TWO HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL for ISD Friday, February 8
School is out at 1:40 pm, tomorrow!
Buses on Snow Routes – No Out of District Transportation – PM Activities Cancelled for Grades K-8 - NO ECE/ECEAP
Due to weather reports indicating a significant snow event beginning Friday afternoon, the ISD will close schools two hours early on Friday, February 8.
There will be NO
after-school enrichment classes, Coyote Club, meetings or activities at Cascade Ridge tomorrow, Friday Feb 8th after 1:40 pm.
2nd and 5th Grade Spelling Bee is ON Tonight!!
Good luck! Have fun! Travel safely!
We are working on rescheduling the other Spelling Bee nights - stay tuned!
SECOND GRADE CONCERT
The 2nd Grade Concert scheduled for Tuesday, February 12 has been postponed. Stay tuned as to when it will be rescheduled.
Thank you for a WONDERFUL staff luncheon today! It was yummy and fun!
PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR PHOTO ID WHEN YOU NEXT VISIT SCHOOL!
NEW SAFER CHECK IN/OUT PROCEDURE
FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS AND VISITORS
The new Check-In/Check-Out procedure is now fully in place for all volunteers and visitors to the school. Thank you so much to all of
you that have used it; we appreciate your co-operation!
The first time you visit school 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.
Our Cascade Ridge Elementary
website has had a whole new look! Please be patient with us as we continue to update the new site. We hope that finding the information you need will be easier and
for a preview of the layout, you can check out any of the high schools sites.
campus is getting two new gates. One is on the north side of the building and one on the south. The north side gate (nearest the small playground) is already for us to use. The south side gate (nearest the bus loop) will be finished in the next few weeks.
These gates will be locked during school hours. Coyote staff will lock the gates in the morning, after the bell rings, and will unlock them in the afternoon just before dismissal.
Please remember that anyone on campus during the school day needs to sign in at the office and get a photo ID badge. If
you are dropping your child off at their line, be sure to come out before the gates are locked and then enter the building through the front doors if you are staying to volunteer. We will unlock the south side gate for Parent Play Days. Thanks for your continued
partnership in keeping our students safe.
Science Technology Magnet Program Information Meetings:
March 5, 14, 21
current third graders: Are you interested in enrolling your student in our
Science Technology Magnet Program? The Issaquah School District offers three programs serving 4th and 5th grade students in unique multi-age classrooms. Each magnet serves
50+ students in a two-year program. Each program covers all standard 4/5 district adopted curriculum, with an added emphasis on science and technology. Grade specific math instruction is provided.
Families interested in enrolling their student in this program
must attend a mandatory informational meeting—unless they have previously had a student enrolled in this program. Informational meetings will be
held at Cascade Ridge on Tuesday, March 5th, at Clark on Thursday, March 14th, and at Briarwood on Thursday, March 21st. All meetings are scheduled for 6:00-7:00 pm.
ATTENTION PARENTS OF 5TH GRADERS
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.
Issaquah Parks & Recreation
Summer Day Camp Online Registration begins
Saturday, March 2nd, at 8:00am. Mighty Mites for Preschoolers; Kindercamp for grades K-1; Camp ‘Quah for grades 2-5; Adventure Camp for grades 6-7.
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: 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
NEWS FROM THE HEALTH ROOM
Please be sure to let the Nurse know when your student has been hospitalized or see in the ER. That way, we can discuss a safe return to school and modify any activity that may present
a barrier to healing. It is important for the Nurse to assess the student so they have a baseline to use as a gauge for worsening/improvement through the school day. Your school nurse is also a very important part of your health and educational team as they
provide expertise in navigating school safely after injury or illness and can provide assessment, resources and advice.
Its flu season:
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.
Information from the School District
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.
Per ISD Regulation 3131 regarding
In-District Student Transfers, students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) may apply to transfer to any District school other than their neighborhood school during open enrollment through the month of February for the following school year. For
complete information on this process, please visit the ISD website.
STEMposium is ON for tonight!!
The 2nd annual STEMposium will take place this Thursday, February 7th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Issaquah High School. One hundred and seventy five students from across
the district will be sharing how they learn about STEM in their classrooms and after school clubs.
Sponsored by the Issaquah Schools Foundation, STEMposium brings together students from across the district
to share through interactive booths and demonstrations how they learn STEM skills and knowledge during classroom projects, afterschool clubs, and student competitions. In addition to teacher/student booths, there will be various STEM related industries sharing
their work in the area of STEM.
If you’d like to join us the event is @ Issaquah High School February 7, 2019 - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
More information and
event program can be found here.
Elementary Summer School Registration opens March 4
Elementary Summer School will be offered 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 weekdays from July 8 through August 2, 9:00am to 12:00 pm at Clark Elementary School. Tuition is $400.00. Applications will be on the district website beginning March
4. Families must provide transportation to and from Summer School.
Summer Robotics Class will be returning again this summer. The Robotics program is a two-week class for current 4th and 5th grade students only.
This course will teach the fundamentals of robotics using LEGO Mindstorm Kits. A minimum of 12 students will be required for this class to proceed.
Two sessions will be offered, Session 1 runs weekdays from July 8 to July 19, 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 applications will be on the district website beginning March 4. Families must provide transportation to and from Robotics class.
Family Bingo Night
Save the date and get ready to join us for our first Family Bingo Night hosted by the Cascade Ridge PTSA on
Friday, March 1st from 6-8:30pm in the Cascade Ridge Coyote Cafe! Don’t miss out on the fun!
Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Registration is open until February 15th. Get more information and REGISTER
TODAY on the Cascade Ridge PTSA website! As with any great event, we are in need of volunteers. If you can help, please SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER! If
you have any questions about Bingo Night, feel free to email Darlene Baker at
email@example.com or Paula Koransky at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
Science Fair registration is open!
Have you ordered a display board for the science fair yet? You can purchase one via the link below and help fund the Cascade Ridge science fair! All orders received by Monday,
February 11th will be distributed to classrooms on Friday, February 15th. The display boards are going fast, so grab one before they’re gone!
This year the Cascade Ridge Science Fair will take place on March 28th from
6-8pm. The Science Fair is required for 5th grade and Science Tech students and optional for all other grades. Check out the science fair webpage on the PTSA website
for more information, to sign up to volunteer and for resources to help your budding scientist plan his or her project!
Questions? Email Science Fair co-chairs Amy Hayes and Iris Leal at email@example.com.
Congratulations to all our Eager Readers. As a whole; the school read over 550K minutes!! Due
to the snow days, we will be handing out the week #4 prizes (books) next Monday, 2/11. These are the per grade class winners,
who will get an ice cream party.
K - Schubbe
1 - McKnight
2 - Marckx
3 - Trull
4 - Murdock
5 - Bird
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Issaquah Schools Foundation is accepting grant applications soon!
The Issaquah Schools Foundation will be accepting grant applications starting Wednesday, February 6 - Wednesday, March 13.
Grant requests can be made in one of two categories: Classroom Enrichment $1 – $3,000 and Kateri Brow over $3,000.
All staff and parents within the Issaquah School District, in collaboration with school administrators, are eligible to apply.
To RSVP, please contact Carolyn Kramer,
email@example.com. Learn more about our grants at:
Please note, the Grant workshop that was postponed on Tuesday, Feb 5 2019 will be rescheduled. A new date will be posted soon.
Please see the
grants page for updates and more information.
Upcoming ISF Events
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