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PTA President Notes

October 11, 2015

Hey Presidents... 

Happy Sunday! 


Here is the Board packet link for tomorrow's School Board meeting:
https://app.eduportal.com/share/7c0552d36ae839c9
And a fantastic recap of the previous School Board Meeting.
 
Superintendent Coffee

Thursday, October 15, 9:30-11
"We’ll start with Michael Power sharing assessment updates and results.  That will take us into a safety update from Chuck Goodwin including an earthquake drill.  After that, Ellen Kaje will share our current ELL programs as well as options we are exploring for next year with the group.
 
I haven’t received very many requests to join PTAs yet so if you want to remind the presidents to bring those along, that would be a good time to get them to me!" 
- Superintendent Miner
 
Legislative Assembly

Please remember to turn in the names of your voting delegates to Legislative Assembly by October 21. You should have received an email from the State office on September 25.

Registration is $75 per attendee; you can send 4 delegates for the first 200 members. Hotel would obviously be extra, if anyone is so inclined.

Your voting delegate does NOT have to be your Leg Chair!!

Finishing touches are being made to the agenda, which should be out this week.
 
Standards of Affiliation

Don't forget that this is due October 31! Here's the form...
 
Tax Workshops!!

Trouble with figures that don’t seem to ‘fit’ anywhere? Confused by IRS-Speak? Just for you! Help with your 990EZ Tax Form!

Tuesday, October 13, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, October 21, 6:00 to 9:00 PM 
LWSD Resource Center (Lake WA District Office, 16250 NE 74th St., Redmond WA 98052) 

Please RSVP to wendydelong@comcast.net 

Format:
1. A line by line overview of the 2014 990EZ
2. Time for individual questions

What to bring:
1. A scratch copy of your 2014 Form 990EZ, including Schedule A
2. A copy of your 2014-2015 year-end financial report
3. Any other necessary reference information from your records
4. Pen/pencil and a tablet or paper for taking notes

For best results: You will get more from this workshop if you have first attempted to complete your tax form and have taken time to formulate specific questions that you need to have answered.

Hospitality: Since the sessions run long, fee free to brown-bag it or grab fast food on your way to eat during class. There are Coke and snack vending machines in the lobby. Bottled water will be available. 


Find the flyer here. This counts as training!!

Sponsored by the Lake Washington Council

 
 
The WORKS



Share widely!!!!
 


Shoreline STEM Festival 2016 - Planning meeting - we need you!
The following is not a PTA event, but they are looking for exposure:
The Shoreline STEM Festival held on May 9, 2015 was a huge success and we would like to continue that tradition.  On 
October 21, 2015 (8:00pm at the Shoreline Library in the small meeting room) we will be holding a meeting to start organizing for the next event which will be held on April 30, 2016 at Shoreline Community College.  If you would like to provide your ideas, volunteer to lead or assist with specific committees or just have a general interest in what it is all about, please come! We need lots of help to make the next festival a success!  If you cannot attend but would like to help out, please email us your interests and ideas at shorelinestemfestival@gmail.com.

Training/Opportunities

Still looking for feedback here...
Another goal this year was to keep meetings short, but to offer paired experiences that would respect your time and offer you value. We need your feedback!

Here are the items you voted on , in order of popularity:
Leading with Excellence
Best Practices
Volunteers
Fundraising
PTA Programs
Money/Budgeting
Education Funding
Community Partners Meet & Greet
ASB/PTA Finance
Family Services
Advocacy
Emergency Services Meet & Greet

We have also had a request (approved by the Superintendent) for an LGBTQ family welcoming potluck, which could be a joint effort between PTA and the District.

The first 5 of those topics (plus ASB/PTA finance) can be offered as official training. We can also do roundtables for a lot of those things (we probably all have something to offer about fundraising and volunteer retention!). Or we can blow some of them up into a bigger event - an Advocacy event, for example, could touch on: working with the School Board; utilizing public comment; advocating for an IEP; testifying in Olympia; working with your Principal...

Meet & Greets are useful only to the extent that we have good turnout and folks are interested in networking and partnering. We have some fantastic opportunities to engage our community if you are so inclined. 

A reminder that Council meetings are open to anyone you want to bring. 

PLEASE give us feedback on what you'd like to see offered and how you would like it presented (speaker, interactive training, multi-part event, panel...)
 
 

How can Council help you? Give us your ideas, your feedback, your needs, concerns, and triumphs.

UPCOMING EVENTS

School Board Meeting 10/12
Super Coffee 10/15



Important to know:
FedEx discount code: 0520882103!



You Rock
October: Brookside, Parkwood
November: Shoreline Children's Center, Einstein
December: Kellogg, Special Needs
January: Echo Lake, Lake Forest Park
February: Syre, Briarcrest
March: Highland Terrace, Shorewood
April: Cascade K8, Shorecrest
May: Meridian Park, Ridgecrest

 
 
Mark Your Calendars

October

Monday 10/12, 7 pm: School Board Meeting
October 14-16: Elementary Parent Conferences
Thursday 10/15, 9:30-11 Superintendent Coffee, Sherrick Room (D105)
Saturday 10/24 Legislative Assembly, Olympia WA (1 day)
Monday 10/26: No School
Monday 10/26, 7 pm: School Board Meeting
Monday 10-26, 7 pm: PTA Council Meeting, Alumni Room


 
Training Opportunities
 
Other training opportunities (you can attend in any Region, if there is a location and date that is more convenient for you):
 
Confirmed Region Conferences
 
 
Region Conferences TBD
Region 8 Lily Salas, Region Director 
Region 12 Connie Andrews, Region Director 
 
PTA & the Law Training
(Region 6 will likely hold 3 more)
Region 1: Monika Scotti, Region Director
10/15 | Bremerton | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Region 5: Kristi Shafer, Region Director
10/15 | Bethel area | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
   
