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    COUGAR RIDGE PTSA NEWSLETTER                                                                               JANUARY 2011

   For the parents, staff, and community of Cougar Ridge Elementary                                             VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4



         2010–2011                                                 President’s Message
            PTSA
    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE          Happy New Year’s greetings! I hope that you were all able to relax and enjoy time with
                                 your families over our Winter Holiday break. Like many of you may have done, I set new
   President:
      Sally Feldman              resolutions and goals for 2011. And, now that everyone is back into the routine of school,
   Executive Vice President:     work and activities, hopefully you are finding you are able to stick with them. I am doing
      Sari Israel
   Co-Treasurers:                well on some, falling short on others.
      Blyth Claeys
      Elizabeth McIntyre         As well as a time to set personal goals, the start of the new calendar year puts us nearly
   Secretary:                    half-way through the school year and is a fitting time to check on the goals of the PTSA.
      Kari Alexander
   Co-VPs Outreach:
                                 We have met our goal of 100% PTSA membership (but we always have room for more
      Becky Gordon               members!). We are continually working to update the Cougar Ridge PTSA website (http://
      Victoria Evans             www.cougarridgeptsa.org) with current information. We have also discussed several ways
   VP Communications:
      Sara Carmichael            to meet our goals of adapting to the changing needs of our school community and increased
   VPs Ways & Means:             involvement in PTSA activities.
      Tricia Jerue
   VP Programs:                  At our January General Membership meeting we announced a change in our fundraising
      Jennifer Shields
   VP Service & Recognition:     plans for the upcoming year. We believe that, among other things, this change will help us
      Stacey Eastern             to meet the above goals. A dedicated and enthusiastic group of PTSA Board members met
                                 and discussed a variety of options for fundraising. They have put together a plan that
   Newsletter Coordinator:
     Sara Carmichael             includes exciting changes for the 2011-12 school year, including the first annual Cougar
                                 Ridge Walk-A-Thon and a Spring-time social event for parents only. You can find more
                                 details in this newsletter.
                                 We are also in the process of forming our leadership team for the 2011-12 school year. Our
                                 nominating committee (Amy Gorey, Diana Henneuse and Dorothy Liu) was elected at our
                                 December meeting and they are beginning to seek out interested PTSA members who are
                                 willing to lend their talents and time to join next year’s Executive Committee. Please
                                 consider giving back to your school community through the PTSA Board next year – it’s a
                                 great way to get involved!
                                 Sally Feldman
                                 2010-11 Cougar Ridge PTSA President



                                       Caring Through Sharing—Behind the Gingerbread Village
                                 Thank you to the Cougar Ridge community for your outstanding response to the
                                 annual PTSA-sponsored Caring Through Sharing program. Here's a look at how
Find committee information,
                                 Cougar Ridge helps those in need in Issaquah with Caring Through Sharing.
      financials, and
     other information           We receive information about families and their needs from the Issaquah Food Bank. We
       on the web at:            aim to help 100 people—this year that meant serving 28 families. The PTSA Caring Through
                                 Sharing (CTS) Committee meets to create a gift request list based on the stated needs of
www.cougarridgeptsa.org
                                 the families. We try to procure clothing, shoes or boots, and some sort of entertainment
                                                                                                                    (Continued on page 8)



          Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA 2.6.8   ◊   4630 167th Avenue SE Bellevue WA 98006   ◊   425.837.7300    ◊   597 Members
COUGAR RIDGE PTSA NEWSLETTER                                                                    JANUARY 2011 - PAGE 2


        Meeting Notice                                        Meeting Highlights—January 18, 2011
        PTSA General                           •     Tricia Jerue presented the new PTSA fundraising plan for the 2011-2012
                                                     school year. The plan eliminates the auction and features two new
      Membership/Board                               events. See related article below.
          Meeting                              •     Volunteers are needed to help at the Sunset Elementary PTA Auction on
                                                     March 19, 2011, at the Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue and
                                                     at the Newcastle Elementary PTSA Auction on April 30, 2011, also at the
                                                     Meydenbauer Center. Sunset, Newcastle, and Cougar Ridge PTAs
 Tuesday, February 15, 2011                          typically provide volunteer helpers for each other’s auctions. Contact
  8:45 A.M.     Portable 3                           Stacey Eastern, stacey@easternfamily.net, if you would like to help.
                                               •     PTA Golden Acorn and Outstanding Advocate nominations are open.
                                                     Nomination forms will be distributed through Kid Mail on January 20.
   Everyone is welcome and                           Return completed forms to the Cougar Ridge office no later than Friday,
    encouraged to attend!                            February 4. Descriptions of the awards are included on the nomination
                                                     form. Recipients will be announced at the March 15 General Membership
                                                     meeting. Contact Marilyn Corets, mcorets@earthlink.net, or Susie
                                                     Cohen, 4cohenfamily@comcast.net, for more information.
                                               •     There were no All School Grant applications to present. The last
                                                     deadline for All School Grant applications for the 2010-2011 school year
                                                     is April 1, 2011. Applications will be presented to the membership for
                                                     approval at the General Membership meeting on April 19 at 7:00 P.M.


