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PLMS presents Oliver Jr
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5/8/2022-5/22/2022

Pine Lake PTSA Curriculum Grants
Each year the Pine Lake PTSA awards grant money to teachers and staff for curriculum and student educational support. These grants are made possible from the generous donations the PTSA receives. Thank you to all the families who donated to the PTSA and to all of the teachers who seek to add new learning material and opportunities to the classrooms for our students.   The Grant Committee and PTSA Board was able to present the following 2022 PTSA Enrichment Grants totaling $681.25. 2022 Spring PTSA Curriculum Grant Recipients      Teacher(s) Project Title Karen Hoetzel and Sue Swanson Palm Ball ... read full article
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Krista Wood 
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5/3/2022-5/31/2022

8th Grade Promotion Signs Available
8th Grade Posters and Yard Signs are now available for purchase.  Celebrate your student with a generic "Class of 2022" poster or yard sign for $12.  Upgrade to a customized version with the students name on it for $16.  Posters and yard signs will be available for pick-up at the school starting Thursday May 26th. Order deadline is Friday May 20th.  Click Here to Order ... read full article
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Dana Crossgrove 
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4/25/2022-5/21/2022

Sign Up Now for Nourish Every Mind!
Join Us Online Because YOU Make a Difference! We are excited to announce that the Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind fundraising event is an online, interactive event celebrated throughout the entire month of May! We want to give you the opportunity to share your voice, share your student’s voice, and help us re-imagine how we support YOUR child. We can’t wait to hear what YOU have to say!  https://isfdn.org/nourish-every-mind/   ... read full article
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Join the PLMS PTSA8/1/20219/26/2021
Join the PLMS PTSA
CLICK HERE TO JOIN NOW     https://www.storyboardthat.com                                                                                             https://www.pta.org/docs/default-source/files/membership/2018/10-reasons--gen-recruit.pdf ... read full article
Taking Care of Business Day Volunteers7/30/20218/18/2021
Taking Care of Business Day Volunteers
PLMS is looking for some volunteers to help with Taking Care of Business days. This volunteer opportunity is available for both parents or previous students of PLMS (current high school students). https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B4AAEA923A31-taking ... read full article
Awards3/9/20223/25/2022
Awards
Take five minutes to make someone’s day... It’s that time of year! We want to recognize our fantastic volunteers and educators. You have admired their dedication – now is your chance to take five minutes to recognize them! There is no better compliment than getting recognized by your peers, students, and parents. With your permission, nominations will be compiled and shared with the nominees. The Golden Acorn Award  – Each year, our PTSA gives the Golden Acorn Award to someone who has given exemplary service to children in our school community. The Gold Acorn Award is reserved for those committed ... read full article
International Night is Back!!3/1/20224/1/2022
International Night is Back!!
  Join us on Friday, April 1st 2022 Pine Lake Middle School Commons Area From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Pine Lake PTSA is delighted to bring back "International Night" for our school. This is an evening to celebrate our diversity as a school with all our families and cultures. We are inviting families and volunteers to sign up via the link below to share your cultural heritage, via Food, Music, Performance, Crafts and Fun.  **This year due to COVID restrictions, we are only allowing pre-packaged single serving food samples for all families attending who are welcome to devour them ... read full article
Calling all 6th graders!8/19/20218/30/2021
Calling all 6th graders!
We are so excited to see you at PLMS 6 th  Grade Orientation on Monday, August 30 th ! This will be a super fun day where you will meet new friends, play silly games, laugh, get a tour of the school and even meet a few teachers. The purpose is to help you have a stress-free and awesome transition to Pine Lake. Here is the schedule: 8:00-8:45 (this part is on Zoom) 10:00-12:00 (this part is in-person at PLMS!) IMPORTANT NOTE: Next week, you will receive a Zoom link that you will use to log into the morning portion ... read full article
House to Home Drive3/28/20224/11/2022
House to Home Drive
Dear Pine Lake Community,      On March 28, Pine Lake is running a two-week “Home Goods” drive for our friends in Tukwila. We are calling it “House to Home.”    TO LEARN MORE, WATCH THIS VIDEO.   The Tukwila area is a hub for families seeking asylum. Recently, there has been an influx of families from Afghanistan. They expect more. Additionally, they expect refugees from Ukraine in the coming months. Many of the students attend, or will attend, our sister-school, Thorndyke Elementary. While the district is helping to establish appropriate housing for families, these houses are not equipped with ... read full article
Spring Fling3/7/20225/13/2022
Spring Fling
More Info HERE Purchase your tickets now! ... read full article
New Social Event Coming1/5/20221/31/2022
New Social Event Coming
