Join PCMS Principal Jeff McGowan for a virtual coffee break on May 19 at 7:00 PM
Principal McGowan discusses what’s happening around PCMS and ISD.   It’s the b est, quickest way to get your live questions answered, and learn more about PCMS.   L anguage requests, questions, contact Natasha de los Reyes,   Natasha@netlinxtech.com ,   or Kim Clarke,   kimcarn@kpaclarke.org .     Click here for zoom link .   If you missed the Zoom meeting with Principal McGowen on Monday, April 26th, you can listen to the recording and/or read the transcript here . ... read full article
Author:
Carrie Hipsher 
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4/27/2021-5/20/2021

PCMS PTSA MAY's Membership Meeting
Join PCMS PTSA for our next Membership Meeting. Guest Speaker: PCMS' Scholarly Librarian Bethany Steirer, presents her list of best Summer Reads for kids of all ages. Stop by for some suggestions, and ask student-centered questions to tailor books for long summer car rides. We're winding down the year, looking forward greeting some of our new BOD members, but not too late to get involved for next year! PCMS PTSA has opportunities fitting all talents, time. New virtual PTSA reshapes the way we do business.  Click for Zoom link.   Check-out  PCMS PTSA's May Newsletter. ... read full article
Author:
Tracie Jones 
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5/3/2021-5/19/2021

8th Grade Promotion Gift Card Donations - LAST DAY: June 4th, 2021
PCMS PTSA's collecting $5 Gift Cards to local establishments, in lieu of 8 th  Grade Family Reception, ensuring all 375 8th Graders receive something special!   CLICK HERE to donate $5 GCs , delivered to Front Office –ATTN: Ms. Frederick. Also, families may directly donate for PCMS PTSA to purchase GCs, one-step process –  CLICK HERE to donate $$ . *Reminder: PCMS PTSA is 501(c)(3) organization; Donations 100% tax-deductible. THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT! Questions, PCMS PTSA Promotions. ... read full article
Author:
Tracie Jones 
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4/25/2021-6/4/2021

Connect with Families on WhatsApp - FACE
Want to stay in the loop without always checking Facebook or Instagram? Have a quick question about school or the community? PCMS PTSA's Family and Community Engagement team welcomes our culturally diverse PCMS Families on WhatsApp!    We're here to help!  Contact  Joana Figueiredo.   ... read full article
Author:
Carrie Hipsher 
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11/20/2020-12/31/2022

Corporate Matching
Hundreds of local companies offer Corporate Matching . Matching is not just offered by Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks... MANY companies match. Double-check with your company, as claiming takes seconds, and we’ve made it easy:  Corporate Matching. ... read full article
Author:
Joana Figueiredo 
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10/20/2013-8/1/2022

Support the PCMS PTSA
One-Stop-Shop :  Join the PCMS PTSA , Mail-in Membership Registration ,  Donate , AmazonSmile , How to Help?  Join us on Facebook , PCMS.PTSA Instagram , and  PCMS.PTSA.ASB Instagram . PCMS PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization; Donations are 100% tax-deductible.  ... read full article
Author:
Joana Figueiredo 
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10/20/2019-8/1/2022

PCMS PTSA Quick Links
Contact PCMS PTSA ,  PCMS Website ,   PCMS Daily Announcements ,  PCMS ENews, ISD Family Access , PCMS Student Activities ,  Issaquah Schools Foundation , ParentWiser , Cultural Bridges Magazine , ISD Cultural & Family Partnerships , ISD My School Bucks-Lunch Program ,  ISD Online Free-Reduced Student Lunch Application ,  Remote Learning Lunch Services.             Issaquah School District Issaquah Council PTSA 2.6 ... read full article
Author:
Joana Figueiredo 
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10/20/2019-8/1/2028
Valentine Frozen Treat FundraiserCarrie Hipsher2/3/20212/12/2021
Valentine Frozen Treat Fundraiser
Surprise your kids, spouse, friends, and neighbors with a special Valentine Frozen Treat delivered right to their front door!  Issaquah Ice Cream Trike will generously donate 20% of every frozen treat purchased back to PCMS PTSA.  All frozen treats are just $5.00 each and Issaquah Ice Cream Trike will deliver for FREE (within the PCMS boundaries) on Friday, February 12 th .  Issaquah Ice Cream Trike will email everyone the day before with their delivery window.  CLICK HERE TO ORDER   Questions: Natasha de los Reyes ... read full article
Join PCMS Principal Jeff McGowan for a virtual coffee break on January 19, 2021, at 4:00 PMCarrie Hipsher1/3/20211/19/2021
Join PCMS Principal Jeff McGowan for a virtual coffee break on January 19, 2021, at 4:00 PM
Principal McGowan discusses what’s happening around PCMS and ISD.  It’s the best, quickest way to get your live questions answered, and learn more about PCMS.  Click here to join the meeting  at 4:00 PM. Farsi interpretation services will be provided.  Other language requests, questions, contact Natasha de los Reyes,  Natasha@netlinxtech.com , or Kim Clarke, at  kimcarn@kpaclarke.org . ... read full article
Poinsettia Fundraiser - Last ChanceTracie Jones11/6/202011/22/2020
Poinsettia Fundraiser - Last Chance
Last day to order!  Poinsettias - $10 each, one size, 6” in four colors: red, white, pink, & jingle bells (mix of red and white; same sold at Fred Meyer!) Online purchases and payments, PCMS pick-up, with contactless trunk drop-off =Safe, easy for all.  Click ORDER LINK  to purchase.  Flyer details HERE . Delivery December 2, 2020. Questions, PacificCascadePTSA@yahoo.com . ... read full article
LAST CHANCE! Buy spirit wear by Sunday, October 18!!Carrie Hipsher10/16/202010/18/2020
LAST CHANCE! Buy spirit wear by Sunday, October 18!!
