Common Questions (And Who To Ask For Answers)

Communicating with the people below models these skills for your children: choosing and using resources, assuming the best, having an attitude of inquiry and wonderment, practicing teamwork and cooperation, applying creativity, solving problems, advocating for one’s own needs, working towards improvement and positive change, and honoring and valuing the distinct roles and responsibilities in our community.

Please note: Anytime the “who” is “Your child’s teacher”, the “when” is always outside of the school day.

What’s on your mind? You should talk to…
I need to let the school know that my child will be absent or tardy The Office Manager (or leave a message on the attendance line)
I have a question or concern about my child Your child’s teacher
I don’t seem to be receiving as many emails as other parents The Office Manager (school emails)
Your class liaisons (class emails)
Elena Kou (Wolf Howl/Cascade K8 PTSA)
I have an idea for a “mini-class” that I would like to teach Your child’s teacher
I need help, support or accommodations because of a family situation Your class liaisons
Your child’s teacher, Principal Chrisy or the Office Manager
Family Advocate
TLC Chair
I want to teach an elective Elective Coordinator
I want to volunteer in my child’s classroom at a specific time Your class liaisons
I want to help with an existing special event Volunteer Coordinator (Ginger Villanueva)
I have an idea for a K-8 program, event, activity, focus, goal or priority Chrisy – Principal
PTSA Co-chairs (Steven Ball/Autumn Sakai) Present it at the Repbod meeting.
I have a question or need more information about class curriculum Your child’s teacher
I need some suggestions on how to contribute my volunteer hours Volunteer Coordinator (Ginger Villanueva)
I am wondering about upcoming school events (Market Day, Spring Camp, Arts Fest, etc.) Your class liaisons
I have questions about Pledge / I need to change our payments Pledge Coordinator (Tracy Hughes)
I want to join the Cascade PTSA! Or I have a question about PTSA Sherry Edwards
I don’t remember what week I signed up to bring snack to class Your class liaisons
I have a question or concern about a district policy or requirement Principal Chrisy or the Office Manager
I have a suggestion or question about parent group meetings, committees, or leadership roles PTSA Co-chairs (Autumn Sakai/Steven Ball)
I have a question or concern about a teacher decision or something I observed at school Your child’s teacher and/or Principal Chrisy
I have a question about school rules, discipline, my child’s or another student’s behavior Your child’s teacher and/or Principal Chrisy
I have a question about Cascade K-8 District budget or budget policy Principal Chrisy
I have a question about the Cascade K-8 PTSA budget or budget policy PTSA Treasurers (Erin Reid/Diana Jyoti)
I am wondering how best to help support student behavior when I am volunteering at school Your child’s teacher
I have a great idea for a fundraiser Fundraising Chair (Sean McGuire)
I’m a new parent – there’s just way too much to remember!!! Who do I contact? New Family Liaison (Kelle Cross)