MONDAY MESSENGER
April 6, 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/
SCHOOL NEWS
EBOOKS AVAILABLE!

Dear parents and students,

I’m so excited to introduce to you our new library digital collection. To meet with the demands for digital materials, we now have more than 70 fiction and graphic novel eBooks in our Destiny library.

All these eBooks are new release titles. Our students can check them out to read on their laptops and any mobile devices. To view our digital collection and learn more about our eBooks and audiobooks, please visit our library webpage  here .

If you need any help or have any questions, requests, or suggestions please feel free to contact me at  dangt@bsd405.org

Thank you so much for your support of the IS library.
Michele Dang
Library Specialist
RESOURCES
TECH SUPPORT!

The Bellevue School District’s Technology Support Team is committed to providing technical support to students, parents and staff. Click here for more info.
PLEASE DONATE TODAY TO HELP BELLEVUE STUDENTS

The developments around COVID-19 have put our most vulnerable students and families at risk. The Bellevue Schools Foundation has been asked to release $50,000 for emergency food for 3,500 students who normally rely on their school for nutritious meals. Additionally, the Foundation is paying for counselors that are providing virtual and phone counseling to secondary students facing anxiety and depression.

Please donate in any amount today at  http://www.bellevueschoolsfoundation.org/donate/
Thank you in advance for your support!
PTSA NEWS
ADVOCACY NEWS

Dear Parents and Students, 
Do you have an issue or concern that affects youth at a state-wide level? PTSA generates our legislative platform at the grassroots level. Any PTA member is encouraged to submit an issue to PTA.

The current legislative issue platform will be replaced at the 2020 Legislative Assembly. Members will adopt a new Top 5 platform including the additional issues that will comprise the “also supported” list. Even if you don't want to make a submission this year, I think you might find the video (Part 1) informative, because all PTA members can make a difference in their schools, communities and state.  

Please also check  https://www.wastatepta.org/focus-areas/advocacy  under  How to Submit a Legislative Issue Proposal  for deadlines and issue submitter requirements.  

Thanks, 
ISPTSA Advocacy Chair 
OPEN CALL FOR STUDENT SUBMISSIONS!
WE'RE BORED! STUDENTS, PLEASE SEND US YOUR SUBMISSIONS!

Now's your chance to submit your poetry, photos, stories, YouTube videos, essays, drawings, recipes, stupid pet tricks, game clips, TikToks, etc. to the Monday Messenger!

Send them in to news@isptsa.org, and let's keep each other entertained while we're all stuck at home!
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
SHOP FOR THE BELLEVUE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION
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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.

MONDAY MESSENGER
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  • Please submit articles by FRIDAY at 12:00 PM (noon) to news@isptsa.org.
  • We encourage submissions that align with our mission.
  • Submissions are subject to review by the ISPTSA and may be accepted, rejected, or edited.
  • Please use a separate email for each article submitted.
  • Documents in plain text are preferred, however, you are welcome to include an image or icon as a separate attachment—please do not include them in the body of your email or document.
  • If you need to link to a registration form or document, send us either the address of the link or a pdf copy of the document.
  • If you would like your article to repeat in successive Monday Messenger editions, please resubmit it for each edition in which you would like it to appear. If you do not resubmit it, it will not be republished.
  • Note: you will receive an automatic confirmation email response once you submit material to the Monday Messenger.