Spooky Halloween Bingo Night!
PCMS PTSA presents this fun night of games and prizes! Wear a costume if you'd like! Wednesday, October 28th, starting at 6:30 PM. Sign-up to guarantee your spot as space is limited. We'll forward the Zoom link and details to your email. Bingo cards can be printed or played online. Register here by October 26 .  ... read full article
Author:
Carrie Hipsher 
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10/16/2020-10/28/2020

NEW DATE! Java with Jeff October 29 at 7:00 PM
Join Principal McGowan, October 29, 2020 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM. He will answer your live questions via Zoom Meeting. (New to Zoom,  sign up here to create an account). Be one of the first 100 people to attend this live event. Due to Zoom limits, only 100 people can be on the call. However, it will be recorded and posted to watch on- demand afterwards.  Click here to join the Zoom meeting.  Q uestions ?  email Natasha de los Reyes   – ASB Chair.   ... read full article
Author:
Carrie Hipsher 
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9/27/2020-10/29/2020

PCMS ASB Virtual Halloween Party! October 30th
The PCMS All Student Body (ASB) will be hosting a Virtual Halloween Party, October 30, 2020. It’s a fun, social event for all students to celebrate the season. Students are welcome to wear appropriate, family-friendly costumes, and play virtual games. Winners of the pumpkin decorating and costume contests will be announced. To find out more details about the contests, student’s can visit “Virtual Commons” on their LYNX Life Canvas page. ... read full article
Author:
Carrie Hipsher 
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10/14/2020-10/30/2020

Reflections ENTRIES DUE 10/30/20
NEW DUE DATE:  October 30th, 2020, by 3:00 PM .   Entry Forms can be found HERE.   This year's theme, “I Matter Because…”  Visit our REFLECTIONS page .  Questions, contact Reflections Chair,  Angela Bizzari. ... read full article
Author:
Carrie Hipsher 
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10/1/2020-10/30/2020

Support the PCMS PTSA
One-Stop-Shop :  Join the PCMS PTSA , Mail-in Membership Registration ,  Donate , AmazonSmile , How to Help?  Join us on Facebook , PCMS.PTSA Instagram , and  PCMS.PTSA.ASB Instagram . PCMS PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization; Donations are 100% tax-deductible.  ... read full article
Author:
Joana Figueiredo 
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10/20/2019-8/1/2022

Corporate Matching
Hundreds of local companies offer Corporate Matching . Matching is not just offered by Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks... MANY companies match. Double-check with your company, as claiming takes seconds, and we’ve made it easy:  Corporate Matching. ... read full article
Author:
Joana Figueiredo 
Show from:
10/20/2013-8/1/2022

PCMS PTSA Quick Links
Contact PCMS PTSA ,  2020-21 ISD School Schedules-Remote Learning ,  PCMS Website ,   PCMS Daily Announcements ,  PCMS ENews, ISD Family Access , PCMS Student Activities ,  Issaquah Schools Foundation , ParentWiser , Cultural Bridges Magazine , ISD Cultural & Family Partnerships , ISD My School Bucks-Lunch Program ,  ISD Online Free-Reduced Student Lunch Application ,  Remote Learning Lunch Services. ... read full article
Author:
Joana Figueiredo 
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10/20/2019-8/1/2028
LAST CHANCE! Buy spirit wear by Sunday, October 18!!Carrie Hipsher10/16/202010/18/2020
LAST CHANCE! Buy spirit wear by Sunday, October 18!!
Show your PCMS spirit! It's a rare chance to pick up great PCMS merchandise for students, teachers and parents to feel a part of the school community. Deadline extended to Sunday 10/18!! Items ordered will be delivered to your home. Visit the PCMS gear store HERE . If you can, sign up to donate spirit wear to students in need HERE . ... read full article
PTSA Town Hall this Thursday, August 20th!Carrie Hipsher8/17/20208/20/2020
PTSA Town Hall this Thursday, August 20th!
