May 11, 2021
In this newsletter: View the nominees for the 2021-2022 IM PTSA board. Go on a hike with other IMS families. Enter the IMS photography contest. Attend the Action Forum for Youth and ISF Dining for Kids on Wednesday @ Tutta Bella.

Important Upcoming Events

5/10-21  IMS Photography Contest
5/12  IMS Lunch Hangout via Zoom here
5/12  Dining for Kids @ Tutta Bella 11 am - 10 pm
5/19  Influence the Choice: 2021 Action Forum for Youth 11:30am - 1pm
5/21  Cocoa with Carrie 10 - 11 am via Zoom
5/26   Dining for Dollars at Yum E Yogurt 12 - 4pm
5/26  May General Membership Meeting
5/31  No school - Memorial Day

School Calendar: here
Peachjar School Flyers: here

Announcing the Nominees for the 2021-22 PTSA Board
The 2020-21 Issaquah Middle PTSA Nominating Committee hereby places the following names into nomination for the 2021-22 Board of Director positions to be elected at the next IMPTSA general membership meeting on May 26, 2021.

For the Office of Treasurer: Pauline Tamblyn 
For the Office of Secretary: Kilan Black 
For the Office of VP of Communications: Tracy Cooke
For the Office of VP of Programs: Corinna Fortune
For the Office of VP of Ways & Means: Mark Clemens
For the Office of President: Cortney Eldridge 
The Nominating Committee has confirmed that all nominees have been a member of a PTA for at least 15 days prior to the election, and meet other requirements as stated in the WSPTA Uniform Bylaws. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Kim Clarke
Mark Clemens
Cortney Eldridge

Next PTSA Meeting is on Wednesday, May 26th
Our next PTSA meeting - last of the year! - will be on Wednesday, May 26 at 6:30PM via Zoom. We will be electing IMPTSA officers for the 2021-22 school year at this meeting.

Staff Appreciation Week: Thank you!
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make Staff Appreciation Week a success! Through volunteer efforts and your generous donations, the IMPTSA was able to provide daily surprises, treats and small tokens of gratitude throughout the week. Thank you!

IMS Family Hike May 12th 4:30pm
Please join IMS Families on a hike on Wednesday May 12 at 4:30pm. Please signup here. Questions? Email:

Dining for Dollars
Thank you to IMS Families who participated in April's MOD Pizza Dining for Dollars, $100.71 was raised for the IM PTSA!
Mark your calendars: Wednesday, May 26 from 12 - 4 pm at Yum-e Yogurt along Front Street. They will be donating 10% of proceeds during that time.

IMS Photography Contes“This Year in Issaquah”

The IMS Photography Contest is starting and runs until May 21. This year’s theme is “This Year in Issaquah,” and the photos will liven up the hallways at IMS. Winning photos will be printed on canvas and put on permanent display. Contest categories: 

Mountains & Forests: Shots from the different mountains and forests around Issaquah. From the trails and great views at the highest heights or the entirely different worlds of forest floors. Showcase the natural splendor of our Issaquah environment.

Waters & Skies: Take some beautiful pictures of Issaquah's magnificent bodies of water. This can include lakes, rivers, or simply rain trickling down a window. Also, take some shots of Issaquah's beautiful skies. These could be of stars, sunsets/sunrises, clouds, weather, or anything in the sky.

 Dynamic shots of Issaquah animals such as dogs, cats, fish, birds, deer, etc. One of last year’s winners was a photo of a beautiful bald eagle skimming over the water.

 Take photos of our Issaquah sports teams or images of people around Issaquah’s downtown or surrounding area. This could be of people or how people have impacted the environment of Issaquah.

 Find images that showcase how COVID-19 has changed our lives, like the renewed reliance on technology, masks, social distancing, and so many more ways this year has been so different.

Guidelines: Any student can enter up to three photos, but can only win in one category. All photos must be taken within the Issaquah School District boundaries. You may enter with SLR or phone photos. IMS staff will judges all entries. 

To submit your entries in the Photography Contest, click here.

From the Issaquah Schools Foundation

New Academic Grants for Students Available 
To improve accessibility to academic support services, the Issaquah Schools Foundation is offering grants for students who need help to pay for tutoring and other academic assistance programs. 

This academic grant program for students is available to all Issaquah School District students K-12 and grants will be awarded up to $500 per student. Applications are currently open with a June 4, 2021 deadline. Grants will be awarded in mid-June. For details and application, click here.

ISF Dining for Kids is Back! 
Join us at Tutta Bella on Wednesday, May 12, 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (located along Gilman Ave here). The restaurant offers a covered patio, distanced dining room, and take-out options. A percentage of the day’s proceeds has been pledged as a donation back to the Issaquah Schools Foundation to help fund basic student needs resources. Order online for takeout here.

Join the 2021 Action Forum for Youth
ISF is partnering again with Influence the Choice to host the 2021 Action Forum for Youth on 
Wednesday, May 19, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Register here.

Did You Know?

The PTSA New Family & Ambassador Program 
Whether you just moved to the Issaquah area or transferred into the Issaquah School District, the PTSA New Family & Ambassador Program wants to connect with you and smooth your family's transition. We host virtual and in person events and can match you with an established family (an Ambassador). Please contact us to get connected

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

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