Weekly Updates, Announcements, and Reminders

Now that picture day has come and gone, please see the flier below in case you still want to order your child's portrait.

September 20th ~ Salmon Hatchery Field Trip

On September 20th we will be going on a walking field trip from 10:45-12:15 to the salmon hatchery. In order for your child to attend you need to have the walking field trip form filled out. If you have not done so I am attaching it in this email.
Since we will be gone over lunch we will eat in the classroom when we return.  Please send your child to school with a lunch from home.  If your child needs to purchase lunch, they will purchase a sack lunch. 
We will go rain or shine.  Please keep an eye on the weather and send your child to school on the 20th with walking shoes and appropriate rain jackets.  We will be outside the entire time.
I am also in need of some parent volunteers, so if you are interested please shoot me an email! You will need to fill out volunteer paperwork ASAP if you have not done so already. Here is the link to the volunteer forms: https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net/

Coffee with Christy

Tuesday September 17 | 9:30 am 

Join Principal, Christy Otley, to talk about all things Clark Elementary over a cup of coffee. 


Volunteer On-line Clearance

In order to volunteer or join in a classroom event, chaperone a field trip, Dads at Recess, etc., you must fill out the volunteer application on-line. This application needs to be done every school year. Please go to: http://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net/. Our parent volunteers are very important to us and we love to see you here! 


A work in progress...

I am currently working on updating our page to share what is going on in our classroom and to provide helpful information as the year goes on.  Keep checking in for more updates.

Homework Schedule

Each month your child will have a math and reading homework log/calendar where he/she will record the number of minutes read.  The logs support the work we are doing in class and are due at the end of each month.  Aim for your child to do about 30 minutes of homework per night.  However, I do understand that some days are busier than others and may be tougher to complete work.  Please let me know if you have any questions.


Clever is on place you can go to login to your child's Zearn (math) and Quaver (music) accounts.  You will only need to remember your child's Clever username and login. Once you are in Clever you will automatically be logged into both Zearn and Quaver.

Look for your child to bring home his/her username and password Monday, September 18th, inside his/her homework folder.  If you forget your child's username and password, you can access this information in Family Access.

Homework logs are due at the end of each month.  The homework log is a place for you to initial to verify that your child has completed their reading and  math homework.

My goal is to make homework meaningful and an extension of what we are learning in class.  

Reading - Each night your child is to read at least 20 minutes to practice and enhance the skills we are working on in class. This can include independent reading and/or reading with an adult. Remember, when your child reads independently, reading good-fit books that are not too hard or too easy is very important to help your child grow in reading.

Math -