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DOWNLOAD the Apollo School Supplies List!

Conveniently download the 2016-2017 Apollo Elementary School Supplies List here:

2016-2017 Apollo Elementary School Supplies List



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


Don't get caught in the "Summer Slide"!

Join your Apollo Friends and Neighbors for our Summer Library Hours:

Thursdays starting July 7th through August 11th

10 am - 1 pm

We look forward to seeing you there!


Apollo PTA Invites All Incoming KINDERGARTEN Students and Parents to…Apollo KINDERConnect

Do you have a Kindergarten student 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 Kindergartner gets to know their new peers and new school!

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, allows your child to become familiar with Apollo, and also spend time with other kids in their Kindergarten class. You are encouraged to participate in either or all three--come and go, just drop by or stay and play!

KINDERConnect (CLICK HERE for more information):

- July 7th -- Storyteller at 10:30 am
- August 4th -- Storyteller at 6:30 pm
- August 11th -- Storyteller at 10:30 am

KINDER School Tour, Art Activity and Playground time with a treat!


School Supply Drive for Tools4School!

Tools4School is a community-wide partnership led by the Issaquah Schools Foundation to provide new backpacks and school supplies for students in the Issaquah School District. This year the PTSA and Issaquah Schools Foundation are partnering on a school supply drive in YOUR school.
YOU CAN SUPPORT students in your school by donating new school supplies from the list posted at Donation bins are in your buildings from Monday, May 16th through Monday June 13th.
To donate funds, volunteer or for more information, please visit:

Please register by August 5th at or in person at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank,179 First Ave. SE or at the Issaquah Schools Foundation, 1st Ave SE - Portable 1. The annual Tools4School Event will be held on Saturday, August 20th from 10 am - 3 pm at Eastridge Church, 24205 SE Issaquah Fall City Road.

Please contact Krista at or Carolyn at or call 425-391-8557.



Congratulations 2016 PTA Service Award Winners!

The Apollo PTA would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2016 PTA Service Awards. Thank you for all of your hard work to make Apollo an amazing school!

Golden Acorn
Brandee Shillito
Laurelle Graves
Maricel Paulino

Outstanding Advocate
Christie Loe-Malone
Kimberly Nocco

Outstanding Educator
Cassie LaFranchi
Jenise Clausen
Jennifer McNease

To read more about the recipients, CLICK HERE.

 Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Volunteers 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 new registration process for the entire Issaquah School District. All volunteers must complete an online application and background check


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.