Our Outreach program fosters communication and awareness of both the needs and the resources occurring in the greater Issaquah community. By sharing information from organizations like Issaquah Nourishing Network, the PTSA network can easily bring together those who are seeking assistance with those organizations and individuals contributing resources. Be sure to check below for events and programs happening now, as well as ways in which you or your organization can help.


General Resources
Issaquah Resource Guide: English | Spanish  (Printable Trifold) & Other Helpful Handouts
Issaquah School District Translated Forms & Documents
Cultural Bridges – Issaquah Schools Foundation

KCLS Homework Resources (HERE)

Tutor.com Live Homework Help in English & Spanish. (KCLS or Student ID card required.)


Current Programs How You Can Help
HopeLink offers free adult education in locations around the eastside.  Find out more about their GED and English For Work classes here. Free GED Classes Start any time.   Join us twice a week to improve your reading, writing, computer and math skills so you can get a better job and get your GED

Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank’s Holiday Gift Barn is coming December 6th and 7th.  Registration for families is now open ! Registration is not required, but encouraged to help plan the event.  Register at https://issaquahfoodbank.org/holiday-gift-barn

Lunch For The Break coming December 19th !   Open to all schools and families in the Issaquah School District, providing a box of food for all school- aged children.  Registration is now open at www.LunchForTheBreak.com

OSLC Safe Parking can provide a safe place for Eastside families and single women who are homeless with no place to stay except their cars. No single men, please. Safe Parking times are 9 PM—9 AM. No campers or trailers. This is intended to be a transitional program for families to become stabilized and get into more permanent housing. Intake procedures are required and include criminal records check. Our Savior Lutheran Church 745 Front Street South, Issaquah, WA 98027 Leave Message @ 425-200-0669

Child Care Resources http://childcare.org/family-services/

Issaquah Library Teen Open House (meeting room open for teens to study and hang out).  Tuesdays 2:36-6pm

Upcoming events at the Issaquah Library:

Life After High School Programs offered through KCLS SAT/ACT Math Preparation Tips, The World as Your Classroom, Secrets of College Admissions, Gap Year Study Abroad, College Success for Students with Disabilities, Get a job! The Intelligent Job Search, Your College Planning Checklist and more !    http://kcls.org/teen-subject/life-after-high-school-resources/

Find out if you qualify for a computers and/or free internet access:http://washingtonaccessfund.org/free-and-low-cost-computers/

Issaquah School District students with financial hardship may be eligible for a free computer.Contact your school office for more details.

Study Zone at our libraries! Issaquah, Newcastle, Renton Highlands, and Sammamish libraries offer drop-in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors during the week ! The Study Zone schedule is updated frequently and occasionally the volunteer tutors may be unavailable for a scheduled session.  Please check for updates at http://kcls.org/study-zone/  or contact your KCLS library before planning to attend a Study Zone session.


. Echo Glen is in need of volunteers & donations: Find Volumnteer Opportunities here:
http://www.smilepower.org/Echo_Glen_Children_s_Ctr.html .
Principal LaShae’s school wish lists are listed on the main page but for ease the direct link is here: HERE

Issaquah Turkey Trot is a fun and casual 5K (3.12 miles) on Thanksgiving morning with all proceeds going to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. Everyone of all ages are welcome to join the fun, costumes and accessories encouraged !  Register by Nov. 5th to guarantee a t-shirt.   Event: Nov. 23rd, 2017 starting at 9am.  http://www.issaquahturkeytrot.org/register.html

Issaquah Community Service’s largest fundraising event, 2017 Merry Christmas Issaquah, kicks off at the end of November, and runs through the end of December.  For more than 40 years, ICS has been serving the Issaquah community with financial assistance for rent and utilities, as well as connecting residents with other local resources.  ICS has experienced a higher than average number of requests this Fall, making this year’s fundraiser even more important.  For more information on how to donate, visit their website.  http://www.issaquahcommunityservices.org/

Save the date !  Holiday Gift Barn will be Dec 3rd and 4th, 2017 !  Serving more than 1,200 children in the Issaquah School District each year, Pickering Barn is turned into a huge toy store where parents can choose 3-4 gifts for each of their children, plus stocking stuffers. Registration for donors and volunteers has begun.  https://issaquahfoodbank.org/holiday-gift-barn

Lunch For The Break coming December 18th !   With a goal of 450 boxes for December break, this program provided a box of food for all school- aged children.  Registration is now open at www.LunchForTheBreak.com.  Donors drop off their boxes of food at a choice to 3 locations, 2pm – 7pm.

Also looking for books !  As families pick up their food, children are welcome to pick out books.  New and gently used books for all ages needed.

November 2017

Interested in becoming more involved?

Outreach Programs:   Kim Weiss at outreach@issaquahptsa.org

From OSPI: New ESSA Resources Available in Top 8 Languages.

OSPI has translated five of our Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) flyers into the Top 8 languages spoken by Washington’s students. Those flyers address some of the biggest pieces of ESSA, including Title I: Federal Programs, Title II: Teacher & Principal Quality, Title III: English Learners, as well as Equity and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. These flyers were created to help readers understand the new federal education law—without first taking a course in legalese. They have been translated into Arabic, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. English-language flyers are available on the ESSA resource page.

Upcoming Outreach & F.A.C.E. Events

(click on an event for details, and event links to websites or fliers for more information)

  • December 4, 2017Holiday Gift Barn Donations Accepted
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