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Northshore Council PTSA 6.10 - Council eNews
2019-2020 ♦ Issue 9 ♦ December 2, 2019
In This Issue
Council Calendar
12/5 - Coffee with the Superintendent for Spanish-speaking Families | 1-3:30pm | Bothell Library
12/9 - School Board Meeting | 4pm | NSD Administration Building
12/9 - Navigating Special Ed Procedural Safeguards | 7-8:15pm | Northshore Middle School Library
12/16 - Council Board Meeting & Holiday Party | Time TBD | Stacey Meyer's House
12/23 - Winter Break (through Jan. 3)


View entire Council calendar
Educational Speaker & Event Grants due 12/6!
The submission deadline for the next round of Speaker & Event Grants is THIS FRIDAY, December 6, 2019!

Any local PTAs/PTSAs interested in partnering with Northshore Council PTSA to host speakers or events are welcome to fill out a Grant Request form. 2019-2020 grants are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis until the Council Programs budget is used in its entirety. 

Questions? Contact Jane Chiodo.
Navigating Special Ed Procedural Safeguards - 12/9
Join us on Monday, December 9, 2019, in the Northshore Middle School Library starting at 7pm for a special presentation that will help you navigate and understand your student's special education rights. Scott Raub, Special Education Parent & Community Liaison, Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), will present and then answer questions about the "Notice of Special Education Procedural Safeguards for Students & Families"—a document provided to families at IEP meetings.

Please consider sharing this event with your PTA/PTSA community. Get all the details and find the downloadable flyer on our website.
Navigating Special Ed Procedural Safeguards presentation followed by Q&A with Scott Raub of OSPI on on December 9, 2019 from 7-8:15pm in the Northshore Middle School Library
November Meeting Recap
We are grateful to all who were able to attend our General Membership Meeting on Monday, November 18, 2019. It was an action-packed evening that included great information from district officials, community partners, and PTA updates. We also elected a Nominating Committee and are thrilled to report that Tricia Woods has decided to continue on as our Treasurer! We also had some great traning classes on a variety of topics. Get all the details by reading the full meeting recap on our website!
PTA Proud

Project: Love 4 Frank

#PTAProud Project: Love 4 Frank featuring a photo of their new cap mural on a chainlink fence outside of the school.Frank Love PTA has taken the familiar concept of Community Serve Day to a new level with their new Project: Love 4 Frank. The idea is to bring community members together to help beautify the school four times a year. Their first event took place in November and they accomplished a lot, including installation of a fabulous "cupping project" on the chain-link fencing at the front of their school.

Building community and facilitating opportunities for people to work together towards a common goal is a powerful way to develop Family and Community Engagement. That makes us super #PTAProud! Learn more about Project: Love 4 Frank and the new mural on our 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!
  • HUGE HOORAYS to Jane Chiodo for stepping up to organize our Reflections Celebration in January! We are thrilled to be able to continue this wonderful event that celebrates our amazing student artists across Northshore!
  • MANY THANKS to our new Nominating Committee members, Jane Chiodo, Carmin Dalziel, and Tricia Woods, for taking on the important work of recruiting leaders for our 2020-2021 Northshore Council executive team.
  • GRATITUDE to Nancy Chamberlain, Grace Jurado, Robin McKenzie and Stacey Meyer for presenting at our November meeting and training and sharing their knowledge and experience with attendees.
  • THANK YOU to Michele Holowachuk and the Northshore Special Education Representatives for their work in organizing the November 19th event featuring presentations on Dyslexia and the Best Buddies program.
PTA News

Awards of Excellence Applications Now Available!

Any PTA in good standing is eligible to apply for one of the many Awards of Excellence provided by WSPTA.

Applying for these awards can help your PTA/PTSA learn best practices, benchmark your efforts and become resources for other PTAs. Awards and programs also help build awareness of the WSPTA mission and focus. When your PTA/PTSA is recognized for the work you are doing, it builds pride in your community and helps people connect with your PTA. Consider applying!

All award applications are due on March 1, 2020. Awards will be recognized at the 2020 convention in May. Details and applications are located on the WSPTA website.

National PTA 2020 Advocacy Awards

If you know of an outstanding youth or individual PTA advocate, or a local unit or state PTA that has done great advocacy work, nominate them to receive an award for their efforts from National PTA at the 2020 Legislative Conference. Applications are due by December 18. Learn more...
Tip of the Week
Ideas to Boost Membership

At our November meeting, Amber Rosenquist shared a number of ideas on how to help boost membership numbers and build community outreach. We have compiled those ideas and posted them on our website. Check them out!
Training Opportunities
Upcoming opportunities to meet your annual training requirements:
In-Person
Online
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

Learn How to Save a Life - 12/8

Northshore Fire and Northshore Emergency Management Coalition (NEMCo) will be hosting a FREE 2-hour workshop on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The workshop will cover three topics: Stop the Bleed, Hands only CPR, and AED use. Classes begin at 8:00, 10:00 and 12:00. No registration required. Download the flyer.

Have You Updated ParentVUE?

Do you know what to do in the case of an emergency or crisis during school hours? 

Do NOT rush to school to pick up your child.  Your school is in an area where the additional traffic may impede needed emergency vehicles or personnel from arriving.  If a school evacuation is ordered, your presence at the site could delay evacuation and reunification. When the situation is under control, students and parents will be reunited in a safe, orderly, and timely manner.
  1. Wait for notification from your school or the district for the pickup process. Your student could be relocated via bus to one of three or more reunification sites depending on the situation.
  2. ALL PARENTS AND EMERGENCY CONTACTS must have picture identification to pick up the student.
  3. The parent, guardian, trusted neighbor or authorized emergency contact’s name must be in  ParentVUE.
Please take this opportunity to update the emergency contacts in ParentVue. and consider including trusted neighbors or others that can respond to the reunification sites in case your response is delayed by other emergencies happening in our region.
Save the Date

Reflections Celebration - 1/11/2020

Save the date for the Northshore Reflections Celebration on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Woodinville High School Commons! The event will begin with a dedicated time for our Special Artist submitters from 2:00pm - 2:30pm, followed by viewing time for the general public from 2:30pm - 5pm.
 
Set up will take place the morning of Saturday, January 11th, and we will need help. If you know anyone who needs service hours or can volunteer, please reach out to Jane Chiodo
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 (interim)
Membership:  OPEN
E-prep & Safety: Robin McKenzie & Tracy Jokisch
Special Ed Rep: Michele Holowachuk
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Washington State PTA
National PTA
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