PTA eNews for Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Upcoming Events & Programs

  • January 21 - PTA General Membership Meeting, IVE Library, 7:00pm
  • January 22 - Principal Coffee Chat, IVE Conference Room, 9:15am
  • January 27 - No School, Teacher Work Day
  • January 28 - 29 - IVE Spelling Bee, IVE MPR
  • February 4 - Math Adventure Parent Info Night, IVE MPR, 7:00pm
  • February 5 - ISF Dining for Kids, La Casita - Sammamish 
  • February 7 - IVE Bingo Night, IVE MPR, 6:00pm

News & Announcements

IVE PTA General Membership Meeting: TODAY January 21 at 7:00pm 

Join us at our PTA General Membership Meeting. We hope to see you there! The agenda and other documents for review are available at

Winter 2020 PTA Family Survey: Open January 21 - January 29

The PTA would love to hear from YOU! We have created a survey to hear your thoughts, ideas and feedback. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this anonymous survey. Your responses are extremely important to us. 



Bzzzzz IVE Spelling Bee!

For those of you who registered for our IVE Spelling Bee, Click HERE to find a link to the word list and suggested reading list, as well as important information on dates/times and how the program will run. Questions? Email:

Celebrate “IVE Through the Years” on March 14, 2020 4:00-8:00pm

Join us at our casual Spring Fundraising Auction and help IVE celebrate 50 years! Tickets are on sale NOW at:

As part of our fundraising efforts, we will include tributes in our auction catalog. These tributes may honor a teacher, student, offer a message of congratulations to the school, honor an alumni, etc. Click HERE for Tribute Form. Please submit by February 14th. 

Want more info on this fun event? Visit: Email with questions.

Math Adventure- Parent Info Night is coming!

Math Adventure is a night of fun for kids where they work in teams to problem solve, do math, and have fun. No special math skills are required as it is based on the common core standards kids are already learning at school. Math Adventure at IVE is eligible to all 2nd-5th graders. Parent Info night is in the MPR on Tuesday, Feb 4th. For more information, visit or email

It’s Yearbook Time!

Every year, the Yearbook Team makes a fabulous yearbook for students to purchase and keep as a memory of their time at IVE. The only way to guarantee your student receives a yearbook is to pre-order. The only way to pre-order your yearbook is ONLINE NOW at Price: $18 through February and GOES UP to $20 from March - April 20th. Deadline to order is April 20th. 

Yearbook Cover Contest Winners: 

Congratulations to Katie A., Esha M., and Grace L. from Mrs. Ogden's class for their drawing being selected as the 2019-2020 Yearbook Cover!

We Need Your Photos!  

The majority of the yearbook pictures are taken by you...our wonderful parents and volunteers of IVE. We want you to submit pictures from any school activity or event. We strive to have every child in the yearbook a couple of times. Room Parents –We need help with 10-15 photographs of your class, with each student in at least one photograph. It’s best if you can get small groups of 3-5 students in each photograph. They can be taken while you volunteer, at a holiday party, or whenever you visit the classroom. The deadline to upload all photos is Feb 28th. Directions in English & Spanish for how to upload photos can be found at:


ParentWiser hosts Dr. Caprice Hollins for How to be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020. Join us January 22nd from 7-8:30pm at Liberty High. For parents of students K-12. Register at

Washington State PTA Kids Essay Contest

This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children – from the children’s perspective. Open to all grades. The submission form is located on the website at and due by March 1, 2020.

National PTA Launches A Podcast for Parents, by Parents

Listen to Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast and get the answers to the burning questions you have about how to best support your child's education and development. Each 30-minute podcast will give you the inside scoop on how to help your child succeed in and out of school. Hear unique perspectives from experts, parents and educator guests who will give you real-life advice and ideas.

2020 National PTA Legislative Conference (LegCon) March 10-12, Alexandria VA

Join us in the nation’s capitol for workshops, networking and the chance to make your voice heard in the halls of Congress. At LegCon 2020, we’ll advocate that the federal government do more to protect and grow our most precious resource-our children. Visit today for additional information and registration.

Volunteers Needed 

PTA Spring Auction Fundraiser

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our PTA Auction Fundraiser on March 14. Opportunities include: Event Set-Up, Check-In/Out & Data Entry, Runner to organize items for Check Out, Silent & Live Auction Support and Clean Up Crew. Please visit: to sign up to help out. Contact with any questions. Thank You!

Important Reminders

IVE PTA Membership Drive

The next membership drive will be through March 5th and 2 classes will win between K-2 and 3-5. They will win either a Popcorn Bar or Apple Bar for their class! Visit today to join or email with questions.  

Box Tops for Education Update

If you have clipped Box Tops, please continue sending them to school. Our next deadline for submitting is February 20th. The winning class will get a pizza party! Check out the new Box Top app today- just scan your receipt into the app and IVE PTA gets credit!

Parents Night Out

Do you need a guaranteed night out without your kids? Drop your kids at Xtreme Ninja Night at Karate West and support the PTA! Next event is Friday February 7th, 6-9pm. The cost is $45 per child and includes pizza dinner and supervised activities. Select IVE when you register here:

IVE Pancake Dinner/Game Night Cancellation 

Unfortunately we have cancelled this event that was scheduled for January 24. Despite multiple requests for volunteers to chair this event, we did not have any interest. 

Thank You Notes

A special thank you to all of our wonderful committee members, volunteers, donors and participants who help organize and support our PTA activities.

Haven’t renewed your PTA Membership yet? Do that Here!

Want to check out opportunities to volunteer? Do that Here!

Can't attend a meeting but want to share your thoughts? Email us!