Region 2:  Jane Dulski , Region Director 
10/10 | Redmond | 9:00am - 12:00pm | TBD     
10/29 | Issaquah | 9:30am - 12:30pm | TBD
11/5 | Mercer Island | 9:30pm - 12:30pm | TBD
 
Region 12: Connie Andrews, Region Director
10/20 | Moses Lake/Othello | TBD
11/5 | Walla Walla | TBD

Other Events

Richmond Beach Community Meeting:  Candidates Forum
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7:00 p.m. (note earlier start time for this meeting only)
Richmond Beach Congregational Church
1512 NW 195th Street
The stage is set and the candidates are lined up to compete for three Shoreline City Council seats during the upcoming November election process. At our October meeting, each of the candidates will make opening statements, and then we will take questions from the community residents. Here is an opportunity for you to interact, up close and personal, with the candidates who want to represent your interests on the Shoreline City Council.
Sponsored by Richmond Beach Community Association
More info:  RBCA Vice President Jerry Patterson at VicePresident@RichmondBeachWA.org

Exploring Your Atypical Learner (Parent Map)

Resource Fair & Master the Power of ADHD Lecture with Dr. Ned Hallowell

University of Washinton Husky Union Building (Seattle)

Atypical Learners Resource Fair

Wednesday, October 14, 5-7 p.m.

Come learn from experts who focus on the many categories of atypical learners: ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, processing disorders, developmental delays, autism, Asperger’s and other spectrum learning differences.                                                    

FREE to attend, Please RSVP.

 

 

 

 

Master the Power of ADHD Lecture with 
Dr. Ned Hallowell  
   (Parent Map)

Wednesday, October 14, 7-9 p.m.     

New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ned Hallowell will explore  the brain science behind ADHD/ADD and share his strength-based approach to identify, develop, and celebrate the  talents embedded in ADHD, dyslexia, and other syndromes. 

 $25 presale  
 $30 at the door  

 

The Spiritual Child: New Science On Parenting To Thrive (Parent Map)

Lecture with Lisa Miller, Ph.D.

Lisa Miller, Ph.D., researcher and clinical psychologist, presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. Gain practical advice and concrete ways to develop and encourage your child’s well-being.

Based on her New York Times bestselling book, The Spiritual ChildMiller presents the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality:

  • Are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances
  • Are 60% less likely to be depressed as teenagers
  • Are 80% less likely to have dangerous or unprotected sex
  • Have significantly more positive markers for thriving including an increased sense of meaning and purpose, and high levels of academic success.

Combining cutting-edge research with broad anecdotal evidence from her work as a clinical psychologist to illustrate just how invaluable spirituality is to a child's mental and physical health, Miller translates these findings into practical advice for parents, giving them concrete ways to develop and encourage their children's-as well as their own-well-being. In this provocative, conversation-starting book, Miller presents us with a pioneering new way to think about parenting our modern youth.

For more about Lisa Miller, Ph.D., please click here.

Monday, October 19, 7–9 p.m., Temple De Hirsch Sinai (Seattle)
$25 presale lecture ticket
$40 presale lecture ticket + book
$30 at the door lecture ticket

 

 


Shoreline STEM Festival 2016 - Planning meeting - we need you!
The Shoreline STEM Festival held on May 9, 2015 was a huge success and we would like to continue that tradition.  On October 21, 2015 (8:00pm at the Shoreline Library in the small meeting room) we will be holding a meeting to start organizing for the next event which will be held on April 30, 2016 at Shoreline Community College.  If you would like to provide your ideas, volunteer to lead or assist with specific committees or just have a general interest in what it is all about, please come! We need lots of help to make the next festival a success!  If you cannot attend but would like to help out, please email us your interests and ideas at shorelinestemfestival@gmail.com.


Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces:  Courageous Conversations
Thursday, Oct. 22, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Avenue North
Talking about topics like gender, race, sexual orientation and class can raise anxiety for many people, and yet we must have the conversation in our schools, workplaces, organizations and our personal lives in order to be more inclusive and to change the world for the better. What are the fears and common pitfalls that keep us from broaching courageous conversations? Gain practical skills for responding to hurtful experiences and facilitating courageous conversations. Presented by Diversity Speaker and Trainer Rosetta Lee. This event is free of charge, but space is limited. Email your reservation tonsslnetwork@shorelineschools.org
Sponsored by the Northshore/Shoreline Community Network and the CARE Team (Cultural Awareness, Resources and Education)

The Wild, Wild Web:  Keeping Your Kids Safe in the Digital World
Saturday, Oct. 24, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW
Digital media gives our kids access to an amazing wealth of possibilities. It also allows them to get into serious trouble with the click of a button. If you have questions and concerns about your children’s use of technology, this presentation is for you!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library


Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Hello Friend of the Family Support Department at Center for Human Services,
 
As a leader in your neighborhood, I wanted to share with you an opportunity for adults who live or work in the City of Shoreline.

The City of Shoreline is sponsoring 2 free trainings in Youth Mental Health First Aid. 
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health challenges in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly – teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. 
 
There are two dates to choose from, November 7th or December 7th.
 
Please help me spread the word about this free training opportunity.  It is a great training for anyone who cares for or works with youth:  parents, teachers, youth group leaders, coaches, aunts, uncles & grandparents! 
 
To register, contact Tanya at 206-631-8836 or tanya@chs-nw.org
 
Tanya Laskelle
Family Support Program Director
Center for Human Services
(206) 631-8836 office
(206) 402-2470 cell
Tanya@chs-nw.org |  www.chs-nw.org
 
CHS - "Building a stronger community...one family at a time"  - NOW CARF Accredited!






 

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