June 8, 2020

The 2019-20 Issaquah Middle PTSA Nominating Committee is pleased to place the following names into nomination for the 2020-21 IMPTSA Board:

Co-Presidents: Wendy Cummins and Erin Eaton
Vice President of Communications: Katie Cannon
Vice President of Ways & Means: Kelly Finkbeiner
Vice President of Programs: OPEN
Treasurer: Betsy Grant
Secretary: Tanya Russell

Our sincere gratitude goes to the members of the 2020 Nominating Committee: Erin Eaton, Shamitha Sridharan, and Pauline Tamblyn for all their work.  IMPTSA members will vote on this slate of candidates at the June 17th General Membership Meeting which starts at 10:30 am.  Please mark your calendars now to join us for this brief but very important final PTSA meeting of the school year.  Meeting details and the Zoom link will be available in next week's E-News.

6/8-19 Student Checkout
6/12 Deadline for Ordering Bricks
6/17 PTSA General Membership Meeting (Virtual) 10:30 am
6/22 8th Grade Promotion (Virtual)
6/23 Last Day of School
6/23-25 Student Laptop and Hotspot Return
8/7-13 Online Back to School Check-In


Calling all IMS families — especially 7th & 8th-grade families!  Don’t miss this final opportunity to leave a legacy at IMS by purchasing an engraved 4” x 8” commemorative brick that will be permanently installed at the main entrance to IMS (see picture below).

Dedicate a brick for your child or make it a celebration of a favorite activity or memory.  Proceeds from the brick sales will support the many programs provided by the Issaquah Middle PTSA.  Each brick is $50.00, including engraving and installation.  The next brick sale will not take place until 2022. ORDER NOW!  Ordering online is super easy.  Click HERE to order by 6/12/2020.



IMS student checkout starts today.  Please go to this link to find out when your student can come to campus to return textbooks, clean out lockers, and take care of other end-of-year business.



ParentWiser wants to share with you information about an online Masterclass speaking series this summer, Parenting in Place. Nationally known expert presenters will lead weekly conversations addressing specific concerns we're facing as parents right now. Browse the list of weekly topics below and visit their website to register, Parenting In Place Masterclass. Please note a fee applies.

June 10: Summer Without Camp  Create the fun and connection of summer camp at home - while working.
June 17: Anxiety & Building Resistance – How to boost children's empathy and resilience - needed now more than ever.
June 24: Screen Time  Understanding, mentoring, and making peace with kids' use of tech.
July 1: Independence  Break free of the overparenting trap and build our kids' independence skills.
July 8: Showing Up  Why parental presence matters and how to be present during challenging times.
July 15: Finding Peace - How to tap into self-care, self-compassion, and acceptance to thrive in uncertain times.
July 22: Motivation  How to boost our kids' drive, agency, and personal growth even when things are hard.
July 29: Back-to-School  Prepping for a smooth re-entry into school for Fall 2020 (no matter what school looks like).

For more information, visit http://ParentWiser.org or contact Hannah Coblentz and Anna Ream at parentwiser@issaquahptsa.org


Students and families who have laptops and/or hot spots checked out from the ISD will need to return those items by the end of the school year. Curbside drop off return has been scheduled for June 23, 24, and 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Briarwood, Endeavour, Grand Ridge, Newcastle, and Issaquah Valley Elementary Schools along with Issaquah Middle School.


On August 27th, the Issaquah High PTSA will sponsor a New to IHS Night at Issaquah High which will include student tours and panels for incoming 9th graders and parents.


We need your help, now more than ever, to assist families in our community. The Issaquah Schools Foundation is partnering with the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank to ensure students' nutritional needs are being met through this ongoing school closure. We are asking donors to purchase boxes of food directly through Supply All Kids, who will purchase food and pack boxes to distribute at the food bank.  You may also contribute directly to the Foundation and we will direct additional support to current and emerging needs during this time.


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