Archive for January 2015

Region 2 Mid-Winter Conference

This is a great opportunity for those elected officers still needing to fulfill the WSPTA training requirement and for those who wish to further develop leadership skills. Classes that will be offered: Role and Responsibilities of the Board, Volunteers: Find Them and Keep Them, Managing Conflict, WA State PTA Region 2 Top Five Issue Team

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See you at Parent U!

LWSD Parent Education Lectures Saturday, February 28th, 1 – 4pm LWSD Resource Center, Board Room The Lake Washington School District in conjunction with the Lake Washington PTSA Council is excited to kick off this year’s parent education lecture series. You will learn about support, academic stress, brain development, and technology from three experts. Participants will

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Founder’s Day Luncheon

The Founder’s Day luncheon is Friday, March 6, at 11am. Our inspirational guest speaker will be Aaron Scheidies, a legally bind champion triathlete and marathon runner.  

Submit your nominations for Council Awards

Can you think of a volunteer or organization who has exceeded expectations in their support of our students? If so, please nominate them for one of eight Council awards. We will recognize and celebrate the award winners at our annual Founders Day Luncheon. Read more on the Awards page. 2015 Nomination Form (PDF) 2015 Nomination Form (Doc)  

Getting Ready for Legislative Session

With the 2015 Legislative Session quickly approaching, Lake Washington PTSA council hosted a timely panel of government relations experts at our December brown bag lunch. Moderated by Erika Kapur of Blackwell Elementary PTSA, panelists from a variety of statewide and local education groups offered their insights and answered questions on what constitutes effective advocacy at

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Superintendent’s Message

By Tracy Pierce, LWSD Superintendent Happy New Year! In addition to celebrating the New Year, each January our district celebrates the Lake Washington School District Board of Directors for their important contributions to our district and our community. Governor Jay Inslee has officially declared January as School Board Recognition month. We join with other districts

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Mid-Year Membership Check-Up

Membership is a year round process, and January is the perfect time for a check-up! A good way to assess the success of your campaign is to have the Membership Committee and Board of Directors answer these questions, courtesy of WSPTA Membership Director Caroline Brown: Did you set a membership goal? ​Do you report monthly to

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2015 Scholarships Now Available!

The Lake Washington PTSA Council is pleased to offer ten student scholarships and two staff scholarships for 2015. Student Scholarships are $1000, and will be awarded as follows: Qualification based on achievement and community service only •    One scholarship to the top candidate at each of the 7 LWSD high schools (7 awards) •    A minimum

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