Category Archive: General News

Apr
04

Science and Engineering Night, April 25th from 6-8 PM

Have you ever seen a dry ice ring cannon? How could a ballerina could perfect her pirouette? How does the human lung work? These are some of the questions posed by student exhibitors for this year’s Science and Engineering Night. A limited number of spaces are still available for more student exhibits (see the sign-up …

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Apr
02

iLab Donations

Dear Cascadia Families, For many years, the iLab has been an institution at Cascadia. The iLab goes by many names, creative makers space being one of them. It is a place where students have access to tools and materials with which to create to the furthest expanses of their imaginations. The space is conducive to …

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Mar
28

Cascadia Art & Talent Show!

Dear Cascadia Students & Families, The annual Cascadia Art & Talent Show will be Wednesday, May 9 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. This year’s theme is “Night Under the Stars!” The event will open at 5:30pm for busking and the displaying of art in the Cascadia Commons, and the talent portion of the show will begin …

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Mar
28

PE Bicycle and Pedestrian Unit

Hello families! Please read the attached newsletter from the Cascade Bicycling Club regarding the bicycling and pedestrian safety unit that is coming up in April for all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in Physical Education class. Personal helmets are needed in PE class during the unit to prevent the spread of lice and to expedite …

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Mar
28

Box Tops For Education

Thank you for all the BoxTops that you have collected and brought in to the office! The collection box is in the corner to the left as you enter office. The money collected through BoxTops is deposited into our school’s Self Help Fund; money from this fund pays for things teachers need, staff room supplies, …

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Mar
28

Lost and Found Donation coming up!

The lost and found is brimming and we’ll do one of our semi annual gathers and donate to Mary’s Place after school on April 6th. Please swing by or ask your child to check for any missing items before then!

Mar
21

Cascadia Student Council: Mary’s Place Drive

Dear Cascadia Elementary students and families, I’m writing (a bit belatedly) to announce that the Cascadia Student Council has organized a food/clothing/essentials drive to benefit Mary’s Place. From their website: “Mary’s Place is a leading voice for homeless women, children, and families in emergency situations. We empower families to reclaim their lives by offering community, …

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Mar
21

PTA Board Positions Open for Next Year

We have a great PTA Board of Directors coming together for next year, and we still have a few positions that need to be filled. Participation on the Board is a fun and rewarding way to support our Cascadia community and connect with other parents. Volunteers are still needed for the following positions: Membership Chair …

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Mar
21

Golden Acorn and Outstanding Educator

Each year the Cascadia PTA presents two awards highlighting individual achievement and contribution to the Cascadia community. The Golden Acorn Award honors individuals who have given outstanding, continued and dedicated volunteer service to the children and youth in our school community. This is an excellent way to honor our volunteers that have gone above and …

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Mar
14

Teacher Appreciation Lunch!

We’re putting on a SANDWICH LUNCH BAR on March 27th for our wonderful teachers and staff, and would appreciate your help to make it successful. We need lots of sandwich fixings, as well as fruit/veggies, salads, side dishes, beverages and desserts. Thank you for your contributions Cascadia parents! Sign Up Now:

Mar
14

Anti-gun Violence Resolution

The Cascadia PTA Board has adopted the following resolution advocating for gun violence prevention measures. Along with the Seattle Council PTSA and several other local schools, we will be sending this resolution to the legislature to promote the change our kids deserve.

Mar
07

Library News!

Global Reading Challenge Success! On Monday, March 5th, the Cascadia Flaming Falafels took third place in the semi-finals round of the Global Reading Challenge hosted by the Seattle Public Library. Our team, a mix of 4th and 5th graders, competed against other elementary schools at the downtown branch, answering trivia questions about the ten books …

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Mar
07

Earth Day with Earth Corps

Looking for a fun and meaningful activity to celebrate Earth Day this year? Join your fellow Dragons and volunteer with Earth Corps! You do NOT need to sign up on the Earth Corps website, but please sign up here so we know how many people to expect. When: Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Where: …

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Mar
01

Save the Date: Science & Engineering Night

Science & Engineering Night Poster

Save the date for our 2017-2018 Science and Engineering Night! This year’s event is a Wednesday evening on April 25 in the Cascadia Commons and Gym (read the FAQ Flyer; for 5th-graders, download the 5th Grade Science Fair Packet). Students from all grade levels are encouraged to participate with a poster or exhibit. Both individual …

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Mar
01

Spring Movie Night: Wonder

Wonder movie poster

Come join us in the Commons for our last Friday Movie Night of the year. Free pizza at 5:30 p.m. and a showing of Wonder at 6:00 p.m. (About the movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543472/; about the book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11387515-wonder). Bring blankets/pillows for the gym floor. Parents/guardians can bring NONSCRATCHING folding or beach chairs as well.

Mar
01

Garden Planning Meeting

Linda Overbay, Cascadia’s Garden Coordinator is hosting a Garden Team Planning meeting next Wednesday, March 7, 7pm, at Water Shed Pub, in the Thornton Creek Shopping/Living Complex. We will initiate our Self-Help Application for the next short term and long term phases of infrastructure installation and Garden Design. New Volunteers from all grade levels welcome. …

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Feb
21

Year Book Orders Start March 1

The Cascadia 2017-2018 Dragon Yearbook can be ordered online between March 1 and April 2. The cost is $18.25 per book (+ sales tax = $20.00 total), with delivery in early to mid June. The PDF order form has instructions for payment by credit card online (which we strongly recommend to avoid lost paperwork, but you can also request instructions for …

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Feb
07

Cascadia Has Heart

Hello Dragons! We are spending most of February learning different and fun ways to jump as individuals, partners, small groups, and as a full class. Pick up a jump rope at your local sports store, on or online to jump as a family (another great way to getting moving indoors – try out your garage …

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Feb
05

Advocacy Alert–Equity for HiCap Bill (SHB 2927)

The Equity for HiCap bill (SHB 2927) is in trouble. It needs to get onto the House Appropriations schedule by tomorrow. The bill passed unanimously through the Education Committee, so agreement is not the issue. It is a priority issue in that Appropriations has only so much time to hear bills before the deadline, and …

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Jan
31

Cascadia Spiritwear

Do you want to show your Cascadia school spirit, but don’t have a Cascadia t-shirt? Or a hoodie? Or a baseball cap for Spring? Well – now is your chance! If you missed the opportunity at the start of school year to order school logo wear, or just want another – the Cascadia Spirit wear …

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