Show your PCMS spirit! It's a rare chance to pick up great PCMS merchandise for students, teachers and parents to feel a part of the school community. Deadline extended to Sunday 10/18!! Items ordered will be delivered to your home. Visit the PCMS gear store HERE . If you can, sign up to donate spirit wear to students in need HERE . ... read full article
PTSA Town Hall this Thursday, August 20th!Carrie Hipsher8/17/20208/20/2020
PTSA Town Hall this Thursday, August 20th!
Join us this Thursday, August 20th at 2:00 pm to learn about the PTSA's role at PCMS this year. It's a great opportunity to ask questions and share your suggestions. Click  here  to join the Zoom meeting. Due to Zoom limits, only 100 people can be on the call. However, it will be recorded and posted to watch on-demand afterwards. Questions about the event or want to pre-submit a question? Please email us at  pacificcascadeptsa@yahoo.com .  ... read full article
Join PCMS Principal Jeff McGowan for a virtual coffee break on May 19 at 7:00 PMCarrie Hipsher4/27/20215/20/2021
Join PCMS Principal Jeff McGowan for a virtual coffee break on May 19 at 7:00 PM
Principal McGowan discusses what’s happening around PCMS and ISD.   It’s the b est, quickest way to get your live questions answered, and learn more about PCMS.   L anguage requests, questions, contact Natasha de los Reyes,   Natasha@netlinxtech.com ,   or Kim Clarke,   kimcarn@kpaclarke.org .     Click here for zoom link .   If you missed the Zoom meeting with Principal McGowen on Monday, April 26th, you can listen to the recording and/or read the transcript here . ... read full article
Java with Jeff - Hybrid Learning UpdatesCarrie Hipsher4/10/20214/26/2021
Java with Jeff - Hybrid Learning Updates
Next Java with Jeff - April 26, 2021, 7:00 PM. Language services available, questions, contact  Natasha@netlinxtech.com  or  kimcarn@kpaclarke.org .  Click here  to join. Mr. McGowan will discuss what’s happening around PCMS, focusing on back-to-school hybrid model. Missed April 12th Zoom call with Principal McGowan?  Recording and transcript HERE.   ... read full article
8th to 9th Grade Transition Zoom Meeting - Video RecapTracie Jones3/10/20213/13/2021
8th to 9th Grade Transition Zoom Meeting - Video Recap
Thanks to everyone who attended the IH PTSA, IM PTSA, and PCMS PTSA Transitional Zoom Q & A session, last Monday.  Here's the replay video for those unable to attend.  Also, further questions, contact Kim and Nicole at IH PTSA ,   Wendy and Karissa at IM PTSA , or Lisa and Tracy at PCMS PTSA .  We're here to help!   ... read full article
PCMS PTSA Award Nominations Deadline: 2.26.21Carrie Hipsher2/3/20212/26/2021
PCMS PTSA Award Nominations Deadline: 2.26.21
PCMS PTSA needs your NOMINATIONS to recognize and  award OUTSTANDING professionals, working hard at PCMS.  Golden Acorn : Recognizes volunteer's exemplary service to children and youth in our school community. Outstanding Advocate : Recognizes active supporters of children and youth. Outstanding Educator : Recognizes educators who provide outstanding educational opportunities. CLICK to NOMINATE .  Questions, email  Katie Brown . Deadline: February 26, 2021. ... read full article
iLynx: Honoring Family Frontline HeroesTracie Jones1/25/20212/10/2021
iLynx: Honoring Family Frontline Heroes
Know an outstanding family front-line worker? We would like to honor those brave individuals in our weekly iLynx News production. Help share those stories.  iLynx News needs self-recorded videos, honoring those important community contributions. Videos due Wednesday, February 10 th , 2021. Questions: Questions, email Ms. Gehle.     Submit HERE.     Click HERE for more info and submission steps. ... read full article
PCMS PTSA Membership Meeting - Wednesday, January 20Carrie Hipsher1/11/20211/20/2021
PCMS PTSA Membership Meeting - Wednesday, January 20
Join the PCMS PTSA for our Membership Meeting! January 20, 2021 at 3:00 PM.  Click here to join the meeting on Zoom .   Guest speakers will be Mrs. Meserole and Ms. Morrison, PCMS Counselors, ready to discuss the new year, transitions, taking questions, too. Looking forward to kicking off the New Year!  Learn how to get involved, and find out what's planned for 2021!  General Membership January Agenda.   Review:   Updated PCMS PTSA Standards of Conduct.   Updated PCMS PTSA Conflict of Interest Policy.  Questions,  email PCMS PTSA .  Be sure to check-out our  January Newsletter ... read full article
Vote for all your favorites!Carrie Hipsher11/29/202011/30/2020
Vote for all your favorites!
