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Cascade Heights is committed to a focus on relationships. While we all know that running a school takes money (and quite a bit of it), we also know that people are more important and children are at the center of our "people" here. And at the center of all we do for children is our mission "to inspire the social, emotional, academic, physical, personal and ethical growth of children, to partner with parents who share the same mission and to prepare children to be a part of the global society in which they live."
We all have strengths and passions. We hope that people who volunteer with us are doing so within their passion. A retired librarian works happily in our library, a mom passionate about nutritious food works in our kitchen, a grandfather with a talent and passion for building makes our art tables and computer lab tables and a stay at home mom can help with projects that can be done at home. Last year, volunteers logged over 17,000 hours with services we would not have been able to pay for and would have gone undone. Time is a valuable commodity and we never take it for granted. Time is money, but there are some things that simply must be paid for. One SMART board costs $3,750. Janitorial service is $2,000 per month. Utilities are $33,000 per year. Teacher salaries make up the bulk of our budget and we run the entire school on less than one million dollars a year. We have grown in space and have opportunities we could never have dreamed of.
Many people love to give time and money. Many can only do one or the other. To us, living our mission means finding a way to partner with every family and to choose to raise funds in a way that is consistent with our mission. We don't sell cookie dough because it is does not support the physical or emotional growth of children. We do a jog-a-thon because it does. We sell SCRIP because it is a way to make money without families spending more than they normally would anyway. And our Education Takes Flight spring breakfast is a way to thank people and ask for their support at the same time. We hope you will find a way to join us in living our mission at Cascade Heights and celebrate with us when we see children soar.
CASCADE HEIGHTS GENEROUS PARTNERS
When we found out we were really moving for sure, Brian Prisel and Belfor offered two moving crews and two trucks. They moved our entire school in three days and we simply would not have been ready for school this year without them.
The bank has supported our Art program and supported us with volunteers.
Mocha Monday cash back to CHPCS
Mountain View Coffee House
Mountain View gives 20% back to Cascade Heights on purchases of drinks on Mondays only . Frappucinos (milkshakes), fruit smoothies, jet tea smoothies, all espresso drinks, hot chocolate, cider, all teas, Italian sodas, chai tea drinks and coffee.
Education Takes Flight 2011 Sponsors
- Sonitrol Security
- Pacific Office Automations
- Schroedl Family Foundation