March 2, 2021
In this newsletter: Nominate a volunteer for the Golden Acorn award! Sign up for the ParentWiser event. Attend a joint PTSA 8th grade transition night Q&A. Mark your calendars for the March General Membership Meeting. Get involved with next year's PTSA. Visit our PTSA website for updates.

Important Upcoming Events

3/3  ParentWiser event: "Powerful Study Techniques" 7PM
3/3  8th Grade Open Q&A Session with IHS Counselors 12-3PM (contact IHS office with questions)
3/8  Joint PTSA 8th Grade Transition Parent Q&A event
3/10  IHS Course Selections Due in Skyward for 8th Graders by 7PM (contact IHS office with questions)
3/11  Supporting your Student During Covid Webinar 7PM
3/14  Golden Acorn Award Nomination Deadline
3/17  End of Trimester
3/24  General Membership Meeting 6:30PM via Zoom
3/19  Grading day - Early Dismissal
4/5-4/9  Spring Break
4/16-21  Issaquah Schools Foundation: Nourish Every Mind Online Auction

School Calendar: here
Peachjar School Flyers: here

8th Grade Families - You're Invited to a Transition Q&A Event!
Join Issaquah High PTSA, Issaquah Middle PTSA and Pacific Cascade Middle School PTSA for a Live Question & Answer session via Zoom on Monday, March 8th at 6:00pm. As families prepare for IHS 9th grade course selection (due March 10th), there's so much to think about and our panel of parents can help ease the way! Hosted by our friends at PCMS PTSA. To attend click the Zoom link
Questions email: Pacific Cascade PTSA or

Thank you for attending!
Thank you to all those that attended the February General Membership Meeting and to our guest speakers, Principal Reckling and PBSES coach Mari Stevens.

Mark your calendars for our next meeting on Wednesday, March 24th at 6:30PM.

Calling For Nominations of Outstanding IMS Volunteers
Each year the Issaquah Middle PTSA presents the Golden Acorn Award to honor outstanding volunteer service to IMS students. Award recipients will be celebrated at the March 24th IMPTSA meeting and then recognized at a district-wide reception in April.

Please consider nominating a special volunteer today! Nominees are scored using a weighted rubric considering volunteer service to their PTSA, the Issaquah Council, the District, and Community. Use this link: Golden Acorn Survey  Nominations are due March 14th!

Past recipients:
2019/20- Carla Geraci, Karissa Mobilia, Angie Warren

2018/19- Dave DeVore, Wendy Marucheck, Tim Morris
2017/18- Blyth Claeys, Sandra Puliezi, Wendy Shah, and honorary life membership for Kristin Allen-Bentsen

ParentWiser Event tomorrow: Wednesday, March 3rd at 7PM

Academic Life Coach, Gretchen Wegner will condense the complex neuroscience of learning into three simple steps you can apply immediately, and she will share an easy checklist for what to do before each test so you can succeed.

Who:  Both parents and students welcome 
"Powerful Study Techniques"
Wednesday, March 3rd, 7PM  

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

Supporting your Middle School student during COVID-19
Thursday, March 11th 7:00-8:15PM
Register: Here

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:

Input Needed for Holiday Lessons
The IMS Equity Team would like to create informational lessons about cultural holidays that are important to our IMS community. They are looking for input on which holidays are important for various heritages or faiths and guidance to create a lesson for each. If you are interested in helping with this effort please contact Christie Santodomingo at If you don't have time to help create the lesson, they are still interested in knowing which holidays to include.

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

Make a difference!  Join the 2021-22 IMPTSA Board of Directors! 
Our Board of Directors is looking for new members for the 2021-22 school year! Are you interested in learning more about the school and how the PTSA supports your student? Be involved in the process! No prior experience is necessary — just a desire to build a stronger school community! To learn more about available positions, please contact the IM PTSA Nominating Committee at:

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What is PBSES?

Positive Behavior Social Emotional Support is a district initiative supporting students in elementary through middle school. The program promotes: respect, positive relationships, and predictable, proactive learning environments so that students can lead socially and emotionally safe and healthy lives.

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.

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