DIVE Mission statement:

As part of Issaquah Valley Elementary’s continuing commitment to providing a more well-rounded education and student experience, D.I.V.E (Dads and Dudes of Issaquah Valley Elementary) has been created to introduce the presence of supervised, positive parent and guardian role models for students of IVE during recess hours. 

The DIVE program feels strongly that a student’s academic performance, self-esteem and social development are all improved when a student sees the investment of their parents and surrounding community in their education. More succinctly, “it takes a village to raise a child.” 

With that in mind, DIVE’s goal is to place an appropriate number of parent volunteers on the playground during recess hours to interact with the students in both group activities and one-on-one game play. 

While DIVE is intended to promote male role models for students, as they are sometimes underrepresented on our campus, the group is open to all and encourages any parent or guardian to participate. 

Thank you! Please contact Jamal Siddiqui and Tim Baynes at DIVE@ivepta.org with any questions.