Cascade View Thunderbird News

October 22, 2021


Our Why!
In our school community, we are passionate about meeting all learners where they are in service of each realizing their innate and extraordinary human potential. This is our great work!
Care to join us?

Upcoming Dates

Monday, October 25 - Friday, October 29

Spirit Week at Cascade View!

Monday, November 1 - Tuesday, November 30

Thunderbird Community Drive

Monday, November 8 - Wednesday, November 10

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences via Zoom

Half-Day Early Release at 11:45 a.m.

Monday, November 8 - Wednesday, November 10

Book Fair in the Library

Monday 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 11

No School - Veterans Day

Friday, November 12

Half-Day Early Release at 11:45 a.m.

Tuesday, November 23

Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, November 24

Half-Day Early Release at 11:45 a.m.

Thursday, November 25 and Friday November 26

Thanksgiving Break/No School

If you come in to our front office, look to your right and you'll see
the amazing bulletin board Mrs. Epperson created!

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Cell Phones and Thunderbirds

A few years ago, our school board revised district polity to allow most students the ability to carry cell phones to and from school. We recognize that for some families, this mode of communication, especially after the final bell, is important to insure students "get where they need to be" or check in with parents when they arrive at their destinations. That being said, schools do restrict use of cell phones during the student day--and that includes us here at Cascade View. To be clear, at school and during school hours, no student should have their cell phones out at any time and certainly should not be calling, texting, or gaming on their devices during school hours. This is a non-negotiable expectation. If students attempt this, they are given one warning to put their devices away. The devices are taken from them for repeat infractions and you will be called to come and pick them up. If your child needs to call or notify you of anything when they are at school, we want them to call from a school phone so that we can offer the appropriate support and guidance. Thank you for partnering with us on this important matter.

Cascade View PTA Update

Thank you to those of you who joined us last night for our first PTA meeting of this school year! Our 2021-2022 PTA board was voted in during the meeting.

Congratulations and Thank You to:

Caity Hanson: President

Becka Cruze and Shelly Goss: Co-Vice Presidents

Jody Hill: Treasurer

Liz McGee and Preeti Shah: Co-Secretaries

Spirit Week at CVE!!

All Thunderbirds are invited to participate (or not) at their comfort level in next week's Spirit Week at Cascade View! Whenever students participate in fun days like Spirit Days, we remind ourselves that teaching and learning are always the top priorities so no costume attire should ever be distracting of the learning environment in our classrooms. This is a time to share school spirit, have fun, grow community, and make school a magical place for all - Thunderbirds know how to do this, and they do it well.

Monday, October 25: Twins Day! Partner up with some friends (doesn't have to be just a twin) and be creative to show your "twinness".

Tuesday, October 26: Pajama Day! Or, bring your favorite stuffed animal to school.

Wednesday, October 27: Crazy Hair or Hat Day!

Thursday, October 28: Choice of Tropical Day or Preppy Day

Friday, October 29: Storybook Character Day. This day precedes Halloween - we do not "celebrate" Halloween formally, but we typically have this special Spirit Day at school if students want to wear their appropriate costumes - special bonus points if those are characters from favorite stories! Remember mom and dad, students cannot wear masks and no additional amendments to the costume (like toy weapons, guns, swords, etc.) are allowed as they are not appropriate to the school setting. And, we are back to a normal school day on Monday, November 1. So, no costumes at school the day after Halloween.

Face Masks for Students

Just a reminder to please send your student(s) to school with a face mask, and also with extras, every day to school. If their mask becomes soiled or dirty, they will need a clean one available to them. Thank you!

Honoring our Veterans and Active Duty Community Members

If you have a family member you would like to honor in our special presentation, please read and print out the form below and return it to Mrs. Coragiulo by Monday, November 1.

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be held the week of November 8. We will be having 20 minute sessions, via Zoom, for you to hear about your child’s progress. Each day that week students will be released at 11:45 a.m, with no school on Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Conferences will begin at 12:30 p.m. and run through 3:20 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons. Evening conferences will be held on Tuesday from 4:05 - 7:20 p.m.

There will be school on Friday, November 12 and students will have early release at 11:45am.

