Upcoming Important Cougar Ridge 2021 Dates - Mark your Calendars NOW!

Friday, September 24th, 9:45 AM – Join fellow parents for our Friday Hike at the Red Town Trailhead (located where Lakemont Blvd turns into Newcastle Golf Club Road). All are welcome!  We will meet rain or shine! Please contact Kim Beaudoin with any questions.

Thursday, September 30th, 8:00 AM – Q&A with Mr. Terry via Zoom (check CR e-News for link)

Monday, October 18th – Teacher Work Day (School Holiday for Students)

See full ISD Calendar Here 


Join the Cougar Ridge PTSA for 2021-22 Today!

You may now purchase your 2021-2022 Cougar Ridge PTSA membership by clicking hereThis will also be your opportunity to donate to the Art Docent fund and purchase yearbooks. Remember that if you want access to a school directory you must be a PTSA member. We welcome your support - thank you!


 Sign Up for PTSA Weekly Newsletter, the Bobcat Blast!

Thanks for visiting our CR PTSA website. We hope you can find useful information about our school and community here.  Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter, the Bobcat Blast.  You do not have to be a member to sign up!  Please click here for instructions on how to sign up.
 
If you are new to the school, please feel free to reach out to us: face@cougarridgeptsa.org.

Reflections Art Contest 

Attention All Artists! Express yourself and use the arts to share your personal Reflections on this year’s theme: I Will Change the World By…

“Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school, but in life.” – WA State PTA Organization

Click here for additional information and contact Sarah Harris if you have any questions.  Submissions are due to the Main Office at Cougar Ridge Elementary by Monday, October 25, 2021.


Volunteer Opportunities

Room Parent Volunteers:  Looking for a way to get more involved with your child’s class? Room parents help your teacher plan classroom parties and act as a liaison between the PTSA and your class.  Please talk directly to your teacher if you are interested in filling this role for your child’s class.  Feel free to reach out to Jana Horton with any questions.

There are still many important chair positions open on the PTSA for 2021-2022! YOU are important and have the skills we need!  Please contact Julie Chang if you have any questions or are interested in getting involved.

Volunteer Application Process:  All volunteers in Issaquah Schools are required to complete the annual Volunteer Application for 2021-22 school year.  This year, we will be phasing in our volunteers by starting with those that support academic and social emotional programming first.  We will communicate more information once we hear more from ISD. 


Contribute Pictures to the Yearbook!

We will be collecting photos throughout the year so that we can create a fun and memorable yearbook for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please make sure all photos are of current Cougar Ridge students and please don’t include multiple versions of the same photo. 

Below are links to upload photos that you would like to include in the yearbook:

First Day of School, Meet the Teacher, and Kindergarten Night

https://paulahobbs.smugmug.com/upload/b6Dshg/CougarRidgeFirstDay

Halloween Costumes and Pumpkin Carvings

https://paulahobbs.smugmug.com/upload/xmVkPF/Halloween

Holiday Celebrations

https://paulahobbs.smugmug.com/upload/sm2tpw/HolidayCelebrations

New Year / Lunar New Year Celebrations

https://paulahobbs.smugmug.com/upload/Tgj9zp/NewYearLunarNewYear

Group (Cougar Ridge students only) or individual photos of kids in their sport, dance, cheer, etc. uniforms. 

https://paulahobbs.smugmug.com/upload/NFKKQb/SportsandActivities

Students enjoying sledding, snowman building etc. on Snow Days

https://paulahobbs.smugmug.com/upload/SxqN5t/Snow

Students on PNW hikes and camping adventures

https://paulahobbs.smugmug.com/upload/BXGdMH/PNWHikesandAdventures

Students practicing musical instruments at home

https://paulahobbs.smugmug.com/upload/xsjdqC/MusicatHome

Students enjoying baking or cooking at home

https://paulahobbs.smugmug.com/upload/Hq62JS/BakersandCooks

Students enjoying painting, sculpting, or drawing at home

https://paulahobbs.smugmug.com/upload/DgcgZj/Art

We would also like to celebrate 5th graders in an special way.  If you would like to participate, please upload a current photo of your 5th grader doing their favorite activity, with their favorite pet, from their favorite vacation, or just being themselves from this past year.  Once again, please only upload ONE photo of your 5th grader. 