Kudos to everyone who submitted entries for the monthly art challenge. Now, it's time to blind vote on the winner! Click on the link below to cast your vote for all your favorites by November 30! VOTE NOW!! What is blind voting? All art will be posted without disclosing the artist name on a voting site and shared on social media. Participants are allowed to share but not disclose which one is theirs. ... read full article
Java with Jeff with Russian interpreterCarrie Hipsher11/29/202012/2/2020
Java with Jeff with Russian interpreter
Join PCMS Principal Jeff McGowan for a virtual coffee/evening break on December 2, 2020, at 7:00 PM.  Principal McGowan discusses transitioning into second trimester, along with report cards, new classes, and what’s happening around PCMS and ISD. Join the Zoom meeting here . Best, quickest way to get your live questions answered, and learn more about PCMS.  Russian interpretation services will be provided. Zoom link to be provided soon.  Other language requests, questions, contact  Natasha de los Reyes   or  Kim Clarke . ... read full article
Teen Trivia NightCarrie Hipsher11/5/202011/18/2020
Teen Trivia Night
Thank you for joining last week’s Spooky Halloween Bingo Night. It was fun to see all the students!  This month, stop by for TEEN TRIVIA Night . Test your knowledge and win some fun prizes. We look forward to seeing everyone November 18th!  Register here  before November 17th. ... read full article
LIMITED TIME ONLY! PCMS Spirit Wear!Carrie Hipsher10/1/202010/15/2020
LIMITED TIME ONLY! PCMS Spirit Wear!
Show your PCMS spirit! It's a rare chance to pick-up great PCMS merchandise for students, teachers, and parents, feeling a part of the school community. Check the store out soon, as orders must be purchased by October 15th! Orders will be delivered in November... just in time for cold winter days.  Click here to visit the PCMS Gear Store. ... read full article
PTSA Membership Meeting - September 16th, 2020Carrie Hipsher9/9/20209/16/2020
PTSA Membership Meeting - September 16th, 2020
First PCMS PTSA Membership Meeting: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, @3:00 PM.  Click HERE for Zoom link.  Questions, contact  PCMS PTSA . General Membership Meeting Documents: 9.16.20 PCMS PTSA Agenda 2020-21 PCMS PTSA Standing Rules 2020-21 PCMS PTSA Mission Statement June 4, 2020 DRAFT Meeting Minutes for APPROVAL 2020-21 PCMS PTSA Approved Budget Posted after GMM Vote Join the PCMS PTSA, CLICK HERE !  ... read full article
Java with Jeff this FridayCarrie Hipsher9/1/20209/7/2020
Java with Jeff this Friday
Thanks to those who could join us for our first Java with Jeff on Monday. You can watch the recording here if you missed it.  We will host another call with Principal McGowan, Friday, September 4, 2020 from 10:30AM to 11:30AM.  He will answer your pre-submitted questions via Zoom Meeting. (Make sure you have a  Zoom  account).   Click Here  to submit questions.  Be one of the first 100 people to attend this live event. Due to Zoom limits, only 100 people can be on the call. However, it will be recorded and posted to watch on-demand afterwards. Click for  Zoom link ; questions, email ... read full article
PTSA Town Hall recording available and please take our survey!Carrie Hipsher8/22/20209/5/2020
PTSA Town Hall recording available and please take our survey!
If you were able to join us for our first PTSA Town Hall, THANK YOU! If not, you can watch the meeting recording HERE to learn more about our plans as we start the school year with remote learning.  We want to hear from you! We'd love your feedback to help inform our priorities for this year and what you'd like to see. Please complete this brief  parent survey  to let us know your thoughts on connecting our community this year. ... read full article
School supply donations needed!Carrie Hipsher8/20/20208/28/2020
School supply donations needed!
The Angel program at PCMS is designed to assist PCMS students and families who may need a little extra help.  We currently have a BIG need for school supplies so all our PCMS students are set up for success this year.  Donate, sign-up here. Donations can be dropped off at PCMS Monday, August 24th, through Friday, August 28th (details included in the sign up link).  Any questions, email  Tracy Drake  or Becky Foster .  ... read full article
Q&A with Principal McGowanCarrie Hipsher8/17/20208/30/2020
Q&A with Principal McGowan
Join Principal McGowan, August 31, 2020 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM.  Families are welcome to  submit questions ,  and he will answer your pre-submitted questions during the Zoom Meeting. Due to Zoom limits, only 100 people can be on the call. However, it will be recorded and posted to watch on-demand afterwards. Click here to join the  Zoom  meeting. This is part of our "Java with Jeff" series. Questions,  email Natasha de los Reyes  – ASB Chair. ... read full article
Outreach Volunteers - THANK YOU!!!Tracie Jones6/25/20207/9/2020
Outreach Volunteers - THANK YOU!!!
A special round of applause for our Outreach Volunteers!  Thank you for making PCMS a special place, giving to those in our community.  PCMS PTSA Outreach provided over 142 Family Power Packs (weekend food), stocked Angel Closet with school supplies, toiletries, and clothes, provided $400 in Fred Meyer gift cards, organized 14 Angel Holiday bags, partnered with Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank and ASB for Lunch for the Break, congratulated 15 students with 8 th grade graduation signs, and donated a week’s worth of clothing for a PCMS family in need, and SO MUCH MORE!  THNAK YOU!!!!!!!!!!  (Click on the LINK ... read full article
ParentWiser - Your Turn: How to Be an Adult?Tracie Jones3/14/20214/21/2021
ParentWiser - Your Turn: How to Be an Adult?