                                                             PTSA Introduces NEW Fundraising Plan
                                                                for the 2011-2012 School Year
                                               Cougar Ridge PTSA is excited to announce that, instead of an auction next
                                               year, we will host two new fundraising events: a Fall Walkathon and a Spring
      Upcoming Events                          Adult Social (catchy name coming). These two events will build community,
                                               reduce fundraising burnout by eliminating the need for an auction, provide
February                                       the majority of our budget funding and most importantly be fun!
 7     Family Fitness
                                               In addition to our new fundraising events, ongoing fundraisers will include: a
       Night, all grades
                                               new online spirit wear program, an Amazon link earning rebates for PTSA
       welcome, Gym and MPR
                                               each time you shop, and our current Corporate Rebate programs (Escrip,
       5:30-7:00 P.M.
                                               Matthews receipts, box tops, etc.).
 15     Student Council Meeting,
                                               Cougar Ridge PTSA is truly grateful for the support and generosity of our
        MPR, 7:20 A.M.
                                               families and community. In appreciation, we promise NOT to add fundraisers
 15     PTSA General Membership/               to the calendar if our goals are met with this plan. With your ongoing
        Board Meeting, P3, 8:45 A.M.           support, we will continue to fill gaps left by district and state funding
                                               shortfalls, and provide educational programs and materials such as:
 15     1st Grade Read-in, Library,
        7:00 P.M.                              •     Visiting science demonstrations for every grade
 16     Spirit Day                             •     Individual staff and grade level grants
                                               •     Supplemental math, spelling, reading, and social studies programs
 21     PTA Focus Day, Olympia
                                               •     Special Needs/Resource Room educational materials and books
 21-25 2nd Winter Break
                                               We look forward to implementing this new fundraising plan. If you have
 28     Science Fair Registration
                                               questions, suggestions or would like to help, please contact Tricia Jerue at
        deadline
                                               thjerue@comcast.net.


      Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA 2.6.8   ◊       4630 167th Avenue SE Bellevue WA 98006   ◊    425.837.7300   ◊   597 Members
COUGAR RIDGE PTSA NEWSLETTER                                                                    JANUARY 2011 - PAGE 3


