Beyond Cascadia

Visit this page for information and opportunities within Cascadia’s larger community!

Parenting the Gifted Child: Workshop offered November 3

Come join us for an interactive and inspiring full-day workshop and learn key tools to help your gifted family thrive! This full-day workshop will apply SENG concepts at a deeper level focusing on the whole family. Specific tools include: 1) measuring certain gifted traits in family members, 2) examining how different patterns can cause ongoing conflicts and misunderstandings and 3) identifying some strategies to help address those challenges. Participants will leave with uniquely crafted strategies to help their family live together in a more cohesive and harmonious manner.

Your Adventure Starts with Cub Scout Pack 100!

All boys and girls, K – 5th grade and their parents are invited to join. Our group is committed to inclusion and has scholarships available. Our next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 19th from 6:00 – 7:30pm, Carkeek Park. Come Join Us for pizza and field games!
Our pack meets on Wednesdays, once a month at:
Our Redeemers Lutheran Church,
2400 NW 85th St., Seattle, WA 98117
For more info please contact:

Join Scouts Pack & Troop 827 in Ballard

Cub Scouts troop 827 is actively recruiting families of boys and girls aged 7 to 11, and is hosting an open house on September 10 so families can learn more. Meetings are held on Mondays at the Ballard Elks Lodge.

Kendo Club

Unleash your samurai, and learn Japanese fencing! Kendo is a traditional martial art using bamboo swords and armor, and classes are offered through Seattle Parks and Recreation. The Sno-King Kendo Club classes are taught nearby at the Bitter Lake Community Center. Classes start on September 13th run to mid December on Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm. Kids (8 and up) and adults (any age) can get a great workout, make friends, have fun and learn the art of the samurai!

Piano lessons

Are you interested in lining up private piano lessons for your child? Our lovely teacher is located in Ballard and is taking students! Lessons begin in September and run through June, as she believes our kids need their summers. Email Colleen directly at colleen_obrien22 at, or feel free to reach out to me as a reference (deborah.paulsen at

Let’s Play Soccer!

Registration now open for the best youth soccer club in Seattle— Ballard Youth Soccer! Ballard Youth Soccer Club is primarily a recreational club for youth who reside in the northwest neighborhoods of Seattle, including Broadview and Bitter Lake. All youth ages 5-18 are eligible to play and experience is not required. Ballard Youth Soccer Club fields teams at all ages and skill levels. Don’t delay as registration closes June 5th!

LAKE CITY SOCCER CLUB Registration is now open for fall recreational soccer. Ages 4-19 Lake City Soccer Club organizes soccer for around 500 boys and girls in the Seattle area every fall season. There are teams for all ages, from 4 to 19 years old. Register for the Fall season starting each May. Find out more at  LAKE CITY SOCCER CLUB serves Northeast Seattle, from 85th to 145th and east of Aurora, including Lake City. Olympic Hills, Cedar Park, Maple Leaf, Wedgewood, Haller Lake, Pinehurst, Victory Heights, Northgate, Licton Springs, Mathews Beach, Meadowbrook. Early bird registration pricing through June 15th, 2018.


Screenings of Angst

Angst is an independent documentary film about kids dealing with anxiety. In the film, they interview kids who struggle with anxiety and their families. They also talk about some possible root causes of anxiety, and how it affects the brain. Our resource room teacher, Yelena Amundsen, saw the film and suggested it may be relevant for many of our families.

Please visit for more information and screening dates and locations.  There are many upcoming dates in Seattle.

Middle School Updates

Middle school announcements relevant to our current fifth-grade families mentioned in the weekly Dragon Digest can be found here, along with links to specific middle school information. If you have a suggestion for content or corrections, e-mail Last updated: April 27, 2018 Hamilton MS | Robert Eagle Staff MS | Jane Addams MS General …

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Summer Opportunities

Summer Opportunities Seattle Visual Arts Studio, Summer Art SUMMER STUDIO FOR YOUNG ARTISTS! It’s that time of the year again! Schools will be over in few days and then another fun chapter of summer will start! I am excited to teach 3 painting workshops at Seattle Visual Arts Studio. If you know of a kid/teen …

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