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February 12th, 2018
 
Lunch For The Break - Midwinter Break Edition
Help families in the Issaquah School District during Midwinter Break when free/reduced lunches aren't available. YOU can help make the vacation fun for kids and lower stress for parents!
We have three options for donating to Lunch for the Break:
  • Download the shopping list at lunchforthebreak.com, shop for the food, pack your boxes and deliver to your chosen drop off location. Register as a donor for this option here.
  • Donate money to help us purchase produce, bread and other items for Lunch for the Break.
  • **New!!** We have a new partnership with Supply All Kids - purchase a food box online and it will be packed and delivered for you! This is a great option if you don't have time to shop, pack and deliver a box, but want to give something tangible. Click here to donate via the Supply All Kids Special Lunch for the Break site.
450 boxes are needed by February 14! Which donation option will YOU choose?
Contact Rebecca with questions: rebecca@issaquahfoodbank.org or 425-392-4123 x11  

Issaquah Middle School PTSA Awards Golden Acorn
The Golden Acorn Award honors people who have given exemplary volunteer service to children and youth in our school community. Issaquah Middle School PTSA is a strong and successful partner with IMS due to the wonderful volunteers who step up time and time again to get things done on behalf of students. Please consider nominating anyone you feel should be recognized by the Issaquah Middle School PTSA for their volunteerism within IMS and the community.
2017 recipients: Amy Cancelosi, Cindy Kelm, Pete Norby and Rachel Stoner.
Nominations for the Golden Acorn Award will be accepted until March 9, 2018.
  1. Complete the Golden Acorn online form.
  2. Download the nomination form from the PTSA website.
  3. Pick up a nomination form from the IMS Office.
Please email completed forms to rwstoner@outlook.com or drop them off in the PTSA box in the IMS office.

Issaquah Middle School PTSA Outstanding Educator Award
Is there an educator (teacher, assistant, custodian, bus driver, administrator, faculty member) who has gone above and beyond for your IMS student and has had a positive influence in his or her life? The Outstanding Educator Award is your chance to say thank you. It was created to recognize individuals who have provided outstanding educational opportunities for youth that are above and beyond the normal scope of their job. Please talk with your students about the Outstanding Educator Award and personally nominate or encourage them to nominate someone.
2017 recipients: Traci Brewster, Anthony Jackson, Sandie Schertzl and Julia Weed.
Nominations for Outstanding Educator Award will be accepted until April 6, 2018.
 There are multiple ways to submit a nomination:
  1. Complete the Outstanding Educator online form.
  2. Download the nomination form from the PTSA website.
  3. Pick up a nomination form from the IMS Office.
Please email completed forms to rwstoner@outlook.com or drop them off in the PTSA box in the IMS office.

Please Vote Yes 3 Times and return your ballot asap!
These are replacement levies - replacing previous voter-approved levies that are expiring. Like a subscription, your local school levies must be renewed or the funding will be lost.
(3) Renewal Levies:  2-Year Educational Programs & Operations Levy (EP&O); 1-Year School Bus Levy; 4-Year Capital Levy for Educational Technology and Critical Repairs
The Issaquah School District will receive more funding from the State in 2019 and 2020, so it is LOWERING our Local School Tax rate for those years! 

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.

 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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