Please use this link to see our Fall Conferences sign-ups on

Sign-ups will close at 4pm on Tuesday, November 2nd. If you have any trouble signing up, you can contact the front office for help at 360-563-7000.

The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming Up!

The Cascade View Book Fair will be held during conference week.


Monday, November 8 from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 9 from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 10 from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Students will also be able to purchase books during the school day. Parents can put money on their students "E-wallet account". Information about this will be coming home soon!

Mrs. Caldwell

Teacher Librarian at Cascade View and Parkway Campus

November Thunderbird Community Drive

During the month of November, in partnership with our local Snohomish Food Bank, Cascade View will be doing an item drive! As November is a time to give thanks, Thunderbirds will show how to take care of our community, and each other, by bringing in special items that are in greatest need in our community. The Food Bank has shared that they have enough food items, so the items our students will be collecting, by class, will be things like personal hygiene, baby diapers, winter wear (socks, hats, gloves, etc.), and pet food. Item themes will be given to specific grade levels, so more information to come from teachers!

Volunteers at School

Our school is fielding questions about volunteers and when we might be able to invite volunteers back into our classrooms. We love our volunteers and see them as integral to our work with kids--and our teachers love the support given from our volunteers. Right now, the elementary schools in our district have not yet been given the final go-ahead to proceed with in-school volunteers. But I expect that to happen relatively soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

There are still ways of supporting your child's teacher even if you can't yet do that in person at school. If our teachers think they could use some help from any of their parents, with work or material that can be done from your homes, they will reach out to you. Until then, we thank you for your understanding as we continue to abide by county and district standards of health and safety.

After School Transportation Arrangement Changes

Please be sure to contact the school office as early in the day as possible when there is a change in your child's after school transportation arrangements. You may send in a signed note or call the office in the morning to change arrangements. We ask for your help in this matter in order to get all of our kids safely home each day.

In order to ensure a safe and timely dismissal, we will stop answering our office phone at 2:45 p.m. (12:45 p.m. on Friday) and, therefore, will not be able to implement any changes to your student's transportation arrangements after that time.

Thank you for your understanding.

Message from CVE Nurse

We are so excited to have all Thunderbirds back on campus. With more kids on campus, we are starting to see more coughs and sniffles among students. As a reminder, anyone who is not feeling well should stay home. Even one symptom is enough to warrant staying home. It is recommended that anyone with symptoms get tested for Covid. If you have questions regarding illness and school, please review the district guidance, or contact Nurse Chrissy in the health room at 360-563-7006.

Nurse Chrissy

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Classroom Treats

We have had some students bring in birthday treats to share with their fellow students. Here at school, we are discouraging food treats in favor of other creative forms of treats. If you do purchase food treats, please follow these instructions:

  • Store bought treats that are individually wrapped.
  • Healthy options are always great!
  • Food items need to be nut-free (for our students who have food allergies).

And, please let your student's teacher know ahead of time if you plan on bringing in birthday treats. Thank you!

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Healthy Youth Survey

The Snohomish School District will participate in the Washington State 2021 Healthy Youth Survey this fall. Cascade View 6th graders will be taking the survey during the last week of October.

The survey will be given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12. The Healthy Youth Survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, sexual behaviors, abuse, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks. Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.

Elementary Human Growth and Development Family Presentations Scheduled

Human growth and development will be taught each year during 5-6th grade and sexual health will be taught in 7-9th grade.

Families are invited to attend a presentation to learn about the health standards, activities and resources that will be used to teach each of the topics, and the opt-out process. Please see details below.

  • Elementary Human Growth and Development
    • 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2
    • Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. Passcode: 525470
    • Or one tap mobile:

      +12532158782,,93586580802#,,,,*525470# US (Tacoma)

      +13462487799,,93586580802#,,,,*525470# US (Houston)

    • Or join by phone:

      Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

      US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656

    • Webinar ID: 935 8658 0802

    • Passcode: 525470

    • International numbers available:

  • Secondary Sexual Health
    • 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, November 4
    • Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. Passcode: 550643
    • Or one tap mobile:

      +12532158782,,94598610832#,,,,*550643# US (Tacoma)

      +13462487799,,94598610832#,,,,*550643# US (Houston)

    • Or join by phone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

      US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799

    • Webinar ID: 945 9861 0832

    • Passcode: 550643

    • International numbers available:

If you plan to attend the presentation, please complete this online form to let us know you plan to attend. The purpose of the form is gauge the number of families that will attend and communicate with families about any changes in venue or times that may occur.

