Corporate Matching
Double your Impact! Hundreds of local companies offer matching for not only donations to the IMPTSA, but also for volunteer hours! There are MANY companies that match, so please see if your company does. Claiming your match takes seconds. We’ve made it as easy for you with links on our  corporate matching site . ... read full article
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Catharine Holtan 
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2/23/2021-3/9/2021

Did You Know?
What is PBSES? What is PBSES?  P ositive B ehavior S ocial E motional S upport is a district initiative targeting students in elementary through middle school. The vision for PBSES is to promote respect, positive relationships, and predictable, proactive learning environments so that students can lead socially and emotionally safe and healthy lives. Find out more about it  here . At IMS, we are very lucky to have  Mari Stevens as our PBSES coach. She regularly sends resources and announcements in the weekly IMS E-news. ... read full article
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Catharine Holtan 
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1/4/2021-3/9/2021

Volunteer at IMS!
Even with COVID-19, volunteers are appreciated and wanted at IMS! With COVID-19, there will be no volunteers physically at the school at this time. However, our hope is that we can get back to volunteering soon - or may have virtual volunteer opportunities! We have a complete list of volunteer opportunities. Click  here  to see the list. Once you add your name to any of the events or programs, you will be contacted by the chairperson/s to sign up for specific time slots or to provide certain items. You can remove yourself from any list at any time by going to,  ... read full article
Author:
Catharine Holtan 
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11/3/2020-6/17/2021
IMS Annual Career Day - January 26thCatharine Holtan12/9/20191/26/2021
IMS Annual Career Day - January 26th
IMS Career Fair is happening this year - virtually! The school is seeking out volunteers to provide a short (no more than 10 minutes) video presentation of his/her career/job/profession. We are looking for a variety of industries, education levels, and types of careers, so if you or someone you know has a job that you want to share with our middle schoolers, we would love to hear from you!  All videos will be recorded and uploaded to Flipgrid. If you're interested in participating,  check out the Flipgrid page for more information and a quick tutorial about how to record and use ... read full article
WalkAbout Training6/14/20191/23/2020
WalkAbout Training
If you missed the first WalkAbout Training session in the fall, the second (and final)  WalkAbout  Training   session for the 2019-20 school year will take place on Jan. 23rd from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm  at IMS. This  training  session is mandatory if you’ve never been trained before. Questions? Contact  the WalkAbout Chairs. Remember that only volunteers who (1) have been approved as volunteers by the Issaquah School District; AND (2) have completed WalkAbout  Training  this year or in a prior year may volunteer. ... read full article
Volunteer Dashboard - Old (Use when Covid is over)1/28/20184/5/2020
Volunteer Dashboard - Old (Use when Covid is over)
The Career Fair has been rescheduled to May 1st and we would love your help in fueling up our presenters. IMPORTANT:  don’t forget to update your annual Volunteer Application before your shift. Event or Program Signup Career Fair Hospitality Click Here See all Volunteer Opportunities Click Here   ... read full article
Corporate MatchingCatharine Holtan2/23/20213/9/2021
Corporate Matching
Double your Impact! Hundreds of local companies offer matching for not only donations to the IMPTSA, but also for volunteer hours! There are MANY companies that match, so please see if your company does. Claiming your match takes seconds. We’ve made it as easy for you with links on our  corporate matching site . ... read full article
Did You Know?Catharine Holtan1/4/20213/9/2021
Did You Know?
What is PBSES? What is PBSES?  P ositive B ehavior S ocial E motional S upport is a district initiative targeting students in elementary through middle school. The vision for PBSES is to promote respect, positive relationships, and predictable, proactive learning environments so that students can lead socially and emotionally safe and healthy lives. Find out more about it  here . At IMS, we are very lucky to have  Mari Stevens as our PBSES coach. She regularly sends resources and announcements in the weekly IMS E-news. ... read full article
Did You Know? (use when want to do PEACHJAR)Catharine Holtan11/3/202011/23/2020
Did You Know? (use when want to do PEACHJAR)
  What is Peachjar and how do I access it?    Glanced at an email from IMS with colorful flyers and announcements and can't find it in your inbox? It's probably an email provided by Peachjar, an outside service that the ISD uses to distribute relevant information to parents. If you click here , or on the Peachjar logo located in our left-hand navigation, you can see all the recent digital flyers that have gone out to the IMS community, all in one convenient location! ... read full article
Amazon SmileCatharine Holtan9/1/202012/20/2020
Amazon Smile
Support us as you shop for the Holidays with Amazon! Amazon donates to us when you go to  smile.amazon.com and choose Issaquah Middle PTSA as your charity. Same products, same prices at no additional cost to you! ... read full article
Become a PTSA Member Today!Catharine Holtan11/4/20192/28/2021
Become a PTSA Member Today!
