Cascade Heights Public Charter School

Falcon Flash: Week of April 9, 2015

09 April 2015 Written by   Debra Dietch, Communication Coordinator

In this issue:  Staff vs Middle School Basketball Game/ Last chance for Lost & Found and Yearbook / Pancake Breakfast /  2nd Annual Spring Cleaning / China Trip 2016 /  2015-16 Kindergarten Class / State Testing / Spring Gala Dinner & Auction 


Thursday, April 9, 6:30 to 7:30pm

$1 gets you in the door to watch the student team as they try to dethrone the reigning champions, our staff.

Snacks, raffle, prizes, and fun games! Don’t miss it!

Our Lost and Found Overfloweth

Last chance to retrieve AWOL items will be at Basketball Game

Lost and Found items will be brought to the front halls for the middle school vs. teacher basket ball game,Thursday, April 9 @ 6:30 . All items left at the end of the evening will be donated to a worthy cause.  Be sure to take a look for your AWOL clothing, lunch box, water bottle, etc.


We need your photos!

If you have any yearbook worthy photos of Kindergarten through 8th grade, please get them to Mrs. Marlatt by Friday, April 10th. You can email them or bring them in on a CD or drive. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Saturday, April 18, 8 to 11

This is 8th Grade’s final fundraiser for Ashland. Tickets are $5.00 per person for a short stack of pancakes and juice or coffee. Ticket order forms will go home this afternoon with your student. In order to make their fundraising goal, 8th grade needs to sell about 200 tickets. So invite all your family and friends and fuel up before Spring Cleaning!

8th grade would also welcome your donations or volunteer time for this event. For more information, contact Mrs. Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mrs. Lehman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Saturday, April 18, 9 to 4

Please come help spruce up the school! Drop in any time between 9 and 4 and check the “Help Our Campus Stay Beautiful” board in the main hall (next to the Science Lab). Pick a card with a project that interests you or look around and pick something that needs doing. When your project is complete, put the card in the blue envelope.

Inside jobs, outside jobs, big jobs, little jobs, there is a job for everyone. Bring the whole family and a picnic lunch (no childcare provided). Students who participate will get a homework pass and service hours will be signed off.

Here are some tools and supplies that will be needed. If you can think of anything else, bring it. (Or if there is something you particularly like doing, bring the tools for it and dig in!)

  • Gardening tools: hoe, rake, leaf rake, shovel, weeding tools, gloves, blower, mower, string trimmer, big garbage bags, litter grabber...
  • Cleaning supplies: all purpose cleaner, disinfectant cleaner, windex, rubber gloves, rags, paper towels, squeegee, bucket, long handled duster, shop vac...
  • Tools for a special project: paint brush, step ladder, power washer, flowering plants for beds...

Last year was a great success and we hope even more families will participate this year. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Currey: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mrs. Haight has some projects coming up that require newspapers. If you have an extra newspaper or two, would you mind dropping it off in the Art Room? Thank you in advance!


Planning Meeting on April 29 at 8:00 AM

How time has flown! Only two more months until the end of the school year. We have talked about taking our middle students to our sister school in China during the spring of 2016 for a long time. This event won't be able to happen without your support.

All parents of middle school Chinese students are invited to join our planning meeting for "Trip to China 2016 Spring Break" in the CHPCS Library on April 29th, 2015 at 8:00 am, right after morning drop-off. Hope to see you all there!!

Thank you, 
Wenny Laoshi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Chinese Teacher at CHPCS


Acceptance documents are due Monday, April 13 by 4:00pm

Please also note: The previously published date of the Parent Orientation Meeting has been changed. The new date is Tuesday, April 28 from 6:30 to 7:30pm. This is a required meeting for all families who have Kindy students starting in the coming year (September of 2015). Please make arrangements for at least one family member to attend. See below for the full list of required upcoming meetings and classes.

Kindergarten 2015-16 Important Dates

  • Acceptance documents due: April 13, 4:00pm
  • Parent Orientation Meeting: April 28, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Come to Kindergarten Camp (see attached flyer): August 17-20, 8:30 to noon
  • Riggs training for parents: TBA
  • Love and Logic Parenting Class: TBA
  • First day of school - half day only: Sep. 8, 8:00 - 11:00am

Download our Kindergarten Orientation flyer


Support your Falcons during testing season by:

  • Discussing the importance of these tests and encouraging children to take their time and do their best.
  • Making sure they get a good night’s sleep.
  • Focusing on good nutrition and packing a healthy lunch. Hard working brains get hungry!
  • Also send them with a healthy snack every day.
  • Cut back as much as possible on extra-curricular activities the evening before test days to reduce stress.

If you have any questions, or want to know the days your children are scheduled for testing, contact your classroom teachers.


Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 6:30 in the evening

This event, spearheaded by the PTA, will be our main fundraiser of the year. Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple (over 21 only).

We hope every family will be able to join us in this community fundraising activity. You can help by soliciting donations of items to be auctioned (all items large and small are welcome). We also hope you will attend and invite family, friends and others as guests.

The handbook and other downloadable documents, including sample solicitation letters, can be found at Please read over the Auction Handbook to see how we can all join together to support our students at CHPCS!

Beautiful, full size, color posters are available in the office. Put them up at work, local community boards, businesses you patronize, or anywhere else you can think of to help spread the word.

If you have questions, please email PTA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or attend the upcoming PTA meeting on Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 pm.

Thank you for making our auction a success!

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