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Summer Playdates

Grade Level Playdates All grade level playdates will be held at the Cascadia Elementary playground. Kids from all grade levels are welcome, and siblings encouraged, but specific incoming (2018-2019) grade levels are listed to encourage meeting new classmates. Wednesday, June 27, 5-7pm First grade Wednesday, July 11, 5-7pm Second grade Saturday, July 21, 3-5pm Third-Fifth grade …

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Garden Work Party

On Friday morning, June 15th, 8-10am, the Garden Team will be meeting for a work party for the end of the school year. Some jobs include tidying the garden beds, minor repairs to garden beds; setting up a watering system, watering, organizing the deck box and storage closet, inventory of items and replacements needed for …

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Junior Olympics (aka field day) Thursday, June 21st , 2018

Dear Cascadia Dragons, This year’s field day will be Cascadia’s 3rd annual Junior Olympics! They will be held on the Cascadia play field this year. We will have classes representing different countries from around the world that your children are learning about in their classes. A parade of nations will take place before the games …

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If you missed yearbook ordering…

. . . there will be a limited number of extra copies available when the yearbooks are delivered next week! We don’t have a system set up for this yet, so look for more information in a separate e-mail and on the unofficial Facebook page.

Library News

The end of the school year is almost upon us! In June, students will no longer be checking out books as I’ll be doing library inventory, reordering and repairing books. Classes will still visit the library during their scheduled class time the first week in June. As an incentive to return books and settle up …

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Bike to School – Friday, May 25

Friday, May 25 is the final biking Friday in May. Ride your bike on Friday, check in to receive goodies and snacks*, and join us for a final check-in where you can pick up a Bike Calendar if you haven’t printed one out yet. Remember to submit your calendar by Monday, June 4 to the …

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Seattle School District Task Force Openings

Advanced Learning Task Force Deadline May 24, noon The goal is to rethink and re-examine our practices to ensure all students receive the high-quality instruction necessary to grow and achieve, across all of our schools. This Task Force will focus on the identification, support, services, operational systems and practices necessary to meet the academic, social, …

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We Love Cascadia

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Spirit Week

Our Student Counsel wants to announce Spirit Week, May 7-11.   As we also celebrate our teachers and staff, next week is shaping up to be quite the fun-filled week of Cascadia pride!  To find your theme of the day, see the attached flyer.

Bike To School, Wednesday May 9th

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Wednesday May 9th is National Bike to School Day.  Biking to school is a wonderful way to kick off your day with a little fresh air and exercise, along with many other benefits.  At Cascadia, we hope Bike to School day is a fun way to join your community. All our kids can participate.  If …

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PE News & Field Day!

Our May PE Rocks Newsletter is now posted on our Schoology site, please check it out for important information regarding your student’s PE class and to see this month’s activity challenge. SAVE THE DATE – YOU ARE INVITED! PLEASE COME TO WATCH OUR OPENING CEREMONY AND/OR VOLUNTEER FOR OUR 3rd ANNUAL JUNIOR OLYMPICS THEMED FIELD DAY.  This …

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Parents Night Out, May 24th

Who: All Cascadia students are welcome, as well as younger siblings 4 years old and above. What: An opportunity to drop your kids off at school for a night out! This event is our way of saying thank you to all of the parents who volunteered at Cascadia this school year. When: Thursday, May 24th …

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Bike to School Month

Bike to School Month is May!  Please join your Cascadia classmates in biking to school, and around town.  Students may participate by recording biking minutes during the month of May.  Cascade Bicycle Club will provide small prizes for biking students. Students are encouraged to record minutes on unicycles and for recreation as well as commuting …

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Cascadia Book Fair

Thank you to all who were able to attend the book fair last night hosted by Phinney Books! There was a great selection of books available.  Phinney Books have agreed to continue the book fair via phone or in person at the store until May 8th. Any purchases made between now and then will go towards …

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Night Under the Stars Art and Talent Show

Please come out to celebrate our creative community for the Night Under the Stars Talent and Art Show. Wednesday, May 9, 5:30-8PM 5:30-6 Art Walk through and Buskers 6-8pm Talent Show in the Gym

Teacher Appreciation Week May 7th-11th

There are lots of ways you can contribute during Teacher Appreciation Week in May! Fri. May 4th: Help decorate for the week ahead SignUp: Mon. May 7th: PTA provided breakfast Tues. May 8th: Catered BBQ lunch from Smokin’ Pete’s Wed. May 9th: Favorites Day **watch for an email from your room parent(s) for how …

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National PTA School of Excellence Survey

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Dear Families, The Cascadia PTA knows that a strong partnership among our families, school leaders and community members is important to the success of our students and school. That’s why we are participating in the National PTA School of Excellence program, which grows partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall …

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Welcome New Families

We are so excited for the new families who will join Cascadia in September, 2018.  Here are so tips to stay in touch through the spring and summer: You should have received an email from Anna Birinyi welcoming you to the school. If you did not, please check with your co-parent. (Due to communications restrictions …

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Family Survey about School

Seattle Public Schools has emailed all families a link to the Family Survey about School. This survey helps us know how families are feeling about the Welcoming Environment, your involvement in decision making, and the educational quality. We value your feedback as we seek to improve. Please look for the email with your personalized link. …

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News from the Library

Poem in Your Pocket Day is coming soon! April is national poetry month and Cascadia students will be celebrating by reading and producing poetry in the library. We will also participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day which began in NYC in April 2002. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to …

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