eNews 3.7.19

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Let's show our teachers that we love them!
Dress like your teacher or other staff member
in at least one way tomorrow... 
Some ideas for you: Same shoes, same hair style, similar clothes or accessories!  

And speaking of spirit! Order your Coyote Spirit Wear here! 


 Spring Orders close Sunday, March 10 at 11:59pm! 

Bestselling Children’s Author, Trudy Ludwig,
is coming to Cascade Ridge!

 ATTENTION ALL PARENTS:  On Tuesday March 19, you are invited to attend Trudy’s special parent presentation: “Understanding Our Kids’ Online & Offline Social World: Friendships, Cliques & Power Plays.” This family night, co-sponsored by our school and Endeavour Elementary, will take place at Cascade Ridge Elementary from 6:00 -7:30 pm.

 Trudy has been featured in U.S. national media outlets including ABC’s “Good Morning America,” PBS’s nationally syndicated show, “Keeping Kids Healthy,” Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and the National Crime Prevention Council’s Circle of Respect program. She has also served as an expert panel member on Sesame Workshop’s video series addressing bullying. Her books (My Secret Bully, Just Kidding, Sorry!, Trouble Talk, Too Perfect, Confessions of a Former Bully, Better Than You, The Invisible Boy, Gifts from the Enemy, and her newest release, Quiet Please, Owen McPhee!) have received international praise for helping children connect and engage with their peers in kinder, more inclusive ways.

 For more information about Trudy, her books, and other resources on the topics of friendship and bullying issues, please visit the author’s website: www.trudyludwig.com. 


The parent information night at BLMS, for incoming 6th graders, is on Monday March 11 from 6:30-8. 

Students will visit the school on Wednesday March 13 during school day.  


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. 

Families of students receiving English Language Services (ELL) at Cascade Ridge

Between March 8 – March 29 you will receive, via e-mail, a report detailing your student’s progress with English language learning.

Please contact our ELL teacher, Katherine Dynes, with any questions or concerns:
Tel 425.837.5507

 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!

Kids, grades K-5, and their families, are all invited to the ultimate 50’s dance party… the inaugural Family Sock Hop at the Issaquah Community Center:  Tomorrow! Friday, March 8, 2019.  6:30-9:00pm.  $18/family; $15/family for Issaquah residents.  Throw those shoes off, do the hand jive and fill up on root beer floats!  New sock donations will be collected for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.  This event is hosted by Issaquah Parks & Recreation and the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board.   

Any questions about these events? Please call Issaquah Parks & Recreation at 425-837-3300 


flu bugThe flu is definitely not done with WA State. Here’s some good information for you to use with your students:

Here are the tell-tale signs of having the flu, according to the CDC:

  • Fever and/or chills
  • Cough, sore throat, a runny and/or stuffed nose
  • Body aches and headaches
  • Fatigue (flu symptoms may present in groups of two or three or all at once). Some flu patients also experience diarrhea and vomiting

Most people who get the flu will have mild illness, will not need medical care or antiviral drugs, and will recover in less than two weeks. Some people, however, are more likely to get flu complications that can result in hospitalization and sometimes death. Pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections are examples of flu-related complications. The flu also can make chronic health problems worse. For example, people with asthma may experience asthma attacks while they have the flu.

The Flu Is Contagious

Most healthy adults may be able to infect other people beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer than 7 days. Symptoms start 1 to 4 days after the virus enters the body. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Some people can be infected with the flu virus but have no symptoms. During this time, those persons may still spread the virus to others.

How can we stop the spread of the flu?

  • Stay home when you are sick (fever over 100, vomiting or diarrhea)
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after use and wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve, not your hands
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.  Germs spread this way
  • Frequently touched surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected at home, work and school, especially if someone is ill.

If you suspect that you have the flu it is best to call your physician to get treatment.

If you do have the flu please email me at bournea@issaquah.wednet.edu 

Thank you, Anne Bourne, RN CDE 425-837-5506

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

Changes 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:

  • Elementary Schools: Report cards will go live at 5pm on Tuesday, March 26. 
  • Middle Schools: Trimester 2 will end March 22 - Grades will post by March 29.​

ISD STEM/CTE Partner TEALS Volunteer Info Luncheon

The Issaquah School District is a TEALS program partner, and assists with volunteer recruitment from the computer science and software engineering fields to team-teach courses in our schools, such as Introduction to Computer Science and AP Computer Science. If you or someone you know works in the computer science or software engineering field and would be interested in making a difference in our students’ future success, please attend the TEALS Volunteer Info Luncheon on March 8.
Full details on the Luncheon can be found by clicking here.

District Surplus Sale

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 3:00-5:00, the Issaquah School District will hold a sale of surplus computer systems, furniture and equipment. The sale will be held at the May Valley Service Center, 16430 SE May Valley Road, Renton, WA 98059. Questions can be referred to the Purchasing Office at 425-837-7071. 

  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. Completed applications should be submitted no later than Friday, March 8th.  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   



 Science Fair!

CA Science Fair graphic for 2019  

Have you registered for the science fair yet??  Our registration deadline is March 15th, so sign up now!
https://cascaderidge.ourschoolpages.com/Packet/ScienceFair/ EventRegistrationPacketPage/1

This is also our last call for science fair display boards.  Our final orders for display boards are due Monday, March 11th.  Boards will be delivered to classrooms Friday, March 15th.   Don’t forget to sign up to volunteer when you register your child.  We need LOTS of volunteers to make this great event a success, so PLEASE sign up if you can spare an hour or two..

Last week to register for Girls on the Run!


This is the last week of registration for Girls on the Run.  Girls on the Run is a program for girls ages 3rd-5th grade.  For more information please see the website https://www.gotrpugetsound.org/ or contact Raelyn McKnight at mcknightr@issaquah.wednet.edu


Register here! https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/GOTR-Puget-Sound-Spring-2019-Program-Registration?sid=fef95a9fdf244f949b696aae78b78ab2


We’d love to see your girls there!

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.

Puberty Workshop Flyer

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

The grant portal is open through March 13 to accept applications. Please see the grants page for updates and more information.

Nourish Every Mind
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – breakfast at Eastridge Church, in Issaquah


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


  • 8: Spirit Day - Dress Like Your Teacher Day!
  • 11: 5th Grade Parent Information Night - BLMS
  • 11: PTSA Child/Puberty Workshop
  • 12: PTSA Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • 13: 5th Grade visit to BLMS
  • 13: Choir Festival
  • 14: PTSA Spelling Bee
  • 19: Trudy Ludwig at Cascade Ridge
  • 21: 2nd Grade Concert
  • 22: Spirit Day - Formal Wear Day!
  • 26: 4th Grade Concert
  • 28: Birthday Cupcakes
  • 28: PTSA Science Fair