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

Monday, October 18th  Friday, October 22nd  Carnival Donations Drop-Off – If you signed up to donate candy, prizes, and/or goodie bags for the carnival, donations can be dropped off in the Spooky Spaghetti bin located by the school's entrance during school hours.  Thank you so much for your donations!

Friday, October 22nd, 9:45AM – Join fellow parents for our Friday Hike/Walk at Lewis Creek Park (meet outside the visitor center).  All are welcome!  We will meet rain or shine.  Please contact Kim Beaudoin with any questions.

Monday, October 25th - Reflections Art Contest Submission Deadline (see details below for more info)

Friday, October 29th, 6-8 PM – Spooky Spaghetti Carnival (see details below for more info)

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 here.  This 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.

Save the Date - Spooky Spaghetti Carnival on October 29th
 
SAVE THE DATE for the Spooky Spaghetti Carnival! – We are excited to share that our Cougar Ridge Spooky Spaghetti Carnival will take place on Friday, October 29th, from 6 - 8 PM.  This will be an all-outdoor family event featuring Halloween decorated booths, games with prizes, music, and of course dads serving spooky spaghetti dinner.  This event will follow the latest Covid-19 guidelines. 
 
Individuals ages 5 and older must wear masks; in addition, people ages 12 and older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event.  (Please find more info on Covid guidelines here.)  Be sure to take advantage of our early bird special!  Click here to purchase your tickets! 

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

Still looking for Spooky Spaghetti Carnival Volunteers! – We still need more volunteers to help with planning and organizing the carnival.  Interested dads wanting to help with Spooky Spaghetti, please email Mark Mobilia (if you tried to email Mark last week, and received an error, please try again.  We have updated his email address).  Other volunteers interested in sponsoring a Halloween decorated booth with games, please contact Erica Wood.  Please also take a look at our Signup Genius for other volunteering opportunities!

Safety Patrol Volunteers Needed – Cougar Ridge is looking for volunteers to help with Safety Patrol at the two intersections furthest from the school.  Volunteers are needed 8:50-9:15am (daily), 3:40-3:55pm (MTThF), 1:30-1:45pm (Wednesday) and will be provided patrol gear and training.  Please contact Julie Chang if you are interested.

PTSA Volunteers: 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.


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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No School - Teacher Work Day
No School - Teacher Work Day

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Monday, October 18
Picture Retake Day
Picture Retake Day

Date:
Tuesday, October 19
7:00p PTSA General Meeting
PTSA General Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, October 19
Time:
7:00p - 8:30p
Where:
TBD

Topic: General PTSA Meeting
Join Zoom Meeting
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ISD Virtual School Board Candidate Forum
ISD Virtual School Board Candidate Forum

Date:
Wednesday, October 20
9:45a Parent Hike
Parent Hike

Date:
Friday, October 22
Time:
9:45a - 11:59p
Where:
Lewis Creek Park

Join fellow parents for our Friday Hike/Walk at Lewis Creek Park (meet outside the visitor center). All are welcome! We will meet rain or shine. Please contact Kim Beaudoin with any questions.
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Reflections Submissions Due
Reflections Submissions Due

Date:
Monday, October 25
Where:
CRE Main Office

Express yourself through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts with this year’s Reflections theme: I Will Change the World By… Click here for additional information and contact Sarah Harris if you have any questions.
9:45a Parent Hike
Parent Hike

Date:
Friday, October 29
Time:
9:45a - 11:59p
Where:
Lewis Creek Park

Join fellow parents for our Friday Hike/Walk at Lewis Creek Park (meet outside the visitor center). All are welcome! We will meet rain or shine. Please contact Kim Beaudoin with any questions.

6:00p Spooky Spaghetti Carnival
Spooky Spaghetti Carnival

Date:
Friday, October 29
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Cougar Ridge Elementary

We are excited to share that our Cougar Ridge Spooky Spaghetti Carnival will take place on Friday, October 29th, from 6 - 8 PM. This will be an all-outdoor family event featuring Halloween decorated booths, games with prizes, music, and of course dads serving spooky spaghetti dinner. This event will follow the latest Covid-19 guidelines.
Issaquah Schools Foundation Monster Mash 5K
Issaquah Schools Foundation Monster Mash 5K

Date:
Saturday, October 30
Where:
Lake Sammamish Boat Launch

Help us raise a monstrous amount of support for local students by joining us Saturday, October 30th, for the Monster Mash 5K! Hosted at Lake Sammamish State Park Boat Launch, this professionally chip-timed 5K route along East Lake Sammamish Trail is paved, fast, and flat. Log a new race PR, beat the weekend sugar rush, or simply embrace the holiday spirit and reconnect friends at this outdoor fundraising event. Get more info and register here: www.isfdn.org/MonsterMash5K/
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