Spotlight on Success: January 2020
As we close out 2019, I’d like to take a moment to thank our community supporters and partners. The Foundation’s success would not be possible without the support of the Issaquah Schools Foundation Board of Trustees, Superintendent Ron Thiele and the amazing Issaquah School District administrators and staff, our generous donors and volunteers, the dedicated Parent Teacher Student Association, as well as our non-profit partners including Parent-Wiser, Issaquah Food Bank, Influence The Choice, Issaquah & Sammamish Rotary, Kiwanis, the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, and so many others! 

We are forever grateful to our corporate and business partners for their unwavering support and dedication towards building a world class education. The work we have yet to do in 2020 fully encompasses our vision to provide funding support for existing programs with additional emphasis in the areas of teacher grants, mental and behavioral health, equity/opportunity funding and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), and innovation! 

YOU remain key to our success as we work together striving to provide equitable opportunities for an exceptional educational experience. 

Cheers to every child’s success!

Cornell Atwater
Executive Director
Impact Scholarships Available - Juniors and Seniors, Apply Today!
The Issaquah Schools Foundation Impact Scholarships are open to juniors and seniors in the Issaquah School District. The s cholarships  will be awarded to students who submit essays that describe how Issaquah Schools Foundation-funded programs have enriched their education. The scholarships will be awarded in two categories. Written category ($1000) and Presentation category ($1500).
Application deadline is February 21, 2020
Program Spotlight: After School Homework Labs
Did you know… the Issaquah Schools Foundation supports after school homework labs at high schools that give students access to academic support and open libraries at middle schools that provide a supervised location for students, including computer access after school? Last year, students received one-to-one help from teachers almost 14,000 times during these opportunities.

  “This has been invaluable to struggling students. One of my students does not have access to our software at home, so he is able to access the program from school providing him an equitable opportunity for success… It is an awesome way to reach out to students who need a little more help with the content without making them feel called out. I have found a higher success rate since beginning this tutoring funded by the Foundation.”
-Kristin Bennett, Skyline Science Teacher
Are you creative? Do you love art and working with students? You should attend our free Art Docent training for Issaquah School District students! Monthly art docent training sessions with professional instructors expose our docents to multiple mediums and provide the opportunity to work through a lesson they can then take back to school and teach.

January and February classes are scheduled, including painted landscapes, drawing the face, Frida Kahlo portraits, painting with wool, and more! Get more info and register here: http://isfdn.org/our-purpose/promoting-professional-development/art-docent/
ParentWiser: How to be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020
Are your kids exposed to racially or culturally-charged comments? Parent Wiser hosts Dr. Caprice Hollins for a paradigm-shifting talk to help parents engage in courageous conversations with our children and learn How to be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020 , January 22nd from 7:00-8:30pm at Liberty High. 

Participants will increase their understanding of equity vs equality, privilege, and implicit bias to develop a community where everyone benefits through inclusivity and the honoring of differences. For all parents of K-12. Register at http://ParentWiser.org/events .  

The Issaquah Schools Foundation and PTSA Council are proud sponsors of ParentWiser. 

Join us Wednesday, February 5th from 11A M-10PM and La Casita will donate a portion of your bill to Issaquah Schools Foundation. These funds go to programs and resources for Issaquah School District students, including food & snack support during t he school day.

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