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Northshore Council PTSA 6.10 - Council eNews
2019-2020 ♦ Issue 11 ♦ January 6, 2020
In This Issue
Council Calendar
1/11 - Council Reflections Reception? | 2:30-5pm | Leota Middle School Cafeteria
1/13 - School Board Meeting | 4pm | NSD Administration Building
1/16 - Angst Film Screening & Discussion | 7pm | North Creek High School Theater
1/17 - Council Board Meeting | 6:30-8:30pm | Charla Griffy Brown's House
1/20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/20 - WSPTA Focus Day | State Capitol, Olympia, WA
1/22 - Top Three Parenting Hacks to Help Your Teen Manage Emotions | 7pm | Inglemoor HS Little Theater
1/23 - General Membership Meeting | 7pm | NSD Administration Building, #101

View entire Council calendar
Reflections Celebration - 1/11
Our Reflections Open House Celebration has been MOVED to Leota Middle School's Cafeteria on Saturday, January 11th from 2:30pm - 5pm.  If you have an artist who needs a quieter viewing time, we welcome you and your family from 2pm - 2:30pm. All work that qualified for district-level judging in Northshore will be on display-- over 350 pieces! Prepare to be inspired.

We need many volunteers to help with setting up art panels and hanging art as well as clean-up after the event. High school and middle school students are welcome to volunteer and get community service hours! Please consider signing up to volunteer
Focus Day - 1/20
Focus Day is around the corner! Join us on Monday, January 20, 2020, when Washington State PTA (WSPTA) members travel to Olympia for a day full of engagement around our mission. We'll meet with legislators, tour the capitol, and demonstrate advocacy in action. The Focus Day program will begin at First Christian Church starting at 9:30 am with an introduction to the day and information focused on the 2020 legislative session. WSPTA has reserved the church until 3 pm so that members can eat lunch or use it as a base between meetings.

Want to go to Olympia, but don't want to drive yourself? Let Northshore Council do the driving! Fill out our online survey to let us know that you want to join us.
Find the event details, registration links, and more on our website!
Top Three Parenting Hacks to Help Your Teen Manage Emotions - 1/22
Families are invited to attend "Top Three Parenting Hacks to Help Your Teen Manage Emotions," a parenting workshop with Cher Anderton, MSW, LSWAIC, mental health therapist and coach. Join us on Wednesday, January 22nd, at Inglemoor High School Little Theater from 7-8:30pm. The workshop will cover the following topics:
  • 3 simple steps for emotion regulation and processing & boundary setting so your kids have healthy coping strategies for uncomfortable feelings like anxiety, depression, frustration, loneliness and more!
  • Understanding basic brain development.
  • How to decode adolescent behavior; behavior as communication and a skill.
Walk away with strategies you can use immediately for yourself and your teen. There will also be a Q&A session, so you can get your questions answered!

This event is brought to NSD by the Inglemoor High School Counseling Department and is co-sponsored by Inglemoor PTSA and Northshore Council PTSA.

Please consider sharing this event with your PTA/PTSA community!
Speakers & Events Grants Update
Northshore Council PTSA is proud to announce the recipients in our second round of Educational Speaker & Event Grants for 2019-2020! Check out the list of recipients and be on the lookout for some great events in the months ahead.

Thank you to all who applied for grants this year. It is inspiring to go through these requests and see firsthand all of the hard work and dedication that our PTA/PTSA's put into their communities. At this time, we have exhausted our grant program funds so applications are closed. Our grant program will return next year! Be sure to check our Speakers and Events Grants page for updates on next years program.
Tip of the Week
Take your leadership skills to the next level: COUNCIL!

Northshore Council PTSA is here to support our PTA chapters, develop leadership, promote membership and give service to the local school community.

When you serve on the council you are a RESOURCE to local PTA leaders; a communication LINK between district, PTAs, and parents in the community, a MENTOR to future leaders and a VOICE for the children we serve.


