ICS PTSA NEWSLETTER
September 10th, 2017
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES
September 12th
PTSA Parent Meeting
7 -8:30pm
Lake Washington Resource Center
September 13th
Wed. Early Release Schedule Begins
7:30am-12:05pm
ICS

FROM THE SCHOOL
First PTSA Parent Meeting this Tuesday 
Come join us for the first Parent Meeting this Tuesday, 7 - 8:30pm at the Lake Washington Resource Center (Board room). 
The full schedule of meetings is available on the school Tandem calendar
See agenda information here.
 

We will be approving the following:
  • 2017-18 budget, you can find our draft here.
  • 2017-18 standing rules, draft here.
  • May parent minute minutes, draft here.

Get Your Logo Wear!
If you missed placing your logo wear order on registration day, you can still order by September 29. You can find the order form here and item flier here.

Drop your order form and check at the front desk, and expect delivery in late October. Have questions? Email logo-wear@icsptsa.org
 
Attention 6th Grade Parents!
If you ordered PE t-shirts and missed picking them up on registration day, you can still pick up from the front desk. If you haven't ordered any PE t-shirts, please contact the front desk to order.

Use the ICS Calendar to Connect
What's the best way to publicize an event to ICS parents and students? Putting it in the newsletter is a great start, but there's a second important step: Get the event on the ICS calendar! Just email the following details to calendar@icsptsa.org
  • What the event is
  • When and where it's happening
  • Whom the event is for
Please note the event must be organized by the school, the district, the ICS PTSA or Washington State PTA, the ICS ASB, or PTSA/ASB-affiliated clubs and committees for inclusion on the ICS calendar.
 
Seeking: Members at Large for the PTSA Board
Want to be more involved? Interested in a role on the board next year? Come join us as a Member at Large this year! We are looking for two Members at Large this year - one with a child in grade 6-8, one in grade 9-12. Members at Large are expected to attend all PTSA Board meetings, will have a voice and a vote in discussions, and can take on tasks to help the board get its work done. Please email president@icsptsa.org if you are interested.
VOLUNTEERING
Attention Parents: Are you an approved LWSD Volunteer?
Before volunteering at ICS, all adults must be approved LWSD volunteers. Please remember that volunteer status must be renewed every two years. Additionally, parents who have volunteered at other LWSD schools should confirm that ICS is listed one of the schools where you plan to volunteer. 
To become an approved volunteer: Please complete the Lake Washington School District Volunteer Application and receive your approval notice prior to volunteering.
To check your current volunteer status: Please consult a staff member in our front office to see if your name is on the approved volunteers list or you can also contact the LWSD Volunteer Office to check your approval status at 425-936-1270 or send an email to volunteers@lwsd.org
 
REPEATED ARTICLES
Registration Survey - Please Share Your Feedback
Please help us improve the registration process for next year. It takes just 5 minutes to fill out our registration survey:
  • for Volunteers go here
  • for Families go here
Volunteers needed: Co-chair and Treasurer for Graduation Committee 
JUNIOR PARENTS! Do not miss these volunteer opportunities: Graduation committee co-chair and a treasurer. Both positions will fulfill required ICS volunteer hours for the next 2 years and required senior graduation ceremony participation. Please contact Lyudmila Moskalenko to sign up or with any questions.

Spanish-Speaking Volunteers Needed: ICS Spanish Club
Parent volunteers who are fluent in Spanish are needed to support our ICS Spanish Club. The club will meet once per month and provide participating ICS students with an opportunity to practice their Spanish skills in a fun and relaxed environment. A curriculum used in prior years will help support club activities. If interested, please contact Candice Boyd, our Spanish Club chairperson.