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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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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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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Time to Show Your Dragon Spirit—It’s Fall Spirit Wear Time!

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We’re excited to continue our partnership with The Uplifters with some great new designs as well as favorites from the spring. All items are made in Los Angeles and have the perfect soft, vintage-inspired feel. What’s even better is that with each item you purchase, 15% of the sale will go back to Cascadia! This …

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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 …

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Back to School at Cascadia – What to Expect

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Cascadia Elementary is a special place! One of the things that makes us different is our students entering the school at every grade level, every year. That’s a lot of opportunity to meet new people, make friends, attend an awesome new school, and, um, worry, overthink, and perseverate!

One of my favorite things about being …

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