PTA eNews for Monday, December 9, 2019


Upcoming Events & Programs

  • December 9 - Auction Committee Meeting, IVE Library, 7:00pm
  • December 11- Holiday Choir Practice #4, MPR, 1:30-3:00pm
  • December 12 - Holiday Choir/Cougar Chorus Performance, MPR, 6:30pm
  • December 23 - January 3 - No School, First Winter Break
  • January 28 -29 - IVE Spelling Bee, IVE MPR

News & Announcements

Save the Date: IVE Spelling Bee!

Hello IVE Spellistas and Spellmans! Are you a very good speler, er, speller? This year IVE is hosting our very own Spelling Bee! Save these spellbinding dates:

2nd grade: Tuesday, January 28 (5-6pm)

3rd grade: Wednesday, January 29 (5-6pm)

4th grade: Tuesday, January 28 (6-7pm)

5th grade: Wednesday, January 29 (6-7pm)

Championships: Wednesday, January 29 (7:15-7:45pm)



Sign up for a PTA membership by December 15th, and help your student be in the grade with the highest number of PTA memberships to win a Dress Up Day! Click HERE to join/renew today. Remember, if you sign up for membership, you are entered into a drawing to win IVE Spirit Wear or tickets to our Spring Auction Event!

Washington State PTA Recognizes IVE PTA with Silver Membership Growth Award

IVE PTA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Silver Membership Growth Award recipient. PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling members equaling at least 105% of their previous year’s total membership. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award. Special shout out to our Membership Chair Rebecca Konopka and to the IVE teaching staff, as we now have 100% teacher membership in IVE PTA! 

IVE Pancake Dinner/Game Night Cancellation 

Unfortunately we will be canceling this event that was scheduled for January 24, 2020. Despite multiple requests for volunteers to chair this event, we did not have anybody express interest. We hate to disappoint our students and families by canceling PTA events, but it is essential for many helping hands to contribute to ensure our PTA programming and events can continue to take place. 

Volunteers Needed 

Many Hands Make Light Work! 

Come join us at the next Spring Fundraising Event Committee meeting on Monday, December 9th at 7:00pm in the IVE Library. We have lots of jobs, both big and small for ALL who can help. We need all hands on deck to make this new type of event a success! Email with questions. 

Important Reminders

Amazon Smile

With the holiday shopping season upon us, a reminder if you’re already shopping at Amazon to use and set Issaquah Valley PTA as your designated charity. Every purchase helps raise funds for the PTA. Any questions please contact

The ICE is NICE!

Visit the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink this holiday season from November 29, 2019 through January 20, 2020 and mention “Issaquah Valley” for each paid admission, and a $3 donation will be made to the IVE PTA! Visit for more information on hours, admission pricing and directions. 

Toys Toys Toys!

Mention IVE PTA while shopping at Snapdoodle Toys and Games (located at 1527 Highlands Dr NE #110) on December 11th, and 10% of your purchase will be donated to our PTA!

Parents Night Out

Need a few hours to catch up on holiday shopping? Need to run some cooped-up winter energy out of the kids? Sign up for Xtreme Ninja Nights at Karate West and support the IVE PTA! Next event is next Friday December 13th, 6-9pm. The cost is $45 per child and includes pizza dinner and supervised activities. Select IVE when you register here:

Save The Date to Celebrate “IVE Through the Years” 

Join us at our casual Spring Fundraising/Auction Event on March 14, 2020 from 4:00-8:00pm at the Issaquah Hilton Garden Inn and help IVE celebrate 50 years! Tickets will go on sale January 13, 2020. Childcare options available at Arena Sports and Adventure Kids Playcare. Email with questions. 

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.

  • Holiday Gift Barn - Thank you to our incredibly generous community who donated 268 gifts to bring a little extra joy to kids in need. Thank you to Becky Sosby, Kim Neff and Brooke Sullivan for organizing this wonderful opportunity. 
  • IVE Family Movie Night - Thank you to Laura Burnett and Shelley Harding for organizing a fun, family friendly movie night with Woody, Buzz and the crew! 

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!