Thank you to all of the families who have joined the IMPTSA this year! Despite working remotely, we are working on programs and events on behalf of the membership. We appreciate your support. Haven’t joined yet? It’s not too late!  Click  HERE   or forward that link to someone you know who might want to join. By joining the PTSA, you help support the  Angel Program , School Grants , New Family & Ambassadors , Reflections Art Program , PTSA ParentWiser , Staff Appreciation and MORE! You also have access to the online directory and  state / national  discounts. PTSA MEMBERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE! ... read full article
Buy Your Salmon Days Parking Ticket Now!Catharine Holtan9/23/201910/5/2019
Buy Your Salmon Days Parking Ticket Now!
  The Issaquah Salmon Days Festival is almost here! Don’t get stuck without a parking spot for this popular event – secure your space now. The Issaquah Middle PTSA is selling  pre-paid tickets  at $10.00 each for a  reserved parking space  in the Issaquah High and Issaquah Middle School parking lots (Saturday & Sunday, October 5th & 6th from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm).  Click  HERE  to buy your parking space now! Questions? Contact us here . ... read full article
Volunteer DashboardCatharine Holtan9/14/202012/15/2020
Volunteer Dashboard
Have a creative idea? We need you! Have a bright idea to help keep our Panther families connected during this time of remote learning? IMPTSA needs YOUR help to facilitate possible virtual events.  We’d love to hear from you and hope you will get involved. Interested? Contact our IMPTSA Presidents Wendy and Erin . ... read full article
Parent/Caregiver GroupsCatharine Holtan11/3/202011/17/2020
Parent/Caregiver Groups
Issaquah Middle has parent/caregiver discussion groups! These groups are a great way to connect with other parents of middle schoolers!  *Please note: the parent groups are not run nor endorsed by the IMPTSA* Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp IMS Latinos WeChat Libby8241 (Message Libby 8241 to join) Interested in starting a group on another platform?  Contact us  and we can help. ... read full article
Online Academic Resources for Middle School StudentsTim Morris3/18/20204/1/2020
Online Academic Resources for Middle School Students
If you're looking for some constructive activities to support your student (or at least occupy them) during the school closure, here is a list of websites on diverse topics to appeal to your student's sense of curiosity, suggest creative activities, and support their continued learning across disciplines. If you or your student has a favorite website that you’d like to share with others in the IMS community, please email it  here  so we can include it in the updated list. Stay well and be good to each other! Online Academic Resources for Middle School Students ART ACTIVITIES Imagineering in a ... read full article
New Family Ambassador ProgramCatharine Holtan9/9/20199/23/2019
New Family Ambassador Program
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. To be paired with a New Family Ambassador or if you have any questions, please  contact us . Returning families, we need you as a New Family Ambassador!  You can make a difference to families who are new to the Issaquah School District and IMS. Please consider volunteering for this important role! As an Ambassador, you will serve as a contact person to ... read full article
Volunteer at IMS!Catharine Holtan11/3/20206/17/2021
Volunteer at IMS!
Even with COVID-19, volunteers are appreciated and wanted at IMS! With COVID-19, there will be no volunteers physically at the school at this time. However, our hope is that we can get back to volunteering soon - or may have virtual volunteer opportunities! We have a complete list of volunteer opportunities. Click  here  to see the list. Once you add your name to any of the events or programs, you will be contacted by the chairperson/s to sign up for specific time slots or to provide certain items. You can remove yourself from any list at any time by going to,  ... read full article
Volunteer at IMS! - Old (use when Covid is over)4/12/201910/5/2020
Volunteer at IMS! - Old (use when Covid is over)
Even with COVID-19, volunteers are appreciated and wanted at IMS! With COVID-19, there will be no volunteers physically at the school at this time. However, our hope is that we can get back to volunteering soon - or may have virtual volunteer opportunities! All volunteers in Issaquah Schools are required to complete the ANNUAL Volunteer Application for 2020-21 school year.  Click here  for instructions and allow one week to process prior to any volunteer time ( note: at this time, the District is NOT processing any volunteer requests. Please check the school and PTSA Enews for updates as we have ... read full article
Vote for Issaquah Schools!Catharine Holtan1/28/20202/11/2020
Vote for Issaquah Schools!
ISD Renewal Levy will be on the February 11th, 2020 Ballot The Issaquah School District will be asking voters to approve the renewal of the EP&O levy in February which to allow the district to continue to support the programs and services funded by the previous  2 year levy, which is expiring in 2020. Like a subscription, local school levies must be renewed, or the funding will be lost. Have you mailed your ballot? Ballots are due by next Tuesday! The renewal/replacement levy continues support for mental health counselors, safety & security, career & technical programs, special education, highly capable program, expanded high ... read full article