What does it mean to become an adult? Julie Lythcott-Haims returns to share her new book, offering compassion, personal experience, and practical strategies for living a more inspirational, authentic adulthood. April 21, 2021, @ 7:00 PM. Being an adult is a process, where individuals learn to be more comfortable with uncertainty, gaining knowledge to keep going. Invite your high schooler for the opportunity to consider the road ahead.  Register at ParentWiser. ... read full article
IH PTSA, IM PTSA, PCMS PTSA 8th Grade Transition Q&ATracie Jones2/23/20213/8/2021
IH PTSA, IM PTSA, PCMS PTSA 8th Grade Transition Q&A
Join IH PTSA & PCMS PTSA for a Zoom-Live Question & Answer session. Open to ALL 8th grade families, on March 8th, 6:00 PM , while families prepare for IHS 9th grade course registration, due March 10, 2021 . There’s so much to think about, & our experts can help ease the way.  Zoom link . Questions, email Pacific Cascade PTSA . ... read full article
Java with Jeff on February 22Carrie Hipsher2/3/20212/22/2021
Java with Jeff on February 22
Join PCMS Principal Jeff McGowan for a virtual coffee break on February 22, 2021, at 7:00 PM.  Principal McGowan discusses what’s happening around PCMS and ISD.  It’s the best, quickest way to get your live questions answered, and learn more about PCMS.  French interpretation services will be provided. Other language requests, questions, contact Natasha de los Reyes or Kim Clarke . Click here to join the Zoom meeting at 7:00 PM. ... read full article
Sketch-O-Rama Game Night - Friday, January 29!Carrie Hipsher1/14/20211/29/2021
Sketch-O-Rama Game Night - Friday, January 29!
Join us for Sketch-O-Rama Night! You draw it, they guess it, for some laughs and fun. Can you out-draw PCMS teachers. It's all happening on Zoom, Friday, January 29th, 6:30 PM.  REGISTER HERE  by 12:00 PM, January 29th, to receive email with Zoom details. Questions, email  Lindsey8@gmail.com .  ... read full article
PURCHASING YEARBOOKS - Deadline January 31, 2021Tracie Jones12/15/20201/31/2021
PURCHASING YEARBOOKS - Deadline January 31, 2021
Yearbook students are creating an awesome yearbook. We need everyone to submit topic related photos (HELP!), so ALL STUDENTS are represented.  Click HERE to upload photos. Questions, email Natasha de los Reyes .  Deadline is January 31st! The cost is $30 .    Click here to purchase yearbook . ... read full article
Teachers Grant Applications due January 5Carrie Hipsher12/14/202012/28/2020
Teachers Grant Applications due January 5
PCMS PTSA awards grants supporting classroom innovation and enrichment, made possible by generous donations. ANYONE attending PCMS, or working with ISD, may apply. Complete the  GRANT APPLICATION FORM , and forward to  PCMS PTSA Grants Chair,  Shann on Lampman  before January 5, 2021.   Click HERE  for more information, and previously funded grants. ... read full article
THANK YOU from PCMS PTSA for your GENEROUS SUPPORT!Carrie Hipsher12/8/202012/13/2020
THANK YOU from PCMS PTSA for your GENEROUS SUPPORT!
Thank you PCMS families for participating in the Chipotle Dining for Dollars fundraiser last week!  We are grateful for the fantastic community turn out!  We couldn’t do it without YOU! ... read full article
Angel ProgramCarrie Hipsher12/8/202012/31/2020
Angel Program
The PCMS Angel Program strives to assist PCMS students and families who need a little help making ends meet.  We can help with food, clothing, school supplies or other necessities. Need help?  Email Ms. Frederick Want to help? Sign up here If you would like to donate to our Angel Program, to give gift cards to our PCMS families that could use a little help this holiday season, please drop them off at PCMS by Friday. They can also be sent via email here . Fred Meyer and Amazon are the most useful. Thank you so much! ... read full article
Monthly PCMS PTSA Art Challenge + November's WinnersCarrie Hipsher11/29/202012/20/2020
Monthly PCMS PTSA Art Challenge + November's Winners
For December, create and share your own GINGERBREAD House, homemade from cardboard, gingerbread and/or candy!  E ntries due Sunday, December 20th ,via email   minal.desai@gmail.com . Don't forget to vote (Details to follow...) Winners announced in January. Questions, examples, info, click HERE . NOVEMBER'S RESULTS ARE IN!!  Thank you students for all your hard work!  We received so many fantastic greeting cards and wall art, ALL handmade from scrap paper, magazines, or newspapers. Also, a special THANK YOU to our AMAZING sponsor, LYNN CRANE, from Lynn Crane Real Estate!  Thank you for supporting our kids, and the PCMS PTSA!  Great ... read full article
MONTHLY ART CHALLENGE-LET YOUR IMAGINATION GO WILD & CREATIVITY SOAR!Carrie Hipsher11/8/202011/23/2020
MONTHLY ART CHALLENGE-LET YOUR IMAGINATION GO WILD & CREATIVITY SOAR!
