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New PTA Member Benefits
PTA members can obtain tickets at a substantial savings off regular admission prices. This online benefit program offers not only substantial savings, but allows you to "print and go" so you have your ticket in hand when you get to the park with no waiting in the line to purchase tickets. To access your special tickets, click the link, then log into the site with the username: WSPTA; and password: summer2015. The start date to begin to use this member benefit is May 23rd – but you can purchase tickets now!

PTA members can use the Silverwood Theme Park website to purchase tickets, using your own credit cards, and get a 15% discount -- exclusively for members of the Washington State PTA. Go to the Silverwood home page (URL below), click on the 'BUY TICKETS NOW' graphic in the upper right-most corner of the page, then type in the code WASHPTA15 as the Promotion Code:

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 or call 866.925.WOLF (9653). Use corporate code: WSPTA984A20. Valid PTA membership card required at check-in.

Like us on Facebook
We are excited to announce that the PTSA at Cascade Ridge has created yet another way for you to get, and stay, connected with your school. For all of you who use Facebook as a communication tool, please ‘Like’ our new Cascade Ridge Elementary PTSA page and invite your CRE friends to ‘Like’ us too! The PTSA will use Facebook to keep you informed of upcoming school and PTSA events, Spirit Days, late-breaking news and anything else relevant to our school community. Please know that we will NOT post pictures of you or your children without your explicit permission.

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Help Wanted
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 Carolyn Roberts at Fine Arts Night – This event is a wonderful way to showcase the artistic talent at Cascade Ridge. By chairing this event you have the opportunity to help shape what this event will ... read full article

June PTSA Spotlight Volunteer
 The PTSA would like to recognize Dan Miller for dedicating his time and talents to our school community as our Howler Chairperson. Dan has been publishing the PTSA newsletter, the Howler, this past school year. In addition to many improvements in the process for submissions, he also does a great job of keeping us on track and on time! We are thrilled Dan has agreed to serve as our Howler Chairperson next school year as well -- thank you Dan! ... read full article

2014-15 Volunteer Appreciation
Thank you to all of our chairs and volunteers for the 2014-15 school year! Cascade Ridge is an amazing school because of your support. We appreciate all you do. Special thanks to…. • Julia Yu, Matching Funds Chair, for her persistence and attention to detail. As a result of her tireless efforts, over $16,000 was brought into Cascade Ridge! • Our Site Council this year: Carol Folkman, Jennifer Sehlin, Dana Shawver, Gretchen Carpenter, Kim Lanman, Lara Buis, Nancy Zener, Natalie Fowler, Tiffany Parker, Jen Belding, Brian Eccles, Kari Klosterman and Helen DiMeco. • Dan Miller for an amazing job publishing ... read full article

Labels for Education
Thank you to all the CRE families who helped clip labels for our school. We were able to collect over 7,500 points ! Combined with labels already on hand, the school was able to purchase a total of 56 soccer, field and hand balls for our children to play with and enjoy. Well done! Keep up the good work over the summer and drop off your labels in the bin by the office. Clip - Clip and save UPCs and beverage caps from participating products. Drop these in the designated box in the school’s foyer. Go here  for a list ... read full article

June Parent Ed Corner
We’ve made it through another school year and summer is stretched out before us! We live in a beautiful part of the world and I know most of us have camps, classes and trips planned but I thought this was a fun read with some great ideas of “what to do” when you hear the dreaded words of summer…..I’m BORED! 10 Summer Activities to Do With Your Kids Here are some local ideas that are mostly free to entertain the kiddos this summer: Simple Mostly Free Activities Trying to find a balance with activities? I thought this was a good ... read full article

New Board Members
Congratulations Incoming PTSA Executive Board Members! Thank you to everyone who was able to attend last month’s PTSA General Membership Meeting. Our membership elected the following individuals to the 2015 - 2016 PTSA Executive Board. Congratulations and thanks to each and every one of these members who so willingly give their time and energy to our school and community. President Kelly Huber Executive VP Jaime Foreman Secretary Stefanie Magnuson Treasurer Krystl McCandlish VP of Programs Carolyn Roberts VP of Communication Jackie Mueller Co-VPs of Fundraising Khristie Tobler & Michelle Lyman Co-VPs of Volunteers Kanika Arora & Ajita Gopikrishnan Co-VPs of ... read full article

Final PTSA General Membership Meeting & Coffee With Principal
Please plan to attend our final coffee with Principal Natalie on Friday, May 15th at 8:30am in the Coyote Café. Natalie will discuss staffing and plans for next year as well as address any other questions and topics. Immediately following the coffee, we will transition into our PTSA General Membership meeting. At this final meeting the newly elected Executive Board will present the 2015 - 16 Interim Budget. After discussing the budget we will vote to approve it so that PTSA business can continue over the summer. We will also vote on the laptop proposal that was presented by Principal ... read full article

May PTSA Spotlight Volunteer
Each month the PTSA will be recognizing one of our volunteers for dedicating their time and talents to our school community. This month we would like to recognize Jackie Mueller ! Jackie has served as chairperson of the Art Docent Program for the past 5 years and her dedication to growing this program is appreciated by all current and future art docents! Jackie has also lent her talents to the Baking Committee, Fine Arts Night, volunteering at school events and helping in her children’s classrooms. Thank you Jackie! If you would like to nominate someone for the award, please email ... read full article

May Parent Ed Corner
It’s May! Which can only mean one thing…June (and the end of the school year) is right around the corner. Here is a great summer reading list for those who like to plan ahead! Start putting a few titles on hold at the library and help your kiddos keep their reading skills sharp over summer: 2015-summer-reading-list I read this article the other day and it really got me thinking. If you have a minute, take a gander and see what you think. I found it interesting and applicable to all the relationships in my life, not just with children: The ... 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

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