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October 2017: Spotlight on Success

Issaquah Schools Foundation
October 2017 - Spotlight on Success
Help us Invest in our Kids! 
Go ALL IN for our All in for Kids Annual Campaign!
With your support, the Foundation invests in more than 40 programs throughout the District, serving the whole child. From STEM to Dedicated Fine Arts, from Healthy Youth Initiative (providing social and emotional support, breakfast bars, backpacks, and substance prevention) to Cultural Bridges (connecting students and families new to the US to our community), we can make a difference in the lives of our students.
One Foundation program making an impact on our kids is the Pre-K Summer School program, here is an amazing story about a child who is thriving now because of the program:
Last summer there was a student who refused to participate, he cried and cried most of every morning. His parents reported that he had
not attended preschool and had struggled in swimming lessons. His family did not speak English at home. The teachers and EAs created a safe learning environment for him and set clear guidelines for behavior. Gradually he understood the structure of school and he became more involved. At first he was only able to sit at the table with the other children without crying, but eventually he began to participate in the work. After the first week crying was rare. He was more often seen playing with the other children at recess and attempting the work of reading and writing. His screening assessment score steadily improved and carried over into kindergarten. Currently, he is a level 2 kindergarten English Language Learner who can identify letters, sounds and sight words, he has adapted to the structure of school and is learning to read. By attending Pre-K summer School this student came to kindergarten ready to learn!
Please go All In and continue to invest in our kids. YOU can create limitless possibilities for our kids so every student finds their own path to success. YOU can make a difference!
Become a Foundation Ambassador at your school! 
Thank you to all who have volunteered to be the Foundation Ambassador at your school!
We still need Ambassadors at:
Discovery Elementary
Pacific Cascade Middle School
Do you have a passion for helping students reach the promise of their potential?  If yes, we WANT YOU as an Ambassador!
In as little as 5 hours a month, your time and talent will help to fuel the success of every student in every school.
To find out more, please review the Ambassador job description on the website and contact us with any questions!
Family Engagement Meeting 10/5
Issaquah School District is committed to partnering with families for their children's education.
The district has hired a consultant to help us develop our Family Engagement program. Our consultant, Adie Simmons from Washington Family and Community Engagement, will lead a meeting with parents to gather input. Please come and share your thoughts about how ISD can serve and partner with families. We need your voice.
This meeting is a repeat of the one held last spring at the Issaquah Police Department. If you could not attend the last meeting or new to the community, we hope you can join us.
Date/Time: Thursday, Oct 5, 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Issaquah Valley Elementary Library
RSVP required. Please email Lorna Gilmour, if you will be attending. If you need an interpreter, please let Lorna know by September 29. Contact: Gilmourl@issaquah.wednet.edu 425.837.7205
Vision and Hearing testing for ELL students
Cultural Bridges works together with the ISD providing volunteer interpreters to help students feel more comfortable by having the test in their own language. Grades K-7
Are you interested in helping?
Contact Marisol Visser at Marisol@isfdn.org
Vision and Hearing Apollo - Friday October 13th
Vision and Hearing Clark -  Mon October 9th, Tues October 10th
Vision and Hearing IVE - Thurs October 19th and/or Fri October 20th
Vision and Hearing IMS - Mon November 6th, period 1-4
Future Map launched October 1st!
Available October 1st, 2017 to Issaquah School District students in grades 9-12,
FutureMap merges the robust power of national databases, student assessments, and local, work-based learning opportunities to promote career awareness, exploration, and development.
Background-checked FutureMap career coaches enhance classroom learning by posting answers to online questions, serving as a guest speaker, offering a job shadow or company tour, hosting an after-school internship, and sharing employment opportunities.

Help start the conversation earlier by simply sharing your professional expertise.  Learn more and become a FutureMap Career Coach today: www.isfdn.org/futuremap   
Questions?  Contact Valerie Korock - valerie@isfdn.org
4th Annual Art Docent Conference - October 14th 
The 4th Annual Art Docent Conference is coming up on October 14th.
Our Artistic Support program has brought in a talented group of artists to teach the volunteer docent new lessons to teach their classes!  It's a fun day of hands on learning, provided by the Issaquah Schools Foundation.
Are you a Volunteer Art Docent?  Contact your school's docent coordinator for more information on how to sign up for classes. 
Can't volunteer in the classroom as a docent, you can help make the conference a success by volunteering to make sure the day is awesome for the docents
Sign up here to help out on conference day! 
Save the Date!  glassybaby Shopping Event 11/8 
Perfect way to start your holiday shopping! 
Come to the glassybaby shopping event at
Capri Cellars
88 Front Street, Issaquah
on November 8th, from 6-8pm. 
10% of all sales goes back to the programs that support our kids!
Join us for wine, snacks and gorgeous glassybabys, all benefitting every student in every school!
 Mark Your Calendars!
10/5 ISD Family Engagement Meeting 
10/11 IHS College & Career Night 5-8:30pm
Issaquah High School
10/14 Art Docent Conference - Briarwood Elementary
11/8 glassybaby Shopping Event - Capri Cellars 6-8pm
Help Students Reach the Promise of their Potential!

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