Sep 18
Otis & Northwest Fundraising
Otis & Northwest Fundraising

Mon 9/12 - Tue 9/27
Otis & Northwest Fundraising
Otis & Northwest Fundraising

Mon 9/12 - Tue 9/27
7:00p PTA Board Meeting
PTA Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 20
7:00p - 9:00p
Otis & Northwest Fundraising
Otis & Northwest Fundraising

Mon 9/12 - Tue 9/27
Otis & Northwest Fundraising
Otis & Northwest Fundraising

Mon 9/12 - Tue 9/27
Otis & Northwest Fundraising
Otis & Northwest Fundraising

Mon 9/12 - Tue 9/27
Oct 1
Otis & Northwest Fundraising
Otis & Northwest Fundraising

Mon 9/12 - Tue 9/27
Otis & Northwest Fundraising
Otis & Northwest Fundraising

Mon 9/12 - Tue 9/27
Picture Day
Picture Day

Tuesday, September 27
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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



Apollo PTA Otis Cookie and Northwest Collection Fundraising

September 12th – September 27th

Wow, our Fall Fundraiser is up to a great start!  The kids just began collecting their dinosaurs and everyone is excited and pumped up to get more!

Here are some FAQ’s for the fundraiser: 
How do I order online?

Is there a shipping fee if we order online?

There is no shipping fee if it gets shipped to the school or if the order in more than 10 items.

When is the turn-in date of the envelopes?

Turn-in day is Sept. 27th.  You can either turn in the packet with your order form and check or purchase online using a credit card.

Who do we make the checks payable to?

Make all checks payable to Apollo PTA.

When will we get the orders?

It takes about 2-3 weeks.  We should have the products by mid-October.  We will update the teachers and parents when we know the exact delivery date so everyone is ready.

How do we get the products?

All products and prizes for NW Collection & Otis will be delivered to the school unless you chose the option to ship somewhere else. 

What if I just want to donate to the school?

Donations are also accepted.  Each $15 donated is equal to one (1) item sold.  Record each $15 donation on the order for as item #1515. 

Is 5th grade camp not selling cookies this year?

Fifth grade camp has combined with Apollo PTA's general fundraising so by supporting this fall fundraiser and others, your helping to raise money for 5th grade camp along with all the other great programs supported by Apollo PTA.

How and when do we see Blitz our Seahawks mascot?

Kids who sell 15 or more items will be invited to an awesome Seahawks party with the Mascot Blitz on October 17th! 
Thank you so much for supporting Apollo PTA and it’s programs. 

For questions, please email



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:



Family Math Night!

Friday, October 7 from 6pm-8pm at MPR

Come and explore the wonders of math with kids and teachers. Enjoy an exciting evening.

• Board Games: 10 games for different grades. Including Sum Swamp, Blokus, 24-game, Farkle, Uno, Number Chase, Etc.

• Brain Teaser Games: Cubes, IQ Puzzle Ball, Metal Puzzle, etc.

• Engineering with Teacher: Build your own with strings and pieces.

• Eureka Math Education: Teachers present and educate parents new Math Curriculum. Two sessions: 6:15PM and 7:30PM. All parents are welcome. 

Math In Action – New Enrichment Daily Math Program
First worksheet available online date: 9/30/2016
Due Date: 10/7/2016

Want to know more about this program and How to participate?

Volunteers still needed

Please sign up for Math Night and/or Math In Action:


 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.

Dental Mobile Van
On October 17 , the Dental Mobile Van will be located at Eastridge Church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Attendees must register in advance with Rebecca at the Food and Clothing Bank ... read full article

English for Work - An ESL Program
ENGLISH FOR WORK - AN ESL PROGRAM through Hopelink. Learn English. Prepare for Work. Free classes starting each quarter ... read full article

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
Child Care resources: ... read full article

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
Find out if you qualify for computers and/or free internet access : ... read full article

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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