January News....

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Issaquah Valley Elementary PTA 

Mark your calendars!  Our next General PTA Meeting is next Thursday, January 21 at 7 pm in the IVE Library.  Special guest speaker this evening will be ISD Superintendent Ron Thiele who will be discussing the upcoming School Bond and will be available to answer your questions!  Looking forward to seeing you all there! Child care will be provided.


Can you help us give our wonderful teachers and staff get a great start to Super Bowl weekend? On Friday, February 5 the PTA is hosting a Staff and Teacher Appreciation Lunch by turning the staff lounge into a Super Bowl party with a twist. Please sign up to bring an appetizer, salad or dessert at Dishes do not have to be home made and any contributions are appreciated. Email with any questions.


Science Fair

Thank you to all IVE students (and their parents!) for signing up for Science Fair on Friday, February 26th!  Boards and instructions can be picked up starting Wednesday, January 20th in the IVE Volunteer Room.  You can either send your child down to pick them up or parents can stop by if your child is riding the bus.  Given the tremendous number of students participating, we are need of numerous volunteers and judges.  Please sign up online at if you are able to help out!  If you have any questions please email

Reflections Art contest update....

This year the theme was
"Let your Imagination Fly." IVE had 12 finalists that were sent from the school level to the district level for judging. There were a total of 256 finalists selected from all of the Issaquah schools and the Issaquah PTSA Council moved 53 entries forward to be sent on the State competition. Of those 53 chosen, 3 of the students were from IVE!

Congratulations to Haelyn Jeon (Grade K), Rose Taheri (Grade 1), and Jhacoli Yang (Grade 5)!
Way to go! Good luck and many Congratulations!

The 2016-2017 theme is: "What is Your Story?"  All information about the Reflections program and art contest will be available at the beginning of the school year in the Fall.


Golden Acorn Award  & Outstanding Educator Award


Going the extra mile for IVE?

Do you know a parent volunteer or an IVE staff member who consistently goes the extra mile for the benefit of our children and community?  Show them your gratitude by nominating them for the Golden Acorn Award and the Outstanding Educator Award.  The Golden Acorn Award is presented to parent volunteers of IVE who consistently work to make our school and community the best it can be for our students.  The Outstanding Educator Award recognizes IVE teachers, specialists and all support staff for their outstanding work educating and supporting our children.  These nominations come solely from fellow parents and IVE staff.

Take a moment from your day to fill out the nomination form/s and show the gratitude you have towards these exceptional people in our school and community.  Nominations are due no later than February 12, 2016.  Please submit completed forms via email to Lizz Eng & Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz at or submit them to the school office.  Forms are located on the Golden Acorn webpage at  Printed forms are available in the school entry way.

Last Chance to Procure

It’s your last chance to donate items to the auction! Please make sure that all procured or donated items are turned in by January 31. We regret that we will not be able to accept any items after this date. We would like to thank you for all of the wonderful donations. It is going to be an awesome auction! Please email with any questions at all.

Thank you to the following families and companies for their Sponsorship for our 2016 Auction!
Diamond Sponsors
Adventure Kids Playcare
Atomic Infotech
Camp & Associates
Paula Begoun
Gold Sponsors
Amber Pedersen Real Estate - John L. Scott
Silver Sponsors
Eastside Pediatric Dental Group
Issaquah Soccer Club
Family Sponsors
The Nakayama Family
In-kind Sponsors
Austin Beaver Entertainment
Brittany Hunt Graphic Design
Capri Cellars
Diwas Photography
Issaquah Newport Way Storage
L&M Chair Covers
PlanningSavvy Event Planning
Purple Trail Invitations
We are still looking for Corporate Sponsorships for the Auction as well as family sponsorships! If you would like to be a family sponsor for the Auction, we are accepting donations $50-$100.00 to display your family name in our auction catalog, eNews, and bulletin at school! Please email Lizz Eng at


Don’t miss the Math Adventure Boat!

There are a few spots left for IVE’s Greek-themed Math Adventure on Friday, March 25, 2016. Gather a team of four students and a couple helpful parents and register at  It will be a fun evening of puzzles, interactive theater, teamwork and rewards! Need more information? Contact Victoria Remer at

Dessert Dash

Calling any wannabe Martha Stuarts and bakers of all types! The IVE Auction Committee needs you! As a sweet finish to the amazing night we have planned for the Culture of Kindness Auction there will be a Dessert Dash where treats of all kinds will be up for bid to raise much needed funds for our school. So if you have any baking talent or know someone who does, email and we will get you all the information you need. Contacts at local restaurants and bakeries that may be able to donate a dessert are also needed!

Membership Update

We are looking for PTA member families to become sponsors.  Sponsoring a PTA membership for another IVE family is a wonderful way to give back and helps toward our goal of a PTA member to represent each and every student at IVE.  Simply follow this link and complete the form with your name, choosing “Sponsor Family Membership” or “Sponsor Individual Membership” from the drop down list.  

We are so grateful to you for joining the PTA and for your continued support in reaching those families yet to do so. As always, please forward this link to families who might want to join.

We would love to have 100% participation, please join now! Various membership options are available. Contact with questions. Thank you!


You are invited: Community Night @ Cougar Ridge Elementary

January 28th, 2016
5:30-7:30 pm
Cougar Ridge Elementary
Multi-purpose Room
4630 167th Ave SE, Bellevue WA

  • Is your child interested in trying a new or select sport?
  • Are you looking for a new art or music class? or Summer Camp?
  • Are you new to the area?

Cougar Ridge is hosting a Community Night to help parents & elementary school aged kids and local organizations who offer amazing extracurricular activities to find one another.  Representatives from each organization will be on hand to answer questions and provide information. 
We welcome all Issaquah School district families to attend. 
Questions? Please contact Diana Goldberg @


Upcoming Events

PTA General Meeting
January 21

Community Night at Cougar Ridge
January 28
5:30 pm

Staff Appreciation Lunch
February 5

Science Fair
February 26

IVE Auction
March 18
Pickering Barn

Math Adventures
March 25




A special thank you to:

The AMAZING Auction committee for their tireless hard work!  We appreciate you!




Keep Clipping!  
Next contest ends February 26!

Winning class will receive A Mystery Goodie Bag!


Auction News:

Auction: March 18 at 6pm


Super Auction Item!!!

VIP Seahawks Training Experience for 4!

Come to the ultimate Seahawk fan experience! Training Camp August 2016! VIP access gets you great up close shaded viewing area, close parking to facility, ability to get autographs after practice from (some) players, snacks and beverages. Seahawks Training Camp is the perfect for the whole 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!


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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