Category Archive: General News

Dec
05

Donations and Fourth Grade Work Party to Support Aurora Commons

Aurora Commons, located a few blocks from our school, provides meals, resources and community to our unhoused neighbors. The organization has an urgent need for cold care items, and we can help!  Cascadia Fourth Graders are collecting donations of hats, scarves, tissues, cough drops, lip balm and other items to add to a cold care …

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Dec
05

Girls on the Run!

Girls on the Run is coming to Cascadia on Mondays and Thursdays, 2:30-4pm beginning March 4th.  This nationally recognized, evidence-based program for girls in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades is about so much more than running and has a proven lasting impact on girls’ social and emotional health into adulthood. Online registration opens January 4th …

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Dec
03

Winter session of Kids Co Registration Dec 4-16

Registration for the winter session of after school programs will run from 8:00 am Tuesday December 4th to 12:00 midnight December 16th. All registrations** will be done online at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/KidsCo?season=2560210. For more information and details, please review the After School Clubs page.   **CORRECTION: For the language link registration, please go tohttps://thriva.activenetwork.com/Reg4/(S(hh3244cngptgg1xuuaixul15))/Form.aspx?regkey=RpYOYPxE378wNjTYCkFkMw%3d%3d&qid=79993 . All Cascadia classes …

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Nov
28

Cool program volunteer gigs

The PTA is searching for a volunteer to serve as movie night coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year.  Movie night occurs roughly once per month at 6 pm in the school gym.  Duties include communicating the event to families, choosing the movies covered by the PTA license, set up and clean up including moving stage panels, moving …

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Nov
28

Holiday Giving Tree

The Cascadia PTA and the RESMS PTSA are teaming up to make the holiday season a little brighter for students from both schools who need extra support. We are asking our generous community for gift card donations to distribute to students in need this holiday season. We would be grateful for donations of the following …

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Nov
28

Chess Mates Foundation Fall Kick Off Tournament Results

On Saturday, November 17th several Cascadia students competed in the Chess Mates Foundation Fall Kick Off Tournament,  Congratulations to all the Dragons who competed! Here are the top place finishers: 1st Grade Winner 4th Place – Anh Doh 2nd Grade Winners 4th Place – Ethan Elms 5th Place – Alec Van Wesep 3rd Grade Winner 5th Place …

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Nov
14

Reflections art contest finalists

Reflections Finalists Chosen Thanks to all who participated in this year’s Reflections art program at Cascadia, from our wonderful artists to our helpful judges and members of the organizing committee! All of the entries on the theme of “Heroes Around Me” were fantastic! Twelve artists were selected to move on to the citywide competition: Literature …

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Nov
07

Receipts for Annual Fund Donations

Thank you to everyone who contributed funds to the Annual Fund! The fundraising team is hard at work to distribute receipts as requested by donors. Expect to receive a receipt on or before the 16th of November, if you have not already received one. If you opted for monthly contributions, you will receive an acknowledgement …

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Nov
07

Successful Garden Work Party!

October’s Garden work party, lead by 4th grade mom Mary Ellen Miller, was hugely productive.  The vines from the pumpkins and the beans were chopped and composted.  The invasive weeds from the embankment next to the Garden were pulled and removed from site. (See  pictures below.)  The weather was perfect to be outside in the garden …

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Nov
07

Seeking: Garden Coordinator

The Cascadia PTA is looking to fill the garden coordinator position for the calendar year 2019.  The Garden coordinator provides curriculum support by organizing volunteers and ordering supplies to maintain the garden space, and is the liaison to the PTA Board for the 3rd grade Garden Educator.   The ideal volunteer for this position would be a …

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Oct
31

November Library News

What’s happening in the library this November? A lot!! Global Reading Challenge: Fourth (4th) and fifth (5th) graders will have the chance to participate in the global reading challenge run by the Seattle public library (more info will be sent home in early November). Author Visit:  Local author, David McCulloch, will visit with grades 3-5 on November …

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Oct
31

Flu shots

Update: Additional and corrected info on the SPS website – https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=57204378     Update: The date and time has been set – Nov 7 from 8:15 to 11:15.  Nurse Kari says you can bring her the forms anytime between now and that day. Cascadia Families, The district has partnered with Healthy Schools Visiting Nurse Association to provide …

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Oct
24

Help Our Garden Grow

Have you seen the Garden grow over the last 2 years?  We have an amazing group of volunteers on the Garden Team but can always use more help at this time of year after school or on weekends. Please find out about specific needs and sign up for a specific task on the Cascadia PTA …

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Oct
24

Cascadia Movie Night – Nov 2 – Coco

Cascadia Friday night movies are back! Come join your classmates for a showing of Coco on Friday, Nov. 2. Bring blankets and pillows to cozy up on the gym floor for the movie. The commons will open at 5:30 for families that want to bring their dinner to eat there. The movie will begin at …

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Oct
24

Art Supplies Needed

From our Art Teacher Veronica Bush: Hi Cascadia Community, There is an art donation box downstairs by the office. We would love anything you have to donate. We could use: coffee cans, yogurt containers, fabric scraps, buttons, bottle caps, old c.d.’s and tapes, as well as things like shoe boxes and magazines. Feel free to …

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Oct
24

Seeking Recess Monitors and a Lunchroom Assistant

We have several job openings in our building for part-time work. If you or someone you know (does not have to be a parent in our community) is available for a couple of hours during the day, please send them our way! While the jobs aren’t a lot of time, they are vital roles to …

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Oct
18

Please join us for Fall Festival! Also, bring your Red Envelope!

Cascadia families are invited to the Fall Festival on 10/19/18, 5:30-8:00 pm at the school.  The event includes crafts and cookies, a pumpkin walk with the chance to win pumpkins from the school garden, and dancing. Students may request songs of the DJ online in advance using group name “cascadia”. Also, bring your Red Envelope if it’s not …

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Oct
17

Race and Equity Parent Ed – Diversity in Literature

What kids are reading can be a window into their world. Join us on Tuesday October 23rd from 7 – 8:30pm in the library for our first Race & Equity Parent Education night. Childcare for school-aged children will be available. Cascadia’s Librarian, Merrick Bodmer, will be presenting on Diversity in Children’s Literature, and how parents …

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Oct
17

Cascadia Garden “Move the Mulch” Work Party – Saturday Oct. 20th

From Linda Overbay, our Garden Coordinator: I received confirmation that our Arborist Chips will be delivered Friday at Cascadia to the Grass lawn in front of the school.  The next step is for our Cascadia parent volunteers to move it into the garden space.  The Cascadia Garden Team is hosting a work party on Saturday, October …

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Oct
15

iLab Update!

Dear Cascadia Families, Thank you so much for all the support for the iLab. The iLab is in full swing, and many teachers have been using the space daily to design and create with their students. As we continue through the year, the needs of the iLab will fluctuate and evolve, but we will continue …

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