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6:00p Geography Bee
Geography Bee

Date:
Tuesday, January 27
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p

The 3rd annual Cascade Ridge Geography Bee will be a enjoyable and friendly event allowing students to share their geographic knowledge and learn fascinating facts about our interconnected world. We have registered with the National Geographic this year and practice quiz questions are available online.
Stanford Testing
Stanford Testing

Date:
Wed 1/28 - Tue 2/3
Stanford Testing
Stanford Testing

Date:
Wed 1/28 - Tue 2/3
6:00p Festival of Cultures
Festival of Cultures

Date:
Thursday, January 29
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Coyote Cafe

Come travel the world with us! Enjoy international entertainment. Touch and interact with exotic artifacts. Taste new and exciting cuisines. Our event this year will feature host families representing countries from all over the world - Australia, China, Colombia, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Holland, Honduras, India, Israel, Korea, Mexico, Swaziland, USA and more.
Stanford Testing
Stanford Testing

Date:
Wed 1/28 - Tue 2/3
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Stanford Testing
Stanford Testing

Date:
Wed 1/28 - Tue 2/3
Stanford Testing
Stanford Testing

Date:
Wed 1/28 - Tue 2/3
3:00p Caring Coyotes Meeting
Caring Coyotes Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, February 3
Time:
3:00p - 3:30p
Where:
Mrs. Christensen's Room 245

Caring Coyotes is open to any 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students who would like to get together to plan and carry out service projects benefiting our local community. Students have the option to join us from October through December, or for the whole year!

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

Date:
Tuesday, February 3
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Coyote Cafe

Informational meeting for parents about the annual trip to Camp Warm Beach. Come to hear specifics about logistics, cost,
activities, etc
7:45a Student Council
Student Council

Date:
Thursday, February 5
Time:
7:45a - 8:15a
Where:
160 pod
Parent Play Day!
Parent Play Day!

Date:
Friday, February 6
Where:
Playground

Join your student(s) on the playground throughout the 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.
10:55-11:20 1st, 2nd, & LRC2(P)
11:20-11:45 Kindergarten
11:25-11:50 4th & Sci Tech
11:50-12:15 3rd, 5th, & LRC2(M)
Popcorn Friday
Popcorn Friday

Date:
Friday, February 6

Your PTSA membership helps to provide free popcorn to students and staff on the first Friday of each month during lunch.
8:30a Coffee w/the Principal
Coffee w/the Principal

Date:
Friday, February 6
Time:
8:30a - 9:30a
Where:
Coyote Cafe

Join us for coffee, snacks, and conversation with fellow parents and staff! Visit with Principal Natalie Fowler and learn about what's happening at school. Catch up with old friends, meet new friends, and learn about the exciting programs and events being offered at CRE this year. Hope to see you there!

8:30a PTSA General Membership Meeting
PTSA General Membership Meeting

Date:
Friday, February 6
Time:
8:30a - 9:30a
Where:
Coyote Cafe

10:00a Volunteer Orientation
Volunteer Orientation

Date:
Friday, February 6
Time:
10:00a - 10:30a
Where:
Coyote Cafe

New this year, we will have mandatory Volunteer Orientation for all volunteers. This includes anyone that will be volunteering in the classroom or through one of our PTSA programs.
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Coffee w/Natalie & General Membership Meeting
Please join us on Friday, February 6th at 8:30am in the Coyote Cafe for coffee with Principal Natalie Fowler. Natalie will lead a discussion around the new Smarter Balanced Assessment and share how the teachers and students at Cascade Ridge have been trained for the new assessments. Immediately following this discussion we will transition into our second PTSA General Membership meeting. At this meeting we will formally elect our Nominating Committee for the 2015-16 school year, review our
operating budget and share information about the upcoming programs and events. As always, these meetings are a terrific way for you to share your feedback with our PTSA board. We hope to see you there!