https://paulahobbs.smugmug.com/upload/R6mV7S/5thGraders


Job Postings at ISD

Issaquah School District is in great need of paraprofessionals to work across the school district. If you are interested in a regular, contracted paraprofessional position and meet the educational requirements, we encourage you to apply for any of the open positions you are interested in here: 

https://issaquahjobs.hrmplus.net/JobOpenings.aspx

If you know of anyone you think would be great, please help us spread the word! It’s a wonderful way to give back to your community. 

The educational requirements are:

·       An Associate’s degree (AA) accredited in the US, OR

·       two years of study equivalent to 72 quarter credits accredited in the US, OR

·       an Educational Testing Service ParaPro Assessment documenting a score of 461 or higher


Amazon Library Wish List

Our Cougar Ridge Librarian, Mrs. Hembree, has been asked by many families how they can support the school. One new way is our Cougar Ridge Library Amazon Wish List. These are titles she would love to add to our library collection.  Please order through the website, and it will be send directly to the school.  Thank you for supporting our library program and for fostering a love of reading in your student! Many thanks from Mrs. Hembree!


 

Cougar Ridge Green Team News 

Recycle! The Cougar Ridge Green Team and PTSA are proud to announce that we have a recycling bin for markers, pens, and pencils. It will be located outside the front door. Please be sure to only put pens, markers and pencils in this box. Thank you for doing your part to help protect our planet!  


Returning to School 2021-2022 Handbook and COVID FAQ

FAQ and Welcome Back Orientation

CR COVID Family Handbook 2021-22

COVID Flow Chart

COVID Info Update 

ISD FAQ 2021-22

 

Parent/Student Handbook 2021-22

Volunteering During the 2021-22 School Year
While we value our volunteers in so many areas of the work we do in the Issaquah School District, we also must be mindful of our continued efforts to ensure virus mitigation, so that our students stay in classrooms as much as possible this school year. In a typical year, we welcome as many as 9,000 volunteers into our schools. We cannot reasonably allow nor process that many at this time. To that end, we want to phase in a return of our volunteers by starting with those that support academic and social-emotional programming first. These plans are subject to ... read full article

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10:00a PTSA General Meeting
PTSA General Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, September 21
Time:
10:00a - 11:00a
Where:
TBD

Cougar Ridge Elem. PTSA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Cougar Ridge PTSA General Meeting
Time: Sep 21, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 340 549 8013
Passcode: 6KFmHJ

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Meeting ID: 340 549 8013
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Last Day to Order Spirit Wear!
Last Day to Order Spirit Wear!

Date:
Wednesday, September 22

Show your Bobcat pride by purchasing our brand new, awesome spirit wear! Orders must be placed by September 22nd. Link: https://cougarridgeptsa.org/Page/Pta/SpiritWear
6:00p Curriculum Night - Grades 1, 2
Curriculum Night - Grades 1, 2

Date:
Wednesday, September 22
Time:
6:00p - 7:15p
Where:
4630 167th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006

One parent per student in classrooms
9:45a Parent Hike
Parent Hike

Date:
Friday, September 24
Time:
9:45a - 10:45a
Where:
Red Town Trailhead

Join fellow parents for Friday Hike at the Red Town Trailhead (located where Lakemont Blvd turns into Newcastle Golf Club Road). Enjoy an informal morning of light exercise, fresh air, and conversation designed for anyone who wants to connect with other parents from our Cougar Ridge community. Please contact Kim Beaudoin with any questions.
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