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*LAST* Day to Register for the Spelling Bee
*LAST* Day to Register for the Spelling Bee

Date:
Sunday, January 31

01/31/16 is the last day to register for the Spelling Bee. All grades are welcome to join in this friendly competition of oral spelling ability. The bee will take place over three evenings, February 23rd to 25th.

Complete rules, tips, and practice word lists are available online http://cascaderidgeptsa.org/page/spellingbee/home.html

Questions? Feedback? Contact spellingbee@cascaderidgeptsa.org.
*LAST* Day for 5th Grade Science Fair Registration
*LAST* Day for 5th Grade Science Fair Registration

Date:
Sunday, January 31

FOR 5th GRADERS ONLY:
* January ? – Topic/Question Proposal due
* January ? – Online registration due (click here).
* January ? – Formal topic/question/hypothesis form due.
3:30p Site Council Meeting
Site Council Meeting

Date:
Monday, February 1
Time:
3:30p - 4:30p

The Cascade Ridge Site Council Representatives work together in support of Cascade Ridge's mission statement. You can direct a concern to the Site Council for consideration by attending the Site Council meeting, contacting representatives personally, or emailing your thoughts to the Cascade Ridge Site Council email account at sitecouncil@cascaderidgeptsa.org.
2:55p *First Class* - LEGO JR Engineering
*First Class* - LEGO JR Engineering

Date:
Tuesday, February 2
Time:
2:55p - 3:55p
Where:
TBD

Classes: 2/2, 2/9, 2/23. 3/1. 3/8, 3/15. 3/22, 3/29
LEGO Jr Engineers class offers an integrated STEM curriculum including science, technology, engineering, math, as
well as history, language arts, and team decision making to children using LEGO® bricks and motors. This is a handson
class where students will build and design with Legos and receive an introduction to levers, gears, pulleys, and
more using batteries and motors to bring their creations to life!

3:15p Caring Coyotes Club
Caring Coyotes Club

Date:
Tuesday, February 2
Time:
3:15p - 3:45p
Where:
Room 141 - Mrs. DeRemer's Classroom

The Caring Coyotes Club gives students the opportunity to serve others, learn about our community and its needs, meet new people and have fun! Meeting schedule: 10/06, 11/03, 12/01, 01/05, 02/02, 03/01, 04/05, and 05/03.

Questions? Contact Alexandra Norton nortona@issaquah.wednet.edu or Illene DeRemer deremeri@issaquah.wednet.edu

6:00p 5th Grade Camp Parent Meeting
5th Grade Camp Parent Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, February 2
Time:
6:00p - 7:00p
Where:
Coyote Cafe
Science Fair Kick Off Assembly
Science Fair Kick Off Assembly

Date:
Wednesday, February 3
Where:
Coyote Cafe
12:45p *First Class* - Art Academy
*First Class* - Art Academy

Date:
Wednesday, February 3
Time:
12:45p - 1:45p
Where:
TBD

2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
Students will complete a series of age-appropriate exercises designed to develop and hone their fundamental
drawing skills. They'll then learn a variety of techniques specific to watercolor and acrylic painting. The class will be
taught by the Museo Art Academy. Their goal is to cultivate creative confidence and individual expression in each
and every student.
Popcorn Friday
Popcorn Friday

Date:
Friday, February 5
Where:
Playground

Your PTSA membership helps to provide free popcorn to students and staff on the first Friday of each month during lunch.
Coyote Gear & Parent Play Day
Coyote Gear & Parent Play Day

Date:
Friday, February 5
Where:
Playground

Show your school spirit and wear your Coyote gear today! Join your student(s) on the playground throughout the year. On the first Friday of each month, we invite all parents (grandparents or other special guests, too) to join us on the playground during recess.
10:55-11:20 1st, 4th, & LRC2 (M)
11:20-11:45 2nd, 3rd, & LRC2 (P)
11:45 Kindergarten
11:50-12:15 5th/Science Tech
7:45a Student Council Meeting
Student Council Meeting

Date:
Friday, February 5
Time:
7:45a - 8:15a
Where:
140 pod near 2nd grade classrooms

Student Council is composed of one or two student representatives from each class. They meet once a month before school to discuss leadership skills, plan school spirit days, and organize other school-wide activities. Questions? Contact Mrs. Pickering or Mrs. Holley.

3:00p *First Class* - Intro to Coding Minecraft Mods
*First Class* - Intro to Coding Minecraft Mods

Date:
Friday, February 5
Time:
3:00p - 4:30p
Where:
TBD

In this code club, Intro to Coding Minecraft Mods, students practice fundamental coding concepts while learning how to code basic Mods and test them in a Minecraft simulated world. In this course, students engage in individual exercises, collaborative projects and classroom discussions. This coding club is ideal for students who love to play Minecraft and want to begin understanding how even the simplest MODs are programmed. We accept beginner-intermediate level coders.
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6:30p 2nd Grade Concert
2nd Grade Concert

Date:
Wednesday, February 10
Time:
6:30p - 7:00p
Where:
Coyote Cafe
PTSA Service Awards Nominations Due
PTSA Service Awards Nominations Due

