• March 26, 2019

    2019-20 CLASS PLACEMENT - MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL Dear Apollo Families, The classroom placement process is complex and many factors impact the decision-making process. Enrollment and staffing numbers are not considered accurate until August, and e...
    • 26 Mar 2019
  • December 19, 2018

    Dear Apollo families,  “This is the final e-news of the year!” I say this at the end of each calendar year and each time I still can’t wrap my head around how fast time flies by! We started the school day today with an all scho...
    • 19 Dec 2018
  • November 16, 2018

    Thankful- The Apollo students have been joyfully fulling what they are thankful for on paper feathers which will adore turkeys hanging in the halls. This is a quick but very meaningful project for students K-5. I took time today to read each turkey&r...
    • 16 Nov 2018
  • October 25, 2018

    Dear Apollo Families, As we near the end of October and our spotlight on Disabilities and Anti-Bullying Awareness, I want to take the opportunity to share some of the wonderful experiences we have had at Apollo. This month we hosted the Missoula Thea...
    • 28 Oct 2018
  • September 10, 2018

    Dear Apollo families, We have had a fantastic first week for all of our students. The returning students did not miss a beat and our newest students are quickly learning the expectations of their new school. Awesome job Rockets! The staff and I are a...
    • 10 Sep 2018
  • June 20, 2018

    Dear Apollo Families, Another successful year is coming to a close at Apollo and I would like to thank you all for the outpouring of support to both our staff and our students this year. I hope you all have an opportunity to have some down time and s...
    • 20 Jun 2018
  • June 8, 2018

    Dear Apollo Families, Our fifth graders, their teachers, and parents had a successful and fun filled experience at Warm Beach Camp this week and we are glad they arrived back to Apollo safe and sound! The final 2017-2018 PTA General Meeting was held ...
    • 11 Jun 2018
  • May 11, 2018

    Dear Apollo Families, Firstly, I would like to begin by saying Happy Mother‘s Day to all the women would provide a positive and nurturing environment for all children! Secondly, thank you to the wonderful Apollo PTA for nourishing the Apollo st...
    • 11 May 2018
  • May 4, 2018

    Dear Apollo families,   Thank you to Apollo’s PTA for hosting such a wonderful Science Fair for the Apollo students and community. This type of event allows all students to participate and further their interests in science! During May, st...
    • 7 May 2018
  • April 6, 2018

    Dear Apollo Families, As I write this message, there is about an hour remaining of school before we are officially on Spring Break 2018!  I hope you all have an opportunity to have some down time and enjoy the coming of spring-like weather. For ...
    • 6 Apr 2018
  • March 9, 2018

    Hello Apollo Families, “… I am a teacher. It's how I define myself. A good teacher isn't someone who gives the answers out to their kids but is understanding of needs and challenges and gives tools to help other people succeed.&r...
    • 9 Mar 2018
  • March 2, 2018

    Apollo families, As I write you, our staff and students are embracing “Favorite Book Character Day” as part of our celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Visiting Apollo today are Pete the Cat, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron and G...
    • 5 Mar 2018
  • February 16, 2018

    Apollo Families, It may be gray and gloomy outside but inside here at Apollo it’s inspiring and bright! We have had plenty to celebrate in the month of February. Our kindergarteners, first graders, and their teachers celebrated the 100th day of...
    • 23 Feb 2018
  • January 12, 2018

    Dear Apollo Families, I have heard from students about some of the exciting and memorable trips they took in December as well as books they read, their adventures in the local area, and time spent enjoying family! Your students returned to school jus...
    • 12 Jan 2018
  • December 20, 2017

    Dear Apollo families,  This is the final e-news for 2017. I cannot quite believe how quickly this year passed!  On December 15, during the PTA movie night, I gave a presentation to parents highlighting our 2017-2018 school improvement plan....
    • 31 Dec 2017
  • November 3, 2017

    Dear Apollo Families As I write this message we are coming to a close on our forty second day of school, snow is falling, and we turn back the clocks this weekend; a definite signal that change is on the way and we are moving into winter. And, while ...
    • 3 Nov 2017
  • October 27, 2017

    Dear Apollo Families, As we wrap up October, I wanted to share how active our student community has been over these past several weeks. We have started choir club practice as well as First Lego League Robotics, and Apollo Student Council; and over th...
    • 31 Oct 2017
  • October 5, 2017

    Dear Apollo families, Thank you for all your generosity in supporting the Apollo PTA Fall Fundraiser!  Not only did the students have a great time raising funds to support their school’s PTA but I also made two new “Super Chicken&rdq...
    • 5 Oct 2017
  • September 8, 2017

    Dear Apollo families, We have had a fantastic first week for our 1st -5th graders and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our Kindergarteners on Monday September 11! If you have student who is a bus rider you’ll note that route numbers have cha...
    • 13 Sep 2017
  • June 19, 2017

    Dear Apollo Families,

    THANK YOU FOR A GREAT 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR!   Our year is rapidly winding down and there are so many Apollo parents and friends of Apollo in the community that deserve a “thank you”!  Many of you have only known Apollo and have not experienced other schools or other districts, and I can say, without hesitation, we all are very fortunate to be a part of Apollo. Apollo is a great school because…

    • 19 Jun 2017
  • May 24, 2016

          

    Apollo families, 

    We are in the final stages of a lot of grade level traditions, community recognition, and annual performance events. The grade level music concerts have been great and we will continue with the 4th grade concert June 1st and the Kindergarten concert on June 8. Some fieldtrips on the horizon are 1st grade’s trip to Alki Beach, 4th grade’s trip to Biz Town, 5th grade camp at Warm Beach June…

    • 25 May 2017
  • May 2, 2017

    Apollo is an Award(s) Winning School!

    This past week, I had the honor to join Apollo Title 1 teacher Susan Harper, a 2016 Symetra Hero in the Classroom award winner, at Century Link field for a luncheon with other teacher winners from local school districts. On top of this award, Symetra sweetened the pot with an opportunity to award a$20,000.00 grant to the school any of the classroom heroes.  Susan wrote a grant and…

    • 3 May 2017
  • March 17, 2017

     

    Dear Apollo Families,

                                 “Only those with tenacity can march forward in March” E. Yeboah

    Yes, our students have been very tenacious this month facing weather that is cold and wet, the end of the second trimester, and interrupted school starts. However, they are facing these day-to-day challenges by having good attendance, earning our Apollo Way Rocket Slips left and right, and overall being wonderful students…

    • 20 Mar 2017
  • February 10, 2017

     We are all back on track after a few snow days! I hope everybody had an opportunity to enjoy the down time with family and community.  Due to our snow days the food drive has been extended through February 13th. If you’d like to donate, please check with your student(s) and see what their grade level is collecting. Thank you for your support!

    Our Apollo PTA and performers are readying the finishing touches to the…

    • 10 Feb 2017
  • January 27, 2017

    Dear Apollo Families,

    Thank you to all the students and parents who were involved with this year’s production of The Tortoise and the Hare! There is a week’s worth of whirlwind activity behind the scenes to opening curtain and the Apollo students had another successful run! The production was based on Aesop’s fable but with a twist. Throughout the play themes about friendship, acceptance, empathy, and bravery filled…

    • 30 Jan 2017