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Family Math Night Survey!

We had a great Family Math Night on 10/7, however, the Apollo PTA wants to hear from you if there's anything that we can improve upon for next year.

Please take our survey here:



Otis Spunkmeyer & NW Catalog Fall Fundraisers a HUGE success!

Thank you to all the volunteers that helped with handing out dinosaurs at recess, counting money on turn-in day, handling crowd control for the Blitz Experience Party and the Fundraiser pick-up day!  We couldn't have done it with out YOU!

Big thanks to Laura Ni, Keiko Terayama, Jennifer Sweeney, Jodi Ackerman, Regeana Rupard, Christie Malone, Kimbie Pope, Rupinder Kaur, Kate Bressan, Amie Ojerio, Lisa Chan, Tina Kirilenko, Sujata Acharya, Sheila Oliver, Dolores, Lyndee Lee, Brandee Shillito, Sufungny Quinn, Gretchen Battis, Amy Hobson and Kimberly Nocco.

Thanks again,
Kristi & Maricel, CO-VP's of Fundraising



Math In Action Challenge

The Math Challenge #3 is available online at

Be sure to participate for a chance to earn a prize on 11/18. The challenge will be posted on 10/28 (Friday). Turn your submission to your teacher or to the school office. Due date is 11/3 (Thursday) by 3 PM. Math Challenge #2 Solution is also available there. Please check.

Math In Action Challenge #1 Prize Announcement, CLICK HERE

Let the challenge begin!


Reflections 101 Clinics

The Apollo PTA Art Docent program will be hosting Reflections 101 Clinics! Your child will be able to use paints, pencils, and paper to create a “Visual Arts” entry. Art docents will be available to answer questions about artistic technique, as well as Reflections entry guidelines. Families are asked to provide their own poster board.
Dates: Wednesday, October 12 & Wednesday, October 19
Time: 12:45 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Apollo Art Room
Please register your child ahead of time:



Missoula Children's Theater

The little red truck is coming to Apollo again this January, presenting "The Tortoise and the Hare".

Save the date: January 9-13, 2017

At this time, we would like your help to provide housing for the 2 directors (they don't need to be in the same house) from January 8-15.

If you can help in any way, even just a referral, we certainly appreciate it. We are also looking for committee members.

If you are interested in any of these, please send an email to THANK YOU!!!!

Michelle Nonis
Committee Chair
Missoula Children's Theater




Reflections Art Contest 2016-2017: "What is Your Story?"

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

Each year, Reflections challenges students to create art that supports a specific theme. A student may submit an entry in any of the following six art categories.

Your child doesn’t have to be a protégé of Monet, Gene Kelly or Steven Spielberg to participate… Reflections is for everyone!

CLICK HERE for more information

Questions?  Contact



Reading at Home (RAH)

Reading At Home (RAH) is a school-wide reading incentive program. Students can earn free books and free popcorn!


  • Log minutes at - just click on the Reading At Home icon on the left-hand side.
  • Students can keep track of their minutes on a paper calendar and enter their "total sum" once in any date of each month.
  • Parents must approve minutes at the end of each month.
  • All minutes entered are accumulative and carry over until students meet their target to earn a book.
  • Any student who enters minutes will receive a free popcorn slip!

To earn a free book, students must read:

  • Kindergarten: 750 minutes
  • 1st & 2nd Grade: 1000 minutes
  • 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade: 1500 minutes

For full information about the RAH program, READ HERE.

Questions? Contact



Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities!

This is a reminder that if you're planning to help out in the classroom or with any of the fun PTA activities this year, there's a registration process for the entire Issaquah School District. All volunteers must complete the District's online application and background check.

Here's a list of volunteer opportunities:




 Join or Renew Your Membership

Please be sure to JOIN or Log-in and RENEW your annual PTA Membership (Click the "Membership" button on the left) to access member benefits and support Apollo Students. Be sure to update your child's grade level and choose "unknown" for Teacher until classes are assigned.



Keep Clippin' Those Box Tops!

Thank you for a wonderful year of supporting Apollo Elementary and the Box Top collection program!! Don’t forget to keep clipping over the summer months!

As an incentive, for every sheet of 50 Box Tops your child turns in next September, they will receive a prize! Please make sure to clearly label the bag or envelope with the NEW teacher’s name and that none of the Box Tops are expired (they do not count). Each Box Tops is worth .10 to Apollo Elementary and they do add up quick!

the Box Tops Collection Sheet HERE.

To see more ways for your child to earn Box Tops for Apollo, go to
Thank you for your continued support!
Mindy Bick / Box Top Coordinator


Shop on Amazon?  Use Amazon Smile and benefit our children!
If you shop at Amazon, please visit, or click on the button in the left tool bar.  Make sure you add Apollo Elementary PTA (city listed is Tacoma) as your charity of choice.  Then, 0.5% of every qualifying Amazon purchase will be donated to our PTA, to benefit programs for our children!  Let’s take advantage of this easy way to raise money.

Does your company offer a corporate match program for nonprofit organizations?

Matching gifts are typically overlooked.   In 2012, The Chronicle of Philanthropy released a report entitled "How America's Biggest Companies Give." Two of the top 5 matching companies are right here in our community: Boeing and Microsoft. In fact, 65% of Microsoft employees request matching company contributions from their employer. Does your company have a matching gift program? If so, now is a great time to submit your Apollo PTA donations for matching.

Did you know that many employers will match your time, too? Apollo PTA has received over $7500 in contributions from our school family documenting and submitting their volunteer hours to their employer for matching this school year alone! What a great way to give back to our school AND have your employer support your child’s school.


Save yourself the hassle of the store and pre-order NEXT years school supplies today!  Simply click here and add the supplies list for the grade your kiddo will be in next school year to your cart.  A paper order form will be sent home Monday, June 2nd for those who prefer to pay by check (please make payable to “Apollo PTA”.  Paper orders are due Monday, June 16th and online orders June 23rd.

All school supply kits will be in your child’s classroom a the Back to School Event on September 2nd.

English for Work - An ESL Program
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OSLC Safe Parking
OSLC Safe Parking can provide a safe place for Eastside families and single women who are homeless with no place to stay except their cars. No single men, please. Safe Parking times are 9 PM—9 AM. No campers or trailers. This is intended to be a transitional program for families to become stabilized and get into more permanent housing. Intake procedures are required and include criminal records check. Our Savior Lutheran Church 745 Front Street South, Issaquah, WA 98027 Leave Message @ 425-200-0669 ... read full article

Child Care Resources
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Study Zone at our Libraries!
Study Zone at our Libraries! Issaquah, Newcastle, Renton Highlands, and Sammamish libraries offer drop-in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors during the week! Tutoring begins Tuesday, September 9, 2016 .  The Study Zone schedule is updated frequently and occasionally the volunteer tutors may be unavailable for a scheduled session.  Please check for updates at   or contact your KCLS library before planning to attend a Study Zone session.   ... read full article

Life After High School Programs
Life After High School Programs offered through KCLS SAT/ACT Math Preparation Tips, The World as Your Classroom, Secrets of College Admissions, Gap Year Study Abroad, College Success for Students with Disabilities, Get a job! The Intelligent Job Search, Your College Planning Checklist and more ! ... read full article

Qualify for FREE Computers and/or FREE Internet
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Eligible for a FREE computer?!?
Issaquah School District students with financial hardship may be eligible for a free computer. ... read full article

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