Parentwiser: Goodbye, Anxiety
In today’s world, who isn’t feeling stressed? From the everyday—work, school, relationships, social media—to the unprecedented, you may often feel anxious and overwhelmed. Terri Bacow, Ph.D., developed " Goodbye, Anxiety: A Guided Journal for Overcoming Worry."   to help you find relief. Register on   Eventbrite   ... read full article
Author:
Megan Hill 
Show from:
2/26/2024-3/19/2024

PTSA Spring Social & Meeting
Author:
Nancy Lipnickey 
Show from:
3/2/2024-3/13/2024
Applications are open for the class of 2028!Megan Hill1/20/20242/29/2024
Applications are open for the class of 2028!
Do you know an eighth grader who would be a great fit for our school community?  Encourage them to apply by February 29th!  More info and applications can be found at gibsonek.ISD411.org. ... read full article
Spooky Dance Needs Your Help!Lisa Peppin10/13/202310/20/2023
Spooky Dance Needs Your Help!
Photographer, snacks, and pumpkins pumpkins pumpkins!!! (Pumpkins needed by Monday, Oct 16th!)   Check out the full flier here .     Or jump straight to the signup genius .   ... read full article
Calling Culinary ArtistsLisa Peppin1/30/20242/7/2024
Calling Culinary Artists
Staff Appreciation Luncheon February 2024 - International Flavors   Dear Gibson Ek Families,   Your PTSA hosts a staff appreciation luncheon on the first Wednesday of each month. For February 7th, we would love your help! Please use this Signup Genius link for more information.   ... read full article
General Membership Meeting and Holiday TreatsLisa Peppin11/21/202312/6/2023
General Membership Meeting and Holiday Treats
Did you see our Constant Contact Flier ? If not, maybe your email filters are not showing our communications to you!  For the second year in a row, our December General Membership Meeting will be light on meeting and heavy on community connection! Agenda for the very short meeting here. Dec. 6th from 5:30-7:30 PM at Gibson Ek High School      ... read full article
Movie Night!Lisa Peppin10/17/202311/3/2023
Movie Night!
The students have organized the first of what they hope to be several movie nights at the school. Just a fun activity to keep the community close. To support them, our PTSA has gotten a Swank Motion Pictures licensing contract through the Washington State PTSA.  Now, it's time to get chaperones and snacks! Who's game?  Friday, November 3rd, 5:30-8 PM https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084AAEAB29A0F8C25-45365887-student                   ... read full article
Back To School Parent Welcome SocialLisa Peppin8/31/20239/7/2023
Back To School Parent Welcome Social
    Please RSVP here , or email president@gibsonekptsa.org   ... read full article
Parentwiser: Goodbye, AnxietyMegan Hill2/26/20243/19/2024
Parentwiser: Goodbye, Anxiety
In today’s world, who isn’t feeling stressed? From the everyday—work, school, relationships, social media—to the unprecedented, you may often feel anxious and overwhelmed. Terri Bacow, Ph.D., developed " Goodbye, Anxiety: A Guided Journal for Overcoming Worry."   to help you find relief. Register on   Eventbrite   ... read full article
Your Gibson Ek PTSA wishes you aMegan Hill12/16/202312/31/2023
Your Gibson Ek PTSA wishes you a
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PTSA Spring Social & MeetingNancy Lipnickey3/2/20243/13/2024
PTSA Spring Social & Meeting
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ISD Juniors & Seniors: $1,000 & $2,000 Continuing Education Scholarships Now Available!Megan Hill1/10/20242/11/2024
ISD Juniors & Seniors: $1,000 & $2,000 Continuing Education Scholarships Now Available!
