ISPTSA Committees Chair Email Committee Description
Fundraising Committees      
VP Fundraising OPEN vpfundraising@isptsa.org Responsible for working with volunteers to organize and manage the Fall and Spring Fundraising campaigns to meet budget revenue goals.
Social - Spring Fundraising Event OPEN springsocial@isptsa.org Plans, promotes and executes main IPSTSA fundraiser held in the spring. Committee kicks off in the fall. Procurement, marketing, event management volunteers needed.
Box Tops Fundraising Programs   springsocial@isptsa.org Box Tops for Education is an easy way for the PTSA to earn funds by turning in Box Top labels found on many types of food packaging from cereal to soup. Coordinators promote program and process Box Top on website.
Grants Committee      
Grants Committee Bev Ni grants@isptsa.org Solicits and awards ISPTSA grants to International School staff and community members.
 Position 1 Kishore Karanam grants@isptsa.org  
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Outreach Committees      
VP Outreach
Hudong Wang
vpoutreach@isptsa.org Recruits Committee Chairs, oversees committee activities and events.
PTSA Council Liaison   councilliaison@isptsa.org The Bellevue PTSA provides a monthly member meeting usually on the first Monday a month, 9:30-11:30am. The PTSA council meetings provide local unit representatives the opportunity to hear from and talk with district administrators and with one another and to receive information of interest to the students, families, and PTSA units in the Bellevue School District. The Liaison provides an in-person or written report to the ISPTSA board during scheduled board meetings.
BSF Ambassador     Liaison to the Bellevue School Foundation. Helps promote Bellevue Schools Foundation events and fundraising to IS Community. Contact: Carmen Brenner carmen@bsfdn.org.
Advocacy Chair Elizabeth Kronoff advocacy@isptsa.org Keeps IS community informed about national, state, and local education issues, policies and legislation.
Membership Chair Honglian Gao membership@isptsa.org Works with the ISPTSA Board to create membership campaign.  Tracks membership with School pages and PT Avenue.
Volunteer Coordinator Renee Zhang volunteer@isptsa.org Works with other committees to assess volunteer needs. Connects parent volunteers with volunteer opportunities
Reflections Program Qiong Chen reflections@isptsa.org The Reflections Program is a National PTA and WSPTA cultural arts competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. Committee promotes and executes program at IS.
WSPTA Game Development Competition Program Melissa Richardson vpoutreach@isptsa.org The Game Development Competition Program is a STEM based WSPTA program. Teams in the ISPTSA computer club use their creatives talents to express themselves by developing a computer game using a theme. The teams submit their game in March to be judged.
ISPTSA Student Scholarship Bev Ni vpoutreach@isptsa.org  
Communications Committees      
VP Communications OPEN vpcommunications@isptsa.org Oversees Communications committee chairs, ensure regular and constant communications between ISPTSA and community.
Monday Messenger/Web Content Thyda Tsai news@isptsa.org Writes weekly newsletter that goes to International School community
Website Isaac Wu webmaster@isptsa.org Updates and maintains the ISPTSA website
Directory Spot Li Wu vpcommunications@isptsa.org Manages school directory annually. Skill with Excel required.
Bulletin Boards Dawn Furukawa vpcommunications@isptsa.org Updates and maintains the ISPTSA bulletin board located outside the school office.
Facebook Kristen Magnuson vpcommunications@isptsa.org Updates the ISPTSA Facebook page and monitors the group discussions.
Financial Committees      
Budget Committee Li Lu treasurer1@isptsa.org Committee will review the ISPTSA annual budget and make recommendations for ongoing budget based on expenses, budgetary requests and income. Meets 2-3 times per school year.
Financial Review Committee  Li Lu treasurer1@isptsa.org Committee will perform a financial review of the ISPTSA financial records twice a year per a WSPTA checklist (not an audit). Meets once in January and once in July/August
Community Committees      
VP Community Melissa Richardson vpcommunity@isptsa.org Recruits committee chairs, oversees community committee activities and events
Gen Mem Mtg\ Dinner     Organizes the food and beverages for the free dinner offered as part of the first PTSA general meeting of the school year with help from volunteers
Staff Appreciation   staff-appreciation@isptsa.org Coordinate monthly Staff Appreciation activities that are run by each grade and other community members. Once a year order and deliver Brown Bear car wash tickets to all IS staff.
Campus Improvement     Renew IS campus yearly, typically in May. Outside work; Inner courtyard, planting areas, power-wash sidewalks, specific clean-up in interior areas. This event is open to the whole family. Committee meets once a year to determine areas of need. Meets with Administration to determine the areas to focus on.  
5th Grade BBQ Parent Welcome     Organizes parent portion of the incoming 6th grade BBQ, including speakers and coffee for incoming 6th grade parents.
Senior Board Day Judges Luncheon     Organizes a luncheon on Senior Board Day for the judges, alumni, adult volunteers, and IS staff.
Community and Culture     Promote community building and an IS culture of inclusion and connection for parents and students.
Parent Representatives    

Parent representatives organize grade level parent social events, help organize the parents to support staff appreciation and membership and act as another channel of information about ISPTSA.

* attend tailgate in the fall and get to know parents in their grade
* organize grade level parent social events (2-3 times a year)
* organize a 30-min parent social before school grade-level parent night (once a year)
* help organize the parents to support staff appreciation (once a year)
* act as another channel of information about ISPTSA (such as auction)
* help support graduating class:
-- 6th Grade Families:  Host box lunch for seniors on Senior Project Board Day and light dinner for Senior Celebration Rehearsal.
-- 7th and 11th Grade Families:  Host Graduation Reception following the Commencement ceremony.
-- 8th and 9th Grade Families:  Host Senior Celebration Dessert Reception. This event is held prior to graduation at an off-campus site with special recognition for each graduating senior.
-- 10th Grade Families:  Host light catered lunch the day of Graduation Rehearsal and snacks prior to Graduation. 
6th Grade Parent Rep    
6th Grade Parent Rep    
     
7th Grade Parent Rep    
7th Grade Parent Rep    
     
8th Grade Parent Liaison Renuka Getchell parent-rep2026@isptsa.org
8th Grade Parent Liaison Azure Zhang parent-rep2026@isptsa.org
     
9th Grade Parent Liaison  Sylvie Sanguin parent-rep2025@isptsa.org
9th Grade Parent Liaison Thyda Tsai parent-rep2025@isptsa.org
     
10th Grade Parent Liaison Sophia Cheng parent-rep2024@isptsa.org
10th Grade Parent Liaison Courtney Stanton parent-rep2024@isptsa.org 
     
11th Grade Parent Liaison Jinny Cocorocchia parent-rep2023@isptsa.org 
11th Grade Parent Liaison Winnie Hou parent-rep2023@isptsa.org 
     
12th Grade Parent Liaison Melissa Richardson parent-rep2022@isptsa.org
12th Grade Parent Liaison Azure Zhang parent-rep2022@isptsa.org