Important Dates:

  • January 9 – PTA Reflections Reception, Issaquah High School – 6:30 p.m.
  • January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School
  • January 23 – PTA Meeting, IVE Library – 7:00 p.m.
  • January 25 – 5th Grade Music Program, IVE MPR – 6:30 p.m.
  • January 29 – Teacher In Service Day – No School


Parking and Drop Off
If you are attending to business in the office we ask that you park in one of the IVE parking lots; please do not park in the drop off lane. Also, all students that walk to school or are dropped off need to enter the building from the blacktop. We ask that parents and students not use the front building entrance, please walk around the building. Thank you for your cooperation on these matters.


Join the Equity Advisory Committee
The Equity Advisory Group is a groups of parents, ISD staff and community members who meet to advise the district on ways to improve equity.  This is group is open to anyone in our schools and community.  Our meetings are:  January 25 and April 19, from 9-11:30.  Check out more information here


What Every Parent Wants to Know About the Issaquah School District
Come learn more about the Issaquah School District on February 1 at Issaquah Valley Elementary at 6:30pm. Parents and staff will present information about school programs, behavior expectations, grading, assessment, communicating with schools, and other topics regarding education in the Issaquah School District. Interpretation available in Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean. If you need interpretation in another language, please contact Lorna Gilmour by Thursday, January 18 at


Levy Links: What does the two-year EP&O Levy on February's ballot pay for?

The two-year EP&O Levy pays for a number of things include student support and safety net services, academic programs and classroom supports, activities, athletics, and enrichment programs, operations costs, and additional opportunities. For a complete list of what the two-year EP&O Levy pays for please click the headline to visit the ISD's Levy webpage.

Levy Links: Register online or by mail to vote deadline is January 15

Monday, January 15th is the deadline to register to vote online or by mail for the coming February 2018 election! The deadline to register in person is February 5. Check out the details on King County's official Register to Vote page by clicking the headline.


Highly Capable Program Testing for Second Grade Students 2018
Letters were sent home starting December 1 with second grade students with information about the Highly Capable Program. The letter has also been posted on the website and can be found by clicking the headline. The letter details the process that will be used to identify Issaquah’s “most highly capable” second graders.


News from Issaquah Schools Foundation

January 2018 Spotlight on Success

 THANK YOU for your support of Feeding Student Success! 

Before the holiday we launched a new initiative - Feeding Student Success - a program to combat hunger in our schools.  Thanks to YOU, we have raised $6,000 towards our $22,000 goal to get the program off to a good start.  Click HERE to learn more and donate today!  Your gift supports our mission that all students reach the promise of their potential! THANK YOU!


Grant Applications due January 10th!

Last call for Grant Applications!  Grants are due next week, Wednesday January 10th!  Our website is updated with the newest Grants application. Click HERE to see the requirements and links for submitting a Grant to the Issaquah Schools Foundation.  Don't miss your chance to get your idea funded by the Foundation!


Nourish Every Mind - Save the Date!

20th Annual Luncheon is Thursday May 10th at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue

5th Annual Breakfast is Tuesday May 22nd at Eastridge Church in Issaquah

We need Table Captains!  Interested? Contact


National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month and we're celebrating the real-life impact mentoring has on our youth. A student who has a quality mentor is more likely to experience increased school attendance and academic achievement, demonstrates responsible decision-making, and develops skills to better navigate relationships at school, socially and at home.  So we say THANK YOU as we remind you of the important work you are doing in our community with the Foundation's VOICE mentor program. 


Dining for Kids - February 7th at Agave!

Join us for Lunch and/or Dinner on February 7th at Agave!  A portion of your bill will be donated to the Issaquah Schools Foundation where it will go directly to the programs that benefit your kids!  Remember to mark your calendars - Give yourself a break from planning dinner on the first Wednesday of the month - Dining for Kids has you covered!