Endeavour ENews 5.9.19


May 9 -- SBA testing for 4th grade begins
May 15 -- PTSA ArtWalk 6:00-8:00 pm
May 16 -- 1st grade concert 6:30 pm
May 16 -- SBA testing for 5th grade begins
May 27 -- Memorial Day NO SCHOOL
May 29 -- Kindergarten Jaguar Hunt 2:00-4:00


PBSES Parent Nights Interested in learning about Second Step, the social emotional curriculum that students are learning in grade K-8? Please join us at one of the PBSES Parent Nights, where we will learn about Second Step and ways that families can support their child’s social emotional growth at home. Dates and Locations:

  • May 21, 2019, 6:00-7:00pm, Maywood Middle School
  • May 30, 2019, 6:00-7:00pm, Beaver Lake Middle School
  • June 11, 2019, 6:00-7:00pm, Issaquah Middle School

Levy Committee: Reps Needed.....The Issaquah School District asks local voters to approve levies to pay for educational enrichments that the state does not fund, including the seven period day at two of our comprehensive high schools, mental health and counseling support, safety and security measures, activities/clubs/sports, etc., equivalent to about 15 percent of the operations budget. Because our current levies expire next year, the District is forming a community committee now to help plan the renewal/replacement of the Educational Programs and Operations Levy. (Formerly referred to as the M & O Levy)  If you are interested in representing Cougar Ridge Elementary on the committee, please fill out the attached application and return it to the main office by May 16, 2019. Committee members will consider the overall need, proposed content, total cost, and tax impacts of the ballot measure and present a final recommendation to the Superintendent. The commitment is a minimum of two Wednesday evenings in June. 

Field Day is coming!!

Harry Potter & Field Day Challenges!

 Date: Wednesday-June 12th, 2019


9:30am-10:15am 3rd-5th Grade

10:30am-11:15am K-2nd Grade

Parent Volunteers needed 9-11:20. Please ensure you have volunteer clearance and then sign up at :


Dress Code                                                                                                                    

Warm weather is coming, so please keep in mind our dress code:

The following items are not allowed:

  • Clothing with obscene or questionable pictures or words
  • Short-shorts and skirts (fingertip length with hands on the side)
  • Halter, midriff, tube tops (straps on tank tops must be 3 fingers wide)
  • All undergarments need to be covered
  • Flip flops or other unsafe footwear 

Parents/guardians will be contacted if it is felt that their child’s dress is inappropriate. 

Smarter Balanced Assessments - Practice Opportunities at Home

We are encouraging all families to set aside some time to help your student practice for the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) coming this May for grades 3, 4 & 5. The Smarter Balanced Assessment is a system of valid, reliable, and fair next-generation assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts/Literacy & Math. Please use the following link to access the Practice & Training Tests (for ELA, Math and WCAS (5th grade science - see below):


Click on the icon for Practice & Training Tests, sign in as a Guest, and select your child's grade level when prompted.

Along with the SBA, fifth grade students will also take an additional assessment in science, called the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS). The WCAS will assess all three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards. For more information about this assessment follow this link: http://www.k12.wa.us/Science/Assessments.aspx

If you have additional questions about the Smarter Balanced Assessment, please see the ISD website https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/academics/assessment/SBA

Are you moving this summer?

If your student(s) will not be attending Endeavour next year, please let the office know as soon as possible. Also, please be sure to update the office if you have moved or changed your contact information so we have the correct information on file.

Free Dental Clinic for Kids!

Sponsored by 425 Dental and the University of Washington School of Dentistry

 Date: Saturday May 11, 2019

 Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

 Location: 710 NW Juniper Street, Suite #101, Issaquah

Services provided at no cost: screenings, cleanings, cavity fillings and education about oral health

 First come, first served!