Welcome to the Parents & Teachers of IA East (PTIA).
Link to our PTIA May 31st newsletter
Link to our 2022 Overview & Fundraising Goals
Link to our 2021/2022 Accomplishments / Programs
SHARE YOUR EMAIL
(if you haven't already via this site) to stay in touch so we can notify you of some of our events and tips from parents: Contact Form
COMING TO SCHEDULE PICK-UP DAY/ORIENTATION/PHOTO on AUGUST 18th? Plan to stay and stop by from 3-5pm on the 18th at IA to meet other families, students and your PTIA TEAM. Your PTIA will be on hand with Cold Treats & Cookies for students and parents and bring card games, Jenga, connect four and more for some Casual Fun in the sun as a community. We will also have an icebreaker game to help you and your students make new connections as they start the school year.
DONATE and Support the PTIA.
Annual Donation Drive. Our 2022/2023 campaign goal is to raise $12,000 to invest back into supporting ongoing excellence at IA East. Key areas of funding include teachers (teacher grants for classrooms and curriculum), students (new enrichment scholarships), senior graduation gifts (every senior gets a IA blanket - a loved tradition and we also host an essay scholarship in May), community building activities and other school modernization projects. CLICK HERE: PTIA Donation Form
Start the year by helping show our IA Teachers we appreciate. Contribute items to the Snack Cart for the 23rd and help them with snacks as they get ready to greet your student the next day! Sign Up Here
NEW FAMILY WELCOME Orientation Night PPT 6/16 This presentation was shared at the event and has links Click here for the PPT
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2022!
We hope you are enjoying your personalized Senior Blankets - a gift from your PTIA.
Grads, your journey with IA doesn't have to end with graduation. We have started an effort to help build connections for you with other IA grads and students and welcome your participation.
Graduate/Alumni Contact Form
Join our new student alumni database to connect to other graduates and current students as you begin your next journey. Fill out this google contact form.
Our Social Media / Connect with PTIA East Online
2022/2023 PTIA Meetings with the School/Parents
First PTIA Meeting; AUGUST 30th In Person in the Cafeteria at IA East with Principal Brinks, A Teacher Representative and your PTIA Board. Tuesday night: 7-8:30pm
- Important School & Curriculum Updates
- Tips & Advice from Parents "what I wish I knew..."
- Networking time to meet other parents
- & More
Don't Miss These Monthly PTIA / Principal Brinks Meetings. Calendar for the year to be posted soon. Typically 2nd or 3rd Tuesday of the month 7-8:30pm. If Covid situation changes, we always do zoom when we cannot meet in person as a parent community.
Past PTIA Meetings 2021/2022
The PTIA meets monthly during school year (2nd or 3rd Tuesdays) from 7-8:30pm, typically via zoom. Topics vary, but there is always a current update from Principal Brinks and the PTIA and ability to meet other parents during mtgs). Below are some examples of the most recent meetings. Minutes will be posted at a later date.
PTIA ELECTIONS & Final PTIA / Principal Brinks Mtg via Zoom, 7-8:30pm
PTIA 2022/2023 Officers:
Kaushika Patel, President
Abi Swaminatham - Co-President
Abhishek Vimal - Co-Vice President
Sue Kumar - Co-Vice President
Rashmi Singh - Co-Treasurer
Raju Nakum - Co-Treasurer
Leslie McGill Mayotte- Co-Recording Secretary
Allison Ball - Co-Recording Secretary
PTIA 2022/2023 Committee Leaders
Savita Birajdar - Communications Chair
Gayathri P - Student Programs / Senior Activities Co-Chair
OPEN - Student Programs / Senior Activities Co-Chair
Amee Doshi - Teacher Appreciation / Outreach Co-Chair
OPEN - Teacher Appreciation / Outreach Co-Chair
OPEN - Webmaster / Technology Chair
Thank you. Any questions or interest in volunteering this coming year, contact us at our main email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congrats to our new team, I look forward to working with all of you!
President, PTIA Board
PTIA East -- What we do for the IAE Community and Students/Teachers
5/31/2022: PTIA Career Panel Night, 7-8:30 via zoom
Career Panel: 6 Professionals provided students with insights and tips in order to help students prepare for their future. See the PDF of the panelists who spoke.
Our 6 Career Panel Speakers:
* Allison Ball, MD: BIO Link
* Leslie McGill-Mayotte, RN: BIO Link
* Srinath Srivatsavan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ssrivatsavan/
* Rashmi Singh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rashmi-singh-ba00611/
* Shuchi Bhargava: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shuchi-bhargava-633a4716/
* Rahul Kumar: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rk9834/
Thank you for joining us in this first in a series of career development programming that we plan for students as a PTIA.
