Thank You PTSA!
We all enjoyed the incredible lunch this month!
The lost and found is full of coats, jackets, backpacks, etc. Please stop by the lost and found to claim any items that your child may have
All remaining items will be donated to a local charity on
Friday, April 5th.
To families of students receiving English Language Services (ELL)
Between March 8 – March 29 you will receive via e-mail a report detailing your student’s progress with English language learning.
Please contact Katherine Dynes, our ELL teacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org - or leave a message for her with the Office if you have any questions or concerns. 425-837-5500
TRANSITIONING TO MIDDLE SCHOOL IN
THE FALL OF 2019
SUMMER TIME = SPORTS PHYSICAL TIME
Will your student be participating in the sports programs offered at middle school? If so, mark your calendar and plan to get their sports
physical during the summer. Students entering 6th and 9th grade are required to have a physical dated after June 1. A physical, dated in the summer, is valid for the entire school year.
If you normally schedule your child’s physical around their birthday, we suggest you consider postponing until summer. Fifth grade students
getting their physical while in the 5th grade will be required to get a second physical dated after June 1 if they want to participate in middle school sports. For more information on middle school sports and the required physical form check out
the ISD Middle School Sports webpage or call Beaver Lake Middle School office. The office team will answer all your questions.
Support Skyline High School’s Sophomore Class by participating in their Parents Night Out fundraiser on
March 29th! Drop off your kid(s) at Skyline for a fun-filled night full of games and activities! Go to
http://shssophomoreclass.weebly.com/parents-night-out.html for more information on this exciting night!
Email email@example.com with any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you!
Any questions about these events? Please call Issaquah Parks & Recreation at 425-837-3300
NEWS FROM THE HEALTH ROOM
When to Keep Your Student Home from School and How to Prevent the Spread of Flu
School Nurses are currently seeing students in the health room who are experiencing fever-related illnesses, including influenza, or, the flu. To prevent the spread of the flu, please keep children home from school when they have a fever of 100.0 F or higher.
They should remain at home for at least 24 hours after their temperature has returned to normal (98.6F) without the aid of fever-reducing medication, such as Children’s Tylenol or Advil. Please do not send your student to school if fever-reducing
medication has been administered at home before leaving for school. Parents/guardians will be contacted to pick up their student if they have returned to school less than 24 hours after experiencing a fever-related illness.
For more information, please visit the main ISD website.
Remember to update school office with any new phone numbers and emergency contacts, in case your student becomes ill at school.
Information from the School District
Call for Art: 2019-2020 PRINT Student Art Calendar
Thanks to support from the Seattle Times, every family and staff member in the Issaquah School District will once again receive a free print copy of the Student Art Calendar in the 2019-2020 school year—easy to
hang on the wall to keep track of important school dates! Every current student in the district is invited to submit artwork to fill the pages for thousands of homes and offices. Get your creative juices flowing because the deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019
at midnight. Click here to visit the Call for Art webpage for full details!
to Elementary and Middle School Grade Reports and
Trimester Dates Due to Snow Days
To accommodate instructional time lost due to weather and maintain the number of days in this second trimester reporting period:
Last Day of School – Thursday, June 27, 2019
This past February’s historic snowfall created many challenges for our community and school system. Now that it appears our snowy winter weather is subsiding,
we can communicate the remainder of our school year calendar. In accordance with our negotiated agreements and approved 2018-19 school year calendar, the six days of school missed due to weather will be added to the end of the current school year calendar.
The last day of school is now Thursday, June 27th. High School Graduation dates will not change.
Every school district in our region has a unique set of circumstances related to how they might make up snow days. As a result, you will see districts implementing
different plans. Options such as built in snow make-up days, conversion of non-student professional development days, state waivers or renegotiating instruction time are not viable options for the ISD this year. With this recent snow event resetting our common
experience, the District is exploring opportunities to build in more snow day make-up options to our future calendars. Any changes will be communicated as soon as possible.
Will Your Child be Starting Kindergarten in September 2019?
Kindergarten online registration began February 1st, 2019 and can be accessed from the Issaquah School District website here.
If you cannot access the online application, or have other registration questions, please visit or call (425-837-5500) the Cascade Ridge office for assistance between 8:00-4:00pm on school days. After submitting your online application, you will be asked to
come into Cascade Ridge to pick up a packet. Please bring your ID when you come.
A Kindergarten Information Night for families and students will be held on May 20. Stay tuned for more details regarding this evening event.
Elementary Summer School Registration is open!
Elementary Summer School is now open to current kindergarten through fifth grade (K-5) students in the Issaquah School District. The Elementary Summer School program will
provide an excellent opportunity to reinforce skills and to get a jump-start on the next grade-level learning. All Elementary Summer School classes are dependent upon staffing.