Join us this Thursday, August 20th at 2:00 pm to learn about the PTSA's role at PCMS this year. It's a great opportunity to ask questions and share your suggestions. Click  here  to join the Zoom meeting. Due to Zoom limits, only 100 people can be on the call. However, it will be recorded and posted to watch on-demand afterwards. Questions about the event or want to pre-submit a question? Please email us at  pacificcascadeptsa@yahoo.com .  ... read full article
LIMITED TIME ONLY! PCMS Spirit Wear!Carrie Hipsher10/1/202010/15/2020
LIMITED TIME ONLY! PCMS Spirit Wear!
Show your PCMS spirit! It's a rare chance to pick-up great PCMS merchandise for students, teachers, and parents, feeling a part of the school community. Check the store out soon, as orders must be purchased by October 15th! Orders will be delivered in November... just in time for cold winter days.  Click here to visit the PCMS Gear Store. ... read full article
PTSA Membership Meeting - September 16th, 2020Carrie Hipsher9/9/20209/16/2020
PTSA Membership Meeting - September 16th, 2020
First PCMS PTSA Membership Meeting: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, @3:00 PM.  Click HERE for Zoom link.  Questions, contact  PCMS PTSA . General Membership Meeting Documents: 9.16.20 PCMS PTSA Agenda 2020-21 PCMS PTSA Standing Rules 2020-21 PCMS PTSA Mission Statement June 4, 2020 DRAFT Meeting Minutes for APPROVAL 2020-21 PCMS PTSA Approved Budget Posted after GMM Vote Join the PCMS PTSA, CLICK HERE !  ... read full article
Java with Jeff this FridayCarrie Hipsher9/1/20209/7/2020
Java with Jeff this Friday
Thanks to those who could join us for our first Java with Jeff on Monday. You can watch the recording here if you missed it.  We will host another call with Principal McGowan, Friday, September 4, 2020 from 10:30AM to 11:30AM.  He will answer your pre-submitted questions via Zoom Meeting. (Make sure you have a  Zoom  account).   Click Here  to submit questions.  Be one of the first 100 people to attend this live event. Due to Zoom limits, only 100 people can be on the call. However, it will be recorded and posted to watch on-demand afterwards. Click for  Zoom link ; questions, email ... read full article
PTSA Town Hall recording available and please take our survey!Carrie Hipsher8/22/20209/5/2020
PTSA Town Hall recording available and please take our survey!
If you were able to join us for our first PTSA Town Hall, THANK YOU! If not, you can watch the meeting recording HERE to learn more about our plans as we start the school year with remote learning.  We want to hear from you! We'd love your feedback to help inform our priorities for this year and what you'd like to see. Please complete this brief  parent survey  to let us know your thoughts on connecting our community this year. ... read full article
School supply donations needed!Carrie Hipsher8/20/20208/28/2020
School supply donations needed!
The Angel program at PCMS is designed to assist PCMS students and families who may need a little extra help.  We currently have a BIG need for school supplies so all our PCMS students are set up for success this year.  Donate, sign-up here. Donations can be dropped off at PCMS Monday, August 24th, through Friday, August 28th (details included in the sign up link).  Any questions, email  Tracy Drake  or Becky Foster .  ... read full article
Q&A with Principal McGowanCarrie Hipsher8/17/20208/30/2020
Q&A with Principal McGowan
Join Principal McGowan, August 31, 2020 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM.  Families are welcome to  submit questions ,  and he will answer your pre-submitted questions during the Zoom Meeting. Due to Zoom limits, only 100 people can be on the call. However, it will be recorded and posted to watch on-demand afterwards. Click here to join the  Zoom  meeting. This is part of our "Java with Jeff" series. Questions,  email Natasha de los Reyes  – ASB Chair. ... read full article
Outreach Volunteers - THANK YOU!!!Tracie Jones6/25/20207/9/2020
Outreach Volunteers - THANK YOU!!!
