Board Positions

 President The leader of the IVE PTA and the board. Works closely with board members and school staff to ensure events and programs meet the goals and objectives set forth in our charter. Acts as a liaison between the council and our local unit. Ensures our legal entity remains in good standing at all levels. 
VP of Communications Manages all aspects of communication for the IVE PTA. Ensures the eNews, email distribution, website and paper communications include relevant and up to date information for our community.
Secretary Documents all board and general membership meetings. Ensures meeting minutes are accurate and available to the general membership.
Treasurer Handles the finances of the IVE PTA. Process checks, deposits, federal and state registrations and filings. Creates and maintains the budget. Works closely with committee chairs and school staff.
Director of Fundraising Oversees all fundraising activities. Implements or modifies fundraising activities as needed.
Director of Legislation Keeps the board and general membership informed of local and state legislation taking place in regards to the education system. Attends convention and any other relevant events.
Director of Programs  Oversees all non-fundraising events and programs. Implements or modifies programs as needed according to the needs of the student population.
Director at Large Acts as general guidance and gives input or historical perspective regarding events and programs.
Community Outreach The community outreach board member organizes food & clothing drives based upon the needs of our community. They oversee the Angel Program, the Cougar Lunch Pantry and work closely with the Issaquah Food Bank.
Volunteer Coordinator Recruits, organizes and trains volunteers.

 

Committee Chairs

 

Angel Program  The Angel Program assists children in need of basic necessities. Students who need extra support are paired with anonymous sponsors, known as “angels”. The Angel coordinator matches these students with their angels and manages all aspects of the program.
Art Docent The Art Docent Program is volunteer led art instruction. Docents teach art once a month in students’ classrooms K-5 th grade. The Art Docent Chairs provide materials and support for art instruction including clay, collage, painting, sculpture, printing making, and drawing.
Auction Every other year, the PTA hosts an auction to raise money for IVE programs and events as well as special projects. It is because of our successful auctions, that the PTA has been able to sponsor the IVE Playground, the Leveled Book Room and the Fish on the Fence.
Bingo Organize this once a year, much loved, community and fundraising event. Procure prizes and refreshments and be the "caller" for this very fun evening. 
Book Fairs Organize the Fall & Spring Scholastic Book Fairs which takes place at IVE. Work with the Scholastic Rep and the school to plan the event. Organize volunteers and book fair happenings including the Family Fun Night and Special Friends Lunch. 
Box Tops & Labels Organize the Box Tops & Labels for the school. Clip, sort & count the labels and mail them in according to the deadline. Organize classroom competition and prizes. 
Camp Orkila Each year, our 5th grade students attend camp for three days and two nights in June. At camp, students are instructed in various environmental and team building units. The chairperson/co-chairs distribute paperwork, collect funds, reserve transportation and organize chaperones for the weekend.
Culture Fair This every other year event is a community favorite.  Our IVE families share their rich diversity and cultural heritage through food, dance and song.  All are welcome at this free and fabulous event.  The chairperson organizes the event, main entertainment and organizes the booths.
Directory Gather and review the student and family data each Fall. Work closely with the membership chairperson and the school secretary. Ensure the directory is printed according to instructions and delivered to PTA members. Can be done on your own time from home. 
Diversity Help us welcome new families from other countries and cultures as well as assist with translating documents into various languages.  We want all our IVE families to feel represented and well taken care of.
Eager Reader Organize and facilitate this wonderful reading program including buying of books, procuring prizes and tracking minutes read.  This is a school year long program.
Engineering Night The Family Engineering Night Chair plans activities and coordinates volunteers to demonstrate and lead a series of fun hands-on experiments designed to introduce kids to engineering.
Enrichment The PTA offers after school enrichment and most of these programs are run by professionals including Chess for Life and Smart for Art. The enrichment chair advertises these programs, manages enrollment and explores new opportunities for after school classes.
Fall Fun Fair Fall fun fair is an evening of safe, family friendly Halloween Fun.   Organize families who are willing to decorate their cars and pass out candy in the parking lot of IVE and then play a movie in the MPR.  
Fun Run This Fall fundraiser is a kid favorite.  Work with the company Orange Ruler to facilitate the event as well as follow up with award days.  Work closely with the IVE staff to coordinate activities before the run and after the run.
Golden Acorn/Outstanding Educator The Golden Acorn Award honors people who have given exemplary volunteer service to children and youth in our school community. Last Year's winners solicit nominations and organize the Golden Acorn and Outstanding Educator Awards.
Holiday Choir  
ISF Representative The ISF representative is IVE's liaison to the Issaquah Schools Foundation. The ISF Rep promotes the foundation's message and recruits volunteers for honk & wave and other activities.
Matching Gifts Coordinator Market and promote the companies that provide matching donations.  Verify donations for the companies that are providing the matching funds.  Ensure the matching dollars that are submitted are received and deposited.
Math Adventure Coordinator Help organize the Math Adventures nights.  This person represents IVE and its teams. Assist coaches and team members to get ready for adventure nights.
Membership Promote and organize our membership drive each Fall to ensure 100% membership. Process forms, payments and data entry into the WA State PTA membership database.
Popcorn Students love Popcorn Fridays! The Chair coordinates volunteers to sell popcorn most Fridays during lunch.
Reflections Reflections is a National PTA art program. Each year, students are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. The Chair promote this program at IVE, facilitate entries and choose award winners. The Chair will also assist in organizing the Hands on Art Night to honor our reflection participants.
Room Parent Coordinator The Room Parent Coordinator creates an email list of all room parents. Throughout the school year, the coordinator forwards emails about upcoming programs and volunteer needs to designated room parents.
Salmon Days Parking During Salmon Days, the PTA offers parking at the admin building and on our playground. The chairs or co-chairs organize volunteers to collect money and direct cars.
Science Fair The Science Fair chair facilitates science fair entries for all grade levels and organizes Science Fair Night.
Spirit Wear The Spirit Wear Chair/co-chair promote and sell IVE t-shirts, sweatshirt etc. during the 2014-2015 school year.
Staff Appreciation Week The Staff Appreciation Chair/Co-chair plans and organizes one week of activities in May to thank IVE's fabulous teachers and staff.
Staff Luncheons The Chair/Co-Chair organizes four staff appreciation lunches throughout the year. Chairs will decide on a luncheon theme and request parents volunteers to bring various lunch items.
Variety Show Organize this much loved show filled with singing, poems, dancing, skits and much more for grades 1-5.
Vision & Hearing For IVE Vision and Hearing Testing Day, the Chair/co-chair provides 30 volunteers to assist the school nurse with the testing and offers a light lunch.
Yearbook Put together the keepsake that kids anxiously await all year long.  Work with the photo company as well as parents/photographers to gather, organize and create this much loved book.
5th Grade Reception IVE holds a small graduation for our 5th graders moving on to middle school. Following the ceremony, several 4th grade parents provide and serve cake and beverages.