Island View Elementary PTA

May 2023 Newsletter

Principal's Message

Island View Families:

I cannot believe we have passed May Day. The halls are alive with vibrant paintings and images of spring flowers and sunshine. It is a great time to listen to birds, watch flowers bloom, and enjoy summer sunshine when we are lucky enough to get a good dose. 😊

One thing I love about our school community is our habit of mixing work and pleasure. Throughout the month of May, our students will complete state testing and district testing. For our 3rd-5th grade students, it will be both. And… right in the center of the testing window we have our all-school Color Run! I hope you can come out with your students and let joy rule the day.

As you know, June is a busy month. Please look for school emails regarding end-of-year events: field day, talent show, moving-up ceremony, and other field trips. Our school community is busy in beautiful ways.

As always, please contact me with your questions, concerns, and suggestions: or at 360-503-1490.

Brian Hanrahan

Important Dates

May 1-5: Scholastic book fair
May 1-5: Teacher and staff appreciation week
May 3: Walk & Wheels Event
May 13: Color Run
May 14: Deadline to buy 2022-2023 yearbooks!!
May 16: May PTA Meeting
June 1: Ice cream takeover @ Lopez Island Creamery (4-7pm)
June 8: Island View Talent Show
June 13: Field Day
June 16: 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

Hospitality Update

Hospitality will be celebrating Teacher and Staff appreciation week May 1st-5th! The lounge will have fresh decorations and will be stocked with fresh fruit!

Some highlights for the week will be daily staff swag give-a-ways, a breakfast cart served with coffee, tea, and light morning bites, and some special treats throughout the week! If you have a certain teacher or staff member you are looking to treat, contact Amber at!

Island View 2022-2023 Yearbook

Yearbook Ordering Information

This year, Island View PTA is using Treering as the yearbook platform. Softcover yearbooks cost $19.00 and Hardcover cost about $25.00. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, please do so by going to this link to create an account: Create Account (

Or use this QR Code:

2023 Yearbook QR Code

Families, please note: These yearbooks are purchased directly through the vendor, not through the PTA. The deadline to purchase these yearbooks and have them arrive at the school in time and without additional shipping costs is May 14, 2023. After that date, you can still order yearbooks, but you will need to pay for shipping to your address.

2023 Yearbook Cover

Financial assistance is available to purchase a yearbook for your child. Please contact us at

Island View Color Run

Saturday, May 13 @ Island View Elementary (9am swag/t-shirt pickup, 9:30 race start time)

The 2023 Color Run is on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 9:30AM at Island View Elementary. Students and their loved ones will run/walk laps around Island View Elementary School while getting showered with brightly colored powder!

The deadline for registration with a guaranteed shirt/size was April 26, 2023. Registration is still open for anyone who would like to participate! Registration post April 26th is guaranteed a swag bag.

Register and find out more about the Color Run here: Island View Color Run Fundraiser | Island View Elementary PTA (

This is one of our largest fundraisers to support the educational programs of Island View Elementary, and we can't do it without your support! As such, families can "opt in" their student runners to get them an individual online donation page which will help them earn a raffle ticket for each $10 donated through their page. On the day of the race, we will raffle off some great prizes (gift certificates, movie theater ticket packs, and more!)

2023 Color Run Flyer

An event this big requires volunteers. If you are interested and available, you can sign up to volunteer at the Color Run via this sign-up genius (thank you in advance!!):

If you have any questions please contact Committee Chairs William Zottneck at or Amy Begnal at

Ice Cream Takeover @ Lopez Island Creamery

Thursday, June 1st, 4-7 PM

Come join us for some delicious ice cream while supporting the educational programs of Island View Elementary School PTA!

Lopez Island Creamery - 9028 Molly Ln. Anacortes, WA 98221

  • Take Hwy 20 east toward Burlington.
  • Turn right on Reservation Rd. (Sunland Bark & Top Soil).
  • Quick right onto Molly Lane.
  • Their factory and ice cream shop is the large blue building in the back.

Talent Show 2023 - Volunteers Needed

Island View’s annual talent show is back! It will take place Thursday, June 8, 2023. After Spring Break, Eagles had to audition and results for those acts that were selected will be coming out in the near future.

