PTA eNews for Monday, April 15, 2019

 Upcoming Events & Programs

  • April 18 - PBSES Parent Night, IVE, 6:00-7:30pm
  • April 25 - ParentWiser: Teen Vaping, IHS, 7:00pm
  • April 27 - IVE at Mariners Game, T-Mobile Park, 6:10pm
  • May 1 - ISF Dining for Kids at Tutta Bella Issaquah
  • May 3 - Parents Night Out, Karate West, 6:00-9:00pm
  • May 3 - ISF Nourish Every Mind Luncheon, 12:00-1:00pm


 PBSES Popcorn, PJ’s and Partnership Parent Night

On April 18th from 6-7:30 IVE PBSES will be hosting Popcorn, PJ’s and Partnership Parent night. While the students watch a movie in their PJ’s, the parents will have an opportunity to attend 3 of 6 provided sessions focused on students emotional well-being and how parents can support them at home. The topics that will be covered include how to help students navigating social skills, behavioral tips and tricks, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, and how to support your student with the SBAC. There are sessions that would benefit every family. We would love to see you there!


IVE Night at the Mariners Game

Bring your family and friends to T-Mobile Park on Saturday. April 27th at 6:10pm to watch some exciting MLB action vs. the Rangers. We have a large block of  seats reserved, so order your seats now and join us for some fun. The first 20,000 fans will receive a Mitch Haniger Bobblehead, so get there early! Watch for our school’s name on the video board in the 4th inning for our special welcome. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at IVEPTA.ORG. If you would like to sit with another family please place one order for the entire group. A portion of sales will benefit IVE PTA! Tickets will be distributed via the email provided with payment. Email us at with questions. **Deadline to purchase tickets is April 18th**


ISF Annual Nourish Every Mind Luncheon

The IVE PTA is proud to support Issaquah Schools Foundation at their annual Nourish Every Mind Luncheon on Friday May 3rd from noon to 1pm at The MeydenbauerCenter. If you'd like to join the IVE PTA table, please select our table captain Kimberly Brown during your registration at the link here: If the breakfast event on Tuesday May 14th from 7:30-8:30am at Eastridge Church works better for you, please select IVE during registration to be seated with other IVE supporters.


ParentWiser Presents

  • TEEN VAPING - an epidemic sweeping the nation! Explore the impact of vaping and juuling on our young people, and what parents need to know about it. ParentWiser and Influence the Choice partner to bring TEEN VAPING presented by local substance use expert Jerry Blackburn, April 25th 7pm at Issaquah High School. For PARENTS ONLY of grades 5-12. Register at


  • Reduce Academic Stress w/o Sacrificing Achievement, by School Program Director Mary Hofstedt of CHALLENGE SUCCESS, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Standford University Graduate School of Education. This interactive workshop based on the Well Balanced Student by Challenge Success helps parents focus on your child's needs while growing up, establish a healthier home environment, and increase your child's resilience, creativity, and well-being. May 6th 7-8:30pm at Skyline HS, or May 7th 10-11:30am at Kidstage Village Theatre in Issaquah.  For parents of K-12; free for PTSA members in Issaquah School District,  $10 donation for non-members.  Register at


  • What is your biggest parenting challenge?  Please help the ParentWiser committee plan for next year's speaker series by responding briefly to our very short Annual Parenting Survey HERE!  And we seek committee volunteers, if you would like to join our team contact Thank you!


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 May 3rd, 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 for the rest of the school can sign up now for the two remaining dates: May 3 and June 7!


News & Announcements


Golden Acorn & Outstanding Educator Awards 2018-2019

This year our field of nominations was large with so many deserving volunteers and staff from our IVE community. Our students, staff and parents benefit greatly from the countless hours of devoted service by all of the nominees. We are grateful for all the ways they enrich our community. We are pleased to announce the following winners for 2018-2019:


Golden Acorn

Stacy Harfert

Jaimi Messmer

Jamie Rydberg


Outstanding Educator

Nicole Min

Rylie Motley


Please join us in honoring the winners at a reception at 6:30pm, May 21st before the PTA general meeting. Refreshments will be served. 


DIVE (Dads [and dudes] of IVE) Update

A huge thank you to everyone who has jumped in with the DIVE program this year. We have a few more DIVE recesses planned for the Spring and look forward to doing even more with our new group next year! We have have several more training opportunities coming your way in the fall.


We have made the decision to cancel the evening training previously scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 and not to hold any more evening trainings for the DIVE program this year, but we don’t want that to stop you if you are interested in joining out group. If you are interested in joining DIVE for one of our final three recess days this year, then please reach out to Tim Baynes at and Jamal Siddiqui at to coordinate a brief training opportunity. Our focus this year is on being a positive presence playing with students at recess and we’d love to have you out there! Thank you, Jamal and Tim”


School Supplies for Next (2019-20) School Year

As a convenience for our families and staff, PTA is offering the option of school supply pack ordering for the 2019-2020 school year. Ordering is available April 15th through June 21st. Order today and get this checked off your summer to-do list! Go to and click “find boxes now” then choose your child's grade level for NEXT school year. The supply lists are compiled by our teachers and include name brands, great pricing and convenience. All items will be shipped directly to IVE and will be ready for your child when they arrive in the Fall. Each School Tool Box purchased provides a meal to a child through Feed My Starving Children. If you have any questions about ordering please contact


Volunteers Needed 


The Spring Book Fair is coming April 24-26

We need a lot of volunteers as cashiers or floaters. If you are able to volunteer for any shift (or part of a shift) please click HERE. For more information please go to our Book Fair web page


Important Reminders


IVE Yearbook Last Chance!

Don't forget to pre-order your child's yearbook to ensure they receive this treasured keepsake. Opportunities for yearbook donations to a student in need are available as well. For more information and to order, please click HERE 


Enrichment Program Opportunities- Spring Classes

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

  • Museo Art Academy: Exploring Clay. Tuesdays 3:45-4:45, April 16-May 21.
  • Crimson Canvas Arts: 3D Drawing & Perspective. Fridays 3:45-5:45, April 5-May 31
  • Bricks4Kidz: Creative Engineering. Thursdays 3:45-4:45, April 25-June 13



A special thank you to all of our wonderful committee members, volunteers, donors and participants who help organize and support our PTA activities:

  • Multicultural Fair- Marisol Visser and the many wonderful participants from the numerous beautiful cultures representative of our IVE Family
  • Class Picture Volunteers - Morgan Noble, Nikki Ludwyck, Yan Philippe and Corinna Fortune
  • Lunch for the Break- Brooke Sullivan, Anne Taylor and the many generous donors
  • Lost & Found- Allison Ilgenfritz, Jenny Wipprecht and Jennifer Bauer