Sep 27
Oct 1
6:00p Virtual Curriculum Night
Virtual Curriculum Night

Wednesday, September 30
6:00p - 7:00p
8:30a Virtual College Prep Workshop
Virtual College Prep Workshop

Saturday, October 3
8:30a - 12:30p
6:30p Virtual Financial Aid Night
Virtual Financial Aid Night

Tuesday, October 6
6:30p - 7:30p
No School (Professional Development Day)
No School (Professional Development Day)

Friday, October 9
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ISPTSA Executive Committee 2020-2021 

President: Azfar Moazzam 
Secretary: Ann Ross-Clarke
Treasurer 1: Tony Wang
Treasurer 2: Zena Heywood
VP of CommunicationsOPEN
VP of Community: Melissa Richardson
VP of Fundraising: Emilie Castle
VP of Outreach: Beverly Ni
We are still lacking key volunteers who are needed to keep things running smoothly and continue supporting our school community in the way we've all come to appreciate.
We need you now! PLEASE?
  • VP Communications
  • Advocacy, Committee Chair
  • Grants, Committee Chair
  • and many other positions, just ask how you can help!
And, remember, you can co-VP or co-Chair with someone else!
If you are ready to volunteer or just have questions, please contact





 Did you know that the ISPTSA has budgeted about $50,000 this school year toward a wide range of grants which enrich the curriculum at IS? 80% of that total is recurring, meaning those grants are budgeted year after year, so teachers and faculty can depend on the funding as they plan their curriculum. Math, Science, French, Band/Orchestra/Choir, Art, PE, and the Library depend on grants each year, which means each and every student at IS benefits. RAISE THE TORCH for Curriculum Enrichment at IS with a donation to the Fall Fundraiser today.
To see a more robust list of what your donation will support, please click here. Note: With COVID-19, the school year looks very different, and some of the line items listed may not need the same financial support that we usually provide; we will try to support the school in other ways as requests come up.
We invite all families to participate in this campaign, because your contribution—no matter the amount—makes a difference! We ALL benefit from the community, academic excellence, and reputation our students were fortunate to join. This is our chance to give back and benefit from that legacy.  
Choose a support level that works for you: Gold $500, Silver $250, Bronze $100, or define your own amount. For those families who can, we ask you to consider becoming a Titan Torch supporter with a donation of $1,000 or more. 
All donations to the Fall Fundraiser you give today are tax-deductible and 100% goes back to the IS community.
Prefer to write a check? Fill out this donation form and mail it to the ISPTSA. 
Questions? Please contact  
Thank you for your consideration!
Go Titans!



Here is my membership report as submitted to the ISPTSA Board on 9/3/20:

  • The current Membership is 94 members. The breakdown is 81 parent/guardian members, 12 student members, 1 teacher. At this time last year, based on B2B, we had over 200 members.
  • Our membership drive runs from July 1, 2020 to Feb 28, 2021. We need 538 members to reach100% membership. Last year, we reached 100% membership in both members and teachers/staff. I am having a “discussion” with state PTA membership that PTAs that get 100% are basically non-existent to any PTA membership growth lists for the following year. My discussion is that ANY PTA that can conceivably get 100% membership, which is a rarity, should be allowed to have their growth number start from “0,” so that they can be on the growth lists as they go to 100% again. This would be a great benefit for the PTAs that have worked hard for the 100%.
  • All board members have been entered into Memberplanet and should receive any leadership news from the state PTA. Almost all board members have renewed their memberships.

Respectfully submitted
Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen

P.S. Our board meetings are super-efficient and last one hour. Think about joining the board and you won’t be bored.



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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.

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Coming Soon

The 2020-2021 ISPTSA Directory should be available by mid-October. Stay tuned!

*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.



Volunteer Opportunities
See How You Can Help Out


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