Membership: Join PTA Yard Signs
Council is helping to promote PTA Membership across our district!
Last week Melissa Kline, and high school students, Chase and Carter, traveled to all corners of our district placing "PTA for Your Child - Join PTA" yard signs. These signs were placed at all Northshore Schools. The QR code on these signs directs families to our website's list of Northshore PTAs/PTSAs*. This list includes links to your website, Facebook, and online join link so families can connect with your PTA and sign up for membership.
Check out the photo gallery below for pics of all the yard signs!
*Need to update or add a link for your PTA to our list? We can do that! Just send us an email.
2022-2023 Reflections: Show Your Voice!
Calling all artists! Students in pre-K through 12th grade are invited to "Show Your Voice" in the 2022-2023 Reflections art program.
Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school, but in life.
Students must create original works of art in response to a theme -- this year's theme is "Show Your Voice." Students will submit their completed works of art in one, or all, of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.
Entries from local PTAs will be due to Council on Friday, December 2nd*.
Save the Dates: Reflections Roundtables
Monday, September 26th at 7PM
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85473634452?
Meeting ID: 854 7363 4452
Password: *Available Upon Request*
Monday, October 10th at 1PM
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81445488641?
Meeting ID: 814 4548 8641
Password: *Available Upon Request*
Questions? Contact Council's Reflections Chair, Jasmine Lee Fry.
For more information about the Reflections program, please visit our Reflections Program page.
You are invited to join Council's 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.
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM to Noon, Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88284003745?
Meeting ID: 882 8400 3745
Passcode: Available upon request
In this meeting we discuss the mission and goals for E-Prep chairs, the E-Prep training plan, next steps, and hear updates from Northshore School District's Director of Safety & Security.
If you would like the zoom link and passcode to attend this meeting, or have questions concerning Emergency Preparedness, please email Council's E-Prep Chair Robin McKenzie. We look forward to seeing you!
General Meeting - September 19th, 2022
WSPTA Leadership Trainings
*Update 9/1/22*: Due to a scheduling conflict, training will no longer be offered on this night. Check out our training calendar for other opportunities.
Immediately following our General Meeting, we will be offering two Leadership trainings; New Leader Launch and Roles and Responsibilities of the Board. Training is free and will satisfy the WSPTA annual training requirement.
New Leader Launch - This session is focused on supporting those leaders brand new to a Local PTA Board or Executive Committee. We will learn the "101" on PTA, including governance structures, where to get help and resources, the ins and outs of the Standards of Affiliation, and what goes on in a typical calendar year. This is a definite must-attend for anyone brand new to a Local PTA Board!
Roles and Responsibilities of the Board - This presentation will help all board members understand the basic responsibilities of their positions – and everyone else’s! It will also cover items such as advocacy, fiduciary responsibility, membership, and outreach.
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. You can also request the passcode by emailing Council PTSA Communications VP, Jenn Snyder.
Northshore Council PTSA will be holding elections online for Secretary and VP of Events. Since “nominations from the floor” can’t work as they normally would at an in-person meeting, Northshore Council PTSA is opening up the floor virtually by using an online submission form.
If you are interested in joining the 2022-2023 Northshore Council PTSA Executive Board, now is the time to self-declare!
Self Nominations can be done for leaders interested in serving in the following roles:
VP of Events
Anyone who would like to nominate themselves for an open elected position on
Northshore Council PTSA for 2022-2023 can do so at:
Deadline for submission is Friday, September 9th, 2022
At the close of the self-nomination period, if there is any contested position we will send out an electronic voting method to Northshore PTA/PTSA presidents and vice-presidents. If no position is contested, we will hold the election by voice vote during our next General Meeting, on Monday, September 19, 2022. Click here for meeting information.
Anyone self declaring for a 2022-2023 Northshore Council Elected Board Position must meet the following qualification requirements.
Per the 2021-2022 Council Standing Rules:
Below is a brief job description for each of the open Council positions. For a more detailed description, click here.
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.
VP of Events: Plans and coordinates Council's yearly events including Presidents and Principals Brunch, Reflections Celebration and Spring Recognition Event.
PTA Advocacy 101
Open To All PTA Leaders From Elementary Through High School!
Connect | Ask Questions | Share Ideas
Bring a friend or make a new one!
Thursday, September 8th | 5pm - 6:30pm
Miner's Corner Park (Rain or shine!)
22903 45th Ave SE, Bothell, WA 98021
Tuesday, September 13th | 11:30am - 1pm
6720 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA 98028
Come meet your Council VPs of Support Brenae Brix and Diana Christiansen. They will have FREE Healthy Hygiene posters for you to pick up that can be displayed at your school.
Brenae Brix, VP Secondary Support and Diana Christiansen, VP Elementary Support
Download flyer to share with your board.
Community Serve Day - Sunday, August 21, 2022
Join families and community members to help ready schools for the start of the 2022 - 2023 school year. Community Serve Day is on Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 9am - 1pm. Volunteers can help teachers set up their classrooms, and help improve the campus through painting, weeding and more! There are indoor and outside volunteer opportunities available. This year there are 25 Northshore elementary and middle schools participating. If you do not see your school, we encourage you to help at a participating school near you.
Sign up and learn more here: https://communityserveday.org/
Have your leaders complete the Contact Information for 2022-2023 PTA/PTSA Leaders form!
As you are filling your executive board and committee chair positions, please have each member of your 2022-2023 PTA/PTSA board complete the Contact Information for 2022-2023 Northshore PTA/PTSA Leaders form to ensure no missed communications from Council. Thank you to those who have already completed the form.
This includes positions such as the executive committee (aka: elected positions), board members, committee chairs, etc.
Council gathers this information in order to support all Northshore Local PTA/PTSA Leaders. Contact information is used to connect with leaders including receiving our twice a month eNews, sending invites to Council events, relaying important and timely information about program specific areas (such as Advocacy or Reflections), and more!
Link to form to share with your leaders: https://forms.gle/nqa7PGFYeT8iWsYx8
Questions? Contact our VP of Communications at email@example.com.
Remember to update officers into memberplanet as well!