Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year!

A big thank you to those families who have joined the Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA

for the 2022-23 school year!  If you haven't joined yet, but would like to, please click here to:

  • Renew your annual PTSA membership or JOIN PTSA!
  • Donate to the Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA.
  • Sign-Up to volunteer in one of our many open positions!
  • Pre-Order your student's 2022-23 Yearbook.

Upcoming Important Cougar Ridge Events

Friday, November 18th - Sunday, January 8th - Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink FUNdraiser - mention Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA during payment. Buy tickets and get more info here. 

Sunday, December 4th - Thursday, December 8th - Dining for Dollars at Tutta Bella. Use code: EasyAsPieCougar when you check out online or at the restaurant. Info here.

Tuesday, December 6th 3:40-4:30PM – Level 1 Chess Club meeting for 2nd and 3rd Grade only

Wednesday, December 7th 1:30-2:20PM – Level 1 Chess Club meeting for Kindergarten and 1st Grade only

Wednesday, December 7th – Our 5th PTSA Math Challenge is due!

Wednesday, December 7th 6:00-7:30 PM - Family Bingo Night. Click here to buy your tickets. In order to coordinate and help us determine how much pizza to order, please buy your tickets by December 6th, 12:00PM Noon. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Monday, December 12th - Rescheduled Parent/Teacher Conference - No school for students!

Tuesday, December 13th 6:30PM – PTSA General Membership Meeting.  More details to come.  TBD if virtual instead of in-person.

Wednesday, December 14th 8:15AM – 4th and 5th Grade Student Council meeting in the MPR.  The Student Council team is looking for some parent volunteers to help during the meetings.  If interested, please email Mrs. Goldfinch or Mrs. Chmielewski.

Thursday, December 15th 8:00-9:00AM – Green Team Meeting in Room 162

Monday, December 19th - Monday, January 2nd - Winter Break - No school


Family Bingo Night is Back in Person!

Rescheduled to December 7th, 2022 from 6-7:30PM at MRP

It's BACK!  Bingo night...in person in the MPR! Come and enjoy a wonderful night of pizza, great prizes for every round of bingo, and a fun time with your friends and family at our annual Cougar Ridge Family Bingo Night emceed by our own Principal Terry! It is sure to be a night to remember!

Tickets are $7 per person. 

Click here to buy tickets.

Each ticket includes a bingo card, pizza, and a delicious cookie. In order to coordinate and help us determine how much pizza to order, please buy your tickets by December 6th, 12:00PM Noon

Tickets will not be available at the door.

 

Reach out to Amy Finholm with any questions or if you would like to help out. Also, we are looking for someone to chair this event next year and shadow Amy this year. It’s a super fun, low commitment event to chair that fosters our incredible community here at CR! Let Amy know if you are interested!  


PTSA General Meeting on December 13th 

Please join us for monthly PTSA General Meeting on December 13th at 6:30 PM.  Location TBD.  All parents welcome.  We hope you can attend.


Staff Favorite Things List

As the holidays are coming up, here is the list of our Staff Favorite Things if you are looking for ideas.  Please note you must have an online PTSA account in order to view this page. 


Be In The Know About Volunteering at Cougar Ridge Elementary!

Want to know about other volunteer opportunities at the school? Sign up for our volunteer interest list   (note: this requires an account on our PTSA website if you are not already registered).

Complete your Volunteer Application! Please also complete your Volunteer Application with the Issaquah School District and make sure you have Cougar Ridge Elementary School selected under school preferences. You must renew your volunteer application with ISD every year! 


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Bingo Family Night -  We are looking for volunteers to help out with our Cougar Ridge Annual Family Bingo Night on Wednesday, December 7th. If you would like to help, please sign up here. Please reach out to Amy Finholm with any questions. 

Volunteers Needed for *NEW* Indoor Recess Options – Our administrative staff would like to offer students TWO indoor recess options on M, Tu, Th, and F: In the school library (11:45am-1pm), and in the portables (2-3pm), for a limited number of students.  We are looking for volunteers to help staff the program and supervise during recess time, as well as, looking for donations of K-5 games and building type toys.  If you are interested in a weekly volunteer commitment or would like to donate some items, please sign up here


Math Challenge 2022-23

Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA is excited to offer Math Challenge to all Cougar Ridge students. 

Math Challenge is a virtual enrichment program open to all K-5 students.

Click here to access the math challenge and submit your student's answers online.

Math Challenge is free and no-sign up is required.

The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!

