Principal's Corner

March

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Message from Mrs. Sivadasan

Greetings Endeavour Families,


I hope that Snowmaggeddon is behind us, and March welcomes us with a more mild temperament. March is one of my favorite months for two reasons. Daylight savings time (March 10) and the start of spring (March 20). Personally, I am looking forward to warmer temperatures and longer days.


Our Science Fair is coming up on March 6 and I cannot wait to see all the amazing talent from our students. As always, a big THANK YOU to PTSA for their hard work in organizing such a special event.


Science is not the only thing our students have on the brain. They are also focused on our PBSES goal of earning 5,000 “Endeavour to do your best” points by the end of the year. Our students are over half way there and are leaving kindness and respect in their wake! Additionally, March also has our PBSES team focusing on, “The Great Kindness Challenge” and they will be hosting a Kindness Week from March 4 through March 8. As part of this challenge, each day of the week will focus on a different kindness attribute (Personal responsibility, Making Connections, Positive self-talk, Compliments, and Helping others) and teachers will be participating in kindness activities in their classrooms. Be sure to join us in encouraging your student to have kind thoughts, words, and actions.


Lest you think our staff have had it easy, I want to make sure and highlight the ways in which they have been hard at work as well :) F & P Reading assessments have been administered, ELPA testing is happening for our students receiving ELL services, and interim SBA assessments have been administered for our students receiving special education services. Staff have also received professional development around Cultural Competency, Guided Reading/Strategy groups, and Trauma Informed Instructional practices. We have also taken time to monitor the progress of our School Improvement Plan goals in reading, as well as our student growth goals. I am happy to report, we are making great progress towards our goals and staff feel that our professional development and our targeted reading intervention groups (Thank You Issaquah Schools Foundation) are some of the strategies that have been beneficial.


I know I have said this before, but this year is truly flying by and I am having a blast! There is no greater job or privilege in the world than being Principal of this amazing school.


-Mrs. Sivadasan

Endeavour has received a Kateri Brow Grant from the Issaquah Schools Foundation!

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Through the amazing financial support of the Issaquah Schools Foundation, Endeavour will be able to send seven teachers to Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City this summer. Teachers College is the premiere Professional Development center in the area of literacy. Our staff is excited for this opportunity and I am thrilled to be able to pass on the amazing instructional strategies that we learn to our Endeavour students.


Thank you Issaquah Schools Foundation!

Parent Event- Emily Whitman Visit

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Winter Weather is Coming – Snow Day, Snow Stops, and Emergency

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  • Check the recorded messages at (425) 837- 7000 (Administration) or (425) 837-6333 (Transportation).
Inclement Weather

This mailer includes information on snow routes and emergency stops, as well as program cancellations and schedule changes due to inclement weather. The bulletin also includes information on communication of school delays or closure.

Equity and Cultural Competency

Did you know The Issaquah School District has developed a vision for supporting and implementing equitable and culturally competent practices across the district? See the district vision below and check out the website for more informative information.
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Construction Update:

I have added some new construction pictures below. I am excited to see so much progress taking place! We have also purchased additional playground equipment to help offer a variety of fun activities for students during recess and we are offering a weekly indoor recess option as well. The YMCA also continues to come out and offer fun recess games/activities twice a week.