Category: General News

Letter from the PTA President-January 2019

Happy New Year, Dragons! Here’s hoping you had a chance to rest and recharge during Winter break, because we are jumping into a busy January with both feet! We have a couple all school events coming up: ·      Movie Night is this Friday (1/11) at 6pm and we’ll be showing Christopher Robin. As always, the …

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Terracycle Program Update

In January 2019, we redeemed 23,000 more points to earn another $230 for the Cascadia PTA! As we begin 2019, I’d like to remind students, parents, and staff about the Cascadia Terracycle Program (the blue station located in the Cascadia lobby) and encourage you all to bring in: foil-lined energy bar wrappers mouthwash bottles and …

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Art News

Check out the current newsletter from our Art department!

New system for Lost and Found items

When lost and found items were last purged some parents expressed concern that if an item had only just been lost it would be purged before its owner had a chance to reclaim it. Based on this and some other good input, we are trying a new system with the lost and found. All items …

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Results of Holiday Giving Tree

Thank you to our Robert Eagle Staff and Cascadia community! Working together we filled 75 gift envelopes for our students, from a total of around $5860 donated in gift cards and via PayPal. That’s enough to provide for each gift request received by the two schools. The balance of the fund was used to restock the …

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Cascadia Circus Night January 16

Come join the Cascadia Circus! Your PE teachers, Ms. Hanford and Ms. Sayles, will be hosting a free PE family night on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 5-7pm. All families, friends and neighbors are welcome to come learn circus arts skills. We will have vaulting, jump rope, balance beams, trampolines, unicycle, diablos, flower sticks, juggling, …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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