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Join or Renew PTSA Membership for the 2023-2024 School Year!

Your Beaver Lake PTSA membership provides support for our students, staff and teachers and creates a strong school community. Click on the link above to join or renew - only one membership needed per family. Thank you!


Notice of PTSA General Membership Meeting

Please join us for our next Beaver Lake PTSA General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, April 24th at 6:30pm via Zoom. We will hear updates from our Principal on school matters and our PTSA Board and chairs on programs, finances and membership status. Don't miss the chance to chat with our Principal, PTSA Board and chairs and ask any questions you may have. Participating in this meeting is an excellent way to stay informed about what's happening at BLMS, engage in important community discussions, and share your feedback. Register here to attend.


2023-2024 PTSA Board

President Meetu Sachdeva
Secretary Liz Pitts 
Treasurer Birong Tao
VP Volunteers Rachel Birchenall
VP Membership Nicole Brenner 
VP Communications Jeanna Schmidt
   

What’s The Difference Between PTSA, ASB, and ISF?

The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), Associated Student Body (ASB), and Issaquah Schools Foundation (ISF) are three separate but complementary organizations which provide a variety of support to multiple programs at BLMS. While each school has its own PTSA and ASB, the ISF supports all schools district-wide.

 
PTSA
ASB
ISF
What is it?
Parent Teacher Student Association - a national organization of parents, staff, and students who elect to join the PTSA. Provides enrichment, grants, volunteers, necessities, and support to education-focused BLMS programs; acts as liaison for parents with the School District and  State PTSA.
 
Associated Student Body - comprised of all BLMS students who purchase ID cards in the fall; students vote on peer representatives to govern and provide leadership through school events.  
501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides district-wide programs supporting opportunities for every student at every school.
What is their primary focus?
Enrichment programs such as Reflections, volunteers, parent education, funding teacher grants, supporting school activities and community events through volunteers, and staff appreciation.
 
Sports and after-school clubs, extra-curricular activities, field trips, spirit week, BLMS assemblies, food drives, school-wide fundraisers, and providing necessary equipment, supplies, tools and uniforms.
Academic support, music programs, food support, student needs, fine arts fund, Cultural Bridges family guide, ParentWiser, robotics club, teacher grants.  


Fundraisers?
The BLMS PTSA supports all programs and events through membership, direct donations from families and fundraising events.
 
ASB requests donations directly from families. 

 

Giving Campaign (Fall), Nourish Every Mind (Spring).

How can parents get involved?
Join the PTSA and become an active volunteer! Join the Board, chair a committee, or support our programs or events. Find out more about volunteer opportunities here.
Learn about ASB and help your student know what programs are available. Donate to ASB, supporting clubs, sports activities, and socials. Volunteer to assist at ASB events.  
 
Find volunteer opportunities here
 

 
Volunteers Needed!

Volunteering is an important way to support our kids and school! Help make this the best year yet by lending your time, energy and enthusiasm as you are able - we offer many opportunities to match your available time commitment, such as data entry from home, help during school lunches, coordination of family events and much more. To find out more and sign up, click here.


Amazon Smile

Amazon will donate a percentage of every eligible AmazonSmile purchase to the Beaver Lake Middle School PTSA. Same products, same prices - it's super easy and it doesn’t cost you a thing! 

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com
  2. Select “Beaver Lake Middle School PTSA” as your preferred organization.
  3. Each time you shop, just start at smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com. You can even create a bookmark to make it easier!

 
ParentWiser 
 
ParentWiser brings the latest research and educational information into the homes of our student families to support parents in raising thriving individuals - made possible through a partnership with the Issaquah School District PTSA and Issaquah Schools Foundation.
 
Find more information and ParentWiser's 2023-2024 Calendar of Events here
 

 
Cultural Bridges 2023-2024 Family Guide Now Available!
 
The Issaquah Schools Foundation Cultural Bridges 2023-2024 Family Guide is now available! It's offered in Arabic, Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese and contains useful school-related information from kindergarten to high school. Check out the guide as well as other Cultural Bridges publications here