Editorial — Help children succeed with Tools 4 School

July 29, 2015

NEW — 11:13 a.m. July 29, 2015

Before you know it, summer will be over and children will head back to school.

And although it’s an exciting time for the many children who get new clothes and school supplies, it’s a tense time for families who don’t have the money for such things.

That’s where Tools 4 School comes in.

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Tell students ‘you’ve got their backs’ through fundraiser

May 31, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 31, 2015

Help ensure students arrive at school with the tools required to succeed. Through the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s Basic Student Needs fund, you can provide food, health care, clothing and school supplies for students in need.

With Tools 4 School, “you’ve got their backs” means students have new backpacks filled with supplies to help them thrive throughout the school year. The annual drive collects backpacks and school supplies for hundreds of local students.

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Editorial: 1,200 backpacks needed for students

July 22, 2014

Let the back-to-school shopping begin!

Wow, everything from erasers to three colors of ink pens, from scissors to notebooks are on the list. Don’t forget a box of Kleenex for the classroom and an apple for the teacher.

If you’ve purchased a new backpack for your student and added in the supplies, your receipts probably add up to well more than $100. And you still have to get new shoes and pay for a yearbook and a PTA membership.

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Back-to-School Essentials

August 20, 2013

District website: The main district web address is www.issaquah.wednet.edu.

Verify enrollment: If you have not registered or still need assistance, contact your school directly.

Family Access: A link to this website sits at the bottom left of the district main page. The site provides parents and students online access to student information, including test scores, attendance, class schedules and immunization records. If you have forgotten your password, you can get a new one sent to the e-mail address on file with the district.

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Bartell Drugs seeks school supply donations

August 17, 2013

NEW – 6 a.m. Aug. 17, 2013

Through Aug. 31, Bartell Drugs stores welcome donations of schools supplies for their 10th annual “School Tools for Kids in Need.” The drive supports students in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties through World Vision’s Teacher Resource Center in Fife.

The school supplies help restock the center, where teachers with students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch programs “shop” free of charge for school supplies to meet students’ needs.

As many as 58,000 local students begin the school year without basic school supplies, according to World Vision.

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