PROMPT: CREATE WALL ART OR GREETING CARD USING SCRAP PAPER, MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER ALL ENTRIES DUE NOV 23rd VIA EMAIL – minal.desai@gmail.com . WE WILL POST ON ONLINE VOTING FORUM, AND SHARE LINK WITH PARTICIPANTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA. INFORMATION,  CLICK HERE. ... read full article
PCMS Coat, Shirt & Sweatshirt Drive - November 16-25 Carrie Hipsher11/5/202011/25/2020
PCMS Coat, Shirt & Sweatshirt Drive - November 16-25
As we approach colder weather, we want to make sure all our PCMS students stay warm.   Please help by donating  new coats, shirts ,  and sweatshirts (size child medium-adult medium)   for  distribut ion  to PCMS students in need.   Contactless donation drop - offs can be made at the PCMS front door  Monday-Friday from 8AM-2PM.     ... read full article
MOD Pizza Fundraiser - What's for dinner?Tracie Jones10/10/202010/20/2020
MOD Pizza Fundraiser - What's for dinner?
MOD Pizza in Issaquah Highlands  will generously donate 20% of every meal purchased back to PCMS PTSA. Everyone can participate by visiting  MOD Pizza’s online order website , using the promo code “GF163066P” anytime, all day, OCTOBER 20, 2020, from 10:30 AM to10:00 PM. Sorry, offer not valid for in-person dining due to social distancing rules.  Click HERE to order TODAY! ... read full article
Holiday Gift BarnCarrie Hipsher10/5/202012/7/2020
Holiday Gift Barn
Every year Pickering Barn is turned into a store to help families in need.  This year, to ensure everyone’s safety, the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank is asking for GIFT CARD donations.  Gift cards will allow parents to shop safely on-line.  Check out all the details here Want to donate?  Register here Want to register your family to receive gift cards?  Register here . ... read full article
ParentWiser: Motivating Tweens/Teens - October 7 at 1:00 PMCarrie Hipsher10/1/202010/7/2020
ParentWiser: Motivating Tweens/Teens - October 7 at 1:00 PM
You Can Do This! Motivating Teens & Tweens for Distance Learning & Beyond– October 7th, 2020, @1:00 PM. Learn how to successfully motivate teens using Dr. Saline’s strength-based, collaborative approach. Instead of arguments and frustration, increase buy-in, motivation, success. Discover effective, practical strategies helping hundreds of families teach executive functioning skills, fostering independence in adolescents. Teens will procrastinate less, and get their stuff done! Sign up, details:   ParentWiser.org .  ... read full article
Last Textbook Pick-up DateCarrie Hipsher9/10/20209/16/2020
Last Textbook Pick-up Date
Wednesday, September 16th, 11:00-3:00 PM, last textbook pick-up day.  Parents, print out copy of your student's schedule, along with full student name on large paper, which will be handed to a school employee-runner.  Questions, contact PCMS front office. ... read full article
THANK YOU and HAPPY SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Tracie Jones6/30/20207/15/2020
THANK YOU and HAPPY SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PCMS PTSA is incredibly grateful to all our volunteers, families, ISD, organizations, along with the dedicated PCMS staff and administration. Thank you to our PTSA family, who stepped up to help, went above and beyond. We are sincerely touched and thankful to be a part of such a wonderful, caring PCMS community!  The PTSA looks forward to continuing our shared journey in 2020-21, refreshed, energized, and inspired, seeking further enrichment opportunities for our children, tomorrow’s future. Click on the link to read our  PCMS PTSA Year-end-review. Thank you, one and all! Have a wonderful, safe, healthy summer, and we’ll see everyone ... read full article
ISF: Nourish Every Mind 2021Tracie Jones3/30/20214/29/2021
ISF: Nourish Every Mind 2021
Nourish Every Mind will be held virtually, April 29 th , 7:00 PM. Learn from ISD students' personal experiences, how donor support makes a difference, and what's needed to ensure their future successes.  Check out our  Nourish Every Mind   ISFDN AUCTION , April 16-26, 2021. Register  HERE ,  and early to be entered into drawing for fantastic wine basket. Winner announced April 16, 2021. ... read full article
Virtual Java with Jeff - Join the ConversationTracie Jones2/23/20213/24/2021
Virtual Java with Jeff - Join the Conversation
Join PCMS Principal Jeff McGowan for a virtual coffee break on March 24, 2021, at 7:00 PM . CLICK HERE TO JOIN . Principal McGowan discusses what’s happening around PCMS and ISD. Best, quickest way to get your live questions answered, and learn more about PCMS.  Spanish and Japanese interpreters will be in attendance.  Other language requests, questions, email  Natasha de los Reyes  or  Kim Clarke . ... read full article
Reflections: Congratulations!Carrie Hipsher12/8/202012/22/2020
Reflections: Congratulations!
Thank you to all participating students for their awe-inspiring masterpieces, truly showcasing this year’s theme – I Matter Because… Congratulations to our PCMS PTSA Reflections Finalists: Arya Joshi, Anya Pimpkina, Ashvin Misro, Arshia Mohapatra, Megha Narra, and Suraj Narra.  ISD Reception (tentatively) scheduled for January 12, 2021. Special THANK YOU to Angela Bizzari, serving as Reflections Chair three years in a row!! ... read full article
Contribute to Holiday Staff AppreciationCarrie Hipsher11/20/202012/4/2020
Contribute to Holiday Staff Appreciation
Even thought we are not in school for Staff Appreciation, we would still like to show our gratitude for our amazing teachers by giving each of them a $15 Amazon gift card.  We really want them to feel our appreciation for all that they do, especially during these challenging times. If you would like to donate, please follow the instructions HERE and send your gift card by December 4 th . Any questions please contact  Lisa Small . ... read full article
School community effort needed for Yearbook!Carrie Hipsher11/12/202012/4/2020
School community effort needed for Yearbook!
