eNews 1.10.19 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 is Temperance and Good Citizenship Day.

This is a day when we remember what is means to be a good citizen, a good friend, a good neighbor. One way to show this is by practicing and using self-restraint or self-control. When we learn to control our emotions especially in difficult situations, we can stay calm and feel better about the way we handle ourselves. 

These are topics we discuss everyday with the students. While Wednesday is a day that our state recognizes the importance of such actions, we try to remember this everyday! Our Social Emotional Learning Curriculum: Second Step helps us with strategies to keep our emotions under control, helping us to be good citizens. 

How to calm down

The poster above is just one of many strategies that Second Step teaches our students that can help them regulate their emotions. Ask your child about belly breathing or what STEP stands for when solving problems. 

We have GREAT citizens at Cascade Ridge!


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 Emergency Reunification Forms

If there were ever an emergency at Cascade Ridge we hope to serve your family best. One way to do this is knowing we can honor your requests during reunification in the event of an evacuation. To best accommodate you, we need to have up-to-date emergency contact information in Family Access, as we can only release child(ren) to those listed in our records. In addition, it would be great if you filled out the school's reunification form and kept one in each glove box of your vehicle (or somewhere easily accessible), just in case. Both of these precautions will help in an emergency evacuation and speed up the process of getting you and your child(ren) back together.

Click here for the reunification form.

Highly Capable Program Testing for Second Grade Students 2019 

Highly capable testing for second grade students at Cascade Ridge will occur January 15 through January 18 and continue March 5 through March 7. Students who are identified as “most highly capable” will be invited to enter either SAGE or MERLIN in the 2019-20 school year. Second grade students attending private or home-based schools are invited to participate and are encouraged to contact their boundary school. More information about the Issaquah School District Highly Capable Program and testing for second grade students is available on the Issaquah School District Website at https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/academics/programs/gifted. 


Notelet The Flu is increasing especially in WA 


CDC recommends ways to fight the flu:

 The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccination each year.

  1. If you get sick with flu, take prescription antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. Early treatment is especially important for the elderly, the very young, people with certain chronic health conditions, and pregnant women.
  2. Take everyday preventive actions that may slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like flu.

Flu causes more hospitalizations among young children than any other vaccine-preventable disease. The single best way to protect against seasonal flu and its potential severe complications is for children to get a seasonal influenza vaccine each year. You can help stop the flu by taking EVERYDAY PREVENTIVE PRECAUTIONS.

  What are everyday preventive actions?

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you or your child gets sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you (or your child) stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. The fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs that can cause respiratory illnesses like flu.
  • If an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs, follow public health advice. This may include information about how to increase distance between people and other measures.

If an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs, follow public health advice. This may include information about how to increase distance between people and other measures.

Please remember, when calling school to report your child absent for an illness, to leave a reason for the absence such as fever, diarrhea, vomiting. And remember to keep your child home if they have ...

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Nasal discharge (yellow or greenish)
  • Cough
  • Rash

The most important thing you can do to prevent illness is for you and your child to wash your hands often with warm water and soap.

Remember to always keep the school updated with new phone numbers and emergency contacts, in case your student becomes ill at school.  

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Information from the District

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Support Skyline High School’s Sophomore Class by participating in their Parents Night Out fundraiser on January 18th!
Drop off your kid(s) at Skyline for a fun-filled night full of games and activities! Go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-LPhZQ6OSgRjVe6PXXYogURUas5Lu7iZXleaCCVR4zJvGwA/viewform?usp=sf_link to sign up for your night out!
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 Community Input Sought on Draft Interpretation
of EL-16 Equity Policy

Last spring, the Issaquah School Board of Directors adopted a new Executive Limitation on Equity, called EL-16. We are now in the first phase of monitoring which requires the Superintendent to provide an interpretation of each sub-bullet within the Executive Limitation. 

The Superintendent has created a draft interpretation and invites the community to provide input into this interpretation. Once the Superintendent is satisfied with the interpretation, he and his team will begin to collect the evidence that must be brought forward for monitoring purposes. The ISD Board of Directors is scheduled to perform its first monitoring of EL-16 at the January 23, 2019 school board meeting. 

The Draft Interpretation of EL-16 is available for review or download on our website at https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/equity/el-16-equity 

Again, we welcome and hope to hear your feedback and comments either in person at a regular school board meeting or by emailing us at Equity@Issaquah.Wednet.edu.



2019 PTSA Talent Show

All the performance spots have filled for the 2019 PTSA Talent Show.  There is still a need for student comedians from all grades and a few 5th grade student Masters of Ceremonies.  Please signup on the PTSA website if your child is interested.  The show will take place on Tuesday, January 22nd 5:30-8:00PM in the Cascade Ridge Cafe. 



Winter Enrichment Programs - Classes are starting soon!!

HURRY! Registration for Winter Enrichment Programs at Cascade Ridge is underway and many classes have begun.  Sign up today to reserve your child’s spot in these popular classes! 

Check out the schedule below and more information at PTSA Enrichment!

