Ways and Means

Jag-A-Thon
Jag-A-Thon

Chair:
(none)
When:
October

For the 2018-19 School Year, we have decided to bring our fall fundraiser back "in-house" and are excited about launching our first annual Jag-A-Thon!

The Jag-A-Thon will take place on Friday, October 5th and we will be celebrating with some fun school spirit activities and lunch raffle prizes in the week leading up to big day. This event will take place during the school day - which we are excited about because it allows 100% student participation.

Please note: This is our ONE AND ONLY FUNDRAISER for this school year. In lieu of hosting an auction this Spring we've decided to throw all of our resources into this one fundraising event. Please keep this in mind as you plan your donations for the school year.
Silent Auction
Silent Auction

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall

Each year we auction a few specialty items that our parents and students love. These include Teacher Experiences, Reserved Parking Spots, Reserved Seating at 5th Grade Graduation, etc.

Traditionally, these have been sold at the Walk-a-Thon. In 2017-18, we are piloting a Fun Run in lieu of the Walk-a-Thon, so the silent auction events will be conducted separately.
Holiday Gift Drive
Holiday Gift Drive

Chair:
When:
NOV-DEC
Popcorn Fridays
Popcorn Fridays

Chair:
When:
Year Round, 1st Friday of each month

Coordinates volunteers to pop and handout popcorn for popcorn Fridays and other social events throughout the year.
Walk A Thon (On hiatus)
Walk A Thon (On hiatus)

Chair:
(none)
When:
October

The biggest event of the school year! Endeavour's Walk-a-thon and Back-to-school BBQ is our largest fundraiser. Students walk laps around the school to raise money for PTSA programs. BBQ, treats, prizes, auction items and more!

In 2018 we will be piloting an alternative program -- a Fun Run during the school day! This will allow for 100% student participation, and we hope will provide lots of opportunities for fun and fundraising for our kids and our school. This will be a student-only event. Minimal adult volunteers will be required.
Birthday Book Club
Birthday Book Club

Chair:
When:
Year Round
Book Fair
Book Fair

Chair:
When:
December

The Scholastic Book Fair offers new reasonably priced books and other educational items available for purchase. The chairperson acts as a liaison between the PTSA and the book company, schedules volunteers for the event, and orders supplies and arranges publicity for the fair.
Matching Funds
Matching Funds

Chair:
When:
Year Round
Passive Fundraising
Passive Fundraising

Chair:
When:
Year Round

Coordinates PCC cards, Box Tops, Soup Labels, Car Wash Tickets, etc.
School Supplies
School Supplies

Chair:

Every spring, school supplies for the following year are available for purchase at a discounted price. Purchased school supply kits are delivered to your child's classroom on Meet the Teacher Day in the Fall. This committee is in charge of coordinating school supplies requested by the staff at various grade levels, selecting a vendor, advertising in the spring, taking pre-orders for school supply packs, and distributing school supply packs.
5th Grade
5th Grade

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Round

The 5th Grade Committee plans events specific to 5th grade at Endeavour, including the 5th grade end of year party, a gift to the school, and the promotion ceremony.
Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

Chair:

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 on spirit days, every Friday.

Communications

School Directory
School Directory

Chair:
When:
All year
Hallway Displays
Hallway Displays

Chair:
When:
Year Round
ISF Liason
ISF Liason

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Round

Jaguar Print
Jaguar Print

Chair:
When:
Year Round

Advocacy (Legislative)
Advocacy (Legislative)

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Round

The Advocacy Representative will work to keep the Board and membership appraised of key state and local legislative issues and seek the committee’s input if necessary. If appropriate, this may also require enlisting other members to help advocate for issues or building relationships outside of the PTSA in the community to work collaboratively on issues.
Directory
Directory

Chair:
When:
Fall
PTSA Info Fair
PTSA Info Fair

Chair:
When:
September
Website
Website

Chair:
When:
Year Round

Maintain and update the Endeavour PTSA website.
Welcoming Committee
Welcoming Committee

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Round
Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:

Take photographs of programs and events at Endeavour. Request photographs from room parents. Compile and prepare the Endeavour yearbook to be distributed at year-end.
Membership
Membership

Chair:
When:
Year Round

This committee handles PTSA membership throughout the year. We are striving for 100% membership!

