ParentWiser: Smart But Scattered: Executive Function
Is your student disorganized, forgetful, and easily distracted? Do they have trouble starting tasks, keeping track of papers, or handing in their homework?  Dr. Peg Dawson will help you better understand executive skills within the context of brain development, and how they impact school performance and daily living. December 9th, noon Register on  Eventbrite ... read full article
Author:
Tracy Cooke 
Show from:
11/27/2022-12/9/2022

IM PTSA is winner of a National PTA grant!
The Issaquah Middle PTSA is one of PTAs in the nation that was an awarded a grant for the The Smart Talk program which helps students and parents learn more about digital safety.  More details to come, but we are thrilled to be on of the PTSAs to be selected!  Thank you National PTA!  ... read full article
Author:
Tracy Cooke 
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11/21/2022-12/23/2022

National Alliance Mental Illness (NAMI) Resources
One in Six Youth Aged 6 - 17 experience a Mental Health Condition.   NAMI provided a 1 hr presentation on November 1 for all IMS parents and caregivers.   The presentation covered: compassion, mental health stigma, signs and symptoms, how to access mental health resources  at school and in the community, activities for coping strategies, creating a support group, and how to become a NAMI youth ambassador.   Click here to view the presentation . On  November 7 , the IMS Students had a student assembly presented by NAMI to include information about mental illness warning signs, facts and statistics, and ... read full article
Author:
Tracy Cooke 
Show from:
11/9/2022-12/30/2022
THANK YOU - Salmon DaysTracy Cooke10/3/202210/7/2022
THANK YOU - Salmon Days
Thank you to everyone who supported IM PTSA for our biggest fundraiser of the year at Salmon Days!  And a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our volunteers!  ... read full article
Picture Day Volunteers NeededTracy Cooke8/22/20229/2/2022
Picture Day Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed for Picture Day on September 2nd .  SIGN UP HERE .   Please remember to complete the ISD Volunteer Form which must be approved before coming into the school to volunteer.  The form takes approximately 2 weeks to be reviewed and approved.   ... read full article
Pass the Paw - IMS ASB Fundraiser: Oct 26 - Nov 9Tracy Cooke10/27/202211/9/2022
Pass the Paw - IMS ASB Fundraiser: Oct 26 - Nov 9
Pass the Paw is happening now!  This is IMS's annual fundraiser to raise and collect funds to support ALL students.  The money raised during the next TWO weeks will determine how we continue our ASB programs at Issaquah Middle School.  One of the main goals for our ASB programs at IMS is to find opportunities for all students to participate and be included in extracurricular activities.   Please help ASB reach their goal of $30,000  by donating today! If every student gets a total of $50 in donations, we will not only meet our goal, but exceed it to have ... read full article
Java with JZ - this Friday, Oct 28 @ 10 AMTracy Cooke10/25/202210/28/2022
Java with JZ - this Friday, Oct 28 @ 10 AM
Connect with Principal JZ and get answers to all your questions.  ... read full article
Vintage Panther Swag for Sale! Tracy Cooke10/3/202210/31/2022
Vintage Panther Swag for Sale!
We have select vintage non-apparel panther swag on sale now - CHECK IT OUT !  ... read full article
Volunteers Needed for Salmon Days parkingTracy Cooke9/12/20229/21/2022
Volunteers Needed for Salmon Days parking
Salmon Days Festival is quickly approaching and it is the IM PTSA's biggest fundraising event of the year.  As always, it takes a village to make this weekend a success.  We are looking for volunteers to help us provide paid parking for Salmon Days guests at IMS and IHS parking lots on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 . This is a great opportunity for those who are usually working during the week to volunteer and do it with a friend, a spouse, or another family member.  Even bring the middle and high schoolers with you to help out!  ... read full article
ParentWiser: Smart But Scattered: Executive FunctionTracy Cooke11/27/202212/9/2022
ParentWiser: Smart But Scattered: Executive Function
Is your student disorganized, forgetful, and easily distracted? Do they have trouble starting tasks, keeping track of papers, or handing in their homework?  Dr. Peg Dawson will help you better understand executive skills within the context of brain development, and how they impact school performance and daily living. December 9th, noon Register on  Eventbrite ... read full article
IM PTSA is winner of a National PTA grant! Tracy Cooke11/21/202212/23/2022
IM PTSA is winner of a National PTA grant!
The Issaquah Middle PTSA is one of PTAs in the nation that was an awarded a grant for the The Smart Talk program which helps students and parents learn more about digital safety.  More details to come, but we are thrilled to be on of the PTSAs to be selected!  Thank you National PTA!  ... read full article
National Alliance Mental Illness (NAMI) ResourcesTracy Cooke11/9/202212/30/2022
National Alliance Mental Illness (NAMI) Resources
One in Six Youth Aged 6 - 17 experience a Mental Health Condition.   NAMI provided a 1 hr presentation on November 1 for all IMS parents and caregivers.   The presentation covered: compassion, mental health stigma, signs and symptoms, how to access mental health resources  at school and in the community, activities for coping strategies, creating a support group, and how to become a NAMI youth ambassador.   Click here to view the presentation . On  November 7 , the IMS Students had a student assembly presented by NAMI to include information about mental illness warning signs, facts and statistics, and ... read full article
Help stock the Panther Store!Tracy Cooke9/22/202210/21/2022
Help stock the Panther Store!
The Panther Store is back up and running this year and we need your help to keep it stocked with all of our kids' favorites.  Check out the wishlist and help us by purchasing one of the items on it!  ... read full article
Don't miss the first Java with JZ on Friday, September 30Tracy Cooke9/9/20229/30/2022
Don't miss the first Java with JZ on Friday, September 30
Will be held in person at the school.  ... read full article
Shop with Amazon and Donate to the PTSA!Tracy Cooke9/7/202210/5/2022
Shop with Amazon and Donate to the PTSA!
Donating to the PTSA is easy as 1, 2, 3! By setting Issaquah Middle PTSA as your charity in Amazon Smile, .5% of the total of each of purchases through Amazon goes to the PTSA!  As of June 2022, we've already received $1,274 !   In your web browser: Visit smile.amazon.coml, sign in to your Amazon account, choose IMPTSA as your charity.   On your phone: Open the app, find settings, tap on AMAZON SMILE, follow instructions to add IMPTSA.  ... read full article
Reflections 2022 - 2023 - Submissions due October 28Tracy Cooke9/5/202210/28/2022
Reflections 2022 - 2023 - Submissions due October 28
For more information go to our Reflections program page .  To get a copy of the entry form and rules CLICK HERE . ... read full article
We're Back! Tracy Cooke8/15/20228/31/2022
We're Back!
Check out all the amazing things the PTSA is ready to do this school year! Watch the video below. ... read full article
Back to School Questions? IMPTSA7/14/20228/31/2022
Back to School Questions?
DO I NEED MY OWN LAPTOP? NO! Do NOT bring your own laptop. The school wants all students using school issued laptops.   WILL I GET A LOCKER? Yes!  Everyone will be assigned a locker this year, but use of lockers is optional and backpacks will be allowed in the classroom.   DO I NEED A 3 RING BINDER? No! You need small pocket folders. 3 ring binders are replaced with the laptops.   WILL WE USE LAPTOPS THIS YEAR? Yes, MUCH MORE.   WHEN IS PANTHER DAY? Thursday, August 18th, 9am-12pm   WHAT IS PANTHER DAYS? This is the ... read full article