A special round of applause for our Outreach Volunteers!  Thank you for making PCMS a special place, giving to those in our community.  PCMS PTSA Outreach provided over 142 Family Power Packs (weekend food), stocked Angel Closet with school supplies, toiletries, and clothes, provided $400 in Fred Meyer gift cards, organized 14 Angel Holiday bags, partnered with Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank and ASB for Lunch for the Break, congratulated 15 students with 8 th grade graduation signs, and donated a week’s worth of clothing for a PCMS family in need, and SO MUCH MORE!  THNAK YOU!!!!!!!!!!  (Click on the LINK ... read full article
MOD Pizza Fundraiser - What's for dinner?Tracie Jones10/10/202010/20/2020
MOD Pizza Fundraiser - What's for dinner?
MOD Pizza in Issaquah Highlands  will generously donate 20% of every meal purchased back to PCMS PTSA. Everyone can participate by visiting  MOD Pizza’s online order website , using the promo code “GF163066P” anytime, all day, OCTOBER 20, 2020, from 10:30 AM to10:00 PM. Sorry, offer not valid for in-person dining due to social distancing rules.  Click HERE to order TODAY! ... read full article
ParentWiser: Motivating Tweens/Teens - October 7 at 1:00 PMCarrie Hipsher10/1/202010/7/2020
ParentWiser: Motivating Tweens/Teens - October 7 at 1:00 PM
You Can Do This! Motivating Teens & Tweens for Distance Learning & Beyond– October 7th, 2020, @1:00 PM. Learn how to successfully motivate teens using Dr. Saline’s strength-based, collaborative approach. Instead of arguments and frustration, increase buy-in, motivation, success. Discover effective, practical strategies helping hundreds of families teach executive functioning skills, fostering independence in adolescents. Teens will procrastinate less, and get their stuff done! Sign up, details:   ParentWiser.org .  ... read full article
Last Textbook Pick-up DateCarrie Hipsher9/10/20209/16/2020
Last Textbook Pick-up Date
Wednesday, September 16th, 11:00-3:00 PM, last textbook pick-up day.  Parents, print out copy of your student's schedule, along with full student name on large paper, which will be handed to a school employee-runner.  Questions, contact PCMS front office. ... read full article
THANK YOU and HAPPY SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Tracie Jones6/30/20207/15/2020
THANK YOU and HAPPY SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PCMS PTSA is incredibly grateful to all our volunteers, families, ISD, organizations, along with the dedicated PCMS staff and administration. Thank you to our PTSA family, who stepped up to help, went above and beyond. We are sincerely touched and thankful to be a part of such a wonderful, caring PCMS community!  The PTSA looks forward to continuing our shared journey in 2020-21, refreshed, energized, and inspired, seeking further enrichment opportunities for our children, tomorrow’s future. Click on the link to read our  PCMS PTSA Year-end-review. Thank you, one and all! Have a wonderful, safe, healthy summer, and we’ll see everyone ... read full article
Spooky Halloween Bingo Night!Carrie Hipsher10/16/202010/28/2020
Spooky Halloween Bingo Night!
PCMS PTSA presents this fun night of games and prizes! Wear a costume if you'd like! Wednesday, October 28th, starting at 6:30 PM. Sign-up to guarantee your spot as space is limited. We'll forward the Zoom link and details to your email. Bingo cards can be printed or played online. Register here by October 26 .  ... read full article
PCMS PTSA October NewsletterCarrie Hipsher10/14/202010/20/2020
PCMS PTSA October Newsletter
**CHECK OU T THE NEW PTSA OCTOBER NEWSLETTER**   Want to join our mailing list?  Sign-up using the link at top of newsletter. ALWAYS more to come… ... read full article
NEW DATE! Java with Jeff October 29 at 7:00 PMCarrie Hipsher9/27/202010/29/2020
NEW DATE! Java with Jeff October 29 at 7:00 PM
Join Principal McGowan, October 29, 2020 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM. He will answer your live questions via Zoom Meeting. (New to Zoom,  sign up here to create an account). Be one of the first 100 people to attend this live event. Due to Zoom limits, only 100 people can be on the call. However, it will be recorded and posted to watch on- demand afterwards.  Click here to join the Zoom meeting.  Q uestions ?  email Natasha de los Reyes   – ASB Chair.   ... read full article
Java with Jeff ReplayCarrie Hipsher9/9/20209/23/2020
Java with Jeff Replay
Want to catch-up on last week's Q&A,  click here to watch . No time to watch? Here's a condensed  FAQ document . We'll keep updating throughout the year! ... read full article
Welcome Back PCMS PTSA Families, We're Glad You're Here!Tracie Jones8/4/20209/11/2020
Welcome Back PCMS PTSA Families, We're Glad You're Here!
