the Time!
Did you know you can have school and PTSA events automatically added and updated into your calendar app of choice? Checkout the details at: Viewing calendar events in other calendar applications  (you'll need to be logged into your PTSA account.) Another way to stay connected: “Like" us on Facebook ! Get the most up to date information on all upcoming school and PTSA events, Spirit Days, late-breaking news and everything else relevant to our school community right in your news feed. If you like our page already but aren't seeing our news on your feed, make sure to check our ... read full article