Archive for October 2015

National PTA Welcomes Laura Bay

Washington State PTA members’ eyes turned to National PTA in June when Laura Bay began her term as the 54th National PTA president. Why the interest in this president in particular? Because Laura hails from Washington State. She brings with her all her experience from her years as a mother, coach, PTA leader and advocate.

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November Council Meeting

Council Membership Meeting Minutes November 5, 2015 Board Room, Lake Washington Resource Center Call to Order: Judy East, President, called the meeting to order at 9:35 am. A quorum was present; sign in sheets are attached. Proper meeting notice was provided. Approval of Minutes/Correspondence: Minutes of the October 1, 2015 general membership meeting were moved

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Legislative Assembly 2015 – What’s On the Agenda?

By Erika Kapur, Council Advocacy Vice President (with commentary from Beth Sigall). The 2015 Legislative Assembly is right around the corner. But, WAIT! WHAT IS Legislative Assembly anyway??? Legislative Assembly is an opportunity for PTSA members from across the state to get together to discuss issues related to our kids and their education, health, well-being,

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Training Opportunities Coming Your Way

Looking for ways to increase PTA knowledge and complete your 2015-2016 training?  Here are some classes coming up: PTA and the Law: Only offered in the fall and though it is required that one officer from your PTA attend, the more board members who understand the workings of the business side of your PTA the

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Membership Tip October 19

Make another fall push to increase your membership by reaching out to last year’s members who haven’t yet signed up. Send them a personal, friendly reminder! One way to do this is for you to use Our School Pages to isolate last year’s members whose kid(s) are still at the school but don’t have a

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School Board Candidate Forum

For those who were not able to attend the October 15 Lake Washington School Board Candidate Forum, sponsored by LWPTSA Council and Emily Dickinson PTSA, you have another chance to see it here!  Hear the candidates in their own words, and remember to mail your ballot!

October “You Rock!” Award

The October 2015 “You Rock!” award goes to Samantha Smith’s clever “Fast Pass” program. With over 500 parents attending Smith’s annual back to business night, the Smith PTSA was looking for a way to speed things up and get parents quickly through the lines. The board came up with a priority access program for parents

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Get Informed and Vote Smart! Candidate Forum for LWSD School Board

Thursday, October 15, 7:00-8:30pm, Redmond High School Performing Arts Center Lake Washington School District is the fastest growing district in Washington State. More jobs, more houses, and more kids means LWSD is inching its way towards being the 4th largest district in the State with just under 28,000 kids. Three seats on Lake Washington School

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