PTA eNews for Monday, September 16, 2019


Upcoming Events & Programs

  • September 19 - IVE Community Picnic & Movie, IVE Playground, 6:00pm
  • September 19 & 20 - School Picture Days
  • September 24 - PTA General Meeting, IVE Library, 7:00pm
  • September 25 - Coffee Chat with Principal Pickard, IVE, 9:15am
  • September 26 - IVE Fun Run Fundraiser Kickoff 


News & Announcements

IVE PTA Fall Kick off Picnic and Movie Night

NOW SHOWING! Secret Life of Pets 2- Rated PG (85min). Join us September 19th at 6pm (movie start time~6:45pm) on the IVE playground under the covered area. Bring a picnic or purchase food from WiseGuy Italian Street Food Truck, including meatball sandwiches and salad (gluten free option). Frozen treats available for $2 from the Issaquah Ice Cream Trike. Bring blankets and/or low back chairs for your comfort. We will move into the MPR for inclement weather. 

PTA General Meeting- Join Us!

Our first PTA General Meeting of the 2019-20 school year is on Tuesday, September 24th. We will meet in the IVE Library at 7pm. Your presence and voice are important to our children and school. Our special guest speaker is Ron Thiele, Superintendent of the Issaquah School District. The meeting agenda and other important documents for review will be available HERE prior to the meeting. We hope to see you there.

IVE PTA Fun Run FUNdraiser is Almost HERE

The IVE PTA Fun Run Fundraiser is coming soon! We have moved it back to the usual Fall time this year. Our Kickoff Assembly will be on September 26th, with our big race event for all students on October 11th. More info coming soon via kid mail and at, Thanks for your support of the IVE PTA!

Goodwill Donation Truck

The leaves are starting to fall and there is a little chill in the air....fall is approaching. As you are cleaning up and going through summer things, please make sure to set any 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):

It’s time to start collecting Box Tops for Education–each Box Top collected = 10? for IVE. Going forward, instead of clipping from packages, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. The app is easy to use and allows you to scan your store receipt, and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online. Go to for more information. 

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.

Directions for cutting your box tops:

  • Please cut as cleanly as possible around the entire box top. 
  • Make sure the expiration date is not cut off and has NOT expired.
  • Place box tops in a plastic baggie labeled with your student’s teacher name.

Volunteers Needed 

Open PTA Board Position: Director of Fundraising

As a member of the IVE PTA Board, the Director of Fundraising oversees all fundraising activities including our major 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. 

Membership Committee

We are looking for volunteers to help our Membership Chair with various tasks, including: working the membership table at school events to distribute PTA info and facilitate membership sign-ups; help create membership posters, bulletin boards and flyers; and generate creative ideas on how to grow PTA membership and demonstrate membership value. Contact if you wold like to help. 

Spring Fundraiser Kickoff Meeting

Join us for a kickoff meeting on Thursday, September 26th at 7:30pm in the IVE Library as we gear up for this exciting new fundraiser that will take place in March 2020. It will take a village to pull off this event, but it will be worth it (and fun!) as we work as a team to support our amazing school. No experience necessary and much of the committee work can be done on your own time from home. Email with any questions ahead of the meeting.

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. 

Important Reminders

Be Incredible! IVE PTA Membership Drive Going on Now

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

Current Members will receive your 2019-2020 IVE PTA Member VIP Punch Card this week via Kid Mail. Bring your Punch Card to the events listed, and you will receive member perks for the quantity noted (number of memberships) on your card. If you have any questions regarding the Punch Card, visit for additional details. Thanks again for becoming a PTA member and supporting IVE. Enjoy your VIP Card!

Angel Program            

This program at IVE provides a helping hand to students who need extra support with basic necessities. The program is strictly confidential, both sponsors (known as “Angels”) and students remain anonymous. If you would like to enroll your child at IVE, please complete a form by clicking HERE to download form (English/Español). Return completed 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.

Parents Night Out

Now that everyone is into the groove of back to school, are you ready for a parents night out? Drop your kids at Xtreme Ninja Nights at Karate West and support the IVE PTA! Next event is Friday October 11th, 6-9pm. The cost is $45 per child and includes pizza dinner and supervised activities. Select IVE when you register here:

And if you want a guaranteed date night every can sign up now for all remaining dates on the 2nd Friday of each month: November 8, December 13, January 10, February 7, March 13, April 10, May 8 and June 12!

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.

  • First Week Bus Helpers: Thank you to all who helped our amazing IVE Staff, bus drivers and Safety Patrol to ensure our Cougars got off the buses safely.
  • Tears & Cheers: Thank you to Jenn Stieglitz and Marcelle Waldman for organizing this special event to celebrate this important Kindergarten milestone. 

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!