After acts are chosen for the talent show, our Eagles will be able to practice and perfect their acts in the Theater during lunch periods. Mr. Vecchione is seeking volunteer assistance during rehearsals and for the day of the performances (there will be two – Kinder - 2nd and 3rd - 5th). On the day of the performance, parents would assist with functions like backstage crowd control, assistance transitioning between acts, and DJing.

In general, it is anticipated that parents will be allowed to attend one of the two performances. Additional information will be released closer to the event.

To volunteer to help with the talent show, you must be cleared to volunteer by the District (it’s an easy form to fill out) and can be done by clicking on this link: ​​

If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Karen at

Island View 2023 Field Day - Volunteers Needed

Tuesday, June 13, 1:30-3:15pm @ Island View Elementary

Island View is holding its annual Field Day event on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 from about 1:30 pm to 3:15 pm. More details will be sent out closer to the event date but the PTA is seeking volunteers for prep work before field day and then the day of.

2023 Field Day Event

If you are available to help make and distribute popcorn, have a knack at snow cone making, have awesome skills at face painting, or have a passion for DJing – we need YOU!!

To volunteer for field day, you must be cleared to volunteer by the District (it’s an easy form to fill out) and can be done by clicking on this link: ​​

If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Karen at

5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

Friday, June 16

The time is near. The 5th Grade class will have their moving up ceremony on Friday, June 16.

We would love to make this event special for our Eagles as they transition into Middle School.

If anyone is interested in helping with the event (you don’t have to have a 5th grader graduating to help), please contact Amber Fry at

Morning Reading & Math Assistance

Island View has kicked off an initiative for early morning reading and math assistance for our students. Currently, the program has seven volunteers matched with students that need support.

Morning Reading & Math Assistance

There is still a student need for assistance, but additional volunteers are needed to expand the program. Volunteers will work with students in grades K-5 on reading or math (depending on what the student needs support in, but right now the skill in greater demand is reading support).

Details / Volunteering time requirements:

Time: 8:30 - 9:05 (not every day; volunteers work this out with Ms. Frost)
Where: ISV Library
Who: K-5 students
What: Reading or Math Support
Contact: Monica Frost at

If interested, please reach out to Ms. Frost and let her know what age/grade level child you would prefer to work with, a subject preference, and a preferred day of the week.

Bike/Helmet Safety Event - Recap

The Bike Repair and Helmet Safety project was a hit! Local bike repair technicians were on the scene to help if they could, and some local firefighters gave out helmets to many that didn’t have a functioning one.

Principal Hanrahan commented early on that our numbers were great and more than expected, averaging similar numbers to what he saw pre-pandemic when we last held the event.

ISV PTA Meeting

Tuesday, May 16 at 6:00pm

Don’t miss our PTA meeting on Tuesday, May 16 at 6pm in the Island View Library.

We will be voting for next year’s board members, recapping recent events, and preparing for our final month of school.

It’s not too late to join us!

If you can’t make it in person, you can join us through Zoom with the link below!

Google Meet joining info
Video call link:
Or dial: (US) +1 971-220-8766 PIN: 322 690 249#
More phone numbers:

Here's the link to join the PTA:

Island View PTA Needs You

Box Tops Program

Every bit helps and with losing the AmazonSmile funding stream (it was sunsetted by Amazon on Feb 20, 2023), your participation in the Box Top program is even more important.

Island View PTA Needs You

Box Tops is an easy way to support Island View; the school can earn up to $1,000 a year when you earn box top credits (10 cents per box top). You can do this by scanning your paper and digital receipts using the Box Tops for Education app within 14 days of eligible purchases. If you’re buying things like fruit snacks, granola bars, certain cereals, cookie dough or pie crusts, and even cleaning supplies – you could be earning money for Island View. Why not get credit for the stuff you were going to buy anyway?

NOTE: Use this referral code A3N53R18 when you sign up and you’ll get 25 Bonus Box Tops ($2.50 value) when you scan your first receipt now through 05/31/2023, while supplies last!

Download the Box Tops for Education app through the link below:


If you don’t want to scan your receipt, the PTA has you covered. Just drop off receipts at the PTA mailbox in the front office within 14 days of the purchase and we’ll do the rest.

Questions? Please feel free to contact us any time!
President - Teresa Syms
Vice President - Karen Denny
Membership Coordinator - Molly Johnson
Hospitality Coordinator - Kristin Lamb & Amber Fry