Fall Fundraiser - donate Today

November 21st , 2016

Dear IS Families,

As we settle into another busy year, your International School Parent Teacher Student Association (ISPTSA) board is grateful for your participation and support. In lieu of an auction this year, we are raising $35,000 through direct giving, and a Spring campus renewal social. We encourage your family to give what you can, as we strive for 100% participation.

The money we raise is used to support a range of International programs, including teacher grants, graduation ceremonies, 6th grade BBQ, French language intern, advocacy for IS at the regional and state level, microwave ovens, YES counselors, and our new PTSA sponsored Computer Club. If every family gave $100 per student, we can reach our goal.

Since June, your ISPTA board has been meeting to achieve four major goals: Engaging Every Family, Improving Communications, Campus Appreciation, and Connecting to Tech. With your support, I’m glad to say we are making progress on all fronts.

Engaging Every Family and addressing critical issues important to the community is a top priority of the ISPTSA agenda. Principal Jen’s address at the General Membership/Pasta Night was a big success, in which she outlined what makes IS great combined with her efforts to keep us on top.  In case you missed it, here’s a link to her presentation: What makes IS Great (http://tinyurl.com/zxhhupg).  Last month, Principal Jen addressed the IS curriculum issues and our ‘one’ language curriculum.   We hope to see you at our monthly meetings as we continue to build and strengthen community. 

In addition to our outstanding website (www.isptsa.org) and Monday Messenger updates, this year our communication teamed launched a free online directory for all families through DirectorySpot.  We hope you are benefiting from accessing IS contact information via Directory Spot on your phone or desktop. In case you missed your email invitation to access the directory, please contact our VP of Communications, Leonardo Barros Barreto for login access: vpcommunications@isptsa.org

The Campus Improvement Committee is developing a list of projects that we as families, parents, and students can undertake to improve campus life. Stay tuned for an announcement of our spring social for IS campus improvements. We look forward to welcoming everyone to participate in this fun, informal event.

Finally, our “Connect to Tech” series kicked-off with Digipen, the Coder School, and will continue to foster connections for IS faculty and families.  We are also putting the finishing touches on our own PTA sponsored Computer Club, set to begin in January. Watch the Monday Messenger for details.
We hope you will choose to donate $10, $100, $500 or more to bolster our efforts to keep IS great this year and into the future. Payments can be made online through the “Donate” area at www.isptsa.org or sent to:

ISPTSA/International School
445 128th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA. 98005

Please contact me or President-Elect Meribeth Nordloef Pedersen if you have any questions. Thank you for giving generously to the International School PTSA. Happy Holidays.

David Doud
ISPTSA President 2016/7

DirectorySpot - We have launched our directory online!

The ISPTSA Board is excited to announce that the 2016_2017 ISPTSA Directory is now available online.  This year we are using the Directoryspot app for our directory, instead of a paper directory.  The app is available for Iphones and Android devices.  You will also be able to access the directory from your computer at Directoryspot.net.  For those of you who cannot part with paper, there is an option to self-print a copy of the directory using downloadable PDFs.  
The app is very secure and only parents and staff of International School will be granted access. Each user will logon with their authorized email address and will set their password.
As a member of the International School Community, you should have received an email explaining how to login and check your information. If you did not receive this email, please send mail to vpcommunications@isptsa.org.  Please check your junk or spam folder as some emails have landed there.

If you would like to "opt out" of the app and NOT have your family information included, please just send an email to vpcommunications@isptsa.org and put "opt out directory" in subject line and your family name and send by 10/26. The data and users in the app can be updated at anytime throughout the year, so you can always opt out or opt back in later.

Dr Jen Rose's Presentation

Did you miss the general membership meeting in September, but are looking for the presentation.    Click here to see her slide presentation.

ISPTSA Leadership
Got Questions - The officers of the International PTSA are here to help.    VP Communications Office Officer Email President David Doud president@isptsa.org President Elect Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen pres-elect@isptsa.org Secretary Amy Frei secretary@isptsa.org Treasurer 1 (Financial Records, Disbursements) Marjorie Blanco treasurer1@isptsa.org Treasurer Two (Donations, Deposits, Matching gifts) Michelle Lee treasurer2@isptsa.org Co-VP Outreach Carolyn Watson  vpoutreach@isptsa.org Co-VP Outreach Allison Stirret vpoutreach@isptsa.org Co-VP Community Liying Tan vpcommunity@isptsa.org Co-VP Community Shannon Dong vpcommunity@isptsa.org VP Communications Leonardo Barros Barreto vpcommunications@isptsa.org   ... read full article

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Dec 4
Snowflake Food Drive
Snowflake Food Drive

Mon 12/5 - Tue 12/6

ASB sponsored activity. Classes compete to see who can bring in the most food, pantry and other personal items to benefit Hopelink. The International School is one of the largest in-kind donors to Hopelink.
Snowflake Food Drive
Snowflake Food Drive

Mon 12/5 - Tue 12/6

ASB sponsored activity. Classes compete to see who can bring in the most food, pantry and other personal items to benefit Hopelink. The International School is one of the largest in-kind donors to Hopelink.
6:00p Tolo

Saturday, December 10
6:00p - 8:00p

HS dance where traditionally girls have asked the boys, but all are welcome. Dress is dressy/formal
7:00p ISPTSA Board Meeting
ISPTSA Board Meeting

Tuesday, December 13
7:00p - 8:30p
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