Upcoming Important Cougar Ridge 2022 Dates - Mark your Calendars NOW!

Friday, January 21st, 10 AM Coffee and Questions with Mr. Terry (see Bobcat Blast for Zoom link)

Wednesday, January 26th – Spirit Day – Team Sports Day! 

Friday, January 28th - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

See full ISD Calendar Here 


Join the Cougar Ridge PTSA for 2021-22 Today!

You may now purchase your 2021-2022 Cougar Ridge PTSA membership by clicking here.  This will also be your opportunity to donate to the Art Docent fund and purchase yearbooks. Remember that if you want access to a school directory you must be a PTSA member. We welcome your support - thank you!


 Sign Up for PTSA Weekly Newsletter, the Bobcat Blast!

Thanks for visiting our CR PTSA website. We hope you can find useful information about our school and community here.  Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter, the Bobcat Blast.  You do not have to be a member to sign up!  Please click here for instructions on how to sign up. 
 
If you are new to the school, please feel free to reach out to us: face@cougarridgeptsa.org.

 

Staff Favorite Things List

We are so thankful for our wonderful teachers and staff.  Check out their favorite things on our PTSA website. 


Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION PROCESS – All volunteers in Issaquah Schools are required to complete the ANNUAL Volunteer Application for the current school year.  Click here for instructions and allow one week to process prior to any volunteer time at the school.

Ready to put your creative juices to work while showing our staff our appreciation? – You could head up Staff Appreciation Week this spring.  You will have a committee and a budget.  Not sure you're quite ready to take the leap?  Shadow Dorothy Davis and Jill McClellan who are leading this year's effort and will show you the ropes. Contact Jenny Adlakha with questions or to express interest.

Angel Program New for 2022! – Angel Programs have been created across ISD to support families in the school community experiencing temporary or ongoing financial hardship.  Our school counselor and nurses can help these families access community resources, meanwhile, volunteers like you can help fulfill immediate needs.  Families, students, and volunteers all remain anonymous.  Currently, we have gathered some groceries from the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, and would love to supplement with some fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, bread, and jam.  If you would like to participate as an Angel Donor, please use this SignUpGenius.  For questions, please email the school nurse, Danielle Kolesnikov.  Drop offs will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at the Cougar Ridge office.

Sign-up to be an Art Volunteer! – Art Docent is returning to Cougar Ridge as soon as ISD moves us to Phase 2 volunteers.  We will be in touch as soon as we get word from ISD with next steps.  Please sign-up here to be an art volunteer in your student's classroom.  

Interested in volunteering on campus at the school? – Cougar Ridge is still looking for help supervising outdoor lunch/recess on Thursdays 1pm-3pm and Fridays 11am-1pm.  This would be a once-a-week commitment.  Contact Julie Chang if interested!


Contribute Pictures to the Yearbook!

We are collecting photos throughout the year so that we can create a fun and memorable yearbook for the 2021-2022 school year.  Check out the weekly Blast to see which photos we are currently collecting.  Photos can be uploaded at anytime to the link provided in the Blast or to the link below:

https://paulahobbs.smugmug.com/upload/8M2Msx/CougarRidgeParentUpload

Please make sure all photos are of current Cougar Ridge students. 

Last day to upload photos and to purchase yearbooks will be March 31, 2022 due to Dorian’s submission and printing timeline so don’t delay in uploading photos and purchasing your yearbook. 

Have you purchased your yearbook? – Don’t miss out on this hardcover collection of pictures to help your child remember their year at Cougar Ridge.  If you did not already purchase one when you joined the PTSA, click here to order.  You can check to see if you purchased your yearbook by going to My Account then scroll down to Orders.  Don’t delay - prices will increase on January 31st.  Questions?  Contact Ellen Kwor.


Save the Date - 5th Grade Camp 2022!

January 2022 Update: 5th Grade Camp is still scheduled for April 29th - May 1st, 2022, but due to the current situation with the COVID-19 Omicron variant, we are delaying camp registration to February 2022.  Please stay tune for additional details and updates. 

For more information or planning details, please visit here.   


Job Postings at ISD

Issaquah School District is in great need of paraprofessionals to work across the school district. If you are interested in a regular, contracted paraprofessional position and meet the educational requirements, we encourage you to apply for any of the open positions you are interested in here: 

https://issaquahjobs.hrmplus.net/JobOpenings.aspx

If you know of anyone you think would be great, please help us spread the word! It’s a wonderful way to give back to your community. 

The educational requirements are:

·       An Associate’s degree (AA) accredited in the US, OR

·       two years of study equivalent to 72 quarter credits accredited in the US, OR

·       an Educational Testing Service ParaPro Assessment documenting a score of 461 or higher


Amazon Library Wish List

Our Cougar Ridge Librarian, Mrs. Hembree, has been asked by many families how they can support the school. One new way is our Cougar Ridge Library Amazon Wish List. These are titles she would love to add to our library collection.  Please order through the website, and it will be send directly to the school.  Thank you for supporting our library program and for fostering a love of reading in your student! Many thanks from Mrs. Hembree!


 

Cougar Ridge Green Team News 

Recycle! The Cougar Ridge Green Team and PTSA are proud to announce that we have a recycling bin for markers, pens, and pencils. It will be located outside the front door. Please be sure to only put pens, markers and pencils in this box. Thank you for doing your part to help protect our planet!  


Returning to School 2021-2022 Handbook and COVID FAQ

FAQ and Welcome Back Orientation

CR COVID Family Handbook 2021-22

COVID Flow Chart

COVID Info Update 

ISD FAQ 2021-22

 

Parent/Student Handbook 2021-22

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No School - Martin Luther King, Jr Day
No School - Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Date:
Monday, January 17
7:00p Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA General Meeting
Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA General Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, January 18
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
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zoom meeting

Cougar Ridge Elem. PTSA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA General Meeting January 2022
Time: Jan 18, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 825 4666 4251
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No School - Teacher Work Day
No School - Teacher Work Day

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Friday, January 28
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