October 27, 2020
In this newsletter: Join the PTSA here. General PTSA meeting tomorrow 6:30pm! Submit a Reflections entry, School Picture days, join a parent/care giver group and sign up for the 7th, 8th and 9th grade: Influence the Choice Leadership Conference. Visit our website 

The IM PTSA is 
now on Instagram! Follow us here

Important Upcoming Events 

10/28  PTSA General Meeting 6:30 pm, on Zoom
11/4  Student Pictures at IMS: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 
11/6  Reflections Art Competition Entry Deadline
11/7  Leadership conference 10 am to 11:30 am
11/18  ParentWiser Event: How to Raise Successful Kids without Overparenting

PTSA General Meeting
Join the IM PTSA board for our General PTSA meeting: Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30 pm. If you have a question for Principal Reckling to answer at the meeting, please submit by Wednesday (10/28) at 2pm to: president@issaquahmiddleptsa.org

Calling All IMS Artists!

Create visual art, photography, literature, film, dance choreography or music composition inspired by this year's theme to be shared with your school community and potentially to advance to the district, state and/or national level. Details can be found HEREDue date is Monday, November 6th. 

Questions? Contact us at reflections@issquahmiddleptsa.org

Parent/Caregiver Groups
Issaquah Middle has parent/caregiver discussion groups! These groups are a great way to connect with other parents of middle schoolers! *Please note: the parent groups are not run or endorsed by the IM PTSA*
WhatsApp IMS Latinos
WeChat ?Libby8241?? (Message Libby 8241 to join)

Interested in starting a group on another platform? Contact us and we can help.

Become a PTSA Member Today!

Even if you don’t plan to volunteer at the school, becoming a PTSA member makes a lot of sense!

(1) Up-to-Date Info:  First, you get access to up-to-date information about what’s going on at IMS.  In addition to our weekly E-news, you can hear the principal personally provide updates on issues of importance to you and your child and answer questions at every monthly PTSA meeting.

(2) Get Access to the Student Directory:  As a PTSA member, you get exclusive access to the online PTSA Student Directory. 

(3) Retail Benefits:  Members can take advantage of discounts at state and national companies like Great Wolf Lodge, Wild Waves, Office Depot, and car rental companies including Avis, Hertz, and Budget.

(4) Your $ Support Programs for Your Child:  Your membership fee and your donations help support a wide variety of PTSA programs that support and enrich our students, families, and staff members.

(5)  Free Admission to Parentwiser Events:  ParentWiser brings the latest research and educational information into the homes of our student families to support parents in raising thriving individuals.  PTSA members receive free admission to these amazing events.

It’s easy to join online today – CLICK HERE!

School Picture Days at IMS - Schedule

IMS is excited to offer Picture Day at the school. Two dates are available: November 4th or November 18th. These optional pictures will be used in the yearbook and uploaded in Skyward. Please arrive during your time slot based on last name to help lessen wait times. 

Park in our front lot. Students will enter the gym through the side door. All students must bring a completed Attestation Form in order to enter the gym. Click here for the form. Please print it out and bring completed with you. If you forget, there will be additional forms at the door. All students will have their temperature taken before entering. Please wear a mask while in line, but remove it for the picture. Students will exit the gym through the back door and return to your car immediately. 

If you are interested in purchasing a picture packet, you will be receiving an order form in the mail from Dorian Studios. Please return this completed form with payment to the photographer. You will also be able to order packets online at www.dorianstudio.com by looking up IMS and picture date.

If you are unable to attend Picture Day and would still like your student to be included in the yearbook, please submit a picture using this link. Dorian will be printing student ID cards as part of the process, however, they are not required this year at IMS and we will not be printing an ID card if you send in a picture. 

November 4 – Last Names:  
9:00 - A 10:40 – G - H 1:20 – N - O
9:20 - B 11:00 – I - J 1:40 – P - R
9:40 - C 11:20 - K 2:00 - S
10:00 - D 12:40 - L 2:20 – T - V
10:20 – E - F 1:00 - M 2:40 – W - Z


November 18 – Last Names:  
12:00 - A 1:40 – G - H 4:20 – N - O
12:20 - B 2:00 – I - J 4:40 – P - R
12:40 - C 2:20 - K 5:00 - S
1:00 - D 3:40 - L 5:20 – T - V
1:20 – E - F 4:00 - M 5:40 – W - Z


Influence the Choice

In these challenging times, it is more important than ever to create safe, engaging, empowering opportunities for young people to share their voices and strengthen their leadership skills.  In two dynamic, interactive virtual summits, the youth of our community will explore a wide range of crucial topics including communication skills, collaboration, community-building, strategic thinking and inclusion. Click to find out more about and empowering virtual leadership conference, (November 7th and 10th): Power of Me, Power of We, also follow on Facebook

There are two complementary conference times: 
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 10:00 am to 11:30 am and
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

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600 2nd Ave. SE
Issaquah, WA  98027

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