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IVE News for April 17, 2017

Volunteers Opportunities: 

Engineering Night – April 21stRegister here!



Spring Book Fair! April 24th-28th



Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - April 28th - International Themed Lunch




Yearbook - Last 2 weeks to buy!

Have you bought your Yearbook yet? 

The only way to guarantee your student receives a yearbook is to pre-order. Online ordering is only available until April 29th!  

Prices:    $20 - Last day to order April 29th

Log onto your PTA account and order here:  https://ivepta.ourschoolpages.com/Packet/Order%20Yearbook/ProductsPacketPage/1



From the District
Call for Art!!
2017-2018 Student Art Calendar

Thanks to the support of the Seattle Times, every family and staff member in the Issaquah School District will once again receive a free print copy of the Student Art Calendar in the 2017-2018 school year—easy to hang on the wall to keep track of important school dates! Every current student in the district is invited to submit artwork to fill the pages for thousands of homes and offices. Get your creative juices flowing because the deadline is Friday, May 5, 2017.  

We have some beautiful art in the hallways!  Parents or docents with parent approval can submit student works of art for the calendar.  What a great way to honor the students and our fantastic art docent program at IVE!

IVE at the Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are extending a discounted ticket offer to the students, friends and families of our school! Enjoy a special outing with your friends and family members!


7:10PM  View Level Seats for $13.00

Mariners Flyer

Mariners Flyer Spanish


Camp Orkila for 5th Graders!

Final packets for Camp Orkila went home in kidmail the week of March 27th . Please turn in your completed packets and final payment before Friday, April 21st. The total cost for camp is $130.00. Please deduct the $25.00 deposit and pay $105.00 via check made to IVE PTA or online at ivepta.org.   
Additional forms and information are available on the camp website: http://ivepta.org/Page/Event/Camp%20Orkila  
Any questions? Please contact Amy Cancelosi, Lizz Eng, and Laura Schmidt at auction@ivepta.org

Click here to make your final payment.  Payment is due now.



Engineering Night - April 21st  6:00 - 8:00pm
Have you ever wondered how scientists and engineers create devices to collect information about the world around us? Join us for Family Engineering Night on Friday April 21 to find out! The evening will feature a hands-on project that will guide your family through the process of building your own anemometer (that's a device to measure wind speed)...and demonstrate how engineers combine skills from science, technology, engineering, and math to solve problems.
All IVE students and their families are welcome to attend! The event will run from 6-8. Please let us know that you'll be joining us by registering through the PTA website [with hyperlink] so that we have plenty of supplies (and snacks!) on hand for the evening. Contact engineer@ivepta.org with questions or if you'd like to help out with the event.
It's time for IVE’s Variety Show!

Variety Show Rehearsal and Performance Schedule:
Rehearsals:Wednesdays - 12:45 – 3:00PM   April 19th & April 26th
Dress Rehearsal:              12:45 -  3:00PM   May 3rd
Final Dress Rehearsal:     12:45 -  3:00 PM  May 10th  ***Kindergarteners join rehearsal***
I.V.E. Assembly:             Friday      May 12th 1:15 – 2:45PM
Evening Performance:   Friday        May 12th 6:30PM  ***Performers arrive at 6:00PM***

If you would like to volunteer and help, please fill out the Variety Show Parent Permission form which can be found on-line at IVEPTA.org or at the IVE office.                                                                                     
Permission forms, written lyrics to songs, and emailed music are due Friday, April 7, 2017.
Questions contact Nicole Mecum or Megan Adams at varietyshow@ivepta.org    


