Parent Ed Corner
  Not sure how to start “the talk” with your child? I have great news for you…help is on the way! Amy Lang, founder and creator of “Birds + Bees + Kids” will be coming to speak to us in the Coyote Café following the PTSA meeting on Thursday, January 12th. If you haven’t seen her in person, it is well worth your time. Check out her website at www.birdsandbeesandkids.com. This event will be open to other parents in the district, so please spread the word and bring a friend or two! If you are unable to attend the PTSA ... read full article
Author:
Shalini Sivakumar 
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12/2/2016-1/13/2017

Volunteer Spotlight
The PTSA Board would like to throw a spotlight of recognition on Tracey Perino Tracey is one of those volunteers who can be seen helping behind the scenes at the PTSA events, willing to pick up the slack wherever there is a need. She spent several hours this year, staying late helping out at events such as the Walkathon and the Book Fair. ... read full article
Author:
Shalini Sivakumar 
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12/2/2016-12/16/2016

Passive Fundraising
Do all your online shopping through Amazon Smile ! The link below will take you directly to the Cascade Ridge PTSA sponsor page. Shop as you normally would, using your regular or Prime account. Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible Amazon Smile purchases directly to the PTSA. Start shopping:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-2113434 Collecting and turning in Box Tops is an easy way for you to help earn money for Cascade Ridge PTSA. We are hoping to reach our goal of $1,000 again this year. Start collecting your box tops today and keep an eye out for turn-in dates and class competition details. ... read full article
Author:
Khristie Tobler 
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8/31/2016-6/30/2017