                                                    Legislative Updates—A Critical Time for Education
            Focus Day                                              in Washington State
     February 21, 2011
                                               Education Report Card for 2011
 Make your voice heard! Attend                 The League of Education Voters citizens’ report card on Washington State
 Focus Day in Olympia and show                 education for 2011 is now available. A few highlights:
 your support for education on
 Presidents’ Day February 21.                  •     Only 40% of 8th graders are proficient in math
 Bring the kids and tour the                   •     Less than 75% of students graduate from High School in 4 years
 Capitol, and then follow it up                •     We spend $8,567 less per student than the national leader
 with a rally at 12:00 noon on the
 front steps. If you would like to             For more information on how Washington State measures up to the rest of
 carpool, contact Stefanie Beighle             the nation, go to http://www.educationvoters.org/2011-report-card/.
 at beighle@comcast.net.                       Washington State Cuts K-12 Funding by $ 2.2 Billion
                                               The Washington State Budget cuts that were implemented in December
                                               resulted in a $1 Million cut directly to the Issaquah School District. Payments
      Your PTSA Dollars                        to school districts will end in February. The state’s decision to cut education
                                               funds partway through the year will force school districts to tap into their
           at Work                             reserve accounts to cover current expenses and also those contract
The 2010-2011 Cougar Ridge PTSA                obligations that cannot be renegotiated.
provided $15,400 for teacher                   “This is unchartered waters, what’s happening to us right now,” Jay Kuper,
allocations. Each full time teacher            Chief of Finance and Operations for the Issaquah School District, said. “While
received $400. Specialists and part-           our reserve fund may keep us afloat for the remainder of the year, we know
time teachers received prorated                a much bigger storm is coming for us in the state’s next budget cycle. The
allocations.                                   District’s adopted spending plan and my assumption for revenues have had
                                               to change course radically.”
                                               Major cuts to K-12 education include eliminating funding to lower class size
           Gift-A-Book                         in K-4 and supplanting $208 Million in federal education job dollars to
                                               backfill basic education funding. These cuts will also impact upcoming
Thank you to the families of Nikki S.,         projects in the Issaquah School District such as curriculum adoption and
Gracie H., Sean G., Lucian C., Oliver          potential reductions in non-contractual service levels.
O., Engu F., Ren H., Samantha C.,
Micah M., Lily A., Sunny L., Katie U.,         The House Passes the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
Akito I., Emily B., Marques M.,                In December the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 3307, the Healthy,
Leandre W., C.J. G., Ryan B., Allie            Hunger-Free Kids Act, by a vote of 264-157. The Act reforms and improves
C., Jerry K., Zachary L., Alexandra            programs under the Child Nutrition Act, including school breakfasts and
D.-C., Troy M., Josh M., Kira G.,              lunches. This legislation comes at a pivotal time when both childhood
Mollie O., Benjamin E., Kevin N.,              obesity and child hunger are at alarming levels.
Eric T., Alex T., and Nathan P. for
donating to the Gift-A-Book program
this fall! The new books help to build
and maintain our robust library
inventory.




      Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA 2.6.8   ◊       4630 167th Avenue SE Bellevue WA 98006   ◊    425.837.7300   ◊   597 Members
COUGAR RIDGE PTSA NEWSLETTER                                                                 JANUARY 2011 - PAGE 4


          Science Fair                                                 Student Council News
It’s time to begin planning for the            Crayon Drive
Cougar Ridge Science & Technology              Student Council has been very busy! We started our Crayon Drive this month.
Fair, scheduled for Thursday, March            Students learned to set goals for fund raising and how to market their
10th from 5:30-7:30 P.M. We’ve had             project to fellow students and parents. Students worked in small groups to
terrific participation in previous             create signs and collection boxes. We also have been working on leadership
years, and are looking forward to an           strategies and what qualities make up a leader. In February we look forward
even better Science Fair this year.            to collecting and counting our crayons and looking towards the spring
Registration begins today. Go online           elections, Earth Day and many more exciting projects.
to http://
cougarridge.oursciencefair.com/,
                                               Next Meeting
review the Science Fair guidelines,            Our next meeting is February 15, 2011 at 7:20 A.M. in the MPR.
and submit your student's name. Any
student who is registered before
Valentine's Day will be eligible to win
a $25 gift certificate for Usborne
books. All students participating in
the Science Fair need to register,
including 5th graders, by February
28th.
If you are a parent with a career or
hobby in a science or technology
field, who wishes to participate in
the Fair as a demonstrator, please
contact Jill Dixon or Blyth Claeys at
CRScienceFair@gmail.com.




      Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA 2.6.8   ◊    4630 167th Avenue SE Bellevue WA 98006   ◊    425.837.7300   ◊   597 Members
COUGAR RIDGE PTSA NEWSLETTER                                                                 JANUARY 2011 - PAGE 5