Empty Closets = Full Tummies
Value Village is opening a store in Issaquah and has selected the Issaquah Schools Foundation as its local nonprofit partner. All clothing and household goods donated at the Issaquah store February 17-21 will result in a cash donation to the Foundation. We’ll
direct the money to the Basic Student Needs program which provides food, health care, clothing and school supplies for students in need. Stop by 5530 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway with your donation, and thank Value Village for supporting our students.

Keep Clipping Labels for Education
A big thank you to all the families who have been supporting Cascade Ridge through the clipping of Campbell’s Labels for Education. After tallying the labels that we currently have, we have an exciting total of 3965 points. These points will be redeemed for fun and exciting supplies for the school. It’s easy to do, clip the UPC codes from participating products and turn them into the school. We have a convenient drop box (look for the Campbell’s Soup bin) in the front lobby below the table. You can also
register your grocery store cards online to collect extra points electronically. Register today at eLabelsforEducation.

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 be filled out every year.
Dates are...January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, and June 5

Car Wash Tickets Availalbe!
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). To purchase tickets email Joelle Riley at joellemriley@gmail.com and provide the following information:
Your name
Your email address
Your child’s name
Number of tickets you would like to purchase

Place a check ($5/ticket) payable to CRE PTSA in the black PTSA box located in the school foyer. Tickets will be delivered to your child’s classroom within a week of your payment being received.

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PTSA Golden Acorn Award Nominations (Due 2/13)
The Golden Acorn is a PTSA award given every year to outstanding volunteers for their service to our school and community. The Golden Acorn specifically recognizes the contributions individuals have made at Cascade Ridge Elementary and within our local community. This is an excellent way to acknowledge and appreciate someone who puts a lot of heart and energy into our school! This award is, above all, a PTSA award whose winners volunteer in ways that meet the mission of the PTSA: promoting the health, welfare, safety and education of all children and youth in the home, school, community, and place of worship. ... read full article

PTSA Board Nominations for 2015-2016
Are you interested in being on our PTSA Board or do you know someone who would be really great in a Board position next year? Please take a quick look at the Board positions and their related job descriptions  on our website and let us know who would fit any of these positions. If you know of someone who would generally be a great Board member but you’re not sure in which specific position, we also want to hear from you!  Starting in January, our Nominating Committee will be collecting the names to slate for our 2015-2016 PTSA Board and we always want to get ... read full article

Thank You for Caring Through Sharing!
Thank you Cascade Ridge! The Caring Through Sharing Program was a huge success.  Thank you to all who donated! We were able to bring several car loads of great stuff to the Holiday Gift Barn. A special thank you to all of the Caring Through Sharing Reps for talking to your classrooms and making collection boxes. Thank you to the Room Coordinators for getting the information out to the parents. And to the volunteers who helped collect all of the gifts and drive them to the Holiday Gift Barn. THANK YOU!  Michelle Lyman, Krystl McCandlish, Angela Fischer, Nichole Wengert, Hailan Fan, Ilavelan Kanniapdan, Elana Clayton, Blythe Mercer, Emila ... read full article

Holiday Gift Barn Thank You
To all our Holiday Gift Barn Volunteers and Donors - Thank you so much for your generosity! With your support we were able to support 650 families and get brand new toys, clothing, stocking-stuffers, socks, underwear, scarves, gloves, hats, games and books to 1,300+ children. We appreciate your generous gifts and time. Together the Issaquah and Sammamish communities created a gracious space for families to shop in a holiday-spirited and dignified environment.  I'm confident there are going to be lot more happy children Christmas morning because of all your goodness. As the director of the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank I have the privilege ... read full article

Parent Ed Corner
Mark your calendars now for the showing of “ Race to Nowhere ” here at Cascade Ridge on February 26th from 6pm-7pm. Free!!!! Are you making New Year’s Resolutions at your house? Some age appropriate ideas for the kiddos can be found  HERE ! Parent Education Opportunity: Supporting Students with Writing at Home January 21, 2015 – Pacific Cascade Middle School Commons, 24635 SE Issaquah Fall- City Road from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. An evening presentation with Penny Kittle, a nationally recognized expert in teaching writing to children and adolescents. Penny is the author of Public Teaching: one kid at a time, The Greatest Catch: a ... read full article

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