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Spirit Day - Support Mr. Richey!
Spirit Day - Support Mr. Richey!

Date:
Friday, May 1

Help us show our support of Mr. Richey and his family. On Friday, May 1st, please wear either Cascade Ridge, Skyline High School or Oregon Duck gear/colors. We will be taking pictures of students and staff throughout the day and will put together a video to send to Mr. Richey and his family to let them know we are rooting for him!
10:55a Parent Play Day!
Parent Play Day!

Date:
Friday, May 1
Time:
10:55a - 12:15p
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)

6:00p Popcorn Friday
Popcorn Friday

Date:
Friday, May 1
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p

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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Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 5/4 - Fri 5/8

PTSA will coordinate fun activities for each day of the week so our students can show CRE teachers and staff just how much they are appreciated. Details coming soon!
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 5/4 - Fri 5/8

PTSA will coordinate fun activities for each day of the week so our students can show CRE teachers and staff just how much they are appreciated. Details coming soon!
3:00p Caring Coyotes Meeting
Caring Coyotes Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, May 5
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!
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 5/4 - Fri 5/8

PTSA will coordinate fun activities for each day of the week so our students can show CRE teachers and staff just how much they are appreciated. Details coming soon!
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 5/4 - Fri 5/8

PTSA will coordinate fun activities for each day of the week so our students can show CRE teachers and staff just how much they are appreciated. Details coming soon!
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 5/4 - Fri 5/8

PTSA will coordinate fun activities for each day of the week so our students can show CRE teachers and staff just how much they are appreciated. Details coming soon!
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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... May 1 & June 5

Car Wash Tickets Available!
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 Volunteer Service awards
In addition to our Golden Acorn awards, we are excited to announce we gave out two new Washington State PTA awards this year to some of our dedicated volunteers who have provided exemplary service. These awards are not new to the Washington State PTA, but they are new to our school. Our Golden Acorn Nominating Committee felt that amongst our nominees, these awards were the perfect fit. A little more about these awards: Outstanding Advocate - Recognizes and honors an individual for continued and dedicated service to ALL children, and a demonstrated commitment to helping create strong policies relating to ... read full article

What is Site Council?
The PTSA would like to further educate the CRE community about what Site Council is and what they do. The “Note from Natalie” below appeared in a recent edition of the Coyote Connection and explains the purpose of Site Council. It includes an e-mail address for anyone to voice concerns, suggestions and feedback for Site Council. If you didn’t have an opportunity to read this note previously please take a moment to read the note below. What is Site Council and what do they do? If this is a question you have ever asked yourself or others, keep reading! Site ... read full article

PTSA Member Benefits
Did you know that by joining the PTSA, you are eligible for special pricing and discounts at events and attractions in Washington State? If you haven’t yet joined this year, you can still so by clicking here . Here are a just two new benefits available ONLY to PTSA members: PTA MEMBERS RECEIVE 20% OFF AT GREAT WOLF LODGE PTA members save 20% off best available rates at Great Wolf Lodge. Valid through December 30, 2015. For reservations, visit greatwolf.com  or call 866.925.WOLF (9653). Use corporate code: WSPTA984A20. Valid PTA membership card required at check-in. For more information, click here ... read full article

Box Top Results
It was really close, BUT….congratulations to Mrs. Springborn’s 4th grade class ! They collected and turned in 211 Box Tops to win the coveted Yo Plateau class party! In 2nd place was Mrs. Fritsch’s class, with 201! 3rd place was Ms. Perry's class with 198! Thank you to all the students and parents who took the time to find, clip and tape or paste the Box Tops onto the collection sheets. You turned in over 2,500 Box Tops, which translates to over $250 towards our school and PTSA programs! A huge thanks to ALL the Box Top Classroom Reps who ... read full article

Geography Bee Results
It was a fun night spent spanning the globe at this year’s Geography Bee! Thank you to the twenty-three 4th and 5th graders who participated in the event! The questions reached all corners of the map with the winning answer coming from Arnav Theppasandra who correctly answered questions like – ‘Warriors in the local Samburu community work to protect lions south of Lake Turkana in which African country?’ Nathan Evans was a close runner-up with only ONE point separating the two contestants. Many thanks to our PTSA volunteers Nigar Suleman, Marci Batholomae, Ann Brooks, Kim Evans, Vasantha Karuppusamy, Ilavelan Kanniappan, ... read full article

March Volunteer Thank You's
The rain didn’t dampen the enjoyment of hot popcorn! Thank you Michelle Lyman, Catherine Cline, Jaime Foreman, Lorie Piper and Jen Belding . Thank you Angela Fischer for all the time and effort you put into making the Staff Appreciation luncheons a success! Thank you to our PTSA Volunteer Awards Committee: Jackie Mueller, Rajeev Goel and Jaime Foreman . We all have something to think about with Race To Nowhere. Thank you to Jen Belding for putting together a great Parent Education Night. Thank you Khristie Tobler for chairing our 2nd Box Top collection this Winter. CRE has earned almost ... read full article

*NEW* Coyote Care Network
The Cascade Ridge PTSA and school administration are excited to announce a new program called “ Coyote Care Network ”. This partnership came about because of the kindness and generosity of our school community. If a need by a CRE family is identified, either with the family’s permission or anonymously, an email will be sent out to cascaderidgeptsa.org users who elect to receive Coyote Care Network communications. If the need can be met by someone on the distribution list, then they can respond to either the PTSA or school contact to facilitate handoff. Please note that our expectation is not ... read full article

Safety Corner
Welcome to 2015! It is hard to believe we are ½ way through our school year. This is the perfect time to talk safety with our students who ride a BIKE or SCOOTER to school. First off, BRAVO for encouraging your kiddos to ride a bike or scooter to school! We have record numbers of students getting to school via bikes and scooters, and we look forward to seeing those numbers increase as the spring months and better weather draw closer. Cascade Ridge is always evaluating systems for keeping all students safe. Since the start of the school year, we ... read full article

Parent Ed Corner
Spring is coming…or maybe it’s even arrived early based on our lack of snow this year! Here are a few things that come along with spring: March Madness basketball cookies  that look EASY and cute. As our kids get ready to “graduate” to the next grade, you might be considering a cell phone. Here is a great article  about it.  Thinking spring? Thinking birds & Bees? A few months ago I was able to see Amy Lang speak at Discovery Elementary. Here is a list of her upcoming classes  in the area. They are definitely worth your time. There’s even ... 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

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