Your 2020-2021 story is as unique as this school year. We don’t know how this year is going to turn out, but... We do know that the yearbook staff is going to create an awesome yearbook for our whole school community to enjoy now and for years to come.  Yearbook needs your help to do that by submitting as many  “topic related” photos as possible, so EVERYONE can be included. They needs pictures from September 2020 to the present (no summer pictures!)  CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS .  USER ID: 415465322   Questions email Natasha de los Reyes   ... read full article
Food distribution volunteers neededCarrie Hipsher11/4/202011/5/2020
Food distribution volunteers needed
I ssaquah Schools Foundation is supplying  PowerPacks  to families in need, distributing them from the high schools and needs some volunteer help between 4pm-6pm on the dates below.  Are you able to help distribute  PowerPacks  to families??  It’s  a super easy volunteer gig.? Just hand out the packs and keep track of the numbers.  If interested, please email  Carolyn Kennedy  at  c.kennedy@isfdn.org  with the dates and the schools you’re able to help out at.   Volunteers are needed at Liberty High School, Skyline High School and Issaquah High School on the following dates: November 16, November 19, November 30, December ... read full article
Spooky Halloween Bingo Night!Carrie Hipsher10/16/202010/28/2020
Spooky Halloween Bingo Night!
PCMS PTSA presents this fun night of games and prizes! Wear a costume if you'd like! Wednesday, October 28th, starting at 6:30 PM. Sign-up to guarantee your spot as space is limited. We'll forward the Zoom link and details to your email. Bingo cards can be printed or played online. Register here by October 26 .  ... read full article
PCMS PTSA October NewsletterCarrie Hipsher10/14/202010/20/2020
PCMS PTSA October Newsletter
**CHECK OU T THE NEW PTSA OCTOBER NEWSLETTER**   Want to join our mailing list?  Sign-up using the link at top of newsletter. ALWAYS more to come… ... read full article
Java with Jeff - Mandarin Interpreter AvailableCarrie Hipsher9/27/202010/29/2020
Java with Jeff - Mandarin Interpreter Available
Join Principal McGowan, October 29, 2020 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM. He will answer your live questions via Zoom Meeting. (New to Zoom,  sign up here to create an account).  NEW LINK: Click here to join the Zoom meeting.  Q uestions ?  Natasha de los Reyes . ... read full article
Java with Jeff ReplayCarrie Hipsher9/9/20209/23/2020
Java with Jeff Replay
Want to catch-up on last week's Q&A,  click here to watch . No time to watch? Here's a condensed  FAQ document . We'll keep updating throughout the year! ... read full article
Welcome Back PCMS PTSA Families, We're Glad You're Here!Tracie Jones8/4/20209/11/2020
Welcome Back PCMS PTSA Families, We're Glad You're Here!
Registration's easier than ever:  Join the PCMS PTSA ,  Donate , find Volunteer Opportunities , right here. Membership's first step in supporting PCMS! Donate to  "Pass the Hat"   - education-focused programs - grants & outreach funding... along with our  Fall Fundraiser  gift card drawing! Here's the 2020-21 Remote Learning ISD Bell Schedule . Questions,  email us! Stay Safe. Be Healthy and Happy. We're in This Together! ... read full article
PCMS PTSA MAY's Membership MeetingTracie Jones5/3/20215/19/2021
PCMS PTSA MAY's Membership Meeting
Join PCMS PTSA for our next Membership Meeting. Guest Speaker: PCMS' Scholarly Librarian Bethany Steirer, presents her list of best Summer Reads for kids of all ages. Stop by for some suggestions, and ask student-centered questions to tailor books for long summer car rides. We're winding down the year, looking forward greeting some of our new BOD members, but not too late to get involved for next year! PCMS PTSA has opportunities fitting all talents, time. New virtual PTSA reshapes the way we do business.  Click for Zoom link.   Check-out  PCMS PTSA's May Newsletter. ... read full article
8th Grade Promotion Gift Card Donations - LAST DAY: June 4th, 2021Tracie Jones4/25/20216/4/2021
8th Grade Promotion Gift Card Donations - LAST DAY: June 4th, 2021
PCMS PTSA's collecting $5 Gift Cards to local establishments, in lieu of 8 th  Grade Family Reception, ensuring all 375 8th Graders receive something special!   CLICK HERE to donate $5 GCs , delivered to Front Office –ATTN: Ms. Frederick. Also, families may directly donate for PCMS PTSA to purchase GCs, one-step process –  CLICK HERE to donate $$ . *Reminder: PCMS PTSA is 501(c)(3) organization; Donations 100% tax-deductible. THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT! Questions, PCMS PTSA Promotions. ... read full article
PCMS PTSA Membership MeetingTracie Jones3/14/20213/17/2021
PCMS PTSA Membership Meeting
Join PCMS PTSA for our monthly Zoom membership meeting, March 17, at 3:00 PM. We're looking to round out our BOD, discussing many volunteer opportunities! Also, learn about PCMS through PTSA updates. We'll have a GMM Appreciation give-away, open to all attendees, as everyone's invited to our meeting.  Zoom Link.  Questions,  Pacific Cascade PTSA . ... read full article
Spring Flowers Fundraiser – Perfect to Usher in SpringTracie Jones3/3/20213/25/2021
Spring Flowers Fundraiser – Perfect to Usher in Spring
PCMS PTSA is selling beautiful, WA State Spring flowers. Proceeds support PCMS student resources. Geraniums, Annuals, Baskets. Online purchase-payments , PCMS pick-up, contactless trunk drop-off = Safe for everyone. Delivery: April 15, 2021. Flyer. Questions, email PCMS PTSA. ... read full article
Yearbook - Showcasing 2020-21Tracie Jones2/23/20213/25/2021
Yearbook - Showcasing 2020-21
PCMS Yearbook needs your help by submitting as many “topic related” photos as possible, so EVERYONE's included.   (Quarantine life, road trips, PCMS Spirit Days, volunteering, outdoors, and snow days!)  More info and directions .   Click HERE to upload photos  -  USER ID: 415465322.  Jostens Link .   Questions email Natasha de los Reyes . ... read full article
8th Grade Graduation Yard Signs! Purchase NOW...Tracie Jones1/25/20213/21/2021
8th Grade Graduation Yard Signs! Purchase NOW...
