Issaquah Special Education PTSA 2.6.13

Building community, empowering families, advocating for change

Issaquah Special Education PTSA 

Welcome!

We are the newly formed Issaquah Special Education PTSA 2.6.13. We represent teachers, students and families across all Issaquah School District schools.

You can find us on Instagram and Facebook or email us at: hello@issaquahspecialeducationptsa.org


Become a PTSA member today!

We are the first and only district-wide PtSA in the IssaqahSD. Join today to become part of this new community!

About our Membership

Our yearly membership fee is $25.00 and covers PTA council, state and national dues, with the remaining membership fee covering the organizational costs to running a PTSA and non profit.

 

Go to our Join Us page for membership details.

 


Announcements

Building community: Parent Power Hour!

We are hosting monthly parent connection events. This is an opportunity to meet other parents, ask questions and share ideas and resources with each other. We have two options most months. Our daytime session is on the fourth Fridays of most months and our evening session is usually on Thursday evenings the first or second week of the month. All sessions are held at 55 Sunset Coffee, 55 W Sunset Way, Issaquah.

Our Next Parent Power Hours are:
Thurdsay, October 6th at 6 pm
Friday, October 28th at 10 am

 

Facts for Families–a new resource for you!

Each month Issaquah Special Education PTSA will present a “Facts for Families” week with tidbits of information on a specific topic related to our PTSA or to special education. 

September’s Facts for Families begins on September 11. Check our Instagram or Facebook Feeds each day for a new fact and come back to our website with a one-page document listing all the facts.

September’s Facts for Families topic is: About our PTSA

 

Looking for a Student Rep to join our PTSA board!

This student rep should be a senior or recent graduate that received special education services in ISD or is the sibling of a student who received these services. This rep will help shape the future of our new special education PTSA as well as offer insight to younger ISD students. Email: hello@issaquahspecialeducationptsa.org to find out more!

Issaquah Special Education PTSA Facebook Group has launched for members

One of the benefits of joining Issaquah Special Education PTSA is our Facebook Group. Open to all members, this group is a wonderful way to ask each other questions, share resources and build an online community. When you join you will receive the Facebook Group invite in an email.

 


 

General Membership Meeting Dates

Our meetings are in-person and begin with an informal meet-and-greet at 7 pm, and the business portion of the meeting begins promptly at 7:30 pm. This school year's meeting schedule is:

  • October 3rd, Issaquah High School
  • January 9th, Liberty High School
  • April 24th, Skyline High School



FAQ about the Issaquah Special Education PTSA

Why do we need a special education PTSA?

While we have amazing PTAs at every school in our district, our PTSA’s mission is different: we focus solely on the special education community. Since our students are spread out across the 26 schools in our district it can be difficult for families to know each other.

As the only district-wide PTSA in Issaquah, our objective is to create a community that learns from each other, shares resources and advocates for the needs of special education students and their families.

 

Should I still join my school’s PTSA?

Absolutely! Individual school PTA’s serve a critical purpose at each school, supporting the teachers and staff and programs for students. Please consider joining both your school as well as our PTSA!

 

Whom does this PTSA represent?

This PTSA represents all students that receive special education services, as well as teachers, staff and district staff in special education or the special services department at the district.

Students that fall under this category would be those in the Academy for Community Transition (ACT), Early Childhood Education Special Education Classroom Program (ECEAP),  and those with IEPs (Individualized Education Program). 

While students that receive only 504 accommodations are not technically considered to be a student in special education, they still access some of the same accommodations. For that reason we welcome 504 students and families to also be part of Issaquah Special Education PTSA.