January 12, 2021
In this newsletter: Mark your calendar for our next General Membership Meeting and ParentWiser event, view school news such as the IMS Career Fair, yearbook photo submissions and ASB Club information. Read ISF's Cultural Bridges new issue and attend their community resources presentation. Visit our PTSA website for more news. 
Join the PTSA here.

Important Upcoming Events

1/13  Optional Science textbook pick up 9 am to 3 pm
1/15  Cultural Bridges Community Resources Presentation 7 pm
1/15  Last day to submit a student photo for the yearbook
1/18  No School - Martin Luther King Jr Day
1/19  Schedule change, Students will have periods 2, 3 and 4
1/20  ParentWiser Event: Managing Stress, Anxiety and Parenting
1/25  No School - Teacher Work Day
1/25  Dining for Dollars @ MOD Pizza
1/26  Schedule change, students will have periods 5,6 and 7 
1/26  IMS Career Fair
1/27  IM PTSA General Meeting
1/28  8th Grade Transition Night for Families New to US Schools
1/31  Last Day to order a 2020-21 Yearbook

School Calendar: here
Peachjar School Flyers: here

Panther Reboot Days:
Tuesday, January 19: 
Students will have periods 2, 3 and 4 – Note this is a change to the normal schedule
Tuesday, January 26: 
Students will have periods 5, 6 and 7 – Note this is a change to the normal schedule

January General Membership Meeting
Mark your calendars for our first General Membership Meeting of 2021, Wednesday, January 27 at 6:30 pm on Zoom. Get involved and stay connected, join us.

ParentWiser Event: Wednesday, January 20, at 4 pm

How do stress and anxiety operate under everyday conditions and at heightened times of concern and disruption? Dr. Lisa Damour will teach us how to keep pressure and tension from reaching toxic levels and she will coach us on how to support our children in cultivating these skills.   

January 20th, 2021, 4pm
Register at, HERE  or directly on Eventbrite

Volunteers Needed for IMS Career Fair
The IMS Career Fair is on Tuesday, January 26, in a virtual format.

IMS counselors are looking for parent volunteers to share a short video presentation about their career/job/profession. They are looking for a variety of industries, education levels, and types of careers, so if you or someone you know has a job that you want to share with our middle schoolers, please contact: Kalie Dotson at:  dotsonk@issaquah.wednet.edu

Videos (less than 10 minutes in length) need to be recorded and uploaded to Flipgrid - Click here, between now and January 20.

IMS 2020-2021 Yearbook Purchases & Photo Submissions

Yearbook Deadline:
 Purchase your 2020-21 Yearbook by January 31st HEREYearbooks are $20.00.

Photo Submissions due January 15, 2021 - If you were unable to attend fall Picture Day and would like your student to be included in the yearbook, you can still submit a photo: Use this Form

Cultural Bridges - Issaquah Schools Foundation

The ISF Culture Bridges Magazine Issue #17 is available HEREArticles in this edition: Motivating tweens & teens, Finding balance between school & home and Black voices of the present.The magazine is offered in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese and English.

Online Event: Community Resources Presentation 1/15 7pm
Register here for the Zoom presentation: HERE

Cultural Bridges compartirá información de los recursos disponibles para las familias del Distrito Escolar de Issaquah sobre: necesidades básicas (renta, comida, etc.), salud mental, becas de impacto de la Fundación Escolar de Issaquah, Conferencia de Grandes Carreras, clases de Inglés como segundo idioma para adultos, entre otros.

La presentación es el viernes 15 de enero a las 7:00pm por Zoom.

La información se compartirá en inglés, español y chino.

Para registrarse, llene esta forma: https://forms.gle/CNg9T72gzEAn84Yt8

Si tiene preguntas, envíenos un correo electrónico a culturalbridges@isfdn.org.





After School Clubs are Coming Back 
Hey IMS Students! It's a new year. The IMS ASB is interested in helping YOU create your very own club at IMS. Click here for existing clubs. Interested in meeting with friends and creating a club, please email Mr. Cottom to get started: cottomb@issaquah.wednet.edu

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. However, power outages and internet disruptions sometimes accompany bad weather and families should save the district guidelines for reference: here.

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