Join is for the 1st Annual Campus Improvement Day  

Saturday May 6th 9 am-1 pm. 

Don’t miss our biggest ISPTSA event of this school year  Campus Improvement Day is going to be full of hands on, community building fun!  Sign up for a  job that sounds fun to you: We will be working on the main entrance, sixth grade locker bay entrance, courtyards, and plantings.  If you are not able to attend the event there are spots to sign up to bring, or drop off, tools (e.g. shovels, rakes, hoses, and wheel barrows) or you can donate to help fund supplies.

The overwhelming response to the Campus Improvement Survey has given us clear direction from you and Campus Improvement Day is step one in ISPTAs commitment to working together as a community for the enhancement of our school.  The District is supporting our event by allocating two maintenance supervisors who are prepping and planning for the day and who will be with us on May 6th to keep us on task.  You spoke, the District heard and now it is time to join friends for food, socializing and rolling up our sleeves to improve our school.  We’d love to see 100% participation!     

ISPTSA Leadership for 2017-18


The ISPTSA General Membership Election for the 2017-18 Executive Committee Officers was conducted at the general membership meeting on April 25th, 2017. Election Results as follows:
For Office of President: Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen
For Office of President-Elect: Ching Guo
For Office of Treasurer One: Open at time of publication
For the Office of Treasurer Two: Michelle Lee
For the Office of Secretary: Amy Frei
For the Office of VP of Communications: Stephanie Winkler-Hadley
For the Office of VP of Outreach: Open at time of publication
For the Office of VP of Community: Li Wu

Positions still open:


Treasurer 1


VP of fundraising


VP of outreach 


If you are interested in an open officer position please contact Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen at pres-elect@


Thank you to the Executive Nominating Committee: Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen and Ching Guo.



ISPTSA is looking for a new logo! We need your Graphic Design Talents!

The ISPTSA is launching a contest for a new logo for the International School PTSA and all current students are invited to participate. Submissions due May 5th
Submission guidelines:
1. Deadline is May 5th
2. Logo must be represent our mission
3. Logo must be reproducible and scalable for large and small formatting for websites, email, social media and printed materials
4. Logo must look good in color (maximum 3) or black and white
5. Logo cannot contain copyrighted material. Logo must have been created and edited by the contestant(s). Logo may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published
6. Send your submission directly to
7. Submission must be as a high resolution .pdf with 300 dpi or higher (if you are chosen as a winner, you MUST be able to provide a high resolution vector file)
8. By submitting your entry you will accept that your design becomes a property of the ISPTSA and we reserve the right to make any changes we see fit
9. A committee will review the designs and choose the winner
The winner will be recognized in our website and receive a $100 prize!


Welcome to the Class of 2024 

Congratulations to all the lottery winners for the incoming 6th graders. Drawing was held at District Offices and lucky winners from over 800 submissions have been notified!  



Have you tried DirectorySpot - Our directory online!

The 2016_2017 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
How are PTA donations used

Where Do Your Donations Go?  Your donations fund our students' curriculum and programs.

Curriculum Enrichment:  Music Competitions Trips, Art/Music Supplies, Library Books, Science Experiments, PE/Health, Textbooks, French Intern, Int’l Studies, SAT Prep, YES Counselor, Extended Hour Student Support, Scholarships, etc.
Student Activities Support:  Computer Club, Drama, HS Shakespeare Play, Graduation Class, Reflections, 6th Grade & HS Retreats, Geobee, Math Competitions, etc.
Community Building & Facilities Support:  PTSA Hospitality Events, 5thGrade BBQ, & Senior Board Judges/Advisors Luncheon, Staff Appreciation, Speaker Series, Campus improvement, etc.
Communication Building:  Messenger, Directory, Website, etc.
Leadership Training/ Advocacy: National/State PTA Council Fees, Leadership Training/ Conventions, etc.

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

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