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June 11th, 2018
 
Outstanding Educator Recipients
Every year the Issaquah Middle School PTSA honors Outstanding Educators who have made an exceptional effort to enhance the learning environment here at IMS.  This person could be a teacher, administrator, assistant, custodian, bus driver or a community member.  The recipients are chosen based on nominations received from students, staff and parents.  
This year we are proud to honor 3 members of our outstanding IMS staff. 
  • Joel Sayson
  • Cristina Spadafino
  • Liz Villa
Congratulations to this year’s recipients! 

Looking for a Salmon Days Parking Chair!
The IM PTSA is thrilled to be partnering with the high school to rent out our parking spaces for Salmon Days.  This revenue will help ensure that we can continue to offer school grants!  Are you good with logistics? Like people?  This one time per year is a perfect opportunity for a working parent, stay-at-home parent or a team of parents to make a huge difference in our annual budget.  Please consider helping out!  Questions?  Please contact Carla Geraci at carlageraci@gmail.com. 

Attention 8th grade parents
8th Grade Band - Orchestra - Chorus Families!
Do you have an 8th grader moving on this year?  Do you have a Band, Orchestra or Chorus shirt you no longer need?
The Angel program is collecting shirts.  Starting Monday June 11th until the last day of school there will be a collection box in the office.  Have your student bring in their shirts and help someone who may need it next year.
Thank you!  The Angel team - Heidi Dickinson, Kelly Cleveland, Kristin Brennock, and Leslie Guajardo
New to IHS Night
Save the Date: Tuesday, August 28. 
Issaquah High PTSA is hosting a New to IHS Night (for incoming 9th graders and 10-12th grade transfers).  Doors open at 6:30 pm; program runs from 7-8:30 pm. 

There is still some PTSA position to fill for next school year. We will love to have you on our team!
Hello Awesome IMS families: The IM PTSA works to build community and support teachers and students.  We would love to have you join our team!  
Questions?  Please contact Carla Geraci at carlageraci@gmail.com
Please consider sharing your time and talent with next year’s board:
 
VP of Programs:
This executive board position (meaning you would be elected by the general membership in the fall) oversees yearlong programs at IMS: Reflections, WalkAbout and New Family Outreach (all of these committees already have committed, fabulous chairs for next year).  Each month you give a report to the executive board of directors and attend the general membership meeting, speaking on behalf of committee chairs unable to attend. Part of the smaller, decision and planning making executive board which meets monthly. VP’s also work to outreach to the school community at events like Panther Days, Curriculum Night and 5th grade parent night.
Time Commitment:
Year long
2-4 hours of work per month plus two meetings
Board Meeting 3rd Wednesday 10:30-12:00
General Membership Meeting 4th Wednesday
10:30-12:00
 
Advocacy:
Are you passionate about educational issues in the legislature?  Our advocacy rep works to keep our general membership apprised of issues relating to education working their way through the legislative system and lets us know how and when we can lend our voice to the process.  
An ability to disseminate complicated issues into simple terms and communicate effectively a plus. Great job for a working parent.
Time Commitment:
1-2 hours a month writing a summary for publication in our e-news.
Welcome to speak at our general membership meeting or send a written report.
 
Corporate Giving:
Help us maximize every donation dollar by following up on Corporate matches.
1 hour a month (usually dies down in the second half of the year) 
Works with treasurer.
**Great job for a working parent
 
Fall Packet Stuffing:
Lead a crew of parents and students in stuffing 1200 back to school packets. 
Usually takes place one day close to the opening of school
VP of Volunteers and Webmaster will help create a sign up and find volunteers.
Time Commitment:
3 hours in late August
 
ASB Activities Co-Chair (one chair already in place):
Work with ASB Advisor to provide chaperones and concession help for ASB activities including socials (these take place during the school day), WEB activities and the talent show (late spring).
VP of Volunteers and Webmaster will help create a sign up and find volunteers.
Time Commitment:
1-2 hours a month
Must be available to attend socials and events
A great job for a parent with a kid in leadership! 

Save the Date:
1. Online Back to School Check In will be August 10 through August 16. You will be able to verify enrollment, check family demographic information, complete required forms, pay required fees and take care of other important items. Watch for more information coming in the mail.
2. Panther Days will be on August 21 and 22. Students and parents are invited to come to IMS any time between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to take care of business before school starts. More information will be coming. 

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