Important Dates:

  • December 14: Holiday Choir, MPR 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • December 15: Scratch Club registration forms due
  • December 19: IVE Holiday Sing Along, MPR 2:50 – 3:20 p.m.
  • December 21 – January 1: Winter Break – No School


Food Drive
Some of our very own 5th graders, led by Adeline Daniel, have organized a food drive to take place December 11 – 15. All items collected will be donated to the Issaquah Food Bank. Each grade level has been designated its own non-perishable item for collection (see below). Grade level collection boxes will be available outside classrooms. We hope you will support this worthy cause!

  • Kinder: breakfast cereals
  • 1st: snack foods
  • 2nd: canned beans / dried beans
  • 3rd: canned fruit
  • 4th: canned soup
  • 5th: pasta / pasta sauce (no whole wheat products)

Scratch Club for 4th and 5th Grade Students  
Announcing…an exciting opportunity for 4th and 5th graders at IVE! Register to be one of the twenty students in 4th or 5th grade who will participate in Scratch Club! Scratch is a programming language developed at MIT that allows children to program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Thanks to generous funding from Issaquah Schools Foundation there is no cost to participate! Parents must provide transportation. Interested, click HERE for the registration form. Registration forms due to the IVE office by December 15.

Girls on the Run

This is a reminder for girls in third, fourth and fifth grade that this Friday is the deadline for the Girls on the Run.  Girls on the Run will meet every Tuesday and Thursday starting in March and it teaches confidence building strategies and social skills in combination with physical activity.  During the last weekend in May all the girls involved with Girls on the Run in the Seattle area will meet for a 5K Run.  If your child is interested in signing up, teachers have copies of fliers with information about how to register online.

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: Renewal Two-Year Educational Programs and Operations Levy (EP&O)
The two-year Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy (formerly M&O Levy) is the only locally approved ballot measure that directly pays for basic general classroom and operational needs such as special education, curriculum, extra-curricular activities, and staff salaries that are not fully funded by the state. For more information on the EP&O Levy please click the headline to visit the ISD's Levy webpage.

News from Issaquah Schools Foundation - December Spotlight on Success

Thank you for your support of our Teachers!

Last week on GIVING TUESDAY, YOU donated over $7,000 in honor of the wonderful teachers in the Issaquah School District.  Each of the 80 plus teachers received a personal email notifying them of the gift made in their honor.  See the entire list of Teachers honored HERE!  Haven't made a tribute to a favorite teacher? Click HERE to make your contribution


It's Grants Season!  Check out our updated Grants Page

It's Grants Season again and our website is updated with the newest Grants application. Click HERE to see the timelines, requirements and links for submitting a Grant to the Issaquah Schools Foundation.    


Holiday Shopping for a Cause

Did you know that shopping with these retailers gives back to the Issaquah Schools Foundation?  Your holiday spending can mean so much more!  Visit our Shop for a Cause page for links and more information!


Jersey Mike's Grand Opening Fundraiser

A new Jersey Mike's is opening on Wed. December 6th and they are celebrating by fundraising for the Issaquah Schools Foundation.  From Wednesday Dec. 6th through Sunday Dec. 10th, you can get a FREE regular sub with a $2 donation to the Foundation - coupon required.  Coupons are limited, certain restrictions apply.  Pick up your coupon at the Foundation office or the Jersey Mike's location at 730 NW Gilman Blvd (next to Café Rio).   


Dining for Kids - January 3rd at Zeek's Pizza! 

Join us for Lunch and/or Dinner on January 3rd at Zeek's Pizza for Dining for Kids!

Remember to mark your calendars and give yourself a break from planning dinner on the first Wednesday of the month - Dining for Kids has you covered! 


Artistic Support Workshop for Art Docents - 12/15

The Artistic Support team has a great lineup of art lessons for Art Docents - all for FREE with the help of your donations!  The next lesson on December 15th from 12- 2:30pm is all about small clay projects and reusing clay.  Sign up HERE!  For a complete listing of scheduled classes, visit the Artistic Support page on our website!   


VOICE Book Drive continues

The VOICE Mentor book drive at Barnes & Noble Issaquah continues through mid December.  Because of your support over 1,000 books have been donated to the VOICE program for mentors to give to their students.  Want to donate a book, but not sure what to get.  Check out the book lists by age HERE.  All donations are so appreciated and will put smiles on kids’ faces across the Issaquah School District!