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Issaquah Valley Elementary PTA 

Salmon Days Parking

As simple as catching fish... ! Ask your friends to park at IVE during Salmon Days and earn money for our PTA! This is a easy and profitable fundraiser!

Please volunteer to staff this fundraiser. Two hour shifts are available
 on Saturday and Sunday. Great for Dads ...or 7th graders looking for a fun way to earn volunteer hours! 
Go to to sign up.


"Let Your Imagination Fly"

The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. This program urges students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works of art in the medium of their choice - literature, photography and visual arts — reflecting on this year's theme.

There also is a special artist division option for students with disabilities to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate in the program. Students are recognized each year for their artistic ingenuity to bring the theme to life in a way that is personal and meaningful.
So write a poem or story, take a picture or create a piece of visual art and tell us your interpretation of the theme.

  • There will be a prize for every participant!
  •  Deadline for all entries: Friday, October 23rd, 3pm
  •  Questions?  Contact
Visit the Reflections page on our PTA website for important documents and additional information.

Dear Parents

 Our fundraising drive is off to a great start!  We wanted to thank the large number of you that have already registered your children, provided support, sent out donation requests and continue to update your children's progress by entering cash or check donations as they are received.
If you have not yet had a chance to register your child, please do so today by visiting as there's only a little time left before Turn-In Day on Oct. 6th. Registration is fast and easy and once registered, you can make a 100% tax-deductible donation, send donation requests via email to your friends and family and even view your child's and his/her classroom's progress in real-time. We also accept all company matching programs.

For more information, please visit the fun run page at

If you donated to the Orange Ruler Fun Run and checked off on the Matching Donation box, please make sure to submit it the matching donation with your company so we can get it verified before the Fun Run on October 9th! Our PTA will get to keep 100% of the matching donations! 

Thank you again for your support!

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2015

Your PTA is looking for many “Trunkers” (volunteers to act as treat givers).  “Trunkers” are asked to arrive by 5:30 p.m., hand out treats to the children from 6:30-8:00 p.m. from the trunk of their decorated cars. "Trunkers” can be a group of friends manning one trunk to offset costs and enjoy the camaraderie of the event in providing children with a safe, enjoyable and memorable celebration.          

No masks or gore please. Be prepared for lots of “Treaters”

Contact Renee Barnes with questions or to reserve a space. or (702) 241-9960. Deadline is October 6 to reserve your spot.  

It's Good for Your Children

  • Showing your children you value their education, will teach them to value it as well
  • Research shows children whose parents are involved in their school get better results and have fewer disciplinary problems

It's Good for You

  • At PTA meetings you can raise concerns, suggest ideas and input on how funds are spent
  • Meet like-minded people and make new friends
  • Whether you organize an event or simply help out, you will use existing skills or hobbies and likely acquire new ones
  • Be in the know! Find out what is happening in the school and get to know staff members better

It's Good for Our School

  • Schools are becoming more dependent on PTA's for fundraising revenue to supplement the school budget
  • You can play an important role of helping the school acquire key resources

Join the PTA Log on today to select your membership option. 
Our goal is 100% membership!


YOU can make a difference!

Get involved in PTA!  Visit the Volunteer page on our website to learn about opportunities. Sign up for an upcoming event or general committee that interests you!

We are in critical need for the following:
Legislative Chair
Holiday Choir
Staff Appreciation Week (this is a great one for a group of friends to do together!)
Please do not allow these programs to be cancelled!

For more information, contact Shari Tokumi at or 425-260-7986.


IVE is partnering with Seattle Sounders FC for a Family Day on Sunday, October 25th at 4pm!  You may purchase discounted tickets for $21.00 ($25 value) and a portion of the proceeds will benefit IVE PTA! Please return your order form and payment to the PTA mailbox located in the school office before October 9th. If you have any questions please contact: Lizz Eng. 

Save the Date!

Are you looking for a way to get involved at IVE in a fun, social environment?  Our Auction team is hosting a kickoff meeting on Wednesday, October 7th at 7pm.  The Auction is held biennially and is our largest fundraiser. We are in the planning stages of this wonderful event that will fund many programs for our students and staff at IVE including educational field trips, art docents, science fair, garden docents, an extensive multi-level book collection and essential PE equipment. Any amount of time you can give to the auction is helpful.  Please email Erika Peterson or Rebecca Maljak to RSVP.

Have you procured an item over the summer?  Please be sure to enter your item at the following link:

We are still looking for corporate and/or family sponsorship's for our Auction this year! Depending on the 4 different sponsorship levels, you will have an ad in our auction catalog, vocal recognition from our MC/Auctioneer, logo/family name listed on the school bulletin board, and recognition in E-News and Facebook! Please email Lizz Eng at for any questions!

Next time you shop at Amazon and shop through our PTA link.  You can save this link to your favorites to make sure you use it every time.

Your shopping experience will be the same as always; in fact there isn’t anything on their site or during checkout to tell you it worked. But if you have used the special IVE PTA Amazon link we will automatically get a percentage of your order!
Have you noticed that parking at IVE has changed? The IVE staff now parks in the side lots leaving the front parking lot for volunteers!

Upcoming Events

Art Docent Training
September 30

Salmon Days Parking Fundraiser
October 3 & 4

Auction Kick-Off Meeting
October 7

Orange Ruler Fun Run
October 9

No School
October 12

Reflections Deadline
October 23

Sounders FC Match
October 25

Family Fun Night
October 30

General PTA Meeting

November 12

Fall Book Fair
November 16-20

Thank you to Flying Pie for donating the Top Class Prize for our Fun Run!

A special thanks to Sharon Hugert and Liz St Andre for another successful Vision and Hearing!  And to all of the wonderful volunteers who came out to make this important event a success!


Keep Clipping!  New contest coming soon!

Auction News:
Kickoff Meeting: Wednesday October 7 at 7pm
Auction: March 18 at 6pm


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