Community Relations

Advocacy
Advocacy

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Learn how to further advocate for not just your kids but all kids! Be a part of the process!

Site Council Representative
Site Council Representative

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Our Site Council meets a few times of year and discusses things that are going on around our school and out in the community. This committee helps to bridge the gap between our school and area neighborhoods.
Special Needs Rep
Special Needs Rep

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The Special Needs Representative is a new position on local PTA Boards.

At Maple Hills, this position's responsibilities include:
Facilitating communication between special needs families and the Maple Hills school community (teachers, staff, administration and PTA);
Providing confidential support services to special needs families within the school community;
Maintaining and sharing district and community resources available for special needs kids and their families;
Working with the school to develop programs that emphasis education, tolerance and inclusion of children with special needs; and
Answering any questions or concerns about special needs support within the school and district.

Issaquah PTSA Council
Issaquah PTSA Council

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Our council is overseen by our Region 2 Issaquah PTSA Council. Follow the link to their website to find out more.

PTA Awards/Volunteer Recognition
PTA Awards/Volunteer Recognition

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VOICE Mentor
VOICE Mentor

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VOICE Mentor Program

January is National Mentoring Month
Resolve to make a difference this New Year

Volunteer just one hour a week supporting a student!

ONE Mentor ONE Student ONE Hour

The VOICE Mentor Program is looking for community volunteers to work one on one with Issaquah students. These students are referred by teachers and counselors as needing extra support whether it is academic, social or emotional. The Volunteers work in the school setting in partnership with the school staff.

Please help us recruit your neighbors, friends, relatives or colleagues to become a mentor.

For further information contact: Susan Gierke or Teresa Bretl VOICE Mentor Directors

E-mail: VOICE@isfdn.org Phone: 425-837-6801

Susan Gierke: Gierkes@issaquah.wednet.edu Teresa Bretl: Bretlt@issaquah.wednet.edu

VOICE is funded by the Issaquah Schools Foundation

In Cooperation with the Issaquah School District
ISF Representative
ISF Representative

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Contact our ISF Rep, Emily Royce, at isfrep@maplehillspta.com if you have any questions about Issaquah Schools Foundation and what wonderful things they do for our students and schools. For more information visit: http://issaquahschoolsfoundation.org/

Promote Social Activities

Art Walk
Art Walk

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Art Walk occurs every Spring. Each class makes a special project to display in the hallways of the school. Family & Friends are invited to attend and view a part of the art curriculum their child has learned that year and make a small project at an Art Station to take home. Art Walk is also accompanied by a Spring Dessert Social.
Fall Dance
Fall Dance

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Our Fall Dance takes place in October. Each dance usually has a theme such as Sock Hop, Hoedown and more!
Pizza Bingo Night
Pizza Bingo Night

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Pizza Bingo Night takes place during the last month of school. All of Maple Hills family and friends come together for a night of Pizza and Bingo!
Variety Show
Variety Show

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Audition and show of your talents during our Variety Show in February.
Book Swap
Book Swap

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(none)
Fifth Grade Celebration
Fifth Grade Celebration

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(none)
When:
Last Week of School

Our 5th Grade Celebration celebrates our 5th graders as they move up to Middle School.

Ice Skating Party
Ice Skating Party

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When:
March

Join the Maple Hills PTA families and friends for a night out at Sno-King Ice Arena in March.

Curriculum Enrichment

Reading Coach
Reading Coach

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Work with our school Reading Coaches and volunteer to help a child with their reading. Be a part of the team!
Eagle Reader
Eagle Reader

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Our amazing Eagle Reader program allows children to track how many minutes they have read and pick up a free book at our Eagle Reader Clubhouse once a month, if they have met the reading requirements. Contact Monica Abel or Stacy Tuninga(abelmonica1@gmail.com or stacybash@hotmail.com) with any questions or book suggestions.

Math Month
Math Month

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Math for the Month of May
Kindness Club
Kindness Club

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(none)
Science on Wheels
Science on Wheels

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Young Authors
Young Authors

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Eagle Eye Art
Eagle Eye Art

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Grants for Field Trips
Grants for Field Trips

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(none)
Book Fair
Book Fair

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Holiday & Spring
Reflections
Reflections

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(none)
Art Docent Program
Art Docent Program

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Each classroom is assigned their own Art Docent Volunteer who comes in and does multiple Art Lessons throughout the school year. Each docent is given curriculum and ideas to help support the CORE Curriculum standards required for that grade level.

Popcorn Friday
Popcorn Friday

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Popcorn Friday occurs every other Friday and each child has a chance to buy a bag of popcorn for .25 during their second recess.
Science Fair
Science Fair

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When:
Spring

The Maple Hills Elementary PTA Science Fair is held each year in the spring, and all students are invited to participate by entering a science project.

Connect Family & School

Volunteer Appreciation
Volunteer Appreciation

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Watch D.O.G.S.
Watch D.O.G.S.

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What is WATCH D.O.G.S.?

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. There are 2 primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program:

1) Provide positive male role models for students and demonstrate by their presence that education is important.

2) Provide an extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

To become a part of Watch D.O.G.S. and to learn more, visit our page at: http://maplehillspta.ourschoolpages.com/Page/PTA/Watch DOGS

Picture Day Volunteers
Picture Day Volunteers

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Vision & Hearing Test Volunteers
Vision & Hearing Test Volunteers

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(none)
Bus Greeters
Bus Greeters

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E-News
E-News

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Kinder Social
Kinder Social

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When:
Summertime

Incoming Kindergarteners are invited to meet together at the park a few times during the summer. For more details, please contact Becky Scott at beckyfosness@gmail.com.
New Family Orientation
New Family Orientation

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Yearbook
Yearbook

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Student Directory
Student Directory

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Parent Education
Parent Education

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(none)
Membership
Membership

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This committee handles the PTA membership drive at the beginning of the year. We are striving for 100% membership!
Eaglewear
Eaglewear

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We sell high quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with our school colors and logo. Parents can purchase these items at the beginning of the and kids can wear them on spirit days.

Other

Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee

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Volunteer From Home
Volunteer From Home

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(none)
Donate
Donate

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(none)
Financial Review
Financial Review

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Miscellaneous Volunteer Help
Miscellaneous Volunteer Help

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Support the Staff

Staff Grants
Staff Grants

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(none)
Work Room Vounteers
Work Room Vounteers

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(none)
Hospitality
Hospitality

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(none)
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

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(none)
When:
May

Fundraising

Auction
Auction

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Our Biennial Auction is held every two years. Our next Auction is scheduled for the evening of Friday, March 16th, 2018 at Pickering Barn. We hope to see you there!

Health & Wellness

Field Day
Field Day

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When:
End of the Year
Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness

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(none)

Other

Box Tops Helper
Box Tops Helper

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When:
On-going

Count BoxTops and submit the school's results (can do at home).
Field Day T-Shirts
Field Day T-Shirts

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When:
May-June

Assist with advertising, selling and distribution.
Eagle Reader Helper
Eagle Reader Helper

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When:
On-going

Help with Eagle Reader Clubhouse during the day, 1x per month.