Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year!

A big thank you to those families who have joined the Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA

for the 2022-23 school year!  If you haven't joined yet, but would like to, please click here to:

  • Renew your annual PTSA membership or JOIN PTSA!
  • Donate to the Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA.
  • Sign-Up to volunteer in one of our many open positions!
  • Pre-Order your student's 2022-23 Yearbook.

Upcoming Important Cougar Ridge Events

Monday, November 14th-Monday, November 28th - Caring Through Sharing Program. Details below. To donate, click here.

Friday, November 18th - Sunday, January 8th - Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink FUNdraiser - mention Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA during payment. Buy tickets and get more info here.

Monday, November 28th - Registration deadline for the 2022 Math Challenge Tournament (MCT). Detailed information about the 2022 MCT can be found here. 

Tuesday, November 29th 6:00 - 7:30PM - Bingo Family Night! To buy your tickets, please click here.

Wednesday, November 30th 4:00-7:00PM - Snapdoodle Fundraiser. Get your holiday shopping done and help support our PTSA! Snapdoodle will donate 20% of sales back to our PTSA.  

Wednesday and Thursday, November 30th & December 1st - Parent Teacher Conference - No school for students.

Saturday, December 3rd - 2022 National Math Challenge Tournament. All registered students can start the test anytime between 10am - 5pm PST (Pacific Standard Time).

Sunday, December 4th - Thursday, December 8th - Dining for Dollars at Tutta Bella. Info here.


Family Bingo Night is Back in Person!

November 29th, 2022

 

It's BACK!  Bingo night...in person in the MPR! Come and enjoy a wonderful night of pizza, great prizes for every round of bingo, and a fun time with your friends and family at our annual Cougar Ridge Family Bingo Night emceed by our own Principal Terry!

It is sure to be a night to remember!

Buy your tickets here.  In order to place the pizza order, the last day to buy tickets is Monday, November 28th by noon

Tickets will not be available at the door.

Reach out to Amy Finholm with any questions or if you would like to help out.  Also, we are looking for someone to chair this event next year and shadow Amy this year.  It’s a super fun, low commitment event to chair that fosters our incredible community here at CR!  Let Amy know if you are interested!


Caring Through Sharing (Holiday Gift Barn)

Monday, November 14th - Monday, November 28th

Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA is partnering with the Issaquah Food Bank Holiday Gift Barn to provide gift cards for those in need. Our school-wide goal this year is $5,000!  Students will be bringing home the gingerbread person flyer to decorate and return to school along with one or more $25 gift cards to stores like Target, Fred Meyer or Amazon.  As an alternative, families can donate through our PTSA website, QR on the flyer. Gingerbread people will decorate our giving village.  If you have any questions, please contact Jill McClellan 


 Be In The Know About Volunteering at Cougar Ridge Elementary!

Want to know about other volunteer opportunities at the school? Sign up for our volunteer interest list   (note: this requires an account on our PTSA website if you are not already registered).

Complete your Volunteer Application! Please also complete your Volunteer Application with the Issaquah School District and make sure you have Cougar Ridge Elementary School selected under school preferences. You must renew your volunteer application with ISD every year! 


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Bingo Family Night - Bingo Night in person is back! Please reach out to Amy Finholm with any questions or if you would like to help out.


Sign up for the 2022 National Math Challenge Tournament! This year's tournament will be held online on Saturday December 3, 2022. For more details, please click here.


Math Challenge 2022-23

Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA is excited to offer Math Challenge to all Cougar Ridge students. 

Math Challenge is a virtual enrichment program open to all K-5 students.

Click here to access the math challenge and submit your student's answers online.

Math Challenge is free and no-sign up is required.

The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!

Students that complete 12 or more challenges will earn an after school party and maybe even more prizes at the end of the school year!

Please contact Lana Williams with any questions. 

 


 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!  

2022-23 Open Board Positions
Open Board Positions for the 2022-23 School Year!
Help make 2022-23 school year a success! We are currently looking for: 
  • Co-Secretary
  • VP of Fundraising
  • VP of Membership
  • Co-VP of Service and Recognition
Click here for the detailed description of the positions. The Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA is also looking for chairs/co-chairs to support our great programs and events. If you're interested in learning more please contact Betty Ko. 
                                                 
We appreciate any help from our Cougar Ridge families!

Smith Brothers

Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA is partnering with Smith Brothers Farms to raise money!

Sign up here for grocery home delivery using our code, CREPTSA, to receive $15 in FREE GROCERIES and Smith Brothers Farms will donate $50 to Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA.

Join Smith Brothers Farms today! Smith Brothers Farms, the Puget Sound's homegrown dairy and grocery home delivery brand, is continuing their legacy of partnering with local schools. Donations support local programs, education, and extra-curricular activities in our community. 

Donations accumulate with each new sign-up!


