MONDAY MESSENGER
May 11, 2020
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IT'S TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION
WEEK AT IS!

Please reach out to our amazing International staff and teachers to let them know how
much you appreciate them!
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/
BSD SCHOOL NURSES REACH OUT WITH VIDEO ON SCHOOL NURSE DAY

Every day, t he team of school nurses at the Bellevue School District serve our students, families, and staff members with compassion. School nurses not only respond to health issues at school, they train staff on how to respond to medical emergencies, support students to access learning by screening for vision and hearing concerns, support students with chronic medical conditions, and provide vital health information and education to students families and staff. Especially at this time of uncertainty, as public health professionals, they are providing up-to-date, helpful, accurate information, education, and services to students and families. BSD nurses are responding to messages from families received through the website, answering health hotline calls, and responding to messages from families across the district.

Thank you to our nurses for the work they do every day!

PTSA NEWS
WASHINGTON STATE PTA CONVENTION TO BE HELD ONLINE MAY 11-21

The PTA state convention will be held online from May 11–21. Webinars and general sessions will be held on Zoom. Three delegates from IS—Krista Hammer, Zena Heywood, and Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen—will be “attending” the general session and select webinars. Stay tuned for details!
ISPTSA BOARD NOMINATIONS STILL OPEN!

Would you like to add participation on a corporate board to your resume or CV? The International School PTSA is a WA 501C3 corporation. We meet every month during the school year. It is our mission to create and foster opportunities that enrich and support International School students, staff, parents, and community. We have a fiduciary responsibility to oversee a budget over $100K. If you are interested in becoming a ISPTSA Board Member, please contact  nominations@isptsa.org
GOLDEN ACORN NOMINATIONS

The Golden Acorn Award is a very prestigious Washington State PTA award that is given out by local PTAs & PTSAs for exemplary and outstanding volunteerism and service to PTA. Honorees who receive this award have volunteer experience at the local PTA level, in the community, and at the school and/or school-district level.  Click here for the nomination form. Please cut and paste the questions and your answers into an email, then send it to golden-acorn-nomination@isptsa.org .
SCHOOL NEWS
WE CAN'T CONTAIN OUR PRIDE IN THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL CLASS OF 2020!
Discover seniors in your neighborhood and let them know you care.
2019-20 YEARBOOKS ON SALE—NOW THROUGH MAY 22

While supplies last. Sales are first come, first served!
 
Directions to order: 
  1. Visit https://touchbase.bsd405.org/ and sign into your student’s account. User Name is Student ID #; Password is student’s last name starting with a capital letter.
  2. Choose International School and Yearbook then proceed with payment.  

QUICK TIP: OPTIMIZE YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION

There are a few things that all of us can do to improve our connectivity.
  • Use a wired connection or relocate as close to your router/modem as possible.
  • Reboot your router/modem and device frequently—at least weekly!
  • Consider turning off Wi-Fi enabled devices in your home (security cameras, doorbells, TVs, printers, baby monitors, etc.) as well as file-syncing services (Google Drive, DropBox, etc.) when you are not using them. 
BSD TEXT ALERTS

Did you know that you can receive important alerts from the Bellevue School District via text? Just text "Y" or "YES" to BSD's short code number: 67587 to receive text messages.

If you ever want to opt-out, text the same number, or reply to one of our messages, with "Stop." We recommend saving the short code number in your contacts to avoid third-party blocking systems from interfering with your receipt of important messages and updates from the district. The Bellevue School District utilizes SchoolMessenger to deliver text messages.
RESOURCES
INSLEE AND REYKDAL ANNOUNCE CAREERCONNECT@HOME

Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal kicked off Career Connected Learning Month in Washington, and as part of that effort, CareerConnect@Home will bring daily learning opportunities to students across the state. Now, every school day at 3:30 PM, students can hear from real people doing real jobs in Washington.

Through a secure link, students can log on to participate in conversations with real professionals about their jobs and the future of their industries. These programs will help students explore a range of education and career pathways.

For a schedule and more information about how to access CareerConnect@Home programs, visit www.careerconnectathome.org .
ONLINE TUTORING

If you are looking for online tutoring for your student, check out Go Peer and Tree Tutors . Both aim to connect college students from very selective institutions to K–12 students in need of online tutoring.
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
Enter Amazon.com through this link and Amazon will donate 8% of every purchase you make to support Bellevue students, including those at IS! Share the link and spread the word to family and friends anywhere.
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.