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APOLLO STUDENTS: We want your participation too!  Just write your teacher(s) a "fan letter" of any kind, and bring the card or letter to the classroom on Friday, 4/8.  Don’t forget about our fantastic Specialists and Office Staff too!

APOLLO PARENTS:  Teacher gifts are voluntary.  Follow this link for Apollo Staff "Favorite Things"

To learn about other ways you can participate, follow this link and sign-up for any number of volunteer openings.  Suggestions welcome. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F4BAFAA23A2FB6-apollo
 





It's almost time for our Buy One, Get One (BOGO) Book Fair!


Stock up for summer reading at the Apollo library from May 11th-15th.  Volunteers are needed to make this event a success! Click here to sign up online. Options are available to take a shift during your child's library or recess time. Volunteers will be entered into a daily drawing for a $10 book fair credit!

Apollo BOGO Book Fair Volunteer Sign-Up 


 


A Wave of Exciting Fitness Activities at Apollo!

Thanks to grants from the WA State PTA/Coca Cola and the Apollo PTA, the new fitness committee has been able to do some really amazing things this year!  

CHECK OUT some of our accomplishments and contact fitness@apollopta.org to get involved.



Nominating Committee Report

The 2014-2015 Apollo Elementary PTA nominating committee places the following names in nomination:

For office of Co-President;  Brandee Shillito;
For office of Co-President;  Kimberly Nocco;
For office of Co-Treasurer;  Cathy Campbell;
For office of Co-Treasurer;  Candy Eiler;
For office of Secretary;   Katey Curtis;
For office of Programs;    **OPEN**
For office of Co-Events;   Maricel Paulino
For office of Co-Events;  Khanh Soliven
For office of Co-Fundraising; Kristi Hammond
For office of Co-Fundraising;  Regeana Rupard
For office of Communications; Catherine Burns

The nominating committee has confirmed that all nominees have been a member of a PTA for at least 30 days prior to the election, and met other requirements as stated in the Washington State PTA Uniform Bylaws. 

The nominating committee is still looking for volunteers to fill the positions of:

  • Programs
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Issaquah Schools Foundation Rep


Please contact us if you or someone you know would be interested in joining our fabulous PTA board for the 2015-2016 school year.

Respectfully submitted,
2014-2015 Nominating Committee
Katey Curtis, Amy Krohn, and Lyndee Lee

 



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 Representative (Kimberly Nocco, vpprograms@apollopta.org) 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.

  


 


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:

 

 


  

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!

  • April 17
  • May 1
  • May 15
  • May 29
  • June 12

 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

 



COMING THIS MONTH!

April 23: Second Grade Concert

May 4-8: Staff Appreciation Week

May 11-15: BOGO Spring Book Fair

May 12: PTA Board Meeting

May 29: RAH Book Giveaway (During 2nd Recess)

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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