5th Grade News

Fifth grade families can find news and information relevant to their grade below. If you have news you would like to share, please submit here.

5th Grade Class Gift

Each year, fifth grade families are encouraged to organize a fifth grade gift to the school. Last year, fifth graders donated books to the library, and we’ve opted to continue that practice. Our librarian, Merrick Bodmer, has created a list of books the Cascadia library could use. Look it over with your fifth grader and see if there is a book or two that they would like to donate to the library!

The list is online here.  And the Amazon wish list is here: http://a.co/fixjMN9

(If you wish to purchase the books from a local book store, Phinney Books is continuing the book fair for us! You can even purchase over the phone, and a parent will pick up the donations from the store.)

Dragon reading a book on 5th grade donation book plate.

We have designed a special donation bookplate—a sticker to be placed on the inside cover of the donated book where your student can write their name. It’s a great way to encourage your child to feel like they are a part of helping the library grow! Simpy have your student take the purchased book to the library and drop it off with Ms. Bodmer or Mrs. Tee. Specify that it is a fifth grade gift purchase, and they will make sure your child gets to sign a bookplate and put it with the rest of the fifth grade donated books.

Lynne Peck Theis (parent to Addison Theis in Mr. Brown’s room)


Upcoming Events

  • 5th Grade Pool party
    WHEN:May 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00pm
    WHERE:Ballard Pool
    The pool is reserved for 5th graders from 6-7. Food is not provided, but the nearby El Camion is a great place to get dinner with friends.
  • Woodwind and Brass concert
    WHEN:May 21
  • Strings concert
    WHEN:May 23
  • NatureBridge
    • June 4-6: Savage / Holman
    • June 6-8: Brown / Hill
    • June 11-13: Eddy / Taylor
  • 5th Grade Picnic (Cascadia + Decatur!)
    WHEN:June 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    WHERE:Golden Gardens Shelter 2 + Picnic Tables 11-17
  • 5th Grade Promotion
    WHEN:June 19, 2018 @ 8:30
    WHERE: Cascadia Gym
    WHAT: Join us for 5th Grade Promotion and Fun Day! Students will start the day at Fifth Grade Promotion, a time when all students will be recognized for their successful completion of elementary school. Parents are encouraged to attend and celebrate with us. Afterward, students will take a picnic lunch to a park where they will enjoy a fun afternoon together with their teachers and parent volunteers.
  • Last Day of School
    WHEN:June 22, 2018

Middle School Updates

Visit our Middle School Updates page for announcements from our three middle schools relevant to current 5th grade families:

Middle School Open Houses

As you may know Cascadia 5th graders will automatically be assigned to one of three middle schools for next year. Assignments are based on home address. Please continue reading for information about the upcoming middle school open houses.

Feeder schools, according to the current Student Assignment Plan, are listed below.

Hamilton International
Thursday, January 25, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:30pm.
Feeder Schools: Catharine Blaine (K-8), Coe, John Hay, Lawton, B. F. Day, Green Lake*, West Woodland

  • Tipton Blish, Principal,  will have a Welcome Speech in the Commons at 6:45 pm
  • School Departments will have tables set up in the Commons
  • Student Led Tours
  • We will have Music playing in the Hawks Nest
  • Teachers will be in classrooms

Please feel free to bring your rising 6th grader. They’ll have a chance to meet other students and teachers and ask questions. You can stay as long as you like–the welcome speech at 6:45 is the only time-specific element. There will also be parents on hand at the FOMAHI (Friends of Music at Hamilton International) and PTSA tables.

Jane Adams
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – 6:30-8:00pm. Read more here.
Feeder Schools: Bryant, Green Lake*, Laurelhurst, Sand Point, View Ridge, Wedgwood, John Rogers, Olympic Hills, Olympic View*, Sacajawea

Robert Eagle Staff
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – 6:00 – 7:30pm.
Feeder Schools: Adams, , Loyal Heights, North Beach, Viewlands*, Whittier, Broadview-Thomson (K-8), Daniel Bagley, Greenwood, Northgate, Olympic View*, Viewlands*

Join other 5th grade families for ice skating at the Winterfest Ice Rink at Seattle Center.

Saturday, December 9 from 4-6pm

It’s a great opportunity to also enjoy all the other seasonal festivities at the Seattle Center while you are there.

Check in at the Winterfest Ice Rink ticket booth, and say you are with the 5th grade Cascadia group.

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A walk in the (Carkeek) park with salmon 11/18

Come see hundreds of returning chum and coho make their way into Piper’s Creek at Carkeek Park on Saturday November 18th, 12:45 PM. We’ll meet with a Salmon Steward who will chat with us about the salmon’s journey and this urban watershed.

Let’s meet at the Carkeek Park playground, siblings welcome. Bring a snack and be ready for a little trail walk. Rain or shine, the salmon will be there!Salmon in a river