Lots of Info Today! We thank you for staying informed!
Please enjoy the April edition of the PTSA Otter Tales Newsletter. Highlights this month include:
2019-2010 Class Placement Parent Input Reminder
As the end of the year approaches, we begin the process for creating class lists for the next year. If you have information about your
child that you feel is important for us to consider as class lists are created, please follow our guidelines as shared on the first page of our
April Otter Tracks Newsletter for sharing that input. Two important parts of this process include: 1)
printing the information you
want to share (no e-mail will be accepted) and sending it to our office by
Friday, April 19; and 2) not
mentioning any teachers by name. Any
information sent that follows the process will be considered.
ISD School Safety Information Nights
Student safety is our top priority, and we want families and community members to feel confident that our schools are secure. Join the Issaquah School District Safety Team at one of three Safety Information Nights to learn about what we do to keep students
and staff safe every day.
District and school leaders, including the District's Director of Safety and Security, will talk about emergency preparedness, campus safety upgrades, levy and bond funded safety measures, mental health and counseling, Safety Advisory Committee, lockdowns,
drills, and much more.
Issaquah Youth Advisory Board applications are now available for the 2019-2020 school year. Represent your middle school next year! Deadline of Monday, April 26, 2019. All youth, currently
in grades 5-11, who live and/or attend school within the Issaquah School District are welcome to apply. Visit
Bus Drivers Needed – We’re Hiring!
Schools all across the country are experiencing a shortage of school bus drivers. This is true in the Issaquah School District as well. The ISD offers paid training and a competitive wage of up to $25.38/hour. Drivers may work part time or up to 40
hours. Full benefits include medical, dental, and vision. Drivers work a school calendar and schedule. If you or someone you know is interested, please call 425-837-6327 for more information or
apply online by clicking here. Classes will be starting soon.
Summer School and Robotics Registration will close on Friday April 19
Registration for Elementary Summer School (current K-5 students) and Elementary Summer Robotics (current 4th and 5th grade students) is available
for students in the Issaquah School District and will close on Friday, April 19. For more information on both programs, please
visit the Elementary Summer School website.
News from the Issaquah Schools Foundation
Registration is Open for Nourish Every Mind 2019
Register today and join the Issaquah Schools Foundation in supporting every student, every school at the 2019 Nourish Every Mind events!
Nourish Every Mind Online Auction April 19–29
Even if you are unable to attend either of the events, be sure to look at our online auction available April 19-29, 2019 at
Lots of great items to bid on! Kids classes, fun get-a-ways, theater tickets and many restaurant gift cards! Be sure to check it out.
VOICE recognized as Expert Mentoring Program
The School District's VOICE (Volunteers of Issaquah Changing Education) mentoring program recently qualified as an Expert Partner by MENTOR Washington.
VOICE supports students in need of social, emotional or academic support and facilitates meaningful connections between caring community members and students who need that extra assistance. Click
here for more information about becoming a VOICE Mentor.
Upcoming Artistic Support Lessons
Be sure to check out Artistic Support for upcoming FREE art lessons for Parent Art Docents!More lessons are coming in April and May that you don't want to miss!The Foundation's
Artistic Support program provides free art instruction and lesson plans for volunteer art docents in each elementary school, which align with our states
visual arts learning standards.
May Dining for Kids at Tutta Bella
Enjoy a great meal for a great cause! The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites you to
Dining for Kids to raise funds for our
Feeding Student Success program, which provides food aid in schools. Join us anytime
Wednesday, May 1 at Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria in Issaquah. Tutta Bella will generously donate a portion of your bill to the Foundation.