Northshore Council PTSA is offering a FREE Parent Education Webinar Series in partnership with PAVE (Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment).
Special Education: Student & Family Support
Date: Wednesday, April 20th
Focus Topic: Early Learning (Birth-3 and transition to IEP at age 3)
This webinar series will be presented by Jerri Clark, Parent Resources Coordinator of Partnerships in Action/Voices of Empowerment (PAVE). Each webinar in the series will have a different focus topic and a separate registration link.
The second webinar in the series will take place on April 20th and be focusing on Early Learning: Birth-3 services and transition into preschool for children with disabilities. Check out the flyer below for more information.
Future webinars will include:
*Deadline to register is 6pm on Tuesday, April 19th.
Questions? Email Council's Special Education Representative, Laura Staneff.
For more information about PAVE, visit their website at https://wapave.org.
We look forward to seeing you at this and future Special Education: Student & Family Support events!
Check out our 2021-2022 Reflections Virtual Art Showcase!
This is a multi-media Showcase event! Guests are able to view the dance and film pieces, listen to the music compositions, read the literature pieces, and view the photography and visual arts pieces.
We hope that you will be able to celebrate with your student and share this showcase with friends and family!
All 267 Northshore PTSA Council Qualifier student artworks are on display and we've indicated if the artwork was either a State Qualifier or a Judge's Choice Award recipient.
Click here to view Council's Judging Results.
We'd also like to honor and congratulate the following eleven (11) artists for their awards at the state level. The four (4) Outstanding Interpretation winners will advance to the National PTA for the final round of judging!
Does someone in your PTA deserve a shout out?
WSPTA has a formal volunteer award recognition program allowing local PTAs to award honors for outstanding educator, advocate, student advocate, and volunteer (Golden Acorn), as well as the honorary life membership award.
Awards are a great way for PTAs to show their community how much they appreciate them and to celebrate the dedication of those who support your PTA's mission and goals!
Local PTAs should appoint an awards committee who will gather nominations, review them, and choose the award recipients. This can be done during a meeting or some PTAs even choose to have the previous year's award recipients chair this committee. When the awards committee advertises for nomination submissions, it can be done via social media, newsletters, website, email, or even school flyers. To make it even easier for members to submit nominations, the awards committee can create an online submission form using tools like Google Forms or Survey Monkey.
For recognizing the award recipients, your PTA can hold a volunteer recognition event or take time during a Membership Meeting to celebrate them. WSPTA offers a variety of items your PTA can order online to celebrate your award recipients including certificates, pins, plaques, and even yard signs!
Local PTAs may award the following within their local community:
Click to learn more: WSPTA Volunteer Recognition Awards
Northshore Council PTSA will be holding online elections for eight (8) of the positions on its 2022-23 Executive Committee on Monday, March 21, 2022.
Slate of Candidates
In the 2022 Nominating Committee Report, the following slate of candidates were put forward for 2022-2023:
The period for self-declared nominations for these positions closed on Friday, March 11, 2022.
Per the 2021-2022 Council Standing Rules:
Candidates for the office of President and First Vice President shall also:
Candidates for the offices of VP of Elementary Support and VP of Secondary Support shall also:
Each of the slated candidates meets all qualification requirements.
As there is only one candidate per position, the election will be conducted via voice vote at the next General Membership Meeting, on Monday, March 21, 2022. For positions that are listed as "OPEN", no candidate has come forth. Council will continue to seek volunteers for these positions with the goal of holding elections for them at a future General Membership Meeting.
Topic: Northshore Council PTSA General Meeting
Time: Mar 21, 2022 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 878 3103 3263
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Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kbQXYLjPbb
Information about Northshore Council PTSA online elections procedures is available in its Electronic Voting (E-Voting) Policy.
Questions? Please contact Northshore Council PTSA President Jane Chiodo.
*A meeting password is required to join. It will be sent to local leaders via email. You can also request the password by emailing Council PTSA VP of Communications, Rachel Fitzgerald.
Following the film will be a pre-recorded panel session addressing frequently asked questions and common discussion topics from the film.
Register for a viewing link here: https://forms.gle/QPTrFZbXaf6FcnKY9
Deadline to register is Friday, April 1st.
This event is co-sponsored by Kenmore Middle School PTSA and Northshore Council PTSA.
For questions, email Abby Polasko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We all know people within our community who give a little extra, work a little harder, and who are always volunteering!
Now you can help us recognize these people by nominating them for a Northshore Council PTSA Recognition Award!
To Nominate someone, please complete our
2022 Northshore Council PTSA Awards Nomination Form.
Nominations are due by Friday, April 22, 2022!
Every year, we look for nominations for the following awards:
Fill out an online nomination form TODAY!
Nominations are due by Friday, April 22, 2022!
Multiple submissions can be completed for multiple nominees!
Awards will be presented during our Spring Recognition Event.
Learn more about Council Awards or view our previous award recipients. Questions? Contact Council Awards Committee.
Holding a Voter Registration Drive
Now is great time of year for our High School PTSAs to hold a Voter Registration Drive!
Students 16 years old and up are eligible to register to vote and will then be eligible to VOTE when they turn 18.
Hosting a student voter registration drive is a great way to not only increase your local advocacy efforts, but to also put the "S" into PTSA by elevating student voices. Students can promote civic engagement through voter registration drives and registering to vote themselves.
Tips & Resources for Holding a Voter Registration Drive
NEW SpEd Rep Facebook Group!
Check out our new Special Education Representative Facebook Group!
This group has been created to provide a forum for Northshore PTA/PTSA leaders to ask questions and share ideas, resources and stories about Special Education and is open to all local PTA/PTSA Special Education (SpEd) Representatives and Presidents.
While Council still plans to communicate to our local leaders via email and our other social media pages, we hope that you find this group a useful tool when it comes to communicating between our SpEd Reps across our district.
You are invited to join Council's next Emergency Preparedness (E-Prep) Chair meeting!
Anyone in PTA/PTSA is welcome to attend our meetings, and we encourage all local PTA/PTSA E-Prep chairs to attend as well as PTA/PTSA Presidents and/or Vice Presidents or delegates.
In this meeting we share and obtain updates from the NSD Safety team and discuss opportunities where the PTA can provide support to our schools in the areas of emergency preparedness, safety, and security.
Date: Tuesday, April 5th
Time: 11:00 AM to Noon, Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Zoom Link & Passcode: Available upon request
If you would like the zoom link and passcode in order to attend this meeting, or have questions concerning Emergency Preparedness, please email Council's E-Prep Co-Chairs, Tracy Jokisch & Robin McKenzie. We look forward to seeing you