PTSA Awards Nominations
This is the time of year that we honor our outstanding PTSA volunteers and educators! Do you know a volunteer or educator who goes “above and beyond” for our kids at PCMS?  Each year the PCMS PTSA presents the following awards to honor the dedication and service of our volunteers and educators: the Golden Acorn Award, the Outstanding Advocate Award, and the Outstanding Educator Award. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 23, 2020 at midnight.  Fill out the form at the PTSA Awards online link here . If you have questions or would like a paper form, email the Awards ... read full article
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Joana Figueiredo 
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2/2/2020-2/24/2020

Influence the Choice - Student Video Contest
  While the majority of students don’t abuse drugs/alcohol, almost every student is confronted with a choice at some time during their school years. How can students best communicate ways to resist the temptations, or to promote mental wellness to their peers? Influence the Choice is sponsoring our 8th video contest to inspire youth to POSITIVELY influence each other by producing 2 minutes public service announcements. Click  here for more information.   ... read full article
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Joana Figueiredo 
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1/17/2020-3/27/2020

Quick Links
PCMS Website ,   ISD Family Access ,  PCMS Winter Sports ,  PCMS Student Activities ,  Issaquah Schools Foundation , ParentWiser ,  ISD Cultural & Family Partnerships , ISD My School Bucks-Lunch Program ,  ISD Online Free-Reduced Student Lunch Application . ... read full article
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Joana Figueiredo 
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10/20/2019-6/20/2020

Support the PCMS PTSA
One-Stop-Shop : Join the PCMS PTSA ,  Donate , AmazonSmiles , How to Help? PCMS PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization; Donations are 100% tax-deductible. Join us on Facebook , PCMS.PTSA Instagram , and  PCMS.PTSA.ASB Instagram . ... read full article
Author:
Joana Figueiredo 
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10/20/2019-6/20/2020

Corporate Matching
Hundreds of local companies offer Corporate Matching . Matching is not just offered by Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks...there are MANY companies who match, so double-check if your company matches.  Claiming matches takes seconds.  We’ve made it as easy with links on our corporate matching page .  ... read full article
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Joana Figueiredo 
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10/20/2019-6/20/2020
Volunteer OpportunitySheila Barlow6/12/20198/22/2019
Volunteer Opportunity
  LYNX   DAYS While we are enjoying 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 at annktaylor@gmail.com . Thank ... read full article
PCMS Drama ClubJoana Figueiredo12/6/201912/8/2019
PCMS Drama Club
  PCMS Drama Club presents Shakespeare's Macbeth! This Friday and Saturaday, December 6 and 7, 7pm. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at the door, from 6:15 pm on. For more information please contact batchelderw@issaquah.wednet.edu.   ... read full article
PTSA Pass the HatJoana Figueiredo1/30/20202/13/2020
PTSA Pass the Hat
Did you know that Pass the Hat is the only fundraiser the PTSA hosts each year?  Our goal is to raise $100 per student.  To date, we are at only 69% of our goal so we need your help!  One of the biggest things we use this money for is Enrichment Grants.  These grants are requested by PCMS staff and directly impact all of our PCMS students.  In recent years, the PTSA has funded multiple Math, Science, Literacy and Art grants . In the fall, PCMS grant requests totaled over $8,600, but the PTSA was only able to fund $5,700.  ... read full article
Clash of CansJoana Figueiredo1/21/20202/4/2020
Clash of Cans
Clash of Cans is BACK , running through February 10, 2020. Everyone’s invited to donate non-perishable foods items, diapers, & baby formula through their Lynx Life. Items scored based on nutritional sustenance, tallied to determine a winner of “Clash of Cans,” supporting NW Harvest. Donate: bring all items directly to Lynx Life, or drop-off in the main office. Also, use Amazon (Prime!) to ship bigger, bulk items like diapers and cans. (Fred Meyer and Safeway offer similar services, too!)  Use the following address when checking out.  So, LETS POUND THE PAW, and start crushing the competition, all in support of Northwest Harvest!  Questions, ... read full article
PTSA General Membership MeetingJoana Figueiredo1/9/20201/17/2020
PTSA General Membership Meeting
Would you like to volunteer but feel you can't commit to a long term position? Come help us find candidates for next year's open positions by joining the Nominating Committee. This is a short term position where you work to identify the best candidates for next year's PTSA Board open positions. Your term ends when you make a recommendation to the current board of directors. We need your help!  Curious about this opportunity? Come join us for a PTSA General meeting on Thursday January 16 at 1pm in the PCMS library!  ... read full article
Happy Holidays!Joana Figueiredo11/19/201912/5/2019
Happy Holidays!
