4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program information
Interested Snohomish School District students who will be in the 4th through 6th grade next year are encouraged to apply and learn more about the district’s 4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program. If interested, the below dates and information are important. Students currently enrolled in the 4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program do not need to complete the referral process.
Building for Our Students’ Future
Capital Bond - February 11, 2020
Snohomish School District is asking voters to consider a $470 million school funding measure in the February 2020 election to rebuild aging elementary schools, reduce the need for portable classrooms and make sure our school buildings continue to be a source of pride for our community. These projects will ensure our students have access to safe, quality school buildings and programs throughout our district, which serves about 9,800 students.
Building Student Resiliency
Here's a great article on how parents can help support their child's budding resiliency--an essential skill needed in order to navigate their world with confidence and meaning. Sometimes, out of deep empathy and the desire to prevent our children from suffering or experiencing hardship, adults (parents and teachers alike) will want to "step in" and solve a child's problems themselves without more properly mentoring or coaching the child to navigate those waters themselves. This isn't meant to say we let the child "sink or swim" all on their own. Rather, this different approach provides the child with opportunities to experience key learning, through difficulty, that will benefit them greatly in their futures. We hope you enjoy the article. How to support your child at school without being a helicopter parent.
We have uploaded a new January 2020 newsletter. Please click here to view and download our Thunderbird newsletters and learn more.
In our school community, we are passionate about meeting all learners where they are in service of each realizing their innate and extraordinary human potential. This is our great work! Care to join us?
SEL Lives at Cascade View
As part of our mission of "teaching to the heart as well as the mind," our students are learning important Social and Emotional Learning concepts. If you haven't already, ask your child about the Zones of Regulation, their Brain in the Palm of Their Hand (and what "flipping their lids" means), and some mindfulness tools and strategies they are learning to improve their ability to regulate their emotions.
Towards Becoming a Compassionate School
Cascade View is joining three other schools in the Snohomish School District as part of a county-wide grant facilitating the implementation of trauma-informed school practices to better support our students at school. This two year collaboration with county coordinators and instructors will center on a data-informed approach to enhance our systemic and classroom instructional and intervention practices sensitive to all students but also to our students who come to us with multiple adverse childhood experiences (or trauma). More information will be sent to our school community in the months to come. We are excited about this new endeavor and are looking forward to evolving what we do to better meet our WHY!