   Special Needs Toolkit                                          Issaquah Schools Foundation
As part of a new awareness program             Things We Love!
at Cougar Ridge to help students,              1. Our students whose endless creativity,
parents, and teachers learn about                 curiosity and love of learning make our
different types of disabilities, Becky            job of raising funds for their education a
Gordon, PTSA Special Services                     pleasure.
Liaison, is building a Special Needs
                                               2. The District for being a supportive, collaborative partner.
Toolkit. The first phase of this
program includes acquiring books               3. YOU—Parents, donors and PTSA members—for your unwavering
(with funds approved through a PTSA               commitment to the cause.
All School Grant).
Cougar Ridge Elementary now has                Nourish Every Mind Luncheon is Coming
grade level appropriate picture and            Mark your calendar and save the date …April 28, 2011 is the Issaquah Schools
chapter books addressing disability            Foundation’s 13th Annual Nourish Every Mind Luncheon. Co-Chaired by
awareness issues. The books are                PTSA members and Sunset parents Kristin Behn and Susan Griffin, this year’s
available in the Cougar Ridge library          event will feature John Curley as Master of Ceremonies, inspirational
for parents to check out and read              testimonials from ISF grant recipients, teacher displays, a silent auction and
with their students at home. A                 the chance to socialize with 900 civic leaders and friends. The doors open at
resource list will be printed out and          11:00, lunch begins at noon, and the program ends at 1:00 P.M. To add your
made available in the Parent Ed                name to the invite list, please email
library (in the main hallway across            mweldon@issaquahschoolsfoundation.org or call us at 425.391.8557.
from the library entrance) in the              100 Table Captains Needed
next couple of weeks. The newly                Table Captains are essential to the success of Nourish Every Mind. The job
purchased books will be available for          is easy, low pressure and fun. You need only invite nine friends to join you at
perusing at February’s PTSA                    your table, communicate via email with your guests, and be a charming and
meeting.                                       gracious host at the Luncheon. You will not have to collect money in
The goal of purchasing these books is          advance. The Foundation is hosting a Kick-Off event for Table Captains on
to give students the information they          Friday March 11. Please join us! For more information and/or to register to
need to make positive decisions                become a Table Captain, contact Michelle Weldon at ISF,
when it comes to being a friend with           mweldon@issaquahschoolsfoundation.org, 425.391.8557.
someone who is not like they are. I            Why Pay a Tutor—Use After-School Homework Labs and Club
hope you and your child will enjoy             Help your middle or high school student start 2011 at their academic best.
these books and take the time to               Remind them to use the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s FREE After-School
experience life through the eyes of            Homework Clubs and Labs. Most sites offer teacher assisted tutoring in core
someone who faces daily challenges             subject areas. Your student can receive help for classes at all levels, from
or is the friend or sibling of a               remedial to AP and IB. Some teachers even offer make-up classes and tests
disabled child.                                during this time. Check your school’s website for information on meeting
If you have any questions or if I have         days, times and subjects.
forgotten a subject you think is               Shopping Online for Valentine’s Day?
beneficial to the students of CR,              Valentine’s Day is coming. If you plan to shop
please contact Becky at                        online, remember to log on to Amazon through
Becky@Gordon-Zone.com.                         the ISF website. You’ll earn up to 8% of your purchase price for the
                                               Foundation. There is no cost to you…just shop as normal. The donation will
                                               automatically be calculated and forwarded to ISF upon checkout. Make it
                                               even easier to remember by adding this link Amazon - 8% of purchase to ISF
                                               to your bookmarks. Thank you!



      Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA 2.6.8   ◊    4630 167th Avenue SE Bellevue WA 98006   ◊    425.837.7300   ◊   597 Members
COUGAR RIDGE PTSA NEWSLETTER                                                                 JANUARY 2011 - PAGE 6


 Volunteer Opportunities                           Issaquah Special Needs Group Meeting
                                                    families helping families in the Issaquah School District
Kindergarten Registration
March 3 3:45-5:30 P.M. or                                                Food and Behavior
        5:30-7:15 P.M.
March 4 3:45-5:30 P.M. or                                        Tuesday, February 8, 7:00-8:30 P.M.
        5:30-7:15 P.M.                                                Clark Elementary Library
Contact Joan Perry at                          Speaker: Sally Hara, MS, RD, CDE from ProActive Nutrition,
jperrysales@comcast.net.                       Kirkland
                                               Restlessness, defiance, anger, anxiety, distractibility, headaches, stomach
Science Fair
                                               aches, runny nose, ETC! Is your child eating foods that can cause these
February 14-18 Classroom
                                               health effects? Children with behavioral challenges, those on the autistic
         demonstrations
                                               spectrum, with ADHD and typical children often have learning and health
March 7-10 Lunchtime Science
                                               problems that can be affected by the foods they eat. Not all food affects
         Quizzes
                                               every child the same.
March 9 Setup
March 10 Science Fair                          Sally Hara, Registered Dietician, medical nutrition therapist and most
                                               importantly, mom of a child with special needs, will share the top foods and
Register to help online at http://
                                               combinations to avoid and will share her strategies for meal times with
cougarridge.oursciencefair.com/
                                               children who struggle with feeding challenges, ritualistic feeding habits,
Register.aspx.
                                               problems with food textures etc.
For questions, contact Jill Dixon and
                                               Sally will share insightful guidance through the maze of nutrition therapies
Blythe Claeys at
                                               for a special population. Bring your Qs and get your As to set your child up
crsciencefair@gmail.com.
                                               for success!
Sunset Elementary Auction                      There will be time after the meeting, 8:30-9:00, to network with other
March 19 Contact Stacey Eastern                parents.
       stacey@easternfamily.net
                                               Please invite your peers to join us. There is no fee or membership
Newcastle Elementary Auction                   requirement—all are welcome!
April 30 Contact Stacey Eastern
        stacey@easternfamily.net               Questions? Contact Roseann Popa order2popa@comcast.net.



