MONDAY MESSENGER
June 24, 2019
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UPCOMING DATES AND EVENTS
LOOKING AHEAD:
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
PLEASE HELP OUT WHEN AND WHERE YOU CAN!

IS and the ISPTSA are currently seeking the following volunteers:

  • Back-to-Business Day General Volunteers—8/14
  • Back-to-Business Day Laptop Volunteers—8/14
  • Mini Back-to-Business Day Laptop Volunteers—8/21
  • Session Leaders for High School Retreat—9/5
  • Chaperones for High School Retreat—9/5–9/6
  • On-call Volunteers

Click here to learn more and sign up.
PTSA NEWS
FROM YOUR MONDAY MESSENGER TEAM: CONGRATULATIONS AND HAVE A TERRIFIC SUMMER !

Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors and their families! To those who will not be returning to International next year, best of luck on your adventures.

We'll see everyone else in August, as we prepare for another amazing school year. Enjoy your summer break!
A THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEERS

The school and PTSA combined efforts this year and held a volunteer appreciation coffee last Monday morning. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped in so many ways this school year!
SCHOOL NEWS
LIZ VANDENBERGHE RETIRING

Our own Liz VandenBerghe is retiring after nineteen years in the Bellevue School District. Thank you, Liz, for all your support of students, families, and staff as International's Office Manager. Your calm, kind, and welcoming presence will be missed greatly.

Read more about staff members retiring from the district this year here.
FAREWELL AND THANK YOU TO STAFF LEAVING INTERNATIONAL THIS YEAR

The following staff members will not be returning to International next year. We'd like to thank them for all they've done for our students.

Brenda Bedrosian
Shivangi Bharti
Katy Crane
Sally Fouché
Leah Hernandez
Kimiko Nishiwaki
Barb Sneckner
Krystal Stephens
Taylor Tillotson
Liz VandenBerghe
Lori Wheatley
GRADUATION SPEECH OF CHARISE HALLBERG, INTERNATIONAL HUMANITIES TEACHER

" Whether you know it or not, you’ve experienced Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon. This is the term given to the experience of learning something new, and immediately thereafter, noticing this new knowledge appearing and reappearing in your everyday life. For example, maybe you can recall learning about a theory, not at all new to the scientific community but new to you, and then suddenly, it seemed that theory were appearing in the world in places you’d never before noticed even existed. It’s as if the world were suddenly updated with new content. Of course, it’s not the world that has suddenly changed; it’s you..."

Click here to read Charise Hallberg's entire speech from International's graduation ceremony last week.

Congratulations to all our graduates!
A MESSAGE FROM THE DISTRICT:

Dear families,
 
We have developed summer math resources that are available for students to practice their math skills for their upcoming Integrated Math Topics 2, Algebra 1, Geometry or Algebra 2 courses. You can access these resources at this website:  https://bsd405.org/summer/summer-math/
 
Teaching and Learning Department, Bellevue School District

For more info on summer in the district, click here .
BACK-TO-BUSINESS DAY
Wednesday, August 14, 8:00 AM–2:00 PM

MINI BACK-TO-BUSINESS DAY
Sponsored by ISPTSA
Wednesday, August 21, 3:00–6:00 PM

Please check this school webpage for updated information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BACK-TO-BUSINESS DAY!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Back-to-Business Day will be upon us before we know it! Our Back-to Business-Days have been successful in the past and set the tone for an amazing year ahead because of the help of our dedicated volunteers.
We are currently in need of parent/guardian volunteers for various stations such as photos, Orca card, forms, floaters, etc., for this year’s Back-t o-Business Day, so please consider us as part of your summer plans and sign up to volunteer!

If you have any questions, please e-mail Arty Christianto at  christiantoa@bsd405.org . We thank all of you in advance!
We need both student and parent/guardian volunteers to help at Back-to-Business Day with computer handout and setup —monitoring doors; handing out laptops, charge cords, and styluses to students; helping students follow typed directions for setting up laptop; etc.

High School students can earn COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS!


Email  jonesta@bsd405.org  and  albrechtj@bsd405.org  with any questions!
STUDENT SPORTS & OPPORTUNITIES
BHS 2019 SUMMER WATER POLO CLINICS

Join us for a fun, hands-on introduction to this exciting, fast-growing, and amazing sport! Open to boys and girls ages 6–14. No experience necessary.

  • Saturday, June 29, Triangle Pool, 9:00–10:30 AM
  • Sunday, June 30, Overlake Golf & Country Club, 8:00–9:30 AM
  • Sunday, June 30, Norwood Swim Club, 10:00–11:30 AM

REGISTER NOW FOR BBLC SUMMER LAX CAMPS!

Summer Lacrosse sessions run Monday–Thursday from 9:00 AM–2:00 PM at International School. All sessions are open to players starting K–8th grade in Fall 2019.

  • Session 1, June 24–2, Skill Development—All Levels
  • Session 2, July 8–11, Skill Development—All Levels
  • Session 3, July 15–18, Skill Development—All Levels
  • Session, July 22–25, Advanced Skill Development 

METRO OFFERS SUMMER ORCA CARDS FOR STUDENTS

Metro is offering a special ORCA summer program for youths. Because BSD-issued student ORCA cards are only active during the school year, the ORCA Summer Youth card is an opportunity for students to continue using METRO at the discounted rate of 50 cents per ride from June 17–Sept. 4. 

To learn more about the Metro ORCA Summer Youth program visit the King County METRO website: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro/fares-orca/orca-cards/youth/summer-program.aspx
MASTHEAD / DIRECTORY / LINKS
President
Ching Guo  
Secretary
Zena Heywood
Treasurer 1
Beverly Ni
Treasurer 2
Nancy Chung
VP of Communications
Li Wu
VPs of Community
Liying Tan & Qiong Chen
VP of Fundraising
Dori Kelleran
VP of Outreach
Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen
Membership
Sharon Chen
Advocacy
OPEN
Monday Messenger
Julie Molinari
Website
Sylvia Abrahamsson
IS Staff Liaison
Taylor Tillotson
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.

MONDAY MESSENGER
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