ParentWiser Event - Goodbye, Anxiety
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 from 5:00-6:15PM. Live on Zoom. Register online. In today’s world, who isn’t feeling stressed? From the everyday—work, school, relationships, social media—to the unprecedented, you may often feel anxious and overwhelmed. Terri Bacow, Ph.D., developed " Goodbye, Anxiety: A Guided Journal for Overcoming Worry."   to help you find relief.   ... read full article
Author:
Lana Williams 
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2/23/2024-3/20/2024

Volunteering at CMMS
Be In The Know About Volunteering at CMMS! Want to know about volunteer opportunities at the school?  Sign up   for our volunteer interest list (note: this requires an account on our PTSA website if you are not already registered). Complete your   Volunteer Application  with the Issaquah School District and make sure you have Cougar Mountain Middle School selected under school preferences.   You must renew your volunteer application with ISD every year! ... read full article
Author:
Catharine Holtan 
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4/17/2023-5/1/2026
CMMS PTSA General Membership Meeting Lana Williams11/12/202311/16/2023
CMMS PTSA General Membership Meeting
Meeting agenda is available  Here.   ... read full article
Falcon Friendship FestivalCatharine Holtan8/8/20228/29/2022
Falcon Friendship Festival
Please join us for our first annual CMMS Falcon Friendship Festival! A casual get together for CMMS families at Lake Boren Park on Monday, August 29th from 11:30-2:30PM (immediately following 6th grade WEB orientation at the school). Bring a lunch and enjoy a cold treat on the PTSA! A great opportunity to make new connections, ease back into the school year, get questions answered, and build our community. We hope to see you there! Sponsored by the CMMS PTSA * Please no drop offs. Please arrange for adult supervision for your child whether that’s another friend or yourself. ... read full article
Vision and Hearing Volunteers NeededCatharine Holtan5/5/202210/25/2022
Vision and Hearing Volunteers Needed
Vision & Hearing Screening will be on Tuesday, October 25th and we need lots of volunteers to help the day run smoothly. Please sign up if you can help. You must be an approved ISD volunteer . No prior experience necessary. ... read full article
Coffee Talk with Principal McKeeCatharine Holtan3/28/20222/9/2023
Coffee Talk with Principal McKee
Coffee Q&A with the Principal Join Principal McKee for Coffee Talk on Thursday, February 9th from 10:00-11AM in-person in the Commons. Please check in at the main office before entering the meeting. Carpooling is encouraged, and parking is available in the parking garage and parent pick up/drop off loop. ... read full article
ParentWiser Event - Goodbye, AnxietyLana Williams2/23/20243/20/2024
ParentWiser Event - Goodbye, Anxiety
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 from 5:00-6:15PM. Live on Zoom. Register online. In today’s world, who isn’t feeling stressed? From the everyday—work, school, relationships, social media—to the unprecedented, you may often feel anxious and overwhelmed. Terri Bacow, Ph.D., developed " Goodbye, Anxiety: A Guided Journal for Overcoming Worry."   to help you find relief.   ... read full article
PTSA General Membership Meeting Lana Williams2/10/20242/16/2024
PTSA General Membership Meeting
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2023-24 Reflections " I am Hopeful Because..."Lana Williams1/29/20242/12/2024
2023-24 Reflections " I am Hopeful Because..."
Click here to view art gallery.    ... read full article
Staff Appreciation - "Cookie Crawl"Lana Williams12/2/202312/13/2023
Staff Appreciation - "Cookie Crawl"
For our December Staff Appreciation, please join us for the 2nd annual "Cookie Crawl" event and help us spoil our teachers and staff. On December 14th, the CMMS staff get to take home a box full of homemade or store bought cookies from the CMMS community to share with their family and friends. Sign up HERE . Please deliver all cookies and treats to the CMMS front office by 9:00AM on December 14th. ... read full article
Yearbooks, ASB Cards, PE Shirts, Athletic Fees and MoreCatharine Holtan8/25/202310/6/2023
Yearbooks, ASB Cards, PE Shirts, Athletic Fees and More
Click here to access the Issaquah School District Online Payment system to complete purchases for items such as CMMS Yearbooks, ASB Cards, PE uniforms, Planners, Sports Fees and more . Unlike at most elementary schools, you pay for all of these items from the school office - not the PTSA . Questions? Contact the school office. Thank you! ... read full article
Congratulations to the New 2022-23 PTSA Board!Catharine Holtan6/17/20228/1/2022
Congratulations to the New 2022-23 PTSA Board!
