Lynx Days
Lynx Days . While we are all ready for summer, plans are already being made for fall!  This year’s Lynx Days will be  August 20th & 21st .  These days are set aside every August to provide your student with all the information and tools to make their school year a success.  Think student ID, schedule, PE clothes, books, locker and much more!  Please mark the dates on your calendar and consider volunteering to make sure every student starts the school year off right!  Shifts are 2-3 hours, adult and student volunteers are needed.  Questions about volunteering, please contact Ann Taylor ... read full article
Author:
Sheila Barlow 
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6/12/2019-8/22/2019

3rd Trimester Locker Cleanout
    ASB and PCMS need 8 parent volunteers to help students through the clean-out process, during Lynx Life, June 11, 2019 AND June 26, 2019, from 7:55 to 8:25 A.M.  Students clean, hand-in old library books day-old food, and pitch trash.  Quick 20 minutes, but necessary to ensure a smooth, fine-less, food-free, END OF YEAR transition, cleaning EVERYTHING.   Consider signing-up for one or both!  It's a great way get involved, and support the hardworking ASB kids!!!!! Questions? contact Amy Butson, Natasha De Los Reyes, or Tracie Jones.  Sign up:  3rdTri Locker CleanOut Dates.   ... read full article
Author:
Sheila Barlow 
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6/5/2019-6/26/2019

2018-2019 WSPTA Award of Excellence Winner!
Washington State PTA recognizes local PTAs through its annual Awards of Excellence Program. At the Washington State PTA convention in April, the PCMS PTSA was awarded the Silver Level Standards of Excellence Award, recognizing our effective use of WSPTA best practices as a guide to be child-focused, responsible to members, knowledgeable, fiscally responsible, involved, and well-trained. Programs, communications, advocacy, budgets, financial reports, and board training were just some of the practices evaluated within the Standards of Excellence. Every member of our PTSA board contributed to the receipt of this award. Thank you, board members, for all your efforts for our school and for running an award-winning PTSA organization!   ... read full article
Author:
Alisa George 
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5/21/2019-6/30/2019

IHS New Student Night
Save the Date: Tuesday, August 27th. Issaquah High PTSA is hosting a New to IHS Night (for incoming 9th graders and 10-12th grade transfers). Doors open at 6:15pm with school tours available in Chinese, Korean, and Spanish.  Program for incoming 9th graders, parents, and those new to the district from 7-8 pm. ... read full article
Author:
Alisa George 
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5/28/2019-8/28/2019

Reflections 2019-2020 Theme Announced
    Contest entry information  coming Fall 2019! ... read full article
Author:
Alisa George 
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5/21/2019-8/31/2019
Community OutreachSheila Barlow11/24/201812/8/2018
Community Outreach
  FILL THE BARN 2018!     PTSA and ASB have joined together to collect gifts for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank’s annual Holiday Gift Barn.  Bring an unwrapped gift to the PCMS office between November 28 and December 4 to support those in our community in need this Holiday Season.  This year we are focusing our efforts on gifts for children between the ages of 11 and 14. The Leadership Class has put together a wish list for Middle School students created by Middle School students. Check out the complete list here .   Do you do your ... read full article
VolunteersAlisa George8/1/20188/21/2018
Volunteers
Help Needed at Lynx Days Aug. 21 & 22 Are you able to help at LynxDays on August 21 & 22? These days are crucial to set our PCMS students up for success in the coming school year. We can get textbooks in hand, lockers opened, and questions answered in just a couple days and then go back to our summer activities until September! Please take a moment to review the shifts and consider signing up here . You also can pass the work on to a friend or neighbor that you'd like to pair up with -- you can ... read full article
Volunteer OpportunityAlisa George10/12/201810/25/2018
Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteers Needed for Picture Retake Day – Oct. 24th Wednesday, October 24th, is Picture Retake Day at PCMS. This is different from makeup day. Makeup day was for kids that missed pictures and didn’t receive their ID/ASB cards during Lynx Days. Picture Retake Day (10/24) is for kids who don’t like the way their pictures turned out. The retakes will take place during Lynx Life and 1 st  and 2 nd periods (10:20am-12:14pm). If you can help out, you can sign up  here . Questions? Please email Alisa George at ageorge@ihmail.com. ... read full article
AdvocacyAlisa George10/9/201810/17/2018
Advocacy
WSPTA 2018   Legislative   Assembly   Issues Survey Open Now Our state PTA organization advocates to decision-makers, locally and in Olympia, for the well-being and education of all children. During the annual   Legislative   Assembly, delegates decide the public policy positions that guide the state and local advocacy work for Washington State PTA and its associated local PTAs and councils. The 2018   Legislative   Assembly   will be held on October 20-21 at Green River College in Auburn. Our PTSA will be sending one or more representatives to cast our PTSA’s votes at the 2018   Legislative ... read full article
