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    Parent and Teacher Association


    JSIS PTA Mission:

    The JSIS PTA's mission is to support the staff and families of the school community to ensure the success of JSIS's vision. We strive to create a culturally diverse community of life-long learners who demonstrate advanced skills in communication, international language and technology.

    PTA General Meetings (Childcare provided!!)

    Below is the schedule for our PTA Membership Meetings. Be sure to come to as many as you can, as they are all delivering important messages.

    September 9, 2016 - 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    Welcome social

    October 5, 2016 - 7:00-9:00 p.m.

    January 18, 2017 - 7:00-9:00 p.m.

    March 15, 2017 - 7:00-9:00 p.m.

    May 17, 2017 - 7:00-9:00 p.m.

    Please join us!

    Meeting Minutes
    In order to keep members of our community informed, as well as protect their privacy, PTA minutes are provided, by request, to PTA members and members of JSIS. Please contact the PTA President or the PTA Secretary for a copy. Minutes may also be viewed in person on the Bulletin Board to the right of the PTA Office at JSIS.

    What We Ask of the JSIS Families:

    1. Membership:

    Becoming a member of JSIS PTA is a great way to lead by example and show our students that their education is our priority. The membership fee supports programs and services offered by JSIS PTA as well as work done on the local, state and national level for public schools. We are requiring PTA membership for students to participate in our before/after school programs.

    This year's membership fees are:
    • $15 for single membership and one vote

    • $20 for family membership and two votes

    For additional questions please refer to the Membership FAQs. So let's put the P and the T back in PTA and go for record membership of Parents and Teachers at JSIS. If you do not receive a membership envelope, please contact the PTA Membership Chair.

    2. Volunteer:

    Think about what kind of volunteer you would like to be and contact Julie Wittman or visit our Volunteering at JSIS page to see how we can best utilize your talents. There's a broad variety of volunteer needs – ranging from event chairs to day-of help. We hope you will spend at least 5 hours of your time this school year volunteering for PTA events. We need each parent's time to ensure the success of our school!

    3. Ideas:

    Provide input on how the PTA can better support the school community.

    How We Use PTA Funds:

    The JSIS PTA devotes over 60% of budget to programs that have a direct benefit to every students educational experience in the classroom. Please review the overall PTA 2012-2013 budget, PTA's fundraising income chart and the PTA program expense chart to learn more about the financial aspects and programs supported by JSIS PTA.

    Please see our PTA Membership FAQs.

    What We Do:

    1. We raise funds to support the JSIS staff and students. In the past, PTA funds have contributed to the Playground Renovation Project, provided Visual Arts lessons to every classroom, and helped teachers buy classroom supplies.

    2. We organize activities and events to build our community. From “first day doughnuts” to the end-of-the-year ice cream social, we find ways to bring us together as a cohesive school community.

    3. We ensure that communication lines are open. We manage the weekly email communications, run the JSIS website, and organize four annual PTA general meetings to keep parents in the loop about school & education issues.

    4. We help advocate for issues affecting our staff, students, and families. It takes a school community working towards common goals to ensure the success of the mission of JSIS.


    Documents & Links

    PTA Handbook
    A comprehensive guide to PTA committees, events, and volunteer opportunities.

    PTA New Activity Request Form
    Propose a new funded activity.

    PTA Reimbursement Request Form
    For purchases made for PTA-sponsored events.

    Immersion Trip Scholarship Application
    Scholarship assistance to those families interested in going on one of our immersion trips to Mexico or Japan

    JSIS Volunteer Pledge Form
    Just 5 hours!

    Legislative News
    Check out the WA State PTA page for advocacy, events, legislative news and more!

    Board Decision Matrix

    Budget 2014-2015

    Members of the Board

    Membership FAQ

    Standing Rules