Highly Capable Program Testing for Second Grade Students 2019
Letters are being sent home with second grade students this week with information about the Highly Capable Program testing . The letter has also been posted on the website and can be found using the links below:
The letter details the process that will be used to identify Issaquah’s “most highly capable” second graders. This process includes the administration of the Iowa Achievement Test, the CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test), and
the TTCT (Torrance Test of Creative Thinking) in your student’s second grade classroom. The administration window for these tests is January 15th through March 14th, exact dates and times vary by classroom.
Students who are identified as “most highly capable” will be invited to enter the Highly Capable Program with services through MERLIN or SAGE for next school year.
Conjunctivitis or “Pink-eye” is a common infection affecting one or both eyes that causes the white of the eye to appear pink or red. Vision is usually normal; however, the eye may water profusely and
feel irritated. Eyelids may be swollen. A discharge of liquid or mucus from the infected eye may occur. Eyelids and lashes may become crusted and stick together as the mucus hardens, particularly while sleeping. The student may complain of itching, pain, or
sensitivity to light.
Conjunctivitis is commonly caused by viruses or bacteria that may first manifest in one eye and then spread to the other eye within days. Viral conjunctivitis usually produces a clear, watery discharge.
Bacterial conjunctivitis usually produces a thicker, yellow-green discharge. Eyelids stuck together after sleeping are most common with bacterial conjunctivitis.
Bacterial and viral conjunctivitis are easily spread through contact with discharge from the eye or respiratory passages, or from touching or sharing contaminated items of the infected person.
Bacterial conjunctivitis generally lasts fewer than 5 days, but may persist up to 2–3 weeks. It is contagious while symptoms are present, or until a course of treatment (such as an antibiotic) is started.
Students are excluded from school and required to see a licensed health care provider if there is white or yellow drainage from the eye, altered vision, and/or redness of the eyelid or skin surrounding
Frequent handwashing is the best method to control and prevent the spread of conjunctivitis
National Influenza Vaccination Week 2018
December 2 – 8, 2018
It’s Not Too Late!
It’s that time of year again — flu season. As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, flu activity is increasing. Get a flu vaccine now if you have not gotten vaccinated yet this season.
There are many reasons to get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccination can reduce your risk of flu illness, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu. Even if you are vaccinated and still get sick, flu vaccine can reduce
the severity of your illness. Flu vaccination also can help protect women during and after pregnancy and protect the baby born to a vaccinated mom for several months after birth. Flu vaccine also has been shown to save children’s lives, prevent serious events
associated with chronic lung disease, diabetes and heart disease, and prevent flu-related hospitalization among working age adults and older adults. Getting vaccinated isn’t just about keeping you healthy; it’s also about helping to protect others around you
who may be vulnerable to becoming very sick, such as babies, older adults, and pregnant women.
It’s not too late to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season! Find a place near you to get a flu vaccine with the HealthMap Vaccine Finder (https://vaccinefinder.org/
Need Help this Holiday Season? There are Great Opportunities for Support in the Issaquah Community!
The Holiday Gift Barn:
The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank is hosting an event for Issaquah School District families with children ages 0-18. Depending on donations, 2-4 gifts per child will be provided, plus stocking stuffers. Parents are able to wrap their gifts after
shopping and child care is provided. Families will be assigned a shopping time on either December 5th or 6th at the Pickering Barn in Issaquah.
Registration is required – must register by November 30th. Late registrations may not be accepted.
For registration details visit
https://issaquahfoodandclothingbank.wufoo.com/forms/rif40iz163j7pk/ . Pickering Barn is located at 1730 10th Ave. NW Issaquah, WA 98027.
Lunch for the Break:
Need food for Winter Break? The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank will provide one box, with a variety of food, for each school-age child in your family. Box pick-ups are on December 18th from 2:00-7:00 pm and you may
choose one of three pick up locations: Our Savior Lutheran Church (745 Front St. S. Issaquah, WA 98027), OR Valley Church (16431 Renton Issaquah Rd. SE Renton, WA 98059), OR Faith Church (3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd. SE Issaquah, WA 98029).
Registration is required – must register by December 14th. Late registrations may not be accepted.
For registration details or ways to donate, visit
Questions about holiday programs or assistance? Contact Kylie Massey, School Counselor at (425) 837-6287, or
Come enjoy a festive night at school with family and friends!!
Clark PTA will be hosting Gingerbread Night in the MPR on December 7th from 6-8 PM.
Gingerbread houses are available for purchase and will be $12 each for PTA members and $14 each for non-members.
Houses must be pre-ordered by December 3rd to guarantee availability. Go to
www.clarkpta.org. All sweets and frosting needed to decorate your house will be supplied with each kit.
Pizza ($3.00) and/or water and juice ($1.00) can also be pre-ordered
by December 3rd. There will also be some small concession items available for cash purchase at the event.
The 4th grade will be doing a beverage fundraiser for camp, so bring your cash!
PTA Sponsored Giving Tree
December 5-14, 2018
This is a PTA-sponsored Giving Tree supporting Treehouse. Treehouse is Washington’s leading nonprofit organization addressing the academic and other essential support needs of youth in foster care. Treehouse helps more than
7,500 youth each year through programs that focus on their academic success, fulfill key material needs and provide important childhood experiences every child deserves. For more information or to donate online, please refer to Treehouse’s website (www.treehouseforkids.org).
Here is your chance to help families through giving and sharing of
gifts for children from birth to 18 years old. Gifts will be collected through December 14th in the Clark PTA office.