We are excited to share that the Northshore Council PTSA is a proud sponsor of the Northshore School District's 2nd annual Virtual College and Career Night.
2024 Virtual College and Career Night
College & University Sessions
Career Exploration Sessions
Northshore Council PTSA is seeking two or more local PTA/PTSA leaders to collaborate in researching and crafting a new Council grant focused on promoting equity within PTAs across the district. This grant will be in addition to our current grant program. Council's Co-VP of Advocacy, Holly M. will be leading the committee. Council would like to appoint members of the committee at its next board meeting on February 05, 2024.
If you are interested in learning more or ready to sign up, please contact Council President, Rachel Fitzgerald.
Celebration of Cultures Event
North Creek High School PTSA
UW Forefront Suicide Prevention for Skyview Middle & North Creek
Spanish-Speaking Parents and Caregivers
For more information about the grants program, visit our Educational Speakers and Community Events Grant Program page.
Do you have an idea for a spring program you would like to bring to the Northshore Community? Maybe it's an educational speaker or a community event? Partner with Northshore Council and apply for a grant! No grant writing experience necessary!
Submit Applications by Friday, January 26, 2024.
Download Application Here
Learn more about Northshore PTSA's Educational Speakers & Community Events Grant Program.
Questions? Email email@example.com
Monday, March 06, 2023
Maywood Hills Gym
19510 104th Avenue NE, Bothell, WA 98011
6:30 PM Light Refreshments
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Presentation
A talk for parents of elementary school-aged children, featuring:
Maywood Hills PTA
Northshore Council PTSA
Crystal Springs PTA
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.
The Northshore Council PTSA’s Educational Speakers and Community Events Grant Program is designed to help support local PTAs in hosting relevant and timely speakers for our district families and to encourage them to create engaging events for our community.
ALL local PTAs, within the Northshore School District and in good standing, may apply for a grant through a simple application process. The deadline for this last round of grants is Friday, March 24, 2023!
Not sure what to apply for? Check out some of the programs supported through this grant program on our past recipients page.
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Register & More Information Here
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:
- College Application Process
- Paying for College
- Transfer, Tech, and 2-Year Programs
- Apprenticeships and Career Colleges
- ...and so much more!
Questions Regarding Registration? Email Lisa Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is proudly sponsored in partnership with Northshore Council PTSA's Secondary Support and Northshore Schools Foundation.
Northshore Council PTSA's Secondary Support
2023 Virtual College and Career Fair
February 9, 2023 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Audience: Northshore High School students and families, but is open to all.
For more information about the grants program, visit our Educational Speakers and Community Events Grant Program page or contact email email@example.com.
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!
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.
- Northshore School District - Community Partnerships and Volunteer Coordinator Marco Garcia announced that COVID vaccine requirements have been lifted for volunteering in NSD schools, and will no longer be required. He also shared that Parent Square (district communication tool) will launch for all staff in January 2023, and for all paraeducators in February 2023. The NSD Communications newsletter will now be sent out to families on Mondays, with submissions due the Wednesdays before.
- NSD School Board - School Board member Amy Cast (shared via Council Co-President Rachel Fitzgerald, as Director Cast was unable to join us) let us know that the superintendent search has been awarded to GR Recruiting, who will now move forward with developing a profile of what staff and families are looking for in a superintendent. The search is to be completed by Spring 2023.
Thank you community partners for joining us!
- Advocacy - Jennifer Drury let us know that Coffee Conversations with NSD families has been a success, as well as ongoing conversations with the NSD School Board. Focus Day will be held on February 20th, and we are encouraged to email our legislators rather than send postcards, since the cards are not read anymore due to a lack of storage space in the legislative offices. Jennifer also shared that we would like to have more conversations with NSD students to give them an opportunity to share their ideas and thoughts regarding advocacy work in our schools. Legislative Assembly took place in October, and the Top 5 Priorities to focus on this year were determined to be 1) Addressing the Student Mental Health Crisis, 2) Addressing critical gaps in Education Funding, 3) Preventing and reducing gun violence and suicides, 4) Addressing funding, inclusion, and supports in Special Education, and 5) Building and maintaining safer school facilities.
- Membership - Kim Ortiz shared that we are now at 99.9% of last year’s membership numbers, with several schools above 100% of their last year’s membership numbers. Those schools are Cottage Lake Elementary, Frank Love Elementary, Sorenson Early Childhood Center, Shelton View Elementary, Westhill Elementary, Kenmore Middle School, Timbercrest Middle School, Bothell High School, and Woodinville High School.
- Reflections - Jasmine Lee Fry (via Rachel Fitzgerald, as Jasmine was unable to join us) shared that the deadline for local submissions is on December 2nd.
- Speaker and Events Grants Program - Grace Jurado shared that Northshore Council is the only Council that has all members in good standing, and only one grant request has been received for this grants quarter. The deadline for the second round of grants was November 25th. More information about the Council's next round of Educational Speakers and Community Events grant requests can be found on our blog.
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!
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