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The IVE PTA Family Ambassadors program is a group of volunteers dedicated to welcoming new families to Issaquah Valley Elementary and help ease their transition into a new school. Looking for an Ambassador to answer your questions? Complete this form to be matched up. Want to volunteer? Click here.
"Established in 1987, the Issaquah Schools Foundation (an independent 501(c)3 organization) has raised more than $12 million in private fundraising dollars to support the students and educators of the Issaquah School District."
Cultural Bridges - a program of the Issaquah Schools Foundation
"Cultural Bridges is a Foundation run program that helps build relationships between families from diverse cultures and languages, their children, the ISD, and the broader Issaquah community through outreach, events, mentoring, translation services and a magazine printed in 6 languages."
Click here to subscribe to Cultural Bridges Magazine or pick up a copy in the IVE lobby.
"The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is committed to providing quality food, clothing and other items to our customers. We have a special emphasis on healthy foods and work hard to get fresh, local produce into the homes of our customers. Our Clothing Bank is here to provide other essential needs for families: clothing, household items, toiletries and diapers. Ask us about getting your children's needs met."
"Influence the Choice is a nonprofit, community-based, grass-roots organization dedicated to preventing substance use and promoting the mental, physical, and social wellness of our youth."
The City of Issaquah Parks & Recreation department provides access to the Issaquah Community Center, Julius Boehm Pool, sports leagues, camps and the farmers market.
The City of Issaquah also provides this Community Resource Directory.
"ParentWiser is a parenting lecture series comprised of local and nationally-known experts who are invited to share the latest information in effective parenting with parents of the Issaquah School District. We offer speakers, discussions and documentary films throughout the school year to engage parents in timely educational topics for raising healthy, confident K-12 students."
"Founded in 1942, the King County Library System (KCLS) is one of the busiest public library systems in the country. Serving the communities of King County (outside the City of Seattle), KCLS currently has 50 libraries and more than 700,000 cardholders. In 2011, KCLS was named Library of the Year by Gale/Library Journal. In 2018, residents checked out more than 4.8 million digital eBooks and audiobooks through Rakuten OverDrive, making KCLS the #1 digital circulating library in the U.S. and #3 in the world."
"You can register to vote online or by mail until 8 days before an election or in-person through Election Day." Registration can be done online, by mail or in person.
"OSPI is the primary agency charged with overseeing public K–12 education in Washington state. Working with the state's 295 public school districts and 6 state-tribal education compact schools, OSPI allocates funding and provides tools, resources, and technical assistance so every student in Washington is provided a high-quality public education. OSPI is housed in the Old Capitol Building in Olympia."
"Notes From the Backpack is a PTA podcast designed for millions of parents and the decisionmakers they influence. Through the unique combination of expert, parent and educator guests, each episode features engaging conversations that offer real-life advice and ideas on how to support children’s learning and development—all in parent-friendly language."
"It’s simple—healthy kids learn better. Get the resources you need to make your school community a healthy one."
"Our Children Magazine is the unique voice for parents, published by National PTA, created for the parent who’s always on the go and looking for the best info to help their child excel at school and in life."
"Thanks to our partners, Learning Heroes and the National Summer Learning Association, National PTA is pleased to offer tips and tools that will set your child up for success in the fall."