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 

The 2017-18 PTO Volunteer 
SignUp is Open!
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 springhttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044fa9ac2ea7fc1-201617 "Volunteer Drive" to be PTO committee chairs and members, and/or "day-of-event" helpers.  
Take a look at the positions and sign up here!
You can also email us to volunteer or find out more about a position. We'll be happy to answer any questions about what's involved!

PTO Directory and Emails--Help Us Contact You!
The district has new Back-to-School technology resources and support for Nisky schools families, including a new notification system called School MessengerThe Parent/Student Portal , operated by PowerSchool, is also part of these resources.
Online Returning Student Registration is an important part of the Parent Portal.  This is where you provide emergency contact info for the district, but also where the 
PTO gets its school directory and email list information.  
To update your information, log into the Parent Portal and look for the "Returning Student Registration" link (near the bottom left). Please be sure to update so we can contact you!  
The Parent Portal/School Messenger/Returning Student Registration 
Support Website can be found 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 our new PTO Bulletin Board Chair Suzanne Brooksby! Suzanne designs and posts our fantastic bulletin board displays. Stop by and see them--they change once to twice monthly. 


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!

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!

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: https://twitter.com/iroqms

Sign up for PTO Membership Now!
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.
3    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 in the box below!
Ex. "George & Wendy Brown, G6 & G8"

PTO Membership Dues 2017-18

Each PayPal dues transaction costs the PTO 52¢
Donations to help cover fees are appreciated! 

Donate to the Iroquois MS PTO!

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!
THANKS FOR BEING AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF YOUR PTO!

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 the PTO support our 
Iroquois School Community?
  • Join the PTO! Dues support the activities listed above.
  • Attend PTO meetings to learn what is going on in the school and give input on PTO activities.
  • Volunteer! Sign up online to help out or chair a committee, or contact iroquois@niskypto.org.
  • 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 how you provide support to the PTO (fundraising, donations, or volunteering), we greatly appreciate all that you do. 

THANK YOU!