Liz Aderhold

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Didn’t purchase a yearbook for your student?

Thanks to the generosity of our Cascadia Community, ALL 5th graders will receive a yearbook regardless of prior purchase on their Promotion Day (Thursday, 6/20/24). 

For Grades 1-4: On the last day of school (Friday, 6/21/24), a limited amount of parent donated yearbooks will be available at the school’s front desk to students who appear …

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HCC Advocacy Update

Dear Cascadia Community,

Thank you for taking the time to sign the petition last month advocating for HCC and Advanced Learning. We want to share a brief update on the petition results and input, as well as where things stand currently.

Petition results and input

Current Volunteer Needs

You can always view and sign up for a variety of volunteer opportunities on our Sign Up Genius page. Here are some current needs:

Music Concert Set Up – We are in need of volunteers to set up the gym after school on Tuesday, May 28 for our Music Concert!

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May 21 General Meeting

The next General Meeting for Cascadia PTA will be held via zoom on May 21st at 7pm.

Come join us to:

  • Learn about enrollment and budget for next year
  • Hear about the PTA’s advocacy work for the HCC program
  • Find out how to make a difference as a volunteer or advocate

Hope …

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Recent HCC Advocacy

The Cascadia PTA has circulated a petition with the recommendations for the district to:

(1) Pause the sunsetting of the HCC, 

(2) Continue to improve identification of underserved students, and 

(3) Reinstate advanced learning opportunities at local schools.  

In just one week, over 1100 people, and growing, have signed the petition. Hundreds of signatories have …

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Show your support for retaining the HCC model

The Seattle Times recently published an article on Why Seattle Public Schools is closing its highly capable cohort program. The Cascadia Elementary School PTA Board then shared a response and alternative solutions in an op-ed with The Seattle Times. We encourage families to read and share this response to help …

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Garden Coordinator Needed!

The PTA is looking for someone to step into our Garden Coordinator role!

Help organize work parties to clean up and maintain the garden, oversee summer maintenance, and more. Anticipated time commitment is about 1 hour per week or less.

This position’s main tasks include:

Cascadia’s 2024 Science and Engineering Festival – April 25

The annual PTA Science & Engineering Fair is fast approaching!  Join us Thursday April 25 from 6-7:30pm for an engaging evening of student projects and STEM presenters from around Seattle. All current Cascadia families are encouraged to attend (not just those whose kids are presenting projects) — come and see the great ideas our students have …

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Summer Playdates!

Various families are hosting summer playdates so that new families can connect and current families can see some friends. Some are grade-specific, some are all-grades, some are at Cascadia, and some are at neighborhood parks.

To sign up to host a playdate, just pick a specific time, date, and location and send in the …

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Movie Night March 22 – Leo

Join us on Friday, March 22nd at 6pm for the Netflix animated movie Leo! (Run time is 1hr 40min.)

Come join your classmates for a cozy good time on Friday, March 22nd. Siblings are of course welcome! Bring blankets and pillows to cozy up on the gym floor for the movie. Low-backed chairs are …

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