Iroquois Middle School (IMS) PTO Homepage

Iroquois Middle School
2495 Rosendale Rd, Niskayuna, NY 12309
Phone: (518) 377-2233
School Hours: 8:45-3:15
2017-18 Iroquois PTO Officers:
Co-Presidents: Michelle Haney & Sarah Pechar
Vice President: Amy Soulé
Secretary: Kim McClive-Reed
Treasurer: Jenn Sargent 

Master the Web!
Webmaster Kim McClive-Reed is looking for a Iroquois PTO Co-Webmaster in 2017-18.  She's been a PTO Webmaster for four years, and can show you lots of tips and tricks! 
Being Webmaster keeps you in loop about things that are happening at Iroquois.  You also get to work with the other fun parents on the Communications Team. And, whatever you learn can be used to build your own FREE personal webpage using the Google Sites app!  
Previous Google Apps and/or website experience is helpful, but absolutely not required.  Interested?  Email Kim!

The 2017-18 PTO Volunteer SignUp is Coming Soon!
New to Iroquois? Don't be shy! Give it a try!
The Iroquois PTO recruits parent (and grandparent!) volunteers on a rolling basis and during an annual spring "Volunteer Drive" to be PTO committee chairs and members, and/or "day-of-event" helpers.  Our signup for the 2017-18 school year will be posted here soon!
Meanwhile, you can email us to volunteer or find out more about a position. We'll be happy to answer any questions about what's involved!
You can view position descriptions (and who volunteered in 2016-17) here.

Where's My Team Page???
You can check out assignments, find teacher emails, and all kinds of things on your team site. Take a look! Team 61  Team 6/7  Team 71  Team 81  Team 83

Join the Club!

Iroquois MS has a lot of clubs, musical groups, and sports teams for students to enjoy. Check the Morning Announcements for club meeting notices, or browse the club info here!

Morning Announcements
Need to know if today is Day A or B?  Not sure if a club meeting is today?  Morning announcements are made daily during homeroom, but in case your student missed them, you can find them here.

PTO Bulletin Board
Let's give a shout-out to PTO Bulletin Board Chair Carol Blood
Carol designs and posts our bulletin boards, and her displays are fantastic! Stop by and see them.  They change once to twice monthly. 

Try the Website's Search Feature!
In a hurry, and only need to know one little thing--like, does Iroquois have a Drama Club? How to sign up for PTO emails? Use the "Search this site" box (top right corner) to find info FAST!

What does the Iroquois PTO do?
We support the teachers and staff.  
We support the students.  
We support families.

For teachers, we provide mini-grant opportunities to fund items or programs for students and classrooms. We also fund cultural/enrichment programs, the staff recognition luncheon, and small appreciation gifts to bus drivers, nurses and other support staff. Past examples of funding use include the library tile project (look UP as you enter the Media Center!), new library chairs, and Google Chromebooks for student use. 
For the students, we fund fully or partially events and programs including Drama Club productions, Math Counts, the 8th Grade Graduation Party, Spirit Day snacks, the Ice Cream Social, the Newcomers Dinner, and the Read-a-thon. We also sponsor and staff all student socials. 
For families, we provide an Internet Safety presentation in the fall, snacks at events, and stock and staff the School Store with student supplies and Iroquois gear.  We also provide support for school costs for families dealing with hardship (families needing assistance are urged to contact the Principal, ).

How can you help?

Ways you can support our students, teachers, and school:
  • Join the PTO! Dues support the activities listed above, and you receive this complimentary School Directory. 
  • Attend PTO meetings to learn what is going on in the school and give input on PTO activities.
  • Join a committee! Sign up online to help out or chair a committee, or contact
  • Participate in one or more of our fundraisers! This year’s fundraisers include the sale of Yankee Candle merchandise, Spiritwear sales, and Iroquois PTO night at Chipotle.
  • Make a donation to the Iroquois PTO. If fundraisers aren’t your thing,
    you can donate using the PayPal Donate button on this page, or drop a check made out to the Iroquois PTO at the Main Office. Donations are tax-deductible and may be matched by some are employers
    . (You'll still get fundraiser notices, but you can recycle or delete them.)
And no matter which way you provide support to the PTO (fundraising, donations, or volunteering), we greatly appreciate all that you do. 

Iroquois PTO is on Facebook!  
Iroquois PTO has joined the district and several other Niskayuna school PTOs on the Facebook community. Check out our brand-new Facebook page here, and give us some "likes"! You can also see the district's own Facebook page here.

AND . . . Iroquois Middle School is on Twitter! Check out the tweets here:

NEW Niskayuna Central School Technology Resources
The district has new Back-to-School technology resources and support for Nisky schools families, including a new
 notification system called School Messenger. Last year's Parent/Student Portal is also part of these resources, as well as NEW online Returning Student Registration.  Click here for a flyer providing details!
The Parent Portal/School Messenger/Returning Student Registration Support Website can be found here!