Calendar

Jan
31
Wed
Spelling Bee @ IMS library
Jan 31 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb
6
Tue
Parent Edge presents ANGST (Film) ⎢Anxiety and Kids @ MIHS PAC
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Parent Edge in partnership with Mercer Island Library and Youth and Family Services presents ANGST- Breaking the Sigma Around Anxiety. Children and young adults offer intimate, honest and accessible perspectives on suffering from and managing anxiety. Experts highlight research and offer tools and resources that provide hope. There will be a panel discussion post screening.

For parents with students of all ages & students in grades 7-12  www.angstmovie.com

Feb
13
Tue
IMS Teacher Appreciation
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

French Valentine’s Day

Feb
22
Thu
IMS PTSA General Meeting with speaker Cecelia Gregson @ IMS
Feb 22 @ 1:20 pm – 2:50 pm
February – General PTSA Member Meeting
Guest Speaker: Cecelia Gregson,

Strategic Advisor for the
 Washington State Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce
It would probably surprise you to learn that Washington State ranked 1st per capita in the nation in 2016 for the number of unique internet protocol addresses sharing child exploitation material online.  The images collected and traded often come from children that offenders meet and groom online, including a slew of apps we all know and should be intelligently monitoring our children use (Kik, ChatSnap, ChatStep, Tumblr, Instagram etc.). Cecelia’s duties include community outreach and education.  She travels the state of Washington to engage parents in discussions on the internet, how our children are using it and the unintended consequences of their actions.  She also guides parents in the things to think about when utilizing social media apps and offers options to consider when allowing children access to the internet.
Feb
23
Fri
PTA Advocacy Meeting @ MISD School District Building Board Meeting Room
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Mar
15
Thu
IMS Teacher Appreciation
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

St Patrick’s Day/ Chili Bar

IMS PTSA Board of Directors @ IMS
Mar 15 @ 1:20 pm – 2:50 pm
Mar
16
Fri
PTA Advocacy Meeting @ MISD School District Building Board Meeting Room
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Mar
20
Tue
IMS Gator for a Night
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Parent Edge presents JESSICA LAHEY ⎢The Gift of Failure @ MIHS PAC
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Research has shown that the key to motivating students to own their education and develop resilience is intrinsic motivation. Jessica offers practical advice for fostering intrinsic motivation and weaning kids off of extrinsic motivators such as short-term rewards, bribes, honors, coercion, and yes, even grades, while giving kids the support and encouragement they need in order to succeed. Jessica Lahey is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, “The Gift of Failure.”

For parents with kids of all ages   www.jessicalahey.com