Cascade Heights Public Charter School

Falcon Flash 08/27/2014

26 August 2014 Written by  
Falcon Flash 08/27/2014

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!

This Thursday, 8/28, is Open House.

Open House is an opportunity for students and families to drop off supplies, get a feel for the classroom, ask quick questions, and say hello to friends. Classrooms will be open from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. If that time slot does not work for you, you are more than welcome to bring supplies on the first day of school.

Tuesday, September 2nd is the first day of school for Kindergarten ONLY! Students should arrive at 7:45 a.m. in uniform with shirts tucked in, with their supplies (if not dropped off on Thursday), snack and water bottle. They will be dismissed at noon from the area by the front door of the school. Please wait along the curb in your car. You may review the car line information on our website for more information: Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, September 3rd is the first day of school for all students in First through Eighth Grades. This weekend is a great time to review the uniform policy, get those white shirts out of storage, and take inventory of healthy items for lunches. Our uniform policy and healthy food policy can be found at in the CHPCS Parent Student Handbook. The most troublesome items tend to be nail polish (none), skirt length (touching the knees), shirts (tucked in), and shoes (only white, black, or brown). Students should arrive at 7:45 a.m. with their supplies (if not dropped off on Thursday), lunch, snack, water bottle, and summer homework. Keep in mind that car line on the first day can take a few minutes longer than usual. If you’re planning to park, please make sure you park in a legal parking spot. We want everyone to have a safe and pleasant first morning.

Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, September 4th. Teachers will be presenting information about class content, policies, procedures, trips, fundraising, and will have sign ups for conferences. Eighth grade will have a concession stand for the evening - their first fundraiser of the year.



Healthy Foods for Healthy Children

Our healthy food policy applies to all snacks and lunches. We believe that healthy foods help students be their best and builds healthy bones and brains. That is why we ask that cookies, cakes, chips, fruit snacks, etc. remain at home. Whole grains, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and lean meats allow students to function optimally throughout the day. If you need ideas for healthy and easy to pack options please ask your teacher! If your student is planning to have school lunch, you can deposit money in their account at or send a check made out to NC12 with your student’s name on the memo line in an envelope. Our healthy food policy can be found at in the CHPCS Parent Student Handbook under Nutrition Policy (pg 36).

Free and reduced meals can be applied for here. We encourage all families who might possibly qualify to apply. The application is free and only takes a few minutes.



Welcome to the Falcon Community!

We are pleased to welcome some wonderful new faces to our school staff: Ms. Kaitlyn Devlin will be teaching First Grade, Mr. Luke Viera will be taking over Sixth Grade and Mrs. Jamie Waroff will be our new Music teacher. If you have a chance, please introduce yourself. 



Our website and other resources

Our webmaster, Greg Dorr (Stella-K, Charlie-2nd, Maggie-5th) has been hard at work updating our website. Check it out!

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