PCMS PTSA wants to CELEBRATE an important milestone for all:  8th grade PCMS graduation, and starting a new 9th grade journey. Graduation Yard Signs HONOR AND RECOGNIZE students through custom-made signs. Options include personalization, adding profile pictures and/or names. Graduation signs - $20/each. Order before March 15, 2021.  Click HERE for EXAMPLES, INFO, and ORDERING .  Personalized Profile Picture Download - CLICK HERE .  Questions, email  Minal Desai-Monga  or Natasha de los Reyes . ... read full article
Thank you for all your votes!Carrie Hipsher1/15/20211/22/2021
Thank you for all your votes!
December Art Challenge: Gingerbread Houses. It was great to see all the amazing creations! It was really hard to decide for everyone. There was just a one vote difference between them all. FAVORITE: GINGERBREAD HOUSE D BY ANYA P. - Winner of a $10 GC to Starbucks!  All participants will receive a GC to Ladro. Many thanks to our amazing sponsor, Lynn Crane Real Estate who has given a gift for all participants this month. ... read full article
ISF Teacher GrantsCarrie Hipsher11/2/202011/19/2020
ISF Teacher Grants
Issaquah School Foundation will offer grants to teachers and staff, just as in the past: Classroom grants to $300,0 and Ketari Brown Grant to $10,000. Anyone can apply for a grant for PCMS – teachers, parents, administrative staff. Grant information and application link found here . Deadline is November 19 th . Questions, email Ali Mills . ... read full article
PCMS ASB Virtual Halloween Party! October 30thCarrie Hipsher10/14/202010/30/2020
PCMS ASB Virtual Halloween Party! October 30th
The PCMS All Student Body (ASB) will be hosting a Virtual Halloween Party, October 30, 2020. It’s a fun, social event for all students to celebrate the season. Students are welcome to wear appropriate, family-friendly costumes, and play virtual games. Winners of the pumpkin decorating and costume contests will be announced. To find out more details about the contests, student’s can visit “Virtual Commons” on their LYNX Life Canvas page. ... read full article
Reflections ENTRIES DUE 10/30/20 Carrie Hipsher10/1/202010/30/2020
Reflections ENTRIES DUE 10/30/20
NEW DUE DATE:  October 30th, 2020, by 3:00 PM .   Entry Forms can be found HERE.   This year's theme, “I Matter Because…”  Visit our REFLECTIONS page .  Questions, contact Reflections Chair,  Angela Bizzari. ... read full article
ParentWiser: Balance Home & TechTracie Jones8/2/20208/13/2020
ParentWiser: Balance Home & Tech
Successful tech plan for your family! Doreen Dodgen-Magee PsyD, provides solutions to fit our families’ needs. Real changes to the brain, relationships, personal lives are well documented, due to the effects of technology. Doreen explores these alterations, offering a realistic look how we can better use technology, breaking bad habits. August 13, 2020, at 7:00 PM; Zoom Webinar. ParentWiser.org ... read full article
Win a $200 JaK's Grill Gift Card!Kim Clarke7/30/20209/30/2020
Win a $200 JaK's Grill Gift Card!
Register on the PCMS PTSA website, creating family account to win restaurant gift cards: to  JaK's Grill ,  Agave, Just Poke,  Bento-ya Goemon , or Tantalus !   Website registrations must be completed no later than September 30, 2020  to qualify. No purchase necessary. All PCMS families, caregivers eligible. Drawing at October GMM.   Questions,  Kim Clarke, Fundraising Director.    HERE  for more details. ... read full article
Translators-PTSA Volunteer OpportunitiesTracie Jones7/29/20208/31/2020
Translators-PTSA Volunteer Opportunities
We’re looking for Volunteer Translators, fluent in Mandarin, Hindi, Spanish, or Japanese, to name a few, interested in translating documents to help PCMS PTSA best reach those families within our diverse community. Questions, interested, email Lisa Small, VP Volunteers , or contact  PCMS PTSA. ... read full article
Summer Reflections!Tracie Jones7/29/20208/31/2020
Summer Reflections!