  The PCMS PTSA wishes you all a wonderful Holiday Season ! On this upcoming Giving Tuesday, please consider making a donation to support our school. Click  here to donate.   ... read full article
Influence the Choice: Keeping Our Kids SafeJoana Figueiredo10/15/201910/21/2019
Influence the Choice: Keeping Our Kids Safe
Influence the Choice presents Jerry Blackburn, discussing the current opiate crisis and substance abuse within our community, educating families,  exploring the impact, recognizing signs, discussing effective strategies for youth at risk. Join the conversation October 21, 2019, at Blakely Hall, 8:00 PM. Details and Registration HERE. ... read full article
Reflections 2019-2020 Calling All Artists!Alisa George5/21/201910/25/2019
Reflections 2019-2020 Calling All Artists!
The 2019-20 National Reflections Art Contest theme is Look Within . PCMS entries are due, October, 25th . For more information click here . Please contact our PCMS Reflections chair with any questions,  Angela Bizzari ... read full article
PTSA Awards NominationsJoana Figueiredo2/2/20202/24/2020
PTSA Awards Nominations
This is the time of year that we honor our outstanding PTSA volunteers and educators! Do you know a volunteer or educator who goes “above and beyond” for our kids at PCMS?  Each year the PCMS PTSA presents the following awards to honor the dedication and service of our volunteers and educators: the Golden Acorn Award, the Outstanding Advocate Award, and the Outstanding Educator Award. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 23, 2020 at midnight.  Fill out the form at the PTSA Awards online link here . If you have questions or would like a paper form, email the Awards ... read full article
Lunch for the BreakJoana Figueiredo1/30/20202/12/2020
Lunch for the Break
    School breaks should be exciting, but for some in our community no school means not enough food.  Lunch for the Break works to make sure all Issaquah School District students have enough to eat, even when school is not in session.  You can help by donating a box (or two, or three!).  You can  register to donate a box of these items or you can donate pre-made box .  If you would like to contribute, but neither of those options work for you, you can make a  financial contribution that will help purchase perishables.  Check out the  Issaquah ... read full article
ParentWiser Plugged-In ParentsJoana Figueiredo1/30/20202/10/2020
ParentWiser Plugged-In Parents
Most parents need extra tips for keeping-up with the fast-changing media landscape. Local Issaquah mental health therapist, specializing in technology, and youth screen time use, Jocelyn Skillman, addresses parent concerns: managing screen time, cellphones, cyberbullying, social media, apps, as well as determining how to use media in balance as a family, find quality content, set expectations to prevent conflict, raising media savvy kids and creators.  February 10, 2019.  IHS Theater, starting at 7:00 PM. Register here . ... read full article
Volunteer Opportunity: 8th Grade PartyJoana Figueiredo1/25/20201/28/2020
Volunteer Opportunity: 8th Grade Party
PCMS PTSA is looking for an 8 th Grade Party Chair , along with other volunteers to complete the team, helping organize, coordinate the 8 th grade Celebration and Party!  Interested in chairing, volunteering, donating?  Contact  Lisa Small . Click  here for more information. ... read full article
Reflections - District ReceptionJoana Figueiredo1/9/20201/15/2020
Reflections - District Reception
Unfortunately the Issaquah School District Reflections Reception had to be canceled due to the weather conditions. Congratulations to all our artists who made it to district level. Click  here to see which qualified to advance to the state level of the competition. Good luck  to our 12 PCMS artists! ... read full article
Levy 2020Joana Figueiredo1/7/20202/11/2020
Levy 2020