Date:
Friday, February 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.
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NO SCHOOL - Second Winter Break
NO SCHOOL - Second Winter Break

Date:
Mon 2/15 - Fri 2/19
NO SCHOOL - Second Winter Break
NO SCHOOL - Second Winter Break

Date:
Mon 2/15 - Fri 2/19
NO SCHOOL - Second Winter Break
NO SCHOOL - Second Winter Break

Date:
Mon 2/15 - Fri 2/19
NO SCHOOL - Second Winter Break
NO SCHOOL - Second Winter Break

Date:
Mon 2/15 - Fri 2/19
NO SCHOOL - Second Winter Break
NO SCHOOL - Second Winter Break

Date:
Mon 2/15 - Fri 2/19
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6:00p Kindergarten Parent Info Night
Kindergarten Parent Info Night

Date:
Monday, February 22
Time:
6:00p - 7:00p
Where:
Library

If you have a child who will be 5 years old by 8/31/2016 please attend an informational parent-only meeting on Monday, February 22nd at 6pm in the school library. We will be reviewing the registration process, handing out registration packets and answering questions.
Box Top Class Contest *LAST DAY*
Box Top Class Contest *LAST DAY*

Date:
Tuesday, February 23

The classroom that collects the most box tops by the end of the competition in February will receive a reward! Questions? Contact our box top chair Elana Clayton at: elanaclayton@gmail.com
* Clip, paste, and or tape your Box Tops to the collection sheet found on the school website.
* Turn in your collection sheets at anytime to your classroom. Remember to write your teacher’s name on the sheet!
5:30p Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

Date:
Tue 2/23 - Thu 2/25
Time:
5:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Coyote Cafe

The Cascade Ridge Spelling Bee is a fun contest open to all students in grades K-5, where kids get a chance to show off their oral spelling ability in front of an audience. Students will start off competing in their grade-level spelling bees, and the winners will move on to the championship bee whichs span multiple grade levels.
Tue. 02/23 5:30pm Kindergarten 7:00pm 3rd grade
Wed. 02/24 5:30pm 1st grade 7:00pm 4th grade
Thu. 02/25 5:30pm 2nd grade 7:00pm 5th grade
5:30p Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

Date:
Tue 2/23 - Thu 2/25
Time:
5:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Coyote Cafe

The Cascade Ridge Spelling Bee is a fun contest open to all students in grades K-5, where kids get a chance to show off their oral spelling ability in front of an audience. Students will start off competing in their grade-level spelling bees, and the winners will move on to the championship bee whichs span multiple grade levels.
Tue. 02/23 5:30pm Kindergarten 7:00pm 3rd grade
Wed. 02/24 5:30pm 1st grade 7:00pm 4th grade
Thu. 02/25 5:30pm 2nd grade 7:00pm 5th grade
5:30p Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

Date:
Tue 2/23 - Thu 2/25
Time:
5:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Coyote Cafe

The Cascade Ridge Spelling Bee is a fun contest open to all students in grades K-5, where kids get a chance to show off their oral spelling ability in front of an audience. Students will start off competing in their grade-level spelling bees, and the winners will move on to the championship bee whichs span multiple grade levels.
Tue. 02/23 5:30pm Kindergarten 7:00pm 3rd grade
Wed. 02/24 5:30pm 1st grade 7:00pm 4th grade
Thu. 02/25 5:30pm 2nd grade 7:00pm 5th grade
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3:15p Caring Coyotes Club
Caring Coyotes Club

Date:
Tuesday, March 1
Time:
3:15p - 3:45p
Where:
Room 141 - Mrs. DeRemer's Classroom

The Caring Coyotes Club gives students the opportunity to serve others, learn about our community and its needs, meet new people and have fun! Meeting schedule: 10/06, 11/03, 12/01, 01/05, 02/02, 03/01, 04/05, and 05/03.

Questions? Contact Alexandra Norton nortona@issaquah.wednet.edu or Illene DeRemer deremeri@issaquah.wednet.edu
Popcorn Friday
Popcorn Friday

Date:
Friday, March 4
Where:
Playground

Your PTSA membership helps to provide free popcorn to students and staff on the first Friday of each month during lunch.
Coyote Gear & Parent Play Day
Coyote Gear & Parent Play Day

Date:
Friday, March 4
Where:
Playground

Show your school spirit and wear your Coyote gear today! Join your student(s) on the playground throughout the year. On the first Friday of each month, we invite all parents (grandparents or other special guests, too) to join us on the playground during recess.
10:55-11:20 1st, 4th, & LRC2 (M)
11:20-11:45 2nd, 3rd, & LRC2 (P)
11:45 Kindergarten
11:50-12:15 5th/Science Tech
7:45a Student Council Meeting
Student Council Meeting

Date:
Friday, March 4
Time:
7:45a - 8:15a
Where:
140 pod near 2nd grade classrooms

Student Council is composed of one or two student representatives from each class. They meet once a month before school to discuss leadership skills, plan school spirit days, and organize other school-wide activities. Questions? Contact Mrs. Pickering or Mrs. Holley.
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