2016 PTSA Leadership
Our PTSA leadership team has been working hard this summer planning programs and events to benefit our school community. If you have a question, idea, compliment or concern, feel free to contact anyone on the team. Jaime Foreman, President • jaimeforeman@comcast.net Sandy McNees, EVP • sandy_mcnees@hotmail.com Open Position, Treasurer  Stefanie Magnuson, Secretary • stef.mag@hotmail.com Krystl McCandlish, VP Fundraising • krystlm@hotmail.com Jackie Mueller, VP Communications • jackie.mueller1@comcast.net Angela Fischer, VP Community Relations • afischer515@yahoo.com Carolyn Roberts, VP Programs • tycar74@hotmail.com Ajita Gopikrishnan, CO-VP Volunteers • ajitagk@gmail.com Farzana Mogal, CO-VP Volunteers • farzana_6@yahoo.com Tara Farhad, 5th-Grade Committee Chair • tarafarhad@comcast.net ... read full article
Author:
Jaime Foreman 
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8/31/2016-6/30/2017
Help Wanted: TreasurerAjita Gopikrishnan10/4/201611/30/2016
Help Wanted: Treasurer
Are you good with numbers? Will you be the one to help us in this time of need? We are desperately seeking a treasurer, as our appointed treasurer will be moving from the state. This role is vital for the successful execution of the PTSA. We are counting on you!! See the PTSA website for a full description. Interested? Please contact Ajita : volunteers@cascaderidgeptsa.org? ... read full article
President’s Letter - SeptemberJaime Foreman8/31/20169/30/2016
President’s Letter - September
Welcome back Cascade Ridge families! I don’t know about you, but summer flew by way too fast for me! Don’t worry though, we have lots of great things happening at Cascade Ridge to keep the fun going starting with our annual walk-a-thon in September. This is a fun-filled event for the whole family and we look forward to seeing you there! The September edition of the Coyote Howler  includes great information to help you get through the often chaotic (but fun!) month of September. I want to take a moment and remind you of all the great ways PTSA communicates ... read full article
Volunteers Needed!Ajita Gopikrishnan8/31/201610/31/2016
Volunteers Needed!
Cascade Ridge PTSA does many things for our school community throughout the year, but cannot do so without YOUR HELP! Connect with our CRE Community and be an important part of the student experience; consider one of the positions below: Treasurer, PTSA Board - Good with numbers? We need a person to work with our annual budget, run reports, and perform other general accounting duties. For a full description: http://cascaderidgeptsa.org/Page/PtsaJobDescription/Treasurer . If interested, contact Ajita Gopikrishnan, ajitagk@gmail.com. Movie Night Chair – Plan nights of fun at Cascade Ridge! Looking for someone who wants to organize our two Movie Nights, held ... read full article
Hawk-A-ThonMichele Brady8/31/20169/29/2016
Hawk-A-Thon
CASCADE RIDGE 12s ARE YOU IN? It’s coming! The Cascade Ridge HAWK-A-THON and Family Tailgate Party! Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 29, 4:00-6:30pm (note date change). Come enjoy the walking course, obstacle course, carnival games, face painting, food, and more! This is the biggest fundraiser of the year that will help raise funds for PTSA sponsored programs and events including Eager Reader, Science Fair, Spelling Bee, Festival of Cultures, and Class and Staff Grants. In addition, we are raising funds to purchase a new play structure to replace the ‘spider web’ that was removed from the lower playground last ... read full article
October President's LetterJaime Foreman10/4/201610/31/2016
October President's Letter
September certainly went by in a flash! It was great to see so many Cascade Ridge families at school on Thursday enjoying the Hawkathon! I hope you all had as much fun as I did. On behalf of the Cascade Ridge PTSA, thank you to all who donated and supported our students at Cascade Ridge. I would like to invite everyone to come to our first general membership meeting of the year on Friday, October 14 th at 8:30am in the Café. We will be voting on our 2016-2017 PTSA Budget and hearing about all the upcoming events at Cascade ... read full article
Parent Ed CornerShalini Sivakumar12/2/20161/13/2017
Parent Ed Corner
  Not sure how to start “the talk” with your child? I have great news for you…help is on the way! Amy Lang, founder and creator of “Birds + Bees + Kids” will be coming to speak to us in the Coyote Café following the PTSA meeting on Thursday, January 12th. If you haven’t seen her in person, it is well worth your time. Check out her website at www.birdsandbeesandkids.com. This event will be open to other parents in the district, so please spread the word and bring a friend or two! If you are unable to attend the PTSA ... read full article
Volunteer SpotlightShalini Sivakumar12/2/201612/16/2016
Volunteer Spotlight
The PTSA Board would like to throw a spotlight of recognition on Tracey Perino Tracey is one of those volunteers who can be seen helping behind the scenes at the PTSA events, willing to pick up the slack wherever there is a need. She spent several hours this year, staying late helping out at events such as the Walkathon and the Book Fair. ... read full article
PTSA 2016-17 Exec BoardMichele Brady7/30/20167/31/2016
PTSA 2016-17 Exec Board
The 2016-17 Cascade Ridge PTSA Executive Board: President: Jaime Foreman Executive Vice President: Sandy McNees Secretary: Stefanie Magnuson Treasurer: Becky Henle VP Communications: Jackie Mueller VP Fundraising: Krystl McCandlish VP Programs: Carolyn Roberts VP Volunteers: Ajita Krishnan and Farzana Mogal VP Community Relations: Angela Fischer ... read full article
Passive FundraisingKhristie Tobler8/31/20166/30/2017
Passive Fundraising
Do all your online shopping through Amazon Smile ! The link below will take you directly to the Cascade Ridge PTSA sponsor page. Shop as you normally would, using your regular or Prime account. Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible Amazon Smile purchases directly to the PTSA. Start shopping:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-2113434 Collecting and turning in Box Tops is an easy way for you to help earn money for Cascade Ridge PTSA. We are hoping to reach our goal of $1,000 again this year. Start collecting your box tops today and keep an eye out for turn-in dates and class competition details. ... read full article
Enrichment & EnjoymentCarolyn Roberts8/31/201610/31/2016
Enrichment & Enjoyment
Cascade Ridge PTSA sponsors a variety of programs throughout the school year. There are many opportunities to volunteer for any of these programs. Whether big or small, one time or ongoing – our programs only happen with volunteer support. For more information, please contact Carolyn Roberts at tycar74@hotmail.com . Keep checking the PTSA website and newsletters for more information! Reflections:  Start creating! ‘Reflections’ is a national, cultural arts competition where 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 2016-17 is ‘What is your story?’. Deadline ... read full article
2016 PTSA LeadershipJaime Foreman8/31/20166/30/2017
2016 PTSA Leadership
Our PTSA leadership team has been working hard this summer planning programs and events to benefit our school community. If you have a question, idea, compliment or concern, feel free to contact anyone on the team. Jaime Foreman, President • jaimeforeman@comcast.net Sandy McNees, EVP • sandy_mcnees@hotmail.com Open Position, Treasurer  Stefanie Magnuson, Secretary • stef.mag@hotmail.com Krystl McCandlish, VP Fundraising • krystlm@hotmail.com Jackie Mueller, VP Communications • jackie.mueller1@comcast.net Angela Fischer, VP Community Relations • afischer515@yahoo.com Carolyn Roberts, VP Programs • tycar74@hotmail.com Ajita Gopikrishnan, CO-VP Volunteers • ajitagk@gmail.com Farzana Mogal, CO-VP Volunteers • farzana_6@yahoo.com Tara Farhad, 5th-Grade Committee Chair • tarafarhad@comcast.net ... read full article