PTA eNews for Monday, March 25, 2019 


Upcoming Events & Programs

  • March 27 - Coffee Chat with Principal Pickard, Conference Room, 9:15am
  • March 25 -28 - LIKE film Documentary & Discussion
  • March 25 - April 2 - IVE Food Drive supporting Lunch for the Break
  • March 29 - Class Picture Day
  • March 30 - ISF State of Mind Conference, Gibson Ek, 1:00-4:30pm
  • April 2 - IVE Multicultural Fair, IVE MPR, 6:00-8:00pm
  • April 2 - ISF ParentWiser: Hidden in Plain Sight, Skyline HS, 6:30pm
  • April 3 - ISF Dining out for Kids at Resonate, 11:00am-10:00pm
  • April 5 - Parents Night Out, Karate West, 6:00-9:00pm
  • April 8 - 12 - Spring Break 


IVE Multicultural Fair 

The IVE Multicultural Fair returns this year on Tuesday, April 2nd from 6-8pm in the MPR. Please join us for a night of fun and food as we celebrate the diversity of our IVE community! For more information on the fair or how to represent your culture at the fair, please click HERE or contact

Parents Night Out at Karate West

Are you traveling for Spring Break but not leaving until a few days in? Are you planning a staycation but didn't plan any actual activities? Sign up for Parents Night Out at Karate West and support the IVE PTA! Next PNO is next Friday April 5th, 6-9pm. The cost is $35 per child and includes pizza dinner and supervised activities. Select IVE when you register here: 

ISF ParentWiser Events

  • Hidden in Plain Sight, April 2nd at Skyline High School - walk through an exhibit of a teen bedroom and learn what signs of substance use to look for, and what to do if you suspect something. In partnership with Influence the Choice and many local community services, includes expert Q&A forum and a brief professional talk on communicating with youth about at-risk behavior.  This is a PARENT ONLY event.   
  • LIKE film documentary & discussion, March 25th, 27th or 28th across the district - features candid interviews w/ kids, teens, adults, and experts about the phenomenon of social media. Is it healthy? Is it harmful? Is it helpful? Let's discuss. (In partnership with the Issaquah Schools Foundation.) For parents AND students grades 5-12.
  • Registration and more info at

ISF State of Mind Conference
State of Mind is a behavioral health conference designed with discussions around stress management, body image, leadership and more! Join us Sat March 30 1:00-4:30pm at Gibson Ek. Snacks will be provided. Check-in at 12:30pm. Participation is free, but registration is required. To register for the State of Mind Conference, please click here. Sponsored by Swedish Hospital and organized by the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board and Issaquah Schools Foundation.

News & Announcements

IVE PTA Spring Fun Run Fundraiser 

A sincere THANK YOU to our wonderful IVE Community. We reached our fundraising goal! All of the valuable PTA-supported programs and activities would not be possible without your help. Thank you again for your generous support of our school and our PTA. 

Golden Acorn/Outstanding Educator Awards

Congratulations to our Golden Acorn & Outstanding Educator Nominees! Winners will be announced at the end of April and honored at the May PTA general membership meeting.

IVE PTA Golden Acorn Award 

The Golden Acorn Award honors those who have given exemplary volunteer service to  our school community. Our PTA is a strong and successful partner with IVE due to the wonderful volunteers who step up time and time again to get things done on behalf of our students. This year's nominees for the Golden Acorn award are:

  • Megan Adams
  • Erin Bell 
  • Violet Estrin
  • Stacy Harfert 
  • Jaimi Messmer
  • Martina Orr
  • Jamie Rydberg
  • Chelle Swim
  • Marcelle Waldman

IVE PTA Outstanding Educator Award

This award recognizes an outstanding educator (teacher, assistant, custodian, bus driver, administrator, faculty member) who has gone above and beyond for IVE students and has had a positive influence in students’ lives. The Outstanding Educator Award is our chance to say thank you. It was created to recognize individuals who have provided outstanding educational opportunities for youth that are above and beyond the normal scope of their job. This year's nominees for the IVE Outstanding Educator award are:

  • Aubreanna Clark
  • Cheryl Churchill
  • Nicole Min
  • Rylie Motley
  • Jennifer Ritchie

Volunteers Needed 

Class Picture Day Volunteers

Class Picture Day is March 29, and we’re looking for volunteers to help out. Three hour shifts are available in the morning and in the afternoon. Volunteers will receive free pictures! Please visit HERE to sign up.Thank you!

The Spring Book Fair is coming April 24-26

We need a lot of volunteers as cashiers or floaters. If you are able to volunteer for any shift (or part of a shift) please click HERE. For more information please go to our Book Fair web page

Art Docent for 2019-20 School Year

We are looking for someone to take over the administrative aspects of the Art Docent Program for next year. This is a wonderful PTA volunteer role to help keep our robust and creative art program running along. We are looking for someone with great organizational skills, and there is no need to be "artsy" to be eligible. Please contact Angie at if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to take a larger role in the PTA Art Docent Program.Thank you!

Important Reminders

Math Adventure- Registration now open!

Math Adventure is a night of fun for kids where they work in teams to problem solve, do math, and have fun. No special math skills are required as it is based on the common core standards kids are already learning at school. Math Adventure at IVE is eligible to all 2nd through 5th graders. For more information, click HERE or email

IVE Food Drive Supporting Lunch for the Break

Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank’s Lunch for the Break program is working to make sure all ISD students have enough to eat, even when students are out of school over a long break. Please support the IVE Food Drive for this program by bringing the following items to your classrooms March 25 - April 2nd: 

  • Kindergarten: Oatmeal, Cereal, Granola Bars, Juice boxes or Milk boxes
  • 1st Grade: Peanut Butter or Jam/Jelly (please be considerate of peanut allergies)
  • 2nd Grade: Box of Pasta, Pasta Sauce, or Mac & Cheese Box
  • 3rd Grade: Progresso or Chunky Canned Soup, Canned Tuna/Salmon/Chicken, or Dry Black/Pinto Beans
  • 4th Grade: White Rice or Corn Tortillas
  • 5th Grade: Crackers or Canned Fruit (not applesauce)

Lost & Found

Missing a coat, hat, lunchbox or gloves? Check out the overflowing IVE Lost & Found area located across from the Library. We will be donating any remaining items to children in need after April 2nd, so please come by or have your child check it out soon!

IVE Yearbook 

Don't forget to pre-order your child's yearbook to ensure they receive this treasured keepsake. Opportunities for yearbook donations to a student in need are available as well. For more information and to order, please click HERE 

Enrichment Program Opportunities- Spring Classes

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

Save the Date: ISF Nourish Every Mind 2019
Please save the date and join the Issaquah Schools Foundation in supporting every student, every school at the 2019 Nourish Every Mind events!

  • Luncheon: Friday, May 3 at the MeydenbauerCenter
  • Breakfast: Tuesday, May 14 at Eastridge Church

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

  • Staff Appreciation Luncheon: Marist Santos, Marisol Visser, our many volunteers who helped, and all of the wonderful families that provided food or drink for our staff. 
  • Fun Run Fundraiser: Kristy Chalfant, Kerri Danley, Anne Blackburn, Jennifer Moosman, Rachel Santoy, Jen Rubenstein, Kimberly Brown, Marcelle Waldman, Dan & Alex Rosenstein, Brooke Sullivan, Christine White, Lizz Eng, Principal Pickard, Vice-Principaly Baynes, and our many, many volunteers, staff and cheerleaders who helped out during our successful fundraiser and amazing race day. 
  • Golden Acorn/Outstanding Educator Awards: Angie Warren, Morgan Noble and Andrea Hackney.