PTSA message — Be a part of your community

August 17, 2010

By Staff

More than 14,700 parents have joined their local Parent Teacher Student Association at the elementary, middle and high school levels in the Issaquah School District.

This means more than 93 percent of students in the district — there are nearly 16,000 students — are represented by a PTSA member, making Issaquah’s organization one of the most effective in the state.

The mission of Issaquah’s school PTSAs and districtwide PTSA council is to support the educational community — students, teachers and principals — by donating their time and fundraising efforts to schools.

School PTSAs bring programs and events to each school through a variety of fundraising efforts. Last year, PTSAs donated more than $1 million to the schools.PTSAs in the district have brought in authors, artists and actors to make lessons come to life. They’ve helped with supplemental reading and tutoring programs, math labs and bringing technology experts to schools. They’ve helped expand libraries and playgrounds. They build community by hosting social events and open students’ eyes to the world through humanitarian efforts. They also provide scholarships for underserved students, so they can have adequate school supplies, attend camps and field trips.

In addition to monetary donations, PTSA members spend thousands of hours volunteering in classrooms and at school events.

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