Curriculum Enrichment

Art Docent Program
Art Docent Program

Chair:
When:
All School Year

Each classroom is assigned their own Art Docent Volunteer who comes in and does multiple Art Lessons throughout the school year. Each docent is given curriculum and ideas to help support the CORE Curriculum standards required for that grade level.

Book Fair
Book Fair

Chair:
When:
November 18-22 & April 7-11

The Scholastic Book Fair is a vibrant event at Maple Hills Elementary, providing students with access to a wide range of books and fostering a love for reading. This twice yearly fair transforms the school or an approved location into a bookstore, where students, families, and staff can explore and purchase books. Proceeds from the event support the school's library and educational programs, enriching the learning environment and encouraging literacy. The Book Fair also serves as a community-building event, bringing together students, parents, and teachers in celebration of reading and education.
Eagle Eye Art
Eagle Eye Art

Chair:
(none)
Eagle Reader
Eagle Reader

Chair:
When:
October thru April

Our amazing Eagle Reader program is designed to promote reading at home. Minutes read are submitted into a log and can be tabulated from independent reading and or parent reading to student. Then they get to pick up a free book at our Eagle Reader Clubhouse once a month, if they have met the reading requirements. Contact Wendy Bateman (wboston99@yahoo.com) with any questions or book suggestions.
Read more about the Eagle Reader program.
Popcorn Friday
Popcorn Friday

Chair:
(none)
When:
Once per month

Popcorn Friday occurs on various Fridays throughout the year and each student has a chance to buy a bag of popcorn for .25 during their second recess.
Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall

A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. Entries are judged at local then state levels. Once entries reach the state level, the state PTA may select up to four entries in each of the six arts areas to submit to the National PTA. National first, second, and third place, and honorable mention entries are recognized at the National PTA Annual Convention.
FOR CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS AND RULES: https://maplehillspta.com/Page/Reflections/What%20is%20Reflections
FOR ENTRY FORM: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/24-25ReflectionsRegistration

Science Fair and Family STEM Night
Science Fair and Family STEM Night

Chair:
(none)
When:
March 2025

Science Fair Week: 3/25-3/28/25. STEM Night 3/28/25
Young Authors
Young Authors

Chair:
(none)

Promote Social Activities

Art Walk
Art Walk

Chair:
When:
May 9, 2025

What is Art Walk? Art Walk occurs every Spring. Each class makes a special project to display in the hallways of the school. Family & Friends are invited to attend and view a part of the art curriculum their child has learned that year and make a small project at an Art Station to take home. Art Walk is also accompanied by additional activities like simple and fun art projects and a small Market Place where the PTA sells small art projects. Friends and family are also asked to vote on "Best in Show" for each grade.
Fall Celebration
Fall Celebration

Chair:
(none)
When:
October 25, 2024

Our Fall celebration is a back to school social event that brings together the Maple Hills Community.
Fifth Grade Celebration
Fifth Grade Celebration

Chair:
(none)
When:
Last Week of School

The Fifth Grade Celebration at Maple Hills is a special event held at the end of the school year to honor and celebrate the achievements of fifth-grade students as they complete their final year of elementary school. This celebration typically includes a variety of activities such as a ceremony with speeches, awards, and certificates, a party or social gathering with food and entertainment, and often a slideshow or video highlighting memorable moments from the school year. The event aims to recognize the students' hard work and growth, create lasting memories, and provide a joyful send-off as they transition to middle school.

Ice Skating Party
Ice Skating Party

Chair:
(none)
When:
March

Join the Maple Hills PTA families and friends for a night out at Sno-King Ice Arena in March.
Pizza Bingo Night
Pizza Bingo Night

Chair:
(none)
When:
May 30, 2025

Pizza Bingo Night is an amazing community event where students and families come together to eat pizza and play bingo. Pizzas and drinks are purchased in advance and distributed prior to the BINGO event. Prizes are procured by volunteers which are given to BINGO night winners. All of Maple Hills family and friends come together for a night of Pizza and Bingo!
Variety Show
Variety Show

Chair:
When:
January-Feburary 7th

The Variety Show is a great opportunity to bring our community together to encourage our students to show off their talents and friends and familieis to cheer them on. Planning begins in January 2025, with auditions January 29th, Dress Rehearsals February 5th and the Variety Show on Friday, February 7th.

Connect Family & School

Bus Greeters
Bus Greeters

Chair:
(none)
When:
August 29th & September 4th

Provides assistance to school staff by providing assistance during morning bus drop-off and afternoon bus pick-up, for the first week of school for 1-5 followed by Kindergarten.
Eagle Wear
Eagle Wear

Chair:
(none)
When:
Start as soon as possible

We sell high-quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with our school colors and logo. Parents can purchase these items at the beginning of the year and kids can wear them throughout the year. They are perfect for Wednesday spirit days!
Kinder Summer Social
Kinder Summer Social

Chair:
(none)
When:
Summertime

Incoming Kindergarteners are invited to meet together at the park a few times during the summer.
Membership
Membership

Chair:

This committee handles the PTA membership drive at the beginning of the year. We are striving for 100% membership!