Parent EducationAlisa George10/1/201810/4/2018
Parent Education
What Every Parent Wants to Know About the Issaquah School District - Come Learn About Elementary, Middle or High School Issaquah District parents and staff will share information and answer your questions. Interpretation Available in Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean. Wednesday, October 3rd, at 6:30pm  Issaquah Valley Elementary School  555 NW Holly St., Issaquah, WA For more detailed information, please click:   Here ... read full article
Parent EdAlisa George8/1/20188/29/2018
Parent Ed
“Mean Girls”Author to Speak at Liberty HS on Aug. 29 Want to empower your kids with a positive social life? Parent Wiser presents a parent talk and book signing with youth behavior expert Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, and Masterminds and Wingmen , on Wednesday, August 29, at 6:30pm, at Liberty HS . Rosalind Wiseman pulls back the curtain on friendships and social hierarchies and gives practical advice for teaching youth how to navigate common yet complex social situations and break through communication barriers. For parents of K-12. Free for PTSA members in Issaquah School District, $10 donation for ... read full article
Lynx DaysSheila Barlow6/12/20198/22/2019
Lynx Days
Lynx Days . While we are all ready for summer, plans are already being made for fall!  This year’s Lynx Days will be  August 20th & 21st .  These days are set aside every August to provide your student with all the information and tools to make their school year a success.  Think student ID, schedule, PE clothes, books, locker and much more!  Please mark the dates on your calendar and consider volunteering to make sure every student starts the school year off right!  Shifts are 2-3 hours, adult and student volunteers are needed.  Questions about volunteering, please contact Ann Taylor ... read full article
8th Grade Promotion ReceptionSheila Barlow6/5/20196/20/2019
8th Grade Promotion Reception
  8 th  Grade Promotion is on 6/24 and we are looking for some help so our 8 th  graders and their families can celebrate their accomplishments at the 8 th  Grade Promotion Reception (immediately following 8 th  Grade Promotion).  Volunteer opportunities are for 6 th  and 7 th  grade parents only.  This is our way of paying it forward and allowing 8 th  grade parents to focus on their student.  Anyone can help with treat donations.  Check out the  sign up here .  If you have any questions, please reach out to  Tracy  or  Natasha .       ... read full article
3rd Trimester Locker CleanoutSheila Barlow6/5/20196/26/2019
3rd Trimester Locker Cleanout
    ASB and PCMS need 8 parent volunteers to help students through the clean-out process, during Lynx Life, June 11, 2019 AND June 26, 2019, from 7:55 to 8:25 A.M.  Students clean, hand-in old library books day-old food, and pitch trash.  Quick 20 minutes, but necessary to ensure a smooth, fine-less, food-free, END OF YEAR transition, cleaning EVERYTHING.   Consider signing-up for one or both!  It's a great way get involved, and support the hardworking ASB kids!!!!! Questions? contact Amy Butson, Natasha De Los Reyes, or Tracie Jones.  Sign up:  3rdTri Locker CleanOut Dates.   ... read full article
ASB LAST DAY Social - Volunteer or Donate!Sheila Barlow6/5/20196/19/2019
ASB LAST DAY Social - Volunteer or Donate!
ASB Last Day Social is an all-school party organized and presented by ASB students .  (Let's support those hardworking kids!!!!)  It’s an opportunity for the all students to have fun, hang out with friends, and celebrate a successful end-of-year. Parents can easily help by volunteering or donating snacks for approximately 1,000 students .  Your time, donations are greatly appreciated by everyone! Drop off donations during the week of June 24th, in the office. Thank you!  Click HERE to Volunteer of Donate to ASB Last Day Social. ... read full article
Library Organization Volunteer OpportunitySheila Barlow6/5/20196/21/2019
Library Organization Volunteer Opportunity
We have a library volunteering opportunity coming up.  Our fabulous librarian, Bethany Steirer, has overhauled the library and needs just a few hours of our time for the last step- to group the books on the shelves by genre.   Please sign up   here   if you have a couple of hours to spare on  June 20th or June 21st .  When you sign up, you can choose 1 or both days and whether you want a couple of hours or can stay the whole day. Thank you to everyone for their support!     ... read full article
2018-2019 WSPTA Award of Excellence Winner!Alisa George5/21/20196/30/2019
2018-2019 WSPTA Award of Excellence Winner!
Washington State PTA recognizes local PTAs through its annual Awards of Excellence Program. At the Washington State PTA convention in April, the PCMS PTSA was awarded the Silver Level Standards of Excellence Award, recognizing our effective use of WSPTA best practices as a guide to be child-focused, responsible to members, knowledgeable, fiscally responsible, involved, and well-trained. Programs, communications, advocacy, budgets, financial reports, and board training were just some of the practices evaluated within the Standards of Excellence. Every member of our PTSA board contributed to the receipt of this award. Thank you, board members, for all your efforts for our school and for running an award-winning PTSA organization!   ... read full article
PCMS PTSA Award Winners!Sheila Barlow3/24/20194/30/2019
PCMS PTSA Award Winners!