Students that complete 12 or more challenges will earn an after school party and maybe even more prizes at the end of the school year!

Please contact Lana Williams with any questions. 

 


 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!  

2022-23 Open Board Positions
Open Board Positions for the 2022-23 School Year!
Help make 2022-23 school year a success! We are currently looking for: 
  • Co-Secretary
  • VP of Fundraising
  • VP of Membership
  • Co-VP of Service and Recognition
Click here for the detailed description of the positions. The Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA is also looking for chairs/co-chairs to support our great programs and events. If you're interested in learning more please contact Betty Ko. 
                                                 
We appreciate any help from our Cougar Ridge families!

Smith Brothers

Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA is partnering with Smith Brothers Farms to raise money!

Sign up here for grocery home delivery using our code, CREPTSA, to receive $15 in FREE GROCERIES and Smith Brothers Farms will donate $50 to Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA.

Join Smith Brothers Farms today! Smith Brothers Farms, the Puget Sound's homegrown dairy and grocery home delivery brand, is continuing their legacy of partnering with local schools. Donations support local programs, education, and extra-curricular activities in our community. 

Donations accumulate with each new sign-up!


PTSA Weekly Newsletter - Bobcat Blast

Sign Up for PTSA Weekly Newsletter, the Bobcat Blast!

Thanks for visiting our Cougar Ridge Elementary 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: community@cougarridgeptsa.org.

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Ice Skating

Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA FUNdraising Opportunity

Bellevue Ice Skating⛸⛸

Go ice skating with your family and friends for a fun winter activity and when you mention Cougar Ridge Elementary a $3 donation for each paid admission will be donated to Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA. 

November 18th, 2022-January 8th, 2023

Buy tickets and get more info here


Green Team News!

Green Team News

Hello 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students!

Does your child have a passion for being green? Would they be interested in helping our school be more green? If so, we’d love to have them as a member of our school’s GREEN TEAM? 

Green Team will meet once a month. For the first trimester we will meet on the 3rd Thursdays from 8:00-9:00 in the lunchroom or room 162 (TBD). Here are our first 3 dates: 10/20/22, 11/17/2022, and 12/15/2022.

If your child is interested in joining, please click on the link to complete an application. Please direct any questions to Mrs. Christensen.


Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA is on Facebook and Instagram
 

Blast is Back!

We want to know what you are interested in learning about our school community, what questions you have, and what ideas you would like to share!  Please Blast it Back to your PTSA!


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10:00a Dining for Dollars Fundraiser
Dining for Dollars Fundraiser

Date:
Sun 12/4 - Thu 12/8
Time:
10:00a - 10:00p
Where:
Tutta Bella

Dining for Dollars at Tutta Bella. Info here.
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The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!
The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!

Date:
Fri 11/18 - Wed 12/7

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Math Challenge is a virtual enrichment program open to all K-5 students.

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10:00a Dining for Dollars Fundraiser
Dining for Dollars Fundraiser

Date:
Sun 12/4 - Thu 12/8
Time:
10:00a - 10:00p
Where:
Tutta Bella

Dining for Dollars at Tutta Bella. Info here.
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The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!
The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!

Date:
Fri 11/18 - Wed 12/7

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Math Challenge is a virtual enrichment program open to all K-5 students.

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10:00a Dining for Dollars Fundraiser
Dining for Dollars Fundraiser

Date:
Sun 12/4 - Thu 12/8
Time:
10:00a - 10:00p
Where:
Tutta Bella

Dining for Dollars at Tutta Bella. Info here.
ics:
The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!
The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!

Date:
Fri 11/18 - Wed 12/7

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Math Challenge is a virtual enrichment program open to all K-5 students.

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10:00a Dining for Dollars Fundraiser
Dining for Dollars Fundraiser

Date:
Sun 12/4 - Thu 12/8
Time:
10:00a - 10:00p
Where:
Tutta Bella

Dining for Dollars at Tutta Bella. Info here.
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10:00a Dining for Dollars Fundraiser
Dining for Dollars Fundraiser

Date:
Sun 12/4 - Thu 12/8
Time:
10:00a - 10:00p
Where:
Tutta Bella

Dining for Dollars at Tutta Bella. Info here.
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12:00p ParentWiser: Smart but Scattered
ParentWiser: Smart but Scattered

Date:
Friday, December 9
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12:00p - 1:00p
Where:
online
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6:30p PTSA General Membership Meeting
PTSA General Membership Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, December 13
Time:
6:30p - 8:30p
Where:
Cougar Ridge
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