eNews 1.3.19 

  Let's Play!

Friday, January 4th 

We are so excited to have Parent Play Day tomorrow. Below are the guidelines. Please read carefully.


  • DO NOT park in fire lanes - this includes the lower loop and drop off zone. It is important that we don't block access to emergency vehicles in case of an emergency
  • You must park in a spot or on the street in an appropriate, legal place
  • Consider walking or carpooling. We do not have safe spots for every car

Checking in for Parent Play Day - NEW THIS YEAR!

  • Guests coming for Parent Play Day will find the check-in table outside the main front doors. Please...
    • Sign in and put on a visitor badge
    • Walk around the right side of the school to the playground
    • When recess is over, walk around the outside of the school and back to the front to sign out
  • Thanks for keeping us all safe!

During Parent Play Day:

  • Children that do not go to school at Cascade Ridge cannot attend Parent Play Day
  • Say your goodbyes when recess is over
  • If you have a scheduled volunteering appointment the same day and you have completed all the volunteer online paperwork, sign in at the front office as a volunteer before going to fulfill your commitment
  • Reminder: Parent Play Day is a recess event only - we sadly do not have room in the lunch room for parents to stay for lunch.


  • 11:20-11:45 1st and 3rd grade
  • 11:45-12:10 2nd and 4th grade, LRCII Primary
  • 12:10-12:35 Kinder and 5th Grade, Science Tech, LRCII Intermediate

Thank you! 


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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. 


It is 'Nosebleed Season'

Fortunately, while nosebleeds in children can seem dramatic, they’re not usually serious. Here are the most common causes of nosebleeds in kids, the best ways to treat them, and what you can do to help prevent them from happening again.

What causes nosebleeds in children?

There are a few common culprits behind a child’s bloody nose.

  • Dry air: Whether it’s heated indoor air or a dry climate, the most common cause of nosebleeds in children is dry air that both irritates and dehydrates nasal membranes.
  • Scratching or picking: This is the second most common cause of nosebleeds. Irritating the nose by scratching or picking can expose blood vessels that are prone to bleeding.
  • Trauma: When a child gets an injury to the nose, it can start a nosebleed. Most aren’t a problem, but you should seek medical care if you’re unable to stop the bleeding after 10 minutes or you’re worried about the injury as a whole.
  • Cold, allergies, or sinus infection: Any illness that includes symptoms of nasal congestion and irritation can cause nosebleeds.
  • Bacterial infection: Bacterial infections can cause sore, red, and crusted areas on the skin just inside the nose and in the front of the nostrils. These infections can lead to bleeding.

How to treat your child’s nosebleeds:

  • You can help slow down your child’s nosebleed by seating them in a chair. 
  • Keep them upright and gently tilt their head forward slightly. Leaning their head back could cause blood to run down their throat. It will taste bad, and it can make your child cough, gag, or even vomit.
  • Pinch the soft part of the nose below the nasal bridge. Have your child breathe through their mouth while you (or your child, if they are old enough) do this.
  • Try to maintain pressure for about 10 minutes. Stopping too early may make your child’s nose begin bleeding again. You can also apply ice to the bridge of the nose, which may reduce blood flow.

When nosebleeds become more frequent: 

If your child has frequent nosebleeds, make a point to moisturize the lining of the nose. You can try:

  • using a nasal saline mist, sprayed into the nostrils a few times a day
  • rubbing an emollient like Vaseline or lanolin just inside the nostrils on a cotton swab or finger
  • using a vaporizer in your child’s bedroom to add moisture to the air
  • keeping your child’s nails trimmed to reduce scratches and irritations from nose picking

 *****Call your doctor if:

  • your child’s nosebleed is the result of something they inserted into their nose
  • they recently started taking new medicine
  • they’re bleeding from another place, like their gums
  • they have severe bruising all over their body 

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: Temperature should remain normal (below 98.6 degrees) for 24 hours without any fever reducing medication before returning to school 

Sore throat: Is it accompanied by fever, headache, stomachache or swollen glands?

Vomiting: Has your child vomited in a 24 hour period? 

Diarrhea: Has there been more than one occurrence in a 24 hour  period? 

Eyes: Are your child’s eyes crusty, bright red and/or discharging yellow or green fluid? 

Nasal discharge (yellow or greenish): Is there colorful nasal mucus that is accompanied by a fever or other symptoms of an upper respiratory infection? 

Cough: Does your child have a persistent, productive cough?

Appearance/Behavior: Is your child unusually tired, pale, have a lack of appetite, difficult to awaken, or confused? 

Rash: Does your child have a body rash not associated with heat, eczema, or an allergic reaction to a medication?   

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 classes begin soon.  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 begins January 7 so have those books ready to read! The program will run for 4 weeks. Information packets will be online the first week of January.

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 


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


  • 4: Parent Play Day 
  • 4: Great Kid Lunch
  • 7: Eager Reader Competition begins
  • 10: Class Pictures
  • 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