Unfortunately, the PTA Council Awards Dinner and Recognition Event that was scheduled to take place on April 16th has been cancelled. We know that one of our favorite things to do as a PTA is to show how much we appreciate our amazing community of volunteers, educators and advocates. Unfortunately, we will have to come up with other ways of doing that this year instead of a dinner.
PLEASE- still award your winners! Most of you have already selected winners, and if you haven’t here’s a situation where procrastinating ends up being OKAY! The way you award, announce and recognize your winners will now be up to you. Since there is no dinner with a price tag and RSVP limit attached - go ahead and award more than one person for each category! We know that there are hundreds of amazing educators across our district, not to mention volunteers and advocates. This is the year where awarding more than one at your school won’t be as big of a financial endeavor. (You’ll still need to factor in the money for certificates and pins from WSPTA, however)
At Council we would love to hear about all the amazing things your volunteers, advocates and educators do! Use this form to send us a few sentences about your winners- and a picture if you have them! We will try to highlight award winners in our newsletter, on our social media, and on our website.
We know that everything is going to look a little different this year, but here are some suggestions you can use to make sure your award winners are celebrated for all that they do!
- Consider celebrating them at a PTSA meeting when school resumes. For example, Shorewood PTSA usually contracts with the culinary arts department to have special treats at the PTSA meeting where award winners are announced/recognized. - See if you can send flowers and a congratulatory note to their house. - Give your award winners shout outs on your social media, on your websites, and in newsletters. - Work with your principal to see if you can announce at a future staff meeting. - If you still have general meetings or family nights use these as an opportunity to tell your school community how excellent your winners are.
With no real deadlines this year you now have time to brainstorm many ways your winners can be celebrated! We know it’s disappointing, and we know that the dinner was a special time for all award winners to come together. However, we think that we can make our award winners feel valued and appreciated in other ways.
Please let me know if you have questions or want help brainstorming ideas for recognition.
Shannon McMaster PTA Council Awards Chair
Council Level Awards PTA could not do what it does without amazing volunteers, educators and advocates, and without the support of great local businesses. Stay tuned for more information about the Council's plan to celebrate our Council-level award winners.
Council Golden Acorn Award Each year the Shoreline PTA Council presents a Golden Acorn Award to a volunteer(s) in recognition of his/her dedication and service to children and youth district wide.
Council Business of the Year Shoreline PTA Council recognizes businesses that have contributed product, funds or services to support PTA events and programs throughout the District.
Council Outstanding Advocate The Outstanding Advocate Award is offered by the Shoreline PTA Council to recognize and honor individuals for their advocacy work on behalf of children and youth.
Council Outstanding Service Award On special occasions the Shoreline PTA Council presents The Outstanding Service Award to a volunteer who works for children and youth beyond the bounds of a job, PTA, or a specific school community. This honor goes to a person who has shown concern for all children and who has volunteered his/her time to help them achieve their potential. This award can be presented only by the Washington State PTA and its regions and councils.
Resources for Local PTA Awards Looking for resources to plan your local PTA awards? Nomination templates can be used tosolicit names with a form or by email, depending on what works best for your PTA. Here are some rough templates to work with, if you like the idea of a form: Golden Acorn Golden Apple Outstanding Advocate
Need help writing an award winner bio (not to exceed 100 words, if being submitted for the April Recognition Dinner)? Here are some examples!
And here's Northshore's flyer for all the awards, if you want to copy this for a one-shot advertisement with email nominations.
2020 Shoreline PTA Council Scholarship 2020 graduates of Shorecrest or Shorewood High School are invited to apply for the Shoreline PTA Council scholarship (up to $500). Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above – verified by school counselor - with a post-high school study emphasis at college, university, or vocational/technical school. Qualified entries will be chosen by random drawing and announced in early June.
The 2020 application form will be available on May 1st.
Other Awards Leadership Academy is for volunteers to get credit for all their hard work on behalf of the PTA.
Standards of Excellence form for local PTAs to document adherence to best practices and potentially be recognized for it. Council would like as many Shoreline PTAs to participate as possible. We'll go through it together. SOE pdf SOE Word
Here's the Council version of Standards of Excellence, so that Local PTAs can help us keep Council on track.
