NEWS



Apollo Elementary Spirit Wear is FINALLY HERE!

Spring sales will start Tuesday, March 3rd.  Final day to order will be Monday, March 16th.

All Sales online only this year: https://c9sportssm.tuosystems.com/stores/apollo-elementary---sht664

You can also view the Spirit Wear Flyer here.

Questions or to view samples, please contact Amy or Katey at spiritwear@apollopta.org

**All Spirit Wear sales are final! No exchanges or refunds available so please ask about sizing!**

 


 

APOLLO ELEMENTARY ANNUAL VARIETY SHOW - SAVE THE DATES!

"Dare to Dream"

6:00pm on Friday, March 13th

K-5th Graders!  Bring your best vocal, music, dance, magic, skit, etc. (2 min. or less)

Students may only participate in ONE act, so make it count!

PERMISSION SLIPS (EXTENDED DEADLINE):
***Parent letter/permission form with printed lyrics are due by this Monday, March 2nd.  

Audition:  Wednesday, March 4th 12:45-3pm (Held in the MPR)

All acts that come prepared to auditions will get to be part of the show.  No impromptu acts will be allowed.  Auditions are to preview acts for time and appropriate material.

Mandatory Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, March 11th 12:45-3pm

Daytime Assembly or Assemblies: Friday, March 13th

*Variety Show Director- Kaylene Palmer:  dkpalmers@centurylink.net

 


Save the Date for Nourish Every Mind

Join us for the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s 17th Annual Nourish Every Mind Luncheon on Thursday, May 14 at the Issaquah Community Center and the 2nd Annual Nourish Every Mind Breakfast on Wednesday, May 20 at Eastridge Church. Contact your PTSA/ISF Rep to reserve a seat at your school’s table or Jenell Tamaela, j.tamaela@isfdn.org.

 

You Shop, They Give, Students Win!

You can earn money for our students when you shop with Amazon and Fred Meyer.

    • Use the Issaquah Schools Foundation website to log onto amazon.com. You’ll earn 8% of your purchase for the Issaquah Schools Foundation. Visit isfdn.org for our Amazon link.

  


 

Volunteer opportunity – Science Fair 

Science Fair is April 16 this year! If you are interested in being part of the planning committee, or volunteering in any capacity, please sign up HERE.
  



Become an Apollo PTA Member Today!

It’s never too late to become an Apollo PTA member.  Simply click: https://apollopta.ourschoolpages.com/Packet/Donate. With your paid membership, each family will receive an Apollo Rockets car cling as our thank you to you for supporting your Apollo PTA.

The PTA rallies parents and teachers together to provide a voice for the best education for our students. The Washington State PTA is the largest volunteer association dedicated to the education, health, welfare, safety of all children in Washington State. When you join PTA, you support local, state and national efforts to improve the lives of children and their families. 


 

 
RAH and MAH Targets!

Read at Home (RAH): Earn 1 free book per target level, Monthly RAH book giveaways during 2nd recess
Math at Home (MAH):  Earn 1 raffle ticket per target by grade level; raffle for prizes in Feb and June

Minutes are on-going and accumulative from October-May.

For more information:



Math is not just numbers, it's creativity and design plus logic and problem solving. From March 3-13, look for the March Math at Home March contest info by the library.  2 winners will be selected to win either an Ogo disc or Marbles the Brain store gift card!

MAH March "Math Builds Bridges" Contest Flyer

 


  

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.


 Apollo PTA Popcorn Fridays

Popcorn Schedule

Easy way to earn FREE Popcorn: Log in your RAH or MAH minutes each month at ApolloPTA.org!

  • March 13
  • March 27

 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

National PTA names Apollo Elementary a 2014-2016 National PTA School of Excellence!

We are excited to announce that Apollo Elementary has been named a National PTA School of Excellence! As a National PTA School of Excellence, Apollo made significant progress to welcome and empower families to support student success and school improvements during the course of the 2013-2014 school year. We are one of only three schools in the entire state of Washington to receive this honor.

Apollo Elementary joins an elite group of schools recognized by the National PTA for its partnership with families through PTA to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.

Thanks to the over 300 people who have already joined the PTA for the upcoming school year. Join today! All who join by September 30th will be entered into a drawing for a family dinner and movie night out ($50 gift certificate to Red Robin AND a $50 gift certificate to Regal Cinemas). Go Rockets!



COMING THIS MONTH!

March 3rd: Open PTA Board Meeting 7:00pm – 8:30pm Apollo Library

March 13: Popcorn Friday

March 13th: Variety Show 6:00 – 8:00 pm Multipurpose Room

April 16th: Science Fair 6:00 – 8:00 pm Multipurpose Room

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.

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7:00p Open PTA Board Meeting
Open PTA Board Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, March 3
Time:
7:00p - 8:30p
Where:
School Library
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6:00p Variety Show
Variety Show

Date:
Friday, March 13
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Multipurpose Room

Be sure to join this Apollo PTA sponsored event is where the students get to showcase their wonderful talent!
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