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 CMMS. While each school has its own PTSA and ASB, the ISF supports all schools district-wide.

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 CMMS programs; acts as liaison for parents with the School District and  State PTSA.
Associated Student Body - comprised of all CMMS students who purchase ID cards in the fall; students vote on peer representatives to govern and provide leadership through school events.  
Issaquah School Foundation - 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides district-wide programs supporting opportunities for every student at every school.
What is their primary focus?

All school and grade level grants 

Angel Student Assistance 

PTSA school and grade level activities 

FACE/New Family

Reflections Art 


Staff Appreciation.


Sports and after-school clubs activities

Extra-curricular activities

Field trips

Spirit week

CMMS assemblies 

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


Robotics club

Teacher grants.  

The CMMS PTSA supports all programs and events through direct donations from families and fundraising events - "Pass the Hat".

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