A 2-Part Parent Education Series - Thursdays March 2nd & March 9th
Navigating Teen Mental Health: Cher Anderton
Thursdays 7:00PM - 8:30PM
March 2 - Teen Behaviors and Knowing the Red Flags
March 9 - Supporting Teens Through Transitions & Changes
Each session will have a one-hour presentation followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.
The Zoom link for both sessions:
Recordings will be made available after each session.
This is intended for middle school and high school parents. Attendance is capped at 300.
(Recording Links Available Until April 01, 2023)
March 02 - Teen Behaviors and Knowing the Red Flags
March 9 - Supporting Teens Through Transitions & Changes
In partnership with Northshore Council PTSA, Woodinville High School PTSA, Canyon Park Middle School PTSA, Timbercrest Middle School PTSA & Kenmore Middle School PTSA.
2023 Virtual College and Career Fair
2023 Virtual College and Career Fair
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Register & More Information Here
Northshore School District is proud to host the 2023 Virtual College & Career Fair on Thursday, February 9 from 6:30-8:30 PM. This event will be filled with valuable information to help families plan and navigate post high school options, and is intended for all Northshore High School students and families, but is open to all.
Participants can attend 3 live sessions on February 9th. There will be an opportunity for Questions & Answers.
Over 15 virtual sessions will be offered, and topics include:
Questions Regarding Registration? Email Lisa Allen at email@example.com.
This event is proudly sponsored in partnership with Northshore Council PTSA's Secondary Support and Northshore Schools Foundation.
September 19th Membership Meeting Recap
Last month, on September 19th, Council held its first General Membership meeting of the 2022-2023 school year. We appreciate all the local leaders from across the district as well as all of the community partners who were able to attend!
Continue reading below for a recap of the meeting.
The General Membership meeting began with the reading of a Land Acknowledgement, a small but important step in showing respect and honor for the Indigenous Peoples of the land that we work and live on, and their truth, stories, and histories, which we commit to protecting and preserving from erasure.
Claudine Miller was presented as the nominee for Council’s Secretary, and was then elected into the role after a vote was taken. Region 6’s Area VP, Liz Nord, then officially installed the Council officers for the 2022-2023 school year. Thank you, Council officers, for your commitment to serving our local PTAs and our students!
Interim Superintendent Michael Tolley took some time to share with us what his and Northshore Schools’ focuses will be going forward into the 2022-2023 school year. NSD’s mission of “strengthening our community through excellence in education by focusing on our school communities, school climate and welfare, and school systems” will be hopefully be achieved by strategic initiatives such increasing inclusionary practices, and determining the measures that will tell us what we are going to do to help our students be successful in their education. To hear more about these strategic initiatives, and to share your hopes, concerns, and questions with Mr. Tolley, please consider attending a Listen and Learn session. More information can be found at https://www.nsd.org/our-district/leadership/interim-superintendent/listen-and-learn .
District and Community Partners:
Lastly, our Council chairs gave us updates on the important work that they are doing to advocate for and support our NSD students and local PTAs. We are very excited for all that they are doing, and we hope that you will join us this school year in advocating for all of our NSD students! Thank you to all who joined us for the first General Membership meeting of 2022-2023, and we hope that you will continue to attend our meetings!
Northshore Council PTSA is offering a FREE Parent Education Webinar.
Applications are now being accepted for Northshore Council PTSA's
Please join us in congratulating Hailey Bacalzo of Innovation Lab High School and Hayley Francisco of Timbercrest Middle School, who were honored for their artistic endeavors in the National PTA Reflections Program!
To learn more about Reflections and how to promote the PTA program at your school, visit our Reflections page.
Northshore Council PTSA in partnership with Leota Middle School PTSA and Skyview Middle School PTSA is offering a FREE education event on stress & anxiety presented by ZGIRLS.
Join us for "How to Manage Stress & Anxiety and Develop a Growth Mindset"
Date: May 25th, 2022
Click Here to Register
Leota PTSA, Skyview PTSA and Northshore Council PTSA are pleased to be partnering with ZGiRLS to bring you this educational event. ZGiRLS, which was founded by Olympic and NCAA female athletes, supports the mental development of girls ages 11-16 years old. All parents and students regardless of gender are welcome to this event.
