General

Presidents
Presidents

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Advocacy
Advocacy

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The foundation of the PTA is advocacy. In Washington State, the PTA has been a leader in engaging all levels of government to improve the lives of all children and their families. Members of IH PTSA play an important role in this process. For more information, contact our Advocacy Chair, Dea Barnett at: advocacy.ih.ptsa@gmail.com.

AWARDS
AWARDS

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The IH PTSA Awards Committee each year solicits nominations, evaluates and selects recipients for the Golden Acorn, Outstanding Advocate, and Outstanding Educator Awards. The Committee also prepare and submit applications annually for State PTA awards. Interested in joining the Awards Committee, contact Marni Kilzi.

Best Practices/SOE
Best Practices/SOE

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The Best Practices and Standards of Excellence committee ensures that our PTSA is adhering to recommended WA State PTA best practices by providing best practices information to VPs and committee chairs throughout the year. The committee also prepares and submits all applications annually for State PTA awards, including PTA awards, communication strategy, website, newsletter, etc. Recently, IHPTSA has achieved the following: 2016-17 Platinum PTA Award, 2016-17 Silver Newsletter Award, 2015-16 Platinum PTA Award, 2015-16 Silver Website Award, 2014-15 Gold PTA Award, 2014-15 Gold Communication Strategy Award. These awards reflect the efforts of the whole PTA including president, VPs, committee chairs and volunteers.

Corporate Matching
Corporate Matching

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Does your employer match donations to PTSA? Our PTSA Corporate Matching Chair can help you find out or help you with the process. For more info email: ihscorporatematch@gmail.com
Membership
Membership

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This committee handles the PTA membership drive, including a staff membership drive, throughout the year. We are striving for 100% membership!

For more information about why to join and benefits, click here. We are currently looking for a committee chair.
Treasurer
Treasurer

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The PTSA Treasurer manages all income (cash and check deposits and pay pal credits) and expenses (checks for approved grants, restricted funds, etc.) of the PTSA and provides reimbursements to committee members and other PTSA members. Here is the check reimbursement form: click here.
Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator

Chair:
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Provides support to volunteers, PTSA committees, and the IHS administration to ensure events are staffed, opportunities are available to all, and required ISD procedures are followed. To sign up to volunteer in the future Click here

Events

Events VP
Events VP

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The Events VP acts as the liaison between the event chairs and the PTSA board.
5K Runs
5K Runs

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Help to set up and distribute snacks and drinks to the participants and/or help with race course management.
Ask the Counselor Night
Ask the Counselor Night

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This committee works with the counseling office to provide to provide information to families that are new to IHS and the Issaquah Community during an informational night.
New to IHS Night
New to IHS Night

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New to IHS Night takes place in late August, generally the week before school begins, at IHS. This informal, fun evening gives incoming 9th graders and their parents the opportunity to speak with other students and parents about daily student life at IHS and meet Administrators and Staff. The main presentation features our Principal, School Resource Officer, a student panel, PTSA, and Boosters. Campus tours are also available.
Picture Day
Picture Day

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Picture day is a couple days into the school year. Students turn in their registration forms and get photos taken for their ASB Cards and the yearbook. Chairs coordinate volunteers and act as liaisons to the school for this important event.
Senior Events
Senior Events

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2018 IHS Graduation Events: Senior Farewell, Senior Fundraising, Senior Breakfast, and Senior All-Night Party

Questions about 2018 Senior Events, contact 2018 Senior Events Chair - Nicci Allen, at Nicciesse@hotmail.com.

Questions about 2018 Senior All-Night Graduation Party, Contact Nicci Allen and Jill Angel, at IHS2018seniorevents@gmail.com.
Textbook Check In/Out
Textbook Check In/Out

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Coordinate help during the first and last weeks of the school year to distribute or collect text books.

Programs

Programs VP
Programs VP

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The Programs VP acts as the liaison between the program chairs and the PTSA board.
Angel Program-Provides resources for IHS families
Angel Program-Provides resources for IHS families

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Provides resources for families in need at IHS, including school supplies, groceries, clothing, etc. through Angel Program monetary donations and Angel Closet personal item donations.

Be True Campaign
Be True Campaign

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The Be True Campaign helps everyone start the conversation about substance use, and how to proactively Be True to what you believe.

College Test Prep
College Test Prep

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The ACT is a standardized test that colleges use as part of their application process and are administered by American College Testing.

The SAT or Scholastic Aptitude Test is a college entrance exam administered by The College Board.

Please see the links under College Test Prep on the left for more information.

Click HERE for more information.
Community Service Program
Community Service Program

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The IH PTSA Community Service Program encourages all IHS students to become active, engaged members of our community. Graduating seniors who complete the required hours of volunteer service will be recognized with a Community Service Honor Cord at graduation.

Grants
Grants

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IH PTSA will consider any item, program or activity that is compatible with our mission and will review applications considering at least the following criteria:

* Does it foster student learning?
* Does it strengthen our school community?
* Does it reach a large number of students and/or target an underserved population?
* Will it have a long-term impact?
* Does it align with IHS building goals?
* Is IH PTSA the most appropriate funding source?

Click here for Guidelines, Application and more information!
Healthy Student
Healthy Student

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The Healthy Student committee works in collaboration with IHS Administration, law enforcement personnel, and various community associations to reduce risky teenage behaviors by increasing student and parent knowledge/awareness of the dangers and legal consequences associated with such actions.

New Family Ambassadors
New Family Ambassadors

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The goal of the program is to help answer questions and make new families feel welcome to our school. The role of an ambassador is to be a contact person for families who are new to Issaquah High School. Commitment is minimal - answer email or phone questions (you can specify how you prefer to be contacted), and attend one or two New Family events as your schedule permits (Welcome Coffee and/or a Newcomer Orientation meeting).

