The Shoreline PTA Council which is comprised of representation from the 16 PTA's within the Shoreline School District voted unanimously at the October 28th meeting to endorse the replacement Educational Programming Operations and Maintenance Levy and the Capital Levy for Technology and Support on the February 2014 ballot.
Sarah-Ann Woodfield, Council Vice President of Advocacy stated: "The Shoreline Model is a reality because of Levy funds. These funds provide about 25% of the revenue for the District. State and Federal funding only provide 65% of the District budget. We endorse the upcoming levies while continuing to demand that the Legislature fully fund basic education by 2018."
Calling For Kids - Volunteers Needed
When: Nov. 3, 2013
Where: Shoreline Room, Shoreline Center
Time: 3-6 pm
70 Volunteers are needed to give the calls a "personal connection" that donors and parents need.
RSVP to Charlene Carlson 206-393-4107 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See letter below for more details.
Have you had a chance to read your issue of the FREE magazine "Our Children" published by National PTA? Issue now available on line in English and Spanish at: http://www.ptaourchildren.org/ourchildren/oct_nov2013#pg1
The Shoreline School Board has approved resolutions that will put two measures on the ballot for the February 11, 2014, election:
Proposition 1: Replacement of an expiring Levy for Educational Programming, Maintenance and Operations.
Proposition 2: Replacement of an expiring Capital Levy for Technology Improvements and Support.
For information regarding the levies go to:
You can register to vote in Washington:
Check out the Council Advocacy/Leg - Local Advocacy - Levy 2014 pages as we add more information as it comes.
Reminder that the October General Membership meeting is Monday, October 28th at 7pm in the ALUMNI room at the Shoreline Center.
Outreach training is being offered as part of the Council meeting and will begin at 7:30pm. All local unit board members are invited to attend. Looking at your school are there parents who are not at the school? At your PTA events? How do we help them get connected? Where do you start? Guest speaker is Sue Freeman, Region 6 Outreach chair.
This training will count towards the training bylaw requirement for all elected officers who
October is the kick off for the Shoreline Public Schools Foundation Fall Campaign for Kids!
Your donations can support and enhance the education of every K-12 student in every school in the Shoreline School District. Donations from the past year allowed SPSF to fund a large variety of needs district wide: from IXL Math grants in the elementary grades to music enrichment,tutoring and author programs in middle and high schools, to Bike Rodeos for our special needs students and the funding of Elementary and Secondary Summer School. SPSF’s commitmentto expand the education of every child in the district means funding large and small needs on a regular basis.
There are many opportunities for you to donate during the next month. You can donate online now by visiting www.shorelinefoundation.org , click the link that will be sent to you through your schools emails or answer your phone on Sunday, November 3rd in our culminating “Calling for Kids Phone-A-Thon”! Donations online eliminate the need for a phone call to your home on November 3rd.
Your donation will help SPSF reach their Fall Campaign for Kids goal of $40,000 and provide resources to help all students achieve their full academic potential. Thank you for sharing in the deep commitment to improving the Shoreline Public Schools through the Shoreline Public School Foundation and strengthening our community.
BOB RIVERS AND BUTTERNUT
Thank you to Bob Rivers, Butternut and friends for an awesome concert last night. Thank you to everyone for coming out and donating to the our Family Services projects. The children of Shoreline truly appreciate all of your support.
Photos: Chris Sharratt
WSPTA Outreach Training Oct.28th
Council is providing an approved WSPTA Outreach Training for all Local Unit Presidents, their board members and local PTA leaders. The workshop will cover:
This training is offered to help local PTA leaders be equipped to engage parents at their building
Please register if you plan on attending to ensure we have enough handouts.
Shoreline PTA Council is pleased to join the Shorecrest ASB and others in presenting "Bob Rivers and Butternut" in a free concert to benefit our school district homeless and district families in need.
October 18, 2013
Shorecrest High School Theater
Please bring donations of gas cards, grocery cards, clothing or cash. Checks should be made out to the Shoreline PTA Council.
See attached flyer for more information.
Results are in from this year's Legislative Issues on-line survey. Just over 5,000 PTA members from across the state participated in the survey. Of the 5,007 participants 185 were from Shoreline.
Besides voting on what will be decided at this year's Legislative Assembly October 18-19th members could vote on what advocacy issues were of most importance to them.
Here are Shoreline's top concerns (over 50 votes each) in order of total votes:
1. Smaller Class Size
2. Changing STEM to STEAM to include the arts
3. Fully Fund Basic Education
4. Importance of STEM
5. Quality Teachers
Secondary topics of concern where: (30-50 votes each)
1. Literacy and Math Competency
2. Full Day Kindergarten
3. Highly Capable.
To compare by Shoreline school or see the State wide results you can go to:
http://www.wastatepta.org/advocacy/index.html and download the spreadsheet.
Shoreline PTA Council