Jan 22
8:45a PTA Social & General Meeting
PTA Social & General Meeting

Tuesday, January 24
8:45a - 10:00a
Feb 1
NO SCHOOL: Teacher Work Day
NO SCHOOL: Teacher Work Day

Monday, January 30
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Internet Safety!

Please join us at the upcoming Apollo PTA Membership meeting, Tuesday Jan. 24th at 8:45 am in the Art Room.

We are looking forward to welcoming two guest speakers, Mrs. Fujioka, who will discuss internet safety and will highlight upcoming Parent Education opportunities with nationally-recognized presenters.


Nominate a Great Volunteer or an Outstanding Educator!

2016-2017 Apollo Elementary PTA Service Awards - Our PTA's highest form of recognition. Nominate someone who has put a lot of time and energy into our school!

  • Golden Acorn Award: for PTA volunteers who go above and beyond to support the students and school.
  • Outstanding Educator Award: for teachers, educational assistants (EAs), bus drivers, custodians, administrators or staff who go above and beyond.
  • Outstanding Advocate Award: for volunteers who advocate for children and youth at the school, district, state or national level.

Each winner receives an award pin and a special certificate from the Washington State PTA. The PTA also contributes $50 in the winner’s name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships to selected high school students entering post-secondary education.


The nomination deadline is February 14, 2017. Please return paper nomination forms to the office or  fill out the online form. Contact if you have questions. 



Multicultural Night Potluck & Fashion Show!

Multicultural night is coming upon us quickly and we're excited for all the delicious food and beautiful costumes we get to enjoy on the evening of Friday, February 10th. 

It takes the entire Apollo family to make such a big event happen so please sign up to bring a dish from your favorite culture and consider having your child participate in the hugely popular fashion show.

Please click on the following link to sign up for both:

For more information, please contact Nadine Stewart or Kimbie Pope


Team Apollo Tuesday Wear Is Finally Here!

Show your school pride with some of our new gear!




Math In Action Challenge

The Math Challenge #8 is available online at

Be sure to participate for a chance to earn a prize on 2/17/2017. The challenge will be posted on 1/27 (Friday). Turn your submission to your teacher or to the school office. Due date is 2/2/2017 (Thursday) by 3 PM. Math Challenge #6 Solution is also available there. Please check.

Let the challenge begin!


All for Books!

One of our book fair goals is to ensure as many children as possible have access to and receive books. One of the ways we can do that is through Scholastic’s All for Books program. With your help, donations will purchase books for our Reading at Home Program.

How it Works:
• Fill an envelope or plastic baggie with spare change or a donation in any amount.
• Return it to your teacher with the signed treasure chest donation slip (attached to the flyer that came home)
• Your donation is used to buy books for students at Apollo
• Your donation is matched by Scholastic to buy books for children in need.

Direct questions to
For more information on this program: About All for Books

CLICK HERE for the Book Fair Schedule




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! Please log your student's minutes by the last day of each month! Click on the "Reading at Home" icon on the left side of this website to enter 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.