Parent Education
Parent Education

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Parent Ed Many local parent education seminars/classes are available throughout the year. PTSA members receive free registration to all ParentWiser events. Full Listing of Parentwiser classes offered throughout ISD, see Parent Ed. Parentwiser reps are Heidi Fuhs and Debbie Kuntz.
Reflections
Reflections

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Reflections is a National PTA program that includes visual arts, music, photography, literature, choreography/dance, and film/video. Occurs in the Fall and involves being on a committee that selects the top 12 IHS entrees that go on to the state competition.

Senior Scholarships
Senior Scholarships

Chair:
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The Issaquah High PTSA encourages students to continue their education after graduation.
Any student applying for the PTSA Scholarship must be in good standing at IHS and demonstrate a commitment to furthering his/her education.
The IH PTSA awards a scholarship of $1,000 each to five graduating seniors.


Communications

Communications VP
Communications VP

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Communications VP attends PTSA board meetings and coordinates distribution of all info through various PTSA and IHS venues including PTSA newsletter and website, school eNews, Facebook, display case, student directory, etc.
Boosters Liaison
Boosters Liaison

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Bulletin Board/Display Case
Bulletin Board/Display Case

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A new Bulletin Board/Display Case and pamphlet holder is now right outside the IHS Office providing the school with current PTSA information.
PTSA Enewsletter/IHS enews
PTSA Enewsletter/IHS enews

Chair:
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The enewsletter is sent out monthly and you can view current and previous newsletters here. Also, eblasts are sent with more time sensitive information and PTSA news is also accessible on the IHS website through their newsletters here
Issaquah Schools Foundation (ISF) Liaison
Issaquah Schools Foundation (ISF) Liaison

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The Issaquah Schools Foundation is a community-supported non-profit organization that raises funds to bridge the gap between the dollars the state provides for basic education and the money our schools need to give our students a comprehensive 21st Century education.

iVision Liaison
iVision Liaison

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iVision is video programming for students and by students headed by Buddy Bland. If you need to provide PTSA related information to IHS students, contact the iVision Liaison for review and proper formatting.
Safety Liaison
Safety Liaison

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Each classroom, locker room, and office at Issaquah High School must be equipped with emergency supplies. A backpack and a bucket containing different items are assembled for each space. The high school purchases the items and dictates what is included in each set; and IH PTSA volunteers pack the backpacks and buckets each year.


For more information, please contact PTSA Safety Liaison: Ami Maron.

Social Media
Social Media

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IHPTSA is on Facebook! Visit us here. Facebook content can be provided to this committee's chair.
Special Services Support
Special Services Support

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This parent support group was formed in 2009 and approved by the ISD Special Services administration. The group's primary focus is to provide support and seminars for special needs parents.

Staff Bios
Staff Bios

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This committee takes head shots and interviews all new staff at IHS and then provides a laminated sign for each staff's classroom or office. These laminated signs are used by staff to get to know new staff members and by students to get to know their teachers and other IHS staff with which they interact.
Student Directory
Student Directory

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One benefit of paid IH PTSA family membership is a Student Directory and Parent Handbook. Please contact committee chairs for more information.
Volunteers for Issaquah Schools (VIS) Liaison
Volunteers for Issaquah Schools (VIS) Liaison

Chair:
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VIS Volunteers for Issaquah Schools (VIS) is our local committee that promotes the passage of ISD bonds & levies. Thank you for continuously voting to support our schools and maintain high quality education as a priority in our community! Visit visvote.org for more information and make sure you are registered to vote at vote.wa.gov. Every vote counts!

Website
Website

Chair:
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You are currently reviewing the IHPTSA website that contains updated information on all PTSA related programs and events. Please visit the homepage to view calendar items, Parent Ed and other important events and information. View all our programs through the icon to the left titled Program and Events. Sign up for College Test Prep offerings, donate to the Angel Program, find out about Senior Activities available to your student, investigate volunteering (by parents at the high school) and the Community Service Program (students volunteering in their communities). Please check out the Advocacy page (link below) to view what you can do to advocate for your student and other IHS students with your legislators and in conjunction with State and National PTA. Look at past PTSA news information, IH School links, or apply for a PTSA grant. Any updates to the website should be provided to the website committee by emailing IHPTSACommunications@gmail.com.

Hospitality

Hospitality VP
Hospitality VP

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The Hospitality VP manages the hospitality chairs and provides refreshments for PTSA meetings.
Health Room/LRC Testing Room Snacks
Health Room/LRC Testing Room Snacks

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Senior Exit Interview Refreshments
Senior Exit Interview Refreshments

Chair:
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Refreshments are provided for community volunteers who give their time listening to the Seniors’ exit interviews mid-year.
Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

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"All Aboard to say Thanks" is the theme for Staff Appreciation week this year. May 1-5 we will be treating staff to a nautical luncheon, breakfast, latte delivery and several other treats. Please be watching your email for ways you can sign up to help and donate to make sure we thank the amazing staff.
Staff Luncheon
Staff Luncheon

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The PTSA hosts a luncheon for the entire school staff at the beginning of the school year. The Fall Staff Luncheon is generally served before the first school day and will be on September 5th this year. All luncheon items are donated or purchased from the PTSA budget.
Staff Meeting Breakfasts
Staff Meeting Breakfasts

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Volunteers are asked to help provide food and drinks for the staff once a month and need only sign up for the month(s) they can help. The volunteer delivers the food to the office before 2:00 pm on the day of the meeting - no hands-on service required. Parents invest a small amount of time for a whole lot of gratitude from our staff!