Summer's a great time to start Reflections! Each year, National PTA sponsors an art competition for writers, composers, dancers, photographers, and visual artists, under the theme " I MATTER BECAUSE..."  Info found  HERE , or  WA State Reflections . Questions, contact PCMS PTSA Reflections Chair, Angela Bizzari . ... read full article
Influence the Choice Looking for Student LeadersTracie Jones6/18/20207/28/2020
Influence the Choice Looking for Student Leaders
TECH is an ITC youth coalition, looking for next generation leaders! Teens Encouraging Community Health, open to ALL ISD middle & high school students. Private, home school students are welcome, too. TECH student leaders gain critical knowledge, leadership skills to become change agents in our shared communities: through personal involvement, conducting community assessments, making prevention presentations, initiating and implementing advocacy and other community service projects. For more information, contact  Katie Moeller ... read full article
Register for ISF and IFCB Tools4SchoolsTracie Jones6/18/20208/5/2020
Register for ISF and IFCB Tools4Schools
Tools 4 School is a partnership between Issaquah Schools Foundation and Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank to provide brand new backpacks, with quality school supplies, to students within ISD. The program is designed for children who need extra assistance to successfully start the school year with the tools needed to be successful all year long.  ONE DAY ONLY, DRIVE THROUGH. REGISTER HERE before August 14th, 2020. Register to DONATE HERE . Questions? Please email   info@isfdn.org  or call 425-391-8557. ... read full article
ParentWiser: Parenting in PlaceTracie Jones6/4/20207/28/2020
ParentWiser: Parenting in Place
Parent Wiser is excited to present a Masterclass speaking series online this summer, designed to help during this challenging time.   Stressed about summer, wondering how your family will manage?  Completely burned out from demands placed on parents in recent months?  Craving practical strategies helping your child to thrive, prepare for what’s next? Nationally known expert presenters will lead weekly conversations addressing specific concerns we're facing as parents right now.  Browse the list of weekly topics below, visit their SITE , and REGISTER HERE. Series runs through July 29th, 2020. Note, fees apply. ... read full article
PCMS PTSA Reflections Wrap-up!Carrie Hipsher11/2/202011/16/2020
PCMS PTSA Reflections Wrap-up!
Thank you to all participating students for their outstanding work, truly showcasing this year’s theme – I Matter Because… School level decisions announced mid-November; ISD Reception (tentatively) January 12, 2021. Special THANK YOU to Angela Bizzari, serving as Reflections Chair three years in a row - thanks for your dedication, generosity, and support of Reflections!!!! ... read full article
ISF: Nourish Every MindTracie Jones3/10/20203/24/2020
ISF: Nourish Every Mind
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How to Help Community through COVID-19?Joana Figueiredo3/6/20207/31/2020
How to Help Community through COVID-19?
Issaquah Schools Foundation partnered with Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank to ensure meeting students' nutritional needs throughout closures. ISF and IFCB ask donors to purchase food boxes through  Supply All Kids , who purchase, pack distribution boxes. Families may also contribute directly to the Foundation . ISF directs support to current and emerging needs. Click  here for info. Looking for other ways, ISD provides easy ideas here . ... read full article
Connect with Families on WhatsApp - FACECarrie Hipsher11/20/202012/31/2022
Connect with Families on WhatsApp - FACE
Want to stay in the loop without always checking Facebook or Instagram? Have a quick question about school or the community? PCMS PTSA's Family and Community Engagement team welcomes our culturally diverse PCMS Families on WhatsApp!    We're here to help!  Contact  Joana Figueiredo.   ... read full article
GRANTS: Support Teachers and Classroom EnrichmentCarrie Hipsher10/1/202010/11/2020
GRANTS: Support Teachers and Classroom Enrichment
PCMS PTSA awards grant money for PCMS enrichment and support, made possible by generous family donations, through our “Pass the Hat” fundraiser. ANYONE attending PCMS or working with ISD can apply for a grant, helping our students to learn through innovation. Simply complete the  GRANT APPLICATION FORM , and forward to  PCMS PTSA Grants Chair,  Shann on Lampman . Imagine the possibilities! ... read full article
ISF: Nourish Every MindTracie Jones3/10/20204/16/2020
ISF: Nourish Every Mind
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Corporate MatchingJoana Figueiredo10/20/20138/1/2022
Corporate Matching
Hundreds of local companies offer Corporate Matching . Matching is not just offered by Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks... MANY companies match. Double-check with your company, as claiming takes seconds, and we’ve made it easy:  Corporate Matching. ... read full article
Support the PCMS PTSAJoana Figueiredo10/20/20198/1/2022
Support the PCMS PTSA
One-Stop-Shop :  Join the PCMS PTSA , Mail-in Membership Registration ,  Donate , AmazonSmile , How to Help?  Join us on Facebook , PCMS.PTSA Instagram , and  PCMS.PTSA.ASB Instagram . PCMS PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization; Donations are 100% tax-deductible.  ... read full article
Thank you for your continued support.Tracie Jones2/7/20202/21/2020
Thank you for your continued support.
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PCMS PTSA Quick LinksJoana Figueiredo10/20/20198/1/2028
PCMS PTSA Quick Links
Contact PCMS PTSA ,  PCMS Website ,   PCMS Daily Announcements ,  PCMS ENews, ISD Family Access , PCMS Student Activities ,  Issaquah Schools Foundation , ParentWiser , Cultural Bridges Magazine , ISD Cultural & Family Partnerships , ISD My School Bucks-Lunch Program ,  ISD Online Free-Reduced Student Lunch Application ,  Remote Learning Lunch Services.             Issaquah School District Issaquah Council PTSA 2.6 ... read full article