Questions We’ve Heard Recently About Cascadia and HCC

There seems to be a lot of misinformation and confusion circulating recently about the future of the HCC program and also a lot of questions we’re hearing from prospective Cascadia families.  People are wondering about math pathways, whether kids can stay at Cascadia as the HCC program sunsets, what’s the deadline to decide to switch …

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Events for Prospective Families – More Added

Cascadia has several events coming up for prospective families, including some recently-added daytime school tours:

Prospective Family Tours on April 3 and April 6 at 9:00 AM – must register in advance here:  These are student-led daytime tours, in-person at the school.

PTA Coffee Chats for Prospective Families on April 18th at 11:00 AM …

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Seeking Next Year’s Cascadia PTA Board

Serving on the board of Cascadia PTA is a great way to support the school, make it a better place, get to know other parents, learn what’s going on, and have fun. The nominations committee is currently searching for PTA board chairs for school year 2023-2024. We need people with many different skills. Most roles …

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Movie Night Friday March 3 – Akeelah and the Bee

Come join your classmates on Friday, March 3rd for “Akeelah and the Bee” as we honor the end of Black History Month and the start of Women’s History Month with this powerful story of an intelligent and charming young Black girl who finds she has a gift for spelling.

The Commons will open at 5:30pm …

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Open Letter to the Legislature on the Special Education Funding Gap

The following is an open letter to the Washington State Legislature from our PTA on the Special Education Funding Gap. It should show up as an embedded PDF below or follow this link.

Please Contact Your Legislator About Removing the Cap on Special Education Funding

School districts are required by federal law to provide Special Education supports for all students that need them. However, Washington State caps the amount it will pay for these services, and so Washington school districts are being shorted about $400,000,000 per year for these costs. This shortfall has a big impact on the budget of …

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Call to Action – Building and Maintaining Safer School Facilities

Here is a note from our Advocacy chairs, and the Advocacy Chair of the WSPTA:

Your voice is critical…and it only takes a few minutes!

We live in a beautiful state, but one that faces the threat of earthquakes and other emergencies on a daily basis. Our students and staff, who spend a large part …

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Save the Date – Game Night, Feb 15

On Feb 15th you’re invited to a Game Night in the Cascadia Commons, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Thank you to our Game Night Chairs, Brian Long and Katie Feldman, for organizing game nights! This is not a drop-off event.

PTA Coffee Chats for Prospective Families

Cascadia PTA would like to welcome all families interested in learning about Cascadia to join us for informal “coffee chats” on Zoom. Current parents will be available to talk about our experiences at the school and answer all your questions as you consider joining us.

Note that these are in addition to the in-person tours …

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Movie Night Friday 1/27 Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile!

Come join your classmates for a cozy good time on Friday, January 27th for the first Cascadia Family Movie Night of 2023 for “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile!” are of course welcome! Bring blankets and pillows to cozy up on the gym floor for the movie. Low-backed chairs are welcome *in the back* near the bleachers so as …

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