Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12

Parents Association

Cascades Academy is lucky to have a very active Parents Association that provides support to the community as a whole. The role of the PA is to:

  • Provide support for the mission of the school.
  • Present family perspective on issues and policies as a liaison between families and the school.
  • Create and provide opportunities for communication within the school community.
  • Provide support resources and a forum for families.
  • Raise funds on a small scale to support the mission of the Parents Association.

Meetings

PA meetings are held monthly. All are welcome to attend. To accommodate as many schedules as possible, several times a year, an evening meeting will also be offered within in a few days of the regular morning meeting. PA Class Representatives will attend these meetings and distribute the minutes to their assigned classes via email. One of the best ways to get engaged in the school community is through participation in the Parents Association.

Volunteering

Volunteer hours can be served in a variety of jobs, on campus as well as at home. Cascades Academy requests a minimum of 40 hours per family per year. Volunteer opportunities are announced in the school’s weekly newsletter. Each time you complete volunteer hours, please record them at Track it Forward. Hours will be tallied in the spring to ensure that you have time to complete them before the end of the year. If you have any questions please contact Jess Byron in the Front Office.

Community Building

The PA plays an important role in building community within the school. Before school begins in the fall, the Parents Association Class Representatives will organize back to school gatherings for each class. In addition, the PA hosts weekly "Welcome Walks" every Tuesday morning from September-November (weather permitting) to allow parents to get some fresh air together and get to know each other while walking to Tumalo State Park.

Fundraisers

The PA is responsible for several on-going fundraisers that are a great asset to the school:

Market of Choice eScrip

When making purchases at Market of Choice, 4% of your sale can be donated back to Cascades Academy. Simply register your credit or debit card through eScrip to get started!

AmazonSmile

When making purchases through Amazon.com, you can designate 0.5% of your purchase to go to Cascades Academy. Simply login at smile.amazon.com and select Cascades Academy. Be sure to always start your shopping at the Smile site for the school to receive the benefit of your purchases.


Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Fred Meyer will donate a portion of your purchases to the school of your choice when using your Fred Meyer Rewards Card. Sign up here.

Original Artworks

Parents may order a variety of items ranging from mugs to mouse pads emblazoned with their child’s artwork. Order forms are sent home and due back quickly so that items are delivered before Winter Break. These items make great holiday gifts and raise a substantial amount of money for our Art Program.

Scholastic Book Fair

Every year our students have the opportunity to purchase books through the Scholastic Book Fair. A percentage of these purchases comes back to the school.

Strictly Organic Coffee Sales

Strictly Organic Coffee beans are available to be ordered on a weekly basis next to the front office. A percentage of each bag ordered comes back to the school. Order coffee here.