March madness!

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Issaquah Valley Elementary PTA 

Volunteer at the Easiest and Most Fun event all year…BINGO!

Bingo is coming this Friday, March 11th! Register now before we sell out. Forms came home in kid mail and can be found here. The evening is loads of fun!  Concessions and raffles will be available for cash purchase.  Consider attending with family or friends so adults can participate with the kids ...or volunteer! It is SOOO easy and fun and still lets you hangout with your kids. Email if you are interested in making this year's IVE PTA Bingo a success!!

The IVE PTA Auction is taking place on Friday, March 18! Reserve your tickets here for the Culture of Kindness auction! 

Volunteer at auction
Be right in the heart of the action of the Live Auction as one of our spotters or runners, assist with the mad dash to the dessert table, put the finishing touches on the beautiful Art Walk display or help bidders pick up their winnings at Will Call at the end of the evening. No matter your skills, we have a job for you! Please email Erika Peterson and Rebecca Maljak at for more details.


Dessert Dash

Calling any wannabe Martha Stewarts and bakers of all types! The IVE Auction Committee needs you! As a sweet finish to the amazing night there will be a Dessert Dash where treats of all kinds will be up for bid to raise school funds. If you are a baker email and we will send you participation information. Contacts at local restaurants and bakeries who may wish to donate desserts are also needed!

Cougar Pantry
Community Outreach will be collecting the following items for Cougar Pantry in preparation of Spring break: 

 * Microwavable/Box Mac & Cheese 
* Ramen Noodles
* Canned Soup (chick noodle/stars) 
* Canned Tuna 
* Canned Chicken 
* Mayonnaise (plastic bottles)
* Peanut Butter (plastic bottles)
* Jelly (squeezable bottles)
* Granola Bars/ Cheese & Crackers
* Fruit & Applesauce Cups
* Instant Oatmeal (small 10 pack boxes)

Please keep in mind some kids carry home the bags, so we ask for specific items to keep bags light. Smaller, plastic squeezable bottles are preferred. Kid friendly canned soups, such as above. 

Our goal is to be able to provide up to 60 children at IVE with lunches for Spring break. Donations accepted through April 6th in the front lobby of the school across from the office in the green bins. Bags will be available for pick up 8:15 – 9 am and 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Thursday & Friday April 7th & 8th   

Thank you to all who donate for making Cougar Pantry possible. It really is appreciated! If you have any questions please contact,

Morgan Noble   
Jaimi Messmer
Katie Bell

Mark Your Calendars!  

Issaquah Valley Elementary is bringing back its beloved Variety Show on Friday, May 20, 2016. 
Students grades First through Fifth are welcome to participate in one performance during the show.  We are looking for comedians, dancers, magicians, singers, musicians, and any other talent that can be performed on stage and is safe for the performer and their surroundings.  Acts must be no longer than 1 minute (60 seconds) and should contain language and content that is elementary school age appropriate. Please look for an upcoming Kidmail coming home soon with more details! 

Order a Yearbook for Your Student or as a Donation!
Last chance to pre-order your 2015-16 yearbook!  The only way to guarantee your student gets a copy is to pre-order one.  Last day to order is April 25th.  Price $20.00.

Two ways to order: 
1.  Order online through the IVE PTA website. Click on the ‘Order’ icon on the left, then Yearbook
2.  Look for paper forms in kid mail.  Paper order forms will be coming home soon. 
Yearbook is still looking for a photos! Check your you have photos from these classrooms or events?

10 pictures from these classrooms:
Harper, 2nd
Event pictures:
Veterans Assembly
5th grade Ballroom Dancing
Global Reading
5th Grade Music Program
Any class field trip
Volunteers/Parents who help out at IVE
Extracurricular Activities:  Ex Sports, Girl or Cub Scouts, etc. 
Spring Pictures, Class Pictures, and Club Pictures
March 15      Lifetouch is coming to take spring photos and class pictures.  If your student was not here for fall pictures, or new to the school, please make sure Lifetouch takes an individual photo of your child for the yearbook. Volunteers needed for picture day.  Contact Morgan Noble at

March 18      Lifetouch is coming back to the school to take school club photos.  If your student was in:  Global Reading, Library Helpers, Cougar Club, Holiday Choir, Cougar Chorus, Safety Patrol, Math Adventures, Lego Club or World Drumming Club, please make sure they are at school that day. 
Volunteers needed to club picture day.  Contact Kim Pike at
Directions to Upload Pictures to Lifetouch Site:
Go to:
-Under New User, Enter Code:  PFKZXF
-Click “Get Started”
-Create an account
-You will be sent a confirmation email to your inbox. Click on the link to activate your account.
-Go back to the log in screen, and enter your email address and password
-Click “Upload Images” Button
-You can upload 5 pictures at a time. Click ‘browse’ to find the pictures on your computer.
-Click “Upload” Button
-Step 2 will be a review of your pictures. Please fill in as much information you can for each picture.
  • Keywords: Name of Event or Grade
  • Description: Type in the student(s) name, if known. Or the teacher.
  • Category: Select which folder to put them in. Each class and event has a different folder.
-Click “Submit All” Button
-Click “Upload More Images” to upload more images or Log Out
Thank you for your order!


What is a School Bond?

The State of Washington does not fund the regular building or maintenance of public schools. Instead, local voters must approve school bonds for this purpose. Similar to a mortgage, bonds may be paid for over 20 years, helping to keep annual costs lower for taxpayers. Issaquah School Districts current bonds are, on average, paid off in nine years. The shorter duration saves taxpayers money. For more information, visit our 2016 school bond information page on the ISD website. For information on current and past school construction, visit the Capital Projects website!




Upcoming Events

March 11

IVE Auction in Pickering Barn
March 18

Math Adventures
March 25

General PTA Meeting
April 7

Spring Book Fair
April 18-22

Family Engineering Night
April 29

Variety Show
May 20


A special thank you to:

Kari Betts and Caryna Wilding for all of their hard work to make the IVE Science Fair a huge success!



Keep Clipping!  
The winner for the BoxTop contest ending Feb 26 was Mrs Harding's class!  They will each receive a mystery goody bag next week.
The next collection contest ends April 22nd.  The winning class will get a popsicle party!


Thank you to the following families and companies for their Sponsorship for our 2016 Auction!

Diamond Sponsors:

Adventure Kids Playcare
Atomic Infotech
Austin Beaver Experience
Camp & Associates
Capri Cellars
Cindy Tran
Diwas Photography
Eastside Sports Rehabilitation Clinics

Issaquah Newport Way Storage
Issaquah Valley Dental Care
L&M Chair Covers
Paula Begoun
PlanningSavvy Event Planning
Purple Trail Invitations

Gold Sponsors:

Amber Pedersen Real Estate - John L. Scott
Brittany Hunt Graphic Design

Silver Sponsors:

Eastside Pediatric Dental Group
Issaquah Soccer Club

Family Sponsors:

The Nakayama Family
The Varzali Family


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!


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