On November 17th, 2022 Northshore Council PTSA held its second General Membership meeting of the school year.
We would like to say thank you to all of the local leaders from across the district, as well as community and school partners for taking the time to join us!
Continue reading below for a recap of the meeting.
After reviewing and approving the meeting minutes from our September General Membership meeting, Council Treasurer Serena Xu presented the October 2022 financial report for review, as well as requesting volunteers for the Mid-Year Financial Review Committee. Please email Serena Xu if interested in serving on the committee.
Next on the agenda, Communications VP Jenn Snyder proposed changes to our social media policy by adding Instagram, as well as removing our inactive YouTube account, which were then approved by vote.
Co-President Mary Khouzam asked for volunteers to serve on the Nominating Committee. If you would like to serve on the Nominating Committee, please email the Council Co-Presidents at before December 16th. The election of the Nominating Committee will take place at the January 19 General Membership meeting.
Thank you community partners for joining us!
Council Committee Updates:
Before adjourning the meeting, Co-President Mary Khouzam gave a thank you to those who planned and coordinated the Presidents and Principals Event, and reminded everyone to complete and submit the Presidents and Principals Event survey. Mary also shared that Council is looking for someone to volunteer as VP of Events, and another volunteer is needed to serve as Council’s Family and Community and Engagement (F.A.C.E.) Chair. If you are interested in volunteering, please email the Co-Presidents as soon as possible.
After adjourning our meeting, attendees were given an opportunity to join two training sessions (“Volunteers and How to Find Them”, and “Roles and Responsibilities of the Board”).
Please join us for our next General Membership Meeting on January 19th at 7pm via Zoom!
The 100% Staff Membership Award is presented to local PTAs that enroll at least as many school staff members as there are full-time certificated employees at the school. This award recognizes the value of teachers and school staff as stakeholders advocating for all children through PTA membership.
PTAs must be in good standing and submit a completed application form by March 15 to be eligible for this award. Recipients of the 100% Staff Membership Award will be recognized at the WSPTA convention in the spring.
Learn more about the various growth membership awards on the WSPTA website.
Questions? Contact Council's Co-VP of Membership, Kim Ortiz.
Northshore Council PTSA's 2022-2023 Nominating Committee elections will be taking place electronically.
We are currently accepting self-nominations for the three (3) Nominating Committee positions. Interested candidates can self-nominate by emailing Co-Presidents, Rachel Fitzgerald and Mary Khouzam by Friday, December 16th.
If there are only three candidates, the election will be held at the January 19th General Membership Meeting via Zoom. If there are more than three candidates, the election will be conducted by electronic ballot and detailed information will be available within the January 9th eNews.
Learn more about serving on the Nominating Committee, eligibility requirements, and more information on what makes an effective NomCom Candidate on our blog.
Please join us for our membership meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2023 via Zoom!
Meet & Greet:
Join us before the meeting, at 6:30PM, to chat with Council and other local PTA Leaders! Come say hi, ask questions, or just hang out for social time before the meeting.
In addition to our regular business, we will be electing our Nominating Committee Members. (See First Notice of Election)
*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.
Bothell High PTSA
Cottage Lake PTA
Frank Love PTA
Kenmore Middle PTSA
Shelton View PTA
Timbercrest Middle School PTSA
Woodinville High School PTSA
Maywood Hills PTSA
North Creek High School PTSA
Membership Growth Awards are calculated monthly (no application needed) and announced via the WSPTA website and social media outlets. PTAs that reach each level receive a digital publicity kit containing graphics and ideas for sharing their achievement.
- Bronze Award: recognizes local PTAs, in good standing, for enrolling at least one more member than their previous year’s total membership.
- Silver Award: recognizes local PTAs, in good standing, for enrolling PTA members equaling at least 105% of their previous year’s total membership.
- Gold Award: recognizes local PTAs, in good standing, for enrolling PTA members equaling at least 110% of their previous year’s total membership.
- Platinum Award: recognizes local PTAs, in good standing, for enrolling PTA members equaling at least 120% of their previous year’s total membership.
Update from Council's VP of Advocacy, Jennifer Drury
Jennifer would like to thank all the PTA Presidents, Advocacy Chairs, and other community members who took the Legislative Assembly Poll, attended Legislative Assembly, or attended one of the Advocacy Coffees. We at Council appreciate your feedback and telling your stories to help us gather ideas and address the concerns of Northshore families and students.
Who Should Attend:
December E-Prep Chair Meeting
Who Should Attend:
More information is available on our E-Prep Program page.
Connect with Council and other PTA leaders during the next Office Hours.
Council will be holding Office Hours on Thursday, December 08, from 12:30PM to 1:30PM. This is the perfect time to connect with Council, ask questions, or even just stop in to say hello!
This time is designed to support our local PTA/PTSA leaders as you navigate membership, programs, and managing your organization. We hope you will join us!
If you have questions and need to connect with Council before this, please visit our Contact Page for a list of Council Officers and their emails.
*Please see calendar for future Office Hours dates and times.
Northshore Council PTSA is seeking three (3) volunteers to serve on its
2022-2023 Nominating Committee.
The Nominating Committee is a special committee that holds the key to a successful PTSA. It is responsible for presenting the best-qualified candidates to serve as the elected officers who will lead Northshore Council PTSA in 2023-2024.
• Are familiar with the needs and goals of Northshore Council PTSA.
• Are enthusiastic about Northshore Council PTSA's mission, vision, and goals.
• Are willing to work and devote considerable time to furthering the purposes and programs of Northshore Council PTSA.
• Possess tact, integrity, discretion, and the ability to hold their own counsel.
• Have the courage to express their ideas and defend their convictions
• Demonstrate sound judgment and skill in evaluating potential nominees.
• Are capable of understanding and maintaining complete confidentiality.
• Represent the diversity that is present in the community and student population.
• Should be elected on merit and ability – never on popularity.
Members of the nominating committee are eligible to become nominees for elected office. No person may serve on this committee for more than two consecutive one-year terms. A candidate for a council nominating committee must be a member of a local PTA/PTSA in the council for at least 15 days preceding their election.
The election of the nominating committee will take place at our January 19th membership meeting.
Please note: You do not need to be a Northshore Council PTSA Officer to be on the Nominating Committee. We encourage any interested and qualified Northshore PTA/PTSA member to volunteer for this vital role that will help shape the future of Northshore Council PTSA!
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