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Northshore Council PTSA 6.10 - Council eNews
2018-2019 ♦ Issue 12 ♦ January 28, 2019
In This Issue
Council Calendar
1/30 - Screenagers, 6:30 - 8:30pm - Leota Middle School
2/2 - Region 6 Winter Conference, 10am-3:30pm - Seattle, WA
2/4 - Council Board Meeting, 7pm - Location TBD
2/6 - Nominations for 2019-20 Council Board Due!
2/7 - PTA & the Law, 6 - 9pm - Woodinville Fire Station #31
2/11 - 14 - WSPTA Advocacy Week
2/11 - Focus Day, all day - Olympia, WA
2/11 - School Board Meeting, 4pm - NSD Admin Building
2/12 - Child Internet Safety, 6:30-7:30pm - Woodmoor Elementary Library
2/18-22 - President's Day and Mid-Winter Break
2/25 - School Board Meeting, 7pm - NSD Admin Building

View entire Council calendar
Focus Day - 2/11
Join Washington State PTA for Focus Day on Monday, February 11th and meet with our Northshore legislators in Olympia! Let's join together to show lawmakers that parents and students support excellence in education!

This year we will begin at The United Churches of Olympia located at 110 Eleventh Ave SE (the corner of Capitol Way and 11th, across the street from the Capitol grounds).

Wear BLUE to show PTA unity!

The Focus Day program will begin at 9:00 am with a presentation designed to help you better understand WSPTA priorities, the legislative process, and tips for talking to legislators. The program should end around 10:30 am.

Register today!

Bus with Us to Focus Day!
Once again, Northshore Council PTSA will be offering a "bus" for members who wish to attend Focus Day in Olympia on Monday, February 11th. We'll be leaving from the NSD Admin building at 7:30am with a planned return time later that day of 3:30pm.

Email to save your seat on the bus!
Please feel free to share this opportunity with your members!
Seeking Nominations for the 2019-20
Northshore Council PTSA Board of Directors!

If you or someone you know has a passion for kids and the programs that help them succeed, please consider submitting a nomination! Council serves as a resource to local PTAs and works to serve the children and youth of our community through through advocacy, education, mentoring, collaboration, and leadership.

If you would like to be a part of this team or know of someone who might want to join us, please email by February 6th.

Learn more...
Child Internet Safety - 2/12
Parents/guardians and community members are invited to attend a FREE presentation by Stefanie Thomas, "Child Internet Safety," on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Woodmoor Elementary Library.  Ms. Thomas worked 6 years on the Internet Task Force for the Seattle Police Department working both internet crime against children and the commercial sexual exploitation of children as a victim advocate. She uses this experience to education parents about internet safety. This presentation is co-sponsored by Woodmoor PTSA and Northshore Council PTSA. Learn more...
Reflections Celebration Event Re-cap
On Saturday, January 12th, Northshore Council PTSA hosted this year's Reflections Celebration at Eastside Church in Bothell. The work of 270 student artists from across Northshore who qualified for Council-level judging was on display. Many, many thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate these amazing artists and their work inspired by, "The Heroes Around Us."
collage of images from the Reflections Celebration 2019
Check out the re-cap of the event, list of Judge's Choice and State Qualifiers, Viewer's Choice winners, pictures, and more on our website! Learn more...
PTA Praise
Spotted on Facebook:
Kenmore Middle School PTSA shared event: Reminder: PTSA Meeting tonight! We will be recognizing our Reflections participants, getting an update from Asst. Principal Hernadez, a preview of upcoming events and of course door prizes and treats!
Kenmore Middle School PTSA recently celebrated their Reflections artists by giving them recognition at their most recent PTSA meeting! It is a simple thing, but it is a wonderful way to be welcoming and inclusive of students at secondary PTSAs as well as help give exposure to a great program. Great job, KMS PTSA!
Council Kudos!
  • MANY THANKS to Council E-Prep Chair Robin McKenzie for his ongoing work to  educate and advocate for the importance of emergency preparedness! He regularly hosts E-Prep meetings for PTA chairs across Northshore, he speaks at local PTA events and meetings to help educate community members, he is heavily involved with local organizations, and he is very active advocating for improved safety and security with the school district and beyond. In December, the Northshore Emergency Management Coalition awarded Robin the "Volunteer of the Year" award for his grassroots efforts to connect emergency management managers across regions and organizations to increase cooperation. Congratulations, Robin!  
  • GREAT GRATITUDE to this year's Council-level Reflections judges, including Kathy Greisen, Dru Solberg, Karen Oie, Susan Jackson, Erin Young, and Jill Enright, who put in many hours during the busy holiday season to judge all of the pieces. Also a big thank you to the Arts of Kenmore for use of their display panels during the Reflections Celebration event.
Training Opportunities

Region 6 Winter Conference - 2/2

The Region 6 Winter Conference has been rescheduled to take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Dearborn Park International Elementary School (2820 South Orcas Street, Seattle, WA 98108). The event is 10:00am - 3:30pm and includes classes (including PTA & the Law), roundtable discussions, and more! This FREE training and leadership development event is for all PTA leaders! Come learn, network with your fellow PTA leaders, and meet part of your PTA support team. Learn more and register online...

