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Community Events

Heritage Festival
Heritage Festival

Chair:
When:
Spring

Chair, along with volunteers, coordinates this family/school community event that celebrates the different cultures of our school community.
Bingo Night
Bingo Night

Chair:
When:
TBD

Family Bingo Night - Hosted by the Cascade Ridge PTSA
$3/person
Must register and purchase tickets in advance
Link for registration coming soon
Pizza, drinks, and concessions available for purchase (beginning at 6 pm)
4 Bingo Games (multiple winners per game)
Fun Prizes
Raffle
Special Guest Callers
Movie Night
Movie Night

Chair:

Chair will coordinate Movie Nights at the school several times through the year.  Responsibilities include: event publicity, coordinating with office and technology staff, and arranging for concessions.

Fundraising

Fall Fundraiser
Fall Fundraiser

Chair:
When:
Fall

Our annual fall fundraiser is our main fundraiser and in person social event for the year. Any money earned helps to directly fund teacher grants, enrichment programs, and activities we do here at Cascade ridge.
Book Fair
Book Fair

Chair:
When:
Feb-March Timeframe
Coyote Wear
Coyote Wear

Chair:
When:
Throughout the year.

The Spirit Wear shop will be opened multiple times throughout the school year for orders. Sweatshirts, t-shirts, pajama pants, and other apparel with the Cascade Ridge logo are available for purchase.

Communications

Coyote Howler
Coyote Howler

Chair:
When:
Throughout the year
Social Media
Social Media

Chair:
When:
Throughout year
Reader Board
Reader Board

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

Our fantastic reader board was made possible by the generous donations of Cascade Ridge families. It is an important tool to help keep the community informed of upcoming events and deadlines.
Website
Website

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

This chair should maintain the PTSA website to make sure information is current. The PTSA website includes information about what the PTSA is, how it fundraises, the programs it supports, contact information, forms, Legislative updates, a calendar, and links to our monthly and weekly newsletters.

General Enrichment

Stem Fair
Stem Fair

Chair:
When:
Spring
Eager Reader
Eager Reader

Chair:
When:
Virtual, dates TBD

The objective of this program is to foster a love of reading. This is a voluntary program for the students, though the majority of students choose to participate at some level. Students earn prizes as they read outside class time and record their reading minutes online.
Art Docent Coordinator
Art Docent Coordinator

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout year
Reflections Art Competition
Reflections Art Competition

Chair:
When:
November

The Washington State PTA, in partnership with the National PTA, sponsors a state wide arts education contest in the fall known as the Reflections Program. Each year there is a different theme for the program, and this information is available on the WA State PTA website, www.wastatepta.org.  The student art entries will be judged at the school (Cascade Ridge), council (Issaquah School District) and Washington State PTA levels. The State PTA winners are entered into the National PTA contest. Chair promotes and organizes the program in conjunction with the State PTA. This year Reflections will be virtual.
Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

Chair:

The Cascade Ridge Spelling Bee is a fun contest open to all students in grades K-5, where kids get a chance to show off their oral spelling ability in front of an audience. Students will start off competing in their grade-level spelling bees, and the winners will move on to the championship bee which span multiple grade levels.

Parent Support

Kinderconnect
Kinderconnect

Chair:
Parent Education
Parent Education

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

This chairperson acts as liaison between the Issaquah PTSA Council Parent Education representative and the Cascade Ridge community. They are responsible for seeing that articles are placed in the Howler/Connection regarding parent education opportunities within our community. At times, they may be called upon to research a specific parent education opportunity and schedule a class or meeting in conjunction with a General Membership meeting.
Room Parent Coordinator
Room Parent Coordinator

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

Room parents are the option of each teacher. Depending on the needs of each teacher, they usually help the teacher schedule other classroom volunteers to help with things like reading, math, copying, or party planning. The Room Parent Coordinator coordinates all the room parents. He/she provides information to the room parents and works with them to obtain volunteer support within each classroom for different PTSA programs (e.g., fall fundraiser, Eager Reader).

This year due to district rules, room parents will only be able to assist teachers virtually.

Passive Fundraising

Brown Bear Car Wash
Brown Bear Car Wash

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

Get your car washed at Brown Bear Car Wash and help us raise funds. Tickets are $10.00 each. Tickets are available for purchase ONLINE and at most PTSA sponsored events.

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Cascade Ridge Elementary PTSA every time you shop, at no cost to you. Simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. On your first visit, select Cascade Ridge Elementary PTSA as the charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchase. Your selection will be remembered for future purchases.

Shop as you normally do, using your regular or Prime account, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases directly to our school.

School Supplies
School Supplies

Chair:

The chair coordinates school supplies orders for the following school year with the vendor, currently School Toolbox. This program gives a percentage of funds back to Cascade Ridge PTSA.

Student life

Fifth Grade Committee
Fifth Grade Committee

Chair:

5th grade chairs organize committee leads and oversee all events for the 5th grade class.
Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

This committee produces an annual Cascade Ridge yearbook available for purchase by students and staff, and delivered in June. The yearbook features every class, specialist, and school group. It also highlights other activities that occur during the school year.

PTSA Committees

Advocacy - Legislative Assembly
Advocacy - Legislative Assembly

Chair:

The Advocacy Representative will work to keep the Executive Committee and membership appraised of key state and local legislative issues and seek the committee’s input if necessary. If appropriate, this may also require enlisting other members to help advocate for issues or building relationships outside of the PTSA in the community to work collaboratively on issues.
Issaquah Schools Foundation
Issaquah Schools Foundation

Chair:

The Issaquah Schools Foundation is a non-profit organization that drives resources to help all students reach the promise of their academic potential. We do this by bridging the gap between funds the state provides for basic education and the dollars our schools need to prepare students for success in school and life.

Site Council
Site Council

Chair:

The Cascade Ridge Site Council Representatives work together in support of Cascade Ridge's mission statement. You can direct a concern to the Site Council for consideration by attending the Site Council meeting, contacting representatives personally, or emailing your thoughts to the Cascade Ridge Site Council email account at sitecouncil@cascaderidgeptsa.org.

Community Relations

Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Chair:
When:
Spring

Plan and carry out this week-long celebration of our school staff.
Holiday Gift Barn
Holiday Gift Barn

Chair:
(none)
When:
November/December

This program provides gifts to needy families during the holidays while demonstrating to Cascade Ridge students the importance of charitable support.  A volunteer from each class is needed to assist in the planning and creation of the Caring-Thru-Sharing displays and the organizing and delivering of donations.  Volunteers sign up at the classroom level.