March 30, 2021
In this newsletter: Nominate a teacher or staff member for the Outstanding Educator Award. Get involved with next year's PTSA. Check out events from Influence the Choice, Cocoa With Carrie (10 am today!) and Issaquah Schools Foundation. Visit our PTSA website for updates.

Important Upcoming Events

3/30  Cocoa with Carrie 10 am Today!
4/5-30  Influence the Choice Virtual Fun Run
4/5-9  Spring Break
4/9  Influence the Choice Student Video Contest Deadline 
4/16-26  Issaquah Schools Foundation: Nourish Every Mind Online Auction
4/21  ParentWiser Event: Your Turn: How to be an Adult
4/28  April GMM Meeting 6:30 pm on Zoom
4/29  Issaquah Schools Foundation: Annual Celebration 7 pm

School Calendar: here
Peachjar School Flyers: here

Today! Cocoa with Carrie: Tuesday, March 30 @ 10 am

Please join Principal Carrie Reckling today at 10 am for an online chat.
The Zoom is posted on the IMPTSA site: HERE

Congratulations to Our 2021 Golden Acorn Recipients!

The recipients of the 2021 Golden Acorn awards for outstanding volunteer service were announced at the March 24th PTSA general membership meeting.
Here are this year's IMS winners:

Wendy Cummins

Erin Eaton

Congratulations to you both and our heartfelt thanks to all our wonderful volunteers!

Calling for Nominations for the 2021 Outstanding Educator Award!
Is there an educator (teacher, assistant, custodian, bus driver, administrator, faculty member) who has gone above and beyond for your IMS student and has had a positive influence in his or her life?

The Outstanding Educator Award is your chance to say thank you. It was created to recognize individuals who have provided outstanding educational opportunities for youth that are above and beyond the normal scope of their job. Please talk with your students about the Outstanding Educator Award and personally nominate or encourage them to nominate someone.

2019 recipients: Rita Mallick and Renee Ott

2020 recipients: All IMS staff

Nominations for the Outstanding Educator Award must be submitted by midnight April 25th, 2021. To submit a nomination:

Questions? Email:

General Membership Meeting
Thanks to all who attended our March General Membership Meeting! If you were unable to attend, you may view the video of Q&A with Principal Reckling on the website.
Mark Your Calendars: Our April meeting will be on Wednesday, April 28 at 6:30 pm via Zoom.

Help Make Your Child's IMS Experience the Best it Can Be!
The PTSA at IMS is looking for new board 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:

Influence the Choice Events

In the spirit of their mission to support the physical, emotional and social wellness of our youth, Influence the Choice has announced their first annual Spring Fun Run!  Registration is open now through April 5. The virtual event happens April 5-30 with a Finisher event on May 1. Find out more HERE.

The Influence the Choice Student Video Contest is now open!
 The contest gives students the opportunity to positively influence each other by producing a 2-minute public service announcement. There are CASH prizes including a grand prize of $1000 and is open to Middle and High School students. Find out more HERE.

Did You Know Tip?

What IS Influence the Choice?
Influence the Choice (ITC) is a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to preventing substance abuse and promoting the mental, physical and social wellness of our youth. They are affiliated with many community partners including the Issaquah PTSA Council (the council that the IMPTSA local unit belongs to). They conduct the Healthy Youth Survey along with other district wide efforts including the TECH (Teens Encouraging Community Health) Group made up of middle and high school students in the ISD. Find out more about this great community resource at

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

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