Apply today.
PTA Proud
Spotted on Facebook: East Ridge Game Room
East Ridge PTA has a new program starting up soon designed to support students during recess time, offering an alternative to traditional outdoor recess. "Not all students flourish from conventional playground time.  The Game Room helps us remain inclusive to all students." It also works to grow student leaders and develop a peer support model. This PTA-run recess program is a wonderful example of how a PTA can partner with their school to build programming and supports that serve their students and make a positive school community impact. This is program that makes us #PTAProud!!! You can learn more about the Game Room on the East Ridge PTA website.
Is your PTA doing something that makes you #PTAProud? Or have you seen or heard about PTA activities in Northshore that inspire or deserve recognition? We would love to hear about it! Please contact Melissa Kline or Cindy Jensen with your program, story, or event!
Council Kudos!
  • GRATITUDE to Jane Chiodo for chairing the 2019-2020 Educational Speakers & Events Grant Program as well as to Grace Jurado, Melissa Kline and Robin Zaback for their assistance in reviewing the Round 2 applications.
  • MANY THANKS to Stacey Meyer for her work hosting an amazing holiday-themed Council board meeting and social event at her home in December.
PTA News

Legislative Session Preview Webinar - 1/8

Join Washington State PTA for a pre-legislative session webinar this Wednesday, January 8th at 7pm! Take a brief look back at successes in 2019 and then look forward at WSPTA’s legislative priorities for 2020, opportunities for testifying, tips for meeting and talking with legislators, and a special “focus” on preparing for Focus Day. Register today!

Safer Internet Day - 2/11

Parenting in the digital age is hard. Join National PTA in coming together for a better internet. Learn how your PTA can host a Safer Internet Day Celebration in partnership with over 150 PTAs across the country. View the PTA Connected toolkits and get ready to join the live event on February 11, 2020 via live streaming video.
Training Opportunities
Upcoming opportunities to meet your annual training requirements:
  • none currently scheduled
For more information regarding training and requirements, visit our website.
Are there specific training topics that your PTA needs or is interested in exploring??? Let us know!
Community News/Resources

"Angst" Screening & Discussion - 1/16

Please join us on Thursday, January 16, 2020, for a special FREE screening of the documentary “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety” at the North Creek High School Theater at 7:00 p.m.  The event will feature a viewing of the  film (presented in English with Spanish subtitles), followed by a moderated discussion. The film is 55 minutes long and appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Tickets are not required, but they help us plan and guarantee entry. Reserve your ticket at:
Please consider sharing this event with your PTA/PTSA community!

College Bound Resource Fair - 2/1

The College Bound Resource Fair is a unique event created specifically for people with disabilities who aspire to become college students and the families and educators in their lives. Taking place on Saturday, February 1st, from 9am - 2pm at Bellevue College, the event includes presentations and resources on college programs, preparing for college, transportation, financing college, advocacy and independence, academic support, and much more! Learn more...
Save the Date

Northshore Council General Meeting - 1/23

The next general meeting of Northshore Council PTSA is coming up on Thursday, January 23rd at the NSD Administration Building. The evening will start with a Meet & Greet beginning at 6:30pm followed by the official Call to Order at 7:00pm.

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. We look forward to seeing you there!
Council Information/Useful Links
co-Presidents: Grace Jurado & Stacey Meyer
First Vice-President: Jane Chiodo
VP Local PTA Support- SecondaryMelissa Kline
VP Local PTA Support - Elementary : Cindy Jensen
Advocacy VPs: Nancy Chamberlain & Charla Griffy Brown
VP of Events: OPEN
VP of Communications: Robin Zaback
Secretary: Jennifer Drury

Treasurer: Tricia Woods
Membership:  OPEN
E-prep & Safety: Robin McKenzie & Tracy Jokisch
Special Ed Rep: Michele Holowachuk
Council Website
Council Meeting Minutes
Council Facebook page (like us!)
Northshore School District
Washington State PTA
National PTA
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Northshore Council PTSA, 6.10 - Washington State PTA 2018-2019 Award Winner: Gold for Outstanding E-blast; Gold for Outstanding Communication Strategy; Gold for Outstanding Website; Silver for Advocacy Award of Excellence
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