Reading Makes Us Happy Campers! 

CWE PTO invites you to join in for a week full of reading adventures to fuel literacy from April 26-30. Disconnect from the online world with a daily D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) challenge!

Share the Happiness in a drive-thru literacy week kickoff event for CWE families on Thursday, April 22nd 5:30-6:30. Come see staff dressed in what makes them happy! Get a new book provided by our literacy team for your family to rad, and a goodie bag from the PTO as you drive around the parking lot loop at CWE. Feel free to decorate yourselves and/or your vehicles to show everyone what makes you happy, too!  Please be sure to wear masks and maintain social distance so we may follow the COVID protocols for our district. Each family will get a free book- one for K-3 and one for 4-6, plus a goodie bag. This is a kickoff event for a week of at-home literacy fun! Check FB, Happenings, or this website for daily D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) suggestions to keep your child active in reading. 

Comparte la felicidad al conducir

Jueves 22 de abril5:30-6:30, 

Primaria Cedar Way

¡Ven a ver al personal vestido con lo que los hace felices! Consiga un libro nuevo para que lo lea su familia. ¡Obtenga una bolsa de regalos ** del PTO!


Quién: ¡Todas las familias de CWE!

Qué: Cada familia recibirá un libro gratis, uno para K-3 y otro para 4-6, además de una bolsa de regalos **.


** El PTO distribuirá una bolsa, para cada persona, con útiles útiles para las actividades de lectura durante la Semana de la Lectura, del 26 al 30 de abril: "¡La lectura nos hace felices a los campistas!" Actividades especiales para cada día de la semana. ¡Ven a buscar tu bolso para divertirte leyendo! 

PTO Meeting

Join us Wednesday, April 21st at 6:30 p.m. as we continue our discussion on CWE Community Wellness and hosting reimagined events for this school year under current COVID restrictions. If you have ideas, questions or concerns that you’d like put on the agenda for this month, please email board@cedarwaypto.org no later than 4/16/2020. Click here to join the meeting via Zoom.


We are now planning the 2021 Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run & Walk as a virtual event on Saturday, July 31st.

For those of you who have sponsored or volunteered with the race in the past, we appreciate your help and hope to have your support again this year!

This race is a success largely because of the generous sponsors, most of which are small businesses in our community. We encourage you to support them during this difficult time!

Community Cookbook

Check out our community cookbook page here.

Black Lives Matter

The Cedar Way Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (CWE PTO) supports the highest goals of the school, bridging the gap between the school and parents, unifying the community to further the development of our children, and contributing to the public greater good.


At this time, and in support of that mission, the CWE PTO Board finds it is necessary to vocalize our support of the belief that the conditions that cause children and youth to be at risk must be recognized, reduced, and eliminated. The CWE PTO stands in solidarity with our BIPOC community members and with all those who are protesting to inspire change. We encourage our members to raise their voices in support of equity, inclusion and the end of systemic racism.


Here’s what the PTO board is doing and we encourage other CWE families to also find ways to combat racism and create a better future for Black youth:


1. Supporting and attending Black-led events. Seattle-King County NAACP, Community Passageways, and Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County are all Black-led organizations holding events and members of our board will be in attendance. 

2. Educating ourselves. 


3. Talking with our kids about race and justice. Even the youngest kids understand what is fair and not fair and can start building skills to think critically about racial inequity. We are exploring the Black Lives Matter 2020 Curriculum Resource Guide, which has resources for every grade level.

We are learning from the organization Embrace Race, which has articles and webinars about raising kids who are thoughtful and informed about race. We are reading our children books by Black authors that can facilitate conversations with children about racism, including:


4. Supporting Black-led organizations doing long-term work for justice. These organizations include:

As always, we welcome feedback from our community! If you have any comments, concerns, or ideas, or are interested in joining the board, please contact us at board@cedarwaypto.org.


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