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March 19th, 2018

We NEED YOU!  Looking for 2018-19 Board Members:
Want to be more involved at IMS?  Know someone who would be great on the IMS PTSA Board?  Nominating Committee would love to talk with you!  Email us!.  Individuals can serve in each position up to 2 consecutive years.  All positions can be co-chaired.
We need to following positions filled:
- Co-Presidents/ President and Vice President
- Secretary
- Treasurer
- VP Ways & Means 
- VP Programs
If you are interested please can you email the Nominating committee as soon as possible.
IMS PTSA Nominating Committee
Leslie Guajardo (leslie.guajardo@gmail.com)
Erin Eaton (clarkfundraising@gmail.com)
Maria Menser (maria@menserfamily.com)
Heidi Dickinson (heidi@jesanna.com)
Engraved Bricks are back!
Don’t miss this opportunity to cement your student’s legacy at IMS with an engraved brick in the front walkway. Purchase 4”x 8” bricks for your child, your family - current or future alumni. Or make your brick a dedication to or about the school, such as a favorite activity or memory from IMS. Purchase as many as you’d like! 
Purchase here
ParentWiser – The Mask you live in film
April 3rd 7pm – Issaquah High School
Is American masculinity harming our boys, men and society? Research shows that compared to girls, boys in the US are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives.
The Mask You Live In film documentary & discussion ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can do better to raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.  IH PTSA and ISD invite parents and students of grades 9-12
Register at http://parentwiser.org/events
Multicultural Fair
Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30-8:00 pm
We are excited to announce that IMS is going to have its very first Multicultural Fair. Multicultural Fair is a family event that promotes and showcases the cultural diversity from our school, some examples are: Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, Peru, Pakistan, Sweden, United States to name a few. It will be a night of learning, entertainments, and great food to sample.
Questions or learn how to participate, contact: Jodi: jodi.novotny@gmail.com or Annie: bintezafar@yahoo.com
We are looking forward to seeing your whole family there

IMS 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.

Thanks to Issaquah Schools Foundation for funding Binder Bootcamp
A huge thank you to Issaquah Schools Foundation for funding our Binder Bootcamp for a second year in a row!  With this money, we will be able to help more kids with organization!  Want to be a part of this fabulous program?  We are looking for next year’s leadership team now.  Reach out to Kristen Allen-Bentsen at kallenbentsen@hotmail.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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