PTA eNews for Monday, March 12, 2018 

ParentWiser - parent education in Issaquah schools - TONIGHT 

Can you spot the signs? Looks can be deceiving, especially if you don't know what to look for.  Come to our community-wide Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit and learn from local experts what teens are doing today, how they can hide at-risk behavior, and what to do if you suspect something. Events run 6:30-8:30pm on March 12th at Issaquah High School, and April 16th at CWU/Sammamish.  For ADULTS only.  Register at   

Do your kids push your buttons? Managing tempers can be difficult for all ages, especially with younger children who don't know how to express themselves yet.  Check out this SUPER HELPFUL exclusive ParentWiser ONLINE interview on The Yes Brain with bestselling author Dr. Tina Payne Bryson to help soothe kids when emotions run hot. For parents of K-12.


Camp Orkila Parent Information Night

Parents of 5th graders, please join us Thursday, March 15th from 6:30-7:30pm in the IVE MPR for Camp Orkila Parent Info night.  Parents will get to hear from our YMCA Camp Orkila representative about all the fun and outdoor learning that awaits your 5th grader in June.  There will be a presentation on what to expect at camp and an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  Chaperones that were notified already will be asked to stay from 7:30pm-8:00pm for the mandatory chaperone training. 


IVE Family BINGO Night!
Bring your family and get ready to yell "BINGO”
Friday, March 16th in the Multi-Purpose Room
Doors open at 6:30pm.  Bingo from 7:00-9:00. 
Entrance fee is $5.00 per person (includes one BINGO card and a door prize ticket; BINGO card is good for the whole night)
Please register online at

Additional BINGO cards are available that night for $5.00 each
Additional door prize raffle tickets are $.50 each
5th Grade Camp Orkila will be selling snack/drink concessions at Bingo Night. This will help raise scholarship money so that all 5th graders are given the opportunity to attend!



2018-2019 Executive Board Nominations

The executive board nominations have been posted on IVE’s front entrance doors. Nominees will be voted upon at our upcoming general PTA meeting. Nominations are as follows:
Co-President: Marcelle Waldman and Shannon Finegood
Co-VP of Communications: Anne Blackburn and Nicole Cash
Co-Secretary: Lindsay Conger and Carly Twiggs
Treasurer: Kimberly Brown


 It’s Yearbook Time!
VERY LAST CHANCE to order your discounted Yearbook before the price goes up!
The only way to pre-order your yearbook is ONLINE.                                        
Deadline to purchase is April 20th.

$20 in March through April 20th

Order here:


Get Ready for the IVE Science Fair on March 30, 2018!
Start helping your students plan their experiments!  Registration packets were distributed to many classes and are also available online at Registration begins Friday, February 2nd and closes Friday, March 16th. Registration forms can be turned in to the box in the front office. We have a fun and exciting night of science and learning planned.

We need parent volunteers to help with:
- Demonstrations and experiments at the Science Fair--we need parents with science-related careers or hobbies to demonstrate and help get kids (and parents!) excited about science
- Judges:  We will have category winners and awards for the best experiments in each grade, and need judges with some 
- Logistics:  Parents to help set up and clean up the day of the science fair, and help us keep everything running smoothly.

Please email Jeff at if you would like to volunteer or get more information!


Lights, Camera, Auction!
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. 
Location: Embassy Suites, 3225 158th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA

 We know your calendar is already marked and you've just been waiting - wait no more! AUCTION TICKETS are available to purchase online! This is an evening you won't want to miss: a chance to see friends all dolled up, have a lovely dinner and drinks, dancing plus the chance to BID on so many fun items!!

 We are still in need of about 25 bottles of wine for our wine pull. Check your wine cellar, your friends' wine cellars, and hit up any wine industry contacts you have! Please email to coordinate drop off (do NOT send these to school with your kids!).

Did you know that the biennial auction is one of our largest fundraisers and helps to support and fund many programs for our students and staff at IVE including educational field trips, art docents, science fair, garden docents, an extensive multi-level book collection and essential PE equipment?

Any auction questions, please contact the Auction Co-Chairs - Renee Barnes, Miriam Corlett, Lizz Eng, and Alex Rosenstein at

If you would like to book a room for the night of the Auction, please use the link below for 10% off the daily rate of the day you book! 

Please DO NOT call in because they will not apply the 10% discount. Booking Link:


Congratulations to our Golden Acorn & Outstanding Educator Nominees!

IVE PTA Golden Acorn Award 

The Golden Acorn Award honors people who have given exemplary volunteer service to children and youth in our school community. IVE 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 students.

This years nominees for the Golden Acorn award are:

Renee Barnes

Violet Estrin

Andrea Hackney

Morgan Noble

Marcelle Waldman

Angie Warren

IVE PTA Outstanding Educator Award

An outstanding educator (teacher, assistant, custodian, bus driver, administrator, faculty member) who has gone above and beyond for your IVE student and has had a positive influence in his or her life? The Outstanding Educator Award is your 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 years nominees for the IVE Outstanding Educator award are:

Jane Brammer

Stephanie Crandall

Alicia Jones

Jennifer Ritchie

Again, Congratulations to our Golden Acorn & Outstanding Educator Nominees!

Winners will be announced at the end of April. 

Please Join Us at our May PTA meeting for a special reception to honor the winners!


Amazon Smile

3x your impact! From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first purchase! Go to and Amazon donates to Issaquah Valley P T A 2 6 11.


Important Dates:

  • March 13 : PTA General Meeting, IVE Library – 7:00pm
  • March 16 : BINGO Night, IVE Multipurpose Room doors open at 6:30pm, BINGO 7:00-9:00
  • March 22 : 4th Grade Music Program - IVE Multipurpose Room - 6:30pm
  • March 23 : Math Adventure, IVE Multipurpose Room – 6:00pm
  • March 29: Spring Chorus, IVE Multipurpose Room – 6:30pm
  • March 30 : Science Fair, IVE Multipurpose Room – 6:00pm
  • April 9-13 : NO SCHOOL – Spring Break 


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.