Welcome to Islander Middle School PTSA

IMS-EntranceWelcome to the Islander Middle School PTSA website. Our mission is to put together helpful information for IMS parents.  This includes information on PTSA Membership and Fundraising, Volunteer Opportunities, Legislative Advocacy and Islander Middle School Newsletter Highlights.

New to Mercer Island and IMS?  Check out our New Families Page under Get Connected!

Message from our PTA President, Kim Comstock

Dear IMS Families,

Happy December!

November always seems to go by so quickly and here we are, already settling into the second trimester of the school year!

A very special Thank You to our VPs of Staff Appreciation, Julie Wilson and Melanie Werdel for planning, assembling and gifting the wonderful ‘Thankful’ packages for our teachers last month. read more 

Upcoming Events

  • Jan 16: MLK Jr Day – no school
  • Jan 18: Mandatory Pre-Registration and Course Selection Meeting for 8th Grade Students & Parents register here
  • Jan 19: Mandatory Pre-Registration and Course Selection Meeting for 8th Grade Students & Parents register here
  • Feb 16: Scheduled Weather Makeup Day
  • Feb 17-21: President Day/ Mid Winter Break – no school
  • April 10-14: Spring Break – no school

IMS Archived Newsletters


Islander Middle School Book Fair & Fundraiser at Island Books!

Plan ahead…save the date of December 6th to do your holiday, birthday party, teacher gift and anytime shopping at Island Books and raise money for IMS! Stop by Island Books at any time on December 6th and mention “IMS” when checking out and Island Books will donate 20% of your purchase to Islander Middle School.

We’ll also have dedicated browsing sessions from 9-11 am and 6-8 pm with staff and volunteers on hand to assist you with your shopping but the fundraiser is all day.

Not sure what to get? No worries! Gift cards are included in the fundraising (up to $250)! Give them as gifts, stocking stuffers or teacher thank yous…or treat yourself and use it throughout the year since you know you’ll be shopping at Island Books!

Golden Acorn Award Honorees!

The Golden Acorn is a national PTSA Award that recognizes an IMS PTSA volunteer for their exceptional dedication and service to our IMS students.  The IMS PTSA would like to congratulate our two 2015-16 Islander Middle School Golden Acorn honorees; Carolyn Pirak and Cristi Duea!

Carolyn Pirak has been an innovative and collaborative volunteer at IMS for several years and is the driving force behind continually improving and successfully organizing Back2School events for our new and returning students each Fall.

Cristi Duea‘s positive energy and enthusiasm for fundraising has benefitted IMS greatly this year. Her creativity and fundraising experience has effectively brought balance to our budget for this school year and laid a solid foundation for 2016-17.

Thank you Carolyn and Cristi for your outstanding service!

 2016 Legacy Bricks!

Legacy Bricks Paved WalkwayBecome a permanent part of IMS Gator History! This is a one time opportunity open to IMS PTSA families and staff to purchase a Legacy Brick. These bricks will pave the way to the new main entrance of Islander Middle School. All proceeds will be used to fund student enrichment programs at Islander Middle School.

Construction Updates

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