Quick Links for Parents:
Lost and Found
Our lost and found is overflowing! Please have your child check the lost and found for their items. We do our best to reunite lost items with their rightful owner but we need your help very much that this process will be successful! Please LABEL
CLEARLY you child’s lunch boxes, water bottles, jackets, sweaters, hoodies, pants, hats, etc. with the child’s LAST name and the FIRST letter of the child's FIRST name so that lost items may be returned
promptly. Please take the time to look through the lost and found during Parent-Teacher conference days.
All remaining items will be donated on December 7.
Principal Coffee Chat
Please join me for the next Principal Coffee Chat on Wednesday, December 12. I will be discussing 5th Grade Camp, the PTA Board decision, and the District Equity Policy. If interested in attending, meet in the IVE PBSES Conference Room
at 9:15 a.m. on December 12.
Highly Capable Program Testing for Second Grade Students 2019
Letters are being sent home with second grade students this week with information about the Highly Capable Program testing. The letter has also been posted on the website and can be found using the links below:
The letter details the process that will be used to identify Issaquah’s “most highly capable” second graders. This process includes the administration of the Iowa Achievement Test, the CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test), and the TTCT (Torrance Test of Creative
Thinking) in your student’s second grade classroom. The administration window for these tests is January 15th through March 14th, exact dates and times vary by classroom.
Students who are identified as “most highly capable” will be invited to enter the Highly Capable Program with services through MERLIN or SAGE for next school year.
Dual Language Program Information Nights
The Dual Language Program will be provided at Clark Elementary and
Issaquah Valley Elementary Schools and open to students living in these attendance areas. This year, informational meetings, provided in both English and Spanish, will be held at Clark Elementary and Issaquah Valley Elementary and additional
locations to assist families in learning more about the program. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend one of the following:
El Programa de Idioma Dual será proporcionado en Clark Elementary School e Issaquah Valley Elementary School y estará abierto a los estudiantes que viven en
estas áreas de asistencia. Este año, las reuniones informativas, proporcionadas en inglés y español, se llevarán a cabo en Clark Elementary e Issaquah Valley Elementary y en otros lugares para ayudar a las familias a conocer más sobre el programa. Se recomienda
que los padres que asistan a una de las siguientes reuniones:
News from the Nurse
CDC Recommends Three Actions to Fight Flu
Flu causes more hospitalizations among young children than any other vaccine-preventable disease. The single best way to protect against seasonal flu and its potential severe complications is for children to get a seasonal influenza vaccine each year. You
can help stop the flu by taking EVERYDAY PREVENTATIVE PRECAUTIONS.
What are everyday preventive actions?
Head lice is a common childhood nuisance. Early identification and treatment are essential to reducing the spread of head lice. Please check your child’s head every 7-10 days for the presence of lice. Things to look for:
If you find signs of head lice, (live lice and/or nits/eggs), please notify the School Nurse:
Kristi Lincicome, RN, BSN
Issaquah Valley Elementary Nurse
Phone 425-837-6607/fax 425-837-6605
News from the District
Highly Capable Program- Parent Engagement Group (HCP-PEG)
Are you interested in supporting students and families who are in the Highly Capable Program in the Issaquah School District? The ISD Highly Capable department is facilitating the formation of a parent group whose initial purpose is to enrich the lives
of the students and families who receive Highly Capable services. The group will offer support in gathering information and input from families as well as support enrichment through community events, parent education, and a newsletter! For further information,
including meeting dates and application to become a parent representative, please click the headline.
Issaquah School District Releases Annual Report for 2017-2018 School Year
The Issaquah School District invites the community to view our annual report online for the 2017-2018 school year. From academic scores on state assessments to programs and finances, the report offers an overview of the District’s performance with
links to dive deeper. The report is available at http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/annual-community-report. For more information, please contact Executive Director of Communications,
L. Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-837-7004.
Community Input Sought on Draft Interpretation of EL-16 Equity Policy
The Superintendent has created a draft interpretation and invites the community to provide input into this interpretation. Once the Superintendent is satisfied with the interpretation, he and his team will begin to collect the evidence that must be
brought forward for monitoring purposes. The ISD Board of Directors is scheduled to perform its first monitoring of EL-16 at the January 23, 2019 school board meeting.
The Draft Interpretation of EL-16 is available for review or download on our website at
Again, we welcome and hope to hear your feedback and comments. Please provide input on the draft interpretation by emailing us at