PTA Enews Monday, April 23, 2018

Lights, Camera, Auction, Success!

We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to our Issaquah Valley Elementary School community who joined us at the auction on Saturday night and have supported us through our fundraising efforts! We cannot thank you enough for giving so generously to help sustain our important PTA programming and support. If you were unable to participate in our online auction or join us at the event, it’s not too late to make a donation. Please visit

There are many companies that will match your donation for our auction. Please email our matching gifts coordinator, Lizz Eng at for any questions!

SPRING "BUY ONE, GET ONE" Book Fair Is This Week!
REVISED DATES: Wednesday, April 25th - Friday, April 27th (due to a lack of volunteers we are shortening the book fair) 

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! 

Book Fair hours are:
                  • Wednesday - 8:30am-1:30pm, 6pm-8pm Family Night

                  • Thursday - 8:30am-4pm (shop the book fair and enjoy lunch with a friend during your child's lunch time) •       

                  • Friday - 8:30am-3:30pm

WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS as cashiers or floaters. If you are able to volunteer for any shift (part of a shift too), please sign-up on

There will be green bins in the library during the book fair that teachers/staff have picked out for their classrooms. You may purchase books out of those bins and gift those to the classroom. To/From stickers will be available at the cash register for you to put in the book! 

If you have any questions, please contact your book fair co-chairs: Lizz Eng, Renee Barnes, Nikki Ludwyck, Jamie Rydberg, and Niza Lacasse at

STEM/Engineering Night
Engineering Night is just 2 weeks away! Join us Friday May 4 from 6-8 for some high-flying engineering fun for the whole family. Please register at Snacks will be available!

Engineering is all around us, from our homes and cars to our technology to how we interact with the world around us. Believe it or not, you may already be an engineer! Bring the family for a hands-on night of exploring who engineers are and what they do. We'll meet some of the IVE community's engineers and try our hands at our own engineering challenge.

This year's 7th annual IVE Family Engineering Night will be held Friday May 4 from 6:00-8:00. All IVE students and their families are encouraged to participate! If you have questions, or would like to volunteer to help at the event, please contact us at

Variety Show! Help Needed!

Volunteers needed for our IVE Variety Show rehearsals and performance day. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30 in the MPR ~ April 25th, May 2nd, May 9th, May 16th. Performances are on May 18th @ 6:30pm and May 21st for an afternoon assembly. Come and help one day, two days…or all! We need help backstage, with sound, arts and crafts and just to support the wonderful cast. Please contact Jennifer or Megan for more information at

Camp Orkila Update

Camp Orkila is just around the corner!  We are currently in the process of collecting registration packets and assigning cabins.  Registration packets were handed out to all students on Friday, April 20th and need to be returned either to the front office or to your student's classroom "Camp Orkila Box."  All forms are also available on-line at the IVE PTA website.  Please attach a check with your packet or pay on-line at under the "Camp Orkila" program.  All packets are due by Friday, May 4th.

The total cost per person is $180.  If you have paid your pre-registration fee, the balance due is $155.  For all parents who have been selected to chaperone, you will also need to pay the $180 per person which can be completed on-line.

Thank you to everybody who has volunteered their time and funds to help make this a successful camp for our 5th graders!  All questions can be e-mailed to

Salmon Days Parking Co-Chairs! We need YOU!
Salmon Days is October 6 and 7, 2018! We are in need of a committee chair (or co-chairs) to head up our Salmon Days Parking fundraiser. This fundraiser is HIGHLY IMPORTANT for IVE and our students. During Salmon Days, the PTA offers parking at the administration building and on our playground. The chairs or co-chairs organize volunteers to collect money and direct cars. We would love to secure our committee chairs now for this event! Please email if you are interested in this important role.

Orange Ruler Fun Run Co-Chair!

We have one volunteer ready to chair our Fun Run for next year - we are in need of a second volunteer to co-chair! We are so fortunate to have our past co-chairs who are willing to walk you through the pieces of the event. Please consider helping out with this fun and very important fundraising event. Please email if you are interested in this role.

Calling All Angels Sponsors
Here is an opportunity to make a direct impact on a child’s life right here within our own IVE community. The Angel Program is in need of volunteers to sponsor a child for Spring. As an Angel Sponsor you will be assigned a child and provide that child with basic necessities, from a recommended list. If you are interested in being a sponsor, know someone or want more info please contact Jaimi at

Cement your Legacy – IMS Brick sale! 
Issaquah Middle School is running a special for IMS brick sale for 2 weeks only! It’s $50 per brick instead of $60 during this limited time!! Don’t miss this opportunity! You can buy them here.

Please follow us on Facebook. We put out a ton of information and post many reminders. It is another great way to stay connected with our IVE community.

Important Dates:

  • April 25-27 - PTA Spring Scholastic Book Fair - BOGO 
    • April 25th - Book Fair Family night 6:00-8:00pm
    • April 26th - Book Fair shopping and lunch with special friend
  • May 4 - STEM/Engineering night - MPR 6:00-8:00pm
  • May 7-11 - IVE Staff appreciation week
  • May 15 - General PTA meeting held in the IVE Library at 7:00pm
  • May 18 - IVE PTA Variety Show