Join Now
New Family Welcome
New Family Welcome

Chair:
(none)
When:
All School Year

The New Family Welcome Program at Maple Hills Elementary is designed to assist new families and kindergarteners in getting acquainted with our school and fostering a sense of community. Our program promotes inclusivity by warmly integrating new families into our community through regular updates on events and activities. We provide essential information about where to find more details on school events, educational resources, and community involvement opportunities. By participating in this program, new families will quickly feel at home at Maple Hills, ensuring a smooth transition and a strong connection to our school community.
Parent Education
Parent Education

Chair:
(none)
Student Directory
Student Directory

Chair:
(none)
Volunteer Appreciation
Volunteer Appreciation

Chair:

Initiate Volunteer of the Month nominations and provide appreciation gifts to outstanding volunteers.
Watch D.O.G.S.
Watch D.O.G.S.

Chair:
When:
All School Year

What is WATCH D.O.G.S.?

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. There are 2 primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program:

1) Provide positive male role models for students and demonstrate by their presence that education is important.

2) Provide an extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

To become a part of Watch D.O.G.S. and to learn more, visit our page at: WatchDOGS

Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:

The Chairperson of the Elementary School Yearbook Program leads the creation of the school yearbook by coordinating with staff, students, and the PTA. Responsibilities include organizing the yearbook committee, gathering content, managing the production timeline, overseeing design and layout, ensuring accuracy, handling the budget, coordinating sales, and maintaining clear communication with stakeholders. Manage three volunteers to help take photos throughout the year at different events. Strong organizational, leadership, and communication skills are essential, along with creativity and attention to detail. The role reports to the PTA President and PTA Team. Help us create a cherished yearbook of school memories!

Community Relations

Advocacy
Advocacy

Chair:
(none)
When:
All School Year

Learn how to further advocate for not just your kids but all kids! Be a part of the process!

E-News Sign Up
E-News Sign Up

Chair:

For E News Only
FACE
FACE

Chair:
(none)
When:
All School Year

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)

Issaquah PTSA Council
Issaquah PTSA Council

Chair:
(none)

Our council is overseen by our Region 2 Issaquah PTSA Council. Follow the link to their website to find out more.

Issaquah Schools Foundation Luncheon
Issaquah Schools Foundation Luncheon

Chair:
(none)

Join us at the annual Issaquah Schools Foundation luncheon. Maple Hills PTA purchases a table to sponsor the luncheon. The luncheon happens in the Spring. More information will be sent closer to the event.
Issaquah Schools Foundation Representative
Issaquah Schools Foundation Representative

Chair:
(none)

Contact our ISF Rep, Katie Furtwangler, at isfrep@maplehillspta.com if you have any questions about Issaquah Schools Foundation and what wonderful things they do for our students and schools. For more information visit: http://issaquahschoolsfoundation.org/

Site Council Representative
Site Council Representative

Chair:
When:
3-4 times a school year

Our Site Council meets a few times of year and discusses things that are going on around our school and out in the community. This committee helps to bridge the gap between our school and area neighborhoods.

Special Needs Rep
Special Needs Rep

Chair:
(none)

The Special Needs Representative is a new position on local PTA Boards.

At Maple Hills, this position's responsibilities include:
Facilitating communication between special needs families and the Maple Hills school community (teachers, staff, administration and PTA);
Providing confidential support services to special needs families within the school community;
Maintaining and sharing district and community resources available for special needs kids and their families;
Working with the school to develop programs that emphasis education, tolerance and inclusion of children with special needs; and
Answering any questions or concerns about special needs support within the school and district.

VIS (Volunteers for Issaquah Schools) Rep.
VIS (Volunteers for Issaquah Schools) Rep.

Chair:
(none)

Represent VIS during Issaquah bond and levy years, Educate the school community on what bonds and levies provide for our Issaquah schools.
VOICE Mentor
VOICE Mentor

Chair:
(none)

VOICE Mentor Program

January is National Mentoring Month
Resolve to make a difference this New Year

Volunteer just one hour a week supporting a student!

ONE Mentor ONE Student ONE Hour

The VOICE Mentor Program is looking for community volunteers to work one on one with Issaquah students. These students are referred by teachers and counselors as needing extra support whether it is academic, social or emotional. The Volunteers work in the school setting in partnership with the school staff.

Please help us recruit your neighbors, friends, relatives or colleagues to become a mentor.

