CalendarWe are about to start a new year and so I wanted to take this opportunity to say how much I enjoy working with these motivated and enthusiastic students. I feel very lucky to have students who love to learn and want to be challenged. It is a joy to watch them crank away at difficult problems, celebrate their successes and work through their mistakes. I hope you feel as blessed.


Fifth graders at Discovery continue to work on programming their robots to perform tasks and building their obstacle courses. Fifth grade at Sunny Hills is looking at the problem of over-population and using some pretty amazing math skills to learn more about the impact that has on our world.


Fourth graders are learning to use a budget to guide their creativity as they build polyhedra that will eventually become a colony of the future.


All students have been working diligently on problem solving and have been very challenged by the assessments. I am working with some students individually to help bring up their skills. The level of difficulty of the problems this year is substantial.


Here’s hoping that your holiday is happy, healthy and has at least a little hilarity!


Cindy Parsons

Clipart from Phillip Martin
Issaquah Schools Foundation

The students in the SAGE program, along with their teachers, want to thank the Issaquah
Schools Foundation for their donation of LEGO EV3 Robotics Kits. These kits allow all 5th
grade SAGE students to participate in this great STEM activity. ISF supports our students
with contributions made to their organization by the Issaquah community. Find out how you
can be a part of this worthwhile endeavor at

SAGE Expectations

SAGE students will attend class each week with their binder and all due assignments.

SAGE students will be collaborative, enthusiastic and persistent learners working toward their chosen individual goal.

Mrs. Parsons' SAGE Group

Mrs. Parsons' SAGE Group
SAGE Challenger and Discovery Elementaries