Thank you to our hardworking Nominating Committee, Jane Chiodo, Cherry Holmes, and Laura Staneff, for putting together the slate of candidates! At our March 20, 2023 General Meeting our 2023-2024 slate of officers were elected.
Congratulations to Our Incoming 2023-2024 Officers!!
For the Office of President: Rachel Fitzgerald
For the Office of First Vice President: Grace Jurado
For the Office of Secretary: OPEN
For the Office of Treasurer: Brenae Brix
For the Office of VP of Events: OPEN
For the Office of Co-VP of Advocacy: Holly Muenchow
For the Office of Co-VP of Advocacy: Terra Droney
For the Office of VP of Communications: Jennifer Snyder
For the Office of VP of Elementary Support: Diana Christiansen
For the Office of VP of Secondary Support: Jennifer Drury
Council will continue to seek volunteers for the OPEN positions of Secretary and VP of Events with the goal of holding an election at our General Membership Meeting on May 15, 2023. Click link below to learn more about the open positions and consider self nominating to join the 2023-2024 Executive Board.
Northshore Council will be holding a virtual election for its open board position of VP of Events at the General Membership Meeting on Monday, May 15, 2023.
The slated candidate is as follows:
VP of Events: Melissa Quinonez Bennett
Please be advised that no nominations were received for the position of Secretary. Council will continue to seek volunteers for the Secretary role with the goal of holding an election for it at a future General Membership Meeting.
Virtual nominations for these positions closed on Thursday, April 27, 2023.
Since the position of VP of Events was not contested, the election will be held by voice vote at the next General Meeting on Monday, May 15, 2023, at 7 PM.
Questions? Email Co-Presidents at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council meetings will build your PTA knowledge, give you the opportunity to network with other PTA, school district and community leaders, and they can be a lot of fun, too. Each PTA may send up to 4 voting representatives - but we encourage ALL who are interested to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!
*A meeting passcode is required to join. It will be sent to local leaders via email prior to the meeting. You can also request the passcode by emailing Council PTSA Communications VP, Jenn Snyder.
Elementary Art 4 Northshore
A group of parents, educators, and visual artists began an awareness and action effort to secure consistent and frequent visual art instruction from certified art educators for K-5 students in Northshore School District. Schools across the country and in Washington state already offer this instruction. Visual Art is important: the benefits on both well-being (mental health, social-emotional learning, reducing stress) and on future positive outcomes (higher engagement, success in school and life, creative future, and the global economy) are well documented.
The catalyst for this effort was the passing of SB 5878, March, 2022. This bill requires visual arts and performing arts in Washington State's education systems, especially in elementary schools. Visual arts taught by certified art teachers in elementary schools was eliminated in 1967. A volunteer Art Docent program has filled this gap. With certified visual art educators providing a consistent and frequent foundation, the Art Docents will be able to further enhance the artistic experience of all students.
This group has met with NSD district leaders, community groups, and individuals about this cause. A Statement of Support was developed and is available for individuals to endorse and find further ways to engage in this effort. The creation of a Facebook Page allows people to be informed and connected. The group has also led a letter writing campaign, invited individuals to speak at school board meetings, presented at multiple elementary school PTA meetings, and attended legislative and district meetings.
Facebook Page: Elementary Art 4 Northshore: Support the Implementation of Senate Bill 5878
Statement of Support: https://forms.gle/kLv7f1y2mdj1zHRC7
Senate Bill 5878: SB 5878, March, 2022
Nominations Now Being Accepted!
2023 Northshore Council PTSA Awards Nomination Form
Click link to complete form.
Nominations deadline extended to Monday, May 15, 2023!
Multiple submissions can be completed for multiple nominees!
Every year, we look for nominations for the following awards:
Secretary: Keeps an accurate record of meetings, which become part of the permanent history of the PTA. Also responsible for taking attendance and monitoring quorum at meetings.
Learn more about the secretary role. Full job description here.
Council will continue to seek volunteers for this position with the goal of holding an election at the May 15, 2023 General Membership Meeting.
Per the 2022-2023 Council Standing Rules:
Complete Self Nomination Form by Thursday, April 27th. Election will be held on at our General Membership Meeting on May 15, 2023.
Want to learn more? Contact Council Co-Presidents, Rachel Fitzgerald and Mary Khouzam for more information.
Council is gathering messages of gratitude to share with the many Northshore School District Administrators and Staff who work behind the scenes every week to make NSD the great district that it is!
Complete this form to leave a message to let NSD Staff know how much you appreciate them and all that they do for our district. Messages will be shared by Council PTSA with NSD Staff. Please make sure to submit your messages no later than Friday, April 21st.
Note: Northshore School District will be recognizing May 8 - 12 for 2023 Teacher Appreciation Week and Teacher Appreciation Day will be recognized on Tuesday, May 9.
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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. Check your Standing Rules as it may say who is on the 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:
Share Your List of Local PTA/PTSA 2022-2023 Recognition Award Winners with Council!
Does your PTA give out a Golden Acorn award? Maybe an Outstanding Educator, or an Outstanding Advocate award? Or more? Please let us know by completing this form.
We would like to create a list of all of our local PTA award winners to share with the community. These volunteers deserve to be celebrated!!!
If possible, please let us know your award winners by Thursday, June 1st so they can be celebrated in our last eNews of the school year!
VP of Events: Plans and coordinates Council's yearly events including Presidents and Principals Brunch, Reflections Celebration, and Spring Recognition Event.
Council will continue to seek volunteers for this position with the goal of holding an election at a future General Membership Meeting.
Per the 2022-2023 Council Standing Rules:
Questions? Contact Council Co-Presidents, Rachel Fitzgerald and Mary Khouzam for more information.
Join us in honoring this year's finalists by attending the
WSPTA Reflections Student Recognition Celebration
Thursday, April 27
6:30 - 8:00 PM
This year’s WSPTA Reflections Student Recognition Celebration will be a virtual program. Our award-winning students’ artwork will be shown with live hosts guiding attendees through activities and a live chat feature so the audience can congratulate students as their artwork is displayed.
Slate of Candidates:
In the 2023 Nominating Committee Report, the following slate of candidates were put forward for 2023-2024:
Per the 2022-2023 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 20, 2023. For positions that are listed as "OPEN", no candidate has come forth. Council will continue to seek volunteers for this position with the goal of holding an election at a future General Membership Meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 886 6563 4062
Passcode: *Available upon request.
Information about Northshore Council PTSA online elections procedures is available in its Electronic Voting (E-Voting) Policy.
*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, Jenn Snyder.