Spotlight on Success: May 8, 2020
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

On behalf of the Foundation's Board of Trustees and Staff, we send a heartfelt thank you to our teachers. Your ability to motivate and inspire students, fuel innovation, and to adapt to our current reality is remarkable! 

We continually strive to provide our teachers with the tools and resources to deliver the best in education that our students deserve. This past week, we were so excited to launch a pilot program called Ask the Expert, which is a help desk staffed by the ISD tech team and 40 qualified volunteers. Ask the Expert assists teachers with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams.

Our teachers are the best, thank you for all you do!
Join us online the week of May 18-22!
Visit or watch on Facebook Live for 15 minutes each day to learn how we enrich the learning experience in our community. Be sure to LIKE our Facebook page to be notified of our Nourish Every Mind programming. 

If you aren't able to join us online, we welcome your generosity. You can donate at , or text Nourish2020 to 91999
Silvia Carias-Centeno is a junior at Liberty High School and one of our Impact Scholarship recipients! She is guest speaking at this year’s Nourish Every Mind Fundraiser. Silvia joined the student speakers from Pine Lake Middle School this week in sharing a promotional message. 

Kelly Colbourne and Aditi Singh from Pine Lake Middle School also shared a message on Facebook this week . To hear Kelly, Aditi, and Silvia’s full stories, please tune in the week of May 18–22 daily at NOON!

Kindness and Gratitude

The COVID-19 health crisis has certainly impacted our everyday lives. The silver lining to the stay at home order is that our families are spending a lot more time together, providing parents an opportunity to spend quality time teaching kids important things such as expressing thanks and sharing gratitude.

I received a surprise visit from these Newcastle children who have been practicing social distancing and finding ways to express thanks and to bring hope for brighter days. They left flowers and a thank you note on my front porch! Little acts of kindness go a long way! This is why we do the things we do! 

"Thank you Lexi, Vivian, and Grace for making my day and for being an inspiration to helping me lead the Foundation!" -- Cornell Atwater

The Issaquah School District understands that not all families are in the same situation. In this issue, we are sharing some ideas you could use if your student is having challenges with remote learning.
Cultural Bridges Online Special Edition, Number 4 is available in seven languages: Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese.
Cultural Bridges will be back this fall in its regular format.
A big thank you to everyone who came out to support local business Tutta Bella  in Issaquah and the Issaquah School Foundation this week! 

Mark your calendars for a special Class of 2020-themed Take Out for Kids with Levitate Gastropub on June 3 rd !

More info on Dining for Kids:
Seeking Student Trustees

Immediately seeking Student Trustees! The Foundation is here to help you on your path to success!

  • Build your organizational leadership skills
  • Work alongside the Foundation Board of Directors and District Leadership
  • Make an impact for education across the Issaquah School District
  • Build your network and your resume

The Issaquah Schools Foundation is accepting applications now through May 15th for Student Trustees to join our Board.  Download an application TODAY!