Programs

K Playdates
K Playdates

Chair:
When:
Summer
Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
When:
September - November

The Washington State PTA, in partnership with the National PTA, sponsors the state wide Reflections arts education contest. Students can submit entries in the following six categories: dance, film, music, visual arts, photograpy, and literature. The student art entries are judged at the school (Endeavour), council (Issaquah School District), and Washington State PTA levels. More information on this program can be found on the WA State PTA website at www.wastatepta.org.

Spooky Spaghetti Night
Spooky Spaghetti Night

Chair:
When:
October

Spooky Spaghetti night has quickly become a great tradition at Endeavour Elementary. All students and families come together for this fun fall social event. Students dress up in family-friendly costumes, play games, dance and enjoy a spaghetti dinner.
Art Docent
Art Docent

Chair:
When:
Year Round

This is a PTSA funded and volunteer run Art Program which provides art curriculum to each classroom throughout the school year. This program is led by a Chair and committee to organize volunteer training, supply management and running of the kiln. Art Docent volunteers present monthly art curriculum projects to their child’s class. All materials and training provided by PTSA Art Docent Program, Discover Art.

Robotics
Robotics

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-round

(on hiatus due to lack of chair) First LEGO League (FLL) is an opportunity for your child to become immersed in real-world science and technology challenges. Teams build LEGO-based robots and develop research projects. Through their participation, children gain hands-on programming, engineering, and presentation experience, all within a fun and teamwork oriented environment. Plus, they develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities. The year culminates with a competition against other local teams in late April!

Destination Imagination
Destination Imagination

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Round

(on hiatus)
Destination Imagination (DI) is a creative problem-solving club sponsored by the PTSA. The after-school club is run by parent volunteers and is open to students in grades K through 5.

Teams of up to seven students work with an adult Team Manager to solve a Challenge. The students start working on a Challenges in the late fall and present their solution at a local Tournament in early spring. The students plan, research and execute their solution to the Challenge - they write scripts, compose music, build structures, engineer technical devices, fashion costumes, paint backdrops, make props and choreograph their performance.

The DI program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus, and frame challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts, and service learning. Participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others, and the collaborative problem solving process.

Eager Reader
Eager Reader

Chair:
When:
January- February

The Eager Reader Program is a voluntary reading program sponsored by the PTSA. The objective of this program is to foster a love of reading and encourage students to read for their own enjoyment. Students earn prizes as they read outside of class time and record minutes online.
Grant Writing
Grant Writing

Chair:
When:
Year Round

The chair for this program helps identify and submit grant applications to the Issaquah Schools Foundation for special projects designed by Endeavour teachers.
Math Club
Math Club

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Round

4th and 5th graders who are interested in taking their math skills to the next level are invited to join the Endeavour Jaguars Math Club. We study mathematics, not arithmetic. We will use math to explore “how things work” in the real world. All supplies and entry fees are paid by your hard-working PTSA dollars!

Student Expectations:
* Attend Math Club sessions after-school on campus or the math sessions off campus if any
* Learn Algebra, Geometry, Probability and Potpourri
* Complete homework assignments and practice additional hours
* Participate in 2 math competitions: Washington State Math Championship (Blaine) and 'Math Is Cool'

Parent Expectations
* Parent volunteers as chairs (4th & 5th grades) and coaches are quite welcome.
* Give your kids encouragement. It will take effort to learn the new material.
* Make enough time for your kids to do all the assigned homework.
* Help your kids to practice.
Emergency Prep / Comfort Kits
Emergency Prep / Comfort Kits

Chair:
(none)

The chair is responsible for maintaining and replenishing our school emergency supplies and attending CERT training for the school.
Teacher Grants
Teacher Grants

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Round

The PTSA offers grants to our educational services team for items purchased benefitting students, parents, or the school community.
Art Walk
Art Walk

Chair:
When:
Spring

The Art Walk is an annual event for families to see the art work the students have done through the PTSA Discover Art program. The walls of the school are dedicated to beautiful art displays. Often guest artists and hands-on art activities are offered as well as free ice cream sundaes!
Culture Night
Culture Night

Chair:
(none)
When:
March

This is a family event that celebrates the different cultures of our school community. Students can participate by picking a country or state and showcasing the culture by wearing traditional clothing and presenting facts they have learned – or – they can choose to perform traditional song, dance, or other performance art.
Science Fair
Science Fair

Chair:
When:
March

The Endeavour Elementary PTA Science Fair is held each year in the spring, and all students are invited to participate by entering a science project. Participation is required for fifth graders and MERLIN. The chair will organize and publicize the event, record entries, organize volunteers, and coordinate outside exhibitors.