Ballots arrived in the mail last week, please REMEMBER TO VOTE ! You can send in your vote in regular mail, no stamp needed! The 2020 EP&O Renewal Levy Continues Support For:   Career & Technical Education • Mental Health Counselors in Our Schools • Special Education • Early Childhood Learning • Safety and Security • Highly Capable Programs • Dual Language Program • After School Activities and Athletics This is not a new tax. This renewal levy replaces the previous two-year levy expiring in 2020. With voter approval of this renewal levy, we can ensure these programs continue benefitting our students for another 2 ... read full article
Coffee with Principal McGowanJoana Figueiredo12/15/20191/24/2020
Coffee with Principal McGowan
Join Principal Jeff McGowan on January 23, at 8:00 AM.  Principal McGowan will welcome families, while sharing a cup of coffee or tea, ready to discuss timely topics centered around PCMS, also answering YOUR questions.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about what’s happening at PCMS, directly from our principal in a small group setting. See you there!   ... read full article
Reflections - Wrap UpJoana Figueiredo11/10/201911/17/2019
Reflections - Wrap Up
      Last week we celebrated 24 PCMS students and their artwork! Principal McGowan and Assistant Principal Coffin, congratulated our artists in the library where the artwork is currently being displayed. We had completed works of art submitted in Film Production, Literature, Music Composition and Visual Arts. Only 12 finalists will be selected to move on to the district level of the competition and they will be announced this week.      ... read full article
ParentWiser - Normal Sucks - How to Live, Learn and Thrive Outside the LinesJoana Figueiredo10/14/201910/22/2019
ParentWiser - Normal Sucks - How to Live, Learn and Thrive Outside the Lines
ISD is extremely fortunate to be included on Jonathan Mooney's speaking tour for his new book, Normal Sucks!  With humor, knowledge and hope, Mooney speaks on neurodiversity, how we should stop fixing people and start empowering them. He gives hope for anyone who learns differently, emphasizing the impact of supportive teaching and parenting. Join us  Oct 22 at 7pm at Skyline HS Theater.  REGISTER HERE! ... read full article
Cascade Corner - Volunteers NeededJoana Figueiredo10/2/201910/16/2019
Cascade Corner - Volunteers Needed
PCMS Flagship Store “Cascade Corner” is Now Open! EVERY Friday, only at lunch, with 100% of proceeds going back to ALL ASB Programs: sports, clubs, school plays, socials, music programs, and soooooo much more.  WE NEED PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, VOLUNTEERS TO OPERATE THE STORE.  Each lunch shift needs a minimum of one adult volunteer. Absolute best way to find out what’s happening, watch the kids in their natural habitats, learning the real story! Check-out Cascade Corner Volunteer Sign-up for volunteer shifts.   ... read full article
Tools4SchoolsSheila Barlow8/2/20198/16/2019
Tools4Schools
Tools4School is a partnership between the Issaquah Schools Foundation and the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank to provide new backpacks filled with basic school supplies for Issaquah School District K-12 students who need financial support. Help by donating a school supply kit, backpack or both here:  https://supplyallkids.com/#/donate/isf . If you, or someone you know needs a backpack or supplies, registration to receive one is open through August 2, 2019, at: http://isfdn.org/tools-for-school-registration . Pick up backpacks and supplies Monday, August 12, 2019 from 3:30-8:00pm at Clark Elementary School: 335 1st Ave. SE, Issaquah.   ... read full article
PCMS PTSA AdvocacySheila Barlow8/2/20199/30/2019
PCMS PTSA Advocacy
In Washington State, PTA has been a leading leader in engaging all levels of government to improve the lives for all children, and their families. Members of PCMS PTSA play an important role in this process. Click  here  to learn more about today's important National, Statewide, and Local educational and legislative PTA matters. ... read full article
Volunteer OpportunitySheila Barlow8/2/20198/16/2019
Volunteer Opportunity
PCMS PTSA Open Board Positions for 2019-2020 We have a few open positions on our PCMS PTSA Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 school year.  The Board meets once per month and attends PCMS PTSA Membership meetings. The open positions are: VP of Programs Director of Events Director of Parent Education Descriptions of the positions can be found by clicking  here . Contact  pcmsptsacomms@gmail.com , with your interest in a position or recommendations. ... read full article