We are excited to announce that the Pine Lake PTSA will be introducing a new social event for the whole family this spring! This new event will be in lieu of the traditional winter "Hoe Down."  The spring event will take place in the evening and follow applicable Covid protocols.  We would love to hear from our students of what theme sounds the most fun to them, therefore we are conducting a survey for feedback. Please follow the link below to share his/her thoughts no later than January 31. Thank you so much and we look forward to a fun ... read full article
December Staff Appreciation12/8/202112/15/2021
December Staff Appreciation
The PLMS Staff Holiday Breakfast will be hosted by the PTSA Staff Appreciation Committee on Wednesday, December 15 .Please consider signing up for an item. Your support is appreciated!   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c45afab2ca3f49-plms5 ... read full article
Yearbook Photos Needed!12/6/202112/20/2021
Yearbook Photos Needed!
Please use the link below to upload any pictures you would like to submit for the yearbook. Please include the names of anyone in the picture before submitting. We are looking for fall sports pictures, pictures you may have taken during the first weeks of school, or other school activities so far this year. Stay tuned for more photo requests in the coming weeks. https://images.jostens.com/416225118 ... read full article
Hearing and Vision Testing – Volunteers Needed10/6/202110/13/2021
Hearing and Vision Testing – Volunteers Needed
PLMS students will be doing Hearing and Vision testing on Thursday, 10/14 and Friday, 10/15. The whole school will need to be screened this year. We need volunteers to make this happen! The nurse will be doing all of the vision screenings, but needs help with “crowd control” and operating the audiometers to do the hearing screening. Volunteers will meet at 7:30am in the library and she will go over the plan and how to use the audiometers. The last screening groups will be done by 12:30pm each day. Sign Up Here :  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4ca8a72ca1fc1-hearing If you can volunteer, please update ... read full article
Open Chair Positions for 21-22 School Year5/19/20218/31/2021
Open Chair Positions for 21-22 School Year
Interested in getting involved with the Pine Lake PTSA next year? We are looking for a few more volunteers to chair our sponsored events and programs. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to get involved, these roles are a great way to fill a need and help support our PLMS community.  Please contact Dana Crossgrove ( dana.crossgrove@gmail.com ) if you would like to learn more or to sign up. These events cannot happen without our volunteers! Thank you in advance for your consideration. Reflections -  Local organizer for this National PTSA art competition.  Facilitate PLMS student ... read full article
PLMS presents Oliver Jr5/8/20225/22/2022
PLMS presents Oliver Jr
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Pine Lake PTSA Curriculum GrantsKrista Wood5/3/20225/31/2022
Pine Lake PTSA Curriculum Grants
Each year the Pine Lake PTSA awards grant money to teachers and staff for curriculum and student educational support. These grants are made possible from the generous donations the PTSA receives. Thank you to all the families who donated to the PTSA and to all of the teachers who seek to add new learning material and opportunities to the classrooms for our students.   The Grant Committee and PTSA Board was able to present the following 2022 PTSA Enrichment Grants totaling $681.25. 2022 Spring PTSA Curriculum Grant Recipients      Teacher(s) Project Title Karen Hoetzel and Sue Swanson Palm Ball ... read full article
8th Grade Promotion Signs AvailableDana Crossgrove4/25/20225/21/2022
8th Grade Promotion Signs Available
8th Grade Posters and Yard Signs are now available for purchase.  Celebrate your student with a generic "Class of 2022" poster or yard sign for $12.  Upgrade to a customized version with the students name on it for $16.  Posters and yard signs will be available for pick-up at the school starting Thursday May 26th. Order deadline is Friday May 20th.  Click Here to Order ... read full article
Sign Up Now for Nourish Every Mind!4/24/20225/31/2022
Sign Up Now for Nourish Every Mind!
Join Us Online Because YOU Make a Difference! We are excited to announce that the Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind fundraising event is an online, interactive event celebrated throughout the entire month of May! We want to give you the opportunity to share your voice, share your student’s voice, and help us re-imagine how we support YOUR child. We can’t wait to hear what YOU have to say!  https://isfdn.org/nourish-every-mind/   ... read full article
PTSA Board Nominations 2022-20233/28/20225/1/2022
PTSA Board Nominations 2022-2023
The Pine Lake PTSA will soon be electing executive officers for the 2022-2023 school year. We are seeking Nominees for the positions of  Vice-President   and  Member-At-Large .  General job descriptions can be found by clicking the above titles.  These volunteer positions are great ways to add to a resume and relevant work experience.  If you are interested or want to nominate someone, please fill out this short  NOMINATION FORM  and follow the submission instructions.  Questions? Please see contact information within the form. Nominations due by May 1st, 2022 ... read full article
Membership2/11/20222/25/2022
Membership
Washington State PTA Recognizes Pine Lake PTSA with the 100% Staff Membership Award     ... read full article
Levy Information1/27/20224/26/2022
Levy Information
