PTA eNews for Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Upcoming Events & Programs

  • January 22 - General PTA Meeting, IVE Library, 7:00pm
  • January 24 - ISF Creativity Talk, Gibson Ek High School, 6:30-8:00pm
  • January 25 - IVE Pancake Dinner & Game Night, IVE MPR, 6:00-8:00pm
  • February 1 - Parents Night Out, Karate West, 6:00-9:00pm
  • February 4 - ParentWiser Talk: Teen Vaping, Issaquah Hight School, 7:00pm
  • February 5 - 2019-20 Incoming Kinder Parent Info Night, IVE MPR, 6:00-7:00pm
  • February 8 - IVE Variety Show, IVE MPR, 6:30pm
  • February 11 - WSPTA Focus Day, Olympia, 9:00am 

PTA General Membership Meeting

Please join us for our next General Membership meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:00pm in the IVE Library. All are welcome, and we hope to see you there! 

ISF Creativity is Essential: Parent Education & Maker Night

Juliette Ripley-Dunkelberger offers talks about the need for arts education and how creative opportunities in the classroom can enhance a quality education. Join her for Creativity is Essential: Parent Education & Maker Night, January 24, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm at Gibson Ek High School. Contact for more information. Please sign up on the following page under “Creativity Talks”

IVE Pancake Dinner and Game Night

Please join us for our next IVE Community Event! We will have a FREE Pancake Dinner for IVE Families (along with some other food and drinks). Bring your favorite board games to play, and we will have lots of fun! January 25th from 6:00-8:00pm in the MPR. 

Parents Night Out at Karate West

Did you know it is substantially easier to get a dinner reservation for Valentine's Day if you don't go on the actual day? How about the first Friday in February? Sign up for Parents Night Out at Karate West and support the IVE PTA! The Next PNO is next Friday February 1st, 6-9pm. The cost is $35 per child and includes pizza dinner and supervised activities. Select IVE when you register here:

ParentWiser Talk: Teen Vaping

Explore the impact of vaping and “juuling” on our young people, and what parents need to know about it. ParentWiser and Influence the Choice bring you TEEN VAPING presented by local expert Jerry Blackburn of Friends of Youth, Feb 4th 7pm at Issaquah High School. Intended for PARENTS ONLY of grades 5-12. Free attendance. Register at

Incoming Kindergarten Families for 2019-2020

The IVE Kindergarten Parent Information Night will be Tuesday, February 5th from 6:00-7:00pm in the MPR. If you have a child turning 5 by August 31st, 2019 they are eligible to start kindergarten this coming fall. The process for registration has changed so be sure to plan to attend this important informational meeting for parents.

Variety Show “A Star is Born”

  • Rehearsals: January 30 & February 6, 1:30-3:30pm, IVE MPR.
  • School Assembly Performance: February 8, During School, Time TBD. 
  • Evening Performance: February 8, 6:30pm Showtime (Performers arrive 6:00pm).
  • For more information contact Megan or Jennifer at  

WSPTA Focus Day

During each year’s legislative session, Washington State PTA holds its annual Focus Day that brings members together at the state capitol to advocate for the association’s top five issues. Please see the link for more details on how to get involved and attend this important event (students are encouraged to attend as well). If you are unable to attend, you can find pre-made postcards to fill in and send to your legislators.

Volunteers Needed

Variety Show

IVE's Variety Show team is looking for volunteers to help with rehearsals and performances. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work backstage, help with art activities while the kids wait for their act, and assist with the technical aspects of the show. There is no experience necessary. Remaining rehearsals are on 1/30, & 2/6 from 1:30-3:30pm in the MPR and the performances are on Friday, 2/8 in the afternoon and evening.To join the team contact Jennifer and Megan at Thank you! 

SAVE THE DATE! IVE PTA Spring Fun Run & Fundraiser!

Our biggest PTA Fundraiser of the year, the IVE Spring Fun Run, is almost here! More details will be coming soon, along with opportunities to volunteer and help cheer on our IVE Fun Runners! Important dates to know:

  • Kick-off School Assembly: Thursday, February 28
  • Donations Due: March 19
  • Fun Run Event Day: March 22

PTA Budget Survey

The PTA Board and Budget Committee are soliciting input from all IVE families for the 2019-2020 PTA budget. There is no need to be a member of the PTA or volunteer to participate in the survey. The survey is a brief 3 questions and responses will be kept anonymous. We would like to encourage all families to provide their input on the important PTA fundraising and programming that enhances our school community. Please visit the following survey links and provide your input by February 6, 2019. Thank you for your time in completing this survey. English Survey:

La Junta de la PTA (Asociación de Padres y Maestros) y el Comité de Presupuesto están solicitando sugerencias de todas las familias de IVE para el presupuesto de la PTA para el 2019-2020. No es necesario ser miembro de la PTA o ser voluntario para participar en esta encuesta. La encuesta es breve, son 3 preguntas y estas sus respuestas serán anónimas. Nos gustaría animar a todas las familias a que brinden su opinión sobre la importancia de la recaudación de fondos y la programas que la PTA puede hacer para mejorar nuestra comunidad escolar. Visite los siguientes enlaces de encuesta y proporcione su opinión antes del 6 de febrero de 2019. Gracias por su tiempo para completar esta encuesta. Spanish Survey:

Important Reminders

IVE Yearbook Pictures:

We need your Pictures! The majority of the IVE yearbook pictures are taken by you...our wonderful parents and volunteers. Throughout the year, we want you to submit pictures from school events and community activities. We strive to have every child in the yearbook a couple times. For more information and instructions on how to upload photos, please visit

Enrichment Program Opportunities:

The IVE PTA organizes and offers after school programs to enrich the school experience. Please go to for more information on all of our winter enrichment programs. If partial/full scholarship is needed for any of the enrichment programs, please contact 

ISF Impact Scholarship Applications due Feb 15th:

The ISF is once again offering scholarships to help juniors and seniors in the ISD continue their educational journeys. The Impact Scholarship will be awarded to students who submit essays that describe how Foundation-funded programs have enriched their education. For more information on the scholarships and how to apply, please visit the Impact Scholars Page.

A special thank you to all of our wonderful committee members, volunteers, donors and participants who helped organize and support the following activities:

  • IVE Night at Red Robin: Brooke Sullivan, Jen Naehr, and all Red Robin diners! 
  • Thank you to our new Cougar Level IVE PTA corporate sponsors! Dr. Christian Manley Orthodontics and 425 Dental
  • Reflections Art Competition

Congratulations to our IVE PTA Reflections Competition finalists who moved onto the District and State level of the National art competition! 


Lois W. (K) Literature

Maya J. (1st grade) Visual Arts

Jack W. (1st grade) Visual Arts

Edda S. (2nd grade) Visual Arts

Waylon W. (2nd grade) Literature

Aiza B. (3rd grade) Visual Arts and Literature

Addison C. (3rd grade) Visual Arts

Stella W. (3rd grade ) Visual Arts

Ella B. (4th grade) Visual Arts

Jaelyn J. (5th grade) Visual Arts

State Achiever:

Haelyn Jeon (3rd grade) Visual Arts

We hope students will consider entering their original works next year. The 2019-2020's Reflections Art Competition theme will be "Look Within". More information to come in September.