April 2017 “You Rock!” Award

The Lake Washington Council’s April “You Rock!” Award went to Samantha Smith Elementary PTSA for — putting the S back into PTSA!!! They did this by creating a Student Events Committee in which 4th and 5th grade students plan student-led events throughout the year, sometimes as part of PTSA activities, such as Reflections Gallery Walk, or as a stand-alone event….

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February 2017 “You Rock!” Award

Normal Rockwell Elementary PTA received the You Rock! Award at the LW PTSA Council’s February General Membership meeting for its outstanding newsletter, the Beagle Bugle. PTSA newsletters are THE most important means of communicating and relaying valuable information to parents. The first thing you will notice about the Beagle Bugle is its adorable, elementary school look. The entire contents are…

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November 2016 “You Rock!” Award

Eastlake High School PTSA received the November You Rock! Award for their PTSA marketing, promotion and online document retention. Eastlake does a terrific job of marketing and advertising what their PTSA does for the students and the school. The first thing you see on the home page of their website is a parent made video. The video runs through a…

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October 2016 “You Rock!” Award

Maureen Crabtree, Peter Kirk Elementary mom and PTSA volunteer, received the “You Rock!” award at the October General Membership meeting for implementing an Adopt-a-Garden program as part of Grounds Beautification that has significantly enhanced the beauty, pride and whimsical fun on the school grounds. To advertise this new program last year, Maureen staked out 24 areas to be adopted by…

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February “You Rock!” Award

The February You Rock! Award was presented to Peter Kirk Elementary PTSA at the February 4th council meeting. Peter Kirk PTSA held their 2nd annual marathon running program from September 28th through November 17th. The program was a huge success as over 82 percent of the student population participated, 95 students finished the marathon, and 8 students actually completed 2…

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January “You Rock! Award

The You Rock! Award was given to Ben Rush Elementary PTA for their Passport Geography Program at the council meeting on January 7th. The program enriches and enhances Ben Rush students’ understanding of geography. Each month students are given a map to study and learn the locations of certain countries. Depending on which level the student chooses at the beginning…

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November “You Rock!” Award

The You Rock! Award was given at our November 5 council meeting to Kirkland Middle School PTSA for their Backpack Awareness Day. The day is sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association and the primary goal is to educate students on how to wear their packs safely in order to prevent injury, and to teach them how to choose the…

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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 who joined PTSA online before…

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