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Principal Welcome

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  Drew Terry, Principal

Welcome to Cougar Ridge Elementary! On behalf of our entire staff, we want to welcome you to our school community. Cougar Ridge, home of the Bobcats, is a place where all children and their diverse backgrounds and cultures are valued. We pride ourselves on inclusive practices and the pursuit of equity for all students and families. Our PTA is highly active and supportive of some wonderful programs, family activities, and student clubs. Volunteers in the classroom and for our V.O.I.C.E. program are highly regarded and appreciated. Our instructional and support staff are phenomenal and truly enjoy engaging with students and families. We appreciate you partnering with us in our quest to educate all students.

As we prepare for the start of the 2023–24 school year, the following are some important dates at Cougar Ridge to add to your calendar:

Monday, August 28

  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Meet the Teacher
  • 5:00 p.m. Kindergarten Curriculum Night

Tuesday, August 29

  • 9:15 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. First Day of School (Grades 1-5)
  • 9:15 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. Family Connection Meetings (Kindergarten)

Wednesday, August 30

  • 9:15 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. Family Connection Meetings (Kindergarten)
  • 6:00 p.m. PTA Kindergarten Playground Night

Thursday, August 31

  • 9:15 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. Family Connection Meetings (Kindergarten)

Friday, September 1

  • 9:15 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. First Day of School (Kindergarten)

Thursday, September 7

  • 5:00 p.m. Curriculum Night (Grades 1-2)

Thursday, September 14

  • 5:00 p.m. Curriculum Night (Grades 3-5)

Friday, September 15

  • Picture Day

Monday, October 23

  • Teacher Workshop Day (No School for Students)

Friday, October 27

  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. PTA Spooky Spaghetti


Mission Statement

“Climb every mountain, meet every challenge.

Work together to reach the summit.

Take pride in the successes of each other.

Share what we have with others.

Look for and appreciate the diversity found in our world.

Keep laughter and learning in our lives.”

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I acknowledge that I am on the Indigenous Land of Coast Salish people who have reserved treaty rights to this land, specifically the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe (sdukʷalbixʷ) and Duwamish (dxʷdəwʔabš). I thank these caretakers of this land who have lived and continue to live here since time immemorial.

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