Cascade Ridge Elementary E-news

August 28, 2019

Tuesday is Photo Day!

School picture day will happen before, during and after the Meet the Teacher Event on Tuesday, September 3. Our school photographer, Dorian, will have 3 cameras set up in the Coyote Cafe/Stage area. Photographers will be taking pictures from 9:00-12:00. Families can line up anytime during this window to get an individual school photo taken of Cascade Ridge students.

Important: Dorian has sent the Picture Packets to your home address! Please watch for those to come and set them aside! You will need to bring those packets with you on September 3 if you wish to purchase copies of the photos.

Your family will not be assigned a specific time. You can go line up for a photo anytime during the 9-12 window. Meet the Teacher is an open house format event that will take place that same day from 9:30-10:30. You do not have to be in the classroom for the full hour.

If you will not be here during this time frame, your child will be able to get school photos during the make-up day during the school day. Watch eNews for the date of make-ups soon.

Kindergarten Curriculum Night

Kindergarten Only Curriculum Night:
Tuesday, September 3 - 6:30-7:15

Come learn about Kindergarten at this adult only presentation beginning at 6:30 pm.

Meet Our Staff

We have had a busy summer with a lot of changes! Some members of our Coyote Family moved onto new jobs or new opportunities.

Dean of Students - Patti Foryan was recently named ISD's newest Assistant Principal and will be at IVE.

2nd Grade - Rumpi Jayaraman moved out of state.

4th Grade - Carina Roark moved out of state.

Paras - Jessica Burles and Laura Scott will both be pursuing other opportunities

Custodians - Eddie Walker is moving out of the state

We will miss these Coyotes very much!

We are excited to welcome:

Kindergarten: Lindsey Oss

4th Grade: Olivia Goehring and Kiana Smith

5th Grade - Susan Sibert

Kinder Music - Gina Caulton

Nurse - Jan Zimmer

2019-20 Staff

Principal - Tia Kleinkopf

Dean of Students - TBD

Office Staff - Donna Cleary, Tammie Kourtis, Pam Winskill

Kindergarten Team – Toni Osotio, Angela Schubbe, Lindsey Oss

1st Grade Team - Raelyn McKnight, Alex Norton, Becky Quinton

2nd Grade Team - Ilene DeRemer, Patrick Marckx, Kari Perkin

3rd Grade Team – Marilyn Jochim, Dana Shawver, Demetra Trull

4th Grade Team – Madyson Evans, Lynette Springborn, Olivia Goehring, Kiana Smith

5th Grade Team – Job Share: Kristin Page and Erin Foster, Jenny Schaffer, Susan Sibert

Science/Technology Team – Jilian Murdock, Christin Bird

Special Education Team – Sherrie McLoughlin, Mackenzie Crooks, Margaret Rauch, Stacey Sood

Counselor - Janelle Woffinden

Family Partnership Liaison - Wenli Mithal
ELL - Sharon Roy

Instructional Coach - Tami Westmoreland

LAP - Pat Corra

Library - Zana Moore

Music - Marlene Crease, Gina Gerardi Caulton
Health Room - Nurse - Jan Zimmer, Health Room Specialist - Marsha Elves

OT/PT - PT - Karen Evenson, OT - Divina Ramolete

PBSES Coach - Jessica Ackley

PE - Braden Richey, Pat Corra

HiCap - Jennet Liljenquist

SLP - Adrienne Parker

Tech Specialist - Kevin Folkman

Paraprofessionals - Angela Ahlemeyer, Kari Klosterman, Deepa Balasubramanian, Cynthia Kong, Sue Ducharme, Lynnette Lwin, Karen Montgomery, Denise Hsia, Fereshteh Rahmani, Debbie Job

Custodians - Shawna Carrigan, Zach Landes

Kitchen - Kim Mitzel, Sharon Yamamoto

We are looking forward to a great 2019-20 school year!


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ISD Highly Capable Program

The Highly Capable Program Referral Window is open September 1st through September 15th

Referrals of students to determine possible eligibility for the Highly Capable Program will be accepted online beginning September 1 through September 15.

*Please note, all kindergarten students will be screened this fall to determine eligibility for further testing for possible selection into the Highly Capable program.

The District’s referral procedure may include screening procedures as allowed by state statute. Please go to the Highly Capable website for further information and to access the online referral questionnaire and referral form. Individuals making a referral must use the District provided online referral form. The following exceptions will apply:

  1. Referrals will not be accepted for students who were tested for the Highly Capable Program in the previous school year.
  2. Referrals for second grade students will not be accepted as testing for these students will occur mid-year.
  3. Referrals for students new to the district who enroll after September 15 will be accepted for ten (10) school days from the enrollment date.
  4. Students new to the district enrolling after the Highly Capable fall testing window who meet the screening criteria will be assessed prior to the beginning of the next school year.

Students may be referred by individuals including teachers, other staff, parents, and members of the community. Families who do not have access to the internet, or who would prefer the form in Chinese, Korean or Spanish should contact the school office for a hardcopy. Translation services are also available through the school district, upon request.

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications Now Available for 2019-2020 School Year

If your family requires financial assistance with school meals and you would like to apply for free or reduced-price lunches please click the following link to fill out an online application:

For additional information on the application process, please click here to visit the ISD website

News from Issaquah Schools Foundation


While you are out gathering supplies for the upcoming school year, please also help a child in need. You can help by donating a school supply kit, backpack, or both here:

Support the Issaquah Schools Foundation

Step up to support your community by engaging with the Issaquah Schools Foundation! When enrolling your child through the back to school enrollment verification process this summer, please consider a donation to the Foundation. Your support fuels vital programs including after school homework help, artistic support, STEM/Robotics clubs, snack/lunch support, teacher grants, and more. Learn more at


PTSA Membership

Now that the EVP process is complete, don't forget to join the PTSA!

Even if you were a member last year, you must renew your membership each year.

Click here to learn more about the Cascade Ridge PTSA and all we do for our students and staff! We can’t thank you enough for your support!

Why should I join the Cascade Ridge PTSA?

The number one reason to join the PTSA is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school, but there are many more advantages. Here are just a few:

Tap into a Network – Parenting is not easy! It helps to share ideas, concerns and experiences with other parents and educators. PTSA functions are opportunities to meet teachers and other parents, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind.

Speak Up – The PTSA is a forum for exchanging ideas and can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.

Discover Great Resources – The PTSA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students. By joining you can receive discounts to places like Great Wolf Lodge.

Get Connected – There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school!

You will support local programs and advocacy efforts that will positively impact the quality of your child’s education for the rest of their lives.

Thank you!

School Supplies

Our vendor is shipping supplies direct to your home! Each grade's box is already 'built' for you. Simply select your child's upcoming grade. Some grades ask for slightly different supply lists based on the first letter of your child's last name, so be sure to select the correct box.

Log on to, enter Cascade Ridge Elementary, and order away!
Questions? Contact Amy at

Our School Calendar

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  • 30: Teacher names live in Family Access at 5pm


  • 2: Labor Day
  • 3: Picture Day 9.00 - 12:00pm
  • 3: Meet the Teacher 9:30-10:30
  • 3: PTSA Popsicle Social 10:00-11:00
  • 3: Kindergarten Curriculum Night - 6:30pm
  • 4: First Day of School - Grades 1-5
  • 4-6: Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings
  • 9: First Day of School - Kindergarten
  • 9: PTSA Math Club, Parent presentation - 6pm
  • 12: Curriculum Night - Grade 1-5, Times to be announced
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