Cascade Heights Public Charter School

Falcon Flash: Week of March 3, 2016

03 March 2016 Written by   Debra Dietch, Communication Coordinator

In this issue: Family Reading Night / BoB winners announced / Super Readers Club / Kindergarten lottery / Remember eye glasses & Box Tops / NON & Wax Museum / PTA Spring Gala / Class basket themes / 


Please join us for Family Reading Night on Thursday, March 3, starting at 6:30 pm

Adult/child pairs will first go to classrooms to participate in two sessions of literacy fun. At 7:30, we will gather in the gym for birthday cake and to watch an exhibition Battle of the Books between students and teachers!
Please note that children MUST be accompanied by an adult in each session. Some sessions are full but a few still have openings here and there. So if you did not sign up but would like to participate, come on down!


Closest BoB battle in Falcon history

Today, fourth grade and sixth grade battled it out for the title of 2016 Battle of the Books champion. In the closest battle in Falcon history, 6th grade beat out 4th grade by only 4 points! The final score was 4th grade, 67 points, and 6th grade, 71 points. Congratulations to Mr. Vieira's 6th grade class and everyone who participated in this year's Battle of the Books!


Every day from 2:45 to 3:15pm

Cascade Heights is looking for volunteers to visit our new library and listen to one of our wonderful Falcons read a book to them. Readers will be awaiting your arrival in the library at 2:45pm and will return to class at 3:15pm. Please join us any day that works for you!

What is Super Reader Club?

As educators and parents, one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is a love of reading. Research shows there are many benefits. Reading is the key that opens the door into every subject and leads to success in school and beyond. Students who read more become more literate members of society. Research also indicates that student choice (independently choosing what to read) is a strong motivating factor to increase voluntary reading. Super Reader Club is one way we can offer children the opportunity to choose a book to read for fun outloud to someone. More opportunities to read are more opportunities to improve skills and gain confidence.

“…reading transforms the lives of individuals – whatever their social circumstances. Regular reading not only boosts the likelihood of an individual’s academic and economic success… The statistics confirm: Books change lives.” (Gioia 2007)
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


March 11 at 7:45 am in the office

The deadline for applications has passed. Applications received after the deadline will be included in all future lotteries. All lotteries are open to the public; however, families do not need to attend to be eligible for acceptance and will not be able to accept the offer for enrollment at the lottery. All families will receive a letter notifying them of the results of the lottery with directions on accepting if they have been offered a position. Deadline for acceptance is March 28 at 4pm.

We look forward to welcoming the next class of Falcons!


Every contribution counts

Collection containers are in classrooms and office. Share the word with your family and friends. Grandparents are often great Box Top collectors. THANKS for your support!


Save the date: Thursday, April 28th

This is a highlight of our school year and the culmination of major history projects for 4th (Oregon Wax Museum), 6th, 7th and 8th grades (Night of the Notables). Please plan on joining us - the children will be excited to share their hard work with you!


2016 PTA Spring Gala Auction
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Camp Withycombe

The Spring Gala is the main fundraiser of the year for CHPCS-PTA. PTA assists with funding for our school’s enrichment programs and special projects. Tickets will be available for sale soon! More information regarding the event, including sponsors, donations, volunteering, and forms, is available on our website at


Each class is being asked to do a themed basket to be auctioned off at the PTA Spring Gala. Families may donate items that fit their class motif. The items will be packaged in a nice basket and sold at the silent auction to the highest bidder. If you have donations that fit another classes’ basket, you are more than welcome to bring those in as well. The theme for each grade is:
Kindergarten: Game Night
1st: Camping
2nd: Spa
3rd: Gardening
4th: Zombie Apocalypse
5th: Staycation
6th: Wine & Cheese
7th: Picnic
8th: Fiber Arts

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