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Spotlight on Success: February 2019

Issaquah Schools Foundation


Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors

Impact Scholarship Applications due February 15th
The Issaquah Schools Foundation is once again offering scholarships to help juniors and seniors in the Issaquah School District continue their educational journeys. 
The awards of $1,500 and $1,000 will be applied to each receipt's college tuition. The Impact Scholarship will be awarded to students who submit essays that describe how Foundation-funded programs have enriched their education. Applications are due February 15th, 2019
For more information on the scholarships and how to apply, please visit our Impact Scholars Page


Your Donations at Work

Program Spotlight: ASAP
After School Academic Program (ASAP) is funded by the Issaquah Schools Foundation that helps students in small group math and reading instruction.
Last year the program served 189 students in grades 3 - 5 at nine district elementary schools.  Math activities involve strategic quick-paced instruction focused on math skills and concepts targeting place value, numbers and operations, math fluency and journal prompts.  Reading activities focus on leveled literacy instruction, reading fluency and comprehension. 
Student growth in ASAP math was evidenced by comparing the pre and post assessments. 97.8% of the students in the program showed growth and 83.5% either sustained grade level growth or met standard on the Math Standard Balance Assessment. ASAP reading showed growth in 77% of participating students.  Students report that they enjoy the small group setting and feel more successful in the classroom.
Thanks to YOU we are expanding this program to ALL ISD elementary schools this year.  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our students!


Feeding Student Success with Dining for Kids

Dining for Kids is next Wednesday (2/6) at Tanoor
We have your Wednesday meal plans covered!
The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites you to Dining for Kids to raise funds for our
Feeding Student Success program, which provides food aid in schools.
Join us anytime, lunch or dinner, on Wednesday, February 6th at Tanoor in Sammamish. Tanoor will generously donate 20% of your bill to the Foundation on all Dine in AND Take out orders!


The Tools they Need to Succeed

Winter edition of Cultural Bridges Magazine available
Cultural Bridges is a Foundation run program that helps build relationships between families from diverse cultures and languages, their children, the ISD, and the broader Issaquah community through outreach, events, mentoring, translation services and a magazine printed in 6 languages. 
The magazine is published quarterly with a focus on helping non-native families navigate the Issaquah School District and the cities of Issaquah, Sammamish, Newcastle, Bellevue and Renton. The magazine is currently offered in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, English, Russian and Chinese translations.
Cultural Bridges also publishes an annual Family Guide to help all families learn more about the school system, better understand rules and procedures, and explore ways to become more involved.

Read the Winter edition of Cultural Bridges Magazine HERE!
ParentWiser Presents: February 4th
Teen Vaping - an epidemic sweeping the nation! Explore the impact of vaping and juuling on our young people, and what parents need to know. 
ParentWiser and Influence the Choice partner to bring you TEEN VAPING presented by Jerry Blackburn of Friends of Youth, Feb 4th, 7pm at Issaquah High School.  
Intended for PARENTS ONLY of grades 5-12.  Free attendance. Register at http://ParentWiser.orgThe Issaquah Schools Foundation is a proud sponsor of ParentWiser.
STEMposium: February 7th
Come learn about robots, computer programming sustainability and engineering at our 2nd annual STEMposium event on February 7th, 5:30-7:30pm at Issaquah High School Commons.
Sponsored by the Issaquah Schools Foundation, STEMposium brings together students from across the district to share how they learn STEM skills during classroom projects, afterschool clubs and student competitions.  
In addition to teacher/student interactive booths and demonstrations, there will be various STEM related industries sharing their work in the area of STEM. Click here for more information
Artistic Support Conference: February 9th
Join us for a day of creativity! 
Every year, we hold our annual Artistic Support Conference to kick off the new school year.  Designed to provide inspiration, instruction and an opportunity for Art Docents throughout the Issaquah School District to connect.  
A fun, interactive event where docents can learn new mediums, create examples of lessons, get to know other docents and develop a network of support throughout the district. 
Saturday February 9th is a day for YOU to be the art student.  For more information and to register visit our Artistic Support Conference page.


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