November 3, 2020
In this newsletter: Join the PTSA here. Submit a Reflections entry, school picture days, join a parent/caregiver group and sign up for a FREE, virtual student leadership conference. Visit our website 

The IM PTSA is 
now on Instagram! Follow us here

Important Upcoming Events 

11/4  Student Pictures at IMS: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 
11/6  Reflections Art Competition Entry Deadline!
11/7  Power of Me, Power of We, FREE virtual student leadership conference
11/10  Power of Me, Power of We, FREE virtual student leadership conference
11/11  Veterans Day, no school
11/18  Student Pictures at IMS: 12 pm to 6:00 pm
11/18  ParentWiser Event: How to Raise Successful Kids without Overparenting
11/18  Dining for Dollars @ Chipotle 5 pm to 9 pm
11/18  General PTSA meeting 6:30 pm to 8 pm on Zoom

Next PTSA General Meeting
Mark your calendars! General PTSA meeting: Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30 pm. Join us and Principal Reckling as we present this years Reflections projects. 

Last Call! Reflections entries are due Friday, November 6

A student may submit an entry in one or more of six arts areas inspired by this year's theme. The six artistic categories are: visual art, photography, literature, film/video, choreography/dance or music composition. Only original works of art are accepted. Details HERE. Questions? Contact us at

Thank you! 
For participating in the October MOD Pizza dining for Dollars fundraiser! This month's restaurant is Chipotle Mexican Grill, on Gilman November 18, from 5 pm to 9 pm.

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.

Join here! 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 offering School Picture Day: November 4th (tomorrow) or November 18th. These optional pictures will be used in the yearbook and uploaded in Skyward.  Time slots based on last name are listed below. 

Park in the 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. All students will require a temperature check before entering and face masks are mandatory.

Students or parents who are interested in purchasing a picture packet, can order packets online at

Students unable to attend can submit their own picture using this link.  Finally, Dorian will be printing and issuing student ID cards on site. 

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,Q,R
9:40 - C 11:20 - K 2:00 - S
10:00 - D 12:40 - L 2:20 - T,U,V
10:20 - E&F 1:00 - M 2:40 - W,X,Y,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,Q,R
12:40 - C 2:20 - K 5:00 - S
1:00 - D 3:40 - L 5:20 - T,U,V
1:20 – E&F 4:00 - M 5:40 - W,X,Y,Z

Need Volunteers! at Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank 

Are you able to help distribute PowerPacks to families? The Issaquah Schools Foundation needs volunteers to hand out packs at the Issaquah Food & Clothing bank. For more information contact:

ISF Dining for Kids!
No need to cook this Wednesday, November 4th Agave restaurant (in the Issaquah Highlands) is donating part of the proceeds from orders to the Issaquah Schools Foundation. Order here: Agave Highlands menu


FREE Virtual Student Leadership Conference by 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 student summits, (November 7th or 10th), the youth of our community will explore a wide range of crucial topics including communication skills, collaboration, community-building, strategic thinking and inclusion. To Find out more visit: Power of Me, Power of We, and also follow them on Facebook

There are two conference times for students to sign up for: 
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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Issaquah Middle PTSA 2.6.35
600 2nd Ave. SE
Issaquah, WA  98027

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