Apollo Elementary E-news

October 10, 2019

Upcoming Dates

  • October 14 - Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • October 29 - Picture Re-take Day
  • November 6 - Veteran's Day Assembly, MPR, 9:45am-10:15am

Reminder: No School This Monday, October 14th - Teacher Work Day

If you intend to extend the long weekend, please be sure to notify the attendance office by calling 425-837-7500 or email apattendance@issaquah.wednet.edu

Any absences of 3 or more school days must be approved ahead of time with a pre-arranged absence request form using this link.

Emergency Contact Verification

Although there was the opportunity to update your emergency contact and family information through the EVP process, we are finding that many students do not have correct contact information. Please take a moment to log onto Skyward Family Access and verify that your current information is up to date. If there needs to be a change, please contact Kim Byrne in our main office. We want to make sure that we can reach you or your designated contacts in case of an emergency. Thank you for taking the time to assure your student has current information.

Email to: byrnek@issaquah.wednet.edu

Phone: 425 837-7505

Veteran's Day Assemblies

We will be honoring our veterans at an assembly on Wednesday, November 6th at 9:45 - 10:15am. Assistant Principal, Vanessa Garcia, is preparing a special power point presentation which will include pictures of veterans who are special to our students. Please send photographs to Mrs. Garcia via email to GarciaV@issaquah.wednet.edu no later than Monday, November 4th. If you sent a picture and it was used in last year’s presentation, you don’t need to send another this year.

Please include:

  • The name of the veteran
  • The student’s name and teacher (or names if there are siblings at Apollo)
  • The relationship of the veteran to the student (grandparent, uncle, mother, etc…)
  • The branch of service in which the veteran served
  • The years in which the veteran served

If you have special veterans in your family who live nearby (or if you are a veteran!), please invite them to our assemblies so we can honor them in person!

ISD Transportation Department Weather Emergency Notification Bulletin - Be Ready for Winter Weather

Watch your mailbox starting October 2 for the ISD 2019-2020 school year Emergency Transportation Bulletin. This mailer includes information on snow routes and stops, as well as program cancellations and schedule changes due to inclement weather. The bulletin also includes information on how to find out about school delays or closure. For more information, including a link to the electronic version of the bulletin, please click here.

Are you new to the ISD?

Would you like to learn more about the school system and programs in the Issaquah School District?

All families are invited to attend the ISD event “What Every Parent Wants to Know about the ISD” on Oct. 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Clark Elementary School.

This event will have separate sessions for elementary, middle and high school information on topics such as school and classroom expectations, behavior expectations, grading, homework, communication with school and teachers, how to get involved, and course selection at the secondary level. District staff and parent volunteers will be available to answer questions.

Spanish, Korean and Mandarin speaking interpreters will be available at the event. Contact gilmourl@issaquah.wednet.edu by Oct. 17th if you need an interpreter in another language.

Snacks and Childcare are available.

PTA News


The Apollo PTA is proud to present Missoula Children's Theatre's production of Peter and Wendy

The Missoula Children's Theatre production of PETER AND WENDY will be held on MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2019, 4:00-6:00 pm. For more information about the production and how to participate click HERE.

Online sign-ups for the AUDITION will go live TODAY, Thursday , Oct 10, 5:00 pm to Thursday, Oct 17, 5:00 pm.



There is only a few days left if the PTA Rocket Fuel Fundraiser and we still have a way to go to get to your goal. Please visit www.apollopta.org to find out how you can help us reach our goal!

Visit here to make a donation: https://apollorocketfuel.azurewebsites.net/login.aspx


Apollo students are invited to participate in the Reflections program. This year, the theme is “Look Within.” All Reflectionssubmissions are due by Monday, October 28. For more information on how to participate: Apollo PTA Reflections


Volunteers are needed for the school sponsored Vision and Hearing testing! Please consider helping: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4ea4aa23a7fd0-vision3


Do you speak another language? Yay! Apollo PTA is looking individuals who would be willing to help once in a while with translation. We are hoping to help connect more Apollo families that might need something like this. Please sign up HERE. Questions? Please contact Pauline Reyes via FACE@apollopta.org.

Please visit our website at www.ApolloPTA.org for more information.


Dining for Kids

Join us on November 6th at Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill in Issaquah Highlands and Dine for Kids! Our Dining for Kids restaurant partners generously guarantee a portion of the day’s proceeds as a donation to the Issaquah Schools Foundation that provides multiple forms of support to Issaquah School District students, including food aid. More information about Dining for Kids dates & locations can be found here: http://isfdn.org/dining-for-kids/.

Shop for a Cause

Join the Issaquah Schools Foundation at the Golf Club at Newcastle November 14th and get a jump on your Holiday shopping! $3 from each glassybaby and 20% of all Kendra Scott jewelry sales will be donated back to fund programs and resources for Issaquah School District students. Enjoy an evening on the Terrace (indoor) of the Calcutta Grill with friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and rally together to shop for a cause!

Program Spotlight

Teacher Grants - The Issaquah Schools Foundation provides an opportunity for all teachers to apply for grants to fund projects that enrich education, fill unmet needs, and/or serve as incubators for innovation. Many PTSAs offer teacher grants as well, which is great! There are times when a grant is for a larger need, may be spread to more than one school, or is simply out of a given PTSA’s budget. The Foundation is here to support those ideas that teachers have to best support our student’s education. The Foundation’s grant process is all online and will open on November 8th. More information can be found at: http://isfdn.org/our-purpose/promoting-professional-development/grants/.

Our fall campaign, Step up for Kids is still in full swing! Donations can be made online at: http://isfdn.org/donate/.

District and Community News

Young Rembrandts Saturday Cartoon & Drawing at the Issaquah Community Center. Ages 6-12. Saturday, October 12-November 2 or Saturday, November 16–December 14 (No class November 30). $66; $55 for Residents. In this 4-week class, learn to create exciting cartoon imagery filled with dynamic characters and expressive personalities. You will develop visual story-telling skills by drawing humorous sequential images. Young Rembrandts teaches all-new lessons every week, and all lessons are both educational and FUN. Media includes pencils, sharpies and colored markers. Sign up with Issaquah Parks & Recreation at 425-837-3300 or www.issaquahwa.gov/register.

S.T.E.M. Workshops at the Issaquah Community Center. Saturdays, 10:00am–12:00pm. Ages 6-10. $48; 40 for Residents. Join Pamela Kennedy, an award-winning science teacher and owner of Cascade Enrichment for educational workshops that will get your kids thinking, solving and creating. Choose one workshop or sign up for multiple – each workshop is individual from each other. September 28: Mixing Madness; October 19: Microscopic World; November 16: Architectural Builds; December 7: Digging for Dinosaurs. Sign up with Issaquah Parks & Recreation at 425-837-3300 or www.issaquahwa.gov/register.

Mark your calendars now for the upcoming Family Sock Hop at the Issaquah Community Center. Friday, November 15; 6:30-9:00pm. This inaugural 50’s themed event, complete with root beer floats, is for all ages! $18/family; $15/for Issaquah residents. Sign up with Issaquah Parks & Recreation at 425-837-3300 or www.issaquahwa.gov/register

Check our Peachjar community bulletin boards!

Apollo Elementary partners with Peachjar, an online bulletin board system, to help families see all the opportunities happening with community partners in the greater ISD community.