January 26, 2021
In this newsletter: First General Membership Meeting of 2021. Angel Clothing Distribution event. Is your family new to the US Schools? Then sign up for the 8th Grade Family Transition Night. Know what to do during a power outage. Visit our PTSA website for more news.

Do you PTA?
Thank you to all those that have joined the IMPTSA so far this school year. Despite working remotely, we are working on programs and events on behalf of the membership. We appreciate your support.

Haven’t joined yet? It’s not too late! Click HERE or forward this newsletter to someone you know who might want to join.

PTSA SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE! Thanks to generous donations, the IMPTSA can offer FREE Memberships for parents and staff who need assistance. Contact: membership@issaquahmiddleptsa.org

Important Upcoming Events

1/26  Schedule Reminder: Students have periods 5,6 and 7 
1/26  Today! IMS Career Fair
1/27  IMPTSA General Meeting 6:30PM on Zoom
1/28  8th Grade Transition Night for Families New to US Schools
1/31  Last Day to order a 2020-21 Yearbook
2/9  Angel Clothing Distribution event 4-6PM
2/15  Second Winter Break starts - No school

School Calendar: here
Peachjar School Flyers: here

January General Membership Meeting
Get involved and stay connected! Join us for our first General Membership Meeting of 2021 on Wednesday, January 27th at 6:30PM on Zoom. All are welcome. The meeting room will open at 6:15 pm if anyone would like to join early to socialize. Meeting documents and Zoom link will be available on our website the day of the meeting HERE. Please submit questions for our guest speaker, Principal Reckling, by noon on 1/27.

Meeting Agenda
Drafted Minutes

Angel Clothing Distribution!

Attention IMS families. The IMPTSA Angel Student Assistance program is holding another clothing distribution on: Tuesday, February 9th from 4-6PM in front of IMS.
The focus will be sweats, leggings, hooded sweatshirts, and sneakers. We also have a few leftover winter clothing items (jackets, hats, gloves) from our previous distribution if that is still a need. Please use the link to RSVP (no names or personal info required) and provide needs information.
Questions? Email angelstudentassistance@issaquahmiddleptsa.org.

Reflections Art Contest Finalists
A big thank you to all the talented IMS students who submitted your works of art to this year’s Reflections Art Program. Ten students represented IMS at the district level: Sooahn Y., Sophia B., Yeonu K., Sally D., Jumi L., Grace S., Keira P., Jiya J., Peter C., and Yujin C. We commend you all on a job well done! Sooahn Y. received an Honorable Mention in the Literature category.

CONGRATULATIONS! to Sally D. who is a State Reflections Finalist for her Literature entry. Way to go Sally! Good luck at State!

8th Grade Transition Night (for families new to U.S. high schools)

If your child will be in 9th grade next year and you did not attend high school in the U.S., consider attending this Zoom event. Your child's high school will also have a presentation for all families, so this event will fill in the gaps for families who are not familiar with the U.S. High School system (including common US terminology). Sessions offered in multiple languages. The event is Thursday, January 28th. Register here.

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.

Did you know?
Did you know the IMS Counseling department shares a monthly publication designed specifically for the Middle School years? The most recent issues can be found here: Counseling Publication

Need help with school issued technology? 
Laptop and Hotspot request form: Click here
School-issued laptop support, Office 365 or Classlink account access and broken power cords: IT Student Helpdesk - 425-837-6371
For Email Helpdesk for Canvas Support email: ISDEdTechHelp@issaquah.wednet.edu

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