submitted by: Jenn Snyder and Mary White, Advocacy Co-Chairs


Coffee with the Superintendent 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 
McMenamins Anderson School 

Join Superintendent Michelle Reid for an informal coffee session. Come share your questions and thoughts about all things Northshore. Parents and community members are welcome. Spanish interpreter will be available for families in need of translation. 


Conversations with the School Board 
Monday, December 3, 2018 
North Creek High School 
Northshore School Board invites parents and community members to meet with them about district areas of focus during Conversations with the Board. 


NSD Safe Schools Advisory Committee 
To involve the public in the promotion of school safety, the Northshore School District Safety and Security Department has created an advisory committee, known as the Safe Schools Advisory Committee. The committee is comprised of representative parents, community members, faculty, students and first responders who are interested in the development of policies and procedures, which promote school safety. The Safe Schools Advisory Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Director of Safety and Security. Please visit here to read a copy of the minutes from their meetings and agenda items from past and future meetings.  


December School Board Meetings 
Monday, December 10, 2018 
NSD Administration Center 

All residents are welcome to attend regular board meetings. The board provides a public comment period at the beginning of each meeting. During public comments, individuals may address the school board. Those interested in speaking should sign up prior to the meeting on a sheet available at the back of the board room. You may also view past meetings online here 


Advocacy at the National Level 
2019 National PTA Legislative Conference (LegCon) 
March 12-14, 2019 
Washington, DC 
LegCon will be held just steps away from Washington, DC. You’ll be joined by your fellow PTA members and other passionate advocates who will share advanced advocacy skills and tactics to help you meet your policy goals.? 

Don’t miss the chance to expand your knowledge of the ins and outs of federal law, grow your advocacy skills, explore National PTA’s priorities for the new 116th Congress, and meet with your federal representatives on Capitol Hill. 
For more information and registration click here.


Accepting Nominations for the National PTA?2019 Advocacy Awards 
If you know of an outstanding youth or individual PTA advocate, or a local unit or state PTA that has done great advocacy work, nominate them to receive an award for their efforts from National PTA at the 2019 Legislative Conference. You can also nominate yourself! 

Please visit here for the description and nomination requirements for each award as well as the link to the nomination forms for each award. 

Local Advocacy Representatives

Skyview Middle School: Jennifer Snyder & Mary White

Northshore Council: Nancy ChamberlainCharla Griffy Brown

Region 6: Heidi Bennett

Washington State PTA: Nancy Chamberlain

Let your state legislators know how important funding our children’s education is to you via emails and/or phone calls!  Click HERE to go to the Washington State Legislative page for contacts.

Helpful Links

Please see the following helpful advocacy links to read legislative news and keep up on WSPTA’s advocacy through their Grassroots Connection blog.

Washington State PTA Advocacy Site 
National PTA Advocacy Site 
National PTA Advocacy Toolkit

Voter Registration

Are you registered for the next election? Register to vote with the Washington Secretary of State here.