Nov 18
No School: Thanksgiving
No School: Thanksgiving

Thu 11/22 - Fri 11/23
No School: Thanksgiving
No School: Thanksgiving

Thu 11/22 - Fri 11/23
Dec 1
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Fall Fundraiser                                                                   

Thank you to everybody who has donated to our Fall Fundraiser!
As a community, we raised an impressive $28,000 during our Fall Fundraiser! Just shy of our stretch goal, but the stats are noteworthy. There was a 46% increase in participation and 31% increase in donations compared to last year.   
Missed the deadline to donate? No problem, we accept donations during the whole school year. Just click on this link.


 Scholastic Book Fair                                                                                                                        

Don't miss our Book Fair which will take place in the International School library from December 3 to 7!

For more information please visit our Scholastic Book Fair homepage by clicking on the image above.


Volunteer Opportunities                                                      

IS and the ISPTSA are currently seeking the following volunteers:

  • 9th and 10th Grade Families for Senior Project Advisory Panel, November 27
  • Scholastic Book Fair, December 3-7
  • On-call Volunteers, current school year

Click here to learn more and sign up.



 Membership creates Community                              

Thank you to all the 375+ parents and teachers that have joined or renewed your ISPTSA memberships. Our goal is 585 members and we are 60% of the way there, so join now

Membership cards were emailed to PTSA members previously, but our WA state PTA database had some technical glitches, so we needed to resend them. If you have not received your membership card, please check your junk mail folder—the email is from Ching Guo, Bellevue International School PTSA President - Bellevue International School <>. If you don't see it there, please email Sharon Chen at



TLDR? (TOO LONG; DIDN'T READ)                          

This school year, the IS PTSA, with recommendations from several other Bellevue schools and sports teams, will be implementing an opt-in service via to send day-before reminder texts for events. 

Simply sign up here and provide your phone number to receive texts. There's no need to download the app, unless you prefer to, and you can leave the service anytime, if you don't find it useful. 

Sample text: "PTSA General Meeting & Pasta Dinner, tomorrow night 10/10 at 6:30pm. See you there!" is scheduled to go out on 10/9 at 11:00 AM.

Concerned about privacy? Click here.

Questions? Contact Li Wu,



Our 2018-2019 ISPTSA Board   

President: Ching Guo
Secretary: Zena Heywood
Treasurer 1: Beverly Ni
Treasurer 2: Nancy Chung
VP of Community: Liying Tan & Qiong Chen
VP of Communications: Li Wu
VP of Fundraising: Dori Kelleran
VP of Outreach: Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen
The following positions are open:  
This position is a training position for president and will serve as president if the current president is unable to attend meetings or events.
If you are interested in one of these positions, please contact Ching Guo  




The 2018-2019 ISPTSA Directory is now available online via DirectorySpot. Download the app, available for iPhones and Android devices, and you will always have the directory with you. You can also access the directory from your computer at For those of you who cannot part with paper, there is an option to self-print a copy of the directory using downloadable PDFs. Please see this page for more details.

*Note: we get directory information from Bellevue School District's Synergy/ParentVUE system. If we don't have your data, it's likely that either you chose to be exempt from inclusion in directory listings, or you have not completed the online student data verification process.