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1:45p IS ASB Clubs Fair in the Gym
IS ASB Clubs Fair in the Gym

Date:
Wednesday, September 28
Time:
1:45p - 2:45p

Interested in joining a club at International School? The ASB clubs fair will be held on Wednesday, September 28 after school. International School currently has 31 active clubs and interest groups. Make sure to come by the gym and check out all the available options. For questions, email Matt Lyon, ASB Advisor at lyonm@bsd405.org.
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6:30p Curriculum Night
Curriculum Night

Date:
Thursday, September 29
Time:
6:30p - 8:30p
Where:
Gym

International will be holding its Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 29 from 6:30–8:30 PM. This will be an in-person event this year. We will begin with a short whole-group welcome in the Main Gym from 6:30–6:45 PM followed by a rotation of classes that will follow your student’s schedule. Each “class” will be 10 minutes. For questions, email internationalschooloffice@bsd405.org.
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2:00p Goodwill Fundraiser
Goodwill Fundraiser

Date:
Saturday, October 1
Time:
2:00p - 5:00p
Where:
BSD Wilburton Instructional Service Center on 12241 Main St, Bellevue

Note the LOCATION! It will be held at the BSD Wilburton Instructional Service Center on 12241 Main St, Bellevue.
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6:30p 9th/10th Grade Parent Night
9th/10th Grade Parent Night

Date:
Thursday, October 6
Time:
6:30p - 7:30p
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ISPTSA MEMBERSHIP 2022–2023
 
Thank you to all the members who joined or renewed their annual ISPTSA memberships this 2022–2023 school year! We are proud to be the only high school in Washington to reach 100% membership for multiple years! Let’s make this a yearly tradition to support every IS student for success! We are inviting everyone in our community to join ISPTSA! Please sign in to renew or click to join today! Questions? Please email Honglian Gao, Membership Chair.
 


 
RAISE THE TORCH FOR IS
 
Let’s RAISE THE TORCH for IS as we begin a new school year! We invite ALL families to participate in this campaign because your contribution makes a difference! Choose your support level: 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 are tax-deductible and 100% go back to the community. Go, Titans! Click here for more information. Questions? Please contact the VPs of Fundraising, Emilie Castle and Phil Bloch.
 
 

 

ISPTSA GOODWILL DRIVE
 
THIS Saturday, October 1, 2–5 PM
Location: Wilburton Instructional Service Center, 12241 Main St, Bellevue
 
International School PTSA Goodwill Drive will be held THIS Saturday, 2–5 PM. 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. We are looking for volunteers (adult and student)please sign up here. Note the LOCATION! It will be held at the BSD Wilburton Instructional Service Center on 12241 Main St, Bellevue. For questions, email Emilie Castle and Phil Bloch, VPs of Fundraising.

 


 

ISPTSA Golden Acorn Award Winners
Congratulations to Emilie Castle and Melissa Richardson, our 2021–2022 ISPTSA Golden Acorn recipients!
Emilie Castle generously stepped up to become our ISPTSA president a year and a half ago when the former president had to suddenly step down. Not only has she done an amazing job during her time in the position, but Emilie has also taken on roles that went beyond the scope of president. She managed donation drives such as Smith Brothers, Bloodworks NW, Mod Pizza, and Goodwill; she coordinated the hygiene drive during the earlier days of the pandemic; and she managed ISPTSA grants. Emilie is the former ISPTSA VP of Fundraising and Grants Chair (at the same time). A valuable member of our community, she is the current President of Bellevue PTSA Council and a representative for WSPTA Region 2. As if that is not enough to keep Emilie busy, she is also a King County Master Gardener at the Bellevue Demonstration Garden, does committee work for Bellevue College's Parent's Advisory Committee, holds positions on Newport High School's athletic booster clubs, is a past PTSA president of both Somerset Elementary & Tyee Middle Schools, has chaired numerous successful school & local charity auctions, and recently helped plan Grad Night for Newport High School's Graduating class of 2022. This sounds like way more than any one human could contribute, but we are certain that we've left a few things out. ISPTSA is incredibly grateful that, when asked if she can help, Emilie has a difficult time saying 'no.' Ever-ready with a smile and a helping hand, Emilie Castle is a treasure to our community. 
 
Melissa Richardson has served as ISPTSA's VP of Community for two years and embodies the meaning of the word "community." She has organized potlucks for the staff, coordinated Teacher Appreciation Week, arranged ISPTSA food contributions to Dejeuner en Blanc, brought families together by planning parent meet-ups, and kept the ISPTSA online community vibrant with her contributions to its Facebook page. In order to foster community when students returned to the building after the lockdown, Melissa managed middle school socials and games during school lunch. ISPTSA's Spiritwear collection has been revived and updated by Melissa, who has managed its fundraising efforts through Winners Sportswear. She was a key advocate for students and our school during the school levy renewals in February. In the broader community, Melissa is active on the Bellevue PTSA Council, for which she has held the position of Vice President. She has also participated in committee work on the Gifted Advisory Committee and Grading Advisory Team for the Bellevue School District. Melissa Richardson is a willing volunteer when others shy away, and she always models a positive, can-do attitude. We are fortunate to have her dedication and commitment to our school.
 
Questions about the award? Email the Golden Acorn Committee.

 
 
ISPTSA reached 100% membership!
What a tremendous community response to our final membership drive!
Each of our 585 enrolled students at IS is now supported by a ISPTSA member!
 

 
ISPTSA 2022-2023 Executive Board
 
Please welcome the following people to our new ISPTSA Executive board. The board comes with a wealth of experience to make next year a great year to support our students at International School. Click here to learn more about each board member and the role they will serve.
  • Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen, President
  • Judy Cam, Secretary
  • Li Lu, Treasurer 1
  • Vera Ho, Treasurer 2
  • Emilie Castle and Phil Block, Co-VP’s of Fundraising
  • Melissa Richardson and Jessica Smiddy, Co-VP’s of Outreach
  • Qiong Chen and Yuting Zhu, Co-VP's of Community
  • Jennifer Green Li, VP of Communications
 
If you would like to be a part of this exciting group of people, please contact president@isptsa.org.

 

 

 
 

 

 2021-2022   

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 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.

Look for the 2022-2023 ISPTSA Directory after the start of the school year.

 


  

 
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