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February 2018 Spotlight on Success

Issaquah Schools Foundation
February 2018 - Spotlight on Success
We asked and you met the challenge! 
We exceeded our goal of $22,000
for Feeding Student Success. Thank you!
Thanks to YOU and our generous matching donors Susie and Arthur, we have surpassed our goal for the Feeding Student Success program!
You all were inspired to give, just like newly opened Jersey Mike's in Issaquah, who raised $2,500 during their Grand Opening celebration. They have directed the funds to Feeding Student Success.
Pictured: Owner Ning Jin-Grisaffi with Foundation Corporate Relations Manager Valerie Korock
Thank you for your generous gifts and for making sure no student in our district goes hungry! Still want to donate, click here for more information about the Feeding Student Success program. 
Thank you to Pacific Learning Academy
Pictured: Liz Swanson, Foundation Executive Director with Kirsten O'Malley, Executive Director/Founder of Pacific Learning Academy
Thank you to Kirsten O'Malley, Executive Director/Founder of Pacific Learning Academy, for her support of Foundation-funded After-School Homework Labs! 
Pacific Learning Academy's generous support of Issaquah School District students has amounted to $71,000 donated through the Issaquah Schools Foundation over the past 12 years.
Wow! We are so very grateful - Thank you.
Your Donation Dollars at Work! 
Made possible by YOU! 
The Great Careers Conference held in December last year was an awesome success.   Organized by the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Education Committee along with our partners from the Issaquah School District, Issaquah Schools Foundation, the Seattle-King County Workforce Development Council and Bellevue College. 
The goal was to have students leave with enthusiasm and optimism for their future. To be inspired by the speakers and to walk away from the Conference with an "I can do that" attitude.  We hoped to help them recognize that there are many exciting and rewarding careers that do not necessarily require a four-year degree, and according to these kids, it did just that!
BeeBots in the classroom 
We were honored to see students in an Apollo Elementary's kindergarten classroom learning with BeeBots funded by YOU through a Kateri Brow grant from the Issaquah Schools Foundation.  This is the second set of Bee Bots purchased through a Kateri Brow grant- the first was at Maple Hills Elementary.
BeeBots are programmable floor robots to aid the teaching mathematical problem solving, directional language, and programming to kindergarten classrooms while also providing a beautiful hands-on connection to coding.
More ways to make a Difference 
Dining for Kids is TONIGHT!  Join us at Agave Cocina! 
Join us for Lunch and/or Dinner today at Agave Cocina in the Issaquah Highlands.
1048 NE Park Drive
Issaquah, WA
Agave is donating a portion of your bill to the Issaquah Schools Foundation where it will go directly to the programs that benefit your kids!  An amazing meal out can make a difference for every student, every school!  See you there!
Nourish Every Mind - Save the Date!
Be a Table Captain!  Interested? Contact Katie@isfdn.org
STEMposium is February 15th
STEMposium is a showcase by Issaquah School District teachers and students in collaboration with the Foundation, demonstrating how they integrate STEM skills and knowledge through classroom projects, after school clubs and student competitions.  
In addition to classroom booths, local STEM related industries will share their work.  Open to all students, families and community members in the ISD.  February 15th 6-8pm at Issaquah High School.
State of Mind Conferences Coming Soon!
State of Mind Conferences March 3rd and March 24th at Gibson Ek. 
Sponsored by Swedish and organized by the Issaquah Schools Foundation in collaboration with the Issaquah Youth Advisory board and Influence the Choice, the State of Mind Conferences offer education for students and adults around: Stress Management, Healthy relationships, Teens & Tech, Body Image, Suicide Prevention, drug use and more. The conferences will run from 10:30 - 4:00 and are free.  Please register at: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e0945afa62ca3fa7-state1
Hidden in Plain Sight 3/12 & 4/16- Parent Only event
Would you see the signs of youth alcohol or drug use in your home?  Looks can be very deceiving - especially if you don't know what to look for. 
Come to a "Hidden in Plain Sight" exhibit and learn what to look for and what to do if you do find something.  Monday March 12th, Issaquah High School - 6:30 - 8:30pm and Monday April 16th, Central WA Univ, Sammamish campus (120 228th Ave NE) 6:30 - 8:30pm.
2/7 TODAY!  Dining for Kids at Agave Cocina in Issaquah
2/15 STEMposium - Issaquah High School 6-8pm
3/3 State of Mind Conference - Gibson Ek
3/7 Dining for Kids at Ohana
3/12 Hidden in Plain Sight - Issaquah High School 6:30 - 8:30p
3/24 State of Mind Conference - Gibson Ek
4/16 Hidden in Plain Sight - CWU Sammamish 6:30-8:30 pm
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