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SBAC Testing (NO SCHOOL for 10th graders)
SBAC Testing (NO SCHOOL for 10th graders)

Date:
Wednesday, October 27

Early dismissal for 11th and 12th graders
More info here
BSD SAT for Seniors & Juniors
BSD SAT for Seniors & Juniors

Date:
Thursday, October 28

BSD will offer the SAT during the regular school day. Seniors and juniors will have the opportunity to take the test on this day. There will be no cost to students taking the SAT on October 28. Seniors and juniors who do not wish to take the SAT will have an ‘opt out’ provision. Further specifics related to the October 28th SAT school day testing will be shared with students and families mid-September. For more information, email communityrelations@bsd405.org.
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Nov 1
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DEADLINE for AP Exam payment
DEADLINE for AP Exam payment

Date:
Monday, November 1
END of Poinsettia and Wreath Fundraiser
END of Poinsettia and Wreath Fundraiser

Date:
Wednesday, November 3

Order yours now for pick up November 30. Learn about graduation traditions and the critical support each grade provides here. Rally your student’s friends’ parents to form a grad-support team! Contact Katie Artz at artzfamily@gmail.com for more information.
End of First Quarter
End of First Quarter

Date:
Friday, November 5
7:00p IS Drama Performance "Romeo & Juliet"
IS Drama Performance "Romeo & Juliet"

Date:
Friday, November 5
Time:
7:00p - 9:30p
Where:
IPAC
2:00p IS Drama Performance "Romeo & Juliet"
IS Drama Performance "Romeo & Juliet"

Date:
Saturday, November 6
Time:
2:00p - 5:30p
Where:
IPAC

7:00p IS Drama Performance "Romeo & Juliet"
IS Drama Performance "Romeo & Juliet"

Date:
Saturday, November 6
Time:
7:00p - 9:30p
Where:
IPAC
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ISPTSA MEMBERSHIP–PLATINUM AWARD WINNER!
 
A great big thank you to all our awesome ISPTSA members for your support, and congratulations to us all! We won the highest WA State PTA award, the Platinum Award for membership growth.
 
We only need 165 more members to reach our perfect goal. Visit www.isptsa.org and become a PTSA member today! Questions? Email membership@isptsa.org.

   General Membership Meeting Update

The General meeting for the ISPTSA was held last Wednesday evening with a wonderful presentation by Laura Kastner on The Launching Years. The presentation and meeting were offered both in-person and online. For those attending in person, the emphasis was on safety and social distancing (see picture). 

Take-Homes from the Laura Kastner presentation:
  • College prep should not distract from all-around development.
  • Most emerging adults are not mature until age 25.
  • Emotional Intelligence determines how you can ultimately use IQ.
 
Business voted on and approved by the membership:
 
If you have any questions regarding the presentation or the meeting, please send them to president@isptsa.org.

DIRECTORYSPOT NOW AVAILABLE!    

Thank you to our amazing Registrar Katherine Parkin and School Secretary Ellen Stone for supplying the ISPTSA with data. The 2021-2022 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 (option to self-print a copy of the directory using downloadable PDFs). Please see this page for more details. Email directory@isptsa.org for support.


Goodwill Industries - Wikipedia SAVE THE DATE: Goodwill Drive

Start gathering up your donations! The International School PTSA will be hosting a Goodwill Drive on Saturday, November 20th from 9:00am-12:00pm.
Clothes, shoes, household items, small electronics, books, toys, sporting goods and accessories can be collected. Please no large furniture. Goodwill is also a certified E-Waste recycler so they will take computers, peripherals, televisions, monitors and other e-waste. 


Join Us!

Now is the time to sign up or renew your PTSA membership!

By becoming a PTSA member, you help build a strong community of support for our students and teachers. We manage and vote on a budget to create educational opportunities for students and allow teachers to provide 21st century teaching methods for our students.  We are the only high school in Washington state that reached 100% membership (meaning every student is supported by a member), but we need to build it every year. Help us to achieve that 100% support again for our community.

This year we have a new Family membership. This family membership can be for 2 adults and a student, or 3 adults, or an adult and 2 students. No matter the combination, your membership will support the PTSA and all that we do for the success of our school and your students.

Membership categories

               Family: $35

               Dual: $25

               Single: $15          

               Student: $15                               

               IS Teacher/Staff: $10                

Choose any of these memberships and complete the registration.

We encourage everyone to voluntarily decide to become PTSA members. With that thought, we encourage teachers and staff to voluntarily join. Please do NOT buy memberships for teachers and staff. We will need to refund that money to you. Instead, purchase a membership scholarship for $5.00. We not only offer but encourage teachers and staff to join with a scholarship fee but it is a voluntary decision. Thank you for your understanding.

A membership scholarship is available to anyone, without regard to need. Just choose a Fee-waived membership and complete the registration. All memberships levels and fee-waived are confidential. We take PayPal and checks. Any questions, please contact membership@isptsa.org 

 

 

Monday Messenger is back!
 
Read the first issue of the school year here. Or, you can read the most recent version from our archives.
 
If you are not already subscribed, please do so here to receive important information from your PTSA.
 

Principal's Newsletter
 
If you missed the Principal's September 7th newsletter, click here to learn more.
 

2021-22 PTSA Executive Board
Congratulations to the following people who were elected to the 2021–2022 PTSA Executive Board at the June 3rd General Membership Meeting. Thank you for stepping up and leading the efforts in building our learning community.
  • President—Emilie Castle
  • President Elect—Zena Heywood 
  • Secretary—Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen
  • Treasurer—Li Lu
  • VP of Community—Melissa Richardson
  • VP of Outreach—Hudong Wang
 
These positions are still OPEN for the 2021–2022 school year:
  • Co-VP of Communications—This position oversees communication with our community and updates the board on our online presence from the chairs from these commitees (Facebook, Monday Messenger, website, DirectorySpot).
  • Co-VP of Fundraising— This position oversees and plans the fundraising efforts; The fall fundraising drive( main focus is getting information into MM weekly, keeping track of donations, the spring fundraiser (usually an auction) and the library book fair( run by a separate committee). This position does not have to be the auction chair. 
  • Co-VP Community—This position has one candidate looking for an additional candidate. This positions oversees the grade level parent support, Staff appreciation luncheons( hopefully that will start up next year), 5th grade Parent BBQ, spirit wear, Campus Improvement.
  • Co-VP of Outreach—This position has one candidate looking for an additional candidate. This position oversees the Membership chair, Reflections chair, WASPTA Game Competition, Volunteer Coordinator, Advocacy Chair, BSF Ambassador, PTSA Council Liaison, ISPTSA Student Scholarship
 
If you are interested in learning more about any of these positions, please contact board@isptsa.org.
 

 

 

The 2021-2022 ISPTSA Directory should be available by the end of October 2021. Please see this page for more information. 

*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.

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Award-winning e-blast Monday Messenger 

 
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