You are invited to join our Council Emergency Preparedness (E-Prep) Chair meetings. Anyone in the PTA/PTSA is welcome to attend. The online meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month starting on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
We encourage local PTA/PTSA E-Prep chairs to attend and or Presidents and/or Vice Presidents or delegates. In this meeting we share and obtain updates from the NSD Safety team and discuss opportunities where the PTA can provide support to our schools in the areas of emergency preparedness, safety, and security.
The presentation outlines simple steps that all adults—whether they own guns or not—can take to keep our children and communities safer.
Northshore parent and PTA member, Jaclyn Condra, will be presenting the 'Be SMART' educational program. The Be SMART framework is designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries. The presentation outlines simple steps that all adults—whether they own guns or not—can take to keep our children and communities safer.
Register for Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqduGpqj0uH9ztyx-p8u0x9gZwjvRmDYZ3#
Questions? Please email Council President, Rachel Fitzgerald.
October may seem far away, but now is the time to begin to identify your PTA's voting delegates for this year's WSPTA Legislative Assembly so they will be able to register when registration opens. Legislative Assembly will be held remotely through the Whova App on October 21 and October 22, 2023. Registration will open soon!
About Legislative Assembly:
The Washington State PTA legislative platform is a two-year platform to mirror the Washington state legislative cycle. On the even-numbered years, the new platform is voted on by members at the legislative assembly in the fall. The top five issues become our short-term platform and consist of our priority issues when advocating throughout the year. Other issues are placed on an “also supported” list.
Learn about WSPTA's current legislative priorities and other supported issues.
More on Advocacy:
Need an Incentive to Jump-Start Your 2023-2024 Membership Drive?
WSPTA is Hosting a Few Membership Contests.
WSPTA Membership Contest: Fall Friendsy – Ask a friend to join PTA!
Membership/Memberplanet Roundtable | September 7 | 6-7:30 pm
Due to popular demand, WSPTA is offering a Membership Roundtable. Do you have questions about how to navigate memberplanet? Join Robert Montenegro and WSPTA Membership Director, Jenn Talingo, in walking you through memberplanet and answering any questions you may have.
Registration is free! Register for the Membership/memberplanet Roundatable.
Membership Chairs can find admin help via videos and set up checklists here.
Additional Membership Resources:
Questions? Contact Council's Membership Co-Chairs, Kimberly Ortiz and Allison Torgesen.
Connect with Council and other PTA leaders during the next virtual Office Hours.
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!
Council will be holding virtual Office Hours on:
Thursday, September 14, 2023
12:30PM to 1:30PM.
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Register for Zoom link: https://bit.ly/SeptOfficeHours2023
The Zoom link you receive will be unique to your registration. Please have each person attending register for a Zoom link. Thank you.
This is the perfect time to connect with Council, ask questions, or even just stop in to say hello! Come to one or both sessions. There is no formal agenda. Stay as long or as little as your schedule permits.
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.
In preparation of your Fall membership drives, verify your online join link clear, and easy to find on the front page of your website. An online join link is a valuable tool for PTAs to use to help people easily become members of their local PTA.
BONUS: Council is also helping with easy access by including all of your online join links on our website here!
Please take a few minutes to check the links for your school. Need to update a link? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a question about membership? Contact Council's Membership Co-chairs, Kimberly Ortiz & Allison Torgesen at email@example.com.
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!
Questions? Email Council President, Rachel Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date - View calendar of future meeting dates.
Open To All PTA Leaders From Preschool Through High School!
Connect | Ask Questions | Share Ideas
Come meet your Council VPs of Support.
Ask questions, meet other local PTA leaders, share ideas, and more.
Bring a friend or make a new one!
VP Elementary Support: Diana Christiansen
VP Secondary Support: Jennifer Drury
Click flyer to download.
How Changes Affect Local PTAs
Beginning September 1, 2023, local PTAs reserving Northshore School District facilities will need to pay a $35 administrative fee for each different type of reservation. This means one fee for meetings (they will add dates to the same original reservation throughout the year). The enrichment classes will pay $35 per type of class reservation. One fee for Chess, one for STEAM, one for Spanish, etc. Once this reservation is created for the school year, they will add on additional dates if Chess is offered in the Fall, Spring, etc.
Use Agreement and Insurance Updates
From Northshore School District Support Services:
Fees for Northshore School District facility and field rentals will increase beginning on September 1. It is worth noting that these fees have remained unchanged since 2009, but after careful consideration, district budget review, and a comparative analysis including other school districts, the Northshore School Board has recently approved the rate increase. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this adjustment.
The approved changes include:
We understand that change can sometimes be challenging, but we are committed to providing you with the best possible facilities and services. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate district representatives, whose contact information can also be found on the website.
Thank you for your continued support of our students and schools, and we look forward to serving you and the community during the 2023-24 school year.
More information can be found at: Northshore School Districts Facilities Rental Information page.
Northshore Council will provide Online Meeting Hosting for local PTAs/PTSAs this 2023 - 2024 school year!
This can be used by any local PTA/PTSA that wants Council to host a Zoom meeting for them. Please note that max number of attendees is 100 and that this service is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Here is how it works:
Questions? Contact us!