Our current levy will expire December 31, 2022. The School Board approved to have the renewal levy on the ballot in April.  Ballots will be due April 26th. This levy must pass in order to continue programs for our 2022-2023 school year and beyond  (this is a 4-year levy, so will fund through 2026).   What are School Levies?  What is VIS?   What does the Levy Pay For? The ISD Levy Development Committee  is made up of representatives from every school, local business representatives, and community members are meeting from December 2021 to January 2022 to form a recommendation for a ... read full article
PTSA General Membership Meeting 2/2/221/19/20222/3/2022
PTSA General Membership Meeting 2/2/22
Our next General Membership Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 2nd @ 7pm.  All PLMS families are invited to join in and keep up-to-date on PTSA happenings around the school.  This meeting will be fully remote and hosted via ZOOM. Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74881908643?pwd=8yxBxry6qp5uHvDoSx0ATQZpw6dQK9.1 Meeting ID: 748 8190 8643 Passcode: W5tQ0D ... read full article
Hearing and Vision Testing – Volunteers Needed1/7/20221/21/2022
Hearing and Vision Testing – Volunteers Needed
The hearing and vision testing is scheduled for 20th and 21st of January and we need volunteers for the same. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B4AAEA923A31-hearing ... read full article
Gold Membership Growth Award!1/4/20221/18/2022
Gold Membership Growth Award!
The Pine Lake Middle School PTSA has been recognized by Washington State PTA with a Gold Membership Growth Award! PTSAs are presented with this award for enrolling at least 110% of their previous year's total membership. That means our PTA is growing and gaining more support! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTSA achieved this award! If you haven’t signed up for a 2021-2022 PTSA membership yet, please consider joining today! By doing so, your PTSA membership supports important academic improvement needs for our school, provides a voice to important ... read full article
New Volunteer Opportunity11/29/202112/17/2021
New Volunteer Opportunity
PTSA is hosting a Fun Friday station for students.  The station will be stocked with blank cards and art supplies for students to create Gratitude and Kindness cards for their fellow students or PLMS staff.   We need a few parent volunteers each week to oversee this station as well as donation of supplies.  Volunteers will need to complete an ISD background check prior to the event.  If you are available Friday morning from 8am-9am we would love to have you join us, please sign up for a specific date or to donate needed supplies. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AAEAD2AA2F94-plms1 ... read full article
Ice Skating11/29/20211/9/2022
Ice Skating
  The Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink presented by Symetra is open for the 2021-2022 season now through January 9 th . If you inform rink staff on-site of your affiliation with Pine Lake Middle School, a $3 donation (for each paid admission) will be made to Pine Lake PTSA . Please remember to mention PLMS upon check-in. More information about the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink can be found at bellevueicerink.com ... read full article
Membership9/27/202110/28/2021
Membership
When joining/renewing please consider supporting a PLMS staff member by purchasing a gift membership as well! ... read full article
Job Opportunity8/19/20219/30/2021
Job Opportunity
Issaquah School District is in great need of paraprofessionals to work across the school district. If you are interested in a regular, contracted paraprofessional position and meet the educational requirements, we encourage you to apply for any of the open positions you are interested in here:  https://issaquahjobs.hrmplus.net/JobOpenings.aspx If you know of anyone you think would be great, please help us spread the word! It’s a wonderful way to give back to your community. The educational requirements are: ·         An Associate’s degree (AA) accredited in the US,  OR ·         two years of study equivalent to 72 quarter credits accredited in the US,  OR ... read full article
A HUGE Thank You from Mr. Butler4/28/20225/12/2022
A HUGE Thank You from Mr. Butler
Dear PTSA Community, You continue to amaze me, and I want to thank you as well as sing your praises.  We just completed our Second Annual PLMS Speech and Debate Tournament with your help and support.  Thank you for your financial support, thank you for your loving support of your students who participated - and who were absolutely, shockingly spectacular!  And of course, thank you to those special volunteers who judged events, encouraged nervous participants, and devoted time and energy with grace and flexibility.  I would like to mention these folks especially: Pranitha Kadasani (Who also served as my right ... read full article
Platinum Award1/22/20222/5/2022
Platinum Award
Pine Lake PTSA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Platinum Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling at least 20% more members this year compared to last year. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2021-2022 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all it does for Pine Lake Middle School. ... read full article
Hearing and Vision Testing 10/13/202110/18/2021
Hearing and Vision Testing
Hearing and Vision Testing POSTPONED  ... read full article

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The Pine Lake PTSA strives to represent and advocate for all students at PLMS to our community, governmental bodies, and other organizations that make decisions affecting the health, welfare, and education of our children.

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