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Kindness WeekClaire Raphael5/16/20215/24/2021
Kindness Week
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Festival of CulturesClaire Raphael4/25/20214/29/2021
Festival of Cultures
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Virtual Talent ShowClaire Raphael1/14/20212/26/2021
Virtual Talent Show
  Cascade Ridge has got talent! Check out all of our amazing Coyote talent show participants here:  ... read full article
Holiday Gift Drop Off12/10/202012/24/2020
Holiday Gift Drop Off
  Celebrating our Cascade Ridge staff during the holidays with tokens of appreciation has long been a favorite tradition of students and families.  Whether your family sends emails, draws pictures, or chooses thoughtful gifts, teachers and staff love it all! Need ideas for gifts?  Check out our list of staff favorites here: Teacher & Staff Favorites If you opt for a physical gift, but don’t know how to deliver it, we’ve got you covered!  Starting December 14 th , there will be a bin outside of the office during school hours for you to drop off any physical gifts.  Please ... read full article
Scholastic Book FairClaire Raphael2/25/20213/13/2021
Scholastic Book Fair
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Come Join Us!Claire Raphael1/28/20212/11/2021
Come Join Us!
Please contact for more information about how you can support the Cascade Ridge community. ... read full article
December Happenings12/3/202012/17/2020
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Drive Thru ParadeClaire Raphael6/8/20216/22/2021
Drive Thru Parade
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School SuppliesClaire Raphael6/8/20216/22/2021
School Supplies
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Science WeekClaire Raphael5/19/20215/25/2021
Science Week
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General Membership MeetingClaire Raphael5/16/20215/24/2021
General Membership Meeting
Please join us for our last General Membership meeting of the school year!  See the latest enews for the Zoom link or email us at .  Will will vote in our new PTSA board members and approve our interim budget.  Meeting documents can be found below: Standing Rules Interim Budget Meeting Agenda January 2021 General Membership Minutes Nominating Committee Slate ... read full article
5th Grade Yard SignsClaire Raphael5/10/20215/15/2021
5th Grade Yard Signs
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Brown Bear Tickets For SaleClaire Raphael5/10/20215/24/2021
Brown Bear Tickets For Sale
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Nominating Committee ReportSandra Vanderzee5/2/20215/16/2021
Nominating Committee Report
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Teacher AppreciationClaire Raphael4/30/20215/9/2021
Teacher Appreciation
  We are more thankful than ever this year for our Cascade Ridge teachers and staff. Next week the PTSA is planning a fun Teacher and Staff Appreciation week to celebrate the amazing Cascade Ridge team. Please see below for the ways that you can recognize your teacher and special staff members throughout the week. Check out our teacher and staff Favorites list to get the insider information on their favorite treats:   Students that are learning remotely: we will have boxes outside the front doors of Cascade Ridge for you to drop off items for your teacher. And ... read full article
Festival of CulturesClaire Raphael4/25/20215/1/2021
Festival of Cultures
Join us this week for the Festival of Cultures! We are celebrating the amazing diversity of cultures and heritage of our Cascade Ridge coyotes and their families.  Click here to download a family heritage coloring sheet.  Upload it to our Padlet to share with your classmates. Join us at Cascade Ridge for a story walk from librarian Zana Moore. Explore the story "Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré" by Anika Aldamuy Denise at the Cascade Ridge bus loop. Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller  Pura Belpré. What happens when you plant a seed? With ... read full article
Science WeekClaire Raphael3/19/20213/28/2021
Science Week
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Virtual AssemblyClaire Raphael3/19/20213/25/2021
Virtual Assembly
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Golden Acorn NominationsClaire Raphael3/19/20214/2/2021
Golden Acorn Nominations
The Golden Acorn Award is presented to a school or community volunteer in recognition of her or his dedication and service to children and youth. This Award recognizes the contributions of an individual that has gone above and beyond in their volunteer efforts at Cascade Ridge Elementary, and within our local community. The Cascade Ridge Elementary PTSA is seeking nominations for volunteers that demonstrate an outstanding personal commitment to improving the lives of children and youth through their service to the school, district, and community. Award: Award recipients will have their name added to a plaque showcased at school, and ... read full article
