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Feb 23
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12:55a Staff Appreciation (hosted by 6th-grade families)
Staff Appreciation (hosted by 6th-grade families)

Date:
Thursday, February 27
Time:
12:55a - 1:45p
Where:
Staff Lounge

6:00p Parent Night (7th-grade)
Parent Night (7th-grade)

Date:
Thursday, February 27
Time:
6:00p - 7:00p
Where:
IS Library

Extracurriculars: Life Outside of School Hours. Learn about different types of extracurricular activities students can participate in. We will also cover important things to think about when doing outside of school activities and talk about how much is too much.

7:00p PTSA Board Meeting
PTSA Board Meeting

Date:
Thursday, February 27
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
IS Library
6:00p Bite of IS
Bite of IS

Date:
Friday, February 28
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
IS Gym & Commons
Mar 1
2
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9:30a Bellevue PTSA Council monthly meeting
Bellevue PTSA Council monthly meeting

Date:
Monday, March 2
Time:
9:30a - 11:30a
Where:
WISC Rainier Room
7:00p Spring Musical
Spring Musical

Date:
Friday, March 6
Time:
7:00p - 9:30p
Where:
IPAC
7:00p Spring Musical
Spring Musical

Date:
Saturday, March 7
Time:
7:00p - 9:30p
Where:
IPAC
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NOW ACCEPTING DONATION ITEMS FOR THE AUCTION! 
 
Help make Spring Social a success for our students!
The Spring Social is only 61 days away! The PTSA will host our Annual Spring Social Fundraiser on the evening of Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Hilton Bellevue. We need your help to procure or donate items to auction off at the event. Procuring items is easy, fun, and for a great cause—our students! 
 
 
Need ideas?
  • Tickets to any professional sporting event or theater production; 
  • Gift Certificates to your favorite spa or exercise venue;
  • Restaurant gift cards
  • Wine (or $ for us to buy wine) for the popular “Wine Pull” game (value at least $25 per bottle). Drop off check or cash in an envelope in the PTSA drop box marked “Wine Pull” in main office, or donate online here.
  • Do you: Own a vacation home; Want to host a dinner party to get to know more IS parents; Work at a company that can offer a tour or special event; Work in the travel industry (hotel, airline, etc.); Have a special skill or talent you can share?
 
Sponsorship opportunities are available to provide valuable visibility to your business and help underwrite the costs for the evening. If you own a business or know of someone who would be interested, please contact SpringSocial@isptsa.org
 
Please donate or procure for the auction by March 14! You can use our online donation form, or download paper procurement/donation form
 
If you have questions or would like to join the planning committee, please contact Dori Kelleran at SpringSocial@isptsa.org.
 
 

 

 

DOUBLE OR TRIPLE YOUR DONATION
WITH CORPORATE MATCHING!
 
Does your company have a Matching Gift Program? The International School PTSA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We accept donations from individuals and corporations, and these donations are tax deductible. Local companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, Google, T-Mobile & Expedia will “match” the charitable contributions made by their employees, including:
  • Cash Donations
  • Membership Dues
  • Volunteer Hours
Double your generous donation through a Matching Gift today! For more information, check out our Corporate Matching page on our website.
Thank you for taking the extra step for IS! Questions? Please contact vpfundraising@isptsa.org.

 


 

 
PTSA MEMBERSHIP CREATES COMMUNITY - JOIN US AND ENJOY THE BENEFITS! 
Thank you to the almost 486 parents and teachers that have joined ISPTSA. Our goal is 586 members for 100% full school membership, and we are over 80% there, so become a community supporter. Please Join Us!
 
Below is our current PTSA membership listed by grades. The percentages indicate the number of students supported by PTSA members in each grade. A bit more membership support in each grade would be amazing! Membership in PTA advocates for all of our students—at the administration level, the district level, and the state level. 
 
  • 6th Grade 69%
  • 7th Grade 53% 
  • 8th Grade 46% 
  • 9th Grade 53%
  • 10th rade 44% 
  • 11th Grade 64%
  • 12th Grade 58%
 
Students can join too—everybody counts toward full school membership. Did you know we have more than 10 students as members? Students can attend the PTSA legislative assembly, be on the ISPTSA grants committee, and vote on our budget at general membership meetings.
 
We have nearly 100% teacher/staff participation—thank your students' teachers for supporting ISPTSA!
 
If you'd like to see who is supporting our Community to Success at IS, check out our listing as of January 10th.
 
Please contact  membership@isptsa.org with any questions.  
 
 

 
Volunteer Opportunities
 
See How You Can Help out

 

IS and the ISPTSA are currently seeking the following volunteers:
 
  • Bite of IS Food, Craft & Entertainment Volunteers, February 28
  • ISPTSA Nominating Committee, March–Mid-April
  • On-call Volunteers, current school year
 
 

 

 

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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 Executive Committee 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. Click here to see the ISPTSA Board Members.