Registration's easier than ever:  Join the PCMS PTSA ,  Donate , find Volunteer Opportunities , right here. Membership's first step in supporting PCMS! Donate to  "Pass the Hat"   - education-focused programs - grants & outreach funding... along with our  Fall Fundraiser  gift card drawing! Here's the 2020-21 Remote Learning ISD Bell Schedule . Questions,  email us! Stay Safe. Be Healthy and Happy. We're in This Together! ... read full article
PCMS ASB Virtual Halloween Party! October 30thCarrie Hipsher10/14/202010/30/2020
PCMS ASB Virtual Halloween Party! October 30th
The PCMS All Student Body (ASB) will be hosting a Virtual Halloween Party, October 30, 2020. It’s a fun, social event for all students to celebrate the season. Students are welcome to wear appropriate, family-friendly costumes, and play virtual games. Winners of the pumpkin decorating and costume contests will be announced. To find out more details about the contests, student’s can visit “Virtual Commons” on their LYNX Life Canvas page. ... read full article
Reflections ENTRIES DUE 10/30/20 Carrie Hipsher10/1/202010/30/2020
Reflections ENTRIES DUE 10/30/20
NEW DUE DATE:  October 30th, 2020, by 3:00 PM .   Entry Forms can be found HERE.   This year's theme, “I Matter Because…”  Visit our REFLECTIONS page .  Questions, contact Reflections Chair,  Angela Bizzari. ... read full article
ParentWiser: Balance Home & TechTracie Jones8/2/20208/13/2020
ParentWiser: Balance Home & Tech
Successful tech plan for your family! Doreen Dodgen-Magee PsyD, provides solutions to fit our families’ needs. Real changes to the brain, relationships, personal lives are well documented, due to the effects of technology. Doreen explores these alterations, offering a realistic look how we can better use technology, breaking bad habits. August 13, 2020, at 7:00 PM; Zoom Webinar. ParentWiser.org ... read full article
Win a $200 JaK's Grill Gift Card!Kim Clarke7/30/20209/30/2020
Win a $200 JaK's Grill Gift Card!
Register on the PCMS PTSA website, creating family account to win restaurant gift cards: to  JaK's Grill ,  Agave, Just Poke,  Bento-ya Goemon , or Tantalus !   Website registrations must be completed no later than September 30, 2020  to qualify. No purchase necessary. All PCMS families, caregivers eligible. Drawing at October GMM.   Questions,  Kim Clarke, Fundraising Director.    HERE  for more details. ... read full article
Translators-PTSA Volunteer OpportunitiesTracie Jones7/29/20208/31/2020
Translators-PTSA Volunteer Opportunities
We’re looking for Volunteer Translators, fluent in Mandarin, Hindi, Spanish, or Japanese, to name a few, interested in translating documents to help PCMS PTSA best reach those families within our diverse community. Questions, interested, email Lisa Small, VP Volunteers , or contact  PCMS PTSA. ... read full article
Summer Reflections!Tracie Jones7/29/20208/31/2020
Summer Reflections!