Classes will be held on weekdays from July 8 through August 2, 9:00am to 12:00pm at Clark Elementary School. Tuition for the 4-week Summer School program is $400.00. Registration forms
are located on the Elementary Summer School Website. If you are unable to download the registration materials your elementary school office has hard copies in the school office. Families
are required to provide transportation to and from Summer School.
Registration will close on Friday, April 19.
Summer Robotics Class is now open for registration. The Robotics program is a two-week class for current 4th and 5th grade students only. This
course teaches the fundamentals of robotics using LEGO Mindstorm Kits. A minimum of 12 students is required for this class to proceed.
Two sessions will be offered, Session 1 runs weekdays from July 9 to July 20, Session 2, runs weekdays from July 22 to August 2. Both sessions will meet between 9:00
am-11:00 am at Clark Elementary School. Tuition for this two-week program is $250.00 and registration forms are on the Elementary Summer School Website. If you are unable
to download the registration materials your elementary school office will have hard copies in the school office. Families are required to provide transportation to and from Robotics class.
Registration will close on Friday, April 19.
The PTSA sponsored Cascade Ridge Science Fair is coming next Thursday, March 28th!! We are excited to bring you over 200 amazing student science projects, scientific
snacks, samples from Evergreen Salad and some FANTASTIC exhibits for your family to enjoy. This year we’re excited to have exhibits from the Pacific Science Center, Microsoft HoloLens, Liberty High School Robotics, Insect Safari, UW Rockin’ Out, UW Atmospheric
Sciences, Sammamish Plateau Water, IRG Physical Therapy and Oxbow Farms!
Important Reminders and Dates
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
Join us for the most awaited event of the year, The Festival of Cultures on Thursday, April 25th in the Coyote Café from 6-8 PM.
For those new to the School, the Festival of Cultures is an event where we celebrate our school's and community's diversity, while learning about our different cultural backgrounds through games, entertainment, tasting flavors from around
the world through a very fun and educational event! This event is completely based on help from all of you-our parent community.
Call for Country Representatives: Would you like to represent a country or a culture? Download the Country
Information Form and email it, by Saturday March 30th, to FestivalOfCultures@cascaderidgeptsa.org
Our children will love seeing their cultures represented, and entertain us with a fashion show where they can show off their cultural attire.
We are excited to celebrate our diversity in this amazing event! You cannot miss it!
Also, this year we are introducing for the first time a student led fashion show/ramp walk where kids will walk the stage in the ethnic attires of the country/culture that they represent. We encourage you to talk to your
kids about it and have them participate. It would be a fun way to have the kids be a part of the festival. Be on the lookout for a sign up sheet for the same coming up in the next few days.
For any questions regarding the Festival of Cultures, please email us at FestivalOfCultures@cascaderidgeptsa.org
Mark your calendars and save the “new” date!
Family Bingo Night has been rescheduled to Friday, May 17th. We hope you can join us for this fun family event! Visit the Cascade Ridge PTSA website to purchase tickets and pre-order pizza. We are also looking for volunteers. If you can help,
please sign up on the PTSA website.
For questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTSA Fundraising Ideas!
1.) Amazon Smile
Simply go to
smile.amazon.com and 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.
If you have a Bartell Drugs ‘B’ Caring card, you can contribute up to 4% each time you shop! Sign-up
for a ‘B’ Caring card at https://secure.escrip.com/signup/
Register your card and select CASCADE RIDGE
Brown Bear Car Wash Tickets
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:
Gear up for spirit day! Order some Coyote Gear featuring the latest designs.
Cascade Ridge Socks
Take your school spirit to the next level with some Cascade Ridge socks. Perfect for spirit week or just lounging around.
email@example.com to order.
Jamba Juice “Buy One, Get One Free” 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:
LIKE film documentary and discussion,
March 25, 27, or 28, 7:00pm-8:30pm across the District - features candid interviews with kids, teens, adults, and experts about the phenomenon of social media. Is it healthy? Is it harmful? Let's discuss. In partnership with the
Issaquah Schools Foundation. For parents AND students grades 6-12. Register and check out more events at http://ParentWiser.org
State of Mind Conference
State of Mind is a behavioral health conference designed with discussions around stress management, body image, leadership and more! Join us Sat
March 30 1:00-4:30pm at Gibson Ek. Snacks will be provided. Check-in at 12:30pm. Participation is free, but registration is required. To register for the State of Mind Conference, please click here. Sponsored
by Swedish Hospital and organized by the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board and
Issaquah Schools Foundation
JOIN US! Nourish Every Mind 2019
You won’t want to miss one of these great Issaquah Schools Foundation events! Come hear first-hand from students and staff who have directly benefited from Foundation investments. Email
Katie@isfdn.org to register.
Every Wednesday: Coyote Spirit Day
Every Friday: Team Spirit Day