MONDAY MESSENGER
March 16, 2020
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DISTRICT NEWS
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

The Bellevue School District is committed to keeping our learning community informed. The health and well-being of our students, staff, and community are a top concern. All updates from the Bellevue School District on COVID-19 can be found here: https://bsd405.org/corona-virus-covid-19/

What You Need to Know:
  • Bellevue School District schools will be closed from March 13 through April 24.
  • Free Grab & Go Meals for Kids and Teens: English Flyer / Spanish Flyer Meals will be available to any child under the age of 18 at Lake Hills Elementary School and Sammamish High School from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily. During that time, families will receive a lunch and breakfast for the following day.
  • Sign Up for Family Services: English Form / Encuesta de Servicios de Apoyo Estudiantil
  • Childcare is available for no cost at Lake Hills Elementary School for children in preschool through 5th grade. Childcare hours at the school will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Space will be limited. The Bellevue Boys and Girls Club will also be open and providing care while schools are closed.
  • Base stations for wireless internet access (hotspots) and laptops are available for student use. They can be checked out from our Technology Office. Students can also receive tech support from the tech support staff at their school, who will be available by email and phone, from our help desk at studenthelp@bsd405.org, or in person at Sammamish High School.
RESOURCES
SCHOOL CLOSED MARCH 13 THROUGH APRIL 24

The situation continues to evolve daily, there is a lot of information coming at us about COVID-19. Here are some helpful links to monitor the most current information:











Seattle Times article (with graph from Institute for Disease Modeling) explains how social-distancing helps.
SCHOOL NEWS
IS PARENTS AND STUDENTS: SEND IN PICTURES FOR YEARBOOK!

Hello parents and students of IS! Yearbook is looking for pictures of IS students to showcase our student life in the 2020 yearbook! We need pictures in these categories:
 
  • Summer photos (such as summer vacations, trips)
  • Sports/athletics
  • IS Siblings
  • Weather (such as students playing in the snow)
  • Pets
 
Photos of only current IS students (and pets if applicable) are preferred. Please submit any photos you have from July 2019 to now! Please send pictures to Enid Becker, beckere@bsd405.org   by March 17, 2020   and include names of all pictured (including pets) and grades of the students.
MASTHEAD / DIRECTORY / LINKS
President
Azfar Moazzam 
Secretary
Zena Heywood
Treasurer 1
Tony Wang
Treasurer 2
Nancy Chung
VP of Communications
Li Wu
VPs of Community
Qiong Chen & Rachel An
VP of Fundraising
Dori Kelleran
VPs of Outreach
Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen
& Beverly Ni
Membership
OPEN
Advocacy
Krista Hammer
Monday Messenger
Julie Molinari
Website
Li Zhang
IS Staff Liaison
Marrene Franich & Wesley Hung
PTSA
Website: www.isptsa.org
Newsletter Submissions: news@isptsa.org
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CONFUSED ABOUT SOMETHING?
The ISPTSA is always here to help answer your IS questions.

Email us here , and we'll help you find the answers you need.
SCHOOL DIRECTORY & LINKS
Attendance 425-456-6545
Main Office 425-456-6500 
MS Counseling 425-456-6546
HS Counseling 425-456-6542 
Registrar 425-456-6535 

SUPPORT YOUR PTSA
Donate Anytime

Write your check to the International School PTSA and send it to:
ISPTSA
445 128th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98005
Or, even easier, donate
via PayPal .
ISPTSA TUMBLER
Support your school community and the environment by buying an ISPTSA Tumbler

 These great-looking 14-oz dual-wall insulated stainless-steel tumblers have a swivel lid with drink-thru opening and a plastic-ring seal to stave off spills. With the ISPTSA logo, it will keep your drink hot or cold while you look cool handling the morning commute or afternoon pickup, and your purchase will benefit the International School PTSA!

Visit the International School PTSA Store . Proceeds benefit the International School PTSA.

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