Volunteer Opportunities 

 

Please help out
when and where 
you can!
           

Thank you to all who have volunteered -- we appreciate you taking the time to invest in our kids and our community!

 

Opportunity

Date/Time

Signup / Questions

*Laptop Distribution

8/14 & 8/21 

SignupGenius

*Back-to-Business Day

8/14

SignupGenius

 *Session Leaders for

High School Retreat

Thursday 9/5 

 See below

*Chaperones for

High School Retreat

Thursday-Friday

9/5-6

See below

*On-call Volunteers

current school year 

See below

*Remember that you need to have completed background check with the Bellevue School District in order to help in the classrooms, with special events or teacher needs, school events, and field trips. Renewal will be needed every three years and your approved volunteer status will now be linked to Synergy/ParentVUE. Find out more about the new BSD volunteer verification system here.


 
Seeking Session Leaders: 2019 High School Retreat!
 
September 5, 2019
 
This fall we are exploring forms of Asian cultural expression and examining challenges facing Asian societies.
 
Do you have ideas, expertise, and a willingness to work with our high school students for one day? Do you know of exceptional experts who might be willing to lead a session? 
 
Session leaders will lead a session with a classroom teacher who will assist in organizing and managing students and materials, as well as provide any other support that the session leader might need. Note: the retreat is two days, but sessions are only offered on the first day.
 
We welcome community support for this unique experience. Past sessions have covered topics such as the tea ceremony, Sumi painting, calligraphy, tai chi, yoga, Indonesian percussion, Shanghai is Sinking, The River Ganges—what ideas do you have?
 
Contact Lee Holt or Tamara Truax
 

 
High School Retreat Chaperone Volunteers Needed
 
September 5-6, 2019
 
The trip is only possible with your support! We need 12 males and 12 females. Chaperones attend free of charge. Please let Tamara Truax truaxt@bsd405.org or Lee Holt holti@bsd405.org know if you are available.
 
The International School offers an annual retreat for our high school students in order to build community and realize its mission of providing students with a globally focused education. The academic content of the retreat follows a four-year cycle of geographic and cultural regions including Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.
 
The 2019 retreat’s objectives are for students to explore a few forms of Asian cultural expression; to understand some of the challenges facing Latin American societies and the power we and the world community have to address them; and to appreciate the value of the IS community and its contribution to our overall success for the coming school year.
 
The students will come to school the morning of Thursday, September 5, and will be bused to Warm Beach Conference Center in Stanwood, WA. They will spend the night there and return by bus the following day, Friday, September 6, by 3:15 PM.
 
The cost is $100. After focus week, the fee for camp will be added to your student's account online, so you may pay online or in the school office.
 
Please see the following links:
2019 HS Retreat Flyer (Information about the retreat)
2019 HS Retreat Forms  (Permission slips)
 
THE DUE DATE FOR FORMS IS EARLY THIS YEAR—FRIDAY, JUNE 7.  
 
  

 
On-call Volunteers 
 
ISPTSA is routinely asked, sometimes last minute, by our school for volunteers to help out at events. To facilitate our response, we have created a new volunteer category called on-call volunteer. This is not a fixed commitment; we will reach out to you when we have an urgent need to fill, and you can respond if you can help. Having your name on this list does not obligate you to volunteer at any time.
 
Please consider adding your name to our on-call volunteer list! You can reach our sign-up here. We ask that you sign in for security reasons, and the "on-call volunteer" choice is the second one from the bottom of the page.
 
Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Sharon Sidoine, volunteer@isptsa.org