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6:00p Parent Night (8th-grade)
Parent Night (8th-grade)

Date:
Tuesday, March 31
Time:
6:00p - 7:00p
Where:
IS Library

Transition to High School: Learn about what to expect in high school including high school graduation requirements, senior project, course workload, advanced placement classes, and more. This topic will be presented by Arty Christianto, middle school counselor at IS, with support from current 11th and 12th grade IS students. We will also have time for Q & A.
World Language Competency Testing
World Language Competency Testing

Date:
Wednesday, April 1
Where:
Sammamish High School
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9:30a Bellevue PTSA Council monthly meeting
Bellevue PTSA Council monthly meeting

Date:
Monday, April 6
Time:
9:30a - 11:30a
Where:
WISC Rainier Room
End of 3rd Quarter
End of 3rd Quarter

Date:
Friday, April 10
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BSD MESSAGE TO FAMILIES: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
 
The Bellevue School District is committed to keeping our learning community informed. The health and well-being of our students, staff, and community are a top concern. Click here for answers to some questions you may have, as well as some guidance for you to consider.
 
 
This guidance is likely to change as this situation evolves, so please know we are committed to providing you with timely updates and guidance aligned with the best recommendations and guidance from our public health authorities.
 
 
THE AUCTION Postponed
 
ISPTSA Spring Social Fundraiser, Around The World - Celebrating Our International CommUNITY is postponed. We ask for your patience as we explore our options.
 
Please direct any questions to Dori Kelleran at VPFundraising@isptsa.org.
 

 

 

DOUBLE OR TRIPLE YOUR DONATION
WITH CORPORATE MATCHING!
 
Does your company have a Matching Gift Program? The International School PTSA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We accept donations from individuals and corporations, and these donations are tax deductible. Local companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, Google, T-Mobile & Expedia will “match” the charitable contributions made by their employees, including:
  • Cash Donations
  • Membership Dues
  • Volunteer Hours
Double your generous donation through a Matching Gift today! For more information, check out our Corporate Matching page on our website.
Thank you for taking the extra step for IS! Questions? Please contact vpfundraising@isptsa.org.

 


 

 
PTSA MEMBERSHIP CREATES COMMUNITY - JOIN US AND ENJOY THE BENEFITS! 
Thank you to the almost 486 parents and teachers that have joined ISPTSA. Our goal is 586 members for 100% full school membership, and we are over 80% there, so become a community supporter. Please Join Us!
 
Below is our current PTSA membership listed by grades. The percentages indicate the number of students supported by PTSA members in each grade. A bit more membership support in each grade would be amazing! Membership in PTA advocates for all of our students—at the administration level, the district level, and the state level. 
 
    • Grade 6: 73% ?? 78% 
    • Grade 7: 60% ?? 68%
    • Grade 8: 48% ?? 52% 
    • Grade 9: 60% ?? 66%
    • Grade 10: 46% ?? 49% 
    • Grade 11: 65% ?? 66%
    • Grade 12: 58% ?? same
 
Students can join too—everybody counts toward full school membership. Did you know we have more than 10 students as members? Students can attend the PTSA legislative assembly, be on the ISPTSA grants committee, and vote on our budget at general membership meetings.
 
We have nearly 100% teacher/staff participation—thank your students' teachers for supporting ISPTSA!
 
For those of you that still want to be a part of the ISPTSA community, we welcome you and hope you will still join us. You can still join, click here!
 
Please contact  membership@isptsa.org with any questions.  
 
 

 
Volunteer Opportunities
 
See How You Can Help out

 

IS and the ISPTSA are currently seeking the following volunteers:
  • On-call Volunteers, current school year
 
 

 
JOIN THE ISPTSA BOARD FOR 2020–21!
 
Did you serve on the PTSA in your student's elementary school? Did you never serve on the PTSA? Well, either way, you are a perfect candidate for our PTSA board! 
 
Our board is focused on the school and what it takes to give it 21st-century learning. Our board takes fiduciary responsibility for our budget which is made up of our members' donations. Our board is meaningful its members' time and limits meetings to once a month for one hour. If this kind of board makes you smile and say "Sign-me up!" we need you to think about being on our board.
 
For a no-obligation information response about the positions, please contact nominations@isptsa.org. Our nomination committee consist of Jill Follett, Yuting Zhu, and Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen.

 

 

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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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DIRECTORY SPOT NOW AVAILABLE!

The 2019-2020 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 Executive Committee 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. Click here to see the ISPTSA Board Members.