Don’t miss out on your chance to earn an Impact Scholarship from the Issaquah Schools Foundation! Share how Foundation-funded programs have enriched your educational journey and potentially earn funds for your post-graduation education. Please visit: https://isfdn.org/our-purpose/advancing-academic-achievement5/impact-scholars/ To read the flyer in other languages (Arabic (عربى), Chinese ( 中文 ), Spanish (Español), Japanese ( 日本語 ), Korean ( 한국어 ), Russian (русский), or Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)), please check here:  https://issuu.com/ issaquahschoolsfoundation/ docs/impact_scholarships_3_ wks_flyer_not_english?fr= xIAEoAT3_NTU1 ... read full article
ParentWiser: Reducing Frustration & Fostering ResilienceMegan Hill12/16/20231/16/2024
ParentWiser: Reducing Frustration & Fostering Resilience
In the face of escalating irritability and diminishing resilience in our kids and ourselves, how do we reduce everyone’s frustration load? Jenni Pertuset provides a map for understanding frustration, anger, and aggression, for adults to create more ease at school and at home. ParentWiser will be hosting Pertuset, a local leader in parent education specializing in anxiety, on January 16th at 7pm in-person at the District Administration Building.  Please register for this event on Eventbrite. ... read full article
ISF: Monster Mash 5KMegan Hill10/12/202310/28/2023
ISF: Monster Mash 5K
Issaquah Schools Foundation's Monster Mash 5K is Saturday, October 28th! Registrations are still open, but at this time t-shirts can't be guaranteed.  Click here to register , or click here to view volunteer opportunities. ... read full article
ISF: Parent Connect Megan Hill10/12/202310/14/2023
ISF: Parent Connect
Join local experts and other parents at Gibson Ek on Saturday, October 14, from 9 AM-12 PM for Parent Connect, an interactive conference on youth mental health & wellbeing.  This event is put on by the Issaquah Schools Foundation. Register Her e ... read full article
Volunteer Hours for StudentsMegan Hill10/6/202310/28/2023
Volunteer Hours for Students
    Influence The Choice is holding "The Power of Me, The Power of We" on November 4 at PCMS for middle school students. They are also still looking for high school volunteers to help facilitate the event.  All youth attending will get volunteer hours.  There is a training session for volunteers on October 28th on zoom from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm . ... read full article
Family Engagement Night (plus Parent After-Social)Lisa Peppin9/17/20239/22/2023
Family Engagement Night (plus Parent After-Social)
The PTSA is excited to help get the word out about Gibson Ek's Family Engagement Night this year. You won't want to miss this event. The school has planned a great night for everyone with lots of opportunities to learn more about how our school "ticks" on the inside. We'll let their flyer speak for itself  ( CLICK HERE! ) <<--- Really, you don't want to miss it. (Note: our website is particularly bad at embedding PDFs - that's why we're linking it, but really, click up there.)  The basics: Thursday, September 21st, 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM at the ... read full article
Welcome!Lisa Peppin8/29/20239/7/2023
Welcome!
  School has started! Have you joined the PTSA yet? If not, complete our start-of-the-year Membership Packet here . This is a great way for us to know who you are, how much you want to be involved, and to get you connected with other parents.    We cannot do it without you! Start the new year! ... read full article
Membership BenefitsLisa Peppin6/13/20237/31/2023
Membership Benefits
Washington State PTSA has several membership benefits you can still take advantage of over the summer!    Membership Benefits for Spring and Summer Travel    Local PTAs can advertise the many financial benefits of becoming a PTA member to help grow membership in the spring. Members will get the information to log into the member discount codes page in the welcome letter they receive when they join PTA. Please do not share the discount codes with non-members! Have YOU used one of these benefits? Share your personal story with local members so that they can see the benefit of joining PTA today!    ... read full article
Mark your calendars!Lisa Peppin9/21/202311/5/2023
Mark your calendars!
Upcoming Events   November 3rd, 2023 - Student Movie Night - chaperones and snacks needed - sign up   December 6th, 2023 - Holiday Treat Sharing and GMM - We really enjoyed learning about all of your favorite holiday treat traditions last year, so we’re planning this event again this year. Hopefully, we’ll also line up a fun or interesting speaker or topic, but if not - let’s make those treats shine! December 11th, 2023 - Hot Cocoa Morning for the students. Volunteers needed!   December 11th - 15th, 2023 - Learning Cycle 1 Exhibitions. Look out for sign-ups for ... read full article
Year in ReviewLisa Peppin8/5/20238/19/2023
Year in Review
Did you miss our last communication last school year? Are you new to the Gibson Ek PTSA? If so, check out our Year In Review video showing off a few of our favorite activities and events. At least those we remembered to take pictures of!    Year in Review Video ... read full article