Summer's a great time to start Reflections! Each year, National PTA sponsors an art competition for writers, composers, dancers, photographers, and visual artists, under the theme " I MATTER BECAUSE..."  Info found  HERE , or  WA State Reflections . Questions, contact PCMS PTSA Reflections Chair, Angela Bizzari . ... read full article
Influence the Choice Looking for Student LeadersTracie Jones6/18/20207/28/2020
Influence the Choice Looking for Student Leaders
TECH is an ITC youth coalition, looking for next generation leaders! Teens Encouraging Community Health, open to ALL ISD middle & high school students. Private, home school students are welcome, too. TECH student leaders gain critical knowledge, leadership skills to become change agents in our shared communities: through personal involvement, conducting community assessments, making prevention presentations, initiating and implementing advocacy and other community service projects. For more information, contact  Katie Moeller ... read full article
Register for ISF and IFCB Tools4SchoolsTracie Jones6/18/20208/5/2020
Register for ISF and IFCB Tools4Schools
Tools 4 School is a partnership between Issaquah Schools Foundation and Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank to provide brand new backpacks, with quality school supplies, to students within ISD. The program is designed for children who need extra assistance to successfully start the school year with the tools needed to be successful all year long.  ONE DAY ONLY, DRIVE THROUGH. REGISTER HERE before August 14th, 2020. Register to DONATE HERE . Questions? Please email   info@isfdn.org  or call 425-391-8557. ... read full article
ParentWiser: Parenting in PlaceTracie Jones6/4/20207/28/2020
ParentWiser: Parenting in Place
Parent Wiser is excited to present a Masterclass speaking series online this summer, designed to help during this challenging time.   Stressed about summer, wondering how your family will manage?  Completely burned out from demands placed on parents in recent months?  Craving practical strategies helping your child to thrive, prepare for what’s next? Nationally known expert presenters will lead weekly conversations addressing specific concerns we're facing as parents right now.  Browse the list of weekly topics below, visit their SITE , and REGISTER HERE. Series runs through July 29th, 2020. Note, fees apply. ... read full article
How to Help Community through COVID-19?Joana Figueiredo3/6/20207/31/2020
How to Help Community through COVID-19?
Issaquah Schools Foundation partnered with Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank to ensure meeting students' nutritional needs throughout closures. ISF and IFCB ask donors to purchase food boxes through  Supply All Kids , who purchase, pack distribution boxes. Families may also contribute directly to the Foundation . ISF directs support to current and emerging needs. Click  here for info. Looking for other ways, ISD provides easy ideas here . ... read full article
GRANTS: Support Teachers and Classroom EnrichmentCarrie Hipsher10/1/202010/11/2020
GRANTS: Support Teachers and Classroom Enrichment
PCMS PTSA awards grant money for PCMS enrichment and support, made possible by generous family donations, through our “Pass the Hat” fundraiser. ANYONE attending PCMS or working with ISD can apply for a grant, helping our students to learn through innovation. Simply complete the  GRANT APPLICATION FORM , and forward to  PCMS PTSA Grants Chair,  Shann on Lampman . Imagine the possibilities! ... read full article
Support the PCMS PTSAJoana Figueiredo10/20/20198/1/2022
Support the PCMS PTSA
One-Stop-Shop :  Join the PCMS PTSA , Mail-in Membership Registration ,  Donate , AmazonSmile , How to Help?  Join us on Facebook , PCMS.PTSA Instagram , and  PCMS.PTSA.ASB Instagram . PCMS PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization; Donations are 100% tax-deductible.  ... read full article
Corporate MatchingJoana Figueiredo10/20/20138/1/2022
Corporate Matching
Hundreds of local companies offer Corporate Matching . Matching is not just offered by Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks... MANY companies match. Double-check with your company, as claiming takes seconds, and we’ve made it easy:  Corporate Matching. ... read full article
PCMS PTSA Quick LinksJoana Figueiredo10/20/20198/1/2028
PCMS PTSA Quick Links
Contact PCMS PTSA ,  2020-21 ISD School Schedules-Remote Learning ,  PCMS Website ,   PCMS Daily Announcements ,  PCMS ENews, ISD Family Access , PCMS Student Activities ,  Issaquah Schools Foundation , ParentWiser , Cultural Bridges Magazine , ISD Cultural & Family Partnerships , ISD My School Bucks-Lunch Program ,  ISD Online Free-Reduced Student Lunch Application ,  Remote Learning Lunch Services. ... read full article