eNews 1.24.19

Principal for the Day, Jordan McNees has called for a PJ Day tomorrow! Please join us in the spirit day fun!

No School On Monday!

Monday is a Teacher Work Day and there is no school for students. Coyote Club is also closed all day. 
We look forward to seeing everyone again on Tuesday!


This week we started our new Check-In/Check-Out procedure for volunteers and visitors. Thank you so much to all of you that have come through. We appreciate your patience!

The first time you come, you will be asked to show your photo ID. We will scan your ID into our system and print a photo ID sticker for you to wear while you are on campus. You will only need to bring your photo ID one time. Once you are in the system, we will just need your name to print your ID. We do ask for continued patience as this system does take longer per person than the old system. 

IDs are scanned into our system, verified, and a photo ID sticker printed to wear while on site. Everyone will still sign in as well - and must sign out when they leave the building. This is very important, as it is how we account for people in the building during emergencies. The sticker can just be thrown away – it will be void at the end of the day. 

ID stickers will need to be visible on volunteers and visitors at all times.  This is just one more step the Issaquah School District is taking to keep our students safe. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this new system.



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. 

 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.

 flu bug 

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 ALWAYS keep your child home if they have ...

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Nasal discharge (yellow or greenish)
  • Cough
  • Rash                                                                                      

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 update school office with any new phone numbers and emergency contacts, in case your student becomes ill at school.  
The school nurse, Anne Bourne, can be contacted directly on 425-837-5506, if you have any other health concerns. 

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Information from the School District


Welcome to the ISD for Incoming Kindergarten Students

This year the Family Partnership group will be offering a new event, to help support culturally and linguistically diverse families as they start their child in Kindergarten at the Issaquah School District.

Please join us for this event, designed specifically for families new to the US Public Schools, to learn more about the ISD Kindergarten program. ISD staff and Family Partnership Team volunteers will provide information on topics such as kindergarten preparedness, kindergarten school day schedule, school and classroom information as well as being available to answer your specific questions.

Clark Elementary, January 30, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Questions? Please contact:


All parents and caregivers of kindergarten students for the 2019-2020 school year are invited to attend this event, and the local ones planned for your child's school. Further details about these events will be posted shortly. 

Registration for all incoming Kindergarten children begins online on February 1st 2019. Click here for more details. 


2019 Family Engineering Night

The third annual Cascade Ridge Family Engineering Night is coming up on Thursday, January 31st from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Cafe.  This exciting event is sponsored by the Issaquah Schools Foundation and will provide students and their families with interactive STEM experiences and the opportunity to enjoy learning engineering principles together. Please join us to build a bridge, explore mechanical design, program a robot, see a student designed & built rocket prototype, experiment with parachutes and much more! 

School Yearbooks = School memories

Friends signing each other's yearbooks at the end of the school year...Looking back at all the fun.  Have you ordered your student's yearbook yet?  It is not too late!  

To order your student's yearbook go to cascaderidgeptsa.org and click on the PTSA icon on the left side and then click on yearbook.    

Eager Reader (1/7 – 2/1)

Eager Reader began on January 7! The program will run for 4 weeks. Information packets are available online.

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.  

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/index.jsp?cid=300404&ct=63

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

Upcoming ISF Events

Program Showcase – January 29th
This showcase is a great opportunity to hear about how the Issaquah Schools Foundation supports students in our district.  Come and learn about several programs as well as some larger grants the Foundation has funded.

January 29th from 6 - 8 pm at the Issaquah School District Administration building

Dining for Kids at Tanoor - Wednesday, February 6th
Enjoy a great meal for a great cause! The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites you to Dining for Kids to raise funds for our Feeding Student Success program, which provides food aid in schools.

Impact Scholarship Applications due Feb 15th
The Issaquah Schools Foundation is once again offering scholarships to help juniors and seniors in the Issaquah School District continue their educational journeys. The Impact Scholarship will be awarded to students who submit essays that describe how Foundation-funded programs have enriched their education. For more information on the scholarships and how to apply, please visit our Impact Scholars Page.

Nourish Every Mind
Save the dates!
Friday, May 3, 2019 – luncheon at Meydenbauer Center, in Bellevue
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – breakfast at Eastridge Church, in Issaquah


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


  • 25: PJ Day!
  • 25: Science/Tech Field Trip
  • 25: Great Kid Lunch
  • 28: No School - Teacher Work Day
  • 31: Birthday Cupcakes!
  • 31: PTSA Engineering Night


  • 1: Parent Playday & Popcorn Friday
  • 4-7: PTSA Spelling Bee
  • 8: 4th Grade Field Trip
  • 12: 2nd Grade Music Concert