Outreach & Family And Community Engagement


Our Outreach and Family and Community Engagement Program (FACE/Outreach) programs 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 (Printable Trifold) & Other Helpful Handouts
Issaquah School District Translated Forms & Documents
Cultural Bridges – Issaquah Schools Foundation

Workshop – Know Your Rights as an Immigrant July 13th. English Flyer | Spanish Flyer

Tools 4 School Class Packs link is now available through July 15th. Flyer. Donate Here.

Save the Date: Recipe for Hope Breakfast is September 26th. More Info/Register HERE.

Current Programs How You Can Help

Summer Lunch is an annual program to help fill the gap in the summer when kids are not receiving lunch at school. Each child will receive a bag with a week’s worth of breakfast, lunch and snacks on Thursdays from 10am-1pm from June 22-August 31, 2017. Distribution is on the lawn across the street from the Food Bank.  Registration will open in early June, although pre-registration is not required.  Visit https://www.issaquahfoodbank.org/summer-lunch-program  for more information.

Check our KCLS Teen summer reading program !  Teen Summer Reading: iPads, Tacos, and Basketball!  These are some of the prizes you can win this year if you participate in our teen summer reading!  Teen Summer Reading is open to teens in grades 6-12 and runs from June 1 through August 31.  https://kcls.org/blogs/post/teen-summer-reading-ipads-tacos-and-basketball/

ENGLISH FOR WORKAN ESL PROGRAM through Hopelink. Learn English. Prepare for Work. Free classes starting each quarter SEE FLYER or visit  https://www.hopelink.org/need-help/adult-education

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.   S

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

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/

Shelter Information:  Visit the Issaquah Nourishing Network website for latest version.   www.nourishingnetworks.net/networks/issaquah/


New donation opportunity supporting Tools 4 School !  Each year, Tools 4 School provides up to 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for Issaquah School District students in need. This year, donors can fill a backpack for $25 ! Class packs are filled with basic school supplies from the Foundation list, and Apperson will deliver all donated packs directly to the Tools 4 School event.  Donate now at  www.isfdn.org/tools4school/classpacks

Summer Lunch is an annual program of the Issaquah Food & Cloth Bank to help fill the gap in the summer when kids are not receiving lunch at school. Each child will receive a bag with a week’s worth of breakfast, lunch and snacks.  IFCB gives out 200 bags each week, and each bag costs $20. Help us end summer food insecurity – cash donations here. Or, download our Summer Lunch shopping list and bring items in!   New this summer – donate lunch meat and cheese

Issaquah Food Bank’s Harvest program is gearing up for another bountiful summer !  Harvest Issaquah & Farmers Markets volunteers harvest local produce from community fruit trees, serving as a food bank ambassador and collecting produce at local farmers markets. Contact Volunteer coordinator Megan at megan@issaquahfoodbank.org.  Volunteers needed all summer !

Tools 4 School Volunteers needed !   Many opportunities to help make this event a success.  There will be volunteers needed Aug 21 – 22, and Aug 24th – 26th.  The event is Saturday Aug 26th, 10am – 3pm at Eastridge Church.  Visit Foundation website for more details on opportunities and signing up http://isfdn.org/tools-for-school-volunteer/

April 2017

Interested in becoming more involved?

Contact:   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)

  • August 11, 2017 9:00 amReady for School Fair
  • August 11, 2017 3:00 pmReady for School Fair
  • September 26, 2017 7:00 amRecipe for Hope Breakfast - Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank
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