MONDAY MESSENGER
May 18, 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/
PTSA NEWS
FINAL RECEIPTS FOR SPRING SOCIAL SENT VIA EMAIL

Double (or Triple) Your Donation With a Corporate Match!
Thank you to the many families who generously donated the value of their event tickets to the ISPTSA following the cancellation of our event.  Final receipts of your cash donation were emailed from ‘ISPTSA Spring Social Committee’ on Friday, 5/8. If you have not seen it, please check your spam folder.  

Please consider taking the extra step to request a Corporate Match through your employer. The International School PTSA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your cash donations to the ISPTSA are eligible. 

For more information, check out our website's  Corporate Matching page.

Thank you for taking the extra step for ISPTSA!

Questions? Please contact  SpringSocial@isptsa.org .
ISPTSA 2019-2020 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS OPEN NOW

The ISPTSA Scholarship is an inaugural scholarship offered to help celebrate and honor our graduating seniors. We thank all PTSA members who contributed to support this scholarship and our school. 

Eligibility: Each candidate must be currently enrolled in International School as a graduating Senior with an accumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who plans to enroll in a college, university, or vocational school in fall 2020.    

Award Levels:  Four $500 scholarships will be awarded. Checks will be mailed directly to the recipients’ schools of enrollment in fall 2020.   

Application Due Date: June 1, 2020 by midnight. Only one application per person accepted. A scholarship application not received by the due date will be disqualified.
 
ISPTSA Scholarship Application Packet should include the following in PDF format:
  1. Completed application form
  2. One letter of recommendation
  3. Essay

To submit your application, please email complete packet to  isptsa-scholarship@isptsa.org .

EssayQuestions (limit to two typed pages in total):
  1. Describe your activities and interests at International School. How have you contributed to the IS community?
  2. Describe your activities and involvement in the community such as volunteer work and part-time jobs.
  3. What plans do you have for your future?  

ISPTSA will base award decisions on the following criteria through written essay:
  1. Strong impact on the International School community and/or broader community 
  2. Clear articulation of future educational and/or career goals
  3. Demonstration of outstanding academic achievement throughout high school years 

Please contact the ISPTSA scholarship committee at  isptsa-scholarship@isptsa.org with any questions.
ISPTSA THANKS TEACHERS AND STAFF DURING APPRECIATION WEEK

Last week, each of the sixty-four members of the IS staff were shown appreciation by the ISPTSA with a $25 Amazon gift certificate! Thank you for all that you do for our students and community!
ARE YOU A MEMBER OF A CORPORATE BOARD?

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 an 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 THROUGH THIS FRIDAY , 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.  

STUDENT NEWS
JULIO & PIA WOULD LIKE TO THANK THEIR IS SCHOOLMATES!

Julio and Pia Canimo collected donations of cash and letters of gratitude for the UW frontliners last month. They would like to thank their schoolmates who helped them raise $240 and gather almost one hundred letters! They brought pizzas, salads, desserts, drinks, and the thank you letters to the UW Medical Center-Montlake on Saturday, May 9 . The doctors, nurses, interns, and the rest of the staff thanks everyone for their thoughtfulness and support. The nurses would like to let them all know that it made Nurses Week special for them.
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 .
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.