Upcoming Key Advocacy Dates:

  • 2/4   Conversation with the Board for Spanish Speaking Families 7:00, Bothell High
  • 2/7   Coffee with the Superintendent 1:00, Kenmore Library
  • 2/11 WSPTA Focus Day  9:00, Olympia, WA == CANCELLED due to winter weather
  • 2/11 - 2/15  WSPTA Advocacy Week
  • 2/12  Child Internet Safety Presentation 6:30 - 7:30, Woodmoor Elementary Library

 

Upcoming School Board Meetings:

  • 2/11   4:00 - 5:30
  • 2/25   7:00 - 8:30
  • 3/11   4:00 - 5:30
  • 3/25   7:00 - 8:30 

Meetings are usually held in the Dr G.E. Ricketts Board Room in the Northshore School District Administrative Center, 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, 98021 

Past meetings can be viewed online on Northshore School Districts website (View Board Meeting Materials page).

 

Legislative Session

For updates about the current legislative session, check out Washington State PTA's blog: 

https://www.wastatepta.org/tag/legislative-session/ 

 

Focus Day and Advocacy Week

Focus Day

==== CANCELLED due to winter weather ====

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 for Focus Day here: www.eventbrite.com/e/wspta-focus-day-2019-tickets-55040539736

Bus with Us to Focus Day!

Don't want to drive? 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 of 3:30pm.

Email FocusDay@northshorecouncilptsa.org to save your seat on the bus!

More details:

 

Advocacy Week

In addition to Focus Day on Monday, February 11, 2019, in Olympia, WSPTA will be asking members to take action from home or your phone throughout the week of February 11-15. Each day will have a new prewritten message for members to send to their legislators regarding WSPTA legislative priorities. To participate subscribe to the WSPTA Action Network to stay informed.

 

Child Internet Safety Presentation

Technology and social media are capturing the time and attention of our children. Families need to keep pace with the cyber world in order to keep our kids safe!

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.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Social networking/online gaming
  • Online posting
  • Sexting
  • The reality of kids as targets
  • Cell phone & internet safety tips

FREE childcare provided by YMCA by reservation. Please RSVP for childcare to woodmoorptsachair@gmail.com.

This event is co-sponsored by Woodmoor PTSA and Northshore Council PTSA.

 

Conversations with the Board for Spanish Speaking Families

February 4th 7:00 PM -  8:30 PM
Bothell High School, 9130 NE 180th St, Bothell, WA 98011, USA

This evening forum is open to everyone and designed to allow for two-way conversation in an informal setting. Attendees are invited to share their ideas about opportunities for Northshore and priorities for the District over the next 3-5 years.

 

Coffee with the Superintendent

February 7th  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Kenmore Library, 6531 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA 98028, USA

Northshore families and community members are invited to join Dr. Michelle Reid for an open chat.

 

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Submitted by: Jennifer Spataro, PTA Advocacy Chair

 

Learn More!

For more information about PTA Advocacy and Legislation in general, local representatives, 2016-2018 platform, and upcoming events for the year, please see our PTA Advocacy & Legislation page.

 

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