Category: About Cascadia

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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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Elementary Instrumental Music Registration!

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Dear Families of 4th and 5th graders at Cascadia,

Online registration is open for instrumental music through Sunday, September 15! Details of the program can be found in the attached pdf, which will also be sent home with students on Monday, 9/9, after our in-class instrument demonstrations. Please check it out for answers to common …

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Welcome Back to the Library! [Library News]

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Welcome back to school everybody! I’m so excited for another great year in the library. I’m here Monday–Friday until 1 pm and each class visits the library every week. We read great books, work on fun projects and learn and create with a variety of media.

I’m always looking for parent volunteers to help with …

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Volunteer leaders wanted!

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Update! We’re looking for volunteers for two fall activities, in addition to our list below.

Reflections Art contest: As part of our National PTA membership, our students are able to participate in the Reflections Art contest. This program currently needs a few volunteers to help run the contest within our school. This job will …

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The triumphant return of Cascadia’s Makerspace, the iLab! [Volunteer & Donation Opportunities]

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STEM | Making | Tinkering | Engineering  | Fun!

Volunteer in our school makerspace! We are fortunate at Cascadia to have an amazing makerspace, known as the iLab. This year, Cascadia will introduce a new iLab STEM education program for our youngest students (grades 1 & 2), and all classrooms will utilize …

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Cascadia 2018-19 Outstanding Educator Awards

Dear Cascadia Families,

I am honored to announce this year’s recipients of the PTA’s Outstanding Educator Award: Jessica Gibbons and Katie Shae! Congratulations to both on this well earned honor. Read about why they were selected, as well as the other nominees, below.

From Ms. Gibbons’s nomination letter: Ms. Gibbons is an incredibly organized, warm, …

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