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December 11th, 2017
 
ONLINE IMS Directory now available!!
If you are an IMS PTSA member you can go online to the IMS PTSA website and access the directory. Use it for holiday cards, playdates, invitations etc. It has only been made accessible to those folks who have purchased an IMS PTSA membership. If you are not a member and want access to this awesome perk you can become a PTSA member HERE!! If you have questions about the directory, please contact Tara Moe at  tara.moe@outlook.com or Rachel Stoner at rwstoner@outlook.com.

IM PTSA: Nomination Committee
The IM PTSA is looking to put together its Nominating Committee; this committee will be responsible for putting together a slate of officers to run our PTSA in the 2018-2019 school year.  If you are someone with lots of connections, we need you to help us put together a great leadership team for next year.  The work involves talking to interested parents, answering questions and sending emails and involves a team of people!  Please contact Kristen Allen-Bentsen at kallenbentsen@hotmail.com if you can help or for more information. 

PARENTWISER: 'Yes Brain' Online Interview with Tina Payne Bryson 
Join ParentWiser for an exclusive online interview with NY Times bestselling author Tina Payne Bryson to discuss how to help kids cultivate a 'Yes Brain' instead of acting out or shutting down when faced with difficulties such as homework, screentime, eating, bedtime, or feeling challenged. Join us December 13 at 1pmLink to attend: https://zoom.us/j/844233598. Limited to 100 attendees.  View more parent ed in Issaquah district schools at ParentWiser.org.
 Tina is the co-author (along with Dr. Dan Siegel) of the very popular parenting books 'No-Drama Discipline' and 'The Whole-Brain Child'. Get more info on Tina and Dan's upcoming book, 'Yes Brain' here: http://www.tinabryson.com/yes-brain.

CORPORATE MATCHING - DOUBLE YOUR DONATIONS!
Every year we miss out on thousands of dollars in donations. Don't let this happen! Many 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. 

ANGEL PROGRAM
The Angel Program provides funds for IMS students to ensure their basic needs are fulfilled. It is a confidential behind-the-scenes PTSA program made possible by monetary donations from the parents of IMS.
Please consider donating to this program donate on-line or send/deliver a check made out to the IMS PTSA to the school and reference the Angel Program in the memo line.
The Angel program might need some extra supplies (furniture, bedding, toiletries, etc.) throughout the school year.  Please sign-up for these extra items and add your name to the - Angel Student Assistance program - on the volunteer interest page.
If you are in need of help this year, please contact the school counselors directly, the Angel Program would love to support your child.
If you have any questions about this program contact: Kristin Brennock -kristin.brennock@gmail.com, Kelly Cleveland - kellybonser@hotmail.com, Heidi Dickinson - heidi@jesanna.com or Leslie Guajardo - leslie.guajardo@gmail.com 

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