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
2016-17 Iroquois PTO Officers:
Co-Vice Presidents: Amy Soulé & Deb Foley
Co-Secretaries: Kim McClive-Reed & Sam Salem
Treasurer: Peter Kopcha 

The 2016-17 PTO Volunteer SignUp is LIVE!

New Parents? Don't be shy! Come 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. 
You can sign up online here, or email us to volunteer or find out more about a position. We'll be happy to answer any questions about what's involved!
Picture Day Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed ASAP for Picture Day on September 29 for two hours shifts beginning at 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. 
Please contact Susan Hale at

Show your Iroquois Spirit! 
Shop the Spiritwear Sale NOW!
The Iroquois Spirit fall sale is happening right now! Order forms are available at the school and came home in backpacks, but you can also order online right here! There are t-shirts, winter knit hats, pajama pants, sweats, and more!
The online ordering deadline is October 5th.  Your items will be delivered to Tina Dell at the School Store and your student will be notified to pick them up.

Where's My Team Page???
Now that team letters are out, if you've visited the district Iroquois MS homepage, you may have noticed that some of the Team links don't seem to be going to the right pages . . . . Your friendly Webmaster has hunted the correct ones down for you!
You can check out assignments, find teacher emails, and all kinds of things on your team site. Take a look!

Help Wanted at the School Store!
Calling all volunteers! Looking for a unique opportunity to support our Iroquois Middle Students, and the PTO? Join our Team of School Store Volunteers! Click here to sign up now.
Our School Store is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-1:30. We sell school supplies, locker accessories, Iroquois Spirit Apparel, and much more! 
Thank you for considering sharing your time! Please contact Parent Store Manager Tina Dell with any questions.

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.
AND .  . .  what's for lunch?
(click the pic to see this month's school lunch menu!)

Join the Club!

Iroquois MS has a lot of clubs, musical groups, and sports teams for students to enjoy.  We're updating the information for 2015-16 as fast as it comes in.  Browse some of the updated activities pages 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. 

Three ways to get Iroquois & District News
Mail from via MailChimp!
In early October, district provides each school's PTO with the updated directory information from the contact emergency cards completed by parents. This information is used to create the school directories and to update the PTO's email list.  Emails from the PTO about Iroquois programs and events are sent from this account.  Please add to your address book to avoid having these important emails go into spam!

Subscribe to Buzzable for Nisky Schools! Buzzable is a separate service from the PTO Gmail and SNN (below). Although the Iroquois PTO does NOT use Buzzable (because we already have our fantastic MailChimp service :), subscribing to Buzzable allows you to get email from several other PTOs (currently NHS, VA, Glencliff, Rosendale & Craig are using Buzzables), N-CAP, and Friends of Music. 
You can also swap or sell items, services and information with your school district neighbors via the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Newsletter, available only through Buzzable! Click to Start Buzzing.

For even more news, Sign up for the School News Notifier (SNN)!
SNN is Niskayuna Central School District's email distribution list. Sign up to receive district news and information on school closings and other events, board of ed meetings, and so much more!
(think "snow days . . .")
Subscribers get reminders about upcoming school and district events, information on school closings, and more, delivered directly to their e-mail in-boxes. SNN also offers the option of receiving text messages about school closings and delays.
By “opting in,” users select the news they want to receive, and they can unsubscribe at any time. Your e-mail address will not be shared with any other organization.
Parents and community members may subscribe to Niskayuna SNN today by simply clicking this link and creating a user profile: Subscribe to School News Notifier (SNN).

PTO Membership & Directory Orders
It’s never too late to join PTO! Membership includes a handy print copy of the Iroquois PTO Directory.

There are now THREE ways to pay:  
1.   Send a $10 check made out to Iroquois PTO to the school (Please write PTO and your children(s) names and grades on the envelope)! 
2.   Pay by cash or check at Back To School night.
2.  [NEW!] Pay dues or donate with PayPal by clicking a button below! (A PayPal account is not required; you can just use your credit card.)
Please enter children(s) full names and grades on the checkout page!

Iroquois PTO Membership Dues 2016-17

Each PayPal dues transaction costs the PTO 59¢
Donations to help cover fees are appreciated! 
Click through the link below to donate any amount you wish.
If your employer has a matching donations program (i.e., GE), please enter employer name on the final checkout page!

Donate to the Iroquois MS PTO!


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 necessary or helpful to the students and classrooms. We have funded cultural programs to enrich education, the library tile project (look UP as you enter the Media Center!), and Google Chromebooks for student use. In the spring, we put on a staff recognition luncheon. We strive to help the teachers provide our children with a better education in every way possible. We also provide the bus drivers and other small gift cards to show our appreciation for their important roles.
For the students, we fund fully or partially events and programs like the Drama Club productions, Math Counts, the 8th Grade Graduation Party, snacks on Spirit Day, 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 the appropriate Committee Chair listed in this Directory or PTO co-presidentLisa Weber & Heather Schechter.
  • Participate in one or more of our fundraisers! This year’s fundraisers include the sale of Yankee Candle merchandise, Iroquois PTO night at TCBY, and Iroquois PTO night at Chipotle.
  • Make a donation to the Iroquois PTO. If fundraisers aren’t your thing,
     a check made out to Iroquois PTO and sent to PTO treasurer Peter Kopcha via the Main Office is an easy way to support our activities. 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. THANK YOU!

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!

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: