Membership Matters!
Not yet a member? Still need to renew your membership?   Join or  Renew  your  PTSA Membership  today ! Want to know more about benefits of PTSA Membership?   Click here . ... read full article
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ISD Schools Closed March 13 - April 24, 2020
  https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/emergency-details/2020/03/12/isd-schools-to-close-from-friday-march-13-through-friday-april-24 ... read full article
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2020 Levy Community Information Night1/4/20201/15/2020
2020 Levy Community Information Night
Superintendent Ron Thiele will present facts and information about the renewal levy which will be on the February 11th, 2020 Ballot. School Board Members and Volunteers for Issaquah Schools will be there to answer questions and share information. Please join us.  Bring your questions, get answers! King County Library Resource Center, January 15th, 7-8:30pm.    Hosted by: Volunteers for Issaquah Schools  www.visvote.org ... read full article
2020 Levy InformationCindy Kelm11/16/20192/11/2020
2020 Levy Information
BALLOTS ARE DUE - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11th!!!   Have you turned in your ballot yet?   Issaquah School District 2020 Levy Information Levies are the only locally approved ballot measures that directly pay for classroom and educational needs in our schools that the state can’t meet.  This levy renewal will be on the February 11, 2020 ballot for voters to decide on. The current levy supports  the great programs and services is set to expire in 2020. Get your Levy Facts:  https://issaquah.wednet.edu/district/levy-2020 ... read full article
Membership Meeting - September 19th9/6/20199/19/2019
Membership Meeting - September 19th
Gibson Ek PTSA is seeking to fill the position of Vice President! Join us for our first membership meeting of this school year. We are still seeking to fill the role of Vice President. Nominations will be taken from the floor prior to holding an election. Until then, Cindy Kelm has been appointed as the Interim Vice President until a Vice President has been elected.   General Membership Meeting & Welcome BBQ September 19th, 6pm The Feinsilber's Home.  Check calendar for location and sign up link! We look forward to seeing you! ... read full article
Can you recognize the signs of depression?Cindy Kelm11/5/201911/7/2019
Can you recognize the signs of depression?
  Can you recognize the signs of depression?  Join the Issaquah School District community forum Nov 7 at Issaquah HS for  How to Keep Your Teen Safe . Forefront’s LEARN Saves Lives Training offers skills and confidence to empower you to guide caring conversations with peers, friends and family, to move toward hope, recovery and survival. Find out more at  http://ParentWiser.org/events . Parents hope their own teen won't be affected by issues like suicide, but statistics show that 1 out of 6 teens have had thoughts about ending their lives. Come to a very important meeting on  Thursday, November 7th ... read full article
Welcome Back Membership Meeting & BBQ9/6/20199/19/2019
Welcome Back Membership Meeting & BBQ
Welcome Back!     We invite you to  JOIN US   at our first General Membership Meeting & Welcome BBQ :   Thursday, September 19th, 6pm Feinsilber Residence:  4156 187th Ave SE, Issaquah Meet your fellow Gibson Ek parents and learn more about PTSA and Gibson Ek. We will be providing grilled fare (burgers, hot dogs).  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share (sign up here) . ( Please, no pork or shellfish .) Not yet a member or haven't renewed yet?   No problem! You can  join/renew online  24/7 or  print a paper form  and bring it (and ... read full article
Membership Matters!Cindy Kelm9/1/20195/31/2020
Membership Matters!
Not yet a member? Still need to renew your membership?   Join or  Renew  your  PTSA Membership  today ! Want to know more about benefits of PTSA Membership?   Click here . ... read full article
ISD Schools Closed March 13 - April 24, 20203/12/20204/5/2020
ISD Schools Closed March 13 - April 24, 2020
  https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/emergency-details/2020/03/12/isd-schools-to-close-from-friday-march-13-through-friday-april-24 ... read full article
ParentWiser: How to Be a Culturally Competent FamilyCindy Kelm1/15/20201/23/2020
ParentWiser: How to Be a Culturally Competent Family
How to Be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020   Wednesday, January 22 7-8:30pm Liberty High School Theater   Are your kids hearing racially or culturally-charged comments on the news? Are you wondering how to empower them to be culturally competent through your own modeling and conversation? In this paradigm-shifting talk, Dr. Caprice Hollins unpacks the ways we’ve been socialized to think about differences, helps us engage in courageous conversations with one another and our children, and develop new ways of being.   REGISTER :  https://bit.ly/2NtLiRj ... read full article
ParentWiser: Normal Sucks!Cindy Kelm9/18/201910/23/2019
ParentWiser: Normal Sucks!
