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January 8th, 2018
 
We wish all our community a wonderful 2018!
 
Community Information Night: Do you have questions about the levy?
Thursday, January 11th 7-8:30pm
If you, or people you know, have questions about the levy, please attend, or invite them to attend, the VIS Community Information Night January 11th 7-8:30pm at Issaquah Swedish Hospital Conference Rooms. Ron Thiele, School Board and VIS volunteers will be there to answer questions and share information.

Binder Bootcamp
Friday, January 20th
Binder Bootcamp is an ongoing initiative organized by IMS PTSA and supported by Issaquah Schools Foundation.  The goal is to help students who are struggling with organization which can lead to missed homework, misplaced completed homework and general angst!
Volunteers work one-to-one with students who are referred by teachers, counselors and parents. We provide a brief training and all the supplies needed to help students organize their binder.
The number of students we are able to help depends upon the number of volunteers.  Please consider helping with this worthwhile (and fun) activity and feel free to sign up for multiple shifts if you are able to give an entire morning or afternoon.
Sign up here

Warm your feet, warm your heart!  
Issaquah Middle PTSA is so excited to announce a partnership with Strideline socks. Strideline has designed a special IMS sock!  These socks come in three colors and are selling for only 7.00 a pair!!  (In stores, these socks retail for 18.00)
The best part?  When you buy a pair of socks, the proceeds will go to the PTSA’s Angel Fund, helping IMS students struggling with basic needs.
Click here to purchase your socks!
(If you don't have an account on the site, you only need to register your name and email address and this information will not be used in any other capacity)

ParentWiser - Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
Jan 24th and Jan 30th
Do you know anyone speechless? Loss of word, thought, purpose? Chances are, someone in your household, even kids, may suffer from anxietyRegister here to view Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, a film documentary with local Q&A experts focusing on anxiety , its causes and effects, research, and tools providing resources and hope. 
ParentWiser proudly offers 2 viewings: Jan 24 at Issaquah HSor Jan 30 at Liberty HS.
Teens and tweens welcome to attend with parents (recommended for ages 12+).  FREE for PTSA Members of Issaquah District schools, $10 donation requested of non-members.

Get The Vote Out!
There will be 3 Renewal Levies for our Issaquah Schools on the February 13th, 2013 ballot!
LEVY HONK AND WAVES are scheduled for 2 Dates: Wednesday, January 24th & Monday February 12th. To sign up, please click here,
This is a GREAT opportunity to involve teens who would like to collect community service hours!  Questions? Contact Honk & Wave coordinator Korista Smith-Barney at dkbarney@live.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.

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

 
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