December 15, 2020
In this newsletter: Winter break is coming, view volunteer opportunities, mark your calendar for the next ParentWiser event, use Amazon Smile for your holiday shopping and view the ISF magazine Cultural Bridges.

Visit our PTSA website for more news. Join the PTSA here.

Important Upcoming Events

12/21  First Winter Break - No School
1/4  Back to School
1/18  No School - Martin Luther King Jr day
1/20  ParentWiser Event: Managing Stress, Anxiety and Parenting
1/25  No School - Teacher Work Day
1/26  IMS Career Day
1/27  IM PTSA General Meeting

School Calendar: here
Peachjar School Flyers: here

No School Monday, December 21 – Sunday, January 3

First Winter Break is almost here! School is closed from Monday, December 21 through Sunday, January 3. Classes will resume on Monday, January 4. We wish all our students, family and community a safe, warm, and wonderful holiday break! 

PTSA Needs Your Help!

Interested in virtual gatherings for our IMS community? This is a simple way you can get involved to help create fun opportunities for us all to connect. For more information, please contact us at:

ParentWiser Event: Wednesday, January 20, at 4 pm

Join ParentWiser: “Managing Stress, Anxiety and Parenting” featuring Lisa Damour, PhD on Wednesday, January 20 at 4pm. More info here.

Missed a ParentWiser webinar?
If you missed any ParentWiser event, no worries! Recording and resources are available here. You will find session extras including links to books, reference materials, parenting tips and ways to connect. These resources are free to PTSA members.

Shopping for the Holidays? 
  When you shop at and choose 
Issaquah Middle PTSA 
as your charity, Amazon donates to us! The website has the same products, same prices and no additional costs! 

ISF Cultural Bridges Magazine
Cultural Bridges is an Issaquah Schools Foundation run program that helps build relationships between families from diverse cultures and languages, their children, the ISD, and the broader Issaquah community through outreach, events, mentoring, translation services and a magazine published in 7 languages. To read the latest edition: Click here 
To Learn more about the Issaquah Schools Foundation, click here.

After School Clubs are Coming Back 
Hey IMS Students! The IMS ASB is interested in helping YOU create your very own club at IMS. You could start all sorts of clubs. Clubs just to hang out with friends after school, a club to play Among Us, or whatever you are interested in. If you are interested in creating a club, please email Mr. Cottom to get started:

Remote Learning Inclement Weather & Power Outage Guidance
Students currently using the ISD L.I.V.E Remote Learning will not have their daily schedules changed or canceled due to snow or other inclement weather this winter. However, power outages and internet disruptions sometimes accompany bad weather and families should follow the district guidelines here.

Join here! Become a PTSA Member Today!

 Stay involved, stay informed!

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

Did you know?

Missed the last webinar presented ParentWiser? No problem, recordings are posted on the ParentWiser website shortly after each event along with additional resources, slides and information from the speakers. Even better, they are free to access for PTSA members in the ISD!

Bonus tip: Events from the past few years are also still available including topics such as Digital Safety, Cultural Competency, Peaceful Parenting and more. Additionally, there are further Parent Education resources listed to add to your parenting skills toolkit. Enjoy!

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