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Fall Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Fall Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Date:
Wednesday, November 30
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Parent teacher conferences
Parent teacher conferences

Date:
Wed 11/30 - Thu 12/1
Where:
Maple Hills Elementary school
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Parent teacher conferences
Parent teacher conferences

Date:
Wed 11/30 - Thu 12/1
Where:
Maple Hills Elementary school
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Popcorn Friday
Popcorn Friday

Date:
Friday, December 2
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9:30a PTA Board meeting
PTA Board meeting

Date:
Wednesday, December 7
Time:
9:30a - 11:00a
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6:00p Parentwiser webinar
Parentwiser webinar

Date:
Friday, December 9
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
online
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STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON - 11/30

Let's show how much we appreciate and how thankful we are for the amazing staff at Maple Hills by providing a warm and comforting lunch to keep them going during Parent Teacher Conferences, on Wednesday 11/30.

The theme this year is COMFORT FOOD. Nothing sounds better during these cool, fall days.

All food donations can be brought to Maple Hills reception between 8:30-11am on November 30th.

Please use this sign-up genius to sign-up to bring food, beverages or to volunteer: HERE

QUESTIONS? Email Nadia, our Director of Volunteers.

THANK YOU for helping make this a successful event for the Maple Hills staff!


ART AUCTION LEADS NEEDED

We are looking for beautiful art to be created by Maple Hills students to be sold at our auction on April 28th, 2023.  We need volunteers to facilitate an art project for each classroom. What would that look like?

  • Be creative and have fun!
  • Every child in your class has to have a part in the art project 
  • $100 maximum spent on materials
  • Work with your teacher’s schedule to work on the project
  • Due date April 1st, 2023 - you have plenty of time to get started on your creation. 
So far, we have someone creating a free library and a classroom quilt. What's your idea?
More inspiration HERE.
 
SIGN UP to be an art auction lead in your child's class.
Please make sure you have filled out or updated your volunteer application with the Issaquah School district. COVID 19 vaccination proof is no longer required. CLICK HERE to start your volunteer application 

Questions? artdocent@maplehillspta.com


MAPLE HILLS WINTER/HOLIDAY NEEDS

We have a lot of need this year! Please sign up for any slots HERE and bring your items to the school by Friday, December 9th. We request that none of the items are wrapped so that the families may see what they are and make the choice to wrap them as deemed appropriate by them. Questions? Please email Ms. Bryant.

Thank you!


 
POPCORN FRIDAY

 

We still need help! Please sign up to volunteer HERE

Prepaid Popcorn cards sales are now closed. Popcorn is 25 cents.


AUCTION UPDATE

 
Donations can also be submitted in writing in the following ways:
 
1. Online on our auction website HERE or

2. By printing the form and sending it through kid mail or snail mail. Donation form can be found HERE
 
Next planning meeting on 12/07 at 7PM. RSVP: maplehillsauction@gmail.com

LUNCH FOR THE BREAK

Register HERE.

ISSAQUAH FOOD & CLOTHING BANK

The 2022 Holiday Gift Barn program will take place at the IFCB on December 2-3, 10am-5pm and will be offering gift cards, family-style games, gift wrap and stocking stuffers.

This program is for families living within the following zip codes, or with children enrolled in the Issaquah School District, with kids 0-18 years of age. Valid zip codes are: 98027, 98029, 98074, 98075, 98038, 98024, 98025, 98014, 98045, 98050, 98055-59, 98065.

Participants need to be registered IFCB clients, provide documentation that they reside in the service area and provide documentation their children reside in their household.

Registration online by 11/25 HERE. For eligibility questions, please contact registration@issaquahfoodbank.org.


OPEN PTA BOARD POSITIONS 

Our PTA is in need of volunteers willing to assist our board. Without your help, we will be unable to provide certain events and programs our students enjoy and deserve!

Director of One Time Events - oversees committees like Artwalk/Spring dessert, Book Fair, Fall Dance, Field Day, Ice Skating Party, Pizza Bingo, Reflections, Stem night, Variety Show.

Director of Ways and Means - oversees committees like Eaglewear Sales, Field Day T-Shirts, Popcorn sales, Corporate sponsorship and any other fundraisers the PTA membership may choose to do. We have many volunteers willing to help with these events but we need a Director to assist our chairs and volunteers with their roles.

Special Needs rep - helps connect students with special needs and their families with available school and community resources. Works with school and PTA to help adapt activities to be more inclusive. Actively publicizes the role of special needs rep, so parents know of the position, whom to contact, resources available, specific events and activities.

Issaquah Schools Foundation (ISF) rep - shares information from ISF with PTA board and general members.

 

All these positions require a monthly attendance to board meetings, generally held the first Wednesday of the month in the school building (9.30-11am). For more information please contact our PTA President.


SMITH BROTHERS PARTNERSHIP
 

 


CULTURAL BRIDGES MAGAZINE

The latest edition is available, pick up a print copy at the office of any of the 26 schools in our district or download it here in Arabic (new!), Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Russian or Vietnamese: HERE.

Cultural Bridges program was created to help all families navigate the Issaquah School District and to help them stay informed with events and publications offered in eight languages.

Make a difference – become a mentor in the Issaquah School District! 

Looking for an impactful and fulfilling volunteer experience? The Issaquah School District needs people who can support students by meeting with them, at school, during school hours, for 30-60 minutes each week. Mentors are needed at all grade levels.

Mentoring differs from tutoring in that mentoring focuses on fostering positive, supportive relationships which help students develop skills and attitudes (such as resilience, self-advocacy, self-confidence, etc.) to promote academic achievement and success in life. Here is a youtube video that the district put together of current mentors talking about their mentoring experience.

Learn more about the VOICE (Volunteers of Issaquah Changing Education) Mentor Program and submit an application from the Issaquah School District’s VOICE Mentor page. Because mentoring is in-person, proof of vaccination is required. Also, you must be cleared with a background check and attend a 2 hour training.  Email voice@issaquah.wednet.edu if you have any questions.