It’s almost over - Are you ALL IN?

Our Orange Ruler Fundraiser ends Thursday!!

The Orange Ruler Fun Run – Cascade Ridge’s new fundraiser – is almost over! Thank you to everyone who has participated to date! So far we’ve reached about 65% of our $75,000 goal We’re striving for 100% of our goal and 100% participation. Why?

Because All Kids Benefit!

Does your child like Popcorn Fridays? Being a Great Kid? Eager Reader? Science Fair? Art lessons in the classroom? Book Fair? Not to mention teacher and library grants, art and science enrichment for the classrooms, funds for educational aides... the list goes on and on, all possible because YOU POWER PTSA PROGRAMS! That’s why we need everyone all in!


Give generously, suggested donation $150 per student


So let’s keep going! We have 4 more days! Remember all cash/checks are due OCTOBER 8TH in the envelope sent home last week or visit to register and collect credit card donations.


Be your child’s biggest supporter – please help us reach our goal!

Long after the Fun Run ends, the money raised will continue to work all year long.  Check out
PTSA Does That?! to learn more about how PTSA funds, supports, communicates and builds community at our school.  Your financial support alone makes these things (and more) possible!


Important dates are:

  • October 8th - Turn In Day (cash and checks)
  • October 14th - Fun Run/Pig Race & Beauty Contest


IMPORTANTPlease do not send cash or check donations to school with your children before Turn In Day.

IS YOUR COMPANY MATCHING YOUR DONATION? If your donation will be matched by your employer's Matching Program, please be sure to select the "Matching" box when you make your donation through Orange Ruler's online system. If you are paying by check, you will receive a receipt by the end of October which should be submitted to your employer's Matching Program as proof of donation. 


Oct 4
Coyote Wear Orders Due *LAST DAY*
Coyote Wear Orders Due *LAST DAY*

Monday, October 5
3:30p Site Council Meeting
Site Council Meeting

Monday, October 5
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
7:00p Parent Education - Sleep & Learning
Parent Education - Sleep & Learning

Wednesday, October 7
7:00p - 8:00p
Sunset Elementary, Issaquah

Sleep: What Every Parent Should Know Join us for a discussion with speaker, Dea Barnett, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and parent of two teenagers, to learn how the biological sleep patterns of our growing kids affect their academic performance, and how parents can support sleep needs for optimal learning throughout the school years. 
Fun Run $$ Money Due / Turn In Day
Fun Run $$ Money Due / Turn In Day

Thursday, October 8
NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

Monday, October 12
Vision & Hearing Screening
Vision & Hearing Screening

Tuesday, October 13
9:00a Orange Ruler Fun Run
Orange Ruler Fun Run

Wednesday, October 14
9:00a - 11:00a

This is our ‘new’ walk-a-thon but the goal is the same - raising money to fund all our PTSA programs.
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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 11/2
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. 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 out their art supplies, their cameras, their instruments, their rhythm and ... read full article

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 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

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

Brown Bear Car Wash
As the new school year ramps up don't forget to get your Brown Bear car wash tickets from the fundraising team. 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 by emailing Nicole Brenner at  with the number of tickets you would like, your student’s name and student’s teacher. Then simply deposit a check in the black PTSA box located in the CRE lobby and we will send your tickets home with your ... read full article

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*NEW* Online Volunteer Application REQUIRED

We are so proud of our volunteers who give their time and talents to the students and staff at Cascade Ridge!

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 Badges need to be worn and visible at all times. If you do not have a Volunteer Badge with your picture on it, please come to Picture Day on September 29th to take your free picture.

Please remember to get your Washington State Patrol Form filled out. New this year, all volunteers must complete an online application. Please complete as soon as possible to avoid a delay in volunteering! The application is on the school website (under Quick Links) and also on the PTSA website.

All new volunteers are required to attend a mandatory Volunteer Orientation. This includes anyone who will be volunteering in the classroom or through one of our PTSA programs. Please mark your calendar for one of the following dates for a meeting in the Café.

Friday, Oct 2nd at 9:30am (immediately following the PTSA General Membership Meeting)

Friday, Jan 22nd at 9:30am (immediately following Coffee with the Principal)

October President’s Letter
Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine. ~ Snow White As we head into the home stretch of this year’s fundraiser, Snow White was definitely onto something. At Cascade Ridge we each have the ability to help enrich our school environment and have a meaningful impact on our students – every day! If you have not done so already, please consider supporting PTSA through the Orange Ruler Fun Run. Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to look through the materials that were sent home last week and understand how important your help is to continuing ... read full article

Save the Science Fair!! -  2 Chair Volunteers Needed Without a Chair this popular event may not happen. More than 30 parents are already signed up to provide the support. All they need is direction from the Chairpersons.  Science Fair Daytime Event Chair: As chairperson, you are responsible for the  daytime portion of the Science Fair. This includes promoting the event through various PTSA channels; organizing the kick-off assembly; setting up of the tables in the gym for the science projects; coordinate the judging and judges; organize awards and participation gifts for each student. Science Fair Evening Event Chair: As chairperson you are responsible for the  ... read full article

Volunteers Needed!
We are looking to fill the following positions for the 2015-2016 School Year: Science Fair – Do you enjoy science? Do you enjoy seeing a student’s face light up as they discover something new? If so, this is the event for you! This is your chance to organize one of the most popular events at Cascade Ridge. If you are interested please contact VP's of Volunteers Kanika Arora  or Ajita Gopikrishnan Fine Arts Night -   Do you like to admire others artwork? Would you like to see our Coyotes have their own Art Exhibition? As chairperson of this event, ... read full article

Box Top Classroom Competition
Collecting and turning in box tops is an easy way for you to help earn money for our school. We are hoping to reach our goal of $1,000 again this year. You can help by clipping, pasting, taping and turning in your collection sheets. If you aren’t familiar with the “Box Tops for Education” program you can view the list of eligible products .   It’s so easy, simply follow these steps: 1. Clip, paste, and or tape your Box Tops to the collection sheet  found on the school website. 2. Turn in your collection sheets at anytime to your classroom. Remember to write your teacher’s ... read full article

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