PTA eNews for Monday, November 26, 2018 

Upcoming Events & Programs 

  • Now - December 4 - Holiday Gift Barn Donations, IVE Lobby
  • November 27 - IVE PTA General Meeting, IVE Library, 7:00pm
  • November 28 - PTA Holiday Choir Rehearsal #2, IVE MPR, 1:30-3:00pm
  • November 30 - Family Movie Night: Incredibles 2, IVE MPR, 5:30pm
  • December 5 & 6 - No School, Elementary Conferences
  • December 7 - Parents Night Out, Karate West, 6:00-9:00pm
  • December 12 - Dual Language Program Info Night, IVE, 6:00-7:30pm


Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank Holiday Gift Barn:

The PTA is collecting toys and essentials for the Holiday Gift Barn, which is an annual event that provides gifts for approximately 1,500 kids in the Issaquah School District. 

The Holiday Gift Barn display is located in the IVE front lobby, including tags you may remove and take home with you. Each tag has a description of a type of item needed for collection. Please purchase each new item according to the description on the tag, and attach the tag to the new, unwrapped gift. You do not need to get a tag to make a donation - Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank will accept any new, unopened toy or gift. You may drop off your gifts in the collection box next to the display. It is also helpful to receive gift-wrap and supplies needed for our gift-wrapping station. Please provide all gifts by December 4, 2018. Questions:


IVE PTA General Meeting:

All are welcome to join us for our General PTA Meeting on Tuesday, November 27th. We will meet in the IVE library at 7:00pm. Childcare will be provided in the MPR if we have two adults volunteer to assist our middle school helpers (we currently only have 1 volunteer). Please go to for more information including the meeting agenda and other items for review. 


Last Chance for the Cougar Campaign-Ending November 30th! 

We have reached ~30% of our goal, so we still need your help to get there by November 30th! Please go to to donate today. Alternatively, the following  link will allow you to follow our progress, donate or share on social media:


Family Movie Night Featuring Incredibles 2:

Join us Friday, November 30th in the MPR for Incredibles 2! Doors open at 5:30pm and the movie starts at 6:00pm. Bring your favorite picnic or take-out, blankets and low-backed chairs. We will also be collecting non-perishable food for the Issaquah Food Bank. Candy, Pirate's Booty and water will be available for $1 each. Note: Incredibles 2 contains a sequence of flashing lights which may affect participants with photo sensitivities. If you are interested in volunteering to help sell concessions, please visit for more information and to sign up. Thank you!


Parents Night Out at Karate West: 

Need a few hours to catch up on holiday shopping? Need to run some cooped up winter energy out of the kids? Sign up for Parents Night Out at Karate West and support the IVE PTA! Next PNO is next Friday December 7th, 6-9pm. The cost is $35 per child and includes pizza dinner and supervised activities. Select IVE when you register here: 


Enrichment Program Opportunities:

The IVE PTA organizes and offers after school programs to enrich the school experience. Programs run throughout the school year and are offered as multi-week sessions. Programs vary based upon the interest of our school community. Please visit for current offerings including: art, coding and guitar options! If partial/full scholarship is needed for any of these programs, please contact


Volunteers Needed


PTA General Meeting, November 27th:

Please visit: to sign up today. We currently only have one adult volunteer out of the two that are necessary. 


IVE Family Movie Night Concessions, November 30th:

Please visit: to sign up to help for a shift  in the concession booth.


Important Reminders


Its a Membership Power Surge!

Thank you to those of you who have already renewed or joined IVE PTA, your support is greatly appreciated. However, with only 356 current members, we are still more than 265 members short of our goal of 100% membership (one member for every student). 

Joining PTA is NOT a commitment to volunteer and there is no requirement to join meetings. Purchasing a PTA membership means having a voice for our school and showing support for students, staff and all the wonderful programs and events the PTA provides.

Please note that we also offer scholarships if needed. We can’t do this without you! Contact Erin Bell at with any questions. 

RENEW or JOIN today by clicking here:


PTA Holiday choir:

A reminder for the K-2nd Graders who are confirmed participants in the PTA Holiday Choir: 

  • 2nd Rehearsal: Wednesday, November 28, IVE MPR, 1:30-3:00pm
  • 3rd/Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, December 12, IVE MPR, 1:30-3:00pm
  • Performance with Cougar Chorus: Thursday, December 13, IVE MPR 6:30pm


Lost & Found:

The IVE Lost & Found area is overflowing with coats, hats, and much more! Please be sure that you or your student checks the Lost & Found area that is located across from the library at your earliest convenience. 


Amazon Smile:

You can support the IVE PTA this holiday season every time you shop at Amazon Smile  by clicking on this link:


For future purchases, just remember to always visit to support IVE PTA. We recommend that you create a bookmark for or you can also install the Amazon Assistant. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to IVE PTA. It's an easy way to support IVE while you shop!


Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers for your hard work in support of the IVE PTA! A special thank you to all of our wonderful committee members and volunteers who helped organize and support the following activities:

  • Reflections Art Contest & Hands on Art Event
  • Vision & Hearing Screening
  • Spirit Wear 
  • Thanksgiving Staff Lunch