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!

Issaquah Schools Foundation Luncheon
Issaquah Schools Foundation Luncheon

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Join us at the annual Issaquah Schools Foundation luncheon. Maple Hills PTA purchases a table to sponsor the luncheon. The luncheon happens in the Spring. More information will be sent closer to the event.
Issaquah Schools Foundation Representative
Issaquah Schools Foundation Representative

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Contact our ISF Rep, Kara Flynn, 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/

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.

Site Council Representative
Site Council Representative

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3-4 times a school year

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.

VOICE Mentor
VOICE Mentor

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(none)

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

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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(none)

Our Fall Dance takes place in October. Each dance usually has a theme such as Sock Hop, Hoedown and more!
Fifth Grade Celebration
Fifth Grade Celebration

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(none)
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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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(none)
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March

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

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(none)

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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(none)

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

Curriculum Enrichment

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.

Book Fair
Book Fair

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Holiday & Spring
Eagle Eye Art
Eagle Eye Art

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(none)
Eagle Reader
Eagle Reader

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October thru April

Our amazing Eagle Reader program is designed to promote reading at home. Minutes read are submitted into a log and can be tabulated from independent reading and or parent reading to student. Then they get to pick up a free book at our Eagle Reader Clubhouse once a month, if they have met the reading requirements. Contact Wendy Bateman or Stacy Tuininga (wendy@lycono.com or stacybash@hotmail.com) with any questions or book suggestions.
Popcorn Friday
Popcorn Friday

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Popcorn Friday occurs on various Fridays throughout the year and each child has a chance to buy a bag of popcorn for .25 during their second recess.
Reflections
Reflections

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(none)
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Fall

A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. Entries are judged at local then state levels. Once entries reach the state level, the state PTA may select up to four entries in each of the six arts areas to submit to the National PTA. National first, second, and third place, and honorable mention entries are recognized at the National PTA Annual Convention.
FOR CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS AND RULES, contact Kimberly Maeda, kimberlymaeda@gmail.com
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Science Fair and Family Engineering Night
Science Fair and Family Engineering Night

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When:
Spring
Young Authors
Young Authors

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(none)

Connect Family & School

Bus Greeters
Bus Greeters

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(none)
E-News
E-News

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Eaglewear
Eaglewear

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(none)

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

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(none)
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Summertime

Incoming Kindergarteners are invited to meet together at the park a few times during the summer.
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!
New Family Orientation
New Family Orientation

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(none)
Parent Education
Parent Education

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(none)
Student Directory
Student Directory

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(none)
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: WatchDOGS

Yearbook
Yearbook

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Fundraising

Auction
Auction

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Our Biennial Auction is held every two years. Due to COVID-19, our next Auction has been rescheduled for the evening of Friday, March 19, 2021 at Pickering Barn. We hope to see you there! Please email our Auction Chair, Katherine Swanberg, at maplehillsauction@gmail.com with any questions.
Donations
Donations

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(none)
Orange Ruler/Walkathon
Orange Ruler/Walkathon

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(none)
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Spring

This FUN event is a PTA fundraiser with an assortment of school events culminating in a walk-a-thon. This event happens every other year.

Other

Financial Review
Financial Review

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(none)
Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee

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(none)

Health & Wellness

Field Day
Field Day

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(none)
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End of the Year

Support the Staff

Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

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(none)
When:
May

Other

Box Tops Helper
Box Tops Helper

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(none)
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On-going

Count BoxTops and submit the school's results (can do at home).
Eagle Reader Helper
Eagle Reader Helper

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When:
On-going

Help with Eagle Reader Clubhouse during the day, 1x per month.
Field Day T-Shirts
Field Day T-Shirts

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(none)
When:
May-June

Assist with advertising, selling and distribution.