In our school community, we are passionate about meeting all learners where they are in order to help them realize their innate and extraordinary human potential. This is our great work! Care to join us?
New School-Wide Kindness and Compassion Workshop!
Starting January 22, we are starting something new, something very meaningful and important in service to our students at Cascade View. Mr. L will be sending home a letter to each family, by student mail, on Monday, January 22,but you can also click on his blog link (to the right) to read the electronic version of the same letter. Stay informed, stay engaged--together, we're continuing to build an amazing place of magic at Cascade View!
Are you checking out Mr. L's blog? He's writing on some pretty important topics about our school. In addition to the newsletters you get from school and from teachers, this is also a way to learn more about what our students are experiencing, from Mr. L's perspective, at Cascade View!
Student cooking competition returns
This year's annual Kids in the Kitchen/Junior Chef Competition event will be held Friday, April 27! District 4th - 6th grade students are invited to submit recipes for their favorite after-school snacks. The recipes, which must be submitted by Friday, February 23, do not have to be original. Student finalists will be selected from the submitted recipes and will be invited to prepare their culinary masterpieces at a Friday, April 27, event. A panel of judges will select the grand prize winners. Past award categories have included health-conscious foods; simple, kid-friendly preparation; fun food; and judge’s choice. To learn more about the competition and download a recipe submittal form, please click here.
Elementary highly capable and middle school honors program application information
Application packets for the 4/5/6 highly capable and middle school honors program are available online by clicking here or are available on district and school websites under the Students and Departments & Programs channel/directory - Highly Capable/Honors page. Paper copies are available at all Snohomish elementary and middle schools and at the district's Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish). Completed application packets are due Friday, February 2, and can be turned in at your local school or the Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish).
Please note that as part of the middle school honors program application process, the student's most-recent 2017-2018 report card is needed. Because report cards may not be available until after the February 2 packet deadline, copies of the 2017-2018 1st semester report cards can be submitted when the report cards are received.
Note: Sixth graders who are currently enrolled in the 4/5/6 highly capable program in the Snohomish School District do not need to apply or test for middle school honors. Students will be automatically placed in all honors classes.
If you have questions about either the elementary highly capable program or middle school honors classes, please contact Linda Varner, Highly Capable Specialist, at email@example.com or 360-563-7296 or Julie Francois at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-563-7258.
Spring Into Kindergarten event
Mark your calendars for our Spring Into Kindergarten event. All 2018-2019 kindergarten families and students are highly encouraged to attend. Spring Into Kindergarten will be held on Wednesday, March 7, from 4–7 p.m. at district elementary schools. Families should return their kindergarten registration paperwork that day. (Paperwork will be available online mid-February). Each school will also be conducting school tours and having important information available for families (WaKIDS, PTA/PTO/parent organizations, bus transportation, special services and more). For more information, please contact the elementary school your child will attend or click here.
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!