PTSA e-news.

April 22th, 2019


PTSA General Membership Meeting is this Wednesday! Come and learn how Volunteerism can be different at Middle School.

April 24th 10:30 am

IMS Commons.

We will be discussing how PTSA works at IMS and how volunteerism can be different at the Middle School level. Our principal, Seth Adams, will be on hand to talk about the relationship between the school and the PTSA and will be available for questions as well.

Questions? Contact Carla Geraci at


Congratulations to our 3 Golden Acorn Winners:

Dave DeVore

Tim Morris

Wendy Marucheck

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the Issaquah Middle School community.  We are lucky to have you!

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. 

Register here


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.  

Register here

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- Help us to reach our goal!

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

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

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. 

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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