                         First & Last Wednesday Chess Club
The First & Last Wednesday Chess Club still is open to new members. About twenty kids from all
grade levels meet twice each month to play chess. This PTSA-sponsored club meets after school
from 12:30-1:30 P.M., in P3, on the first and last Wednesdays of each month. The club does not
meet on days school is not in session. Our next meetings are February 2nd and March 2nd.
The club is open to kids (K-5) of all skill levels. Students do not need to know chess.
Membership is free. Parents of participating students must fulfill an annual 1-hour volunteer requirement. Find and
print the application form online at the Cougar Ridge website: www.cougar.issaquah.wednet.edu/chessclub.htm.
Volunteer online by following the link to VolunteerSpot, embedded in the application form. Email with any questions:
jill.dixon.99@gmail.com.
Please note that parents must submit completed application forms, including the date the parent commits to
volunteer, before the student is allowed to participate. Do NOT send your child to chess club if you have not
submitted a completed application. Any child whose application is incomplete will be sent to the office and parent
will be notified to pick-up at 12:30 P.M. Submit applications to the Cougar Ridge office or bring to the Chess Club
meeting and give to Jill Dixon.


      Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA 2.6.8   ◊    4630 167th Avenue SE Bellevue WA 98006   ◊    425.837.7300   ◊   597 Members
COUGAR RIDGE PTSA NEWSLETTER                                                                   JANUARY 2011 - PAGE 7


                                                  Parent Education: Handle Cliques and Navigate
                                                            That Vicious Social Jungle
                                              Being “in” may be every child’s dream, but being excluded is painful. There
                                              are a few things you can say and do to help your child learn to navigate the
                                              social jungle, bounce back from rejection, and learn to fit in. Here are
                                              several ideas to try the next time your child suffers from the pain of
                                              rejection or complains: “Nobody likes me.”
                                              Be empathetic. “I know how tough it must be to be shunned like this. Let’s
                                              figure out what we can do about it.”
   Parent Ed Resources
                                              Provide a balanced view. “Everyone does not hate you. What about your
The Cougar Ridge Parent Ed library is         friend, Gary?” “A lot of famous people were unpopular in school, like Bill
in the main hallway outside the               Gates, Steven Spielberg or Christina Aguilar.”
office and across from the main               Don’t press too hard. “This is a tough topic. I’m here when you need me.”
library entrance. There you will find         It can be humiliating for your child to confess this kind of rejection. Just
books, flyers, and notices on a               being available and supportive may be a good first step. Later, he may open
variety of parenting related topics.          up.
The Washington State PTA’s premier            Don’t knock the other kids. Your child wants their friendship, so don’t say
parent involvement magazine, The              “Why would you want to be friends with them anyway.” Do say: “We can
Child Advocate, is available online:          see those kids have their way of seeing and doing things. We just have to
http://www.wastatepta.org/                    find a way for you to fit in.”
resources/child_advocate/
index.html. The current issue                 Talk to teachers. Is it as bad as your child makes it out to be? Find out the
contains articles pertaining to               reality of cliques in your school by talking to those adults who are with the
behavior, problem resolution, and             kids every day.
bullying prevention for special needs         Start with one ally. One friend can be your child’s social entry card. Tell
children.                                     your child not to aim for the whole group at first, but start with a one to one
The Issaquah PTSA website also                relationship with someone already there.
includes parent education seminar             Help him blend in. Superficial as it may seem, having the right look,
information:                                  clothing, and hairstyle can be critical for being accepted by a clique.
http://www.issaquahptsa.org/
                                              Encourage special strengths. Help your child identify what’s really special
parented.
                                              or unique about them, like being a good singer, writer, musician, artist,
                                              athlete, or dedicated community worker. Use positive labels to help her
                                              reframe herself. Ultimately, this can both increase self-confidence and
                                              make your child more attractive to new friends.
     PTSA Connection
                                              Help manage frustrations. This kind of rejection can be very traumatic, so
   Submission Deadline
                                              offer your child healthy outlets and strategies for coping. Suggest keeping a
 The deadline to submit articles              journal, talking to a mentor, expressing oneself through music, painting or
 for the next PTSA newsletter is              drawing.
 Thursday, February 10, 2011. If              Watch for downslide. If you think your child is really having a hard time, be
 you have an article for or a                 available. Tune in to any red flags like poor grades, changing in eating or
 comment about the PTSA                       sleeping, mood swings or withdrawal, which could indicate problems he’s
 Connection newsletter, please                not discussing with you.
 email Sara Carmichael at
 sara@cgrmtn-carmichaels.com.                 Excerpt reprinted with permission from Dr. Michele Borba. For the entire article, see
                                              www.micheleborba.com. Dr. Borba has also written Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me: The
                                              Top 25 Friendship Problems and How to Solve Them.


