Upcoming Key Advocacy Dates:

 

Jan. 8 School Board Meeting, 4pm
Jan. 9 Bond & Levy Presentation at Canyon Creek PTA Meeting, 6:30pm
Jan. 15 Last Day to Register to vote & update change of address
Jan. 22 School Board Meeting, 7pm
Jan. 25 Bond & Levy Open House at North Creek High School Commons, 7-8pm
Jan. 29 Focus Day in Olympia
Jan. 29 - Feb. 5 Advocacy Week
Jan. 30 Bond & Levy Open House at Woodinville High School Commons, 7-8pm
Jan. 31 Bond & Levy Open House at Bothell High School Commons, 7-8pm
Feb. 1 Bond & Levy Open House at Inglemoor High School Cafeteria, 7-8pm
Feb. 12 School Board Meeting, 4pm
Feb. 13 Election Day
Feb. 26 School Board Meeting, 7pm

 

Voters Registration

Make your voice heard for NSD students in the February 13, 2018 election! NSD has three measures on the ballot for voters to consider. Please register to vote if not have not already done so. If you are new to the area, please take a few moments to update your voter’s registration to vote in this important election. The deadline for voter registration, address change, and other updates is January 15.  Visit www.sos.wa.gov/elections/ for more information. It only takes a few minutes to register.

 

Focus Day

Come to Olympia to meet your legislators. Let’s show our legislators that our parents and students support excellence in education. Focus Day will be held in Olympia on January 29, 2018.

 

FOCUS DAY EVENT

Where: Cafeteria at State Capital (416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98504)
When: January 29, 2018
Time: 9am to 2pm
RSVP: Email FocusDay@northshorecouncilptsa.org to RSVP and get updates for the event

 

 

BUS WITH NORTHSHORE COUNCIL PTSA TO FOCUS DAY

Why not take the Northshore Council PTSA bus?

Meet: Northshore Administration Building (3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell 98021)
Leaving: 7:30am; Arrive in Olympia: 9am
Return: 2pm; Arrive in Bothell: 3:30pm             
Cost: $0
RSVP: Email FocusDay@northshorecouncilptsa.org

 

Advocacy Week

Advocacy Week will be the week of January 29 through February 5, 2018. This is an opportunity to connect with legislators to advocate on WSPTA priorities by calls and emails. More information to come. Please visit: https://www.wastatepta.org/focus-areas/advocacy/.

 

Sign Up for Action Alerts to Communicate with Legislators

Want a simple way to make a huge impact without ever having to leave home? During the 2018 legislative session, WSPTA will send action alerts to members who have signed up using our Voter Voice system. These action alerts are quick, easy ways to communicate with our legislators on topics they are actively working on. Sign up today.

 

Levy/Bond Measures Open Houses

Our area is growing by leaps and bounds and Northshore School District (NSD) has a plan to address this growth. One way to address the growing student population is to build a new building between Skyview and Canyon Creek and a new elementary school on Maltby.
 
To support NSD’s plan they will be asking voters to consider three measures on the Feb. 13, 2018 ballot. You can find bond/levy information at www.nsd.org/2018bondlevy.
 
The district has planned four Bond & Levies Open Houses in the new year to share information prior to the vote.  
  • Thursday, January 25th, 7-8pmNorth Creek High School Commons
  • Tuesday, January 30th, 7-8pmWoodinville High School Commons
  • Wednesday, January 31st, 7-8pm, Bothell High School Commons
  • Thursday, February 1st, 7-8pm, Inglemoor High School Cafeteria
You can also join the Canyon Creek PTA Meeting on Tuesday, January 9th at 6:30pm for an information presentation.
 
If you have additional questions about the levies or the Capital Projects Bond email bondlevy@nsd.org.
 

School Board Meetings:

All residents are welcome to attend regular board meetings, which are on the second Monday at 4 p.m. and the fourth Monday at 7 p.m. of each month. Meetings are usually held in the Dr. G.E. Ricketts Board Room in Northshore's Administrative Center. If you are unable to attend the meetings, you can view the meeting live online or watch archived meetings by visiting https://www.nsd.org/Page/25299.

For questions about agenda items or upcoming meetings, please view details in Board Docs or call 425.408.7701.

Upcoming Board Meetings

Monday, Jan. 08 at 4 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.

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Submitted by: Jenn Snyder, PTA Legislative 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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