Category Archive: General News

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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Oct
08

Soaring Together: 2018-19 Annual Fundraising

Annual Fundraising, “Soaring Together” The Cascadia Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a non-profit organization committed to supporting families, teachers and school leadership. During the 2018-19 school year, the PTA will spend nearly $300,000 to fund programs designed to help our students reach their full social, emotional and academic potential. At Cascadia, we keep our fundraising …

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Oct
03

Walk to School day October 10

National walk to school day is October 10th! It celebrates and encourages walking to school. Studies show that walking to school helps boost student concentration and learning, as well as have a positive impact on in-school behavior. Walking to school can be part of a healthy exercise regime, as well as reduce pollution in school …

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Oct
03

Why you need to join your Cascadia PTA!

Join the Cascadia PTA!   As a PTA member, you are eligible to vote at PTA meetings and help direct the budget, endorse school activities, and make decisions that affect our school community. Find out more here: http://cascadiapta.org/info/cascadia-pta-faq/. Join here: https://www.pt-avenue.com/join/.   Your PTA membership is good for one year. In addition to contributing to the Cascadia …

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Oct
03

Reflections Art Contest

The annual Reflections student art contest is here! Young artists are encouraged to submit original works on the theme “Heroes Around Me” by Friday, November 2. Submissions are reviewed by local artists and creative professionals. Artists who are selected to participate in the next round of the contest will have their work displayed at the …

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Sep
26

Seeking Teacher Appreciation Volunteer Lead

Teachers change our kids lives, and they do it without asking for much in return. One small way we let them know they are amazing is by doing some teacher appreciation activities throughout the school year. This year we are looking for a new volunteer to lead teacher appreciation, such as our staff lunches (typically …

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Sep
20

PTA General Meeting September 27th

Please join the PTA for the first general membership meeting of the year, with accompanying parent education talk – “Where’s the Funding” by Summer Stinson.  This is the perfect meeting to get to know your board, catch up on membership, fundraising, and treasury news.  You will also hear a school update from Principal Anna Wallace. …

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