PTA eNews for Monday, January 7, 2019

Upcoming Events & Programs

  • January 9 - ParentWiser: Digital Safety 101, Liberty HS, 6:00-8:00pm
  • January 10- IVE Spirit Night at Red Robin Issaquah
  • January 21 - No School, MLK Jr. Day
  • January 22 - General PTA Meeting, IVE Library, 7:00pm
  • January 25 - IVE Pancake Dinner & Game Night, IVE MPR, 6:00-8:00pm

IVE Spirit Night at Red Robin! Yummmm!

Join us on Thursday, January 10th at Red Robin Issaquah from 5:00-9:00pm! 20% of our fundraising sales will go back to IVE PTA. So the more people who attend, the more money we will earn. We’ll see you there! Make sure you mention our fundraiser to your server so your sales get applied to IVE PTA. Visit for more information on Red Robin’s fundraising programs.


IVE Pancake Dinner and Game Night

Please join us for our next IVE Community Event! We will have a FREE Pancake Dinner for IVE Families (along with some other food and drinks). Bring your favorite board games to play, and we will have lots of fun! January 25th from 6:00-8:00pm in the IVE MPR. 


Variety Show “A Star is Born”

With our many creative and entertaining students, we know this is going to be one of the BRIGHTEST shows ever! We are looking for singers, gymnasts, comedians, actors, musicians, dancers, and more; GRADES 1-5, to perform in this year’s Variety Show. Acts must be one minute or less, and must contain content appropriate for elementary aged students (no swearing, violence, or crude behavior). Performers are expected to attend ALL rehearsals and the final performances. 5th Graders are invited to join the show as emcees and performers.

  • Permission Forms Due: Wednesday, January 9th. All permission forms should be sent to the office and placed in the PTA box. Note: Any pre-recorded music (mp3) must be emailed to Please include any written lyrics to any song used in your email. 
  • Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm, IVE MPR, January 16, January 30 and Dress Rehearsal February 6.
  • Performances: IVE Assembly: Friday, February 8, During School, Time TBD. Evening Performance: Friday, February 8, 6:30pm Showtime (Performers arrive 6:00pm).
  • For more information contact Megan or Jennifer at  

ParentWiser presents: Digital Safety 101

Jo Langford, youth behavior expert for technology and sex education, reveals where kids spend and sneak their online time and how parents can monitor it for positive outcomes. Discuss the most current popular sites, and learn how to start the important conversations with kids' relationships to themselves, friends and their vast digital world. For parents of grades 3-12, register at for Wed, Jan 9th at 7pm at Skyline High School Theater. Note: this is a parent-only event due to mature themes.


Enrichment Program Opportunities:

The IVE PTA organizes and offers after school programs to enrich the school experience. Please go to for more information on all of our winter enrichment programs. If partial/full scholarship is needed for any of the enrichment programs, please contact 


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 February 1st, 6-9pm. The cost is $35 per child and includes pizza dinner and supervised activities. Select IVE when you register here:  And if you want a guaranteed date night every can sign up now for all remaining dates: February 1, March 8, April 5, May 3 and June 7


Volunteers Needed


Poppin’ Popcorn

Want to see some HUGE smiles from IVE kids? Volunteer to help pop and serve popcorn on Popcorn Fridays! The IVE PTA provides popcorn FREE OF CHARGE on select Fridays during afternoon recess for Grades 1-5 and delivers to class for Kindergarten. For more information and to sign up to help out, please go to: Thank you! 


PTA Budget Committee

Are you interested in helping to form the PTA Budget for the 2019-2020 school year? The PTA Board is seeking 3-5 volunteers for the PTA Budget Committee. The Committee is expected to meet 3-4 times at IVE from 6-8pm on the following dates: Tuesday January 15, Monday February 11, Tuesday March 26 and Tuesday April 16. If you are interested, please email no later than Friday January 11.


PTA Nomination Committee

Are you interested in being a part of the nomination committee? The charge of the nominating committee is to recognize and recruit the most qualified people available for elected IVE PTA Board positions. It is required that the nominating committee shall consist of three members. Members of the nominating committee must be elected by the members of the IVE PTA. Committee work includes holding confidential meetings, reviewing nominations, interviewing candidates, and searching for the best qualified candidates for our Executive Board positions. The nominating committee is not charged with filling the non-elected positions on the IVE PTA board of directors. When their work is complete, this committee provides a written report to the membership that names qualified nominees for the elected positions on the PTA board of directors.


Effective candidates for nominating committee:

  • Are familiar with the needs and goals of the PTA 
  • Are enthusiastic about the mission, vision, and goals of the PTA 
  • Are willing to work and devote considerable time to furthering the purposes and programs of the PTA 
  • Possess tact, integrity, discretion, and the ability to hold their own counsel.
  • Have the courage to express their ideas and defend their convictions.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and skill in evaluating potential nominees.
  • Are capable of understanding and maintaining complete confidentiality.
  • Should be elected on merit and ability – never on popularity.

Members of the nominating committee are eligible to become nominees for elected office. Thus, committee members cannot be deprived of the right to hold office by being elected to the nominating committee. No person may serve on this committee for more than two consecutive one-year terms. A candidate for the nominating committee must be a member of the IVE PTA. Please contact if you are interested in serving on the nomination committee. We will be electing this committee at our January 22nd General Membership meeting. 


Important Reminders


PTA General Membership Meeting

Please join us for our next General Membership meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:00pm in the IVE Library. All are welcome, and we hope to see you there! 


PTA Membership

Join or renew your IVE PTA membership today! Visit for more information. 

Congratulations to Mrs. Chapman’s class for winning the December membership Candy Cane Goody Bag Contest! 


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, volunteers and donors who helped organize and support the following activities:

  • Popcorn Fridays
  • PTA Holiday Choir