Weekly Updates, Announcements, and Reminders

It’s Time to Register for 2020-21 Kindergarten

If your child will be 5 on or before August 31, 2020, it is time to register for Kindergarten!

Stop by the Clark office between 8:00AM – 4:00PM Monday – Friday to pick up a registration packet.

Online Kindergarten Enrollment opens on Monday, February 3.

Go to :https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/departments/elementary/Kregistration

After you have completed the online application, bring your required documents to Clark on either February 6th or 7th between 8:00AM- 4:00PM

to complete the registration process.

LUNCH FOR THE BREAK FOOD DRIVE
February 3 - 12

School breaks should be exciting.  For some, no school means not enough food.  Lunch for the Break ensures all ISD kids have enough to eat, even when school's out.  Each grade is responsible for gather the following for the drive: 

  • Kindergarten—Canned tuna or chicken and Crackers
  • First Grade—Standard size of Cereal and 12-18 ounce jar of jam/jelly
  • Second Grade—Dry Black Beans and Granola Bars
  • Third Grade—16 ounce box of Spaghetti and Peanut Butter
  • Fourth Grade—Progresso or Chunky canned soup and 8-24 count of Corn tortillas
  • Fifth Grade—24 ounce jar of pasta sauce and Shelf stable milk boxes (2% or chocolate)
  • Sci-Tech—16-32 ounce bags of white rice and 15 ounce or larger cans of Canned peaches or pineapple

If you would like to contribute, but are not able to donate food, please consider making a financial contribution to help purchase perishables.  Each box costs $55 to fill, pack, deliver.  For every $3.75 donated an item will be added to your child's grade tally.

February 12, 2020 is the last day to donate.  Your donations directly impact families experiencing food insecurity in our community. Visit Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank for more information.

Volunteers are also needed for gathering and delivering goods to Our Savior's Lutheran Church on Wednesday, February 12, at the end of school. SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER


The grade that brings in the most items wins a popcorn party!

Friendship Day in Room 309 - February 14th!

 Our class Friendship Day will be on Friday, February 14th.  On this day we will focus on what it means to be a good friend with a variety of activities.  One activity we will do is to decorate bags and pass out friendship cards. If you choose to send in cards, please make sure you have one for every student. To help with time, please have your child sign each card, but leave other student's names off.  This will allow for students to quickly pass out cards.  If you choose to send cards with candy, please know that students will not be eating the candy at school.  One of our key goals is to keep all students safe.  We are asking students to take their cards and candy home so parents can make the decision. 

If you need any materials to make your own cards, please let us know as we are happy to help provide materials.

Thank you for your support in helping us celebrate this special day in a safe way.

Crazy Sock Day - February 26th!

February 26th is our Student Councils next spirit day!  Come to school wearing your craziest socks!

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Learn about volunteering, where your donations go, upcoming events and more at the next PTA General Membership Meeting on February 27 at 6:30PM.  Also, want to be on the PTA board?  More on nominations for the next year will be discussed.

School Wide Headphone Donations:

We are in need of headphones for our students.  If you have any headphones or earbuds that you are no longer using, please donate them to Clark.  We will be disinfecting any donations and getting them into our classrooms to support students and use of technology. Please drop of any donations to the office.

ART WALK COMING SOON
Plans are in the works to bring our first ever Art Walk to Clark Elementary!  If you are interested in helping with this event or would like to share your own artwork (play music, drawings, sculptures, and more) email art@clarkpta.org.

MISSOULA CHILDREN'S THEATER
Our next production from the Missoula Children's Theater is returning to Clark from March 23 - 28 with the production of Peter & Wendy.  Students from all grades can participate in speaking, non-speaking, or behind the scene parts.  Keep an eye out for more info.  Email us with any questions. 

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

January's homework logs are due: Friday, February 28th.

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.

http://clever.com/in/issaquah 

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.

  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 - Each night your child should practice their math facts and review math concepts we have studied in class.  This should be about 10 minutes.  The average amount of time your 3rd grade child should be spending on homework each night is a total of 30 minutes.