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PTSA E News
October 23nd, 2017
 
WALKABOUT TRAINING
Thursday, Oct 26th at 6pm
Did you miss WalkAbout training?  
We are offering a second and final training of the year on Thursday October 26th at 6:00 in the IMS Library.  Come hear about the program from principal Seth Adams and get involved in this vibrant program that enhances community at IMS!
WONDERFUL WALKABOUT PARENTS!
Did you attend our training this September and are wondering why you have not received an email from us with the link?  We have had several emails that have bounced back, probably because we read them incorrectly from the sign in sheet. If this is you, please reach out to IMSWalkabout@gmail.com and help us straighten out our email address for you. Thank you so much! We don't want anyone to miss out on being a part of the team!
 ASB MAGAZINE DRIVE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Oct 26th to 27th
We need your help to make this fundraiser successful. Please consider helping us with the following jobs:
1.  Counting Days (counting money and orders) - If you enjoy the sound of a 10-key machine and the clacking of calculators, then the counting job is for you!  Work with other volunteers to help count and tabulate the magazine orders received on each collection day.  Although the time slot starts at 8:15, please feel free to sign up if you can join us later in the morning (please just send an email with the time you will arrive). The school can't run the Magazine Drive without our valuable Counters.
2.  Prize Days (handing out student prizes) - Come join us during the students' lunch time to help hand out the prizes the students have earned through their industrious selling efforts.  The students are super excited to get their prizes, so that makes this an especially fun way to get involved.
SIGN-UP-HERE!
If you have any questions please contact Pete Norby at poolnorby@comcast.net.
Thank you so much for your help.
 MORE VISION AND HEARING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Monday, Nov. 6
We need a crew of 30 parents to help us check student's vision and hearing. It's only a 3 hours commitment, 7:45 to 10:45. No training needed, we provide that at the time. This is a short and sweet way to help the school and students. Please join us, we can't do it without you!
Volunteer Interpreters needed for ELL student vision + hearing testing
SIGN-UP-HERE!
 PTSA REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST
Attention Students! It's time for the annual PTSA Reflections Art Contest. You may submit up to a total of three entries, from one category or multiple categories.  The categories are:  visual arts, literature, photography, dance choreography, film, music composition.  All work must be that of one individual student. 
  • 2017-2018 Reflections' theme:  WITHIN REACH
  • Entry DEADLINE:  October 27, 2017, in the IMS office by 3:10pm
More information can be found on the IMS PTSA website http://issaquahmiddleptsa.org/Page/Program/Reflections
If you have any questions about the contest contact: Rebecca Maljak rebeccamaljak@gmail.com
Express your creativity! GOOD LUCK!
EVENTS TO SUPPORT ISSAQUAH SCHOOL FUNDATION PROGRAMS
- Dining for kids: Wednesday, November 1st from 11am-9pm at Tanoor Sammamish , 22610 SE 4th ST suite 400, Sammamish. 20% of all proceeds will go to the Foundation.
- Glassy Baby shopping event benefitting ISF. Perfect way to start your holiday shopping, it's at Capri Cellars November 8th from 6-8pm - 10% will go to the program who support our kids.
All in kids Campaign Back in full force. please go http://isfdn.org/donate/ to donate.
- Volunteer Interpreters needed for ELL student vision + hearing testing
- IMS vision + hearing testing is on Monday November 6th period 1-4

CORPORATE MATCHING - DOUBLE YOUR DONATION!
Every year we miss out on thousands of dollars in donations. Don't let this happen! Many local employers offer matching gift programs. Click here to find out how to check whether your or your spouse's company is one.
Most employers with matching gift programs make it easy for their employees to match donations. Usually it's a matter of filling out a form or submitting a simple request online. If you've donated to Annual Giving Fund, Angel Program, PTSA membership, Gift-A-Book, be sure to take advantage of matching so that your donation can be doubled!
Tax ID is available by request.
ORDER BE KIND T-shirts: 
New design only available until October 27th at 8:40am
They're back....and available only one time this year! If you missed them last year or want to update colors and designs for this year, be sure to order the 2017-2018 edition of IMS's increasingly famous BE KIND T-shirts!  Orders will be accepted on the IMS PTSA website or on a paper form in the office until Friday, October 27th at 8:40am! 
This year's design features BE KIND on the front and the word "kindness" in different languages on the back.  Shirts are preshrunk cotton, adult sizes S-3XL, and will come in two colors: Metro Blue (a dark blue) with white writing and Pastel Tie Dye with blue writing.   Please consider donating an extra shirt so everyone can have one!
Sponsored by the Issaquah Middle School PTSA, excess proceeds benefit the Angel Program, which provides basic school necessities to Issaquah Middle School students in need.  Students who bought a shirt and also win one in the Panther Buck drawing will be reimbursed. If you have any questions please contact Pete Norby at poolnorby@comcast.net
 
 
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