Upcoming Key Advocacy Dates

  • Tuesday, 10/21 - Conversations with the Board (Spanish), Canyon Park Middle School 7:00pm

  • Saturday, 10/26 - WSPTA Legislative Assembly, Day 1, Bellevue College

  • Sunday, 10/27 - WSPTA Legislative Assembly, Day 2, Bellevue College


Upcoming School Board Meetings

All residents are welcome to attend regular board meetings. The board provides a public comment period at the beginning of each meeting. During public comments, individuals may address the school board. Those interested in speaking should sign up prior to the meeting on a sheet available at the back of the board room.

  • Monday, 10/14      4:00 - 5:30

  • Monday, 10/28      7:00 - 8:30

  • Tuesday, 11/12     4:00 - 5:30

  • Monday, 11/25       7:00 - 8:30

School Board meetings are usually held on the second Monday of the month at 4pm and the fourth Monday of the month at 7pm.  They are 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 also be viewed online at nsd.org.


Threads & Treads

Threads & Treads is a FREE clothing store for families in the Northshore School District located at Located at Canyon Park Middle School. Threads and Treads provides Northshore families free, quality donated clothing for school age youth, teens, young adults and parents. Clothing items include: school-appropriate clothing for the school day and special events, sportswear, shoes, and accessories. All NSD families in need of clothing assistance are welcome to shop each month for 3 outfits, and school event attire.

Threads & Treads Needs Donations!  Threads and Treads accepts new or gently worn, fashionable clothing from sizes 5T to adult. Clothing items that are consistent with school dress-codes, special occasions and professional work place attire are preferred. Donations can be brought to the main office of Canyon Park Middle School during the school day or directly to the Threads & Treads portables on Wednesdays during open hours.


Free and Reduced Price Meals at School

Parents whose income falls within specified guidelines, set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, should apply for free or reduced-price meals for their students. Families must re-apply each year for the school  free and reduced-price meal program. Applications for Northshore School District for the 2019-20 school year are available on the NSD website -- available in English & Spanish.


Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly - October 26 & 27

A letter from the WSPTA President:

Dear PTA leaders and members,

On behalf of your Washington State PTA board of directors and staff, I would like to invite you to attend the 41st annual WSPTA Legislative Assembly taking place October 26-27, 2019 at the Bellevue College in Bellevue.

At legislative assembly, you will discover the power PTA has to advocate for every child – the whole child – regardless of race, creed, gender, or zip code. In PTA every member has an equal voice, and your input matters a great deal to me, and to the success of our member-driven platform.

If you’ve never attended this event before, you’ll likely find it exciting and energizing! Whether you choose to watch and listen to the debates or stand up and voice your opinion is up to you. Either way, you’ll be part of our grassroots advocacy in action.

The top five reasons to attend legislative assembly:

  • Hear from inspiring speakers and learn about the legislative accomplishments WSPTA had last year.

  • Add your PTA’s voice to our legislative platform for the coming year.

  • Attend education sessions to learn about the proposed issues and resolutions and about advocacy at all levels – state, district, and local.

  • Network with other PTA leaders and collaborate towards making a difference in your local area.

  • Because it’s FUN – and to top it all off, we’ve lowered the price!

Keep up the great work for kids – you make such a difference! We are looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Legislative Assembly!


Janice Kutzera

WSPTA President 2019-2021


October is National Bullying Prevention Month 

Find information and resources at stopbullying.gov

Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

Northshore School District is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, parents, guardians, volunteers and patrons that is free from harassment, intimidation,  bullying and cyberbullying. It strives to provide students with optimal conditions for learning by maintaining a school environment where everyone is treated with respect and no one is physically or emotionally harmed.

Definition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

Discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyberbullying means any intentionally written message or image—including those that are electronically transmitted—verbal or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability or other distinguishing characteristics, when an act:

  • Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property.
  • Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education.
  • Is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment.
  • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.


How to Report Incidents of Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying

Any student who believes he or she has been the target of unresolved, severe, or persistent harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyber bullying, or any other person in the school community who observes or receives notice that a student has or may have been the target of unresolved, severe or persistent  harassment, intimidating, bullying or cyber bullying may report incidents verbally or in writing to any staff member. The Incident Reporting Form may be used by students, families or staff to report incidents of harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Reports can be filed anonymously. Each school office has reporting forms or you can download the Incident Reporting Form from the district website.



Submitted by: Jennifer Spataro, PTA Legislative Chair


Learn More!

For more information about PTA Advocacy and Legislation in general, local representatives, 2019-2020 platform, and upcoming events for the year, please see our PTA Advocacy & Legislation page.


rev 9/7/2019