Council Past Winners
1953 Aurelia A.Lonseth 1954 Jean Othberg 1955 Edwin Whitney 1956 Myron Ernst 1957 Eda Harris 1958 LeRoy Mock 1959 Rev. Darrell Berg 1960 Roy West 1961 Mrs. Leonard Leith 1962 Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Jones 1963 Mr. & Mrs. Ken Angell 1964 Ray C. Freeman 1965 Marion Metke 1966 Mrs. Albert E. McIintosh 1967 Claudia Bacon 1967 Florence C. Portin 1968 Dr. William g. Stevenson 1969 Betty Ellingson - OS 1970 Barbara Cothern 1971 Jean Lush 1972 Marjorie Wilson 1973 Shirley Edwards Fran Jackson Myrdie Lecture 1974 Mary Lou Cawlfield 1975 Bill Dering Dr. Vincent Jolivet Dave Peterson 1976 Shirley Rosen 1977 George Buck - OS 1978 Ed Osborn 1979 June Robinson 1980 Paul Burton 1981 Marlys Waller 1982 Bonnie Kirkpatrick Marlene Van Hoosier 1983 Shirley Edwards - OS 1984 Chuck Harlow Ruth Rongerude Barbara Spinney 1985 Margaret Hofstee Diane Adams- OS 1986 Paul Burton - OS Grace Cole - OS Bernadette Hart 1987 Sylvia Lappenbush Donna McGowan Caron Ogg 1988 Barbara Gorud - OS Lottie Steiner Cherry Tinker 1989 Dr Roy Duncan - OS Kennie Endelman Sen. Patty Murray 1990 Tom Traeger Diane Bunce 1991 Nancy Anderson Diana Andrews Ros Bird 1992 Travis Wills 1983 Bev Munson Sue Woodbury Sen. Patty Murray - OS 1994 Gidget Terpstra Jack Rogers Caron Ogg - OS 1995 Diane Chapman Al Morasch 1996 Andy Denney 1997 Geneva Norton Donna Leggett 1998 Dorothy Johnson Andrea Smith 1999 Adie Simmons 2000 Krista Tenney 2001 Debi Ehrlichman Joan Watt - OE 2002 Sherry Marlin Kim Nashif 2003 Mary Fox 2004 Lee Jardine Johana Oma Warness 2005 Karen Dixon Beth Green Cheryl Shdo Marjorie Ledell - OA Great Harvest – OB Albertsons- OB 2006 Dom Amor Wes Brandon Spiros- OB 2007 Joan Olfied Lori Woodfield 2008 Jennifer Dodd Doris McConnell ZymoGenetics- OB 2009 Sarah-Ann Woodfield John Mounsey- OS Andy Denney- OS Karen Fernandez - OS James Alan Salon- OB 2010 Jim Talbot Diane Hettrick- OS Sherry Marlin- OA Jersey's- OB 2011 Jenny Brown Alfred Frates- OA Kimberly-Clark-OB 2012 Mary Mehlert GA Lisa Sharratt GA Kathy Walker OA 2015 Jenny Farnam: GA Rebecca Miner: OA David Wilson: OS Hopelink: Outstanding Business/Organization 2016 Lisa Surowiec: Outstanding Volunteer/Golden Acorn Marianne Stephens: Outstanding Advocate Mike Jacobs: Outstanding Service Shoreline-LFP Arts Council: Outstanding Business/Organization 2017 Curtis Campbell: Outstanding Volunteer/Golden Acorn Maren Norton: Outstanding Advocate Lori Woodfield: Outstanding Service MOD Pizza - Lake Forest Park: Outstanding Business/Organization 2018 Outstanding Advocate: Silje Sodal Outstanding Organization: Lake Forest Park Rotary Outstanding Service: Lisa McDonald Golden Acorn: Kim Ositis 2019 Outstanding Advocate: Rob Beem Outstanding Organization: Dale Turner YMCA Golden Acorn: Susie Moore