It’s Red Envelope Day!

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It’s day one of our Cascadia Annual Fund! We run this campaign exactly once per year, and it’s our only fundraising event. Please check with your Dragon(s) for red envelopes, which were distributed at school today, for information on making a donation to the PTA Annual Fund. (Note: If a student missed school today, they’ll …

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Help Fight the Flu in Seattle – Participate in the Seattle Flu Study

The flu affects almost 10% of us every year and can lead to serious illness requiring missing school, work, doctor visits, or going to the hospital.

The Seattle Flu Study is a new study to understand how flu spreads in our city. We want to see how flu and other germs spread in a city. …

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Calling All Gardeners – and Gardener-Wanna-Bes!

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The grounds around Cascadia need some sprucing up and we need lots of help!

Last year, we focused on weeding and mulching the beds around the parking lot. (Still needs work, but it’s better than it was!) This year, I’d love to continue last year’s efforts and expand our “control” to the beds all along …

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Ready to Advocate for HCC? Sign up today!

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The Board of Directors for Seattle Public Schools continues to explore how to support highly capable learners. In the near term, input pertaining to whether and how to continue the cohort model that created Cascadia Elementary is being evaluated.

In order to best coordinate a strong, well-informed strategy to provide input on behalf of our Cascadia …

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Got Art? Want to Share Supplies or Volunteer? [News from the Art Room]

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Cascadia’s visual art teacher, Ronnie (Veronica) Bush, was so excited for the new school year that she lost her voice before the first week was out! She rebounded quickly and would like to share this note with Cascadia families, as well as her most-needed donation items in the list below.

Plus, Ronnie is looking for …

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Calling all Artists! Reflections Art Program 2019-20 Seeks Submissions

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Calling all artists! The 2019-20 National PTA Reflections Program is underway! Students are encouraged to submit original works of literature, visual art (2D or 3D), or photography on the theme Look Within. Finalists will have their work displayed at Seattle Center for the citywide competition.

Rules and entry forms are available in the main office …

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Instrumental Music Begins!

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If you registered a fourth or fifth grader (or more than one!) for instrumental music, you should have received a copy of the email below, as well as a paper copy with information specific to your student and their registration.

As indicated in the packet, the Cascadia Annual Fund supports the bulk of the costs …

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After-School Clubs – Enrollment Opens Saturday at 7am

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Registration for after-school clubs administrated by KidsCo. will open on Saturday, September 21, at 7:00 a.m. All clubs will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Registration will be open for two weeks, closing on Sunday, October 6, at 11:59 p.m.

Registration Details

  • Registration link: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/KidsCo#/selectSessions/2705702
  • If you’ve used Active to …

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Advocacy: SPS Board & Advanced Learning Task Force Meetings

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As many parents and guardians of students at Cascadia know, there is an ongoing discussion about the best way to provide services to students identified as “advanced learners” in the district (and beyond).

The Cascadia PTA Board suggests that Cascadia families consider attending upcoming meetings of the Seattle School Board, Board Member Community Meetings and …

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Updating Student Data Forms – Why Paper AND Online?

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Did you know?

While you can now update students’ emergency information & student release information online, a paper copy can be helpful in case of a natural disaster or other emergencies.

What does this mean to you? If you updated your student’s emergency information online, but recycled the paper copy sent home in the first-day …

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