April 20, 2021
In this newsletter: Last week to nominate a teacher or staff member for the Outstanding Educator Award. Get involved with next year's PTSA. Sunday: Dining for Dollars at MOD Pizza is back! The April General Membership Meeting is happening next week.

Important Upcoming Events

4/16-26  Issaquah Schools Foundation: Nourish Every Mind Online Auction
4/24  Influence the Choice: State of Mind Event Saturday 12:00 – 3:30
4/25  Dining for Dollars at MOD Pizza Sunday 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

Last Week to Nominate an Outstanding Educator
Is there an educator (teacher, assistant, custodian, bus driver, counselor, administrator, staff member) who has gone above and beyond for your IMS student and developed a positive influence in their 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 and encourage them to nominate someone.

Nominations must be submitted by this Sunday, April 25, 2021. To submit a nomination use this survey link

Questions? Email: goldenacorn@issaquahmiddleptsa.org

General Membership Meeting

Find out about the latest school and PTSA news at the next General Membership Meeting next Wednesday, April 28 at 6:30pm via Zoom. All are welcome to attend. Learn about becoming a VOICE Mentor and hear the latest IM news updates from Principal Reckling. Please submit any questions for Principal Reckling here by noon on Wednesday, April 28. ‚ÄčMeeting documents, agenda and Zoom link will be posted closer to the date on the IMPTSA website. 

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 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 please contact: nominatingcommittee@issaquahmiddleptsa.org - Nominations are due May 10, 2021.

This Sunday! Dining for Dollars at MOD Pizza is back!
Order at MOD Pizza in the Issaquah Highlands this weekend on Sunday, April 25 all day, 20% of all proceeds will be donated to the IM PTSA! Use promo code: "GR186662I"
Order online or walk-in, all day! For walk-ins, mention you are with Issaquah Middle School PTSA before placing your order.

From the Issaquah Schools Foundation

Cultural Bridges Magazine #18 released

Articles in this edition: Seven Ways to Say 'Thank you, Teachers', the MERLIN Program, Coping with Social Isolation, Summer School, Academic Support and Dragon Boat Festival. The magazine is offered in in 7 languages: Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese! Read/download here.

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. Register here. 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. Check out the Nourish Every Mind auction, April 16-26, 2021 Click Here. 

Issaquah Youth Advisory Board Event
State of Mind Event 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 from 12:00 – 3:30. Register 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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