Win Free Kindles—Share Your Story
National PTA and Amazon want to hear your stories. After you host your PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle event, share your story with us and you may be selected to win a set of 10 Kindle e-readers for your PTA! In addition, we will feature your PTA in nationwide promotions.
Local PTA units in good standing that conduct a Family Reading Experience and tell us their story by December 13, 2013 will be considered eligible. Kindle e-reader recipients will be announced on January 10, 2014.
For information on how to host a Family Reading Experience go to: http://www.pta.org/programs/content.cfm?ItemNumber=3563
Silver Membership Winners
Congratulations to the following local units for achieving the Silver Membership Award.
· Brookside PTA 6.12.15
· Echo Lake PTA 6.12.20
· Highland Terrace PTA 6.12.25
· Parkwood PTA 6.12.55
· Ridgecrest PTA 6.12.60
Parent ISSUES Poll - Input Needed
Parent input is needed. Please take a moment and tell the Shoreline PTA Council what two issues are most important to your family?
Go to: http://www.shorelinepta.org/advocacy-poll.html
Shoreline PTA Council is providing this poll to parents across the district to find out what issues are of most importance to district families. This information will help as PTA Council voices parent's concerns to the District, School Board and State Legislators.
Please forward this out to your local unit membership so ALL schools are represented.
SNAP (Food Stamps) - Additional cuts to this program are again up
for discussion as part of the farm bill. See the link below for more information.
Legislative Director, WSPTA
One of the advantages of being part of a state wide organization is the ability to share information and products from other Regions and Councils.
Here is the November Newsletter from Lake Washington Council. It has some great articles that may help you as Shoreline PTA Leaders.
Shoreline PTA Council, in partnership with PTA's across the district, is conduction a poll this November to find out what key issues are of the greatest importance to Shoreline School District Parents.
The poll is available online in the parent's spoken language by going to the link and clicking on the translation button. The goal is to hear from at least 30% of District parents. Your local PTA may ask for your opinion in other ways. No matter how - Please take a moment and tell us which two issues impact your family the most.
To participate in the poll go to: http://www.shorelinepta.org/advocacy-poll.html.
Please encourage every parent you know to participate. Post this to your FB page, send out an email. How awesome would it be if we had 50% of our parents participate? That is powerful information I can share with our School Board & Legislators!
VP Advocacy, Shoreline PTA Council
Take a moment and link to the National PTA Action Alert. Urge the Budget Conference Committee to Stop Cuts to Education!
Before sending your email make sure to click the box to sign you up for this year's National PTA Action Alerts.
November 02nd, 2013
Free Oil Change Outreach Event
There will be a free community outreach for folks in Shoreline and North Seattle who are homeless, low income, or simply fallen upon hard times who otherwise cannot afford to get their oil changed this winter.
• WHEN: November 16, 2013
• TIME: 9:00AM to 1:00PM
• WHERE: Shoreline, WA
WHAT: This will be a full service oil change, free of charge. Our skilled volunteers will provide fresh oil, a new oil filter specific to your car; we’ll top off the other fluids your car uses and check your tire pressure.
HOW: Please call 206-371-2141. Have this information ready when you call: Year, Make, Model and Engine Size of your car. Registration deadline is Sunday, November 10th. 2013.
Shorecrest Holiday Baskets Benefit Dinner Wednesday, November 20th. Purchase tickets by 10/12!
What: The Shorecrest PTSA is again sponsoring a Holiday Benefit Dinner in support of the Holiday Baskets Food, Toys, Teen Gifts drive
When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 6:00 - 8:00pm
Where: In the Shorecrest High School Cafeteria
How: Purchase tickets by Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013! $20.00 Adults $10 Children 10 & younger.
See flyer for more details and ticket purchasing instructions.
This a great night of entertainment & awesome food. Please invite your neighbors & businesses in your area to attend this what is becoming a spectacular annual community event of the coming together in giving & celebrating the season! Hope to see you there!
Shoreline PTA Council