PTAs Need YOU!
PTAs Need YOU!
PTAs all across Northshore School District are in need of volunteers. Volunteers for your school's PTA/PTSA are the ones responsible for all the amazing things PTAs accomplish throughout the year including things like:
Currently, NSD PTAs are in the process of electing officers for next school year. Without elected officers, PTAs are not able to fund programs and are even at risk of closing.
Contact your school's PTA/PTSA to find out how you can help & encourage others to do the same! No experience necessary to become a volunteer. In fact, Northshore Council PTSA & WA State PTA provide support and training for PTA leaders all throughout the year.
Click on images to download and share on your PTA's social media or newsletter.
Myth: Volunteering for PTA is only for stay-at-home moms.
Fact: Anyone can be a PTA Volunteer! A parent with a full time job who is only available in the evenings or weekends, a grandpa who wants to stay active during retirement, an auntie who wants to teach a fun hip-hop class after school, a neighbor from down the street who wants to give back to their community - all of these people and so many more make great volunteers!
Myth: PTAs only need volunteers in elementary school.
Fact: PTAs in our Middle Schools & High Schools need volunteers as well, but it may look a bit different than it did in elementary. Many of the volunteers at the secondary level are "behind the scenes" helping to coordinate teacher grants, planning end of the year grad celebrations, or working with the ASB to increase resources. And, of course, all levels of PTAs need volunteers to fill the role of their executive board which includes positions such as President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Myth: The same people volunteer every year; I'm not needed.
Fact: While it's great to have dedicated volunteers return each year, PTAs welcome and need new volunteers each year! There are term limits for elected volunteers, events that are growing in attendance, and new program ideas being suggested - all of which benefit from an increase in new volunteers.
PTA Summer: Setting Up For A Great Fall!
What to Plan for Your Summer Retreat
What goes on the Retreat Agenda?
Create your calendar as best you can. Get down your meetings and some of your bigger events.
Review the Budget and Standing Rules.
Discuss your team’s communication norms and individual expectations.
Brainstorm new ideas for Membership, Advocacy, Diversity, and Engagement.
There are more resources available. Check out PTA Year-End Board Transition: Nuts and Bolts and Summer Board Retreat - Northshore Council PTSA 6.10 for previous year’s ideas from Council.
Northshore School District Staff Appreciation Week is May 8th to May 12th.
Northshore Council PTSA wants to show just how much we and families all across the district appreciate ALL Northshore District Staff.
The video below is filled with messages from PTA Leaders, Volunteers, and Families.
Link to share Canva video. No sign in required: https://bit.ly/41mjemk (4:30)
Election of our 2023-2024 Officers
Thank you to our hardworking Nominating Committee, Jane Chiodo, Cherry Holmes, and Laura Staneff, for putting together the slate of candidates! At our March 20, 2023 General Meeting our 2023-2024 slate of officers were elected.
Congratulations to Our Incoming 2023-2024 Officers!!
For the Office of President: Rachel Fitzgerald
For the Office of First Vice President: Grace Jurado
For the Office of Secretary: OPEN
For the Office of Treasurer: Brenae Brix
For the Office of VP of Events: OPEN
For the Office of Co-VP of Advocacy: Holly Muenchow
For the Office of Co-VP of Advocacy: Terra Droney
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: Jennifer Drury
Council will continue to seek volunteers for the OPEN positions of Secretary and VP of Events with the goal of holding an election at our General Membership Meeting on May 15, 2023. Click link below to learn more about the open positions and consider self nominating to join the 2023-2024 Executive Board.
Win Donuts for Your Next Board Meeting!
What is the Standards of Affiliation (SOA)?
It is a checklist of 13 items that every PTA should do annually. Completing this checklist will help local PTAs ensure their independent nonprofit business remains current with all IRS, state, insurance, and PTA requirements. We encourage you to include your entire board of directors in this work, to keep your membership up to date with your progress, and to record progress in meeting minutes.
Questions? Email email@example.com
Northshore Council PTSA will be holding online elections for the three (3) positions on its 2022-23 Nominating Committee on Thursday, January 19, 2023.
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.
The slated candidates are as follows:
The period for self-declared nominations for these positions closed on Friday, December 16, 2022.
As there are only three candidates, the election will be conducted via voice vote at the next General Membership Meeting, on Thursday, January 19, 2023.
Northshore Council PTSA General Meeting Information
Thursday, January 19, 2023
6:30 PM Meet & Greet
7 PM Meeting Begins
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 886 6563 4062
Passcode: Available Upon Request
Information about Northshore Council PTSA online elections procedures is available in its Electronic Voting (E-Voting) Policy.
Questions? Please contact Northshore Council PTSA Co-Presidents, Rachel Fitzgerald and Mary Khouzam.
*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, Jennifer Snyder.