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First Winter Break *No School*
First Winter Break *No School*

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Mon 12/22 - Fri 1/2

No school for students or staff.
First Winter Break *No School*
First Winter Break *No School*

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Mon 12/22 - Fri 1/2

No school for students or staff.
First Winter Break *No School*
First Winter Break *No School*

Date:
Mon 12/22 - Fri 1/2

No school for students or staff.
First Winter Break *No School*
First Winter Break *No School*

Date:
Mon 12/22 - Fri 1/2

No school for students or staff.
First Winter Break *No School*
First Winter Break *No School*

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Mon 12/22 - Fri 1/2

No school for students or staff.
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First Winter Break *No School*
First Winter Break *No School*

Date:
Mon 12/22 - Fri 1/2

No school for students or staff.
First Winter Break *No School*
First Winter Break *No School*

Date:
Mon 12/22 - Fri 1/2

No school for students or staff.
First Winter Break *No School*
First Winter Break *No School*

Date:
Mon 12/22 - Fri 1/2

No school for students or staff.
First Winter Break *No School*
First Winter Break *No School*

Date:
Mon 12/22 - Fri 1/2

No school for students or staff.
First Winter Break *No School*
First Winter Break *No School*

Date:
Mon 12/22 - Fri 1/2

No school for students or staff.
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Festival of Cultures Host Families Needed!
Come travel the world with us on January 29th, 2015, 6-8pm! 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.

Host Families Needed!
We are looking for families to host countries. Please share your country with us! If you are interested in hosting please contact Bona Park at chris_bona@msn.com or 425-427-9307

Geography Bee
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 for practice at GeoBee Quiz.
There’s also Geography Bee Challenge app for mobile devices. The bee is a multiple choice competition where teams of 4-5 similar grade students answer questions appropriate to their grade level about U.S and world geography. Dates for the first or second week of February will follow.

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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Reflections Finalists Announced
Thank you to all of our student "artists" who participated in this year’s PTSA Reflections cultural arts competition. Twenty-two Cascade Ridge students submitted original works for judging, and the talent and creativity of these students was amazing! Congratulations to our 12 finalists whose work will represent Cascade Ridge at the Regional Level: Literature: Amal Masood Music Composition: Claire Mayfield Photography: Dayle Lincicome Visual Arts: Rishika Arun, Pahal Thaker, Dhruv Thaker, Phillip Huang, Sanya Cheeti, Ayeda Masood, Ananya Ajila, Albert Li, and Himaja Kotti ... read full article

PTSA Golden Acorn Award Nominations
Our wonderful Cascade Ridge community is extremely generous with volunteer time.  This school year, we will have had hundreds of volunteers involved in the many events and programs sponsored by the PTSA. All that we do throughout the year would not be possible without this active involvement.   The Washington State PTSA Council honors outstanding volunteer service for children by awarding the Golden Acorn Award annually to PTSA volunteers.   The benefit of presenting a Golden Acorn Award is two-fold. First, it recognizes individuals who have given outstanding service to children. Secondly, it supports scholarships for students pursuing post-secondary education.   This award is, above ... 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 www.cascaderidgeptsa.org  (click on PTSA and then Board Members) 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 ... read full article

Thanks for Supporting the Book Fair!
THANK YOU Cascade Ridge families for your generous support of the Book Fair!  Together, we raised $2,500 and added over 200 new titles to classroom bookshelves.  We also earned a Scholastic credit to use toward book prizes for next year's Eager Reader program. Special thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who made it happen! We truly appreciate all the hours spent on decorations, set up, running the cash registers, helping students, and clean up!!! Thanks to Lauri Kinnan for the awesome Cafe castle decorations...all our set up volunteers Sally Andrews, Marci Bartholomae, Lara Buis, Alan Cooper, Jaycee Cooper, Nathalie Fusaro (Josh & Allison, too!), ... read full article

Eager Reader Success!
Another year of Eager Reader is in the books! Congratulations to all of our Eager Readers and thank you to all of our students and families for their support. Over 550,000 minutes of reading were logged over the month of the program. The students earned a fun assembly with Charlie Williams aka “The Noise Guy” as their prize for exceeding their 500,000 minutes goal. I would like to extend a big thank you to all of our classroom volunteers. They packed and delivered many prize bags over the past month and the program would not have been a success without their effort! Thank you to Michele ... read full article

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