PTA & the Law in Northshore - 2/7

A live, in-person, WSPTA-approved presentation of PTA & the Law is coming to Northshore on Thursday, February 7th! PTA leaders are invited to join us at the Woodinville Fire Station #31 from 6-9pm for this FREE training event. This will be the only opportunity before the end of the school year to take this class in-person in the Northshore area. Register online!

Note: During the PTA year, local PTAs must have at least one (1) member of the executive committee attend PTA and the Law, and all other elected executive committee members must attend at least one (1) training.

Upcoming Training Events

Upcoming opportunities to meet your annual training requirements:
PTA News

WSPTA Nominating Committee Report

The official Nominating Committee report, announcing the official slate of candidates for next year's Washington State PTA Executive Board, was published on January 24, 2019. Elections will be held during the 106th WSPTA Convention in Sea-Tac, April 26-28, 2019. The period for self-declared candidates to submit their names for consideration by the members is open now through February 8th. Learn more...

WSPTA Individual Awards

Your input matters! Consider nominating an individual or group for the WSPTA Awards Committee to consider for statewide recognition. Recipients of these awards further the vision and mission of WSPTA through their service and/or advocacy at the state level. The nomination form can be found here, and the deadline is March 1. More information on each of the various awards and how to submit nominations can be found on the WSPTA website. Learn more...

National PTA - Live on Facebook!

PTA Live! logo

Join National PTA as it broadcasts LIVE every week on Facebook for the very latest PTA news. Learn about grant opportunities, upcoming events and interviews with PTA leaders from around the country. Comment to share your thoughts and receive real-time responses! And if you miss a broadcast, you can watch previous PTA Live! recordings on their Facebook Video page.

Community News/Resources

Northshore Gives

Northshore Gives logoThe Northshore Schools Foundation (NSDF) recently announced the rollout of a new crowd sourced fundraising platform, Northshore Gives. As a pilot for this new fundraising approach, NSDF has selected 22 projects ranging from bike racks to e-prep supplies. The new platform, "Will help inform us of the values of our community and make it easier for people to get involved with schools,” says Executive Director, Carmin Dalziel. “We are creating a smart-marketplace of sorts, where our community can meet our schools in partnership. We can’t wait to see what our parents, grandparents and community partners will be able to make happen for students using this fantastic tool.” Learn more...

ParentMap Resoure Fair - 2/17

ParentMap is hosting a Northshore Preschool, Camp and Family Resource Fair on Sunday, February 17th from 10:30am - 1:30pm at McMenamins Anderson School in downtown Bothell. This FREE event will feature dozens of camps, preschools and learning resources for children of all ages and it is a kid-friendly event! Learn more...

Disaster Skills Training Workshop - 3/4

Understanding of disaster skills is critical to being prepared in the event of an emergency. King County Emergency Management is offering a FREE workshop on Monday, March 4 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in Kenmore at Northshore Fire station 51. Get an overview on hazards and the certain skills needed after a disaster and learn about local hazards, utility control, water storage/purification, emergency sanitation, creating emergency plans and ways to make it through events that might disrupt your normal daily routine. Learn more...

Save the Date

Thrive During Life's Challenges - 3/21

Imagine you woke up this morning and had trouble seeing. Over the next few months your vision kept fading away…

Students, families and community members are invited to come hear the inspiring true story of Clark Roberts, who lost his sight at 24 but gained a new outlook on life. Join us on Thursday, March 21, at 7:00pm at Bothell High School Commons for this amazing, unique evening. This event is FREE! Refreshments will be provided. And of course…come meet his service dog!

This event is co-sponsored by Bothell High School PTSA and Northshore Council PTSA. Learn more and download the event flyer...
Thrive During Life's Challenges; Clark Roberts, presenter. Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:00pm at Bothell High School Commons. Hear the inspiring true story of Clark Roberts, who lost his sight at 24 but gained a new outlook on life. Event sponsors: Northshore Council PTSA, Bothell High School PTSA, Ultimate Vision
Council Information/Useful Links
co-Presidents: Grace Jurado & Carrie McKenzie
First Vice-President: Cindy Jenson
Treasurer: Tricia Woods
Secretary: Rachel Northquist
Advocacy VPs: Nancy Chamberlain &
          Charla Griffy Brown

E-prep & Safety: Robin McKenzie
Special Ed Rep: Michele Holowachuk
VP of Events: Stacey Meyer
VP of Communication: Robin Zaback
VP East:  Melissa Kline
VP West: Marcilla Proudfit
Membership:  Sherry Rudolph &
       Mary Khouzam

Family Engagement: open
Social Services: open
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