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April 16th, 2018
We need your help in showing how much we appreciate IMS teachers and Staff!
Staff Appreciation Week - May 7-11
Every year we honor our dedicated teachers and staff with a week full of surprises. The time has arrived again!
The PTSA has planned a week full of activities with special treats, food and gifts. As recognition of their great service, we hope to give each one of the 80 staff members a $10 gift card. You can ask your student to drop the gift card off in the PTSA box in the IMS office. 
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Engraved Bricks are back! Cement your Legacy
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! 
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The "Hidden in Plain Sight"
Today - April 16th  6:30pm - CWU/Sammamish.
For ADULTS only
Can you spot the signs? Looks can be deceiving, especially if you don't know what to look for.  Come to our community-wide Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit and learn from local experts what teens are doing today, how they can hide at-risk behavior, and what to do if you suspect something. 6:30-8:30pm on .  Register at 
Online interview - The Yes Brain with Tina Payne Bryson
Do your kids push your buttons? Managing tempers can be difficult for all ages, especially with younger children who don't know how to express themselves yet.  Check out this SUPER HELPFUL exclusive ParentWiser ONLINE interview on The Yes Brain with bestselling author Dr. Tina Payne Bryson to help soothe kids when emotions run hot. For parents of K-12.
Golden Acorn Recipients
The Golden Acorn award is given each year to volunteers at IMS who have given generously of their time and talent to not only the students and staff but also to our district and greater community.  The recipients are chosen based on nominations received from IMS community members.
We are pleased to announce that the recipients of this year’s Golden Acorn awards are:
- Blyth Claeys
- Sandra Puliezi
- Wendy Shah
In addition, Kristen Allen-Bentsen was awarded an Honorary Life Membership for her 9 years of service to IMS and the PTSA.  To recognize her service a brick will be installed in the front of the school.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients!
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
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 (
Erin Eaton (
Maria Menser (
Heidi Dickinson (
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: or Annie:
We are looking forward to seeing your whole family there!
Thanks to ISF 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 

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