Golden Acorn Nominations - Due by Friday, June 15th


We are now accepting nominations for the Golden Acorn Award. Click here to submit a nomination. This award is given to a member of the community in recognition of her or his dedication and service to children and youth. You can view past winners in the office and here. To nominate someone, please fill out the Golden Acorn Nomination Form. We are only taking nominations via this form and they are due by Friday, June 15th by 4PM.
 If you have questions please email Betsy Johnson ( or Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen (  We will present the award the recipient at the final PTA meeting of the year on Tuesday, June 19th from 8:15 to 8:45 AM.  Golden Acorn Award Nomination Form. Deadline for submission is Friday, June 15th at 4PM


Congratulations to our Communications Team for the award winning Monday Messenger. 

Its a must read for IS Parents and the Washington State PTA has awarded us a silver award.

Washington State PTA Silver Award

We need you to serve on the Board of Directors

We are looking for a few great board members to join our awarding winning board. Is this you? Board membership is a great way to build new skills, learn about what is happening at school, get to know other members of the community and help give back.  There are monthly board meetings and general membership meetings in addition to the time to complete your position.  If you are interested please contact Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen at  Below is a description of all positions on the board.

Board of Director Position Descriptions

 Community Creates Success at IS!





The PTSA would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who attended and volunteered at the auction last Friday and made it a memorable evening. We hope everyone enjoyed the night mingling with friends new and old while raising money for our school and children. A big thank you goes out to Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen for organizing the event, to Joanie Chang for her procurement efforts, and to Betsy Johnson for hosting the live auction.


 Final Donations for the 2017-2018 Year

All donations raised as part of this fundraising effort directly pay for 2018-2019 curriculum enhancement, student activities support, and so much more. While we raised 62% of our goal at the auction, we need your continued support to help us keep these benefits next year. If you did not attend the Auction, please take this opportunity to provide your financial assistance to these wonderful programs!  Click here to donate



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Campus Improvement Day-May 5th a success and a surprise

At our 2nd Annual Campus Improvement Day, over 25 volunteers came to collect garbage, trim plants, spread bark along the driveway, power wash the front entry and courtyard, hang and measure door shades and then came the surprise. The fire alarm rang, people exited the school and the fire trucks came. It turns out that a fault in the dry sprinkler system set it off. 


We all finished up by about 12 noon and completed a great community project. 




A Big Thank you to each and every PTSA member of our IS Community. We reached the goal of 100% March 1st, 2018. What this goal means is that for 565 students, each and every student at IS is supported and cheered on for their success by a PTSA member. As a unique choice school in the Bellevue School District, we are showing the community that "Community Creates Success at IS". We reached 100% staff membership too. We will be taking 2018-2019 memberships after July 1st.  Please remember to renew.

 Any questions, please contact Joanie Chang at

Join us on Facebook - ISPTSA has both a Facebook page and a closed discussion group on Facebook for parents of IS students.  Like us on Facebook and join the parent community in a closed discussion group via the signup link on the Facebook page.  The discussion group is made up of IS parents and is place to get your questions answered from other parents, or start a discussion about something happening at IS.



Volunteer Opportunities - We need you!

We have volunteer opportunities available now-- Budget CommitteeScholastic Book FairCampus Improvement (Curtains), and Closet Organizer. Please see descriptions below and contact the person in charge if interested or have questions. Thank you for your consideration!  
Nominating Committee 
ISPTSA is still in need of volunteers for this year's Nominating Committee. Nominating Committee Members seek out candidates for the 2018-2019 elected offices of the ISPTSA executive committee. Please consider fulfilling this vital role. 
For more information or to volunteer please contact ISPTSA President Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen at
Budget Committee
3-4 volunteers needed to review the current budget and previous budgets and recommend changes to the budget for next year. Ability to review numbers on a spreadsheet. Understand the concept of a budget and why a budget is needed. Looking for a mix of PTSA members with high school students and middle school students. Work with the PTSA president and Treasurer as part of the committee. Starting in January, meeting once a month until May. Any questions or interest please contact

Curtains for International School - (community campus improvement project)
With the support of the PTSA, we are planning on replacing the paper curtains that are used during lockdowns. We have the collected the materials needed to start assembling the curtains.   We are looking for parent volunteers to help cut the material using the quilting board and rotary cutters.   Help is also needed for snipping,  gluing, sewing and installing the curtains.  We are also looking to borrow the following supplies for our work party  - Quilting boards, very sharp  fabric scissors, rotary cutters.  Please, contact Minal Shah at   or 425 633 7659, if you any questions regarding this project.  


Show your community spirit with ISPTSA Merchandise

The ISPTSA offers a tumbler, car magnet as well as apparel from the Fieldhouse store to show your ISPTSA Spirit.

Check out our ISPTSA Store for all the ordering details. 

ISPTSA Insulated Tumbler $17
Car Magnet $5
Apparel   Price Varies



  Have you tried DirectorySpot - Our directory online!

The 2017-2018  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 send mail to to get a link to sign in.  
Want to help with the website - We are looking for a co-website editor who can learn the ropes this year and be the lead next year.  No previous web experience is required, less than 1 hour per week.  Contact Betsy Johnson at
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