The Piano Keyboard Club, Manga, Speak Easy 2, Eastside Drama Kids

Spanish continues! Game Design, Wall Ball, Dance & Yoga
Magic Tree House with Village Theatre, Kids Create with Code Club, Adventures at Hogwarts with Village Theatre
Lego Jr. Engineering, Mixed-Media Art, Karate
Intro to Robotics, Drawing & Painting, Spanish Continues!

Cascade Ridge PTSA, Cascade Ridge Elementary, and the Issaquah School District do not sponsor, endorse, or recommend any of the organizations, services, or activities described in these materials. In consideration for the privilege to distribute this information, Cascade Ridge PTSA, Cascade Ridge Elementary, and the Issaquah School District shall be held harmless from any causes of action filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including all costs, attorney’s fees, judgments, or awards

Survey for Fall 2018 Enrichment Classes

If your child participated in a fall 2018 enrichment class, we as a PTSA would love to hear what you and your child thought about their class!  Please check your inbox for a short survey and fill it out.  We want our families to be happy with the enrichment offerings being offered at our school.  Your responses will be invaluable as the PTSA selects programs for next year, assuming space is available.  Please contact leticia.watson@gmail.com with any questions or if you did not receive a survey.  Thank you!

Eager Reader (1/7 – 2/1)

Eager Reader began on January 7! The program will run for 4 weeks. Information packets are available online.

What is Eager Reader? 

The Eager Reader Program is a voluntary reading program sponsored by the PTSA. It is designed to encourage students to read for their enjoymentoutside of school. By giving away prizes along the way, students and parents will both have a fun incentive to participate and connect through the shared pleasure of reading. To earn prizes, LRC I, II, and K-2nd grade students must read or be read to for 120 minutes each week, and 3rd-5th grade students must read 180 minutes each week.  

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Fundraising Ideas!

We have lots of easy ways that you can contribute to the amazing enrichment opportunities at Cascade Ridge, funded by the PTSA.

1.) Amazon Smile

Amazon makes gift giving so easy! 

Simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. On your first visit, select Cascade Ridge Elementary PTSA as the charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchase. Your selection will be remembered for future purchases.

Shop as you normally do, using your regular or Prime account, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases directly to our school. https://smile.amazon.com/

 2.) Bartell Drugs

There is nothing like the drug store for last minute gifts and stocking stuffers. If you have a Bartell Drugs ‘B’ Caring card, you can contribute up to 4% each time you shop!

Here is how: 

  1. Sign-up for a ‘B’ Caring card https://secure.escrip.com/signup/index.jsp?cid=300404&ct=63
  2. Register your card and select CASCADE RIDGE 
  3. Use your card or phone number each time you shop!

 3.) Brown Bear Car Wash Tickets

Wet Sammamish winters will leave even the most pristine car in need of some TLC. The perfect gift for any driver: car wash tickets!

Get a clean car, save money and earn $$ for Cascade Ridge PTSA! For every $5 ticket purchased PTSA earns $3.50 (normal price for basic exterior car wash is $8.00).

Order your brown bear tickets here: https://bit.ly/2rop6Ne

 4.) Coyote Gear

Gear up for spirit day! Order some Coyote Gear featuring the latest designs. 


5.) Cascade Ridge Socks

Take your school spirit to the next level with some Cascade Ridge socks. Perfect for spirit week or just lounging around. 

E-mail claireraphael@hotmail.com to order.

6.) Jamba Juice

Perfect for gifts, or even a treat for yourself.

Jamba Juice “Buy One, Get One Free” Punch Cards.
- Jamba Juice punch cards are only $10!
-Punch card is good for 6 Buy One Get One FREE! (Up to a $35 value)
-50% of the proceeds go to Cascade Ridge PTSA!

Order your punch cards here:  https://bit.ly/2AWIi92 


Issaquah School Foundation
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Other ISF Events coming up:

Program Showcase – January 29th
This showcase is a great opportunity to hear about how the Issaquah Schools Foundation supports students in our district.  Come and learn about several programs as well as some larger grants the Foundation has funded.

January 29th from 6 - 8 pm at the Issaquah School District Administration building

Dining for Kids at Tanoor - Wednesday, February 6th
Enjoy a great meal for a great cause! The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites you to Dining for Kids to raise funds for our Feeding Student Success program, which provides food aid in schools.

Impact Scholarship Applications due Feb 15th
The Issaquah Schools Foundation is once again offering scholarships to help juniors and seniors in the Issaquah School District continue their educational journeys. The Impact Scholarship will be awarded to students who submit essays that describe how Foundation-funded programs have enriched their education. For more information on the scholarships and how to apply, please visit our Impact Scholars Page.

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Save the dates!
Friday, May 3, 2019 – luncheon at Meydenbauer Center, in Bellevue
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – breakfast at Eastridge Church, in Issaquah


Every Wednesday: Coyote Spirit Day
Every Friday: Team Spirit Day


  • 11: PTSA General Membership Meeting
  • 11: Popcorn Friday
  • 11: Great Kid Lunch
  • 15: PTSA Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • 18: Great Kid Lunch
  • 21: No School - in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • 22: PTSA Talent Show
  • 25: Science/Tech Field Trip
  • 25: Great Kid Lunch
  • 28: No School - Teacher Work Day
  • 31: Birthday Cupcakes!
  • 31: PTSA Engineering Night