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    A spring book fair from Phinney Books is coming to Cascadia on Monday, May 6th! The book fair will run all day during school hours and continue until about 4 pm. All classes will have an opportunity to visit the book fair and students can purchase books at that time. Please remind students to bring money to school and keep it in a safe place. I would recommend not sending kids with large amounts of cash though. 20% of all sales will go back to Cascadia as store credit. We're thankful for our neighbors, partners and fellow readers at Phinney Books!
    Posted by msbodmer  On Apr 23, 2019 at 10:32 PM
    Last week, local author (and Cascadia parent) Julie Kim visited the library. She spoke to us about her book Where's Halmoni? This connected well to the Culture Night event that occurred later that evening as she spoke to us about the characters and her own cultural identity. She even demonstrated the creative process she uses when illustrating her books! We are so thankful that she shared her amazing talent with us.
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    Posted by msbodmer  On Apr 17, 2019 at 2:11 PM

    Cascadia Poem in Your Pocket Day, Thursday April 25th

    Poem in Your Pocket Day is a fun way to celebrate National Poetry Month. On this day, all students are encouraged to select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others on the bus, at school, on the playground, in bookstores, libraries, parks, anywhere! This can be an original poem (maybe one submitted for the school-wide poetry contest) or just a fun poem you love. I can't wait to hear what poetry inspires you!

    Posted by msbodmer  On Apr 17, 2019 at 12:17 PM
    This Monday, the Cascadia team, the Alpha Avocados, competed at the semi-finals round of the Global Reading Challenge. This is a reading trivia challenge for fourth and fifth graders put together by the Seattle Public Library. There were ten teams at our semi-finals round, representing other Seattle elementary schools. The Alpha Avocados did great, only missing two questions! They played well together as a team and had fun in the process. Although there was a three way tie for first, The Alpha Avocados came in second. I am proud of all of their hard work, preparation and sportsmanship! I can't wait for next year!
    Posted by msbodmer  On Mar 05, 2019 at 12:32 PM


    Zine Artists Visit Cascadia  

    This Wednesday, January 23rd, several members of the local zine community will be at Cascadia to present to 5th graders. These are all local cartoonists and zine creators who will talk about why zines are their chosen art form, how they use zines to tell their stories, and who they are. They will relate the talk back to The First Rule of Punk by Cecelia Perez, which is a Global Reading Challenge book this year. We look forward to their visit!

    Cecelia Perez will be in Seattle this weekend!

    Saturday, January 26 at 3rd place Books, Ravenna at 7 PM:

    Sunday, January 27 at the Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium from 2-3 PM. 
    Doors open 30 minutes before the event. The first 3 rows of seats will be reserved for families accompanying a Global Reading Challenge Reader until 10 minutes before the event starts.

    Posted by msbodmer  On Jan 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Many 4th and 5th graders are hard at work, studying for the Cascadia Global Reading Challenge. Each team of 7 students is reading a set of books and becoming experts. Our teams will all compete against one another in a trivia-style game on February 1st from 1:30-2:25 p.m. in the library. Parents and community members are invited! The winning team will advance to the semi-finals round where they will compete against the winners from other elementary schools in Seattle. Good luck, Dragons!!

    All students are learning about MLK and the importance of his life and work. We will be reflecting on what our own dreams for freedom and equality look like. Many of these will be shared at our school assembly next Wednesday.
    Posted by msbodmer  On Jan 10, 2019 at 2:19 PM
    Inviting all Students, Staff, and Community Members to read harder and participate in the Extreme Reader Challenge from December 21st to  January 15th.

    1. You must be reading.
    2. You need to have evidence in the form of a photo.
    3. You need to send the photo with your name to Ms. Bodmer.

    THAT'S IT!
    You will be entered into the competition for prizes. All Entries are welcome. START READING!
    Posted by msbodmer  On Dec 13, 2018 at 10:31 AM
    Thank you all for visiting the fall book fair! We raised money for new library books and donated 20 new STEM books to the Emerson Elementary library! It was very successful indeed. Likewise, we had a successful author visit the week before break. Local author, David Kennedy McCulloch, shared his book series with 3rd and 4th graders. We especially enjoyed listening to him read-aloud! We have five copies of the first book, Blackhope Scar, in the library, but you can also find his books on Amazon.
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    Posted by msbodmer  On Nov 30, 2018 at 3:20 PM
    The fall Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Cascadia during conferences again this year! Monday, November 19th 9:00-6:30 and Tuesday, November 20th 8:30-4:30. Feel free to drop off your school-age children in the library while you attend conferences. You can buy a book to support our library or our sister school, Emerson Elementary School, on your way out. You can also visit the online fair here.
    I hope to see you there. Happy reading!!
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    Posted by msbodmer  On Nov 13, 2018 at 8:45 AM

    What's happening in the library this November? A lot!! Global Reading Challenge, an author visit, a read-aloud "Battle of the Books" and a book fair! 4th and 5th graders will have the chance to participate in the Global Reading Challenge run by the Seattle Public Library (more info will be sent home in early November). Local author, David McCulloch, will visit with grades 3-5 on November 16th. Check out his book, Wullie the Mahaar Gome, on Amazon! On November 2nd, Seattle Public Library's, Erin Mohering brought her "Battle of the Books" to Cascadia. Students in grades 1-2  listened to some great picture books and voted for their favorite! Finally, the Scholastic Book Fair will be back during Parent-Teacher conferences. The library and book fair will be open and available during conferences. Feel free to drop off your school age kids while you conference and buy a book on you way out! Proceeds go towards our book budget for the year. 

    Posted by aewallace  On Nov 06, 2018 at 3:42 PM
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