Normal Sucks!    How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines Confessional and often hilarious, inspirational writer Jonathan Mooney talks about how normal sucks and different does not mean deficient — and we shouldn't be striving for, or enforcing, normalcy on anyone. With humor, knowledge and hope, he meditates on neuro-diversity, offering the radical message that we should stop trying to fix people and start empowering them to succeed.   Tuesday, October 22nd, 7-8:30pm at the Skyline High School Theater.  For more information and to register:  http: //ParentWiser.org Free for  PTSA members in Issaquah School District, non-members $10 donation ... read full article
We Need YOU!Cindy Kelm9/4/20199/24/2019
We Need YOU!
Are you looking for a way to help out? Meet other parents? Make a difference? Join us! We are in need of people for these specific positions, but if something else is your jam, let us know!!!  We are looking for chairs for these positions: Communications eNews Family & Community Engagement (FACE) Newsletter Nominating Committee Outreach Senior Planning   ... read full article
Golden Acorn Nominations are OPEN1/19/20202/10/2020
Golden Acorn Nominations are OPEN
This is the time of year that we honor our outstanding PTSA Volunteers! Deadline for submissions is midnight, Sunday, February 9th, 2020. ONLINE NOMINATION FORM Do you know a volunteer who goes “above and beyond” for our kids for our PTSA? Golden Acorn Award . Gibson Ek PTSA honors outstanding volunteer service for children by awarding the Golden Acorn Award annually. The winners of this award are PTA/PTSA members who volunteer in ways that meet the mission of PTA: promoting the health, welfare, safety and education of ALL children and youth in our schools and community. The Golden Acorn Award is ... read full article
ISD Transportation Department Weather Emergency Notification BulletinCindy Kelm10/10/20192/14/2020
ISD Transportation Department Weather Emergency Notification Bulletin
ISD Transportation Department Weather Emergency Notification Bulletin   includes information on snow routes and stops, as well as program cancellations and schedule changes due to inclement weather. ... read full article
ParentWiser: Plugged-in ParentsCindy Kelm1/15/20202/11/2020
ParentWiser: Plugged-in Parents
Plugged-in Parents Keeping kids safe, happy and healthy in the digital age   Monday, February 10th 7-8:30pm Issaquah High School Theater   Even the most in-tune parents could use some extra tips for keeping up with the fast-changing media landscape. Local Issaquah mental health therapist specializing in technology fixation, and youth screen time use, Jocelyn Skillman, partners with nationally acclaimed Common Sense Media to deliver a comprehensive presentation addressing the biggest concerns parents of elementary and middle schoolers have: managing screen time, getting a cellphone, cyberbullying, social media, apps, and more.   REGISTER :  https://bit.ly/2QW3gOD ... read full article
onelove Escalation WorkshopCindy Kelm1/15/20202/4/2020
onelove Escalation Workshop
Escalation Workshop Monday, February 3 7pm—8:30 pm Issaquah High School Theater   Come join IH PTSA and the One Love Foundation to watch an emotional film documentary and have a guided discussion about healthy teen relationships.   Escalation  is a true story re-enacted in honor of Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old college student who lost her life to an abusive relationship. Nobody saw the signs; but shocking to learn that 1 in 3 women, 1 in 4 men, and 1 in 2 trans and non-binary people will experience relationship abuse. The One Love Foundation educates young people about healthy vs unhealthy ... read full article
Screenagers Next ChapterCindy Kelm10/10/201910/23/2019
Screenagers Next Chapter
Screenagers Next Chapter:  Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilienc e Free Showing Oct 22 at Liberty Performing Arts Center  Maywood Middle School is hosting a FREE showing of Screenagers  Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilienc e at Liberty High School. It is a film by the makers of  Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age  and is about helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-fill world. Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help us all flip the script on stress, anxiety and depression.    Tuesday, October 22 nd  at the Liberty ... read full article
Healthy Kids-Healthy Community InitiativeCindy Kelm9/4/20199/9/2019
Healthy Kids-Healthy Community Initiative
September 9, 2019, 7 to 9 pm at the King County Library Service Center.   Come listen, learn and share how Issaquah can address the key issues facing our youth. This will be a panel on the Healthy Kids-Healthy Community discussion hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah.   The panel includes Ron Thiele; Issaquah Schools Superintendent, Scott Behrbaum; Issaquah Chief of Police and Cori Walters; Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank Executive Director.  https://www.issaquahwa.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=8636 ... read full article
Issaquah Schools Foundation Dining for KidsCindy Kelm9/20/201912/4/2019
Issaquah Schools Foundation Dining for Kids
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.     December 4:  Ohana Eastside   ... read full article