April 13, 2021

In this newsletter:
Welcome back from Spring break! 
There are a lot of changes going on at IMS, and we have you covered on some of the news and upcoming events! 
Nominate a teacher or staff member for the Outstanding Educator Award. Get involved with next year's PTSA. Mark your calendar: Dining for Dollars at MOD Pizza is back! View a video by Principal Reckling on the concurrent learning schedule for April 12 through April 20.

Important Upcoming Events

4/12-14  All classes asynchronous
4/14  Current 6th Grade and Current New to IMS Student Walkthrough
4/15  Group B (Th/F) students (KOTH-Z) 1st day on-campus learning 
4/16-26  Issaquah Schools Foundation: Nourish Every Mind Online Auction
4/19  Group A (M/T) students (A-KOT) 1st day on-campus learning 
4/24  State of Mind Event 12:00 – 3:30
4/25  Dining for Dollars at MOD Pizza all day
4/25  Outstanding Educator Award: Nomination Deadline
4/28  April GMM Meeting 6:30 pm on Zoom
4/29  ISF Nourish the Mind: Annual Celebration 7 pm

School Calendar: here
Peachjar School Flyers: here

Calling for Nominations for the 2021: Outstanding Educator Award!
Is there an educator (teacher, assistant, custodian, bus driver, administrator, staff 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 25, 2021. To submit a nomination, click here.

Questions? Email here.

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 is 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 IMPTSA Nominating Committee.

Dining for Dollars at MOD Pizza is back!

Mark your calendar: Sunday, April 25! MOD Pizza in the Highlands will donate 20% of all proceeds to the IM PTSA! Use promo code: "GR186662I" Order online or walk-in all day! To order online click here. For walk-ins, mention you are with Issaquah Middle School PTSA before placing your order.

Student Walkthrough Tomorrow! Wednesday, April 14
The student only Walkthrough is available to current 6th graders and any current 7th and 8th grade students new to IMS this school year. The guided tour will take 20-30 minutes and will give students a chance to see the campus layout and the opportunity to experience the morning entrance procedure that starts on Thursday, April 15.

All students are required to bring a printed and completed attestation. Click here for a paper copy. Check the designated time below by last name:


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1:45 p.m.  


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From the Issaquah Schools Foundation

Nourish Every Mind
The Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind event will be virtual (and FREE!) again this year… and in the evening! Grab dinner join the event on April 29 at 7:00 pm. You'll hear from ISD students about their personal experiences, how donor support has made a difference this year, and what they still need ensure their overall success. Register here to join this Nourish Every Mind event. Register early to be entered into a drawing for a wine basket (winner to be announced April 16).

Also, check out the Nourish Every Mind Online Auction, going on April 16-26, 2021.

State of Mind Event 
State of Mind 2021 is an online seminar addressing mental health issues affecting youth. Professionals will present on various behavioral health topics including: How to Help With A Mental Health Crisis, Coping With Toxic Relationships, Different Aspects of Anxiety, Coping with Grief and Trauma, Body Image and Confidence. The online conference is Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 12:00 – 3:30. Registration here.

Did You Know?

Issaquah Schools Foundation (ISF or “The Foundation”) benefits and enriches the ISD community. The Foundation is one of the organizations PTSA supports. During the 2020-21 school year ISF donated $128,000 to Literacy Support and recently supplied 500 grocery gift cards for ISD students facing food insecurity. These are just some of the many ways they are making an impact in the community. Find out more about ISF and the programs that they run at isfdn.org.

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600 2nd Ave. SE
Issaquah, WA  98027

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