Please Help Show Support for our IMS Teachers and Staff  Let's start the 2021-22 year off right welcoming back our dedicated, hardworking, and amazing IMS Staff! Your generous donation will help us facilitate the "2021-2022 Fall Staff Appreciation Luncheon." Please donate here today!   DONATE ... read full article
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Please Help Show Support for our IMS Teachers and Staff  Let's start the 2021-22 year off right welcoming back our dedicated, hardworking, and amazing IMS Staff! Your generous donation will help us facilitate the "2021-2022 Fall Staff Appreciation Luncheon." Please donate here today!   DONATE ... read full article
8th Grade Transition Q&A EventCatharine Holtan3/2/20214/8/2021
8th Grade Transition Q&A Event
8th to 9th Grade Transition Zoom Meeting - Video Recap Thanks to everyone for attending the IH PTSA, IM PTSA, and PCMS PTSA Transitional Zoom Q&A session on March 8th! Here's  the replay video  for those unable to attend. Also, further questions, contact  Kim and Nicole at IH PTSA ,  Wendy and Karissa at IM PTSA , or  Lisa and Tracy at PCMS PTSA . We're here to help!  ... read full article
PTSA Angel Program Distribution EventCatharine Holtan11/10/20206/2/2021
PTSA Angel Program Distribution Event
Our PTSA Angel Program is planning its last distribution of the 2020-2021 school year for students on Wednesday, June 2nd from 4-6PM in front of IMS . The focus will be summer essentials! If your child is in need, please RSVP here for planning purposes only .  Questions? Email us here . ... read full article
Dining for DollarsCatharine Holtan9/28/20205/26/2021
Dining for Dollars
Mark your calendars: The next Dining for Dollars event will be  Wednesday, May 26th from 12-4PM at Yum-e Yogurt  along Front Street in Issaquah. They will be donating 10% of sale proceeds to the IMPTSA during that time. Please show this flyer so we can receive the donation ! Questions? Contact Kelly Finkbeiner . ... read full article
ReflectionsCatharine Holtan6/20/20202/8/2021
Reflections Art Contest Finalists A big thank you to all the talented IMS students who submitted your works of art to this year’s Reflections Art Program. Ten students represented IMS at the district level: Sooahn Y., Sophia B., Yeonu K., Sally D., Jumi L., Grace S., Keira P., Jiya J., Peter C., and Yujin C.  We commend you all on a job well done! Sooahn Y. received an Honorable Mention in the Literature category. CONGRATULATIONS to Sally D. who is a State Reflections Finalist for her Literature entry. Way to go Sally! Good luck at State! ... read full article
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
New Family & Ambassadors ProgramTim Morris11/4/201910/5/2020
New Family & Ambassadors Program
Recently Relocated? New to the Area? New to Issaquah School District? We have a program designed just for you! The New Family & Ambassadors Program is intended to assist new families make a smoother transition as we welcome you to the community.   Meet new & established families, attend social events throughout the year (safely and with social distancing or virtual meetings if scheduled), and learn more about Issaquah resources. Please sign up for the New Family Program to get started.   Returning families, we need you as a New Family Ambassador!  Please consider volunteering for this important role. YOU ... read full article
Logowear is Back for the Holidays!Catharine Holtan8/19/201912/1/2020
Logowear is Back for the Holidays!
Please  click here  to order IMS logowear sweatshirts, t-shirts and more! Orders will be taken through Tuesday, December 1st - perfect timing for holiday shopping! Items will be delivered to your home by the holidays. Contact  Julia Thacker   with any questions! ... 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
New Family Q&A SessionCatharine Holtan11/9/202011/17/2020
New Family Q&A Session
New to the Issaquah School District? Please join Academic Advisors and Teachers for a Question and Answer Session just for New Families! November 17th at 6:15PM . Sponsored by the IMPTSA New Family & Ambassador Program. To RSVP, please  click here . ... 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 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
Angel Program4/12/201911/9/2020
Angel Program
The Angel Program provides funds for IMS students to ensure their basic needs are met. It is a confidential, behind-the-scenes PTSA program made possible by monetary and supply donations from IMS families. If you would like to be contacted during the school year when supplies such as furniture, bedding, and toiletries are needed, please  sign-up  to be added to the Angel Student Assistance program list on the volunteer interest page. If you are in need of help this year, please  click here for more information. The Angel Program would love to support your child. If you have any questions about this program, please ... read full article
Welcome Incoming IMS Families!Catharine Holtan5/10/20216/6/2021
Welcome Incoming IMS Families!
