Talent Show
Talent Show The 2017 Cascade Ridge Talent Show is one night only! Please join us on Wednesday, January 25th for a night of entertainment! Act One 5:30-6:30PM Intermission Act Two 7:00-8:00PM. Calling all Cascade Ridge Performers grades K-5, the stage is waiting for YOU! Space is limited this year, there are 15 spots per Act so don’t wait, sign up today. Can you sing, dance, or play an instrument? How about magic, or ball tricks, maybe some extreme hula-hooping or double-dutch jump roping is where you shine! Show us your talent and creativity, we can’t wait! New this year we ... read full article
Author:
Angela Fischer 
Show from:
12/2/2016-12/16/2016

Bellevue Holiday Ice Skating Fundraiser
Holiday Happenings The Bellevue Downtown Association is offering a fundraising opportunity for our school at the 2016-2017 Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena. Mention that you are with Cascade Ridge at the admission counter, and a $3 donation will be made to our PTSA for each paid rink admission during specific dates: Nov 25th – Dec 16th, 2016 & Jan 3rd – 8th, 2017. HOURS OF OPERATION (during fundraising dates listed above) Mon: 3pm-9pm Tue: 3pm-9pm Wed: 1pm-9pm Thu: 3pm-9pm Fri: 3pm-10pm (opens at 11am on Nov 25) Sat: 11am-10pm Sun:11am-6pm Admission to the rink is $12/person (includes skate rental), $9/person ... read full article
Author:
Shalini Sivakumar 
Show from:
12/2/2016-1/9/2017

Family Engineering Night - Chair Needed
We are excited to announce that Issaquah School District is sponsoring each school to host a Family Engineering Night! What is Family Engineering Night?  Family Engineering Night is a valuable resource for providing informal engineering learning experiences to elementary age children and their families. Developed with support from the National Science Foundation and modeled after the Family Science and Family Math programs, Family Engineering promotes 21st Century skills of inquiry, creativity, teamwork, and collaborative problem solving. Family Engineering Night is: •  families engaged in fun, hands-on activities and events •  families learning about what engineers do and the role engineering plays in everyday life •  families ... read full article
Author:
Carolyn Roberts 
Show from:
11/8/2016-2/18/2017

Girls On The Run - Volunteer Coaches Needed
Are you interested in helping start Girls on the Run at Cascade Ridge? This program aims at helping 3rd – 5th grade girls celebrate being girls! Through this non- competitive program girls run, play active games, talk about important issues, eat snacks and focus on building their self-esteem and improving their physical and emotional health. We need volunteer coaches in order to run this program in the spring. Please contact Carolyn Roberts at tycar74@hotmail.com if you are interested in helping. ... read full article
Author:
Carolyn Roberts 
Show from:
11/8/2016-2/28/2017

Cascade Ridge Math Club
4th Grade Coaches Needed!! Are you passionate about Math? Would you like to share your love for math with an eager group of 4th grade students? Math Club Classes are coached by dedicated parent volunteers. No coaches means no Math Club classes for 4th grade. We need at least 2 coaches per class. The curriculum and homework sets are available. Students will also have the option of competing in fun competitions that are held during in the Spring. Please consider volunteering for this very fulfiilling role.  Contact Kanika Arora at kanika.0810@gmail.com if you'd like more information.  ... read full article
Author:
Shalini Sivakumar 
Show from:
9/16/2016-12/31/2016

Brown Bear Car Wash Tickets
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 $8.00!). Now you can purchase two ways! PTSA Website:  Order your car wash tickets from the PTSA website  with an option to pay via credit card or check.  We have 4 packages available online: 1 for $5 4 for $20 10 for $50 20 for $100  By Email: Order tickets by emailing Nicole Brenner at nicbrenner@yahoo.com  with the number of tickets you would like, your student’s name and student’s teacher. ... read full article
Author:
Nicole Brenner 
Show from:
9/3/2015-6/17/2017

Come Out and Play!
Don’t forget to 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. The kids love to see their loved ones during the school day. 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 ... read full article
Author:
Michele Brady 
Show from:
9/3/2015-6/2/2017

WSP Required to Volunteer in the Classroom/Field Trips
We are so proud of our volunteers who give their time and talents to the students and staff at Cascade Ridge! Please remember to get your Washington State Patrol Form filled out. All volunteers must complete an online application. Please complete as soon as possible to avoid a delay in volunteering: https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net/. All new volunteers are required to attend a mandatory Volunteer Orientation: dates will be announced soon, so please watch for those! For the safety of our school community, all visitors and volunteers are asked to sign in at the office upon arrival and sign out when leaving. Volunteer ... read full article
Author:
Michele Brady 
Show from:
3/23/2016-6/18/2020

