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March 4th, 2019

ParentWiser News

Hidden in Plain Sight,

March 4th

at Maywood Middle School

Walk through an exhibit of a teen bedroom and learn what signs of substance use to look for, and what to do if you suspect something.  In partnership with Influence the Choice and many local community services, includes expert Q&A forum and a brief professional talk on communicating with youth about at-risk behavior.  This is a PARENT ONLY event. (Also offered April 2nd at Skyline High).

LIKE film documentary & discussion,

March 25th, 27th or 28th across the district

Features candid interviews w/ kids, teens, adults, and experts about the phenomenon of social media. Is it healthy? Is it harmful? Is it helpful? Let's discuss. (In partnership with the Issaquah Schools Foundation.) For parents AND students grades 5-12.

Register and check out more events at

Eastshore Solo and Ensemble Festival

March 8th and 9th

Issaquah Middle School.


The Eastshore Solo and Ensemble Festival is the largest music festival of the year!

We have several important roles that still need to be filled.  One example is that of Room Monitor.  For 18 rooms, we need 36 people (18 for the morning shift, and 18 for the afternoon shift).

Being a room monitor is fun!  You get to listen to the performances and see the judges working with the students.  All you have to do is watch the clock every ten minutes - opening the door to let new people in and closing it when a performance is ready to begin.

Please go to the Sign Up Genius link to see all of these job openings, and any others that are still available for both students and parents.

Sign up here

Issaquah Middle School PTSA Awards

Golden Acorn and Outstanding Educator

The Golden Acorn Award honors people who have given exemplary volunteer service to children and youth in our school community. Issaquah Middle School PTSA is a strong and successful partner with IMS due to the wonderful volunteers who step up time and time again to get things done on behalf of students. Please consider nominating anyone you feel should be recognized by the Issaquah Middle School PTSA for their volunteerism within IMS and the community.

2018 recipients: Blyth Claeys, Sandra Puliezi and Wendy Shah

Nominations for the Golden Acorn Award will be accepted until March 8, 2019

Outstanding Educator:  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.

2018 recipients: Joel Sayson, Cristina Spadafino, Liz Villa

Nominations for Outstanding Educator Award will be accepted until April 5, 2019.

There are multiple ways to submit a nomination:

1. Complete the Golden Acorn or Outstanding Educator online form.

2. Download the nomination form from the PTSA website.

3. Pick up a nomination form from the IMS Office.

Please email completed forms to or drop them off in the PTSA box in the IMS office.

We NEED YOU!  Looking for 2019-20 Board Members:

Want to be more involved at IMS?  Know someone who would be great on the IMS PTSA Board?  Nominating Committee would love to talk with you!  Email us! Individuals can serve in each position up to 2 consecutive years.  All positions can be co-chaired.

We need to following positions filled:
VP Programs

VP Communications

Co-VP Ways and Means

If you are interested, please can you email the Nominating committee as soon as possible at

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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 March 6th at Ohana on Gilman Blvd in Issaquah and Dine for Kids! Ohana will donate a portion of your bill to Issaquah Schools Foundation.

Nourish Every Mind

Save the date!

Friday, May 3, 2019 – luncheon at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – breakfast at Eastridge Church in Issaquah

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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