PTA eNews for Monday, September 30, 2019


Upcoming Events & Programs

  • September 26- October 9 - IVE Fun Run Fundraiser
  • October 2 - ISF Dining for Kids, Agave Cocina 
  • October 4-6 - Salmon Days Parking & Carnival at IVE
  • October 11 - Fun Run, IVE Playground 9:30-11:00am
  • October 14 - No School, Teacher Workday
  • October 15 - The Big Day with Suzanne Selfors, IVE, 6:00pm
  • October 25 - Trunk or Treat, IVE Parking Lot, 6:00-8:00pm

News & Announcements

IVE PTA Fun Run FUNdraiser is HERE!

We are off to a great start to our Fall Fun Run Fundraiser. Without your generous support, PTA couldn’t provide all of the programs, supplies and events for our IVE community. To participate, sign up your child today at Reminder that Collection Day is Wednesday, October 9th. For more information, check out the packet sent home in Kid Mail, or visit Opportunities to volunteer at our Fun Run Race Event can be found in the volunteer section below. Thank you!

"The Big Day" with PNW Best-Selling Author, Suzanne Selfors

On October 15th students and staff will participate in presentations throughout the school day. Later, all families are invited to a special evening event which will begin at 6:00pm - more information coming soon. A HUGE thank you to ISF for the grant to make this amazing experience possible. You can find out more about Suzanne Selfors at: 

Trunk or Treat!

One of the most popular IVE PTA events is set to return on Friday, October 25th from 6-8pm in the IVE Parking Lot. So dress up and enjoy safe Trunk or Treating! No masks, weapons or gore please. Interested in being a “Trunker” by decorating your car and handing out candy? Visit for more information or email with questions.  

Staff Favorite Things

Find out all about our IVE staff's favorite things! This is a fun way to get to know our staff and show them some well deserved kindness if you so choose. In the IVE lobby you will find a binder filled with the staff surveys that have been turned in so far, Please leave the binder in the lobby so that everyone gets a chance to see it. 

Enrichment Programs

The IVE PTA organizes and offers before/after school programs to enrich the school experience. Programs run throughout the school year and are offered as multi-week sessions. If partial/full scholarship is needed for any of the enrichment programs, please contact Our current after/before school enrichment programs include: Mandarin, Spanish, Art, Chess, Legos and Drama. Check them out HERE. 

Show your Cougar Pride and Order IVE Spirit Wear Today! 

Click HERE to see options, sizes and colors and to submit your order. Orders due October 14th. Email with questions. These make great presents!

Is Your Child Normal? New ParentWiser talk!

Meet and hear Jonathan Mooney on speaking tour for his new book, Normal Sucks! With humor, knowledge and hope, Mooney speaks on neuro-diversity, how we should stop fixing people and start empowering them. He gives hope for anyone who learns differently, emphasizing the impact of supportive teaching and parenting. Join us Oct 22 at 7pm at Skyline HS.  REGISTER HERE!

Volunteers Needed 

Salmon Days Parking

We are looking for volunteers to help with Salmon Days parking on October 4th-6th. This is an important PTA fundraiser and you can be a part of it's success! You will be collecting money (PTA members only), directing traffic, and helping folks get to where they need to go. Sign up HERE, or email Thank you! 

Fun Run Race Event Volunteers

We need lots of volunteers for our celebratory Fun Run Race Day on Friday, October 11th, so click HERE to sign up to help our kids have some FUN! Contact with questions. All family cheerleaders are welcome too!

Spring Fundraising Event Committee

Many hands make light work! Join us at the Spring Fundraising Event Committee meeting on Monday, October 7th at 7:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Issaquah. 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.

Open PTA Board Position: Director of Fundraising

The Director of Fundraising oversees all fundraising activities including our fundraising event in the spring, Salmon Days Parking, Spirit Wear and other fundraising events. Also oversees our corporate sponsorships and partnerships. Implements or modifies fundraising activities as needed. This is a year-round position. Contact if interested. 

Important Reminders

Be Incredible! IVE PTA Membership Drive Going on Now

Sign-up or renew your PTA membership at by October 31st. The class with the highest number of memberships wins a pizza party! NEW this year, you will receive a 2019-20 PTA Member Punch Card good for perks to PTA events throughout the year.

Angel Program            

This program provides a helping hand to students at IVE who need extra support with basic necessities. The program is strictly confidential, and participants remain anonymous. If you would like to enroll a child, complete a form by clicking HERE. Return forms to school in an envelope by October 11, 2019. The envelope can be given to your child’s teacher or dropped off at the main office.

Goodwill Donation Truck

Set your unwanted treasures aside for the Goodwill Donation Drive on November 2nd from 9am-12pm at IVE. This is an easy way to support Goodwill and the IVE PTA!

Box Tops for Education (BTFE):

Each Box Top collected = 10? for IVE. Going forward, instead of clipping from packages, all Box Tops will be earned by scanning your receipt with the new app at If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home make sure to send them to school. We will collect them for a class competition on October 23rd. The class that collects the most will be awarded with an Ice Cream Sundae party! Learn more at Contact with any questions.

Parents Night Out

The rain has arrived. Do your kids need to burn off some energy while you get a quiet adult dinner? Sign up for Xtreme Ninja Nights at Karate West and support the IVE PTA! Next event is next Friday October 11th, 6-9pm. The cost is $45 per child and includes pizza dinner and supervised activities. Select IVE when you register here:

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.

  • IVE PTA Fall Kick off Picnic and Movie Night: Marcelle Waldman, Wise Guy Italian Street Food Truck & Issaquah Ice CreamTrike. 
  • Fun Run Kickoff: Mrs. Pickard, Mr. Holman, Marcell Waldman, Kimberly Brown, Christine White, Kerry Danley and Anne Blackburn 
  • Teacher Wish List: Gilman Blvd. QFC for reaching out to fulfill teacher wish list items. We are so fortunate to have such a strong community partnership. A special thank you to store manager, Carl- always finding ways to support our students and staff. 

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

Want to Check Out Current Opportunities to Volunteer at School? Do that Here!

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