Endeavour ENews 2.26.2019


Dates to remember:

3/4 - 3/8 Endeavour Kindness Week
3/5  Science Fair set up   3:30 pm
3/6  Science Fair  5:00-7:00 pm
3/7  5th Grade Concert 6:30 pm
3/8  Kindergarten Enrollment Deadline
3/11  BLMS Parent Night 6:30 pm
3/13  BLMS Student Orientation 10:30 AM

3/18 Student Orientation and Parent Presentation for PLMS and PCMS.
3/19  Report Card Day


 It's Time to Enroll for Kindergarten!!! 
Do you have a child that will be starting Kindergarten in the Fall?  Do you have a neighbor or friend that does?  Starting February 1st, Kindergarten families can begin the online enrollment process for the 2019-2020 school year.  Students must be 5 years old by August 31st, 2019 and you must live within Endeavour's boundary in order to enroll.  Information packets are available in the school office and all required documents will need to be returned to the school office by March 8th.  Kindergarten tours will be May 29th from 2:00-4:00.  If you have questions, please contact Janine Kotan at kotanj@issaquah.wednet.edu or 425-837-7354.
Families living in the Issaquah Highlands must enroll for Grand Ridge and pick up packets at Grand Ridge Elementary.  We will know if your child will attend Endeavour or Challenger at a later date.

Endeavour Kindness Week

Dear Endeavour Parents,

Something grrreat is happening at Endeavour! This year we are beginning “Kindness Week”!  It will be the week of March 4 - 8.  We are focusing on encouraging kind thoughts, words, and actions as part of “The Great Kindness Challenge” that occurs all over the US and the world around this time of year.

Here’s what will be happening:

  • Endeavour Cards earned for KINDNESS will be worth 2 points (instead of 1) towards our school point total
  • Each day will focus on 1 part of Kindness:
    • Monday: Personal responsibility
    • Tuesday: Positive self-talk statements
    • Wednesday: Making connections
    • Thursday: Compliments
    • Friday: Helping others
  • Teachers will be given a kindness resource list of books/videos to show their classes
  • Students may do in-class activities (depending on teacher choice), like trying to complete a Kindness check-list or participating in Kindness Bingo
  • Our 5th grade Student Ambassadors who monitor our halls in the morning will be working extra hard to look for kind behavior that will earn an Endeavour cards for those kind students

We are looking forward to seeing our students shine extra brightly with the hope of continuing their kindness thru the rest of the school year.

Endeavour Staff

Middle School Visits
March 11th is Parent Presentation for BLMS at 6:30 pm. 
March 13th is Student Orientation for BLMS at 10:30 am.  Transportation will be provided.
March 18th is both Student Orientation and Parent Presentation for PLMS and PCMS.  Transportation is not provided for these students.  Please refer to information sent home to all 5th grade families. 

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families of 5th Graders
Recently your student brought home an informational flyer on green paper titled 5th Grade Transition Night.  This event will be on Wednesday, February 27 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Issaquah Middle School.  The evening is hosted by Issaquah School District Equity and Family Partnership Team and the Issaquah Schools Foundation Cultural Bridges.  This event will focus on general questions and concerns of parents that are new to the US public school system.  Spanish and Mandarin interpreters will be available.  See the flyer or email Lorna Gilmour at gilmourl@issaquah.wednet.edu with any questions. 




Will your student be participating in the sports programs offered at middle school?  If so, mark your calendar and plan to get their sports physical during the summer.   Students entering 6th and 9th grade are required to have a physical dated after June 1.   A physical date in the summer is valid for the entire school year.  If you normally schedule your child’s physical around their birthday, we suggest you consider postponing until summer.  Fifth grade students getting their physical while in the 5th grade will be required to get a second physical dated after June 1 if they want to participate in middle school sports.   For more information on middle school sports and the required physical form check out the ISD Middle School Sports webpage or call the middle school office.  The office team will answer all your questions.

Science Fair
If you were unable to pick up your student's boards during the previously scheduled times, they will be available for pick up in the office during regular office hours 8:30-4:00.  If you have not pre-paid, please be sure to bring your $7.00 cash or check made out the Endeavour PTSA.

Please refer to the comprehensive guide for Science Fair guidelines on the PTSA website as well as information about project steps, maintaining a journal and sample timeline, and presentation/display instructions.

Questions? please write to us at EndScienceFair@Outlook.com

Special Services Parent Night

The Issaquah School District Special Services Department and The Arc of King County have partnered to offer FREE training sessions open to parents, guardians, caregivers and teachers of students with special needs.   
Financial Planning and Resources for Families

  • March 19, 2019  6:30-8pm at Pacific Cascade Middle School.

Bus Drivers Needed – We’re Hiring! As many people have seen and heard in the news, 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 $24.91/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.

Nourish Every Mind

Save the date!

Friday, May 3, 2019 – luncheon at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – breakfast at Eastridge Church in Issaquah