PTSA

PTSA Board
PTSA Board

Chair:
When:
Year-round

Are you interested in a PTSA Board position? Do you just want to help out the Board? Do you have other experience that can help our PTSA? We'd love to have you join us anytime at our Board mtgs. and we'd love to have your help.
Membership
Membership

Chair:
When:
Year-Round

This committee handles the PTSA membership drive throughout the year. We strive for 100% membership! We have been fortunate to have a supportive school community and have obtained 100% membership status for the last 10 years, as well as 100% teacher/staff membership for the last few year.

100% membership means that there is one paid membership to be an advocate voice for every enrolled student at PLMS.
Directory
Directory

Chair:
When:
Fall

You will work with the office staff to incorporate updated and approved information into an already set layout to build the student family directory. You will be responsible for the proofing and ordering of print services for this. You will work with the Membership Coordinator to distribute the labeled directories. This position can be shared if you'd like. For questions contact: pinelakeptsa@live.com
Communications
Communications

Chair:
When:
Year-Round
NominatingCommittee
NominatingCommittee

Chair:
When:
Jan-Mar

The responsibility of this committee is to find the best people to be PTSA officers for the next fiscal year. The officier spots that get filled each year are: President, Vice President, Treasurer, & Secretary. The remaining Board positions and various Committee Chairs are appointed by the incoming President.

Advocacy

Advocacy & Legislative Issues
Advocacy & Legislative Issues

Chair:
When:
Year-Round

VIS - Volunteers for Issaquah Schools
VIS - Volunteers for Issaquah Schools

Chair:

Teacher & Student Support

Taking Care of Business Days (TCOB)
Taking Care of Business Days (TCOB)

Chair:
(none)
When:
Aug. 22 & Aug. 23

7th & 8th Grade - Tues. Aug. 22 7am - 12noon
6th Grade - Wed. Aug 23 7am - 11am
Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-Round

The Staff Appreciation Committee plans luncheons and other events throughout the school year to thank our staff for the hard work they do. They also plan and encourage student and parent participation during teacher/staff appreciation week in May. Many volunteers are needed to make this possible. Chairs are:
Student Recognition
Student Recognition

Chair:
(none)
Volunteering
Volunteering

Chair:
When:
Year-Round
School Program-ASB
School Program-ASB

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-round
8th grade promotion
8th grade promotion

Chair:
(none)
When:
June

help set-up tables and decorations for promotion event and/or bring cookies and snacks for after the ceremony.
Library Support
Library Support

Chair:
When:
Year-Round

Community

International Night
International Night

Chair:
(none)
When:
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 5:30-7:30pm

"International Night" is a great opportunity to enhance a more global outlook, especially since we live in such a diverse community. Local elementary schools have done Cultural Fairs with great success. We hope to create an event that continues an international understanding that appeals to middle school students and their families. If you or your student has an interest in sharing your ideas, please contact Chair

Hoe Down
Hoe Down

Chair:
When:
February 9, 2018

Fun social event for the whole family. Dust off your cowboy hats and boots and come ready to eat some cowboy grub and do some square dancing! This traditional event is a favorite among the PLMS community. See info page for more details or to volunteer.

Golden Acorn & Educator Awards
Golden Acorn & Educator Awards

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring

Nominate an outstanding volunteer for a PTSA award.
Awards page & forms
Community Resources
Community Resources

Chair:
(none)

Here you will find information and links to several community groups and resources that benefit parents and students of secondary schools.

Community Outreach
Community Outreach

Chair:
(none)
ISF - Issaquah Schools Foundation
ISF - Issaquah Schools Foundation

Chair:

Pine Lake MS benefits from the support of ISF.
ISF site

Parent Ed Events
Parent Ed Events

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-Round

The PTSA works in conjunction with the Issaquah PTSA Council to fund, advertise, and facilitate programs of interest to parents in the community ranging from drug and alcohol awareness to parenting the over-indulged child. We would also like to promote events that are specific to our community. If you have ideas or requests please contact us. Chair:

Special Needs Group
Special Needs Group

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-Round

Parents (and guardians) of children with special needs meet for relevant topics and to share resources with other parents with similar challenges in the District. Chair:

Enrichment

Curriculum Grants
Curriculum Grants

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall

The Pine Lake MS PTSA Curriculum Grant Committee solicits grant requests from teachers and staff administrators each year. The requests are then reviewed with the Principal. All approved requests are then evaluated, by the committee members, according to an established rubric criteria. The committee submits their recommendations to the PTSA Board of Directors for approval. Once approved, the grant applicants are notified and the pre-approved budget funds are dispersed. Grant Chair: Lori Gorski

Reflections Art program
Reflections Art program

Chair:
(none)
When:
September-January

The Pine Lake MS PTSA Reflections Art Program is open to all students, where kids get a chance to show off their artistic ability. Students create an original art piece focused on the year's theme: "The world would be a better place if...", in these categories: literature, musical composition, photography, visual arts, film/video, choreography/dance. Each student can submit up to (3) pieces in total.

Fundraising

Direct PTSA Donations
Direct PTSA Donations

Chair:

The "Pass the Hat" ask for donations is our ONLY active fundraiser. This allows you to make a one-time annual donation at the beginning of the school year. This allows the PTSA to use the funds donated in the current school year to fund our entire year's programs.
Matching Funds
Matching Funds

Chair:
When:
Year-Round

If your company has a donations matching funds program, such as Microsoft, Boeing, then please contact us if you have questions on how to submit for matching funds.

Chair: PTSA Treasurer

Health & Safety

Vision Screening
Vision Screening

Chair:
(none)
When:
Oct. 2017

The school nurse will instruct volunteers on vision & hearing screening of students at 7:15am.
Please contact Vision Chair, or school nurse, for specific details: (425) 837-5708