April 27, 2021
In this newsletter: Show your support and make a donation to staff appreciation efforts. Get involved with next year's PTSA. Attend the General Membership Meeting tomorrow! Attend the Live Chat: Cocoa with Carrie. Fill out the year's end ParentWiser survey. Read Cultural Bridges magazine.

Important Upcoming Events

4/28  Tomorrow! April GMM Meeting 6:30 pm on Zoom
4/29  ISF Nourish the Mind: Annual Celebration 7 pm
4/30  Cocoa with Carrie 11:30 am
4/30  ParentWiser Year's End Survey Deadline
5/1  Donation Deadline for Staff Appreciation
5/3-7  IM PTSA Staff Appreciation week
5/4  ASB Elections 8th grade
5/5  Mid Trimester III
5/6  ASB Elections 6th and 7th grade

School Calendar: here
Peachjar School Flyers: here

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

March Minutes
Budget Report

Show Your Support and Donate for Staff Appreciation!

IMS staff members are incredibly hard working. Staff Appreciation Week (May 3-7) is filled with daily surprises, food, drink and small tokens of our gratitude. We would love your help in making our efforts be the best they can be! Please consider making a donation today of $10 (or more) to directly help with staff appreciation.

To donate please click here

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 Sunday, May 9, 2021.

Cocoa With Carrie Is Back This Friday!

The live chat Q&A chat with the Principal will be Friday, April 30 at 11:30 am. Please use the following link to submit questions. The event link will be available on the school website. If you can't attend, the event will be recorded for viewing later.

ParentWiser Survey - Your Input Needed!

Each spring, ParentWiser gathers information to help us understand what aspects of parenting feel most challenging to you. Based on your answers, we’ll create a targeted speaker series of parenting experts to help shine light on and share resources on the leading topics. Please take a few moments and take the survey by this Friday, April 30.

If you'd like to revisit any ParentWiser events, recordings and resources are available HERE. Free for PTSA members!

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!)  and in the evening! Join the event on April 29 at 7:00 pm. Register here. You'll hear from ISD students about their personal experiences, how this year's donor support has made a difference, and what they still need ensure overall success.

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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