Endeavour ENews 3.22.2019


Dates to remember:

3/26  Report Card Day (changed due to snow days)
3/27  Clubs and 5th Grade Photo 9:30 am

Endeavour Kindness Week!

From March 4-8 our school celebrated Kindness week. All around the school classrooms and individual kids participated in activities and acts of service to help spread kindness around our school and community.

A few things kids did during Kindness Week:

  • Students earned Endeavour Cards for showing kindness
  • Class read aloud and discussions
  • Created compli-mats where everyone wrote compliments for each other
  • Completed items from the Kindness Challenge Checklist
  • Class MVP for the day – everyone shared a compliment for the MVP
  • Watched kindness videos
  • Themed morning work
  • Kindness poetry
  • Kindness Bingo
  • Making music with kindness
  • Student Council worked on a project called Kid Connections to help kids meet new people at recess 


Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) Information for Grades 3-5

What is the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA)? Washington State adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for curriculum and will implement the Smarter Balanced assessment for grades 3-5 statewide. CCSS have increased the rigor for our students.

Where can I find more information or practice tests?

When are Grades 3-5 testing? The testing window at Endeavour is from late April to June 2019. Your child's classroom teacher will be sending out their individual testing dates when they become available.  Please keep in mind that vacations will not be approved during testing window.

I received my scores...now what? Visit the Great Schools website to learn more about what your child's test scores mean.

Other Resources

For more information about Issaquah School District's Assessments, please visit the ISD Assessment webpage.

Issaquah Teaching & Learning Presents
Emily Whiteman
author of
The Turning

Please join us for an exciting evening as Ms. Whitman shares writing strategies, research adventures and how her book The Turning
explores what it means to belong
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location:  ISD Admin Board Room


Lost and Found
As the weather has warmed up, jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts are coming off.  We have many articles of clothing that will be donated on April 3rd at the end of the school day.  Remember that if your child's name is on the item, it will be returned to them.

We have many students with outstanding fees.  Fees are added to students accounts many times during the school year.  Please visit our Pay on Line site to be sure your child doesn’t have any outstanding fees. 

Your log in is your Family Access login.

Your password is different than your Family Access password. You would have set this up yourself, if you have visited the pay on line site previously. If you can’t remember your password,  please click the link to reset your password – on the login page. Directions will be sent to the email address we have on file. If this is your first time logging in to the site, follow the link to set up your password.

Please contact Deborah Donohoe at donohoed@issaquah.wednet.edu if you are having trouble signing in.  


FLASH and HIV/AIDS Curriculum Information Sessions for grade 5

Your child’s teacher will be teaching the district adopted FLASH (Family Life and Sexual Health) and HIV/AIDS curriculum during this school year. To allow you an opportunity to examine the instructional materials and view the videos that may be used, there will be 2 public viewings of the materials in Boardroom A of the Issaquah School District Administration Center.

Thursday, March 28, 6:00 PM (presentation lasts about 1.5 hours)

Saturday, March 30, 9:00 AM (presentation lasts about 1.5 hours)

At the appointed time, there will be an informal presentation with viewing of video(s). Curriculum staff will be available to answer your questions.

HIV/AIDS Instruction: Please note – the process of exempting your child from HIV/AIDS education is treated separately from exempting your child out of sexual education.

In recognition of the significant threat that the HIV/AIDS virus presents to the health of the people of our nation, the Washington state legislature passed the Omnibus AIDS Bill in 1988. This law directs local school districts to provide yearly instruction to students in grades 5-12 about the pathology and prevention of the HIV/AIDS virus. The law requires that parents/guardians must preview the HIV/AIDS curriculum which is found within the FLASH curriculum, before exempting your child. This must be done each year.

It is not necessary for parents to attend a public review session if they do not intend to exempt their children from HIV/AIDS instruction. Being familiar with the curriculum will enhance your ability to talk with your children about this serious health threat. FLASH curriculum can also be previewed through the King County Department of Public Health at www.kingcounty.gov/health/FLASH 

Session Location:             Issaquah School District Administration Center

                                           565 NW Holly St.     Issaquah, WA 98027

Contact Information: Kris Coleman, ColemanK@issaquah.wednet.edu, 425-837-7123

Call for Art: 2019-2020 PRINT Student Art Calendar Thanks to support from the Seattle Times, every family and staff member in the Issaquah School District will once again receive a free print copy of the Student Art Calendar in the 2019-2020 school year—easy to hang on the wall to keep track of important school dates! Every current student in the district is invited to submit artwork to fill the pages for thousands of homes and offices. Get your creative juices flowing because the deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019 at midnight. Click here to visit the Call for Art webpage for full details!

Elementary Summer School Registration opened March 4th....Elementary Summer School will be offered to current kindergarten through fifth grade (K-5) students in the Issaquah School District. The Elementary Summer School program will provide an excellent opportunity to reinforce skills and to get a jump-start on the next grade-level learning. All Elementary Summer School classes are dependent upon staffing.

Classes will be held weekdays from July 8 through August 2, 9:00am to 12:00 pm at Clark Elementary School. Tuition is $400.00. Applications will be on the district website beginning March 4. Families must provide transportation to and from Summer School.

Summer Robotics Class will be returning again this summer.....The Robotics program is a two-week class for current 4th and 5th grade students only. This course will teach the fundamentals of robotics using LEGO Mindstorm Kits. A minimum of 12 students will be required for this class to proceed. 

Two sessions will be offered, Session 1 runs weekdays from July 8 to July 19, Session 2,runs weekdays from July 22 to August 2. Both sessions will meet between 9:00 am-11:00 am at Clark Elementary School. Tuition for this two-week program is $250.00 and applications will be on the district website beginning March 4. Families must provide transportation to and from Robotics class.


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