For further information contact: Susan Gierke or Teresa Bretl VOICE Mentor Directors

E-mail: VOICE@isfdn.org Phone: 425-837-6801

Susan Gierke: Gierkes@issaquah.wednet.edu Teresa Bretl: Bretlt@issaquah.wednet.edu

VOICE is funded by the Issaquah Schools Foundation

In Cooperation with the Issaquah School District

Fundraising

Auction
Auction

Chair:
(none)
When:
March or April 2025

Our Biennial Auction is held every two years. The next auction will be in 2025. The Maple Hills PTA school auction is a crucial fundraiser that supports various school programs and staff needs. Funds raised help pay for initiatives like the Art Docent Program, which provides art education to students, and also offer financial support for teacher reimbursements and resources for the counselor's office. By participating in the auction, the school community helps enhance educational experiences and ensure that both students and staff have the resources they need.
Brown Bear Car Wash Ticket Sales
Brown Bear Car Wash Ticket Sales

Chair:

This fundraiser is a great way for the Maple Hills community to support the PTA and its initiatives by selling Brown Bear car wash tickets, via the Maple Hills Website. Tickets can be mailed or local pick-up in Maple Hills neighborhood. Email waysandmeans@maplehillspta.com for more information.
Donations
Donations

Chair:
(none)
Poinsettia Fundraiser
Poinsettia Fundraiser

Chair:
When:
10/10-11/3/21

Please support Maple Hills PTA by purchasing a beautiful 6.5 inch poinsettia in red, white or pink.
These lovely poinsettias are grown locally at nearby Squak Mountain Nursery.
(1) for $20 • (2) for $35 • (3 or more) for $16.70

Orders Due By 11/7 and Pick Up 11/15
Walkathon
Walkathon

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring

This FUN event is a PTA fundraiser with an assortment of school events culminating in a walk-a-thon. This event happens every other year.

Fund Raising

Thunderbird Tickets
Thunderbird Tickets

Chair:

Thunderbirds Hockey Ticket Sales to support Maple Hills Elementary.
Starts:
Closes:
Contact Waysandnmeans@maplehillspta.com
Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Night
Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Night

Chair:

What is the event: Join us for a night at Cheney Stadium baseball park for a night outdoors enjoying the Tacoma Rainiers!
What you will do: Work with the Tacoma Rainiers to procure tickets to the game. Partner with the PTA Communications Director to promote the fundraising event and create a website to sell tickets to families and guests. Distribute sold tickets to purchasers. Keep a general accounting of sales and report to the PTA Treasurer and PTA team.

Staff Support

Classroom Enrichment Grants
Classroom Enrichment Grants

Chair:
(none)
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

Chair:
(none)
When:
May 5 - May 9, 2025

Time to come together to show our teachers and staff some love! The week is full of fun treats for our hard working staff to enjoy.

Other

Financial Review
Financial Review

Chair:
(none)
When:
Mid-Year, January & End of Year, July

A PTA financial review is an essential process conducted to ensure the accuracy and integrity of a PTA's financial records. This review involves examining the PTA's financial statements, receipts, disbursements, and overall accounting practices to verify that funds are managed appropriately and in accordance with the organization's bylaws and policies. The financial review helps to identify any discrepancies, ensure transparency, and provide accountability to the PTA members. Typically conducted annually or at the end of a treasurer's term, the review can be performed by an internal committee or an external auditor, depending on the PTA's guidelines.
Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee

Chair:
(none)
When:
Start 1/2025, Sumbit by 4/10/25

The nominating committee's role is to identify and recruit the most qualified candidates for elected PTA positions as defined by local PTA or council rules. This committee has significant influence on the PTA's future and is essential for long-term success. Members are elected by the local PTA or council and conduct confidential meetings to review nominations, interview candidates, and select the best-qualified individuals. They are not responsible for filling non-elected positions. Upon completion, the committee provides a written report with the names of the nominees for elected positions on the PTA board. This committee should be up and running by March.

Health & Wellness

Field Day
Field Day

Chair:
(none)
When:
June 13, 2029

Partner with the school, staff and PE department to create a memorable event for students celebrating the end of the year. Assist with getting volunteers and helpers for the event.

School

Fall Picture Day
Fall Picture Day

Chair:
(none)

Organize day-of and be available to help with Picture Day activities.

Donations

Gas Card Donations
Gas Card Donations

Chair:
(none)

Donation of funds for gas cards for the counseling office.

Volunteer

Volunteer As Needed
Volunteer As Needed

Chair:
When:
All School Year

As needed volunteers provide crucial support for elementary school events and activities on an as-needed basis. You will receive email requests from the PTA for immediate volunteer opportunities or to fill in when there is a shortage of volunteers. Your flexibility and availability help ensure the success of our programs and events. Thank you for your willingness to assist whenever needed!