Spring Book Fair is this week!

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Issaquah Valley Elementary PTA

You're invited: General PTA Meeting

Join us this Thursday, April 21st at 7 pm in the IVE Library for our General PTA Meeting and help vote in next year's PTA Board!  Board nominations have been posted on the main doors.  See you there!

This week: Tuesday, April 19th-Friday, April 22nd

There is a wide selection of books that every child will LOVE! Not only does this put books in the hands of our students; it also puts books in the hands of your teachers and librarian! 
Book Fair hours: 
Tuesday: 8am-3:30pm (lunch with a friend during your child's lunch time)
Wednesday: 8am-1pm and Family Night from 6pm-8pm
Thursday: 8am-3:30pm
Friday: 8am-3:00pm
WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS! Please sign-up on If you have any questions, please contact your book fair co-chairs: Lizz Eng, Violet Estrin, Niza Mokhtar-Lacasse, and Nikki Ludwyck at

5th Annual IVE Family Engineering Night
Don't forget! Family Engineering Night is on Friday April 29. Pre-registration is open now from the event page . Please pre-register so we need to know how many will attend. Registration takes just a few seconds. Don't miss out on this fun family evening!
Patty Dillon & Lisa Milkowski
Family Engineering Night Co-chairs
Issaquah Valley Elementary PTA

Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th
Monday - breakfast mini buckets for staff from PTA
Tuesday - students bring in a flower for teacher and staff!
Wednesday - students bring in a note/poem/card for teacher and staff!
Thursday - pastries/coffee for staff from PTA
Friday - catered lunch for staff from PTA
Parents - please feel free to send in whatever else you would like for any staff members!
Any questions? Contact Lizz Eng at or Renee Barnes at

Star Wars themed Variety Show

Mark Your Calendars!  
Issaquah Valley Elementary is bringing back its beloved Variety Show on Friday, May 20, 2016. This years theme is Star Wars! Students in grades 1-5 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 details on a flyer sent via kid mail... and may the force be with you! 


Please donate Legos!

IVE could desperately use some more Legos in the Resource Room.  Playing with Legos is highly motivating to kids, very helpful for their dexterity AND they build things together and learn to share.  Please consider donating your old, random, small or large (preschool size) Legos for educational purposes.  Deliver to the office in care of Natalie Watters. 

Saturday, May 14th at 6:10 PM, Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels
Purchase your discounted tickets for $17.00/each (normally $25.00/each) and IVE PTA will receive a portion of the proceeds!  If you would like to sit with another family, please turn in one order form. If you have questions, please contact Lizz Eng at

Only 1 more week to order....

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. 

 Thank you for your order!


Today's Bond Fact: Issaquah School Bond - Growth & Building: In 1990, student enrollment was 8,600. The District had three high schools, three middle schools and seven elementary schools. By 2002, enrollment had climbed to 14,500. Today nearly 19,000 students attend 3 high schools, 5 expanded middle schools, and 15 elementary schools. Over the last 10 years, the Issaquah School District Capital Projects Department has successfully managed approximately $325 million in projects and our schools and support service centers are modern, efficient, cost effective, and equitable district-wide. A variety of sustainable strategies have been used to enhance the learning environment while reducing maintenance and operational costs. Energy efficient construction saves operation dollars that can be used for the classroom.

For an update on ISD's current construction projects please visit:  Endorse the bond at

Issaquah Schools Foundation - Reserve your seat for two of the most inspiring events of the season—the ISF Nourish Every Mind Luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 28 and the ISF Nourish Every Mind Breakfast is on Wednesday, May 4. Both events showcase students and staff who have benefitted from Foundation investments, inspirational videos, entertainment and information on the impact private donations have on our public schools.  Seating at the Luncheon and Breakfast are limited. Contact ISF Ambassador Shari Tokumi at to reserve your seat or for more information.

The first Wednesday of every month is ISF’s Dining for Kids

The Issaquah Schools Foundation thanks you for your generous support!


Upcoming Events

General PTA Meeting
April 21

Spring Book Fair
April 19-22

Family Engineering Night
April 29

Staff Appreciation Week!
May 2-6

Mariner's Family Night
May 14

Variety Show
May 20




If you gave a cash donation at the auction or to IVE PTA, you can submit it to your Company (if they participate in Matching) for a matching gift donation! If you have any questions, please contact Lizz Eng at 


Keep Clipping!  
The next collection contest ends April 22nd.  The winning class will get a popsicle party!


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!


Issaquah Valley Elementary PTA  and IVE Art Docents have pages on Facebook. Check out our us!...share us!!  Be in the know!


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