Fundraising

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

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(none)
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Year-round

Amazon will donate a percentage of every eligible AmazonSmile purchase to the Issaquah Middle PTSA. Same products, same prices, same service. It couldn’t be easier, and it doesn’t cost you a thing!

Annual Giving Campaign
Annual Giving Campaign

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(none)
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Year long

The Annual Giving Campaign is our extremely popular and simple alternative to the seemingly endless cycle of fundraising events. You can make a one-time, tax-deductible contribution to the IMPTSA during the membership registration process or at any time on our website. An average donation of $85 per family each year enables us to continue our important work supporting the IMS community. The Issaquah Middle PTSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Corporate Matching
Corporate Matching

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Year long

Don't let your donation go without being matched! We welcome matching funds from participating companies.

Dining for Dollars
Dining for Dollars

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(none)
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Year-round

Our Dining for Dollars events allow IMS families to earn money for the PTSA by simply eating at a local restaurant! About once a month, we partner with a local restaurant who then donates a portion of the night’s sales to our PTSA.

Salmon Days Parking
Salmon Days Parking

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October

Each fall during Issaquah’s famous Salmon Days celebration, IMPTSA raises money by offering parking at the conveniently located IMS parking lots. The parking lots are staffed by IMS parent and student volunteers working in shifts over the two days of the festival. Salmon Days Parking has proven to be a fun and profitable fundraiser for the Issaquah Middle PTSA.

School Events

8th Grade End of Year Events
8th Grade End of Year Events

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(none)
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June
5th Grade Parent Night
5th Grade Parent Night

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(none)
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March
ASB Fundraising
ASB Fundraising

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Fall
ASB Activities
ASB Activities

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Career Fair
Career Fair

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(none)
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February
Curriculum Night, Sept 12th 6:30pm
Curriculum Night, Sept 12th 6:30pm

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(none)
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September
Holiday Gift Barn
Holiday Gift Barn

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December

Assist with delivery of donations to the food bank. 1 day in December. (formerly: Caring Through Sharing)
Most Valuable Panther
Most Valuable Panther

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When:
Year long
Packet Stuffing
Packet Stuffing

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August
Panther Days
Panther Days

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August 20 & 21

Back to School Check In
Picture Day
Picture Day

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Early September

Student Picture Day occurs very early in the school year at IMS. The school arranges for professional school photographers on location, and the event is staffed by PTSA volunteers.
Vision & Hearing Screenings
Vision & Hearing Screenings

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When:
November

The PTSA provides volunteers for this school event. Sign up here!

Programs

Advocacy
Advocacy

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Year long

The National PTA and the Washington State PTA each actively lobby on issues affecting education at the federal and state levels respectively. IMS has students in the 5th and 41st Legislative Districts (state) and the 8th and 9th Congressional Districts (federal).

Angel Student Assistance
Angel Student Assistance

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All Year

The Angel Program is a confidential behind-the-scenes PTSA program made possible by monetary donations from the parents of IMS. It meets the needs of many families, who receive a gift card to help make ends meet for their child. The children are selected by the IMS counselors and their identity is anonymous. Your donation will go a long way to make a family from IMS breathe a little easier when they are experiencing tough financial times and need a little extra help. Donations can be made online throughout the school year. You can donate here or send a check to school to IM PTSA referencing the Angel Program in the memo line.

If you are in need of help this year, please contact the school counselors directly, the Angel Program would love to support your child.

Fall Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Fall Staff Appreciation Luncheon

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September 3, 2019

IMS staff members are incredibly hard working. In appreciation of their dedication and commitment to educating our students, we provide two Staff Appreciation luncheons throughout the year and then the much loved Staff Appreciation Week in May.

Binder Bootcamp
Binder Bootcamp

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Binder Bootcamp is an ongoing PTSA initiative to help students struggling with organization. Parent volunteers work with students one-to-one to organize current paperwork and create a system to make it easier to stay organized.

Family Ambassadors
Family Ambassadors

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(none)
When:
Year-round

Transitioning to a new school and community can be overwhelming for parents and students alike. The Issaquah Middle PTSA would love to ease your transition by matching you with an experienced IMS parent to answer your questions.

Golden Acorn
Golden Acorn

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Spring

Each year, our PTSA recognizes outstanding volunteers with a Golden Acorn award and exceptional educators with an Outstanding Educator award.

Grants
Grants

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(none)
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Year-round

Through our donations the IM PTSA has been able to approve many grant requests including the support of “Panther Wishes,” school incentives, science classroom needs and much more.

Holiday Staff Breakfast
Holiday Staff Breakfast

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December

IMS staff members are incredibly hard working. In appreciation of their dedication and commitment to educating our students, we provide two Staff Appreciation luncheons throughout the year and then the much loved Staff Appreciation Week in May.

Logowear
Logowear

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(none)
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Fall

Yearly Logowear sales.

Multicultural Fair
Multicultural Fair

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(none)
When:
April 2020

The Multicultural Fair is a student and family event that promotes and showcases the cultural diversity in our school through food, entertainment, and information. In the past, some of the nations represented were Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, Peru, Pakistan, Sweden, and the United States. Information about participating will be distributed to all students and their families in winter 2020. The Multicultural Fair is held in the evening to allow family members of all ages to attend.
Parent Education
Parent Education

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Year long

Many parent education opportunities are offered throughout the year, both within the school district and in surrounding communities. For details on some local classes or seminars, go to the Issaquah PTSA Council Parent Ed webpage.

Reflections
Reflections

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Fall

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

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May

IMS staff members are incredibly hard working. In appreciation of their dedication and commitment to educating our students, we provide two Staff Appreciation luncheons throughout the year and then the much loved Staff Appreciation Week in May.

WalkAbout
WalkAbout

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(none)
When:
All School Year

The Walkabout Program at IMS is a PTSA-sponsored, school-supported, parent-staffed program that provides a positive adult presence on campus during peak traffic times. The additional adult presence discourages inappropriate behavior allowing students to feel safe. It also gives parents the opportunity to volunteer in an area that directly impacts their child's safety and gives them an additional connection to a big part of their child's day.

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