Archive for January 2014

Information about PTA Payments to LWSD Staff

Do you have questions about payments to staff taking part in PTSA programs? There is updated information from the Lake Washington School District regarding proper processes and procedures. Payments need to be done through district payroll.  PTAs should work with their building principal on approval of these programs and in determining the proper form of

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Take Our Parent Ed Survey!

Closing January 31! Weigh in on future Parent Education programs from the LWPTSA Council!  We’d like to know what you think, what you need, and what you’d like to see. If you haven’t already done so, please take just a moment to weigh in on a short survey.  

Join us for Focus Day, Tuesday, February 4

Please plan to join us in Olympia on Tuesday, February 4 for our premier statewide advocacy event – Focus Day 2014! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet with legislators, connect with PTA members from across the state, and learn about education policy issues impacting our schools and kids. Register for Focus Day

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CURRENTS January 2014

CURRENTS Monthly Newsletter – January 2014: http://conta.cc/199GEQA

Soup to Nuts: A Plan to Get to College

Getting into college takes more than just applying. Learn how to work with your student to develop a plan of action to ensure that his or her college application stands out from the pack. Topics covered include graduation requirements, standardized testing, how to choose the right colleges to apply for, and creating a good personal

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Eternal Sunshines

By Chris Carlson, LWSD School Board member As a school board member, one of the most frustrating moments of your career is when you realize that there are some very important parameters affecting the success of your district, over which you have no real control. One of these is budget. Annually, our district receives revenue

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The Never Ending Story: Funding Public Education!

By Kevin Teeley, LWEA President As we look ahead to the upcoming legislative session, the challenge to increase funding for public education is already starting. If things go as predicted, we’ll need everyone to be in contact with their legislators on a regular basis starting now and continuing right up to the final vote on

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You Rock! January Award

Wilder Elementary School’s landscape renovation took home the January 2014 You Rock! Award from LWPTSA Council.  Before PTA and Leanne Ludwig,  Wilder’s landscape was outdated, overgrown, contained empty areas, reduced recess visibility and was not optimized for student safety or walking traffic.  After the project was completed, the school had walking pathways, better visibility of

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