PTSA & Membership

What we do:
Your PTSA Board, together with our membership support, works hard to bring you the events and initiatives listed below. We encourage your involvement and hope you can attend our Membership Meetings in October, January, and May (see details below). We appreciate your feedback and we really appreciate your involvement through volunteering.

PTSA Top Events:
After School Activities (ASA)
PTSA Monster Mash
PTSA Fiesta 
PTSA Japan Night
PTSA Move-A-Thon
PTSA Winter Ice Skating Event
PTSA Spring Ice Cream Social 
PTSA Welcome Day Donuts
PTSA ART @ School
International Dance Lessons
Cultural Events
Visual and Ceramic Art Lessons
PTSA Classroom Project Funding
PTSA Classroom Materials Funding
PTSA Intern and IA Funding

Your PTSA – with the support of your membership – makes these happen.

Did you know:
In addition to these activities, your PTSA provides direct support to your students by providing funding to teachers and staff for additional materials needed throughout the school year?

The PTSA annual funding drive directly funds the Interns and IA’s that teach your child?
You are already qualified to join PTSA!? That’s right; if you have a student at JSIS you’re in!

Please join us and let your membership support your student, their teachers and staff, and public education initiatives at the local, state and national levels.

To join, please visit the PTSA-Avenue website to register or print the online form and return it to the front office with a check made payable to “JSIS PTSA.” Membership is $30 per person and is tax deductible. Your JSIS PTSA wants everyone to feel included so please contact us if you would like to request a scholarship.

Thank you, Gracias, ありがとうございます,

Kelsey & Hem
JSIS PTSA Co-presidents

JSIS PTA Mission:

The JSIS PTSA’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 lifelong learners who demonstrate advanced skills in communication, international language and technology.

PTSA General Meetings (Childcare provided!!)

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

PTSA Membership Meeting – TBA
PTSA Membership Meeting – TBA
PTSA Membership Meeting – TBA

You are also welcome to attend PTSA Board Meetings. These are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month during the school year and are open meetings held in the JSIS Library.   There is no childcare during  PTA Board Meetings. The schedule for PTA Board meetings from 6:30-8 are to be announced soon!

Meeting Minutes

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

What We Ask of the JSIS Families:

1. Membership: 

Becoming a member of JSIS PTSA 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 PTSA as well as work done on the local, state and national level for public schools. We are requiring PTSA membership for students to participate in our before/after school programs.

This year’s membership fees are:

$30 ($19.50 for the JSIS PTSA plus $9.50 for membership in the Washington State PTSA plus a $1.00 processing fee)

For additional questions please refer to the Membership FAQs.  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 the opens an email client applicationopens an email client applicationopens an email client applicationor 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 PTSA events. We need each parent’s time to ensure the success of our school!

3. Ideas:

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

How We Use PTA Funds:

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

Please see our PTA Membership FAQs.

What We Do:

1. We raise funds to support the JSIS staff and students. In the past, PTSA 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.