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Spotlight on Success: May 2019

Issaquah Schools Foundation


Thank you for making the

Nourish Every Mind Luncheon a Success!


Thank you to everyone who attended the Issaquah Schools Foundation's annual Nourish Every Mind Luncheon today!  Your support is key to the success of all students in the Issaquah School District!

It was inspiring to hear from Principal Drew Terry and two of his students who have greatly benefited from the After-School Academic Program.  With donor support, we have been able to expand this targeted assistance program to all 15 elementary schools, ensuring that students are able to receive the support they need.

It was also wonderful to hear the Liberty Jazz Choir as well as our scholarship winner who found her voice for STEM as part of the robotics team.

Couldn't make the Luncheon? Please join us for Breakfast!  There is still time to register.  Register HERE for the Nourish Every Mind Breakfast!

Nourish Every Mind Breakfast, May 14, 2019 at Eastridge Church in Issaquah

Questions?  Email us at info@isfdn.org. 


IHS FIRST Robotics Club qualifies for World Championship!  


The FIRST Robotics club give students the opportunity to work with industry professionals to design, build, and operate a 125 pound robot that is charged with completing specific tasks. The club competes at competitions, and collaborates with other teams.  This year 70 students learned skills in: mechanical and electrical engineering and design, and CAD model, business planning and graphic design. Even with a snow week off school, the students worked hard, finished their robot and qualified for the World Championship in Houston, TX!

"FIRST's motto is "More than robots," because the program is worth so much more than the final product. It's about experience, hard work, and collaboration. Robotics is consistently the best part of my day. Spending hours after school with close friends, geeking out about a shared passion-project - there's nothing like it. FIRST founder Dean Kamen calls it "the hardest fun you'll ever have."  Aden Henry, FIRST member

Congratulations to the FIRST team!  It's donors like YOU that make these experiences possible for our students!  To learn more about how the Foundation and your donations support Robotics, click here!


Call for Rising Juniors - Student Trustees needed!


The Issaquah Schools Foundation is seeking rising juniors to serve as Student Trustees to represent the student voice on the Foundation Board.  Student Trustees help determine policies, procedures and regulations to achieve the mission and operating objectives of the organization, to raise awareness about the work of the Foundation among high school peers and to continue being a connection between the Foundation and their graduating class after high school.

Click here to learn more and apply for the 2019-2020 Student Trustee position.

 Please send the completed application to info@isfdn.org by May 18th, 2019. 


New Issue of Cultural Bridges Magazine!



Check out the latest Cultural Bridges magazine and read about middle school rumors, identity frames, and Muslim faith and hijabs.       

Available in 6 languages! 

Click HERE to read the April-June 2019 Edition of Cultural Bridges Magazine.



Artistic Support Lesson - May 10th



ISD Art Docents!  Join Elizabeth Jackson, a seasoned art docent and felting instructor, on Friday May 10th at 12pm at Art East, to make felted shapes that resemble germs.  

She will walk you through the basics of felting with your students, where to purchase materials and how to tie this into science curriculum.  

Your students will love the opportunity to create their own "germ" and mount it onto a slide complete with Latin name.  Register HERE.  Artistic support lessons are for adult Art Docents only.

  The Foundation's Artistic Support program provides free art instruction and lesson plans for volunteer art docents in each elementary school, which align with our states visual arts learning standards.  


ParentWiser Presents: Challenge Success



Reduce Academic Stress w/o Sacrificing Achievement, by School Program Director Mary Hofstedt of CHALLENGE SUCCESS, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. 

This interactive workshop based on the Well Balanced Student by Challenge Success helps parents focus on a child's needs, establishes a healthy home environment, and increases a child's resilience, creativity, and well-being. 

May 6th 7-8:30pm at Skyline HS, or May 7th 10-11:30am at Kidstage Village Theatre in Issaquah.  For parents of K-12; free for PTSA members in Issaquah School District, $10 donation for non-members.  Register at http://ParentWiser.org

Issaquah Schools Foundation is a proud sponsor of ParentWiser.


Action Forum for Youth - May 23rd



Join Issaquah School District community leaders for a complimentary breakfast and presentation of the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey results.

Dr. Nathan Brown, Principal Evaluator of TrueBearing LLC will present together with a panel of Issaquah School District middle and high school students. 

Thursday May 23rd 7-8:30am at Issaquah Holiday Inn - 1801 12th Ave NW, Issaquah.  

All are welcome!  Registration is required.  Register Here: http://bit.ly/ActFor

Sponsored by Issaquah Schools Foundation and Influence the Choice.


What is Your Biggest Parenting Challenge?



Please help the ParentWiser committee plan for next year's speaker series by responding briefly to our very short Annual Parenting Survey HERE!  

We are looking for committee volunteers.  If you would like to join our team contact parentwiser@issaquahptsa.org 

 Issaquah Schools Foundation is a proud sponsor of ParentWiser.


June Dining for Kids is at Levitate Gastropub 



The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites you to Dining for Kids!

Join us for lunch, happy hour, or dinner, on Wednesday, June 5th at Levitate Gastropub on Front Street in Issaquah (parking lot in back). 

If the sun is out the outdoor patio and sunbrellas will be open, so join us for some fresh focused, locally sourced, and scratch made bites. Reservations accepted. 

Levitate Gastropub will generously donate a portion of your bill to the Foundation!


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