ISF - Dining for KidsJoana Figueiredo1/30/20202/6/2020
ISF - Dining for Kids
Want a break from cooking? Join us at La Casita, Feb 5, 10am to 9pm, and Dine for Kids! La Casita will donate a portion of your bill to Issaquah Schools Foundation. Our Dining for Kids restaurant partners generously guarantee a portion of the day's proceeds as a donation to the Issaquah Schools Foundation that provides multiple forms of support to Issaquah School District students, including food aid. ... read full article
Influence the Choice - Student Video ContestJoana Figueiredo1/17/20203/27/2020
Influence the Choice - Student Video Contest
  While the majority of students don’t abuse drugs/alcohol, almost every student is confronted with a choice at some time during their school years. How can students best communicate ways to resist the temptations, or to promote mental wellness to their peers? Influence the Choice is sponsoring our 8th video contest to inspire youth to POSITIVELY influence each other by producing 2 minutes public service announcements. Click  here for more information.   ... read full article
ParentWise - How to be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020Joana Figueiredo1/9/20201/23/2020
ParentWise - How to be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020
  Are your kids exposed to racially or culturally-charged comments? Parent Wiser hosts Dr. Caprice Hollins for a paradigm-shifting talk to help parents engage in courageous conversations with our children and learn How to be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020 , Jan 22 nd at 7-8:30pm at Liberty High.  Participants will increase their understanding of equity vs equality, privilege, and implicit bias to develop a community where everyone benefits through inclusivity and the honoring of differences. For parents of K-12.  Register at http://ParentWiser.org/events   ... read full article
Reflections Results AnnouncementJoana Figueiredo11/19/201912/3/2019
Reflections Results Announcement
We applaud and congratulate all 24 PCMS students who submitted artwork and for their creativity in the arts. Click here to learn the names of the 12 students will move forward to our district level of competition in January 2020. ... read full article
IHS New Student NightAlisa George5/28/20198/27/2019
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
Emergency Bus Routes & Schedule ChangesJoana Figueiredo1/9/20201/18/2020
Emergency Bus Routes & Schedule Changes
With snow in next week's forecast, please note that if the District communicates a change in schedule and/or buses on snow route, you can find more information here (Emergency Transport Bulletin). If you are wondering about any before or after school activities you can also find that information in the  district's website (scroll to the end of the page). Stay safe and warm! ... read full article
Quick LinksJoana Figueiredo10/20/20196/20/2020
Quick Links
PCMS Website ,   ISD Family Access ,  PCMS Winter Sports ,  PCMS Student Activities ,  Issaquah Schools Foundation , ParentWiser ,  ISD Cultural & Family Partnerships , ISD My School Bucks-Lunch Program ,  ISD Online Free-Reduced Student Lunch Application . ... read full article
Support the PCMS PTSAJoana Figueiredo10/20/20196/20/2020
Support the PCMS PTSA
One-Stop-Shop : Join the PCMS PTSA ,  Donate , AmazonSmiles , How to Help? PCMS PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization; Donations are 100% tax-deductible. Join us on Facebook , PCMS.PTSA Instagram , and  PCMS.PTSA.ASB Instagram . ... read full article
Corporate MatchingJoana Figueiredo10/20/20196/20/2020
Corporate Matching
Hundreds of local companies offer Corporate Matching . Matching is not just offered by Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks...there are MANY companies who match, so double-check if your company matches.  Claiming matches takes seconds.  We’ve made it as easy with links on our corporate matching page .  ... read full article