Welcome back from Katie Detrano, PTA President

2018-2019 PTA President, Katie Detrano, with 5th grade daughter, Juniper

Hello Cascadia families,

Welcome back Dragons! I hope you all enjoyed a great summer break. Your PTA and parent volunteers have been hard at work this summer preparing for school, and we look forward to welcoming all our new families into our community.

First things first, keeping up to speed with what’s happening at the school is important. Here are some key resources:

As we begin our second year in our new building, our community continues to grow and thrive. Popular PTA-funded programs continuing this year include:

  • 1st and 2nd grade arts education with STYLE,
  • 3rd grade garden
  • 4th and 5th grade instrumental music
  • 5th grade Shakespeare.

All-school events help us build community and this year we’ll kick things off with a Back to School Family Picnic on Fri. September 14. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and connect with new classmates and old friends! You can also look forward to our Fall Festival in October and year-round Friday movie nights, as well as other community events throughout the year.

I’m also proud to share that your Cascadia PTA has been recognized as a National PTA School of Excellence by identifying potential areas for growth and making significant strides in these areas. Continuing this work, in addition to our many community events, we will focus on diversity and inclusion through community building. Speaking of inclusion and community building, we hope you can join us for our first PTA General Membership Meeting on September 27! Principal Wallace will be there to talk about school plans and answer questions and we’ll review our PTA’s standing rules and budget. We’ll have snacks and social time at 6:45 pm, and the meeting will start at 7 pm. I hope to see you there!

As in past years, Cascadia PTA relies on a single fundraising event to support all our PTA programs, school, and community. This Annual Fund drive happens each October, so look for your red envelope containing more info on curriculum night, or in your child’s backpack that week!

Go Dragons!
Katie Detrano, Cascadia PTA president