General Meeting - January 21st, 2021
Please join us for our 3rd general membership meeting of the year on Thursday, January 21, 2021 via Zoom.
Guest Speaker Update: Cherry Holmes (Reg 6 DEI Chair, WSPTA FACE Committee + DEI Chair, and part of the OSPI DEI Workgroup) will be joining us during this meeting. She will be talking about WSPTA DEI resources that local leaders can use within their own units.
Topic: Jan. 21, 2021 - Membership Meeting - Northshore Council PTSA
Time: Jan 21, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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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, Rachel Fitzgerald.
Advocacy - Your PTA Story
Legislative Assembly is over and Focus week is not until mid January… so what now?
Well, it is time to cuddle up with a warm cup of coffee (tea or cocoa also work!) and write a story. A story? Yes. It is time to look around and think deeply about what your students need, why they need it, and to develop your persuasive story about these needs to share with principals, school board members, and our state elected leaders.
How can you find inspiration? First, go back to your members and ASK what needs their children and families have and what their stories are. You can create an online member survey or even schedule an online chat to gather feedback. Once you have that feedback, you will want to check in with Washington State PTA’s new Legislative Platform which was voted and approved by members at Legislative Assembly in November. Do any of these issues speak to you and your PTA's needs?
Once inspiration has struck, build your pitch to legislators. WA State PTA has provided a document to help you do just that! Click here to download.
Don't forget to visit our Advocacy Page for more resources to help with developing your PTA story including signing up for Action Alerts from Washington State PTA which will keep you aware of upcoming issues in Olympia this coming year.
Questions about Advocacy? Contact Council's VP of Advocacy, Diana Christiansen.
Northshore Council PTSA is proud to announce the recipients of our second round of Educational Speakers & Community Events Grants for 2020-2021!
Local PTAs/PTSAs interested in partnering with Northshore Council PTSA to host speakers or events may apply for a Northshore Council PTSA Educational Speakers and Community Events Grant. 2020-2021 grants are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and applications will be reviewed by the Northshore Council PTSA until the Council Programs budget is used in its entirety. The submission deadline for the next round of Educational Speakers & Community Events Grants is January 22, 2021.
For more information about the program and to download the application, visit our Educational Speakers and Community Events Grant Program page.
*All events that are open to the Northshore community will have an RSVP link posted as soon as available.