Principal Anna Wallace sent the message below to families via School Messenger email on Friday, August 16. It is posted here for currently registered families to reference. See the communications section below for information on how to make sure you stay in the know, all year long.
Dear Cascadia Families,
I am excited to officially welcome you to the new 2019-2020 school year! I hope you are having a restful and fun filled summer. I am excited to start our third year in the new building as well as my third year as your principal. The summer has been quiet around the school, so I’m looking forward to the building being filled with students ready to learn and have a great year!
Many teachers have been attending trainings throughout the summer and some are learning new curriculum. They are starting back in the building in a couple weeks and are about to start setting up the classrooms. They are excited to share with your students all the new things they’ve learned and been planning.
We are welcoming several new staff to our community this year and are excited for you to meet them. In 4th grade Rebecca Peacock will be teaching ELA, and in 5th Grade Cynthia Fitzsimmons with be teaching Math and Science. We are also excited to welcome Sandra Mackey as our Assistant Principal, Jean Mishler as our General Music Specialist and Pete Halfaker as our Custodian. Kate Scott will be our ELL specialist. Please help me in welcoming them to our community!
Remember to vote by August 6, 2019 for the Seattle School Board primary!
This year, 4 of the 7 seats on the Seattle School Board are up for election. With 12 primary candidates holding a wide variety of perspectives, your August 6 vote is incredibly important. If you will be out of town, make a plan to cast your vote while you are away. King County Elections has tips here.
The Seattle Times has posted profiles. The 32nd District Democrats have endorsed Eric Blumhagen. The 36nd District Democrats have endorsed Eric Blumhagen and Lisa Rivera Smith. The 43rd District Democrats have endorsed Eric Blumhagen, Lisa Rivera Smith, and Rebeca Muñiz. The 46th District Democrats have endorsed multiple candidates.
Additional endorsements will be shared when possible.
Dragon Digest is not weekly during summer, but expect periodic communications about summer playdates, back to school events and logistics, and ad hoc updates as needed. Here’s how to know if you’re “in the know.”
Families with students attending Cascadia in 2018-19
Read all about the third graders’ spring garden experience below.
If you would like to continue gardening this summer, here are some fun possibilities:
Happy summer and happy gardening!
The Cascadia PTA is still looking for volunteers for a few key jobs. These are great choices for either new or returning parents.If any of these sound interesting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The PTA looks forward to working with you!
1. Someone who loves dotting i’s and crossing t’s to make sure the PTA meets all important dates and commitments next year. The work load is steady through the year, but never more than two hours per week, with monthly check-ins at the board meetings.
2. Someone who loves fiddling with the back-end of websites to join our dynamic communications team. You don’t have to love writing newsletters, but staying on top of community happenings is a plus. This is a year-long commitment still in development and may or may not include monthly board meetings.
3. Someone who loves handing out awards to help coordinate our recognition committees and the annual Reflections Art context. This position is a combination of a handful of discrete jobs throughout the year. It is still in development and may or may not include monthly board meetings.
4. Someone who loves sending out newsy updates to help with PTA fundraising communication. This position would involve extra work during the annual fundraiser, but no on-going duties. Great mentors for an easy ramp-up.
5. Someone who loves working with other people and setting schedules to help coordinate volunteers for our expanded i-Lab program. This position will include steady work throughout the year, but can mostly be done from home.
The calendar of grade level and neighborhood playdates for Cascadia Families is now available! Each playdate is on the events calendar, and a summary list is in the document below.
Come and play with others on the playground. Any grade/neighborhood is welcome as are friends and siblings of Cascadia students. You are welcome to bring your own picnic as you wish, and come/go at the time that best suits your family. We hope to see you there!
Contact email@example.com if you have further questions.