PTSA Weekly Newsletter - Bobcat Blast

Sign Up for PTSA Weekly Newsletter, the Bobcat Blast!

Thanks for visiting our Cougar Ridge Elementary 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: community@cougarridgeptsa.org.

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Ice Skating

Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA FUNdraising Opportunity

Bellevue Ice Skating⛸⛸

Go ice skating with your family and friends for a fun winter activity and when you mention Cougar Ridge Elementary a $3 donation for each paid admission will be donated to Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA. 

November 18th, 2022-January 8th, 2023

Buy tickets and get more info here


Green Team News!

Green Team News

Hello 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students!

Does your child have a passion for being green? Would they be interested in helping our school be more green? If so, we’d love to have them as a member of our school’s GREEN TEAM? 

Green Team will meet once a month. For the first trimester we will meet on the 3rd Thursdays from 8:00-9:00 in the lunchroom or room 162 (TBD). Here are our first 3 dates: 10/20/22, 11/17/2022, and 12/15/2022.

If your child is interested in joining, please click on the link to complete an application. Please direct any questions to Mrs. Christensen.


Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
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Blast is Back!

We want to know what you are interested in learning about our school community, what questions you have, and what ideas you would like to share!  Please Blast it Back to your PTSA!


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Caring Through Sharing
Caring Through Sharing

Date:
Thu 11/10 - Mon 11/28

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The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!
The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!

Date:
Fri 11/18 - Wed 12/7

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Math Challenge is a virtual enrichment program open to all K-5 students.

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The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!
The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!

Date:
Fri 11/18 - Wed 12/7

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Math Challenge is a virtual enrichment program open to all K-5 students.

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6:00p Bingo Night
Bingo Night

Date:
Tuesday, November 29
Time:
6:00p - 7:00p
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The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!
The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!

Date:
Fri 11/18 - Wed 12/7

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Math Challenge is a virtual enrichment program open to all K-5 students.

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Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences

Date:
Wed 11/30 - Thu 12/1
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4:00p Snapdoodle Fundraiser
Snapdoodle Fundraiser

Date:
Wednesday, November 30
Time:
4:00p - 7:00p
Where:
Snapdoodle store

Do your holiday shopping at Snapdoodle during the fundraiser hours and they will donate 20% of the sales to our PTSA!
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The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!
The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!

Date:
Fri 11/18 - Wed 12/7

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Math Challenge is a virtual enrichment program open to all K-5 students.

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Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences

Date:
Wed 11/30 - Thu 12/1
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The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!
The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!

Date:
Fri 11/18 - Wed 12/7

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Math Challenge is a virtual enrichment program open to all K-5 students.

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10:00a Math Challenge Tournament
Math Challenge Tournament

Date:
Saturday, December 3
Time:
10:00a - 5:00p
Where:
Online

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10:00a Dining for Dollars Fundraiser
Dining for Dollars Fundraiser

Date:
Sun 12/4 - Thu 12/8
Time:
10:00a - 10:00p
Where:
Tutta Bella

Dining for Dollars at Tutta Bella. Info here.
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The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!
The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!

Date:
Fri 11/18 - Wed 12/7

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Math Challenge is a virtual enrichment program open to all K-5 students.

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10:00a Dining for Dollars Fundraiser
Dining for Dollars Fundraiser

Date:
Sun 12/4 - Thu 12/8
Time:
10:00a - 10:00p
Where:
Tutta Bella

Dining for Dollars at Tutta Bella. Info here.
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The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!
The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!

Date:
Fri 11/18 - Wed 12/7

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Math Challenge is a virtual enrichment program open to all K-5 students.

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10:00a Dining for Dollars Fundraiser
Dining for Dollars Fundraiser

Date:
Sun 12/4 - Thu 12/8
Time:
10:00a - 10:00p
Where:
Tutta Bella

Dining for Dollars at Tutta Bella. Info here.
ics:
The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!
The 5th Math Challenge is open on 11/18 until 12/7/22!

Date:
Fri 11/18 - Wed 12/7

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Math Challenge is a virtual enrichment program open to all K-5 students.

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10:00a Dining for Dollars Fundraiser
Dining for Dollars Fundraiser

Date:
Sun 12/4 - Thu 12/8
Time:
10:00a - 10:00p
Where:
Tutta Bella

Dining for Dollars at Tutta Bella. Info here.
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10:00a Dining for Dollars Fundraiser
Dining for Dollars Fundraiser

Date:
Sun 12/4 - Thu 12/8
Time:
10:00a - 10:00p
Where:
Tutta Bella

Dining for Dollars at Tutta Bella. Info here.
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12:00p ParentWiser: Smart but Scattered
ParentWiser: Smart but Scattered

Date:
Friday, December 9
Time:
12:00p - 1:00p
Where:
online
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