The IMPTSA is excited to welcome you to Issaquah Middle School this fall. You may sign up for our PTSA E-News by creating a  login and password (no payment required) and opting in at the bottom of the page. You may also join the PTSA in August for the upcoming school year. Questions? Contact us . ... 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
IMPTSA Family HikeCatharine Holtan5/10/20215/11/2021
IMPTSA Family Hike
Please join IMS Families on a hike on Wednesday, May 12th at 4:30PM. Please signup  here . Questions? Email us  here . ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Week - Thank you!Catharine Holtan5/3/20215/17/2021
Staff Appreciation Week - Thank you!
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make Staff Appreciation Week a success! Through volunteer efforts and your generous donations, the IMPTSA was able to provide daily surprises, treats and small tokens of gratitude through out the week. Thank you! ... read full article
Outstanding Educator Award NominationsCatharine Holtan3/30/20214/25/2021
Outstanding Educator Award Nominations
Calling for Nominations for the 2021 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. 2019 recipients: Rita ... read full article
Cocoa with Carrie!Catharine Holtan3/9/20214/30/2021
Cocoa with Carrie!
Online Chat with Principal Reckling is Back This Friday! The live chat Q&A chat with the Principal will be  Friday,   April 30th at 11:30AM.  Please use the following link to  submit questions . The event link will be available on the school website. If you can't attend, the event will be recorded for viewing later. ... read full article
WSPTA Essay ContestCatharine Holtan2/9/20213/1/2021
WSPTA Essay Contest
Students: Who Inspires You? This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children – from the children’s perspective. Every day children are exposed to a variety of people and each one has an opportunity to influence the path a child decides to take. Whether it is someone that sparks an interest in a new topic, helps them work through a problem, shapes the kind of person they want to become by modeling behavior, simply listens to them, or any number of other actions, this is the platform for students to share their ... read full article
After School ClubsCatharine Holtan1/4/20211/17/2021
After School Clubs
After School Clubs are Coming Back!   Hey IMS Students! It's a new year. The IMS ASB is interested in helping YOU create your very own club at IMS. Interested in meeting with friends and creating a club? Please  email Mr. Cottom to get started! ... 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
ParentWiser EventsCatharine Holtan7/12/20204/30/2021
ParentWiser Events
ParentWiser Survey - Your Input Needed! Each spring, Parent Wiser  gathers information to help us understand what aspects of parenting feel most challenging to you. Based on your answers, we’ll create a targeted speaker series of parenting experts to help shine light on and share resources on the leading topics. Please take a few moments and  take the survey   by this Friday, April 30th. If you'd like to revisit any Parent Wiser  events, recordings and resources are available  HERE . Free for PTSA members! ... read full article
Did You Know?Catharine Holtan1/4/20215/24/2021
Did You Know?
The PTSA New Family Ambassador Program   Whether you just moved to the Issaquah area or transferred into the Issaquah School District, the PTSA New Family Ambassador Program wants to connect with you and smooth your family's transition. We host virtual and in person events and can match you with an established family (an Ambassador). Please  contact us  to get connected. ... read full article
Volunteer at IMS!Catharine Holtan11/3/20205/2/2021
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
Issaquah Schools Foundation NewsCatharine Holtan5/10/20215/24/2021
Issaquah Schools Foundation News
New Academic Grants for Students Available   To improve accessibility to academic support services, the Issaquah Schools Foundation is offering grants for students who need help to pay for tutoring and other academic assistance programs.  This academic grant program for students is available to all Issaquah School District students K-12 and grants will be awarded up to  $500 per student . Applications are currently open with a  June 4, 2021  deadline. Grants will be awarded in mid-June. Details and application can be found here . ... 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