Volunteers

Volunteers
Volunteers

Chair:
When:
Year Round
Bakers and Hospitality
Bakers and Hospitality

Chair:
When:
Year Round

This committee provides baked goods as requested for PTSA events. The chairperson coordinates volunteers to bake the treats.
Event Parking/Shuttle Bus
Event Parking/Shuttle Bus

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Round
Student Banking Day
Student Banking Day

Chair:
When:
Year Round

Endeavour Elementary PTSA has partnered with Washington Federal to bring our children "Save at School" accounts. This banking program helps students at Endeavour learn healthy saving habits over the coming years. Banking days happen twice per month during lunch hours. Please contact Banking chairperson for more information.

Vision and Hearing
Vision and Hearing

Chair:
When:
November

The Issaquah School District nurses perform vision and hearing testing on a yearly basis. The chairperson is responsible for acting as liaison to ISD nurse, soliciting and scheduling volunteers and providing training immediately prior to the volunteer shifts.
Room Parent
Room Parent

Chair:
When:
Year Round

Help coordinate communication of PTSA and other events to all parents in your child's classroom. Help the teacher with communication to parents in the classroom, administrative tasks, party planning, etc.
The room parent also coordinates dismissal of students on Walkathon day (Oct 6).
Back to School Bus Greeters
Back to School Bus Greeters

Chair:
When:
September 1-11, 2015

Help our kids get used to their bus routes and return home safely. Volunteers mark bus routes on students’ hands in the morning to help them remember which bus to board at the end of each day.
Library
Library

Chair:
When:
Year Round

Kids love the library! This program helps organize parent volunteers to help in the library during their child's library visit. Volunteers help kids checkout books, file books, return and check out books.
Caring Through Sharing
Caring Through Sharing

Chair:
(none)
When:
November/December

This program provides gifts to needy families during the holidays while demonstrating to Endeavour students the importance of charitable support.
Curriculum Night
Curriculum Night

Chair:
(none)
When:
September
Kind Kids
Kind Kids

Chair:
When:
Year Round

An afterschool club that teaches kids how to plan, organize, and carry out service projects. Our aim is to show kindness to others, one kid at a time through serving and loving our community in an impactful way.
First Day Tea
First Day Tea

Chair:
When:
September
Golden Acorn
Golden Acorn

Chair:

This committee is charged with soliciting from the school community the names of individuals who are extraordinary volunteers at school and in the community at large. They will score all nominees on a rubric and present the winners with a gift of appreciation and an invitation to the District PTSA Council’s Golden Acorn reception in March.
Kindergarten Roundup
Kindergarten Roundup

Chair:
(none)
When:
May/June

Work with front office to plan tours for incoming Kindergarten Families. Coordinate volunteers to help with tours.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Round

Organize the lost & found. Send notices to parents when lost & found is overflowing prior to donation to local charities.
Picture Day
Picture Day

Chair:
When:
Fall & Spring

Chair coordinates volunteers to assist with individual pictures in the fall and and class pictures in the spring.
Teacher/Staff Appreciation
Teacher/Staff Appreciation

Chair:
When:
Year Round

This committee plans breakfasts/luncheons periodically to thank our staff for the hard work they do. They also plan and encourage student and parent participation during teacher appreciation week.
Volunteer Appreciation
Volunteer Appreciation

Chair:
Field Day
Field Day

Chair:
When:
June

This chairperson, along with PE staff, coordinates this all-school spring event of outdoor games held during the school day. The chair helps mainly with volunteer coordination.

Garden Docent

School Garden
School Garden

Chair:
When:
yearround

Our school has a vibrant garden planted and harvested by the students each year. The garden requires regular maintenance throughout the year by parent volunteers. Do you have a green thumb? We need one parent per grade level to assist with this.

Other

Family Pizza Bingo Night
Family Pizza Bingo Night

Chair:
When:
March, 2018

Please join us for a fun-filled evening of pizza, bingo, awesome prizes including toys, books, and gift cards!