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. (Official School Website with Staff Directory)

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 (Jennifer Seffernick) (or leave a message on the attendance line – 206-393-4180)
I have a question or concern about my child Your child’s teacher
I’m a new parent – there’s just way too much to remember!!! Who do I contact? New Family Liaison (for 2018/19 Kelly MacDicken)
I don’t seem to be receiving as many emails as other parents The Office Manager (Jennifer Seffernick) (school emails)
Your class liaisons (class emails)
(Wolf Howl/Cascade K8 PTSA Emails)
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 (Jennifer Seffernick)
Family Advocate (Susie Moore)
TLC Chair Andrea Petrusky
I want to teach an elective Elective Coordinator Erin Jacobson
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 (for 2018/19 Monica Swett)
I have an idea for a K-8 program, event, activity, focus, goal or priority Principal Chrisy
PTSA Co-chairs (for 2018/19 Heidi Loewen and Kelle Cross) 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 (for 2018/19 Monica Swett)
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 (for 2018/19 Rani Lanarelli)
I want to join the Cascade PTSA! Or I have a question about PTSA PTSA Co-chairs (for 2018/19 Heidi Loewen and Kelle Cross)
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 (Jennifer Seffernick)
I have a suggestion or question about parent group meetings, committees, or leadership roles PTSA Co-chairs (for 2018/19 Heidi Loewen and Kelle Cross)
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 Finance Chair (for 2018/19 Erin Reid) or PTSA Treasurers (for 2018/19 Caitlin Branston and Danny Grubb)
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 (for 2018/19 Rian Speidel)