May 1
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Mon 5/2 - Fri 5/6
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Mon 5/2 - Fri 5/6
6:00p PTA Budget Meeting
PTA Budget Meeting

Tuesday, May 3
6:00p - 9:00p

Everyone is welcome to attend this open PTA Budget Planning Meeting!
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Mon 5/2 - Fri 5/6
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Mon 5/2 - Fri 5/6
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Mon 5/2 - Fri 5/6
6:00p YMCA Funapalooza
YMCA Funapalooza

Friday, May 13
6:00p - 8:00p

The YMCA will bring the fun straight to the Apollo playground - Gaga Ball, giant board games, Putt Putt Golf , iDance, the playEveryday Obstacle Course and much more!

Bring a picnic dinner for your family - the PTA will provide water & Ice Cream Treats.
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Join us in taking the Spring School of Excellence Survey!

Join Apollo Elementary Administration and PTA in our final push for renewing our School of Excellence Award! Everyone can participate by completing this brief survey regarding Family & School Partnerships.

Please join our team by simply clicking the links below and answering the simple questions by May 20th.






Order Your School Supplies Now!

Apollo PTA is excited to announce that ordering of grade level school supplies kits ( is available to purchase online for 2016-2017 school year from
4/20/2016 till 6/24/2016. Please follow the steps below to make your order.

Steps to order your kit(s) securely online:

1. Go to
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, flash drives and scientific calculators
  • 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 for more questions.



Apollo PTA Science Fair - Thank you Volunteers!

Thank you for another fantastic Apollo PTA Science Fair! We had 206 projects by 230 Junior Scientists - that's a HUGE fair. We hope you enjoyed all of the hands-on stations and demos. We've already started to think about stations for next year...  

The Committee Chairs, Kimberly Nocco & Khanh Soliven, would like to thank and recognize the planning committee & volunteers for making the program a success: Maricel Paulino, Christi Schumann, Ben & Tricia Mathis, Sara Ceder, Kristi Hammond, Gregg Schuler, Christie Loe-Malone, Jodi & Rob Ackerman, Natasha & Wes Vorley, Danielle Dixon, Jenine Hoff, Ernest Burns, Regeana Rupard, Lance Heine, Larry Soliven,  Marco Nocco, Apollo Green Team and Apollo Coding Club, Mr. Barone, Mrs. Wolfe, Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Waskom and Guest Exhibitors Liberty DECA, and the Apollo students who helped clean-up & sort boards. We couldn't have done it without you!




Yearbook Photos Wanted!

Calling All Photographers! It's time to submit your photos for the yearbook!

Go to

Enter in the access code XFBQBJ and click get started. Provide your name, email address and a password. Once registered, you will receive an email with an activation link. Click the link to activate your account. Once activated you can log in with your email address and the password you have created.

UPLOAD to Category: Choose from one of the pre-defined categories the yearbook staff set up. It only holds 72 photos at a time, till I move them into the website. If it is full please send me a quick email and I'll get it correct and then try again. If you need to provide a CD or USB drive, please put in the PTA box, marked with your child's name and teacher. I will return them.

Starting Monday April 4th, you may purchase your yearbook online.

Go to
Apollo ID code: 4802016

• Yearbook Cost is $16.00 Current Events Insert: $2.00
• Donations accepted for scholarship yearbook fund
• Envelopes will be provided in the office after spring break.

Any questions regarding the yearbook please contact:
Chimene Lautenslager



YMCA Family Funapalooza

Friday, May 13th from 6-8 PM

Please save the date for the YMCA Family Funapalooza, sponsored by the Apollo PTA. The YMCA will bring the fun straight to the Apollo playground - Gaga Ball, giant board games, Putt Putt Golf , iDance, the playEveryday Obstacle Course and much more!

Bring a picnic dinner for your family - the PTA will provide water & Ice Cream Treats.



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.




Sound System Parent Needed!

Please consider helping out with the sound system in this spring. We need a sound person. Due to time restraints it is not possible for the music teacher to get everything set up before rehearsals for the grade level concerts.

Apollo Concert Dates 
3rd Grade: Pioneer Program, Thursday, April 28th
2nd Grade: Thursday, May 12th 
1st Grade: Tuesday, May 17th
4th Grade Pacific Rim Concert: Thursday, June 2nd

All concerts are at 7:00p.m. All rehearsals are the day of the concert at 1:50p.m. until the end of the day, with the exception of the 5th grade rehearsal, which is an assembly in the morning at 8:45a.m. We need someone to help set up the sound system, starting at 1:00p.m. the day of the concerts and help take it down after the program.

Please contact Lynne Boeger at 837-7542 or to volunteer.

Ms. Boeger - Music Teacher



Fitness Bingo!
The Apollo PTA is celebrating fitness this month! To encourage students to reach their daily goal of 60 minutes of exercise, we have created a Fitness Bingo game for students to play at home. Students need to complete 20 activities during the month of April and turn in their Bingo sheet by May 2 for a prize.
All students received a Fitness Bingo sheet from their teacher. You can download another copy HERE.
Contact with any questions.



Apollo Kindergarten Play Date

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!

Register for KinderConnect updates HERE.

Math at Home (MAH) & Reading at Home (RAH)

Students can start earning free books and math prizes by logging their minutes on See program instructions and details HERE.  

New this year...students do not need to be logged into their parent's account to input minutes (as long as their parents have set up their account) and/or students can keep a paper calendar and parents can input the *total sum* of minutes just once each month!



Do your kids love Popcorn Friday?

Remember to send a quarter to school with your kids so they can buy a bag at second recess.  Here are the Popcorn Friday dates:


Want to volunteer to be a popper or seller?  Sign-up now!

Contact for more information.


Make the most of 2015-16!

Your Apollo PTA has a fantastic year planned and here are a few helpful tips to get the year kicked off right:

  • Renew your membership & update student's teachers so we have an accurate list for programs and class prizes.
  • Signup now to be sure our favorite events & programs happen this year - areas of greatest need: Art Docents, Reflections Art Program, Staff Appreciation, Popcorn Friday.
  • Show off Apollo Team pride - lots of Spirit Days are planned (Team Apollo Tuesdays) this year & Spirit Wear is on sale!
  • Like Apollo Elementary PTA on Facebook for news and updates.
  • Download the full calendar so you don't miss anything!


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

Welcome to Apollo Elementary PTA's Membership Registration Process!

if you are joining as a NEW Member to Apollo's PTA
(i.e. you weren't a member last year) [REGISTRATION]

If you are a returning Apollo PTA member:

  • Sign in to update your account information [SIGN-IN]
  • Sign in and sign up for 2015-2016 Apollo PTA Membership [DONATE/MEMBERSHIP]

What does your annual membership fee bring to Apollo? Here’s just a small sample:

Family Dinner & Bingo Night
Reflections/Art Night

Family Story Night
Missoula Children’s Theater
Multi- Cultural Night
Variety Show
Science Fair
Family Dance

Art Docents
Math & Reading Programs
Fitness Programs
Emergency Preparedness Backpacks
5th Grade Camp
$10,000 in available Grants
...and much, much more!

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. 

You Shop, They Give, Students Win!

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


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.

Popcorn Friday!
    Popcorn Friday A student favorite! Volunteers are needed every other Friday for popping and selling. Can't be at the school on Friday? Program coordinators are needed to help set the schedule and order the supplies. Sign-up today ! ... read full article

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