Cascade View PTA Newsletter
  Events and Happenings
Volume 4, Newsletter 2 October, 7th 2016


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uses an online sign up process to help facilitate areas of need for events. We will occasionally place Sign Up Genius links for your to click on in this area. Continue to watch for more opportunities to volunteer.


Our next PTA meeting will be November 8th 630pm in the library.

January 10
February 23
April 18
May 18


Parent Leaders United for Snohomish Students (PLUSS) in simple terms is like a parent meeting for the whole district.  It is not a PTA, PTO or parent group meeting.  It is a meeting of parents from all of the schools in the district along with district staff.  This is a great place to hear what the district is working on, what the concerns of other parents are or simply what is happening in our district.  Please consider attending one of these meetings if you would like to have first hand knowledge of what is going on around the Snohomish School District. 

The first PLUSS meeting will be 
October 13th 
at the SSD office
1601 Avenue D in Snohomish


Weekly on Thursdays your child will bring home important papers in their 'take home' folders. Be sure to check these folders

Meet the CVE PTA Board

Wendy Dalpiaz: Co-President
Wendy has 3 kids- Lyda is in 4th grade here at Cascade View and she has a son at Centennial Middle School and one that graduated last year.  Wendy is a Labor and Delivery Nurse at Providence Everett. 

Shelly Goss: Co-President

Shelly has 3 kids- Aislyn is a 6th grader in Mrs. Martin's class, Isaac will be in 2nd grade and Ensley will be 5 soon. She is a stay at home mom and also runs a hardwood flooring business with her husband.

Becka Cruze: Co-VP
Becka has 4 kids, 3 of which attend Cascade View.  Jordan is in Mrs. Martin's class, Kalum is in 3rd grade, Addison will be in 1st grade and Lincoln will start Kindy next year.  Becka is a stay at home mom and has a Young Living business.

Olga Flores: Co-VP
Olga has 3 kids-  Samuel is in Mrs. Martin's 4/5/6 class. Her youngest, James will be in 1st grade this year and her oldest starts 7th grade at Centennial. Olga stays at home with her kids and helps her husband run a painting company.

Ashley Ratcliff: Co-Secretary

Ashley has 3 kids, Lilly will be in 4th grade, Delaney in 1st grade and hery youngest, Sydney, is in preschool.
Ashley is a stay at home mom and also has a homemade sign business.

Carolyn Welch:  Co-Secretary

Carolyn has 3 kids, Mallery will be in 5th grade, Rheagan will be in 3rd and Treavor will be in 1st grade.  Carolyn is a stay at home mom and also has a Rodan and Fields Skincare business.

Casey Trayler: Treasurer
Casey has 2 kids, Nic and Luc, both go to Machias Elementary.  She has been at Machias for 2 years, but she spent 4 years at CVE before moving.  She was the President and the treasurer before she moved. We are lucky to have her back in such a critical role as our treasurer. 
Hello Cascade View Families,

What a great start to our 2016/17 school year! From the annual ice cream social to our first PTA meeting of the year, we are feeling and seeing the momentum of a great year at Cascade View!

PTA membership has grown to 114 members (which includes 33 staff) these are huge numbers compared to previous years. Thank you for your support! We continue to work hard for the best year EVER!

If you are still wanting to join PTA, you can at any time, simply email

Your membership dues and fundraising enriches our kids 'experience at Cascade View by providing funding for assemblies, art supplies, family events, plus so much more.
Welcome Fence Cups

Watch D.O.G.S Kickoff Coming Soon

Watch for the new Kick-off date on flyers coming home the week of October 10th as well as on the CVE website, newsletters and on Cascade View PTA Facebook.

WATCH D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement program that works to support education and safety.

Who are Watch DOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.

Panther Pals 2016

Attention students in grades 4, 5 & 6....Panther Pals is a program that was established more than 20 years ago by Mr. Tuck Gionet. The purpose is to bring Snohomish elementary students together with Snohomish High School students and provide the elementary students with positive role models. High school Panther Pals come from all areas of the educational and co-curricular program. Every effort is made to match up students of similar interests. It is important that the interests portion of the application form be filled out. If you had a Panther Pal previously you may request to have the same pal. In the event that one or the other is not applying to be a Panther Pal you will be matched with a new pal. For more information and to sign up your student go to

and under SCHOOLS click on Snohomish High School. Then choose STUDENTS; find the letter 'P' and click on that and open 'PANTHER PALS'

CVE Spiritwear...Order TODAY

The Cascade View Elementary School Spiritwear Sale is going on NOW until October 14th! This year, you have two ways to order: 1. Fill out and send in the paper order form that was sent home with your child, or 2. Order your Spiritwear online at
The sale will only be open for two weeks, so don’t wait! ORDER TODAY!! The deadline to order is Friday, October 14th. This will be the only order for the school year.
Fall Fundraiser Kickoff October 17
 Please consider supporting the PTA's fall fundraiser. This year we will be selling the famous Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough and we will also have a magazine filled with wonderful gifts, magazines and other goodies. Every purchase or donation goes towards helping the PTA fund things like assemblies, teacher grants, field trip scholarships, family events and so much more. Many of you may wonder where all the money we raise goes. This is a great question and our financials are an open book. Feel free to

Something new and exciting for this year..for any kid that sells 15 items (or gets a cash donation equivalent), will take part in a pizza party with the Seahawk Mascot- Blitz!! What an awesome prize!!! This is not some cheap toy (oh we know, there are those too), this is something your kids will remember for a lifetime.

In the past, depending on the fundraiser- we have averaged just 30-45% participation. That means for every kid that collects $1 to the kid that sells the most; less than half of our school participates. Can you imagine if we could get 50% or even 75% participation? The things that we could do as a PTA for our school would be amazing. Please consider supporting this fundraiser. The PTA, the staff, and the kids will all thank you.

Kickoff will be Monday October 17th. Packets will go home with students at that time. Orders are due Wednesday October 26th. Items will be delivered after Thanksgiving.
Harvest Carnival October 21st

Our 5th annual Harvest Carnival is October 21st 530-830pm. $10 per kid, $25 per family. Games, Bouncy Houses and Face Paint. Concessions and a bake sale will also be available for purchase.
This is one of our funnest events of the year and both kids and parents love it! We also need many volunteers to make this event a success.

Sign up here to help out your teacher:

Harvest Carnival Help Your Teacher

Or sign up here for additional options to help:

Harvest Carnival 2016 Add'l Options

Conference Week Oct 24-28 

Conferences are quickly approaching and the Hospitality Team provides meals to certificated staff. We will provide dinner on Monday and Wednesday, and lunch on Thursday - October 24th, 26th and 27th.

The Hospitality Coordinator, Becka Cruze, is looking for someone to take over the role of Coordinator.  This is what Becka has to say, "I would love to train you in what to do and help you this year during the transition. It has also been an AMAZING way to bless our teachers and get to know them better. I love knowing people at the school and this really gave me that opportunity. Please let me know if you would like to know more about this roll or if you want to take it over"

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Becka at

Oct 13    PLUSS Mtg
Oct 21    Harvest Carnival
Oct 24-28 Conferences
Nov 8     PTA Mtg in Library
Nov 11   Vetrans Day No School
Nov 18   Movie Matinee
Nov 24-27 Thanksgiving Break



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