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Please enjoy the April edition of the PTSA Otter Tales Newsletter. Highlights this month include:

  • Outstanding Educator and Golden Acorn Award Winners!
  • It's Time to Order Your YEARBOOK
  • Bank Day Reminder
  • Popcorn Friday needs volunteers
  • Creekside's Annual Talent Show
  • Creekside's Art Walk

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.

  • Tuesday, April 23 - 6:00pm-8:00pm at Pine Lake Middle School
  • Thursday, April 25 - 6:00pm-8:00pm at Issaquah Middle School
  • Tuesday, April 30 - 6:00pm-8:00pm at Maywood Middle School

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 www.issaquahwa.gov/YAB

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.

Elementary 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!

  • Luncheon: Friday, May 3 at the Meydenbauer Center
  • Breakfast: Tuesday, May 14 at Eastridge Church

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 http://isfdn.org/auction. 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.