PTA eNews for Monday, June 15, 2020

Enjoy Your Summer!

Upcoming Events & Programs

  • June 15-16 - Student Materials Pickup, IVE 
  • June 19 - 5th Grade Virtual Promotion Ceremony, 10:00am 
  • June 19 - IVE Virtual Dance Party, 6:00pm, Zoom
  • June 22 - 5th Grade Honk & Wave Thru, IVE, 2:00-2:45pm
  • June 23 - Last Day of School!

News & Announcements

Let’s BOOGIE! IVE End of Year Virtual DANCE PARTY! 

Join us for a fun way to celebrate the end of this crazy school year! We are having a virtual dance party for our entire IVE Family on Friday, June 19th from 6:00-7:00pm. Attendees must mail between now and 5pm on 6/19 to register in order to get the Zoom code, and to send in any fun song requests! 

PTA’s Celebration Display for Our 5th Grade Class!

In celebration of our incredible 5th grade class, please look for a display along IVE’s fence facing Newport Way. You can find the display beginning the afternoon of June 18th. More fun will be added to the display the morning of June 19th!

Congratulations to Mrs. Duke on her Retirement

The PTA would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Mrs. Duke for her teaching service as an educator for 48 years, with 30 of those years at IVE! Thank you for your endless motivation and persistence. You will be greatly missed, but will forever be an IVE Cougar! We wish you the best!

Spring PTA Survey Results

Thank you to all who completed the Spring PTA Survey. We truly appreciate your feedback as we begin initial preparations and prioritization for next year. For a summary of the results, click HERE

ParentWiser Parent Education

ParentWiser is excited to offer a Masterclass speaking series online this summer, Parenting in Place. Nationally known expert presenters will lead weekly conversations addressing specific concerns we're facing as parents. Visit the website to browse the list of topics and to register: Parenting In Place Masterclass. Please note a fee applies.

Volunteers Needed

IVE PTA Board Opportunities for 2020-21 School Year

We are looking for volunteers to take a leadership role with the following PTA Board positions next year, and would love to hear from you! Please email for more info or to express interest. Position descriptions can be found HERE.

  • IVE PTA Board - Secretary
  • IVE PTA Board - Fundraising Director 

Reflections Art Competition Committee Needed

Do you have a passion for celebrating art? If so, we have a job for you! We need a Chair/Committee for IVE for National PTA Reflections art competition in the Fall. Email if interested. 

Important Reminders

School Supply Pack Ordering for the 2020-21 School Year is Here

This is a convenient and cost saving service we have set up for IVE families. Once supply packs are ordered, they are shipped directly to IVE over the summer. Please visit and enter our school or zip code to start shopping. Deadline for placing orders is June 22nd. 

Don’t Forget: Shop with AmazonSmile to Support IVE PTA

You can support the IVE PTA every time you shop at AmazonSmile by clicking on this link: out the instructions below on how to turn on Amazon mile in the mobile app on your smart phone.

  1. Join AmazonSmile (if you haven’t already) and select Issaquah Valley PTA
  2. Download the App on your iOS or Android smart phone
  3. Turn on AmazonSmile by going to settings, and in the main menu tap on “AmazonSmile” and follow the instructions. It is that easy!

National PTA Reflections Art Contest 

Next year's Reflections Theme is "I Matter Because..." and with extra time at home, we want to encourage kids to get to work on a fabulous art piece to share at IVE in the fall. Directions and guidelines here:

Thank You Notes

A Message From Your PTA President Marcelle Waldman

Dear IVE Community, 

I have had the pleasure of serving as your PTA Board President for the past two years. I have thoroughly enjoyed my role in helping carry the mission of our PTA and building partnerships with Issaquah Valley Families, Staff, Administrators, District PTAs and District Personnel. Unfortunately, this school year will not culminate in the ways we all hope for inside of our school walls - extending in person goodbyes and thank you’s to staff and friends, engaging in class celebrations and promotions. Even though we are not together in proximity, we are one big Cougar Family supporting each other from a distance.  A heartfelt thank you to all of our PTA Members who have helped make our voices stronger and to all of our wonderful and giving volunteers for your time and energy. I wish all of our Cougars a safe, happy and healthy summer.

A Message from Your PTA Membership Chair Rebecca Konopka

The IVE PTA wants to give special thank you to all of our PTA members and let you know how much we appreciate your support this year! We are grateful to you for joining the PTA and helping make a difference in our IVE community. IVE PTA Membership is currently at 70%, and we will continue to strive for an even higher membership next year! Beginning July 1st, you will be able to renew your PTA membership for our 2020-2021 school year. 

Thank You to our wonderful committee members, volunteers, donors and participants who helped organize and support our PTA activities and events this year.