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January 08th, 2019


Happy New year!


DIGITAL SAFETY 101 with Jo Langford

Jan 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Skyline High School. 1122 228th Ave SE, Sammamish.

Jo Langford helps parents balance kids’ digital lives with boundaries, etiquette and good judgment. He provides an overview of adolescent digital behavior with the risks and benefits of online life. Jo will discuss the social sites you need to know about --the good, the bad and the ugly, all explained! Including a primer on sexting, cyberbullying and more.

Learn to set limits, monitor behavior, and start the important conversations around kids’

For PARENTS of grades 3-12. (This is a PARENT ONLY event due to the sensitive nature of some content).

Free for current PTSA Members and VOICE Mentors in the Issaquah School District, $10 donation requested of non-members.

Register here


Jan 24, 7:00 p.m.

IMS Library

If you’d like to volunteer for IMS’s Walkabout Program, please come join us for the second and last training of this school year.  It will be hosted by Principal Seth Adams on Thursday, Jan 24, from 7:00-8:30 pm in the IMS Library (above the main office).  The training is mandatory if you’d like to volunteer, but once you’re trained, you can sign up for as many or few Walkabouts as you’d like. Walkabout is a PTSA-sponsored, school-supported, parent-staffed program that provides a positive and friendly adult presence on campus during high-traffic times (before school and during lunches).  The added adult presence discourages inappropriate behavior, allowing students to feel safe, and the program also gives parents the opportunity to be part of the school and their child’s day.  Plus, you can grab a friend (and a coffee, hot chocolate, or tea) and log in some additional steps.  It’s fun!

Parent Ed/Maker Night

Jan 24, 2019 6:30 – 8:00pm

Gibson Ek Commons

Join Juliette Ripley-Dunkelberger in an evening of exploration of creativity and education.  Why is creative thinking necessary?  How can we use it for success in school and industry? And how does it fit into STEM? We will start with a 20-minute TedTalk by Sir Kenneth Robinson about creativity and education.  We will then discuss the importance of creative thinking, and how to apply it to diverse fields, including STEM.  Finally, we will put our knowledge to the test with an open-ended exercise.

Contact for more information

Register here

January PTSA General Membership Meeting.

Jan 26th 10:30 am at IMS Commons.

Teen Vaping. The epidemic sweeping the nation?

Feb 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Issaquah HS Theater

Smoking is out, but is vaping any different?  Find out why the FDA and American Medical Association is calling vaping / juuling an “urgent public health epidemic”; explore the impact vaping has on our young people and how parents can help.

Jerry Blackburn, M.ED., CDP is the Program Manager for Substance Abuse and Prevention Services with Friends of Youth, Issaquah

For PARENTS of grades 5-12

Register here

IMS Annual Career Day

Friday, Feb 8

We are looking for parents, guardians and community members to give a short presentation about their current or past career and pathway.  Please share this with family and friends who have interesting or unusual careers or have a unique story of how they ended up there. We need a wide variety of professionals to make this a well-rounded event for students to learn about something they might like to pursue in the future. Everyone is welcome to come and share! 

If you are interested, please contact Rache Barranco at for more information and to get signed up.

PTSA Directory is available! Become a PTSA member to get access!

The 2018-2019 IM PTSA Directory is now available online at You have to be an IM PTSA member to take advantage of this wonderful benefit. Become a member today! Signup at


Please consider donating to the Annual Giving Campaign! 100% of your donations directly benefit Issaquah Middle School in the form of classroom funds, all-school grants, student financial assistance, and student enrichment programs. The Annual Giving Campaign is our primary fundraiser and donations are critical for keeping these programs going. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation today!

Many companies offer Matching Gift donations. Check with your company - usually it's as easy as filling out a form or submitting a simple request online. If you've donated to Annual Giving Campaign, Angel Program, PTSA membership or Gift-A-Book, be sure to take advantage of matching so that your donation can be doubled! Tax ID available by request. 

For more information about our programs click here.

AmazonSmile Benefits Issaquah Middle PTSA!


Be sure to use Amazon Smile when you do your holiday shopping because a portion of your purchase directly benefits Issaquah Middle PTSA! Log on to Amazon Smile, select Issaquah Middle PTSA as your charitable organization and shop away! Save the site as a favorite/bookmark so you always use Amazon Smile going forward. It is the same as the regular Amazon site but will ensure your donations continue to be made to our PTSA. 

News from the Issaquah Schools Foundation

Go All in for Kids!
Enjoy a great meal for a great cause! The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites you to Dining for Kids to raise funds for our Feeding Student Success program. Join us anytime on Wednesday, February 6th at Tanoor on the Sammamish Plateau near Metropolitan Market.  All of our Dining for Kids restaurant partners donate a portion of the day's proceeds back to the Feeding Student Success Program, which provides food aid to Issaquah School District Students. 


We are looking for the next Issaquah School Foundation Ambassador.

We are looking for someone to take over IMS Ambassador for Issaquah School Foundation position for school next year. This person would shadow the current ambassador for the next 6 months to learn the role and then take over next year! Please contact Madeline Erhardt / 425-786-7177

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