February 23, 2021
In this newsletter: Double your impact with corporate matching! February PTSA meeting tomorrow! Sign up for school and ParentWiser events. Enter the WSPTA Essay Contest. PTSA Membership Scholarships are still available for staff and families. Visit our PTSA website for updates and news.

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Important Upcoming Events

2/24  General Membership Meeting 6:30 pm via Zoom
2/28  8th graders: Last day to submit your baby pictures for the yearbook
3/1  WSPTA Essay Contest Submission Deadline
3/3  ParentWiser event: "Powerful Study Techniques" 7 pm
3/11  Supporting your Student During Covid Webinar 7 pm

School Calendar: here
Peachjar School Flyers: here

Important IHS Dates for 8th Graders

3/1  Virtual Course Selection Welcome Program 6 pm
3/3  Open Q&A Session with IHS Counselors 12 -3 pm
3/10  IHS Course Selections Due in Skyward for 8th Graders


PTSA February General Membership Meeting Tomorrow!
Stay informed, stay connected.

Agenda  January Minutes  Treasurer's Report

What is PBSES?

What is PBSES? Positive Behavior Social Emotional Support is a district initiative targeting students in elementary through middle school. Find out more HERE

At IMS, we are very lucky to have Mari Stevens as our PBSES coach. She regularly sends resources and announcements in the weekly school e-news.  Come meet Mari at our February PTSA meeting on 2/24 (tomorrow)!

ParentWiser Events: Wednesday, March 3rd at 7PM

Did you miss the 2/10 Parentwiser event? Recordings and resources now available on their website here  

Next event:
 ParentWiser Event
Who: Parents and students welcome 
"Powerful Study Techniques"
Wednesday, March 3, 7pm  
Register: ParentWiser

Supporting your Middle School student during COVID-19
Thursday, March 11 from 7:00-8:15 pm.
How to attend: FILL OUT THIS FORM

Please join the Swedish School Based Health Middle School team for a community conversation that discusses: specific strategies to help support your student during COVID and this remote learning time and the importance of self-care for parents. 

**You will receive a Zoom link closer to the date of the presentation**

Please e-mail the event coordinator with any questions: Hillary.Jones@Swedish.org

Students: Who Inspires You?

You can write about them for the Washington State PTA Essay Contest!
Submissions are due Monday, March 1st. For more information, please click here.

Do you PTSA?
By joining the Parent-Teacher-Student-Association HERE, you help support the Angel ProgramSchool GrantsNew Family & AmbassadorsReflections Art ProgramPTSA ParentWiserStaff Appreciation and MORE! You also have access to the online directory and state/national discounts.

PTSA Membership Scholarships are Available!
IMPTSA Membership Scholarships are available for those that need assistance. Please contact our Membership Director for details or forward this to someone you know that may want to join but hasn’t been able to this year.

MOD Monday: Thank You!

Thank you to MOD Pizza and all those that participated on Jan. 25th. You helped raise $632! Way to go Panther supporters! Look for another Dining for Dollars opportunity in March!

From ISF: Nourish Every Mind is coming this spring!
Save the Date: The Issaquah Schools Foundation, Nourish Every Mind Online Student Auction (April 16-21, 2021) and Annual Celebration (April 29 at 7PM) is coming this Spring! For more info, please click HERE.

Did you know?

IMS Equity Advisory Council Sign Up
The IMS Equity Advisory Council is comprised of parents/guardians, community members, students, and staff. The council advises the school on ways to improve equity to support students and partner with the IMS community. There are two more meetings scheduled this school year. This Thursday, February 25th and May 20th, 3:45-4:30PM. If you are interested in serving on this council, please fill out this form.

Did you know you can still watch the 2021 IMS Career Fair Videos?
Browse through the various career videos: Click here

Like us on Facebook  @IMPTSA2635

Issaquah Middle PTSA 2.6.35
600 2nd Ave. SE
Issaquah, WA  98027

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