Bills to watch:
SSB5866 - Social Emotional Learning
SB5437 - Breakfast After the Bell
SB5419 - Student Privacy
SPECIAL BENEFIT FOR PTA MEMBERS – CIRQUE DU SOLEIL!
Turn your world DOWN side UP as Cirque du Soleil invites you to delve into a world of curiosity. Come and find out how seeing is disbelieving: the world of KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities. After two long years, Cirque has returned and is now playing under the iconic blue and yellow Big Top at King County’s Marymoor Park in Redmond. KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities is an ingenious blend of unusual curiosity acts and stunning acrobatic prowess from Cirque du Soleil. Let KURIOS show you that anything is possible through the power of imagination. Great seats are available and by using this link, you can get special pricing on Family Pack tickets!
WSPTA PARTNERSHIP WITH BASS PRO SHOPS
The Washington State PTA is excited to announce a new member benefit. Bass Pro Shops has recently opened a new store in our state and has some fun things in store! Please come to Bass Pro Shop’s new Tacoma (7905 S. Hosmer Street) store for these family events:
Special offer for PTA members: Show your membership card at the Tacoma Bass Pro and receive 10% off your purchase on February 14th and 15.th Some exclusions apply, please see flyer for more information. For more information on Bass Pro, go to their website at www.basspro.com or visit them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bassprotacoma.
"Students today experience unfathomable stresses. Over thirty thousand K-12 students are homeless. Thousands experience bullying, depression, abuse, or have witnessed domestic violence or other violence in their communities. Many have lost a parent or suffered a traumatic experience.
Emotions and relationships directly affect how students learn and how they use that learning in other contexts. If a student is anxious, afraid, or worried about other stresses in his or her life, those emotions will interfere with attention, memory, and positive behaviors. By developing social and emotional skills, students will be equipped with tools to overcome barriers to their learning and even find solace in education and going to school."
Find the whole text here (only 5 pages).
To help us pass this critical legislation, sign up here. The House version, HB 1760, will be heard at 8AM on February 12th at 8AM. Join us to support your legislative team!
It is PTA awards season, and it is time to recognize fabulous educators, volunteers, and advocates in all of our local PTAs and at Council.
If you do not have a form for your PTA and you would like a template, go to the Council Level Awards & Scholarships page for a starting point. There you will also find a great flyer that Northshore put together that lists all awards and directions on email nomination.
Remember to save the date for the Recognition dinner, which is April 29 this year. Make sure to announce your winners well before this date so that they can clear their schedules to attend!!
Parent/Family and Community Summit
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 8:30-3:30 pm
John Stanford Center for Education Excellence
Sponsored by Seattle Alliance of Black School Educators/An Affiliate of the National Alliance of Black School Educators U. S. Department of Education In Partnership with Seattle Public Schools.
There is no registration cost.
Please invite any PTA leaders, Principals, teachers, as well.
The keynote speaker will be our National PTA President: Dr. Otha Thornton, Jr.
Find the flyer here.
Shoreline PTA Council