Community Connection ZoomClaire Raphael3/19/20214/2/2021
Community Connection Zoom
Remote learning has made it hard for parents in our community to greet one another. Let's get together and chat! we would love to meet you or reconnect. Our March focus is on all things Specialist. Come hear about Library, Music and PE from some of our favorite staff members. Time: March 31 9:30-10:00 am Where: online - Zoom Contact us at with any questions Register for zoom link here. ... read full article
Yearbook Photos NeededClaire Raphael2/28/20213/14/2021
Yearbook Photos Needed
What does your workspace look like? A desk? Cozy spot on the couch? Please submit your photos to the Cascade Ridge Yearbook by emailing them to or submit here Thank you for making this year extra memorable! ... read full article
Science WeekClaire Raphael2/24/20212/26/2021
Science Week
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Kindergarten Info NightClaire Raphael1/28/20212/1/2021
Kindergarten Info Night
Kindergarten Registration Information Meeting! TONIGHT, January 28th at 6pm on Zoom Come learn a little about Kindergarten and a lot about how to register! The presentation will begin promptly at 6pm and we anticipate that it will last about an hour. Please help us spread the word!   ... read full article
Community Connections!Claire Raphael1/19/20211/24/2021
Community Connections!
Join us for our first community connection meeting of 2021! Building relationships with other parents and caregivers is more challenging this year. Make new connections and meet some friendly faces during this zoom chat. Wednesday January 27th 9:30-10:00 AM and/or 6:00-6:30 PM Please fill out the google form for the zoom link: ... read full article
PTSA Meeting1/11/20211/18/2021
PTSA Meeting
Don't miss our first PTSA General Membership meeting of the year on Thursday January 14th at 6:30PM. We will vote in our nominating committee, discuss upcoming events, and have the opportunity for an update chat and Q&A from Principal Jennifer Sehlin. We have a special guest speaker for this meeting. We will be joined by Lorna Gilmour, an equity and family partnerships specialist with the Issaquah School District.   This meeting will be held via Zoom. Check the latest edition of E-News from Cascade Ridge for the zoom link. Or send an e-mail to: ... read full article
Materials Pick up on January 6Claire Raphael1/3/20211/7/2021
Materials Pick up on January 6
On Wednesday, January 6th, Cascade Ridge will be facilitating an instructional materials pick-up. We have made a change in the pick-up location. Pick-up will now take place at the bus loop near the covered basketball court and sand field on the right side of the school. All grade levels have will have instructional materials to pick up. Families may arrive anytime between 8:00 and 4:00 on Wednesday, January 6th. There are no designated time slots for this pick-up. Please remain in your vehicle and pull up to turn in the bus loop. NO WALKERS PLEASE. Please print a sign listing ... read full article
ParentWiser: Understand and Solve Your Students’ Behavioral Challenges11/29/202012/13/2020
ParentWiser: Understand and Solve Your Students’ Behavioral Challenges
Are you trying to parent through challenging behavior? Pediatric psychologist, Mona Delahooke PhD, will share strategies and tools to reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships. December 9th, 2020, 7pm Register at,  or directly on  Eventbrite ... read full article
Order School Photos11/25/202012/9/2020
Order School Photos
  If your student had a photo taken last week, there is still time to order photo packages.   Visit   to order.   You will need your student’s ID number to order. If you don’t know it, you can find it in Family Access. ... read full article
The Yearbook Team Needs Your Photos11/25/202012/9/2020
The Yearbook Team Needs Your Photos
The Cascade Ridge Yearbook team is currently collecting pictures for our 2020-2021 yearbook. We have created two different ways for our Cascade Ridge community to submit pictures directly to the yearbook. 1. Email us at 2. Submit them here: If you have a picture of your student(s) that you’d like to share, we’d love to see it! Some great picture ideas are: student work spaces, students with art projects, recess time, favorite “field trips” or walks, CRE pets participating in zoom, PTSA activities, first day of virtual school, the list could go on and on. Please include picture ... read full article
New WhatsApp GroupClaire Raphael11/4/202011/18/2020
New WhatsApp Group
  The Cascade Ridge PTSA has a new way for you to stay connected with your school community and keep informed about all of the programs and events we have going on. Join us on WhatsApp. ... read full article
Contest Winners!Claire Raphael11/3/202011/17/2020
Contest Winners!
