Upcoming Key Advocacy Dates

  • Monday, January 17th: WSPTA Focus Day
  • Week of January 17th - January 21st: WSPTA Focus Week

  • Monday, January 10th: School Board Meeting, 4-5:30pm

  • Monday, January 24th: School Board Meeting, 7-8:30pm


Advocacy Report for Washington State PTA (WSPTA)

How will policy and budget bills align with WSPTA’s adopted legislative platform?

Join WSPTA leaders and confirmed key leaders of the Washington State Legislature on January 5th from 7:00-8:30pm for an interactive meeting and preview of priorities for the 2022 legislative session. Registration is required.

The upcoming legislative session begins January 10th and will be fast-paced, wrapping up in 60 days.

Confirmed speakers include House Education Chair Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, D-Seattle, House Education Ranking Republican Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, and Senator Lisa Wellman, D-Mercer Island.

WSPTA Focus Day on January 17th, 2022

January 17th falls on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr holiday and in honoring his legacy, WSPTA is asking PTA leaders and members to contact and meet with their local legislators. For more information and to learn how to do this, contact Canyon Creek PTA Advocacy Chair, Melanie McKenzie.

WSPTA Focus Week January 17th-21st, 2022

During the Washington State Legislative Sessions, which begins January 10th, 2022, WSPTA will send action alerts and informational broadcasts to WSPTA members who have subscribed to WSPTA's Action Network Group. These action alerts are quick, easy ways to communicate with our legislators on topics they are actively working on.


Advocacy Report for NSD

Have you ever attended a school board meeting? They can be quite informative and insightful as to the happenings in our district. The below dates are held in person (NSD 3330 Monte Villa Pkwy, Bothell) or can be watched later on once the session is recorded.

  • Monday, January 10th, 4-5:30pm

  • Monday, January 24th, 7-8:30pm

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


PTA Advocates for All Children

Did you know that PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy organization in the country? Since inception in 1905, PTA has been a driving force behind the creation of kindergarten, hot lunch programs, early education, and so much more. PTA advocates on behalf of all children on the important issues impacting education, health, and safety.

PTA Advocacy can be as simple as being informed on the issues or can be expanded to include attending and speaking at school board meetings, sending letters and meeting with your legislators, attending the PTA Focus Day Rally, or testifying in front of the state legislature to put a face on important issues.

Join or renew your Canyon Creek PTA membership today!

Learn more about Washington State PTA by visiting their website at https://www.wastatepta.org/about/.

Learn more about National PTA by visiting their website at https://www.pta.org/.



Submitted by: Melanie McKenzie, PTA Advocacy Chair


Learn More!

For more information about PTA Advocacy and Legislation in general, local representatives, 2020-2022 platform, and upcoming events for the year, please see our PTA Advocacy & Legislation page.


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