Join Cascadia’s PTA Board for 2022-2023

The Cascadia PTA mission is to help students become their best selves and reach their full social, emotional, and academic potential by engaging and supporting families, teachers, and school leadership.

This year, we are recruiting for many of our PTA board roles as families graduate and families who need to shift their commitments in their …

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Parent-Kid Spelling Bee

Parent-Kid Spelling Bee Now on March 23rd

Please note that the date for the parent-child spelling bee has been changed to Wednesday, March 23rd. We hope you and your kid(s) will be able to join us then for this fun event!

Parents and their students will compete on teams to see who can correctly spell …

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Adult Book Club – Raising Human Beings by Ross Greene

On February 17th at 6:30, there will be a book club discussion for adults about the book Raising Human Beings by Ross Greene.  See Principal Mackey’s newsletter for the TEAMS link.  Raising Human Beings is about creating a collaborative relationship with your child.  More of Ross Greene’s ideas can be found at

About ADHD and Supporting Your Student

Attention Cascadia parents! Do you have questions or wonders about ADHD or how to best support your ADHD student? If so, then reserve Thursday, 3/17, from 6-7:15 pm on your calendar. One of our parents, Catherine, Mutti-Driscoll, currently working as an ADHD and Executive Function coach at the Hallowell Todaro Center, has offered to spend …

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Dragon’s Lair Chess Tournament

On March 19th Cascadia PTA will host the Dragon’s Lair Chess Tournament. It will be online via Please see this PDF announcement for details.

Open Enrollment, Middle School Open Houses, HCC Identification

Middle School Open Houses Many of our 5th Grade families are thinking about the various public school options. Middle Schools should post their open house information on their website and provide to their feeder elementary schools. This is the information we have from:

Hamilton – Information posted here. Jane Addams – Information posted

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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 ( 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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