Value of PTA

It is not too late to join the IVE PTA!   
Value of PTA:  With more than 130,000 members, Washington State PTA is the largest volunteer association dedicated to the education, health, welfare, and safety of all children in Washington state. When you join PTA, you support local, state and national efforts to improve the lives of children and their families.  
With more than 130,000 members, Washington State PTA is the largest volunteer association dedicated to the education, health, welfare, and safety of all children in Washington state. When you join PTA, you support local, state and national efforts to improve the lives of children and their families.
A WSPTA membership card is valuable! Benefits include local and statewide discounts that include: Key Arena, Great Wolf Lodge, rental cars, and Silverwood theme parks!  
Let's get our IVE PTA membership to 100%!
For membership questions, contact Chelle Swim at membership@ivepta.org.    
Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind Benefit Luncheon & Breakfast  
Save the date for the Issaquah Schools Foundation's signature events of the year, the Nourish Every Mind Luncheon and Breakfast! This year's events commemorate the Foundation's 30th anniversary, and the luncheon will be held for the first time at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.  
Nourish Every Mind Luncheon
May 11, 2017
Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue
12pm-1pm, doors open at 11  
Nourish Every Mind Breakfast
May 17, 2017
Eastridge Church, Issaquah
7:30am-8:30am, doors open at 7  
To reserve your seat, contact IVE's Issaquah Schools Foundation Ambassador, Shari Tokumi at sharilyn.tokumi@gmail.com or 425-260-7986.  


Lights, Camera, Auction!    
We would like to invite all of you to kick off the Auction for 2017-2018!  
Date: Thursday, May 4th
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Renee Barnes' House, 704 Summerhill Ridge Dr. NW  
We are excited to meet with everyone and provide some exciting information about next year’s auction!  We are also looking forward to meeting folks that would love to help in the different roles that will need to be filled to make this event a success.  Also, our Auctioneer, Stephen Kilbreath, will be in attendance to meet everyone!  
The PTA will be providing appetizers, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Please RSVP to auction@ivepta.org   Renee Barnes, Miriam Corlett, Lizz Eng and Alex Rosenstein – Auction Co-Chairs 2017-18    

Spring Book Fair - BUY ONE ITEM, GET ONE FREE!  April 24- April 28th!

There is a wide selection of books that every child will LOVE! Not only does this put books in the hands of our students, it also puts books in the hands of your teachers and librarian!
If you are able to volunteer for any shift (or part of a shift ), please sign-up here: 

If you have any questions, please contact your book fair co-chairs: Lizz Eng, Miriam Corlett, Nikki Ludwyck, and Niza Mokhtar at bookfair@ivepta.org.


Amazon Fundraising Link

You can support the Issaquah Valley Elementary School PTA every time you shop at Amazon by clicking on this link:

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3053876. For future purchases, just remember to always visit Smile.Amazon.com to support IVE PTA. We recommend that you create a bookmark for Smile.Amazon.com or you can also install the Amazon Assistant. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to IVE PTA. It's an easy way to support IVE while you shop! If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to email fundraising@ivepta.org.
2016-2017 PTA Calendar of Events
General Meeting Dates

7:00 pm in the IVE Library.  All Welcome.  Childcare will be provided.

Thursday, May 18
Coffee Chat with Principal Walsh

May 11, 8:45-9:30 a.m.


Engineering Night
April 21

Book Fair (Buy one get one free)
April 24 - 28

Book Fair Family Night
April 26

Staff Appreciation Luncheon
April 28

Variety Show
May 12
IVE Night at the Mariners
May 20

Camp Orkila for 5th Graders
June 2-4

Ice Cream Social
June 9

Field Day
June 13  

Community Bulletin Board
Did you know there was a Community Bulletin Board through the Issaquah School District? 
There's many events listed for IVE kids and other events for the community

ParentWiser presents…

Additional time!  At 10AM or 7PM on April 25th national keynote and author of Gift of Failure, Jessica Lahey, summarizes the current research on autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching, competence, rewards, praise, and failure, and gives us advice on how to allow students to succeed over the long term.  Join our community book read of Gift of Failure to prepare for a cultural change!  For parents of K-12.

New - WATCH ONLINE!  Did you miss Amy Lang’s talk on Birds+Bees+Kids?  That event, plus 28 additional high caliber online parent ed talks from NextGenEd,  are now available on ParentWiser.org/watch-online! With a click, enjoy parent ed on a variety of current topics from the convenience of your home, anytime.  Audio downloads are included to listen on-the-go.  ParentWiser is thrilled to offer these FREE with your PTSA membership to any Issaquah district school.  Enjoy!

Register and more info at http://ParentWiser.org


Procedure for All Volunteers

All volunteers must complete an online application.  If you have students at different schools in Issaquah, you only need to fill this out once and will be asked to mark which schools you want to volunteer at.  Click the link, https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net to apply to volunteer.

If you have information to be included in the next eNews, please send to Kim Pike at news@ivepta.org.  Thanks!