After School Enrichment Programs                           

 

The PTSA is happy to provide you with 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 soon.

 

1) Tech Venture Kids --

In this introduction to the thrilling world of engineering, kids explore how to create inventions such as flashlights, art bots, atmosphere sensors and more. For more information about TechVenture Kids click here.

 
2)Young Rembrandts Art Classes- 

Every week, we will draw an original new picture in realistic, graphic, or cartoon style. Everyone can learn to draw. We will teach you how! Early Bird Discount of $20 if you register by Sunday, April 23rd. Click here to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7:00p Parent ED - Fostering Resilience in Kids
Parent ED - Fostering Resilience in Kids

Date:
Tuesday, April 25
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
(Issaquah High School)

By Jessica Lahey
What's the best way to motivate students to own their education, learn deeply and
durably, and develop resilience? Jessica Lahey summarizes
the current research on autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching, competence,
rewards, praise, and failure. Finally, she explains how parents and educators can give
students the support and encouragement they need in order to stay motivated over the
long term.
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Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 5/1 - Fri 5/5
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 5/1 - Fri 5/5
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 5/1 - Fri 5/5
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 5/1 - Fri 5/5
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Date:
Mon 5/1 - Fri 5/5
Popcorn Friday
Popcorn Friday

Date:
Friday, May 5

Your PTSA membership helps to provide free popcorn to students and staff on the first Friday of each month during lunch.
Parent Play Date - Wear your Coyote Gear!
Parent Play Date - Wear your Coyote Gear!

Date:
Friday, May 5

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
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Parent Ed Corner
TComing up on April 25th at 7PM: Jessica Lahey The Gift of Failure: Fostering Intrinsic Motivation and Resilience in Kids What's the best way to motivate students to own their education, learn deeply and durably, and develop resilience? Research has shown that the key to all these things is intrinsic motivation, or motivation that comes from within. Jessica Lahey summarizes the current research on autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching, competence, rewards, praise, and failure. Finally, she explains how parents and educators can give students the support and encouragement they need in order to stay motivated over the long term. Free for ... 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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PTSA Volunteer Awards
PTSA Volunteer Awards PTSA service awards are given every year to outstanding volunteers for their service to our school and community. These awards recognize the contributions individuals have made at Cascade Ridge Elementary and within our local community. Congratulations to this year’s winners! We acknowledge and appreciate your commitment to Cascade Ridge and our community! • Ajita Gopikrishnan – Golden Acorn • Angela Fischer – Outstanding Advocate • Dafna Tarlowe – Golden Acorn • Krystl McCandlish – Lifetime Achievement • Melissa Bortnick – Golden Acorn These deserving volunteers will be honored at a district-wide reception in April. When you see ... read full article

Volunteer Spotlight
Volunteer Spotlight We would like to recognize Reham Shehata ! Reham has been a part of the Cascade Ridge community since 2015. She has been the force behind the CRE Spelling Bees, and we appreciate the passion and the trademark flair that she brings to this event. She is now busy pulling together the Festival of Cultures, coming up later this month. Reham has also served as one of our amazing Math Club coaches, sharing her passion for Math with budding CRE mathletes before school on Wednesdays, and is a ready volunteer in her children’s classrooms. ... 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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