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7:00p PTSA Board Meeting
PTSA Board Meeting

Date:
Thursday, September 19
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
IS Library
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6:30p Parent Night (12th-grade)
Parent Night (12th-grade)

Date:
Thursday, September 26
Time:
6:30p - 7:30p
Where:
IS Library
7:00p Middle School Social
Middle School Social

Date:
Friday, September 27
Time:
7:00p - 9:00p
Where:
IS Commons
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Raise the Torch for International School!

 

Hello International School Community,

Welcome to new families and welcome back to returning families! A big thank you to those of you who already contributed to our Fall Fundraiser! If you have not done so already, we are writing today to ask for your financial support of your International School PTSA (ISPTSA). We are kicking off our donation drive with our Fall Fundraiser, RAISE THE TORCH, with a goal of $30,000.

Let’s be honest. When each of us learned our student had a spot at the International School, we recognized our luck and good fortune. It felt like we won a lottery, and we did. Year after year, the International School has ranked #1 in Washington State and ranked among the highest performing public high schools in the nation. Our students benefit from its community, academic excellence, college preparation, and reputation. None of this would have been possible without the hard work, vision and community support of those parents, teachers, and administrators who came before us.
This is our chance to build and benefit from that legacy. Your financial support will help to keep the TitanTorch burning brighter than ever. Each student at IS benefits from the ISPTSA, including yours.
All donations to the Fall Fundraiser you give today are tax-deductible and 100% goes back to the community through programs such as:
  • Curriculum Enrichment through Teacher grants and supplies, Teacher training, and academic programs such as Mathematics, Music, and the Science. Specifically, ISPTSA contributes financially for Art supplies, Band/Orchestra/Choir grants, a French Intern, Library books, Maker Space supplies, PE equipment, and more.
  • Student Activities such as the 6th Grade & High School Retreats, High School Play, Graduation, Computer Club, and more.
  • YES Counselor, Scholarships, Staff Appreciation, Communication tools, Community Building Events, and more.
For a more robust list of what the ISPTSA funds, please see What Your Donation Supports.
 
Help RAISE THE TORCH through your financial support of the ISPTSA! Every donation, no matter the size, is valued and appreciated. 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 and mail back this donation form to the ISPTSA. 
 
Questions? You can reach us at VPFundraising@isptsa.org.
 
Thank you for for your support!
 
Go Titans!
 
Azfar Moazzam, President
Dori Kelleran, VP of Fundraising
International School PTSA 2019-2020

 


 

Our Goal: Full School Membership

 
Our goal this year is to provide every student at IS with the support of a PTSA member. Now that is Community! We are calling it Full School Membership, and it means we will need 586 PTSA members to support our 586 students.  
 
Keep in mind that a dual membership of $35 supports two students, and a single membership of $20 supports one student.
 
ISPTSA has kicked off the new school year with the terrific support of over 300 parents and guardians who have either joined the PTSA or renewed their memberships. THANK YOU to all of them!
 
It is quick and easy to become a PTSA member and part of our supportive community. Click here to signup online.  Please contact Meribeth at membership@isptsa.org with questions.

 


Volunteer Opportunities

 

 
Please help 
where and when
you can!
 

 

IS and the ISPTSA are currently seeking volunteers:
  • Grade-Level Parent Representatives
  • BSF Ambassador 
  • On-call Volunteers

Click here to learn more and sign up. 

 


 

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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DirectorySpot   

 

NOTE: The ISPTSA receives directory information from Bellevue School District in early October. Data in DirectorySpot will be updated and users will be notified by mid-October for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you for your patience.

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 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