Apr 23
8:45a PTA Social & General Meeting
PTA Social & General Meeting

Tuesday, April 25
8:45a - 10:00a
May 1
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Mon 5/1 - Fri 5/5
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Mon 5/1 - Fri 5/5
6:00p PTA Board Meeting - Budget
PTA Board Meeting - Budget

Tuesday, May 2
6:00p - 9:00p
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Mon 5/1 - Fri 5/5
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Mon 5/1 - Fri 5/5
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Mon 5/1 - Fri 5/5
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Order Your School Supplies Now!

Apollo PTA is excited to announce that ordering of grade level school supplies kits ( is available to purchase online for 2017-2018 school year from now till 6/23/2016.  Please follow the steps below to make your order.

Steps to order your kit(s) securely online:
  1. Go to
  2. Enter the school's account number: 94182
  3. Follow the directions to complete your order
  4. Choose the grade your child will be entering in the fall

The benefits for ordering through this program:

• Save you time, making "back-to-school prep" less hectic and more enjoyable for both students and parents.
• Teacher requested, name brand items at reasonable prices.
• Optional purchase of quality headphones and flash drives
• All kits will be delivered to the school before the first day of school.

Make sure to place your order during the sale to take advantage of this easy service! Please email for more questions.



Thank You for Making the Apollo Science Fair a Success!

WOW - We had 246 participants at the Science Fair this year! We hope you enjoyed all of the fun hands-on exhibits and learned something new from our young scientists. 

The Science Fair is a huge endeavor and it takes many volunteers to make it happen. Thank you to everyone who pitched in. If you are interested in participating on the planning committee for the 2018 event, please contact today!



Staff Appreciation Week is May 1-5!! 

Let's show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them during Apollo PTA's "Market Fresh" Staff Appreciation Week! There are several volunteer slots and donated items needed. Please CLICK HERE to view the Sign-up Genius.

The Apollo Students can show their appreciation this week as well. Here's how they can participate each day:

Monday - "Fill Your Teacher's Bucket" Students can write thank you notes at recess or bring cards from home to give to their teachers.

Tuesday - "Book Dedication" Students can donate a new or gently used book to their classroom.

Wednesday - "Flowers" Students can bring fresh flowers or homemade paper flowers to teachers and staff.

Thursday - "Pamper Your Teacher" Students can say a kind word or be extra helpful to all Apollo teachers and staff!

Friday - "Favorite Things" The Apollo Staff "favorite things" binder is in the workroom. Surprise your teacher by wearing their favorite color or giving them one of their favorite items listed.

Contact Jodi and Regeana at


      Click here to view

Thank You for Being Part of Our Successful Spring Read-A-Thon! 

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Apollo PTA Spring Read-A-Thon this past month!

Top Class: Team Gapinski received a copy of Charlotte's Web and also a $100 Amazon Gift Card for Mrs. Gapinski!  Woot!

Kindle: Braylon Pope from Team McAllen

Top Individual Donator:
 Hollis Mitchell from Team Sreibers who raised $620 for his team.

Top Individual Reader: Kamren Pham from Team Pfeffer who read 4,807 minutes.  That is roughly 160min/night! 

Hollis & Kamren will be receiving a menu soon for their special lunch with Principal Harris.

Apollo Rockets did such an amazing job and were so close to hitting that reading goal that there will be a special surprise during lunch in May!

This fundraiser wouldn't have been possible without the help of many individuals:  Christi Schumann, Jenn Geise, Candy Eiler, Rod Paulino, Lori Maust, Christi Loe-Malone, Regeana Rupard, Cassie Stuard, Jane Harris, Barbara Creek & Billie McCaffrey.

Thank you,
Maricel Paulino & Kristi Hammond


Christi Schumann, Dolores
Miranda, Kristi Hammond
and Christie Loe-Malone

Karen Bankson &
Jessica Ferranti

Congratulations to our Apollo PTA Service Award Winners!

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Apollo PTA Service Awards for the 2016-2017 school year.

Receiving the Golden Acorn Award for their exemplary volunteer service, time, energy and dedication to go above and beyond to support the students and Apollo community are: Christie Loe-Malone, Kristi Hammond and Dolores Miranda.

The Outstanding Advocate Award has been awarded to Christi Schumann for her constant and proactive advocate for all children in our school community and commitment to ensure every child is represented and their needs are met.

Outstanding Educator Award was awarded to Mrs. Karen Bankson and Mrs. Jessica Ferranti for their support and PTA involvement; enthusiasm and encouragement that they have brought to their classroom and youth of Apollo.

Thank you so much everything that you do and we are so proud and fortunate to have you in our Apollo Community!


Congratulations to Ryan Lee and Ruby Dosenbach - Washington State PTA Reflections Award Winners!

Ryan received a State Award of Excellence for his Film Production entry and Ruby received a State Outstanding Interpretation Award for her Film Production entry. Both students will be honored by the Washington State PTA at a reception in April.

If you are interested in entering Reflections Art Program in Fall 2017, CLICK HERE for more information.  Apollo PTA coordinates this program for our Apollo Students, Grades K - 5.

The 2017-2018 Theme is "Within Reach."  There are six categories to enter your work of art: Visual Arts • Photography • Music Composition • Literature • Film Production • Dance Choreography.


Math In Action Challenge

The Math Challenge #13 is available online at

Be sure to participate for a chance to earn a prize on 5/19/2017. The challenge will be posted on 4/21 (Friday). Turn your submission to your teacher or to the school office. Due date is 4/27/2017 (Thursday) by 3 PM. Math Challenge #12 Solution is also available there. Please check.

Let the challenge begin!


Apollo Kindergarten Play Dates

Do you have a Kindergartner starting at Apollo this Fall?  It is an exciting time, though full of unknowns for both parents and students. As Apollo PTA Parents, we are here to answer your questions while your Kindergartener gets to know their new peers!

Please join us for our summer play date series called KinderConnect.  It is the ideal opportunity to obtain vital information and contacts before the first day of school and also allows your child to socialize with other kids their age.  We will schedule at least two play dates, dates and times will be announced in the coming months.  You are encouraged to participate in either or both--come and go, just drop by or stay and play!

For more information, please click on the link below:



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.