Speakers: Prior to becoming the co-founder and executive director of ZGiRLS, Jilyne Jarvis, spent a year traveling the world with the US Ski & Snowboard team. Jilyne graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelors in public communications. Helena Scott was on the US Sailing Team for 5 years in which the US team placed 9th at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Helena went on to earn a bachelors in biomechanical engineering and a masters in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. She is now working as a mechanical engineer.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3/21/22 General Membership Meeting Recap
Approval of the January 20th, 2022 Meeting Minutes which were accepted with minor changes. Approval of the preliminary budget for the 2022-2023 school year.
Election of our 2022-2023 officers:
Thank you to our hardworking Nominating Committee, Diana Christiansen, Cherry Holmes, and Jasmine Lee Fry, for putting together the slate of candidates! Diana Christiansen read the Nominating Report. The self-nomination period was held in accordance with our e-voting policy with no others submitting their names for nomination. The election script was followed with a reading from the WSPTA bylaws. A motion was cast to accept the slate as presented, seconded, and approved by a voice vote.
Congratulations to our incoming 2022-2023 officers!!
- For the Office of Co President: Rachel Fitzgerald and Mary Khouzam
- For the Office of First Vice President: Grace Jurado
- For the Office of Secretary: Open*
- For the Office of Treasurer: Serena Xu
- For the Office of VP of Events: Open*
- For the Office of VP of Advocacy: Jennifer Drury
- 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: Brenae Brix
*Please be advised that by the time the self-nomination period closed, no candidate had come forth for either Secretary or VP of Events. Council will continue to seek volunteers for these positions with the goal of holding elections for them at a future General Membership Meeting. If interested in serving in either of these roles on an interim basis, please contact us at email@example.com.
- NSD Partnerships & Volunteer Coordinator Marco Garcia informed us that everything related to becoming a Northshore volunteer or being a campus visitor can now be completed on the Safe Visitor website for volunteers. He also let us know that the vaccine requirement has not been lifted. Finally, Community Serve Day will be August 21st 2022 with more information to come. Learn more about becoming a NSD volunteer.
- NSD School Board Updates: Director Amy Cast reviewed the technology parameters with us, reviewed strategic goals and indicators of progress as it has been five years, and reviewed the use of the Levy money including safety grants, work towards more school mental health professionals, nurses, as well as fewer portables etc. Learn more about NSD's School Board.
- Northshore School's Foundation: Hanisha Bakshani/NSF Ambassador North Creek High School let us know that the NSF All in For Kids event is March 31st, 2022 at 4pm at the Evergreen Church. Learn more about the Northshore School's Foundation.
- Staff Appreciation: Rachel Fitzgerald informed us that we will have a virtual staff appreciation for district staff. Currently collecting thank you notes from the community to put together for the staff. There will be a different piece for the council to do as well. The deadline to collect notes and gather all the information is April 22nd. Learn more...
- Council Recognition Awards: Mary Khouzam updated us on Council recognition awards. This year we have an online form for nominations again which can be found here. If you would like to help with the awards recognition, please contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Speaker and Events Grants Program: Mary Khouzam let us know that grant program has closed for this year. Click here for Round 3 Recipients.
- Reflections: Jasmine Lee Fry updated us that we had 267 entries that were submitted to the council. 59 submissions were forwarded to the state. 4 entries won awards at the state level. Click here for judging results from both Council & WSPTA as well as a link to our Virtual Art Showcase.
- Special Education: Laura Staneff let us know that Council will hold a series of 4 webinars scheduled for free through PAVE. The first one was about IEPS and took place on March 22nd. There will be three other webinars in April, May and June. Learn more...
- Mental Health Committee: Melissa Kline & Pauline Wray updated that the Mental Health Committee's Digital Safety Event with Jo Langford happened on March 14th and was well attended. Currently the committee is working on getting Mental Health resource posters up in secondary schools. Finally, an anti-bullying article is currently up on our website and ask that you please share it with your communities.
- Membership: Hanisha Bakshani & Melissa Kline updated us that 21 PTAs are over their membership numbers from last year and we have a total of 5,337 members to date.
We hope you will join us for our next General Membership Meeting on May 16th, 2022 @ 7pm. This meeting will also include our annual Spring Recognition Event!
For a full list of our upcoming meetings and events, check out our Calendar.
Bonds & Levies
Coffee With Council
Council Office Hours
Northshore School District
Spring Recognition Breakfast
Standards Of Excellence