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Veterans Day Assembly -- Wednesday, November 7th, 9:30-10:00

Please join us for our annual Veterans Day Assembly. If you have served our country, you are our special guest and we would love to see you attend. Each year we honor the families of our students who have served by highlighting their service in a video. If your family member is not in our video from last year, please email Leslie Lederman at ledermanl@issaquah.wednet.edu a picture and some basic information (name of family member, branch of service, name(s) of students associated with the family member) so the picture can be added. Below is our video from last year so you can check.


 Highly Capable Program Screening for Kindergarten Students

Letters were recently sent home to the families of all kindergarten students who are enrolled in the Issaquah School District. These letters detail the process that will be used to identify Issaquah’s “most highly capable” kindergarteners. Student testing will begin on November 5th.  Students who are identified as “most highly capable” will be invited to enter the Primary Enrichment Program (PEP) later in the school year.

The letter has also been posted on the Issaquah School District/Highly Capable website.

The test that will be used as the screening tool (CogAT level 7 Screener) will be administered in our school  on: November 5th, 6th, and 7th. 



     Saturday, November 3rd
Kindergarten—2nd Grade 9:30-11:30 pm
3rd Grade—5th Grade 12:30-2:30 pm
Location: Issaquah High School Main Gym

For Boys and girls grades K-5
Cost: Only $45—Includes camp photo & t-shirt!
Register at: https://web.issaquah.wednet.edu/touchbase/ by 10/30 to guarantee t-shirt size; Walk-ins welcome. Register in person at IHS with Laura Couty in the office.

Questions? Contact Jaime Crothers at sjcrothers@comcast.net



Our lost and found is overflowing! Please remind your child to stop by the lost and found closet to see if any of their belongings are there.

On that same note, PTA plans to do a cleanup on Monday, October 29th between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. All items with a child's name will be returned. All unlabled items will be donated after that date.

We will also have the front door open on Thursday, October 25th during Spooky Spaghetti (the lost and found is right through the front door).

. Be sure to swing by and claim your child's lost items

Counselor Corner

October updates from Ms. Schulenberg

Ms. Schulenberg's website

Disability Awareness Month:

Did you know that October is Disabilities Awareness month? To celebrate the unique needs of many of our students, we will provide school-wide teaching about disabilities in the lunchroom this week. We will focus on a different topic each day including; ADHD, Autism, and accommodations and learning needs that many of our students experience. We remind students that we always expect them to treat each other with kindness regardless of our differences!

*Here is a supplemental book list to explain disabilities/inclusion to your child: FriendshipCircle.org.

**If you have a child with a disability, and would like their class to have a discussion about the disability and the impact it has on your child’s learning and/or behavior, please let us know.

 As the year progresses, I start to see students in many different capacities. Click the link: Counseling Program,

if you would like to know more information about the counseling program with topics including:

  • How do students see the School Counselor?
  • Lunch with the counselor
  • Counselor classroom lessons

Upcoming Events:

ISD Family Partnership Event: Communicating with Teachers

Topics will include – parent-teacher conferences, contacting schools, norms, expectations for parent-teacher communications.

Date: November 7th, 2018 6:30-8:30

Location: Issaquah Valley Elementary School

 UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World with Michelle Borba

For parents of children of all ages and students in grades 5-12.

Hear from an internationally renowned educator about the forces causing the Empathy Crisis and learn strategies to raise empathetic, courageous, caring children with skills to thrive in a 21st century, digital-driven world.

Date: October 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Location: Mercer Island High School, 9100 SE 42nd St, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Find out more information on ParentWiser events: Here


Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents

Learn evidence-based prevention strategies to help youth in crisis stay safe and get support. Like first aid and CPR, this valuable knowledge supports healthy families and communities.

Date: November 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Location: Mercer Island High School, 9100 SE 42nd St, Mercer Island, WA 9804

Find out more information on ParentWiser events: Here

 Parenting Workshop by the YMCA

For parents and caregivers of children effected by trauma

Find out more at this link: Here


 Community Input Sought on New High School Schedule Possibilities
Last June, with the passage of the Educational Programs and Operations Levy, Superintendent Thiele commissioned a High School Scheduling Committee to study possible changes to high school schedules. A community input meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, at the ISD Administration Building located at 565 NW Holly Street, Issaquah for interested community members to provide input about their values and priorities for a high school schedule in an informal and conversational setting. For further information on the committee, process, and contact details, please click the headline.


Issaquah Schools Foundation News

All in 4 Kids

The Foundation’s annual All in for Kids campaign is still going strong.  The Foundation supports everything from essentials like food and school supplies for students in need, to enrichment such as robotics and fine arts programs.  Please support our students by donating at http://isfdn.org.

Here’s how your gift to the Issaquah Schools Foundation elevates and enriches education

  • $5/month ($60/year) — Provides 30 healthy breakfasts to hungry children.
  • $10/month ($120/year) — Supports 44 students as they explore STEM through robotics, rocketry & sports medicine clubs.
  • $34/month ($408/year) — Provides 50 students with state-of-the-art writing instruction.
  • $50/month ($600/year) — Brings the Seattle Shakespeare Company to inspire and engage one 9th grade language arts class.
  • $83.33/month ($1,000/year) — Provides free after-school homework help and tutoring to 365 middle and high school students. 


Dining for Kids

Enjoy a great meal for a great cause! The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites you to Dining for Kids to raise funds for our Feeding Student Success program. Join us anytime on Wednesday, November 7 at Agave Cocina & Tequilas in Issaquah Highlands. Agave will generously donate a portion of your bill to the Foundation.