Quick Links for Parents:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
IHS MINI CHEER CAMP
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!
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
LOST AND FOUND
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
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:
**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:
if you would like to know more information about the counseling program with topics including:
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
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
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
Cocina & Tequilas in Issaquah Highlands. Agave will generously donate a portion of your bill to the Foundation.