    Thank you to everyone that submitted photos for our pumpkin decorating and costume contest. Congratulations to everyone that entered by 10/31. You are ALL winners! Please email to claim your prize. Costume contest entrants have won a $10 gift card to Snapdoodle Toys and pumpkin decorating entrants have won a $10 gift card to Ben and Jerrys. ... read full article
Holiday Gift BarnClaire Raphael11/3/202011/10/2020
Holiday Gift Barn
  The  Holiday   Gift   Barn  is just around the corner! Cascade Ridge Elementary is once again partnering with the Issaquah Food Bank to help make their  Holiday   Gift   Barn  a success!   In an effort to keep donors, volunteers, and shoppers as safe as possible,  they will only be collecting and distributing  gift  cards this year.    They are asking for $25 gift cards from local businesses as well as stores like Target, Amazon, Fred Meyer, Sephora, PlayStation, etc.   We will be collecting  gift  cards at our next supply distribution on Friday,  November 6th. You can ... read full article
Coyote Wear Shop is Open!Claire Raphael11/3/202011/10/2020
Coyote Wear Shop is Open!
The Coyote Wear Store is open with new spirit wear items to keep your cozy for our next spirit day, and all winter long. Beanies, cozy pajamas, hoodies, and more! The store is open until 11/10. Orders will ship directly to you in mid December.   ... read full article
Virtual Fall Festival!Claire Raphael10/24/202011/2/2020
Virtual Fall Festival!
The Cascade Ridge PTSA is having virtual fall fun this year! We are hosting an online  pumpkin decorating and costume contest .  Click here for more information and to enter the contest. Entries are due by 10/30 and winners will be announced on 10/31.     ... read full article
Send in your step count!Claire Raphael10/11/202010/18/2020
Send in your step count!
  We were so inspired seeing Cascade Ridge Coyote families taking daily walks and having fun! We would love to calculate how far we walked as a community this week. We are stronger together!   Please send your total steps to: ... read full article
Submit Yearbook Content Claire Raphael10/10/202010/24/2020
Submit Yearbook Content
The yearbook team is working hard to make sure we have a yearbook full of fun crowdsourced photos this year. We need help from YOU! Please send us any photos of your kids participating in Spirit Week or the Coyote Challenge. We are still collecting first day photos too. Please e-mail pictures to High resolution pictures work best!     ... read full article
Reflections Art ContestClaire Raphael10/10/202011/2/2020
Reflections Art Contest
Reflections is a long-standing National PTA program that helps students celebrate their creativity. By exploring their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, students will develop their artistic literacy and increase their confidence.   This year, the theme for Reflections is  “I matter because...”  Reflections Projects are due on Monday, November 2nd.  We can't wait to see your beautiful artwork! Learn More.     ... read full article
Back to school checklistClaire Raphael8/6/20209/30/2020
Back to school checklist
Welcome back Cascade Ridge families! We are excited to kick off the new school year. We know it will look different this year, but we are committed to supporting our teachers, staff, and families as we navigate new modes of learning and communicating.   - Sign up for PTSA :  Renew or join PTSA for the 2020-2021 School year here . 2020-2021 Grade level school supply list. - Save time! Supplies can be ordered from  School Toolbox until August 10th.  - Follow us on social media : Instagram  and  Facebook ... read full article