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Picture Day
Picture Day

Date:
Tuesday, September 27
*LAST* Day to Register for the Hawk-A-Thon
*LAST* Day to Register for the Hawk-A-Thon

Date:
Wednesday, September 28

Tonight at 11:59pm is your last chance to REGISTER your student for the Hawk-A-Thon. Don't miss out on the biggest event of the year!
4:00p Hawkathon
Hawkathon

Date:
Thursday, September 29
Time:
4:00p - 6:30p

Join the fun as we tackle our fundraising needs for the year. Help fund PTSA grants, programs, events, and a new playground structure. Are you in?
Last Day to Register for Enrichment Classes
Last Day to Register for Enrichment Classes

Date:
Friday, September 30

Link to Spanish Class flyer
Link to Scratch Code Club
Link to Kids Yoga
Link to Minecraft MOD
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Vision and Hearing Screening
Vision and Hearing Screening

Date:
Tuesday, October 4
7:00p Math Club Info Night
Math Club Info Night

Date:
Thursday, October 6
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Coyote Cafe

4th and 5th graders who are interested in taking their math skills to the next level are invited to join the Cascade Ridge Math Club. The Math Club will meet Monday or Wednesday mornings before school, and the kids will be exposed to advanced math concepts. In the spring, the kids will compete in the regional Math Olympiad against kids from other schools.
Parent Play Date - Wear your Coyote Gear!
Parent Play Date - Wear your Coyote Gear!

Date:
Friday, October 7

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, & Intermediate LRC2
11:20-11:45 2nd, 3rd, & Primary LRC2
11:45-12:10 Kindergarten
11:50-12:15 5th/Science Tech
*LAST DAY* to order Coyote Gear
*LAST DAY* to order Coyote Gear

Date:
Friday, October 7

Show your school spirit and purchase logo wear. Check out all the new items offered this year and purchase via the First Day Packet.
Popcorn Friday
Popcorn Friday

Date:
Friday, October 7

Your PTSA membership helps to provide free popcorn to students and staff on the first Friday of each month during lunch.
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Important! 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

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 email Anamika Malhotra or Ajita Gopikrishnan at reflections@cascaderidgeptsa.org
 Please encourage our Coyotes to show off their amazing talents!

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 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!
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 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!
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. Don’t forget to tell your Cascade Ridge friends to like us too!

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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!

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 in November and February. For more information, contact Angela Fischer, afischer515@yahoo.com

Art Walk Chair - Work with our art docent volunteers to plan our fun and family-friendly Coyote Art Walk! For more information, contact Carolyn Roberts, tycar74@hotmail.com.

Spelling Bee Chair - Looking for someone to create some “buzz” around our annual Spelling Bee! For more information, contact Carolyn Roberts at tycar74@hotmail.com.

Walkathon Volunteer – We need a LOT of volunteers to pull off our biggest fundraiser of the year! This is an excellent way to get involved and have a LOT of fun while helping out! For more information, contact Krystl McCandlish at krystlm@hotmail.com

Other Opportunities – There are plenty of other volunteering opportunities, from taking pictures for the yearbook, baking cookies for events, and countless other ways you can help! If you are interested in ANY of the above positions, please go to the “Family Registration” button on our homepage and click through to the “Volunteers” page, where you can sign up.

Any volunteer questions can be directed to Ajita Gopikrishnan, ajitagk@gmail.com, or Farzana Mogal, farzana_6@yahoo.com.

Thank you for your support! We love our CRE Volunteers!


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

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

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

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