PTSA e-news.

April 1st, 2019



BINDER BOOTCAMP. Two Binder Bootcamp days the same week and we need your help!

April Tuesday 2nd & Thursday 4th

IMS Commons

We are excited to offer Binder Bootcamp two days next week! Binder Bootcamp is an ongoing initiative organized by the IMS PTSA and supported by Issaquah Schools Foundation. The goal is to help students who are struggling with organization. 

Volunteers work one-to-one with students who are referred by teachers, counselors and parents. We provide a brief training and all the supplies needed to help students organize their binder.

There are 5 sessions during this Binder Bootcamp event (Periods 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7).  Each session is 1 hour long.  You are welcome to sign up for as many sessions as you can. 

Sing up here

ParentWiser Presents - Hidden in Plain Sight

April 2nd at 6:30pm

Skyline High School

Would you see the signs of youth alcohol or drug use in your home? Looks can be very deceiving - especially if you don't know what to look for. Come to a Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit and learn what to look for and what to do if you find something.  This is parent only event. 

Click here to learn more and register. Walk ins welcome at either event! FREE for PTSA Members in the Issaquah School District, $10 donation requested of non-members or guests.

Evening with Emily Whitman, the author of The Turning.

April 4th at 6:30

ISD Admin Board Rooms

565 NW Holly St, Issaquah, WA 98027

Meet and discuss with author of The Turning, Emily Whitman, as she shares writing strategies, research adventures, and what it means to belong. Thurs, April 4th at 6:30-7:30pm at the ISD Administration Building.  All parents of grades K-8 welcome!

The flyer is attached here

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is May 6-10. The PTSA would like your help in showing our amazing teachers and wonderful staff how much we appreciate all the hard work they do for our children. 
Gift Card Donation

Last Day April 30th

As recognition of their great service, we hope to give each one of the 90 staff members a $15 Starbucks gift card. You can ask your student to drop the gift card off in the PTSA box in the IMS office by April 30th.  

Sign up here



May 10th

We are organizing a potluck to take care of our 90 staff members so they can have a special day. Drop off instructions will be included in your confirmation email. 

Thank you for your interest in helping with this event! 

Sign up here

Do you want your students to get ahead or catch up in their classes?

Every Thursday

Issaquah High School

Brighten Club meets in the Issaquah High School Commons (just inside the doors) and takes place in room 3303 ?every Thursday right after school until 4:00 p.m. High quality help from high schoolers in any subject.  Snacks are provided. 

Sign up here or contact Ms. Street

Issaquah Middle School PTSA Awards - 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 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.

Angel Program - Donations are down this year! We need your help!

Donations can be made online throughout the school year.  If you haven't yet contributed and you would like to donate, please click here or send/deliver a check made out to the IMS PTSA to the school and reference the Angel Program in the memo line.  Your donation is tax deductible.  100% of the monetary donations go back to the student & their family in the form of gift cards twice a year. 

The Angel Student Assistance Program is a confidential behind-the-scenes PTSA program.  It is made possible by donations from our IMS community.  This program has two components which are monetary donations as well as donations of items such as bedding, clothing and toiletries. 

The children are selected by the IMS counselors and their identity is anonymous.  Your donations go a long way to make a family from IMS breathe a little easier when they are experiencing tough financial times and need a little extra help. 

Thank you for your support.

Leslie Guajardo, Heidi Dickinson and Kelly Cleveland

Co-chairs Angel Program

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.

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

Have you joined our PTSA yet?

Visit IM PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization; Donations are 100% tax-deductible. 

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

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 April 3rd at Resonate Brewery & Pizzeria in Newport Hills/ Newcastle area and Dine for Kids! Resonate Brewery & Pizzeria 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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