Join the Team!
Would you like to be more involved with our Gibson Ek community? Join the team! The Gibson Ek PTSA Nominating Committee is seeking for candidates  for our 2021-2020 Executive Board.    If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about open positions, please contact the nominating committee: Mike Morrow, Christina , and Tiffany Holland.    Elections will take place during our May 20th General Membership Meeting.  ... read full article
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Cindy Kelm 
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2021 Action Forum for Youth
Join us for the 2021 Action Forum for Youth Wednesday, May 19, 202111:30–1:00 p.m. Online via Zoom ALL ARE WELCOME!  Registration is required.  Register at:  bit.ly/AFFY21 ... read full article
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Cindy Kelm 
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Class of 2021 Senior Activities
Interested in helping out? Have ideas? Want to know what is in the works? ?  Click on that graphic! ... read full article
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General Membership Meeting - May 20th
    General Membership Meeting   Thursday, May 20th @ 6:30pm via Zoom Meeting Link Meeting ID: 920 0330 4853 Passcode: 11111 ... read full article
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General Membership Meeting - March 18 CANCELLEDCK3/6/20213/18/2021
General Membership Meeting - March 18 CANCELLED
Our March meeting has been cancelled. Please join us for our April 15th meeting!  General Membership Meeting:   Thursday, March 18th at 6:30pm   (check your School eNews for login information or the calendar event)    ... read full article
General Membership Meeting - October 20209/24/202010/23/2020
General Membership Meeting - October 2020
Join us for our General Membership Meeting Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm   See calendar item for remote meeting credentials.   ... read full article
General Membership Meeting - September 24th!9/14/20209/24/2020
General Membership Meeting - September 24th!
Join us for our first General Membership Meeting of 2020-2021! Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 pm. Approving Standing Rules, Mission & Goals, and Budget for 2020-2021. Nominating and electing a secretary and a treasurer. Julia Bamba will be giving an update. Shawn Mulanix will be discussing college admission details.  Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meetin g/register/tZEudeqpqDMtHNYuN-_ TEK1NV4OzDhcZZ2t8 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. ... read full article
Join the Team!Cindy Kelm3/25/20215/20/2021
Join the Team!
Would you like to be more involved with our Gibson Ek community? Join the team! The Gibson Ek PTSA Nominating Committee is seeking for candidates  for our 2021-2020 Executive Board.    If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about open positions, please contact the nominating committee: Mike Morrow, Christina , and Tiffany Holland.    Elections will take place during our May 20th General Membership Meeting.  ... read full article
Life Skills with Julie Lythcott-HaimsCK3/1/20214/21/2021
Life Skills with Julie Lythcott-Haims
Julie  Lythcott - Haims Your Turn: How to Be an Adult April 21st @ 7pm Julie offers compassion, personal experience, and practical strategies for living a more authentic adulthood, as well as inspiration from individuals who have successfully launched their adult lives.  High school students are invited to attend.   More information and registration is available at   www.parentwiser.org/events  or register directly on  Eventbrite   ... read full article
Annual Student Video Contest is NOW OPENCindy Kelm2/22/20213/24/2021
Annual Student Video Contest is NOW OPEN
? The 9th Annual Influence the Choice Video Contest is now open!   To learn more, visit  Influence the Choice . Rules & Information . Submission deadline is April 9, 2021. ... read full article
Powerful Study Techniques That Make The GradeCK2/15/20213/3/2021
Powerful Study Techniques That Make The Grade
March 3rd at 7:00pm Research reveals: most students aren’t taught how to study, and the strategies they devise by themselves don’t work. Also, brain science points to some very clear, easy-to-implement (and even motivating!) strategies that are proven to work, if only students knew them. Ready to upgrade your, or your students', study skills? Gretchen Wegner’s presentation condenses the complex neuroscience of learning into a simple 3-steps. Participants will learn the science behind effective study strategies, and walk away with an easy checklist for what to do before each test to rock your learning... and your grades! REGISTRATION  information to ... read full article
The Upstanders - film discussion w/ Swedish Mental HealthCK1/21/20212/10/2021
The Upstanders - film discussion w/ Swedish Mental Health
February 10th at 7:00pm Join us for a discussion with Tori McBride, Behavioral Health Supervisor at Swedish Medical Center and ISD school counselors, after watching The Upstanders from home February 8-10th. An IndieFlix Original Documentary for ages 13+, “The Upstanders explores cyber-bullying, bullying among friends, families, co-workers and the brain science behind it all. The film highlights new laws and programs already reducing bullying in schools and shows us how we can learn to make a difference together to create systemic change.” REGISTRATION : Parent Wiser ... read full article
Impact ScholarshipsCK1/10/20212/28/2021
Impact Scholarships
Available to high school juniors and seniors , the Issaquah Schools Foundation offers 2 scholarships, awarded to students who submit essays that describe how Issaquah Schools Foundation-funded programs have enriched their education. The scholarships are offered in two categories: Written ($1000) and Presentation ($1500).  Information at:  http://isfdn.org/impact-scholars .   Application deadline is February 28, 2021 .   ... read full article
Great Careers ConferenceCindy Kelm1/10/20211/28/2021
Great Careers Conference
Held in partnership with the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, the Great Careers Conference introduces students to secondary education options outside the typical four-year career path.  The conference aims to educate Issaquah district high school students about careers they can pursue through certificated, apprenticeship, or two-year degree programs. The virtual event will be held  February 3, 2021  and is filled with speakers from selected industries, presentations on the next steps in pursuing your career and a career expo where you can get information about educational opportunities after high school.  REGISTER HERE! ... read full article
Upcoming EventsCindy Kelm1/4/20213/2/2021
Upcoming Events
March 3 Powerful Study Techniques That Make The Grade  with Gretchen Wegner (middle & high school students invited to attend with a caregiver) April 21 Life Skills  with Julie Lythcott-Haims (students invited) For more information and registration, visit:  www.parentwiser.org/events   ... read full article
General Membership Meeting - November 25!!11/11/202011/25/2020
General Membership Meeting - November 25!!
