Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.
Holiday Gift Barn
Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank
Each year Holiday Gift Barn serves children in the Issaquah School District. We turn Pickering Barn into a huge department store where parents choose gifts and stocking stuffers for each of their children. We also have a wrapping station and child care so gifts can stay a surprise until Christmas morning.
Register now through November 29!
Families residing in the Issaquah School District can register online starting November 4th - November 29th. This year's shopping days are Wednesday and Thursday, December 4th and 5th, 2019. For those living outside the Issaquah School District, but within our clothing bank service area, holiday shopping will be available for parents at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank beginning Monday, December 9th.
*NEW THIS YEAR: All participants need to either be active, registered clients of the IFCB or provide documentation of residency within our food bank service area (98027, 98029, 98075, 98059), OR documentation that their children attend an Issaquah School District school.
For more information and important program details, and to register for Holiday Gift Barn, please see our client registration toolkit!
3rd - 5th Grade Smarter Balanced Testing Dates
Family Trips During Assessment Windows
As we have done in the past, family trips taken during assessment windows will be marked as Unexcused. This is because the data collected during these assessments informs our practice and supports your child's learning. Naturally, our preference is for families to travel during vacation periods outlined by the ISD. If your family needs to travel outside of those windows, please be aware of two things:
Absences during assessment windows are marked as unexcused
Per State Law:
5 or more unexcused absences in a month require a letter and a petition to be filled with the courts.
10 or more unexcused absences in a year require a letter and a petition to be filed with the courts.
Things to note:
Any absence is marked unexcused if you do not call prior to the absence.
A child arriving 2 hours or more after the start of the day is not a tardy. At that point, it is considered an absence.
Pre-Arranged absence forms are posted on our website. They are due to the office at least one week BEFORE the first day of the absence. Forms received out side of that window may not be received in time for processing and could result in an unexcused absence.
Pre-Arranged Absence Request forms may not be completed retroactively.
December 3-6.......Scholastic Book Fair
December 11........After School Movie
December 13........Popcorn Friday
December 13........1:40, Grizzly Guys, 2nd recesses
December 23 - Jan 3.....First Winter Break
January 10.......Popcorn Friday
January 13......6:00PM 1st grade Spelling Bee
January 13......7:15PM 2nd grade Spelling Bee
January 14......6:00PM 3rd grade Spelling Bee
January 14......6:30PM District Reflections Reception
January 14......7:15PM 4th grade Spelling Bee
January 15......7:45AM Java with Jill
January 15......After School Movie
January 15......6:00PM 5th grade Spelling Bee
January 16......7:00PM PTSA General Membership Meeting
January 20......No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 22......6:00PM Talent Show
January 27......No School, Teacher Work Day
January 29......After School Movie
January 31......1:40PM, Grizzly Guys, 2nd recesses