2020 Nominating Committee Report
Below please find the report from the Northshore Council PTSA Nominating Committee, listing the nominees for each of the officer positions for the 2020-2021 Executive Committee.
The election will take place during the Northshore Council PTSA membership meeting on Monday, March 16, 2020. WSPTA Bylaws permit the nomination of candidates from the floor at the meeting before the vote takes place.
February 23, 2020
The 2019-2020 Northshore Council PTSA Nominating Committee hereby places the following names into nomination:
The Nominating committee has confirmed that all nominees have been a member of a local PTA in the council for at least 30 days prior to the election and meet other requirements, as stated in the WSPTA Uniform Bylaws.
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General Meeting - March 16th!
The March 16 General Membership Meeting is cancelled. We will postpone the election of next year's PTSA board until our next general meeting on May 18th.
Thank you for your understanding!
Mark your calendars for our next Northshore Council PTSA General Membership Meeting on Monday, March 16th at the NSD Admin Building. We'll be hosting a meet and greet starting at 6:30pm and the meeting will begin at 7pm. Each PTA may send up to 4 voting representatives-- but we encourage ALL who are interested to attend.
In addition to all of the normal updates and information sharing, we'll also be electing our 2020-2021 Executive Board! We hope you join us!
Questions? Contact President Grace Jurado.
Advocacy Week 2020 - 2/24-28
Core to Washington State PTA's Mission is advocacy for children and youth. During Advocacy Week, February 24-28, 2020, WSPTA will be asking members to send prewritten emails each day on bills and issues related to our state legislative platform. You don't have to go to Olympia to be an advocate for kids!
We KNOW you care about kids – that’s why you are a PTA member! Imagine if legislators heard from all 128,000+ members about how much we care about kids!
Learn more about the WSPTA legislative priorities:
Every Child, One Voice!
Questions about advocacy? Contact our Council co-VPs of Advocacy, Charla Griffy Brown and Nancy Chamberlain.
An important update about our educational speaker event scheduled for Wednesday, March 11th!!!
Presenter Amy Lang has graciously offered to present "Birds & Bees & The Online World: Sex, Tech & Kids" as an online webinar due to school closure!
Your child will be online — sometimes safely and, frankly, sometimes not. This will influence how they think and learn about sex, love and relationships. In this class you will learn how to make sure you (and not the internet!) are their go-to birds and the bees expert! To participate in this FREE webinar, join the meeting use the following link:
The meeting will open at 7:45pm with the presentation scheduled to begin at 8:00pm. It is an hour-and-a-half in length.
Questions? Contact Theresa Ahdieh.
Join us on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, for a special presentation by award-winning author and speaker Amy Lang, "Birds & Bees & the Online World: Sex, Tech & Kids," at the Canyon Park Middle School Little Theatre from 7-8:30pm. Topics will include:
We hope you will join us for this FREE parent education event sponsored by Canyon Park Middle School PTSA and Northshore Council PTSA!
Questions? Contact Theresa Ahdieh.
Please consider sharing this event with your PTA/PTSA community!
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/505601360375969/
We all know people within our community who give a little extra, work a little harder, or who are always volunteering!
Now you can help us recognize these people by nominating them for a Northshore Council PTSA Recognition Award!
Every year, we look for nominations for the following awards:
Awards will be presented at our Council Membership Meeting in May.
Fill out an online nomination form TODAY!
Nominations are due by Friday, May 1, 2020!
Remember, multiple forms can be completed for multiple nominees!!!
Learn more about Council Awards and see previous recipients.
January Meeting Recap
At the January 23, 2020 Northshore Council PTSA Membership meeting, local PTA leaders, school district representatives and community leaders were in attendance.
The first part of the meeting focused on PTSA business and updates, including review of minutes and finances and a membership update. Local PTAs were encouraged to participate in the Washington State PTA Membership Contest through February 14th. PTAs simply need to keep adding in new members. Each PTA which reaches a minimum threshold (on average 5 new members) will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card. Our current Council Goal is 8400 members. We currently have 7392.
School Board Director McGourty shared that at a Roundtable Event with students and U.S. Representative del Bene there was discussion about the relevance of the SBAC exam, funding school programs that are fee-based like summer music programs and mental health programs for students.
Sue Freeman of Northshore Nourishing Networks invited people to visit their website and Facebook page to find resources for feeding our communities like “How to Start Your Own Foodbank” and the new Hopelink Mobile Foodbank.
District Partnerships Coordinator Natalie Campbell shared information about upcoming events, including a district-sponsored presentation and discussion of the film, "Never Alone," noting that though tickets were sold out, they had started a waitlist.
Northshore Council PTSA's Nominating Committee is still taking recommendations for Executive Committee for 2020-21. Visit the website for more information.
The Reflections Celebration on January 11 was a big success with 27 PTAs participating and great turn-out at the reception. We had 67 state qualifiers and 54 pieces received Judges Choice. The Leota Staff were very welcoming and helpful.
At Washington State PTA Focus Day in Olympia on January 20, a group of Northshore PTA members met with nine of the legislators who represent our school district to encourage them to support our PTA priorities. Please subscribe to the WSPTA Action Network (linked on the Advocacy Page of WSPTA's website). There will be an Advocacy Week with a writing campaign, February 24-28.
The Council has awarded the rest of the budgeted grant money for the year to Kenmore Middle School for Artspring, Kenmore Elementary PTA for a screening of Angst, Inglemoor PTSA for “Top Three Parenting Hacks to Help Your Teen Manage Emotions” and Bothell PTSA for “Diversity Night”. There will be more funds available next year!
The meeting concluded with an overview of the 2020 Census by representatives of the U. S. Census bureau.
Please join us at our next General Membership Meeting on
March 16, 2020 at the NSD Admin Building at 7pm!