PTA eNews for Monday, November 12, 2018


Upcoming Events & Programs


  • November 13-14 - Vision & Hearing Screening
  • November 13 - Elementary Conference Scheduler Opens on Family Access
  • November 14 - First Rehearsal PTA Holiday Choir, MPR, 1:30-3:00pm
  • November 15 - Hands on Art/Reflections Reception, MPR, 6:00-8:00pm
  • November 22-23 - No School, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • November 27 - IVE PTA General Meeting, IVE MPR, 7:00pm
  • November 30 - Movie Night: Incredibles 2, IVE MPR, 5:30pm


Calling all Cougar Supporters!

The Cougar Campaign is going strong. We have reached 27% of our goal, so we still need your help to get us to $25,000. Please go to to donate today! Alternatively, the following  link will allow you to follow our progress, donate or share on social media:


Reflections Art Competition “Heroes Around Me”

A sincere thank you to all participants in the 2018 National PTA Reflections Competition. Please join us at the Hands on Art Event/Reflections Reception on November 15th, from 6-8pm to enjoy art making and honor our Reflections participants. The Hands on Art activities are from 6-7:15pm followed by the Reflections Reception from 7:15-8pm. For questions please visit or contact


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 7pm. Childcare will be provided in the MPR if we have two adults volunteer to assist our middle school helpers. Please go to for more information about the IVE PTA or to volunteer for childcare. Thank you! 


IVE PTA 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. 


Parents Night Out at Karate West: 

Do your kids need a guaranteed night of fun without their parents? Do you need a guaranteed night out without your kids? Drop your kids at Parents Night Out at Karate West and support the IVE PTA! Next PNO is 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


Vision & Hearing Screening November 13-14:

During the IVE screening day, the PTA provides volunteers to help identify children who need further evaluation. To expedite students through the tests, 10 volunteers are needed per shift. No experience is necessary and volunteers will enjoy snacks and drinks sponsored by the PTA! Please help by volunteering on Tuesday and/or Wednesday, November 13-14. Visit to indicate which session(s) you can be present: 9:00 -12:30pm, 12:30 - 3:00pm or both! Email with questions.


Thanksgiving Lunch for IVE Staff:

Please help us to show our wonderful staff at IVE how thankful we are for all they do for our children and community by celebrating them at a Staff Thanksgiving Lunch on Tuesday, November 20th. Sign up to help set up, bring food, serve or clean up: Thank you! 


Important Reminders


Spirit Wear:

Show your cougar pride! Order IVE Spirit Wear. New this year, two designs to choose from and lots of styles and colors. Order deadline is November 18th for delivery in mid-December. Please go to the following link to order yours today!


PTA Holiday choir:

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

  • 1st Rehearsal: Wednesday, November 14, IVE MPR, 1:30-3:00pm 
  • 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


PTA Membership:

The PTA is an integral part of the IVE Family. We are here to enrich our children’s learning and provide fun and engaging opportunities for our community to connect. Please help us by joining the IVE PTA today at Congratulations to Mrs. Zyanya's class who won the membership drive pizza party contest for October!


Shopping at Fred Meyer?

Do you shop at Fred Meyer with a Rewards Card? If so, please link your card to the IVE PTA and Fred Meyer will support our programs each time you shop. Before you start your Thanksgiving shopping, link you card online here:


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 our successful Goodwill Fill the Truck and Fall Book Fair events. THANK YOU!