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 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


Golden Acorn & Advocate Winners!

Apollo Elementary PTA would like to congratulate the following winners of our 2014-2015 Golden Acorn and Outstanding Advocate Awards:

Golden Acorn Award

Candy Eiler
Candy has done an outstanding job leading the PTA Membership campaign this year.   She willingly steps up to help if there is a need, joining the committees for Spirit Wear and the Spring Dance, and always has a positive can-do attitude. 

Katey Curtis
Katey has served as one of the VP’s of Fundraising on the PTA board this year.  She has spearheaded new programs and fundraisers for the benefit of the school like Orange Ruler, pre-ordered school supplies, and the selling flowers at performance events like Missoula Children’s Theater and Variety Show.    Katey is also a chairperson for committees including Spirt Wear, S.W.A.G, and Popcorn Friday. 


Outstanding Advocate Award

Marta Burnet
Marta has done a great job keeping the PTA involved with our state legislators.  She arranged for a group to visit the Capitol on Focus Day in January, introducing our kids to state government and making a presence on behalf of our district and school.  In addition to serving on the PTA Board as President, Marta also participated on Apollo’s Site Council team and stepped into the Advocacy role when there was a vacancy.  Marta continues to advocate for the ELL community, spearheading the translation of the student handbook into Spanish and working with Mrs. Mundell to have a Spanish Curriculum Night this year.

Christi Schumann
Christi is an amazing behind the scenes advocate for many PTA sponsored programs. Her enthusiasm and expertise in the area of grant writing has helped to bring many new activities to Apollo. This year, Christi helped secure funding to support Recess Fitness, Nutrition and RAZ-Kid, and has submitted additional grants and requests to add musical instruments to the forest and additional blacktop activities on the playground. She is the chairperson for Reading A-Z, an important literacy program for the Kinder and 1st grades.

Congratulations to all 4 winners and thank you to everyone that submitted your nominations!  We have so many fantastic volunteers at Apollo!


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, to reserve a seat at your school’s table or Jenell Tamaela,

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 You’ll earn 8% of your purchase for the Issaquah Schools Foundation. Visit for our Amazon link.



Time to Get your Scientific Hats On! 

Science Fair is coming up on April 16th from 6-8PM. Now is the time to register on!

Questions?  Email:


Become an Apollo PTA Member Today!

It’s never too late to become an Apollo PTA member.  Simply click: 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, 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!

  • March 27
  • April 3
  • April 17
  • May 1
  • May 15
  • May 29
  • June 12


National PTA names Apollo Elementary a 2014-2016 National PTA School of Excellence!

We are excited to announce that Apollo Elementary has been named a National PTA School of Excellence! As a National PTA School of Excellence, Apollo made significant progress to welcome and empower families to support student success and school improvements during the course of the 2013-2014 school year. We are one of only three schools in the entire state of Washington to receive this honor.

Apollo Elementary joins an elite group of schools recognized by the National PTA for its partnership with families through PTA to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.

Thanks to the over 300 people who have already joined the PTA for the upcoming school year. Join today! All who join by September 30th will be entered into a drawing for a family dinner and movie night out ($50 gift certificate to Red Robin AND a $50 gift certificate to Regal Cinemas). Go Rockets!


March 27: Popcorn Friday and RAH Book Giveaway (During 2nd Recess)

April 16: Science Fair - 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room

April 17: RAH Book Giveaway (During 2nd Recess)

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


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.

Mar 29
Apr 1
Spring Break
Spring Break

Mon 4/6 - Fri 4/10
Spring Break
Spring Break

Mon 4/6 - Fri 4/10
Spring Break
Spring Break

Mon 4/6 - Fri 4/10
Spring Break
Spring Break

Mon 4/6 - Fri 4/10
Spring Break
Spring Break

Mon 4/6 - Fri 4/10
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