What does our PTA do?

Cascadia PTA provides funding and support for a number of programs at the school. These programs are designed to enhance the normal curriculum with additional outside learning opportunities. Current programs include:

Multi-Arts in Residence

First and second graders create, record, and perform original music and dance pieces each Spring with the STYLE music team (

Garden Program

Third graders harvest, plant, and care for the school garden in an integrated program run by our Garden Educator, Rowan. See what they’re up to on their blog! (

Instrumental Music

Fourth and fifth graders have the opportunity to take instrumental music lessons during school hours and put on a great performance to share their progress.


Fifth graders study and perform Shakespeare plays with the help of an incredible and dedicated team of drama teachers.

Green Team

In collaboration with school staff, the PTA supports this program which allows students to take the lead in making our school more “green” by managing school composting and recycling efforts.

Reflections Art Contest

Run by the National PTA, students may submit works of art based on a common theme. Lots of fun, and finalists will see their work displayed at Seattle Center!

Opportunity Grants

Always open to a good idea, the PTA provides grants for additional events and programs proposed by staff, parents, or community members.

Cascadia PTA also provides funding and volunteer support for a wide variety of school events throughout the year, including:

  • Science & Engineering Night
  • Lunar New Year
  • Talent Show
  • Grade-level events

The PTA supplements district salary allocations by fully or partially funding several staff positions. This year, these include:

  • Instrumental Music Teachers
  • Library Assistant
  • Reading/Writing Specialist
  • Tutors & Administrative Help

Is that all the PTA and our volunteers do? No! There’s also staff appreciation, curriculum support, science kit preparation, lost and found management, room parent support, unicycling, 5th grade Fun Day, and more! The PTA can only do all of this with your continued help and support!!

Go, Dragons!