Family Fun Events

Magical Math Night
Magical Math Night

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January 12, 2018

Family Math Night is a Math focused event filled with games and lots of fun activities based on Math as the theme. Math is not only about numbers. This Event will help kids to see Math in a fun/different way and love it. It's also a great opportunity to meet other families.

Family Dinner & Bingo Night
Family Dinner & Bingo Night

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(none)
When:
September 29, 2017

A free, fun-filled evening of dining and Bingo for Apollo families! Volunteers are needed!

Apollo's Got Talent
Apollo's Got Talent

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(none)
When:
March 23, 2017

This Apollo PTA sponsored event is where the students get to showcase their wonderful talent!

In order to make this fantastic event happen, a Chairperson and committee are still needed! Click below to get more information about making sure the Talent Show happens this year.


Multicultural Night
Multicultural Night

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(none)
When:
February 9, 2017

Do you have a favorite family recipe passed down from generations before you? Or maybe it's a traditional dish your family serves during special occasions, or one your culture is well known for? Well we'd love for you to share it with your Apollo family at the Multicultural Night Potluck Dinner on Friday, February 9th from 6-8pm We're looking for dishes from ALL cultures to complete our Food Festival. The more countries represented, the better.

Spring Family Fun Night
Spring Family Fun Night

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(none)
When:
May 18, 2018

Did you enjoy the Spring Family Fun Night with the YMCA last year? Help make it happen this year. Volunteers are needed!

Free Money for Apollo!

Artsonia
Artsonia

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When:
Ongoing

We’re excited to take part in Artsonia, the world’s largest online student art museum, offers a free, educational program to schools, teachers, and parents. Please click below for more information.

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

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(none)
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Ongoing

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.

Employer Matching Funds
Employer Matching Funds

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Ongoing

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.
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education

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Ongoing

Clip Box Tops and Help Earn for Apollo!

Back to school is just around the corner and the perfect time to get those Box Tops rounded up and ready to send in! Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs! Box Tops are worth .10 each and they add up to real cash for our school! Last year Apollo earned $956.40; this year our goal is to raise $1,500.00.

To help our school, just look for the pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them in with your student with their teacher’s name clearly marked. Make sure you sign up at www.BTFE.com to get the latest information and promotions about Box Tops! You can also earn extra Box Tops on many products carried at Costco right now so keep your eyes open!

Target REDcard
Target REDcard

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(none)
When:
Ongoing

Sign up for a Target credit card at Target and designate Apollo Elementary. Every time you use your Target credit or debit card, Apollo will receive up to a 1% donation on whatever you spend.


Community Relations

Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

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(none)
When:
Monthly

We love our Apollo Staff! The Staff Appreciation chairs and committee plan and coordinate ways to appreciate our staff through-out the year as well as head up Staff Appreciation Week which, May 1-5, 2017.

Giving Campaigns
Giving Campaigns

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When:
Nov 21-Dec 2, 2016 and Feb 13-17, 2017

Big Hearts & Helping Hands

If you would like to help teach Apollo students the importance of giving back to the community, the Outreach Committee needs you! Each year the Apollo PTA participates in various community giving programs, including the Coin Drive & Toy Drive/Giving Tree. There are lots of ways you can help - signup online, or contact Christi at outreach@apollopta.org.
PTA Awards
PTA Awards

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When:
Spring

PTA Awards are given out each spring in recognition of Apollo's outstanding volunteers and educators. The Golden Acorn Award is individuals who volunteer in ways that promote the health, welfare, safety and education of children and youth in our school and community. The Outstanding Educator Awards represents someone who regularly goes above and beyond the expectations of their job, and can be a teacher, assistant, custodian, bus driver, administrator, or any other staff member.

Be on the look out by February for ways to nominate Apollo's amazing volunteers and educators for the 2017 awards!
Parent Education Events
Parent Education Events

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(none)
When:
Ongoing

The Apollo PTA contributes to the district-wide Parentwiser program to bring fabulous guest speakers to the Issaquah School District. Events are free to all Apollo PTA members, but seating is limited, so please be sure to register online.

Kindergarten Connect
Kindergarten Connect

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When:
Summer 2017

Parents of new Kindergarteners ... feeling a little anxious, excited, nervous, relieved? Summer Kindergarten Play Dates give students and parents a chance to meet each other and members of the Apollo PTA.
Advocacy
Advocacy

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Write a letter to YOUR Advocacy/Legislative Reps and tell them what your top 5 areas of passion in regards to your child's education. Better yet, write your WA State Representatives and Senators. Click HERE for more information!
Local Links
Local Links

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(none)

Looking for some extra activities for your student and family around town? Interested in what's going on in the City of Renton or Issaquah? We've compiled some local links. Click HERE to check it out!

Curriculum Enrichment

Geography Bee
Geography Bee

Chair:
(none)
When:
January 2017

The 4th Annual Apollo Elementary Geography Bee!

