eNews October 2014

eNews October 2014

Know More. Do More.

WSPTA FOCUS DAY 2015—Rally in Olympia!

When: Monday, January 19, 2015 – MLK Day no school

Where: WA State Capitol

Why: Because Legislators hear more about chickens and no taxes, then they do about funding education.

Make a Postcard: Regardless of whether or not you plan to go, complete this survey to make a postcard that will be delivered to legislators: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FocusDay2015 In this survey you can sign up to stay informed about sponsored buses and how to meet with your legislator on Focus day.

Show up: Bring the kids and rally on the Capitol steps, meet with Legislators, leave postcards, receive updates from policy-makers on key issues and network with other PTA advocates. Show our Legislators that we care. PTA volunteer advocates can make a difference when they show up. For more information and to register go to: http://www.wastatepta.org/meetings/focus_day/

Seattle Speaks Preschool Politics

Join the Conversation

Should Seattle invest in prekindergarten education? Join Seattle Channel, Seattle CityClub and Town Hall Seattle for a live, televised community forum about the future of early childhood learning and hear form the supporters of two copeting ballot measures – a city backed plan to make high-quality preschool accessible and affordable and a union proposal seeing better pay and training for child-care workers. SeattleSpeaks_PreK

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave.

6:oo p.m. doors

6:30 p.m. audience prep

7:00 p.m. live show

Watch live on Seattle Channel 21 or SeattleChannel.org

Register:Admission is free, but seating is limited.

Sign-up at SeattleCityclub.org or 206-682-7395

Interested in Finding Out More About Strategies for Improving School Road Safety?
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) invites you to a design workshop where we’ll examine how to improve traffic safety near Seattle schools. The workshops will include a presentation and discussion on road design treatments and a “walk about” intended to provide examples of traffic barriers and potential opportunities
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SDOT is hosting three School Road Safety Design Workshops in May. PLEASE JOIN US!

Tuesday, May 20 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Southwest Branch Seattle Public Library,
9010 35th Ave SW
Tuesday, May 27 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Northeast Branch Seattle Public Library,
6801 35th Ave NE
Thursday, May 29 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM

Wilson-Pacific BEXIV project Frequently Asked Questions
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Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee Seeks New Members
The Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee is accepting applications for new members to help make walking and biking to school in Seattle safer and easier. The volunteer board, which was created by the Seattle City Council in 1975 to improve traffic safety for all of Seattle’s school children, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s School Road Safety Action Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council with respect to school traffic safety, including adult crossing guard locations, school traffic signs and signals, school safety patrols, bicycle facilities, sidewalks and student traffic safety education. [ download / view file ]
Board members serve a three-year term, with an opportunity to serve a second term. Members must be Seattle residents and may not be city employees. The board meets the fourth Friday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. typically at Seattle Public Schools headquarters with occasional field meetings at school sites or schools crossings. Ideal committee members may include parents of school children, frequent walkers and bikers, people interested in pedestrian or bicycle encouragement and those with expertise in child injury prevention.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the City’s boards and commissions. Women, young persons, seniors, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color and immigrants are encouraged to apply. Interested Seattleites should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest via email by 5 p.m. on May 9, 2014, to Brian Dougherty at brian.dougherty@seattle.gov.

For more information, call Brian Dougherty at (206) 684-5124 or send an e-mail to the address above.

Seattle Council PTSA and Seattle Public Schools have partnered to offer a 10-week Family Engagement
Seattle Council PTSA and Seattle Public Schools have partnered to offer a 10-week Family Engagement Training April 10-June 17 at Highland Park Elementary School in West Seattle. (First session is Thursday April 10, then every Tuesday April 22-June 17). [ download / view file ]
This training is designed to help Seattle Public School parents navigate the school system and become effective advocates for their students while building family engagement and leadership skills. Please contact one of us to express interest by Monday, April 7, 2014 (if possible). Dinner and childcare provided.

* Margo Siegenthaler at 206-252-0794, masiegenthaler@seattleschools.org (Seattle Public Schools)
* Sharon Rodgers at 206-317-4462 ufen.seattle@gmail.com (Seattle Council PTSA)

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact one of us!