All events are subject to current health restrictions and administrative approval. Please check ivepta.org for location information and updates.
1/10: Spelling Bee - registration deadline 1/15-22: Spelling Bee - Round 1 1/18: No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/18-22: WSPTA Advocacy Week 1/19: General Membership Meeting - 7pm via Zoom 1/25: No School - Teacher Work Day 1/27-31: Spelling Bee - Championship Round 2/15-19: No School - Second Winter Break
The IVE PTA 2nd Annual Spelling Bee is going virtual using the Scripps National Spelling Bee online platform. Open to all current IVE 2nd - 5th graders. Register at ivepta.org by January 10th to receive study materials and access to the testing platform.
All registered students will participate in online testing January 15 - 22 and our grade level champions will online test January 27-31. We will crown the winner in early February!
Thank you to all of our volunteers for continuing to build community in the virtual environment!
No-Sew Blankets: Anne Blackburn, Kate Mueller, Becky Sosby, and all the blanketeers!
Holiday Sing-Along: Stephanie Angula, Marisol Carrillo Leon, Margaret Ross, Divesh Angula, Nivi Srivastava, Christy Sobhani, Heither Steiner, Mrs. Pickard, Mrs. Allison, Mrs. Harper, Ms. Min, and Ms. Motley
Art Materials Sent Home: Ki Lan Black, Angie Warren, and Mrs. Harper
Winter Goody Bags: Anne Blackburn, Shannon Hamrick, and Rebecca Konopka
Thanks to a generous grant provided by National PTA, the IVE PTA and the IVE Positive Behavior and Social Emotional Support (PBSES) team have successfully partnered to provide over 150 IVE students with individualized social emotional wellness tools to help foster a better learning experience!
Our IVE staff is giving us their best during these unprecedented times. A few moments of gratitude can make their day or week! Show your thanks to our IVE staff by uploading a picture or message from you or your students at our new Gratitude Wall at https://padlet.com/staffappreciation1/gratitude
FREE donated memberships are available to whomever would like one. Please join at ivepta.org. Congratulations to our December membership drive winner Amanda Wan!!
Washington State PTA News
WSPTA Advocacy Week
Washington State PTA hosts a week focused on taking action from home.
1/20: Mental health & wellness
1/21: Preserving flexing funding
1/22: Safety and emergency preparedness
More info at wastatepta.org.
WSPTA Essay Contest
The WSPTA Essay Contest invites students to write about an influential role model. Due date is March 1. More info at www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/pta-essay-contest/
This newsletter is produced by Issaquah Valley PTA 2.6.11, serving Issaquah Valley Elementary in Issaquah, WA.