Jami Kimble

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Mask Upgrades for Students

The following message is from Theresa Glatstein, our PTA President:

Due to the omicron variant, health officials have encouraged people to upgrade their masks. The consensus seems to be that surgical masks are better than cloth and KN95 or KN94 (there are no N95 masks made to fit children’s faces) are better still. The caveat …

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Advocacy Update

Statewide Legislative Initiatives The Washington Legislature is in session. There are a number of bills working their way through the system that focus on education and the overall well-being of students and families. Through the Washington State PTA, you can sign up here ( https://actionnetwork.org/forms/subscribe-to-wsptas-action-network-group) to receive (easy) daily advocacy actions you can this …

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Prospective Family Nights

Cascadia will be hosting Prospective Family Nights, online via Microsoft Teams, at the following times:

Mindfulness for Parents with speaker Andrea D’Asaro, Academic Interventionist at Cascadia

Blog post by Ivan Fernando Gonzales:

Last month’s workshop on Mindfulness for Parents with Andrea D’Asaro provided great tips to incorporate mindfulness into my family routine. From breathing exercises that are fun to do, to calming exercises such as moving like a Maple tree in the wind.

Yes, it may look a little funny when …

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Annual Fund 2021-2022 Minecraft Edition

The Annual Fund Drive has begun, and will run through Oct 29th.  You should receive a letter, a red envelope, and a response card via kid mail.  Our goal is 100% participation, a red envelope returned for every child, no matter what is inside. There will be gift cards for a free gelato from Nutty …

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Room Parent Sign Up and Other Volunteer Needs

If you would like to be a room parent for your class, or volunteer to help with lunch, recess, or pick-up and drop-off, please see our Sign Up Genius page here.  If you have questions, contact volunteers@cascadiapta.org.

Open(ish) House – Kids Meet Teachers August 31st

Balloons that say "Open House"

Please join us for a back to school opportunity for students to get to know their teachers and classmates! At the appointed time, students are invited to meet with their teachers and classmates. Parents are discouraged from using this time to talk to teachers and should instead email teachers to introduce themselves or raise issues …

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Town Hall with Principal Mackey August 25th

Sign saying "Town Hall Meeting This Way"

Principal Mackey is hosting a Back-to-School Town Hall on August 25 at 5:30pm.  During the Town Hall, Principal Mackey will be answering questions submitted by parents about the return to full-time instruction.  Time permitting, she will also be taking questions from the floor. This Town Hall is for adults only due to the fact it …

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Summer Playdates

Grassy field with a play structure

Here is a list of playdates happening this summer.  Updates will be posted here.  To host a playdate sign up here.  Playdates can also be found on our events calendar.

  • Incoming 1st Graders –
    • July 10, 10am-12pm, Kirke Park (7028 9th Ave NW), hosted by Kei Schafer
    • August 15, 10am-12pm, Maple …

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Time to Celebrate Cascadia’s 5th Graders!

Cascadia Dragons Logo says "Class of 2021"