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: http://cascaderidgeptsa.org/Event/ViewElsewhere  (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 page every Monday for new posts. ... read full article
Author:
Michele Brady 
Show from:
11/2/2014-8/31/2020
Hearing and Vision Screening 2016Shalini Sivakumar10/3/201610/4/2016
Hearing and Vision Screening 2016
     We will be screening the vision and hearing of all students on Tuesday October 4 th and are very, very short on people to volunteer. If you are available to lend a hand, we would be so very grateful. This can be a tedious process for the kids, and the quicker each classroom tested, the happier everyone will be!       CRE Hearing/Vision Screening 2016 SignUp www.signupgenius.com Thanks for signing up to help out with hearing/vision screening on Tuesday October 4th. We will have two sessions - please sign up for the time that suits you best! ... read full article
Fall After School Enrichment ProgramsShalini Sivakumar9/16/20169/30/2016
Fall After School Enrichment Programs
The PTSA is happy to connect you with some after school enrichment classes.  These classes are supplied and run by vendors for a fee. 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! Register before September 30 th for a 2016-17 class   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 ‘n drop programming environment, students engage ... read full article
Cake Walk Donations NeededAngela Fischer8/31/20169/29/2016
Cake Walk Donations Needed
Cascade Ridge PTSA will be hosting a Cake Walk at this year’s walk-a-thon and we need your beautiful baked goods to help make it a success. If you or someone you know enjoys baking, please consider making a donation of a full cake, or 1 dozen cupcakes, cookies, or cake pops to be used at this fun family event. All donations will be collected the morning of Thursday, September 29th. Please contact Angela Fischer at afischer515@yahoo.com  if you’d like to donate. ... read full article
Talk with TiaMichele Brady8/31/20169/9/2016
Talk with Tia
Start this school year off informed and involved! Please join Principal Tia Kleinkopf in the Coyote Cafe for conversation and coffee on Friday, September 9th at 8:30am. This is the first of three “Talk with Tia” coffee dates where she will be sharing what is happening at Cascade Ridge this school year. ... read full article
New Family PlaydateAngela Fischer8/25/20168/28/2016
New Family Playdate
New to Cascade Ridge Elementary this school year? Want to make a new friend or two before the first day of school? The PTSA would like to invite all of our new students and their families to join us for a playdate to kick-off the 2016-2017 school year. Cascade Ridge Elementary school playground Sunday, August 28th 3:00pm - 4:00pm Not new to Cascade Ridge this year but want to join the fun? Feel free to stop by to mingle and play and welcome our new families to the neighborhood. Contact Angela Fischer, PTSA VP Community Relations, at afischer515@yahoo.com  with questions. ... read full article
Order Your School Supplies for 2016-17Emily Ma5/25/20168/11/2016
Order Your School Supplies for 2016-17
*ORDER DEADLINE 8/11* School supplies boxes are available to order now. Avoid the crowds and hassle of buying supplies at multiple stores. One stop online shopping saves time and OUR SCHOOL EARNS MONEY FROM YOUR ORDER.  New this year - our vendor is shipping supplies direct to your home! Each grade box is already 'built' for you - just select your child's upcoming grade and you're done. Log on to www.schooltoolbox.com , enter Cascade Ridge Elementary and order all summer long!   See the flyer  for cost per box and additional information. ... read full article
Reflections Entries Accepted 10/13-18Anamika Malhotra9/27/201610/18/2016
Reflections Entries Accepted 10/13-18
Calling all artists, dancers, writers, photographers and musicians!    ‘Reflections’ is a national PTA cultural arts competition, in which students create their own original works in one of the following categories: Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Film/Video, Dance/Choreography.    The theme for 2015-16 is "What is Your Story" .  Submissions will be collected from Thursday, October 13th through Tuesday, October 18th. Finalists from our school will move on to the district level and compete with others from the Issaquah School district.   For further information please click here or email Anamika Malhotra or Ajita Gopikrishnan at  reflections@cascaderidgeptsa.org  Please encourage ... read full article
Talent ShowAngela Fischer12/2/201612/16/2016
Talent Show
Talent Show The 2017 Cascade Ridge Talent Show is one night only! Please join us on Wednesday, January 25th for a night of entertainment! Act One 5:30-6:30PM Intermission Act Two 7:00-8:00PM. Calling all Cascade Ridge Performers grades K-5, the stage is waiting for YOU! Space is limited this year, there are 15 spots per Act so don’t wait, sign up today. Can you sing, dance, or play an instrument? How about magic, or ball tricks, maybe some extreme hula-hooping or double-dutch jump roping is where you shine! Show us your talent and creativity, we can’t wait! New this year we ... read full article
Bellevue Holiday Ice Skating FundraiserShalini Sivakumar12/2/20161/9/2017
Bellevue Holiday Ice Skating Fundraiser