Join us for our General Membership Meeting! Wednesday, November 25 at 6:30 pm. ZOOM Link Meeting ID: 941 9369 7820 Password:  11232020   ... read full article
Washington State PTA 2020 Advocacy Survey10/10/202010/20/2020
Washington State PTA 2020 Advocacy Survey
Washington State PTA 2020 Advocacy Survey Member Voices Matter!   The Washington State PTA (WSPTA) platform is member-driven and this survey provides an opportunity for all members to guide their PTA delegates when they vote at the upcoming WSPTA Legislative Assembly on October 24 -25, 2020. This survey  includes proposed legislative issues, principles, and resolutions to build the WSPTA 2020-21 Legislative Platform. Your replies will be sent to your local PTA president who will share them with your PTA delegates. Your delegates will participate in proposal education, caucusing, and debates. Your replies will be added to their knowledge base as they ... read full article
2021 Action Forum for YouthCindy Kelm4/21/20215/19/2021
2021 Action Forum for Youth
Join us for the 2021 Action Forum for Youth Wednesday, May 19, 202111:30–1:00 p.m. Online via Zoom ALL ARE WELCOME!  Registration is required.  Register at:  bit.ly/AFFY21 ... read full article
Class of 2021 Senior Activities3/1/20215/31/2021
Class of 2021 Senior Activities
Interested in helping out? Have ideas? Want to know what is in the works? ?  Click on that graphic! ... read full article
Health & Wellness Opportunity: Spring Fun Run!CK2/24/20214/30/2021
Health & Wellness Opportunity: Spring Fun Run!
In the spirit of our mission to support the physical, emotional and social wellness of our youth, Influence the Choice is so excited to announce our First Annual Spring Fun Run April 5th-30th   Details at  Influence the Choice Spring Fun Run   ... read full article
Cultural Bridges MagazineCK1/10/20212/28/2021
Cultural Bridges Magazine
Learn more about Cultural Bridges and find the current Cultural Bridges Magazine in 7 languages at:  https://isfdn.org/our-purpose/advancing-academic-achievement5/cultural-bridges/ ... read full article
Managing Stress, Anxiety and ParentingCK1/10/20211/20/2021
Managing Stress, Anxiety and Parenting
January 20th at 4:00pm How do stress and anxiety operate under everyday conditions and at heightened times of concern and disruption? Come learn from an expert. Dr. Lisa Damour will teach us how to keep pressure and tension from reaching toxic levels and she will coach us on how to support our children in cultivating these skills. We can learn to develop reliable strategies for coping with ongoing tension. REGISTER HERE   ... read full article
ParentWiser: Motivating Teens...9/16/202010/7/2020
ParentWiser: Motivating Teens...
I n this strange time, you need tips and tools for helping your tween or teen with starting and completing things more than ever. Dr Sharon Saline, veteran psychologist, believes that when you include young people in creating solutions to daily challenges, you increase their buy-in and their motivation.      October 7th, 2020, 1pm Register at  www.parentwiser.org/events ... read full article
General Membership Meeting - May 20thCK4/15/20215/20/2021
General Membership Meeting - May 20th
    General Membership Meeting   Thursday, May 20th @ 6:30pm via Zoom Meeting Link Meeting ID: 920 0330 4853 Passcode: 11111 ... read full article
Nourish Every Mind 2021CK1/29/20214/29/2021
Nourish Every Mind 2021
Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind 23rd Annual Celebration : April 29, 2021 at 7pm Online Auction : April 16 - 26, 2021 Visit  https://isfdn.org/nourish-every-mind/  for more information!   ... read full article
Foundation Program Spotlight – Impact dataCK1/10/20212/10/2021
Foundation Program Spotlight – Impact data
The Foundation is consistently working to provide resources that effectively support our students - with our current focus on funding what is most needed during remote learning.  Thanks to?the?generosity?of donations provided by our community, below is a snapshot of?what we accomplished together during the 2019-2020 school year. The Foundation remains committed to providing resources that support students both inside and outside the classroom.  As such, while many programs look a different during remote learning, they continue to be available to support students. After-school Homework Help: ?students?received one-to-one help from teachers almost 7,000 times during after-school homework labs. Food Aid: ?More ... read full article
ParentWiser: This Year's Keynote Speaker10/21/202011/18/2020
ParentWiser: This Year's Keynote Speaker
How to Raise Successful Kids Without Overparenting November 18, 2020 7 p.m.  Guest Speaker: Julie Lythcott-Haims Drawing on research, on conversations with educators, admissions officers, and employers and on her own insights as a mother and former student dean at Stanford University, Julie highlights the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Julie offers practical strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Register at  ... read full article
Understanding the LGBTQA Journey and Issues, with Aidan Key9/16/202010/15/2020
Understanding the LGBTQA Journey and Issues, with Aidan Key
Gender Diversity in Children: Navigating the Journey Guest Speaker: Aiden Key October 15, 2020 6:30 - 8:00 pm via Zoom   Topics to be covered:   What does OSPI offer to WA schools to address gender inclusion?  What areas still need work?  Gender identity:  We’ll briefly explore the scientific, social, and medical community perspectives to gain a current understanding of this concept.  Your child (or your child’s close friend) says they are transgender or nonbinary – Now what?   What can/should families expect from schools regarding the support of gender diverse children?   Why the emphasis on pronouns and bathrooms and why is ... read full article
ParentEd Event:Cindy Kelm8/1/20208/13/2020
ParentEd Event:
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