Those who are unable to attend the district presentations may review the lessons posted by clicking here. Due to copyright restrictions, we are required to post the links to the entire lessons as they were developed. Please know that some components of the lessons (example: homework-related activities for integrated learning and family homework) will not be taught.

The lessons and resources are also available for review from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (or by appointment) at Teaching and Learning Services at the Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish). A video that will be used for the lessons is available for viewing at the district presentation and at Teaching and Learning. Due to copyright restrictions, we are unable to upload the video to our website.

K-3 Highly Capable Program Information

If your student is currently in grades K-3 and you are interested in your student receiving highly capable services to include learning opportunities with more depth, complexity, and acceleration in the classroom please be aware of the following information. Students currently identified for highly capable K-3 services do not need to go through the K-3 referral process.

Referral packets for the K-3 highly capable program are available in all elementary schools, and on the Snohomish School District websites in English, Spanish and Russian. The completed referral packet is due Wednesday, October 27 and can be turned in at your home school or the Snohomish School District office (drop box located by the main entrance) located at 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290. Click here to learn more.

If you have questions, you may contact Linda Varner at 360-563-7296 or email and Julie Francois at 360-563-7258.

Important Notice about 2021-2022 2nd & 3rd Grade Swim Program

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and limited swim lesson availability the past 18 months, this year's program will be open to district 2nd and 3rd grade students (2021-2022 school year). Participating district 3rd grade students must not have previously taken advantage of the program.


Dear Snohomish School District 2nd Grade (or 3rd Grade) Student and Family,

Did you know?

  • Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States1, and second among children in the state of Washington.2
  • Participation in formal swimming lessons may reduce the risk of drowning by as much as 88 percent among young children aged 1 to 4 years, who are at highest risk of drowning.3
  • Regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, helps control weight, reduces anxiety and stress, increases self-esteem, and may improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels.4

Swim for Life, a nonprofit organization, was formed by local community members who have a passion for enriching the lives of young people in our community. Its mission is to make young people safer in the water. To that end, we would like for you to know about our exciting partnership with Snohomish Aquatic Center.

Swim for Life is offering every 2nd or 3rd grader enrolled in the Snohomish School District a free session of group swim lessons at the Snohomish Aquatic Center for the 2021-2022 school year. (Note: Sessions are typically four or five weeks long, and classes are offered once or twice a week.) This community program is being funded through generous donations raised through Swim for Life. To download a flier of 2021-2022 swim lesson session dates, please click here.

The Snohomish Aquatic Center strives to provide a FUN environment in which children can play, learn, and grow, with safety being the primary focus. The progressive learn-to-swim program is designed to help swimmers of all ability levels become safe and proficient in the water, teach essential water safety skills, include opportunities for in-session advancement, and work around busy schedules. The skills learned will carry throughout the lives of many, ensuring healthy and safe habits.

For details on how to enroll your 2nd or 3rd grader in group lessons at Snohomish Aquatic Center, please see the FAQs. Please contact the Snohomish Aquatic Center at 360-568-8030 with any questions or concerns.

Important 2021-2022 School Year Dates

  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - First day of school
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - Half-day early release
  • Thursday, November 25-Friday, November 26, 2021 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Friday, December 17, 2021 - Half-day early release
  • Monday, December 20-Friday, December 31, 2021 - Winter Break
  • Monday, January 17, 2022 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Friday, February 18-Monday, February 21, 2022 - Mid-Winter Break
  • Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2022 - Spring Break
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285,; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282,

Classroom Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:35 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Early Dismissal every Friday 8:35 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

**Please make note of the early release time every Friday. If your student rides a bus home, they will be dropped off at their bus stop two hours earlier than their drop off time Monday - Thursday.**

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cascade View Contact Information

Kert Lenseigne, Proud Principal

Jill Perkins, Administrative Assistant

Amy Epperson, Main Office Secretary