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COUGAR RIDGE PTSA NEWSLETTER                                                                           JANUARY 2011 - PAGE 8


(Continued from page 1)
such as movie tickets or a restaurant gift certificate for each person. Each child receives a toy; each adult receives a
needed household item. We also try to procure an educational toy or books for children and requested household
items such as a blender or pots and pans for adults. Sometimes we know that a family needs gas for their car, warm
blankets for the entire family, or even a money-order to pay the PSE bill. We cater to the needs of the families we
are serving.
In addition to the individual gifts, we request household items from Costco and a gift certificate from each of the
following stores for each family: Safeway, Target, and Fred Meyer. The Issaquah Food Bank tells us that these gift
certificates help the families immensely with their food needs while also giving the parents an opportunity to choose
some of their family holiday gifts. Expensive or large items (such as strollers, car seats, highchairs, and cribs) may be
donated as new or gently-used. Our PTSA committee gives only safe items, and always provides a new bicycle helmet
with every bicycle or skateboard we distribute. Our Cougar Ridge community is wonderfully generous and thoughtful
in meeting the requests. This year, we also had bags of gently used toys from a Cougar Ridge parent who took
advantage of a local Toy Swap and organized a slew of gifts for a majority of the families with young children. On the
Gingerbread Village display, we hang labeled gingerbread tags for 5 gifts per person plus the Costco items and gift
cards. That's 800 gifts!
Most of the organizational work for Caring Through Sharing is done during the school day and late afternoon by
volunteers, adults and children alike. Some of the work includes purchasing office supplies, cutting and prepping the
gingerbread men tags, deciding on which gifts to request, preparing the tags for the display board, setting up the
Gingerbread Village display board at school, resetting the board throughout the project, morning collection of gifts,
afternoon storing of gifts in designated areas, repeated inventorying of gifts, delivering gifts to Pickering Barn,
compiling and posting the project wrap-up, taking down the Gingerbread Village, and storing supplies for next year.
Thank you to all those that helped with CTS 2010! Most of the school participates in some way—either by donating a
gift or by giving time to help with the many CTS tasks. The many, many volunteers who help with all aspects of this
program were instrumental in making Caring Through Sharing a success for our school and for the Issaquah families
we were fortunate to help. Special thanks to Margie Calderwood and Teri Feely who help our school help others as
they make room in their hearts and time in their schedules to answer all the questions that arise as we work this
project at our school. Looking ahead, Charolett Henderson, Evelyn Delacruz, and I are excited about Caring Through
Sharing 2011. We hope everyone will consider joining in the fun and satisfaction that Caring Through Sharing is sure
to deliver next year!
The Cougar Ridge PTSA gratefully acknowledges Mary Adkins, Charolett Henderson, and Evelyn De la Cruz for their
extraordinary organizational skills, compassion, and energy required to stage and deliver this huge act of giving.




 Mr. Doolittle’s fourth graders helped move gifts from the Cougar Ridge hallways to the delivery          Heidi Dickinson and Mary Adkins take
 vehicles lined up in front of the school.                                                                a final inventory at Pickering Barn.



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