Category Archive: General News

Apr
19

Family Survey about School

Seattle Public Schools has emailed all families a link to the Family Survey about School. This survey helps us know how families are feeling about the Welcoming Environment, your involvement in decision making, and the educational quality. We value your feedback as we seek to improve. Please look for the email with your personalized link. …

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Apr
18

News from the Library

Poem in Your Pocket Day is coming soon! April is national poetry month and Cascadia students will be celebrating by reading and producing poetry in the library. We will also participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day which began in NYC in April 2002. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to …

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Apr
18

Cascadia/Decatur Day at the Sounders

Join your classmates from Cascadia and Decatur for the Sounders vs the Columbus Crew on Saturday, May 5th, at 1:00 PM. Tickets are $27 each (regularly $29). There will be an opportunity to greet the players as they head to the field for warm-ups before the match. Details to come. Purchase tickets here: https://seatgeek.com/columbus-crew-sc-at-seattle-sounders-fc-tickets/mls/2018-05-05-1-pm/4203783?sgo_ac=DragonsGators18 Please …

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Apr
18

Teacher Appreciation Week

Save the Date: Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11! This is a wonderful opportunity each year to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate what they do for our school and our children every day. Learn more about how to help, here. Let’s make sure our teachers and staff feel the love!

Apr
04

PE Rocks Newsletter

Hello Cascadia Families! The April PE Rocks Newsletter, PE schedule calendar and the PE monthly activity challenge are now up on Schoology. Soon we will be posting pictures and videos we have been taking in PE class for your viewing pleasure as well (it is all secure and follows all FERPA rules). Many of you …

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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.

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