Holiday Happenings The Bellevue Downtown Association is offering a fundraising opportunity for our school at the 2016-2017 Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena. Mention that you are with Cascade Ridge at the admission counter, and a $3 donation will be made to our PTSA for each paid rink admission during specific dates: Nov 25th – Dec 16th, 2016 & Jan 3rd – 8th, 2017. HOURS OF OPERATION (during fundraising dates listed above) Mon: 3pm-9pm Tue: 3pm-9pm Wed: 1pm-9pm Thu: 3pm-9pm Fri: 3pm-10pm (opens at 11am on Nov 25) Sat: 11am-10pm Sun:11am-6pm Admission to the rink is $12/person (includes skate rental), $9/person ... read full article
Family Engineering Night - Chair NeededCarolyn Roberts11/8/20162/18/2017
Family Engineering Night - Chair Needed
We are excited to announce that Issaquah School District is sponsoring each school to host a Family Engineering Night! What is Family Engineering Night?  Family Engineering Night is a valuable resource for providing informal engineering learning experiences to elementary age children and their families. Developed with support from the National Science Foundation and modeled after the Family Science and Family Math programs, Family Engineering promotes 21st Century skills of inquiry, creativity, teamwork, and collaborative problem solving. Family Engineering Night is: •  families engaged in fun, hands-on activities and events •  families learning about what engineers do and the role engineering plays in everyday life •  families ... read full article
Girls On The Run - Volunteer Coaches NeededCarolyn Roberts11/8/20162/28/2017
Girls On The Run - Volunteer Coaches Needed
Are you interested in helping start Girls on the Run at Cascade Ridge? This program aims at helping 3rd – 5th grade girls celebrate being girls! Through this non- competitive program girls run, play active games, talk about important issues, eat snacks and focus on building their self-esteem and improving their physical and emotional health. We need volunteer coaches in order to run this program in the spring. Please contact Carolyn Roberts at tycar74@hotmail.com if you are interested in helping. ... read full article
Caring Through Sharing Michelle Lyman11/8/201612/3/2016
Caring Through Sharing
Cascade Ridge is once again collecting holiday gifts for Issaquah families in need. We are partnering with the Issaquah Food Bank to help fill their Holiday Gift Barn. The Food Bank will set up a 'store' at Pickering Barn where families can shop for needed items and holiday gifts. Caring Through Sharing representatives will visit each classroom and share more information with your students. You can bring in an item from the theme, OR donate a grocery gift card, OR donate gift wrapping supplies. Grade Level Themes are as follows: K and LRC: Baby supplies, Diapers, wipes, clothes, toys, bibs ... read full article
Cascade Ridge Math ClubShalini Sivakumar9/16/201612/31/2016
Cascade Ridge Math Club
4th Grade Coaches Needed!! Are you passionate about Math? Would you like to share your love for math with an eager group of 4th grade students? Math Club Classes are coached by dedicated parent volunteers. No coaches means no Math Club classes for 4th grade. We need at least 2 coaches per class. The curriculum and homework sets are available. Students will also have the option of competing in fun competitions that are held during in the Spring. Please consider volunteering for this very fulfiilling role.  Contact Kanika Arora at kanika.0810@gmail.com if you'd like more information.  ... read full article
Brown Bear Car Wash TicketsNicole Brenner9/3/20156/17/2017
Brown Bear Car Wash Tickets
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 $8.00!). Now you can purchase two ways! PTSA Website:  Order your car wash tickets from the PTSA website  with an option to pay via credit card or check.  We have 4 packages available online: 1 for $5 4 for $20 10 for $50 20 for $100  By Email: Order tickets by emailing Nicole Brenner at nicbrenner@yahoo.com  with the number of tickets you would like, your student’s name and student’s teacher. ... read full article
Come Out and Play!Michele Brady9/3/20156/2/2017
Come Out and Play!
Don’t forget to 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. The kids love to see their loved ones during the school day. 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 ... read full article
WSP Required to Volunteer in the Classroom/Field TripsMichele Brady3/23/20166/18/2020
WSP Required to Volunteer in the Classroom/Field Trips
We are so proud of our volunteers who give their time and talents to the students and staff at Cascade Ridge! Please remember to get your Washington State Patrol Form filled out. All volunteers must complete an online application. Please complete as soon as possible to avoid a delay in volunteering: https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net/. All new volunteers are required to attend a mandatory Volunteer Orientation: dates will be announced soon, so please watch for those! For the safety of our school community, all visitors and volunteers are asked to sign in at the office upon arrival and sign out when leaving. Volunteer ... read full article
Cascade Ridge PTSA: We’re Online, All the Time!Michele Brady11/2/20148/31/2020
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: http://cascaderidgeptsa.org/Event/ViewElsewhere  (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 page every Monday for new posts. ... read full article