Category: General News

Garden Educator Update

Thanks for all the fun, work, and learning in the Cascadia Garden! Read all about the third graders’ spring garden experience below.   If you would like to continue gardening this summer, here are some fun possibilities: Help at the Cascadia Garden during the summer! Sign up for summer watering: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4daea72ba6f58-summer1 Sign up to learn …

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Volunteer Positions

The Cascadia PTA is still looking for volunteers for a few key jobs.  These are great choices for either new or returning parents.If any of these sound interesting, please contact president@cascadiapta.org.  The PTA looks forward to working with you! 1.  Someone who loves dotting i’s and crossing t’s to make sure the PTA meets all important …

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Vote by August 6: School Board Primary

Remember to vote by August 6, 2019 for the Seattle School Board primary! This year, 4 of the 7 seats on the Seattle School Board are up for election. With 12 primary candidates holding a wide variety of perspectives, your August 6 vote is incredibly important. If you will be out of town, make a …

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Stay in Touch with Cascadia This Summer

            Dragon Digest is not weekly during summer, but expect periodic communications about summer playdates, back to school events and logistics, and ad hoc updates as needed. Here’s how to know if you’re “in the know.” Families with students attending Cascadia in 2018-19 If you have opted into communications AND …

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Lost and Found – final cleanout!

Please ask your child to go through the lost and found before the 27th, or pop in and check for items you recognize. The lost and found will be emptied by our parent volunteer on the morning of the last day of school.

Yearbooks have arrived!

Teachers are receiving yearbooks on Thursday, June 20. When they get handed out to students will be at teachers’ discretion. If the student is leaving before getting his or her yearbook, it can be picked up when they come to pick up their report card. If you did not place an order, but would like a …

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Librarian Summer Send-Off

Dear Families, Summer is just around the corner and I know many of you are looking forward to a slower pace, which means more time for great books! Last week we had a great visit from Lena Quijano, the Children’s Librarian at the University Branch of SPL. She spoke to us about the Summer of …

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Summer Playdates

The calendar of grade level and neighborhood playdates for Cascadia Families is now available! Each playdate is on the events calendar, and a summary list is in the document below. Come and play with others on the playground. Any grade/neighborhood is welcome as are friends and siblings of Cascadia students. You are welcome to bring …

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Outstanding Educator Award Winners

Dear Cascadia Families, I am honored to announce this year’s recipients of the PTA’s Outstanding Educator Award: Jessica Gibbons and Katie Shae! Congratulations to both on this well earned honor. Read about why they were selected, as well as the other nominees, below. From Ms. Gibbons’s nomination letter: Ms. Gibbons is an incredibly organized, warm, …

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Congratulations, Cascadia Debate Team!

This past weekend, Team Cascadia competed with nearly 200 other students in the Debateable’s All-city Debate Tournament. The eloquent orations of our 11 person strong team were recognized with Top Team and Top Speaker awards. Every team member won at least one round. Great job, debaters! A big THANKS to our dynamic coaching duo, Derek …

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Box Tops for Education Requests

BoxTops = Money for the SelfHelp fund! Turn them in before 17 June and I’ll submit them and then BoxTops will send school a check. The collection box is in the corner to your left as you enter the Office, by the front windows.  Drop them into the Box Top cylinder.   About the program  A Coordinator …

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Letter from the President, May 2019

Dear Cascadia Families, Our final PTA general meeting of the year was last Thursday, and it was very productive! Thanks to all who attended. The PTA board presented a budget for next year, and it was approved by the general membership. We are excited to continue offering grade level programs such as Shakespeare and garden …

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Drop-off and Pick-up Safety Procedures

Please follow pick up and drop off procedures every day These procedures are put in place for yours and our students’ safety. Please especially do NOT double park or park in the fire lane (red painted curb). We need to ensure that emergency vehicles can always access the building safely. If you have family or …

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Ice Cream Social for incoming Hamilton families: June 6

 

Robert Eagle Staff Middle School – New student and family welcome nights

New student/family welcome night – Thursday June 6, 7pm Save the date! Incoming students and families are invited to attend a new student welcome night on Thursday June 6, scheduled for 7-8:15pm at Eagle Staff MS. Meet other students, learn about the school, chat with PTSA, find out about sports and music and other programs, …

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Staff Appreciation Week 2019 is May 6 – 10

Staff Appreciation Week May 6-10th 2019 Staff appreciation week is coming up May 6-10th. This is the perfect time to show some extra appreciation for our incredible Cascadia Staff! We have a fun week of special events planned and would love support in making this a great week! MONDAY, May 6: Coffee & Donuts (Provided …

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KidsCo at Cascadia Offering Summer Camp 2019

Kids Co. at Cascadia is hosting summer camp onsite all summer! Enrollment information can be found on our website at www.kidscompany.org/cascadia. Each week is a different theme which will include field trips, onsite guests and lots of outdoor fun! We hope to have you join us! Summer Flyer Cascadia 2019 Summer of Discovery Themes 2019 Cascadia …

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Next Community Reads Book Club Meeting – Raising Your Spirited Child, May 16, Following PTA Meeting

Before spring break the Cascadia PTA hosted our first Community Reads book club meeting. A small group of parents discussed So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo. Our goal is to share a book with the community a few times a year, and we are pleased to announce our final selection for …

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Spring Art Department News

Hello Cascadia Families! If you haven’t met me yet, let me introduce myself, I’m Ms. Bush and I am Cascadia’s new art teacher. Please feel free to come by and introduce yourself to me in person. I am making updates on Schoology so please look there for more information about lessons. It has been a wonderful …

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Help bring the “Let Me Run” program to Cascadia!

Are you interested in bringing a running program to the boys of Cascadia?  “Let Me Run is a nonprofit wellness program that inspires boys to be themselves, be active, and belong.” If you would be interested in coordinating this type of program at Cascadia, please contact vicepresident@cascadiapta.org, and consider attending the local training session on …

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