Congratulations to the new PTSA Board for next school year, who were voted in at our May PTSA meeting: For the office of President: Karissa Mobilia & Elysa Piha* For the office of Treasurer: Mary McGuire-Brown    For the office of Treasurer: Bisa Meek For the office of Secretary: Dulce Bjorklund For the office of VP Communications: Tammy Chin For the office of VP Fundraising and Membership: Amy Finholm For the office of VP Programs: OPEN *The PTSA is actively looking for President(s). Karissa Mobilia & Elysa Piha have graciously offered to continue to serve as interim Presidents in the meantime. ... read full article
Angel Assistance Program - Spring Clothing NeedsCatharine Holtan11/10/20213/31/2022
Angel Assistance Program - Spring Clothing Needs
Does Your Student Need Spring Clothing? The rain has been relentless lately. If your student needs any items such as a raincoat, boots, or an umbrella, please contact their school counselor . They will pass the request on to the PTSA while keeping your information confidential. ... read full article
Reflections 2023-24 - Call for EntriesLana Williams 9/1/202311/6/2023
Reflections 2023-24 - Call for Entries
  The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. The CMMS PTSA is proud to support our CMMS artists through the National PTA Reflections art program. Submissions due November 6th. Please check out our  Reflections Page   for all the details For more information or any questions, please contact  Salomi Vora  - Reflections Chair. ... read full article
Dining for DollarsCatharine Holtan10/31/202212/1/2022
Dining for Dollars
Save the Date: MOD Pizza Fundraiser!   If you don't feel like cooking, order from MOD in Newcastle to support CMMS! The CMMS PTSA will receive 20% of all digital and in-store orders on Thursday, December 1st . Visit the restaurant and show the fundraiser FLYER or mention the fundraiser at checkout. If ordering online , make sure to use the digital coupon code on the day of the fundraiser: MODF15048 . Thank you for supporting the CMMS PTSA! Questions? Email fundraising@cougarmountainptsa.org . ... read full article
Issaquah Food Bank NewsCatharine Holtan5/13/20225/27/2022
Issaquah Food Bank News
Summer Lunch Program - Register Now! The issaquah Food Bank offers food assistance for kids in grades K-12 in our community. The Summer Lunch program includes in-store shopping with a rotating menu of fresh produce, deli, dairy and bakery items. Shopping days are on Thursdays: June 16th, June 30th, July 14th, July 28th, August 11th and August 25th from 1-7PM. Register Here . ... read full article
VIS Honk and WaveCatharine Holtan4/4/20224/25/2022
VIS Honk and Wave
Honk & Wave events remind the community about ballots arriving in mailboxes and to Vote Yes! for our 3 Issaquah School District Levies . Please join Volunteers for Issaquah Schools and show your support! Everyone is welcome!  This is a great opportunity for students to earn community service hours as well! Please click here dates and times . ... read full article
Levy Vote Coming Up!Catharine Holtan3/3/20223/17/2022
Levy Vote Coming Up!
Learn More About the Upcoming Levy Vote! The Issaquah School District will have 3 levies on the ballot  April 26, 2022 . These renewal levies will replace the current levies which expire December 31, 2022. Like a subscription, levies must be renewed or the programs funding will be lost. If renewed, these levies will provide funding for essential programs through December 2026. Click here for details of what each renewal levy funds . Want to know more? Visit  www.visvote.org for more information. Want to participate in the popular Honk and Waves  to bring awareness to the levy and importance to vote? ... read full article
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink Fundraiser EventCatharine Holtan11/14/20231/14/2024
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink Fundraiser Event
  It is time to go ice skating with family and friends!   Visit the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink between  November 17, 2023  -  January 15, 2024 ! Mention "Cougar Mountain Middle School" during payment and a $3 donation will be made to the PTSA with each paid admission. Visit bellevueicerink.com for reservations, pricing and special events.     ... read full article
We Need Your Help! Lana Williams10/17/202311/11/2023
We Need Your Help!
WE ARE CURRENTLY ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE! Reminder: You must be approved by the district before you can volunteer.  Please visit here  to register to volunteer with ISD. ... read full article
Volunteering at CMMSCatharine Holtan4/17/20235/1/2026
Volunteering at CMMS
Be In The Know About Volunteering at CMMS! Want to know about volunteer opportunities at the school?  Sign up   for our volunteer interest list (note: this requires an account on our PTSA website if you are not already registered). Complete your   Volunteer Application  with the Issaquah School District and make sure you have Cougar Mountain Middle School selected under school preferences.   You must renew your volunteer application with ISD every year! ... read full article
ParentWiser EventsCatharine Holtan9/3/20223/20/2023
ParentWiser Events
Understanding Eating Disorders : What do you know about eating disorders? Experts have indicated that eating disorders in teens have exploded since the pandemic. Myths and misconceptions abound about these complex medical and psychiatric illnesses. Not always originating from body dysmorphia, they are linked with high achievement and are a form of coping mechanism for stress, anxiety, and a loss of control over one’s life. All genders, racial and socio-economic backgrounds are impacted. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness but recovery chances increase with early detection. Betsy Malm from the Eating Recovery Center in Bellevue will ... read full article
Family Partnership EventsCatharine Holtan2/4/20223/23/2022
Family Partnership Events
Meet and connect with the Family Partnership staff and families in the ISD at the Family Connections Q & A March 23rd The purpose of the meeting is to welcome new families in the ISD, especially those new to U.S. public school, and help them navigate the school system. At the meeting, the ISD Family Partnership department will answer questions from families regarding school programs and resources. There is no formal presentation during the meeting - discussion is based on the questions asked by families at the meeting or in the registration form. Register for the morning or evening event ... read full article
Connect with CMMS PTSACatharine Holtan8/8/202111/25/2023
Connect with CMMS PTSA
  CMMS PTSA would like to build a strong and supportive community for our students, families, and staff. Please subscribe and follow us  on Facebook and Instagram   to stay up-to-date on latest news and events happening at PTSA.   ... read full article