Miss the meeting? See the link from Principal Brinks
Check out the Sunday 6/12 or 6/19 weekly Principal Brinks newsletter sent to all students and families to find the link to the google drive (not posting here as it's only for IA community) which captures some of the panelists Q&A responses. Very valuable resource to read for students and alumni in college.
PARENTS & ALUMNI -- Want to help with this new program: Career Explorations Initiative in the future? Please fill out the google form here.
5/14/2022: Monthly PTIA Meeting with Principal Brinks & TSD Assistant Superintendent (covering upcoming capital improvement bond updates and spring TSD update), 7-8:30 via zoom
2021/2022 PTIA Fundraising Campaign- Goal is $8000.00
We've raised $1800 of our goal so far. Donations for this school year can be made until June 30th, 2022.
GET THE BENEFIT of a TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION.
Make an easy electronic donation via paypal link https://paypal.me/ptiaeast
The paypal will say Rebecca Lukasik as she is the current year treasurer, but all funds go directly into the PTIA non-profit account to fund programs. Just note "fundraising" in the notes with your paypal donation. You can also still drop off cash or a check made to the PTIA in an envelope and mark it for "fundraising".
We want to thank all the families that have helped us to date with our budget shortfall.
Become a PTIA Member:
Please indicate family name or student name in your paypal payment so we can match it to the hard copy / digital PDF Membership Form. Or if simply sending in funds to support the PTIA, please note it as "donation/fundraising". All donations are deductible.
Other Easy Year Round Fundraising:
Simply select PTIA as the charity or organization so you support the school when you shop!
Wondering why we ask for memberships or donations and what we do with those funds?
The PTIA provides volunteers and financial support for all kinds of events for our students and teachers, including student clubs and teacher appreciation lunches, educational grants and scholarships, student social activities and family/community events. More importantly we fund significant capital improvements to modernize and improve instruction and the environment for students & teachers at IAE that aren't funded through other available TSD resources. We also launched a new Teacher grant program this year to set aside additional funds for classroom or instructional materials to enhance curriculum goals. This is why we ask each of you to contribute to the PTIA as a way of giving directly back to your student's IAE experiences.
In 2021/2022, we authorized and spent close to $16,000 back into IAE improvements or programs from our reserve which we need to replenish with fundraising next year.
Other projects and programs during the year that our PTIA leads:
How do we do all of this above?
With volunteers and importantly with your fundraising support and your membership dues ($35 annual membership per family)!
Please help us help your students, teachers and the school.
What do we do at our meetings?
In our past months during prior school year we had informative updates, attendee ice breakers, Q&A session for Freshman families, learned about graduation plans for seniors, gained insight into report cards at IA, shared feedback on how things are going for students, learned about programs the school has that support students with wellness workshops and tutoring and so much more. We also passed the budget, an addendum and voted on continuing the popular Senior Blanket Gifts and Essay Scholarship programs.
All families interested in IA are invited to join in these Zoom calls to meet other IA families and staff to learn what's going on at the school and how to support your students as they progress through IA East. Mr Brinks does a monthly school update at the start of each meeting for families.
The Next PTIA Meetings:
Forward meetings after June 30th will be posted in early August, typically our first meeting will be the first or second week of school so it may be the first week of September this year with the newly updated school start date of 8/24/2022.
During a typical "Non-Virtual/Hybrid" school year, below is a sampling of some of the events we help organize, support or volunteer at for IA EAST.
This past year we focused on virtual speakers & events and invite you to share your ideas to connect virtually as an IAE community.
* Homecoming Dance
* Parent Teacher Conferences
* Cultural events with Students
* Support Teachers with snacks/drinks during early release
* Teacher Gift Fundraisers
* Charity Ball Dance
* Staff / Teacher Appreciation Week
* Honors Night
* Senior Prom
* Graduation Day for Class of 2020
* Senior Scholarships - Essay Contest
* Senior Gifts (a custom IA keepsake blanket with every Senior's name on it funded by the PTIA - loved by students!)
IAE School website:
Student Clubs at IAE
(Links to clubs will be posted in school emails as school begins)
2022 US News Rankings
International Academy is ranked #52
Best High Schools in America
Meet the New PTIA 2022/2023 Board Team PDF HERE
NEW 2022/2023 PTIA Board & New Freshman family orientation deck