May 2021 General Membership Meeting Recap

On Tuesday, May 24th (via zoom), we had our final PTA General Membership meeting of the 2021-22 school year. We had a good turnout and were thrilled to have representation from Canyon Creek and Skyview in attendance to answer questions for our membership. 

Skyview Middle School & Skyview PTSA - Principal Matt Wallace & Barby Taheri

More details to come, but save the date for Wednesday 8/24 for Ice Cream Social & Parent Night at Skyview. First day of school for 6th Graders (and WEB leaders) is Wednesday, August 31st, 7th & 8th Graders will start Thursday, September 1st.

Election of 2022-23 PTA Board

The membership successfully voted nominating committee’s slate. The slate included all positions of the executive board except the PTA president for next year. 

    • President: OPEN
    • VP-Programs: Suzanne Subbarao
    • VP-Communications: Nicole Trimble
    • Secretary: Jake Tadema
    • Treasurer: Patricia Black

Canyon Creek PTA Awards Recipients Announced

We are so thrilled to share with you the PTA award recipients for the 2021-22 school year. These amazing people have made a significant impact on our school, students and community. 

    • Outstanding Educator:
      • Deanna Roland (Kindergarten)
      • Maddy Rogers (2nd Grade)
    • Outstanding Advocate:
      • Christy Deer (3rd Grade)
    • Golden Acorn (Outstanding Volunteer):
      • Foram Shah
      • Nancy Tangen
    • Honorary Lifetime Member Award
      • Bruce Denton (Principal)

Find all the details, including photos and quotes about each person. 

Approval of 2022-23 PTA Budget

Our PTA membership approved the budget for the 2022-23 school year, so programs and events can start over the summer and preparations for the school year can begin.

Book Swap Information

Donations for our Book Swap are being collected in a bin in the hallway outside the main office. We received a generous donation of several hundred used books and the Literacy Chair is sorting through those! Go through your books and drop them in the box. The more books we collect, the more books students will have to choose from when they “shop the swap” in June! 

Membership Report

As of 5/24, we have 326 members in our PTA.

WSPTA Convention was the weekend of May 20-22

Several of our current and incoming board members attended the convention either in person or remotely. The in person attendees helped to vote in changes to the WSPTA bylaws that govern our PTA. The classes taken at convention are not only required for board members, but also a great way to build leadership skills and gain an understanding of how to run a non-profit business.

Awards of Excellence 2021-22

Canyon Creek PTA has been recognized with several Awards of Excellence this year, including:

    • Standards of Excellence - GOLD
    • Outstanding Communication Strategy - GOLD
    • Outstanding Website - GOLD
    • Outstanding Newsletter - GOLD

Huge shout out to Suzanne Sabbarao for all the work compiling the awards submissions!!

Membership Awards 2021-22

Our PTA was already awarded several Membership Growth Awards and the 100% Staff Membership Award. Here is a recap of those awards.

    • Bronze Membership Growth Award: at least 1 more than last year's membership total
    • Silver Membership Growth Award: 105% of total members last year
    • Gold Membership Growth Award: 110% of total members last year
    • Platinum Membership Grown Award: 120% of total members last year
    • 100% Staff Membership Award: To receive this award, a PTA must have at least as many Staff Membership as there are full-time certificated employees at the school.

Huge shout out to Megan Madsen & Nancy Tangen for all the work on the membership committee!!