Mar 26
Apr 1
Textile Drive - Fundraiser
Textile Drive - Fundraiser

Mon 4/3 - Fri 4/7
Textile Drive - Fundraiser
Textile Drive - Fundraiser

Mon 4/3 - Fri 4/7
Textile Drive - Fundraiser
Textile Drive - Fundraiser

Mon 4/3 - Fri 4/7
Textile Drive - Fundraiser
Textile Drive - Fundraiser

Mon 4/3 - Fri 4/7
Textile Drive - Fundraiser
Textile Drive - Fundraiser

Mon 4/3 - Fri 4/7
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Running March 13th-April 7th, we encourage you to record your child's minute total to the Minute Tracker sheet.  It serves as a wonderful way to track and manage your child’s progress throughout our read-a-thon, as well as, a way to connect with your child through reading together!

Use the sponsorship form attached to collect donations.  You can use email, Facebook or other modes of social media to get the word out. Credit card donations may be made by clicking on the "DONATE" button below:

Select your donation amount

Your Child's First & Last Name

Teacher's Name & Grade


Please remember to enter your child’s first and last name, teacher and grade when submitting the credit card donation via PayPal to ensure classroom prize credit.

Checks made out to "Apollo PTA" and cash are also accepted and should be documented below and secured within provided envelope. The leaderboard announcements will be posted on Facebook, so please make sure you have "liked" the Apollo Elementary PTA Facebook page:

For more information, click on any of the following links:

By working together as a team, we can meet our school reading and fundraising goals!



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Apollo PTA's Spring Read-A-Thon standings after the 1st week! Which classes will be in the lead next week?

Keep logging those reading minutes and getting those donations in! We are about 5.35% to our goal of $27,000 and we can't do this without YOUR support!



Christi Schumann, Dolores
Miranda, Kristi Hammond
and Christie Loe-Malone

Karen Bankson &
Jessica Ferranti

Congratulations to our Apollo PTA Service Award Winners!

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Apollo PTA Service Awards for the 2016-2017 school year.

Receiving the Golden Acorn Award for their exemplary volunteer service, time, energy and dedication to go above and beyond to support the students and Apollo community are: Christie Loe-Malone, Kristi Hammond and Dolores Miranda.

The Outstanding Advocate Award has been awarded to Christi Schumann for her constant and proactive advocate for all children in our school community and commitment to ensure every child is represented and their needs are met.

Outstanding Educator Award was awarded to Mrs. Karen Bankson and Mrs. Jessica Ferranti for their support and PTA involvement; enthusiasm and encouragement that they have brought to their classroom and youth of Apollo.

Thank you so much everything that you do and we are so proud and fortunate to have you in our Apollo Community!


Congratulations to Ryan Lee and Ruby Dosenbach - Washington State PTA Reflections Award Winners!

Ryan received a State Award of Excellence for his Film Production entry and Ruby received a State Outstanding Interpretation Award for her Film Production entry. Both students will be honored by the Washington State PTA at a reception in April.

If you are interested in entering Reflections Art Program in Fall 2017, CLICK HERE for more information.  Apollo PTA coordinates this program for our Apollo Students, Grades K - 5.

The 2017-2018 Theme is "Within Reach."  There are six categories to enter your work of art: Visual Arts • Photography • Music Composition • Literature • Film Production • Dance Choreography.


Apollo Family Fun Night!

FRIDAY, MARCH 31ST 6:30-8:30PM
Coal Creek Family YMCA

The Y welcomes Apollo Elementary families for fun, inflatables, games & more!

We will be fundraising to help send our fabulous 5th graders to overnight camp.  A $10 per person donation is suggested and will be collected at the Y. More or less will be happily accepted.

Activities Include:

- Open Swim
Giant games
Rugged Warrior–Inflatable Obstacle Course
Bounce House
Y-Swag giveaways and more!

*All participants age 16 and older will be required to check in with a photo ID.

For more information CLICK HERE.


glassybaby Road Show to Support our Students!

The Issaquah Schools Foundation brings you a glassybaby road show!
Don’t miss an illuminating evening to learn more about the Foundation and how we support our students!
There will be an array of colorful glassybabies available to purchase. 10% of all event proceeds will go directly to support our students!
Date: Thursday March 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM 
Location: Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park. Dr. Issaquah  
RSVP: Email or 425 391-8557

All are Welcome!


Math In Action Challenge

The Math Challenge #11 is available online at

Be sure to participate for a chance to earn a prize on 4/21/2017. The challenge will be posted on 3/17 (Friday). Turn your submission to your teacher or to the school office. Due date is 3/23/2017 (Thursday) by 3 PM. Math Challenge #10 Solution is also available there. Please check.

Let the challenge begin!


Clothing and Textile Drive -- Start Saving Now!

We all have unwanted textiles that are out of fashion, not needed, or no longer fit. Instead of discarding surplus clothing and household linens, give them a second life through Clothes for the Cause. Hosting an easy and profitable clothing drive allows these items to be re-worn, recycled or repurposed for the good of your cause and our planet.

Save your donations now for our April 1st - 21st Fundraiser. The more we collect - the more we earn and will better the Earth!!!

Accepted Items
CLOTHING new and gently used. SHOES paired only. TOWELS, STUFFED ANIMALS, HATS, SHEETS, BLANKETS, QUILTS, BEDSPREADS, DRAPES, PURSES, BELTS...all items must be dry, clean and in a tied plastic bag.

*We cannot take glass, breakables, electronics, pet beds, bed pillows, carpeting, throw rugs, uniforms, or hotel linens or items previously for sale at a thrift store.

Any questions? Contact


Nominations for Apollo's 2017-2018 PTA Board!

The Nominating Committee is looking for recommendations for next year's 2017-2018 PTA Board!  Do you know someone who you think would make a great candidate?  Or perhaps you'd like to recommend yourself!  Nomination Forms and PTA job descriptions are available in the front office.  The deadline for nominations is March 20, 2017. 

For more information, please contact the Nominating Committee.  Laurelle Graves:, Amie Ojerio: or Michelle Nonis:



Apollo Kindergarten Play Dates

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!

For more information, please click on the link below:



Reading at Home (RAH)

Reading At Home (RAH) is a school-wide reading incentive program. Students can earn free books and free popcorn! Please log your student's minutes by the last day of each month! Click on the "Reading at Home" icon on the left side of this website to enter minutes.

For full information about the RAH program, READ HERE.

Questions? Contact



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:




 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.