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April 15th, 2019



ParentWiser Presents

TEEN VAPING - an epidemic sweeping the nation!

April 25th at  7pm

Issaquah High School

Explore the impact of vaping and juuling on our young people, and what parents need to know about it. ParentWiser and Influence the Choice partner to bring TEEN VAPING presented by local substance use expert Jerry Blackburn. For PARENTS ONLY of grades 5-12.  Free attendance. 

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Reduce Academic Stress w/o Sacrificing Achievement

May 6th 7-8:30pm at Skyline HS

May 7th 10-11:30am at Kidstage Village Theatre in Issaquah

Reduce Academic Stress w/o Sacrificing Achievement, by School Program Director Mary Hofstedt of CHALLENGE SUCCESS, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. This interactive workshop based on the Well Balanced Student by Challenge Success helps parents focus on your child's needs while growing up, establish a healthier home environment, and increase your child's resilience, creativity, and well-being.  For parents of K-12; free for PTSA members in Issaquah School District, $10 donation for non-members.  

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What is your biggest parenting challenge?  Please help the ParentWiser committee plan for next year's speaker series by responding briefly to our very short Annual Parenting Survey HERE!  And we are always seeking volunteers, if you would like to join our team contact .  Thank you!

Issaquah Schools Foundation’s - Nourish Every Mind

Luncheon, May 3, 2019 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue

Breakfast, May 14, 2019 at Eastridge Church in Issaquah

The Issaquah Schools Foundation's annual fundraising events are coming up in May where you can help us raise funds to support programs that directly benefit our students.  You will be inspired by hearing from students and staff about the variety of programs that help them reach their potential.  Your support is key to their success!

Registration for our Nourish Every Mind event is now open!

If you have any questions, be sure to let us know at

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

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.

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 May 1st at Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria in Issaquah and Dine for Kids! Tutta Bella will donate a portion of your bill to Issaquah Schools Foundation.


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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