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11:40a Staff Appreciation (hosted by 11th-grade families)
Staff Appreciation (hosted by 11th-grade families)

Date:
Wednesday, October 23
Time:
11:40a - 12:30p
Where:
Staff Lounge
7:00p Fall Play
Fall Play

Date:
Friday, October 25
Time:
7:00p - 9:30p
Where:
IPAC
2:00p Fall Play
Fall Play

Date:
Saturday, October 26
Time:
2:00p - 4:30p
Where:
IPAC

7:00p Fall Play
Fall Play

Date:
Saturday, October 26
Time:
7:00p - 9:30p
Where:
IP
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Nov 1
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Spirit Week
Spirit Week

Date:
Mon 10/28 - Fri 11/1
Spirit Week
Spirit Week

Date:
Mon 10/28 - Fri 11/1
Spirit Week
Spirit Week

Date:
Mon 10/28 - Fri 11/1
Spirit Week
Spirit Week

Date:
Mon 10/28 - Fri 11/1
Spirit Week
Spirit Week

Date:
Mon 10/28 - Fri 11/1
Payment DUE for AP Exams
Payment DUE for AP Exams

Date:
Friday, November 1

Payment is due on 11/1, and exams will be ordered based on payment by the deadline. Even if a student registers for a test but does not pay by 11/1, a test will not be ordered for them. Late orders incur a $40 late fee per exam from College Board.
https://bsd405.org/international/2019/06/advanced-placement-2019-20/
8:00p Homecoming Dance (HS)
Homecoming Dance (HS)

Date:
Saturday, November 2
Time:
8:00p - 10:30p
Where:
IS Commons
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RAISE THE TORCH FOR NEW & RECURRING GRANTS BY THE PTSA! 

What a great turnout last week for the Annual Family Dinner hosted by the PTSA before our first General Meeting of the year. We had robust discussions around our newly approved budget, which highlighted the need for financial support beyond what is provided by BSD and the state.  The new budget includes over $50,000 in grants toward Curriculum Enrichment across all departments, as well as over $20,000 toward Student Activities & Support resources. Check out some feedback on How PTSA Grants Helped Our Students last year. The ability for the PTSA to continue to support new and recurring grants to the school depends on generous donations by families like you. To see a robust list of how your donation is spent, please check out What Your Donation Supports.
 
Join the over 100 families who have already committed to RAISE THE TORCH with their generous donations. Your participation matters! Your contribution—no matter the amount—makes a difference! All donations to the Fall Fundraiser you give today are tax-deductible and 100% goes back to the IS community. 
 
Choose a support level that works for you: Gold $500, Silver $250, Bronze $100, or define your own amount. For those families who can, we ask you to consider becoming a Titan Torch supporter with a donation of $1,000 or more.
  
 
 
Prefer to write a check? Fill out this donation form and mail it back to the ISPTSA. 
 
Questions?  Please contact vpfundraising@isptsa.org.  
Thanks for your consideration! 
Go Titans!

 

JOIN OUR PTSA COMMUNITY—SHOW HOW MUCH YOU CARE

 
At curriculum night, I asked a friend to renew her membership and become a part of our community after a lapse of a couple of years. She agreed, and it made me so glad to have her as a part of our ISPTSA community again. Every member is valued, not only as a supporter of each and every student, but as a reminder to our students that we as parents, guardians, teachers, and staff care about them. When we participate and involve ourselves in our kids' education, nothing but good comes from it. 
 
Please take a moment to see if your name is listed correctly on our current membership list.
 
You can become a member or renew your membership online by clicking here, or you can stop by our membership table in the next week. ISPTSA membership will be represented at the following event, where we can take cash, credit, or check for you to join the ISPTSA or renew your membership:
  • Thursday, October 17, 5:30 PM—College Financial Aid Night with Paula Bishop & 11th Grade Parent Night
 
Thank you!
Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen
 
Questions? Contact membership@isptsa.org.

 


 

 
 
Volunteer Opportunities
 

 

Are YOU A 7TH-GRADE PARENT? NOW'S YOUR CHANCE!
 
IS and the ISPTSA are currently seeking the following volunteers:
  • Two 7th-Grade Parent Representatives, current school year
  • On-call Volunteers, current school year
Click here to learn more and sign up.
 

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL CURRENT AND FUTURE
VOLUNTEERS—PLEASE READ!
 
New in 2019–20: Current and prospective BSD volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation at their school site. There will be three orientations in the month of October. These are intended for all current and future volunteers. 
 
The NEXT orientation is Wednesday, October 23, 12:00–12:45 PM. 
If you are planning to attend this orientation, please R.S.V.P. by emailing Traci Sullivan at sullivant@bsd405.org
 

 

 Award-winning e-blast Monday Messenger 

Have you read the most recent issue of our award-winning weekly newsletter? Visit the archive and keep informed!
 

TLDR? (Too Long; Didn't Read)       

With recommendations from several other Bellevue schools and sports teams, the ISPTSA uses the opt-in service via Remind.com 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 6:00pm. See you there!" would be scheduled to go out on 10/9 at 10:00 AM.

Concerned about privacy? Click here.

Questions? Contact Li Wu, VPCommunications@isptsa.org

 


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DIRECTORY SPOT NOW AVAILABLE!

The 2019-2020 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 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. 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.

 


ISPTSA Board 2019-2020 

 
President: Azfar Moazzam 
Secretary: Zena Heywood
Treasurer 1: Tony Wang
Treasurer 2: Nancy Chung
VP of Communications: Li Wu
VP of Community: Qiong Chen & Rachel An
VP of Fundraising: Dori Kelleran
VP of Outreach: Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen & Beverly Ni
 
The following position is open:  
President-Elect
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, please contact Zena Heywood