Dining for Dollars
Thank you to IMS Families who participated in April's MOD Pizza Dining for Dollars. $100.71 was raised for the IMPTSA! 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. Questions? Contact Kelly Finkbeiner . ... read full article
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Catharine Holtan 
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9/28/2020-5/26/2021

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
Author:
Catharine Holtan 
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5/3/2021-5/17/2021

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
Author:
Catharine Holtan 
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5/10/2021-5/24/2021
8th Grade Transition Q&A EventCatharine Holtan3/2/20213/19/2021
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 Clothing Distribution EventCatharine Holtan11/10/20202/9/2021
PTSA Angel Program Clothing Distribution Event
The IMPTSA Angel Student Assistance Program is holding another clothing distribution on  Tuesday, February 9th from 4-6PM in front of IMS . The focus will be sweats, leggings, hooded sweatshirts, and sneakers. We also have a few leftover winter clothing items (jackets, hats, gloves) from our previous distribution if that is still a need. Questions? Email us here . ... read full article
Dining for DollarsCatharine Holtan9/28/20205/26/2021
Dining for Dollars
Thank you to IMS Families who participated in April's MOD Pizza Dining for Dollars. $100.71 was raised for the IMPTSA! 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. Questions? Contact Kelly Finkbeiner . ... read full article
ReflectionsCatharine Holtan6/20/20202/8/2021
Reflections
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
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
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
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
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
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
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