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FIELD DAY!

Field Day is coming up on Friday, June 16th!

Apollo students love this school-sponsored event!  Many parent volunteers are needed to make it happen. 

Please sign up by CLICKING HERE!


  






Order Your School Supplies Now!

Apollo PTA is excited to announce that ordering of grade level school supplies kits (http://www.shopttkits.com/) 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 http://www.shopttkits.com/
  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
chengwenni@gmail.com for more questions.

 


  



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!


 


 




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:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0A4EA4AA23A7FD0-kinderconnect1

 


 




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 rah@apollopta.org

 


 

Volunteer Opportunities

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.



 


 

 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!


Download
the Box Tops Collection Sheet HERE.

To see more ways for your child to earn Box Tops for Apollo, go to BTFE.com.
 
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 smile.amazon.com, 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.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR

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.