Quick Links for Parents:

Dear Families,

At this time of year, we are reminded of the important things in life. Time with families ranks high on that list. On behalf of our staff, I am wishing you a restful long weekend. We appreciate the time you dedicate to your children and to our school. The partnership we have with you is a gift we greatly appreciate. If you are staying home, enjoy! If you are traveling, travel safely. 

Take care,


Leslie Lederman, Principal

2018 Math Challenge Tournament -- Registration ends November 23rd

Who is Eligible? Grades 2-5 students. Grade 1 students are welcome to participate but will be competing at a Grade 2 level.

Where: Sunny Hills Elementary, Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)

Date: December 12, 2018

Time: Check in at 6:15 p.m. Test time between 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Sunny Hills students in Grades 1-5 are invited to register for the 2018 Math Challenge Tournament being held at our school. All registered students will receive a Certificate of Participation, a keepsake and will have a chance to earn a medal. 

More information and the place to register can be found on the Sunny Hills PTA Website. The link is above in the Quick Links for Parents.

Holiday Gift Barn

“Holiday Gift Barn” is a holiday gift program for Issaquah School District families with children ages birth-18. Like last year, Pickering Barn will become a “department store” for families in need to do their holiday shopping. Child care will be available if needed.

Please click on the Issaquah Food Bank website below to get to the link for more details and registration forms: http://issaquahfoodbank.org/

Registration is required between November 1-30.

This link has the information for Issaquah School District families in need who want to register as a shopper as well as information for anyone or any group wishing to donate items/volunteer to the Holiday Shop.


As we head into a busy holiday period, please remember we need to know, before an absence, if you are taking your child out of school or away on vacation. 

If your student will miss one or two days of school, please email the office at SHAttendance@issaquah.wednet.edu with the following information: student name, teacher, dates of absence and reason for absence.  If you’re going to be gone three consecutive schools days or more, you need to fill out the appropriate form below and return it to the office one week prior to the first day of the absence.  

If you’re going to be gone more than 2, but less than 20, days use this form:


If you’re going to be gone more than 20 days use this form:


Remember, it is nice to let your child's teacher know as a courtesy if your child will not be at school, however it is  the office that tracks official student attendance.

From Nurse Rocco: Head Lice

  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:

  • Observing your child for signs of itching
  • Inspecting your child’s scalp for lice (very small living insects which are often hard to see and range from gray to black in color)
  • Inspecting your child’s hair for nits. Nits are tiny, smooth, oval eggs which can vary in color from white to yellowish-white to dark brown. Nits resemble small flakes of dandruff, however, unlike dandruff; they are glued firmly at an angle to the side of a single hair shaft.
  • Nits are frequently seen at the nape of the neck and behind the ears, but can also be found anywhere on the head.

 If you find signs of head lice, (live lice and/or nits/eggs), please notify the School Nurse.~ Kim Rocco RN, School Nurse 425-837-7408

                          Learn about the preliminary design for
                       improvements to Issaquah-Pine Lake Road

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018
6 – 8 p.m.
Learn about the preliminary design for
improvements to Issaquah-Pine Lake Road
Presentation and question-and-answer period at 6:10 p.m., followed by an open house

Beaver Lake Middle School
25025 SE 32nd St
Sammamish, WA 98029

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018
6 – 8 p.m.

CAN’T MAKE IT IN PERSON? Participate online!
Visit our online open house between November 15 – December 5 to view meeting materials and share your feedback: IPLR.participate.online
If you have additional questions or comments about the project, contact:
Jed Ireland
Call: (425) 295-0563
Email: JIreland@sammamish.us


Bus Drivers Needed – We’re Hiring!
As many people have seen and heard in the news, schools all across the country are experiencing a shortage of school bus drivers. This is true in the Issaquah School District as well. The ISD offers paid training and a competitive wage of up to $24.91/hour. Drivers may work part time or up to 40 hours. Full benefits include medical, dental, and vision. Drivers work a school calendar and schedule. If you or someone you know is interested, please call 425-837-6327 for more information or apply online by clicking here.