eNews 3.28.19


The PTSA sponsored Cascade Ridge Science Fair takes place TONIGHT at 6pm!

Come enjoy our celebration of science with over 200 student science projects, exciting exhibits from our local science community and scientific snacks, pizza and baked goods for sale (CASH ONLY). 

We’re excited to present exhibits from the Pacific Science Center, Iron Patriots (Liberty HS Robotics club), Oxbow Farms, Insect Safari, Skyline Science Club, UW Rockin’ Out, Sammamish Plateau Water, IRG Physical Therapy, Microsoft HoloLens, and the UW Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences.  Evergreen Salad will be onsite handing out samples too, so make sure to visit their booth and give them a try!
Remember to take your child’s science project home tonight and if you can, lend a hand to help us clean up afterwards. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

lost and found

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 misplaced. 

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 dynesk@issaquah.wednet.edu - or leave a message for her with the Office if you have any questions or concerns. 425-837-5500


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. 

 Community Events

Parents night out: Skyline

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 sydneyawilliams@outlook.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 


flu bug

Influenza: 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.   

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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!

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.

  Incoming Kindergarten Students & Open Enrollment begins February 1 2019

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 WebsiteIf 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.

author evening at District, April 4th 2019   

ISD Teaching & Learning Presents Emily Whitman, Author of The Turning

Please join us for an exciting evening as Ms. Whitman shares writing strategies, research adventures, and how her book The Turning explores what it means to belong.

Date: Thursday, April 4

Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: ISD Admin Building Board Rm, 565 NW Holly St., Issaquah, WA




Check out the PTSA website under “Enrichment” for information and to register, or click on the links below. Information may be subject to change.  All classes are in the afternoon unless otherwise noted.


The Piano Keyboard Club with Musical Minds, Morning Class, Grades K-5.
3D Drawing and Perspective with Crimson Canvas, Grades 3-5.
It’s Debatable with Grasshopper, Grades 1-5
Eastside Drama Kids, Grades 1-5


Fly Spanish, Morning class, Year-round 
Battlebots Robotics with Leap4Kidz, Grades 3-5
Fly Spanish, Year-round
Karate with WA Shito Ryu Academy.  Day may be subject to change.


Twisted Fairytales with Village Theater, Grades K -3
Kids Create with Code Club with Techventure Kids, Grades 2-5


Intro Jr. Robotics from Leap4Kidz, Grades K-2


Drawing & Painting with Museo Art Academy, Grades K-5
Fly Spanish, Year-round

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.


Hello Cascade Ridge Parents!

Join us on April 25th 6-8pm at the Festival of Cultures in the Coyote Café!

Festival of Cultures is an event where we celebrate our school diversity, while learning about our different cultural backgrounds through games, entertainment, and tasting flavors from around the world; a very fun and educational event!

Country Representatives are needed! 

Would you like to represent a country or a culture? 

Download the Country Information Form and Email it, by Saturday March 30th, to



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!

Interested in supporting Cascade Ridge and working on our many fun events or joining the PTSA Board for the next year? 

The PTSA Nominating Committee is working to identify the best candidates to support our Cascade Ridge Community, so that our kids and teachers have an amazing year!

There are a variety of roles available depending on your skill set, interests and availability. We would love to find a great match for you. If you are interested in any role or would like to learn more about them, kindly drop a note to us at nominatingcommittee@cascaderdigeptsa.org and we will get in touch with you.

Family Bingo Night

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 bingonight@cascaderidgeptsa.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.

 2.) Bartell Drugs

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 

 3.) 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: 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

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:  https://bit.ly/2AWIi92  

Issaquah School Foundation

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.

  • Luncheon: Friday, May 3 at Meydenbauer Center
  • Breakfast: Tuesday, May 14 at Eastridge Church


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


  • 28: Science Fair
  • 29: Great Kid Lunch


  • 1: 4th Grade Field Trip
  • 2: Choir - Year End Celebration
  • 5: Parent Play Day & Popcorn Friday
  • 8-12: Spring Break: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • 16: Scratch Club starts with Ms Roark
  • 19: Sci/Tech Field Trip
  • 19: Great Kid Lunch
  • 23: 5th Grade Concert
  • 25: PTSA Festival of Cultures
  • 4/25-5/2: 5th Grade SBA Testing
  • 26: Great Kids Lunch
  • 30: 1st Grade Concert