Do you know which continent lies entirely north of the Tropic of Cancer? Apollo Elementary 4th and 5th graders will once again have the opportunity to answer questions such as the above when they participate in the fun and challenging National Geographic Bee! To qualify for the school bee, 4th and 5th graders will be participating in mini geography bee challenges in their individual classrooms during the month of December. These classroom bees will determine grade level finalists for our school.
Read At Home (RAH)
Read At Home (RAH)

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year Long

Earn books for reading! Track your reading minutes with our handy online calendar and the PTA will reward you!
Click below for more information.



Art Docent
Art Docent

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Ongoing

The Apollo Art Docent Program is funded and supported by the PTA. Each class has art docent volunteers who plan and conduct monthly art lessons.

Are you an Art Docent? Click HERE for some great resources and signup to receive more information about becoming an art docent.
Reflections & Family Art Night
Reflections & Family Art Night

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When:
November 14, 2016

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2016-2017 theme: What Is Your Story?
The Reflections Reception and Family Performing Art Night will be held on November 14, 2016. Volunteers are needed to make this program a success - sign up online for more information .


Missoula Children's Theater
Missoula Children's Theater

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When:
October 16-20, 2017

The Missoula Children's Theater is back! This years production is Aladdin, put on by the Apollo students all happens in just 1 week. The evening performance is scheduled for October 20, 2017 at 6:30pm. Click below for more information


Science Fair
Science Fair

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When:
April 21, 2017

The annual Apollo PTA Science Fair showcases student's projects and is a fun-filled evening of science exploration. This year, the fair is on April 21st from 6-8 PM. Projects must be registered by April 19th on apollopta.oursciencefair.com. All details, instructions and volunteer opportunities are available on the website.

Math in Action
Math in Action

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When:
All Year Long

MATH IN ACTION is a free Math Enrichment program offered to all Apollo students by the Eclipse Academy throughout the academic year.

Math in Action challenges our students beyond their daily math work by pushing kids to their maximum potential as well as encouraging them to develop out of box thinking, strategy and problem solving skills.

Please click below to find out more information.

PTA Grant Program
PTA Grant Program

Chair:
(none)
When:
Ongoing

Click HERE for some great resources.

Fundraising

NW Collection Fundraiser
NW Collection Fundraiser

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When:
September 11th-25th, 2017

Get excited for our fundraiser from Otis Spunkmeyer and Northwest Collection! There are so many things to choose from like kitchen goods, wrapping paper, chocolates, flower bulbs, magazines and best of all SEAHAWKS items! You will surely find something unique and special for anyone and everyone! A portion of the proceeds will be used to run programs such as Art Docent, Emergency Preparedness, the Family Fun Nights and much more.

Our fundraiser runs from September 11th-25th.

Signup to Help

Scholastic Book Fairs
Scholastic Book Fairs

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Nov 28-Dec 2, 2016 and May 15-19, 2017

The Scholastic Book Fairs will take place Nov 28-Dec 2 (Holiday) and May 15-19 (Summer Reading). Aside from all the fabulous books the families can purchase, Apollo earns Scholastic Dollars that benefit our school. The Scholastic Dollars are used to buy books for teacher's class libraries, the Apollo Library, and prizes for the Reading At Home program. Thank you to everyone for supporting the Book Fair!
Lots of volunteers make it happen -
Signup for more information.
Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

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Grant Writing
Grant Writing

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We have a team of excellent grant writers. If you have a need for their expertise, please feel free to reach out.

Student Life

Popcorn Friday!
Popcorn Friday!

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When:
1 time a month

Apollo kids LOVE Popcorn Fridays! Popcorn Friday are once a month & students are able to purchase popcorn for $.25 during their second recess.

Yearbooks
Yearbooks

Chair:
(none)
When:
Ongoing

Yearbooks are memories that last a lifetime. Be on the look out for how to order your students yearbook this spring!
Fifth Grade Camp
Fifth Grade Camp

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When:
Spring

Health and Safety

Fitness Connection
Fitness Connection

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When:
Ongoing

Kids circuit training, running club, new soccer goals, jump rope jump-off, Fun Fit Club, dance party recesses...? YOU can help make these ideas a reality. Apollo PTA is forming a new Fitness Committee to get our kids up, moving and having fun!

Contact fitness@apollopta.org for more information.
Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness

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When:
Ongoing

Did you know that the PTA plays a huge role in Apollo's Emergency Preparedness planning? We've funded emergency backpacks and supply buckets for every room at the school. Each summer the supplies are refreshed. If you're a closet emergency prepper and want to get involved, please contact the program chairperson to learn more!

Communications

Membership
Membership

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YOU are the key to PTA success! For more information about who we are, what we do, and member benefits, click here.

Student Directory
Student Directory

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall

A free Apollo Elementary Student Directory is provided for all Apollo PTA Members.