Congratulations to our PCMS PTSA Award Winners! Golden Acorn Award Winner:   Lisa Small  Outstanding Educator Award Winners: Craig McGhee, Julie Wolsford and Rhonda Williams   For more information, please click HERE   ... read full article
PTSA Meeting Thursday, March 21, 1pm- 2:30Sheila Barlow3/18/20193/22/2019
PTSA Meeting Thursday, March 21, 1pm- 2:30
PCMS PTSA Meeting, Thursday, March 21st, 1pm -2:30pm Remember to join us Thursday, March 14, 2019, for the PTSA   Membership   Meeting Meeting Time: 1:00 –  2:30pm       Meeting Place: PCMS Library Agenda Highlights: School Leadership Team Report: Principal Dana Bailey  Awards Presentation: Golden Acorn, Outstanding Educator  Election of 2018-2019 Officers Officers’ and Directors’ Reports, including Programs & Events Approve Spring Enrichment Grants Parent Ed: Middle School Safety & Security presentation by PCMS’s School Resource Officer, Deputy Cindy Hale ... read full article
2019 Clash of the Cans!Sheila Barlow1/21/20192/4/2019
2019 Clash of the Cans!
Clash of the Cans is BACK, and TOP CAN WINS! CLASH OF THE CANS IS BACK!!! January 22 nd , 2019 - February 4 th , 2019!  IMS vs. Maywood vs. PCMS!  ASB Leadership is kicking-off the annual Clash of Cans Food Drive!  Families are invited to donate family and food item, which are scored/ranked based on nutritional sustenance, and tallied to determine a Leader of the Cans. All donations support Northwest Harvest, and their WA State fight against hunger.  To donate, students should bring all items directly to their Homeroom, or parents may drop-off in the main office.  AND, to ... read full article
Volunteer OpportunityAlisa George11/29/20181/19/2019
Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteers Needed for 2019-2020 Nominating Committee Would you like to play an integral part in shaping our PTSA for 2019 - 2020? PCMS PTSA is currently looking for three or more people to serve on the Nominating Committee for the 2019/20 Executive Committee . The Nominating Committee will seek out nominees for the elected board positions and present a slate of candidates to the membership for approval at the March PTSA membership meeting. Committee  members must be members of the PCMS PTSA or another local PTA in the Issaquah Council. If you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee , ... read full article
Volunteer OpportunitySheila Barlow10/21/201811/1/2018
Volunteer Opportunity
ASB Halloween Social The first all-school social will be held on Wednesday, October 31, from 2:30-3:30pm. We would love your help with volunteer and/or donations! Donations may be dropped off in the office during the week of October 29th.  Volunteers, please arrive at 2:10pm.  Sign up   HERE to Volunteer / Donate . ... read full article
Volunteer OpportunityAlisa George10/15/201811/3/2018
Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteers Needed for Vision & Hearing Screening - Nov. 2nd All PCMS 7 th graders will receive a Vision & Hearing Screening on Friday, November 2nd. We need at least 14 volunteers that day between the hours of 8:45am-noon. Volunteer tasks may include: student hearing screening, student flow management, and recording data collection. No prior experience is needed. If you can help out, you can sign up   here . Questions? Please email Alisa George at ageorge@ihmail.com. ... read full article
PTSA InfoAlisa George10/9/201810/31/2018
PTSA Info
PTSA Meeting - Sept. 20 at 1:00pm Did you miss the PTSA's first Membership Meeting of the year? If so, you can review the information  here . ... read full article
VolunteersAlisa George9/14/20189/20/2018
Volunteers
Help Needed for Picture Make Up Day Sept. 19 Dorian will be doing school picture makeups on Wednesday, September 19. They will be taking pictures from 2nd period through both of the lunches, so from about 11:30am-1:30pm. We will need at least 4 parent volunteers to be on hand to help check students in, give them their picture card to hand to Dorian, control the students waiting in line, and just to help out in general. You can sign up to help out  here . It is important that each volunteer has been approved by the ISD to volunteer in the school. ... read full article
ReflectionsAlisa George8/1/201810/30/2018
Reflections
Entries Sought for 2018-2019 National PTA Art Competition     The artistic theme for the 50th anniversary PTA Reflections Art Competition is “Heroes Around Me." All grades and abilities are welcome. Students should reflect on what "Heroes Around Me" means to them, and create an original artwork on that theme in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Film, Literature, Visual Art, or Photography. More information is available here . ... read full article
IHS New Student NightAlisa George5/28/20198/28/2019
IHS New Student Night
Save the Date: Tuesday, August 27th. Issaquah High PTSA is hosting a New to IHS Night (for incoming 9th graders and 10-12th grade transfers). Doors open at 6:15pm with school tours available in Chinese, Korean, and Spanish.  Program for incoming 9th graders, parents, and those new to the district from 7-8 pm. ... read full article
Reflections 2019-2020 Theme AnnouncedAlisa George5/21/20198/31/2019
Reflections 2019-2020 Theme Announced
    Contest entry information  coming Fall 2019! ... read full article