*Please feel free to bring your dinner and eat before or during class. Drinks and dessert will be provided.
The PTA – Parent Teacher Association – is the largest volunteer organization in the United States working since 1987 in schools nationwide to be a powerful voice for all children. All families are welcome in PTA and encouraged to participate. Learn about the important role you play in guiding your child in school and how your involvement in PTA can you help you get the best education possible for the children you love.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET (in English) Register Now for English
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7 p.m. ET (in Spanish) Register Now for Spanish
Registration details to follow. All PTA leaders are welcome and encouraged to attend. This is a great way to refresh your knowledge or learn new information.
As a reminder one qualified PTA training class is required for EVERY elected PTA officer each year. An additional requirement is that AT LEAST ONE ELECTED OFFICER from each PTA also takes the “PTA and the Law” course.
Sponsored by: Seattle Education Association, League of Women Voters and Seattle Council PTSA
When: Tuesday, January 6, 2015–6:30 to 8:30pm
Where: John Stanford Center Auditorium, 2445 3rd Ave. S., Seattle
Why: Because bake sales and auctions cannot fill funding gaps in basic education
Description: Why are our schools underfunded and over-crowded? What is the Legislature doing about this? What can we do? Hear from two dynamic speakers. Tom Ahearne, (NEWS) the trial lawyer from the McCleary case will speak on how WA State is not meeting its “Paramount Duty” to fully fund education. He will also talk about the latest “contempt” decision on holding our legislators accountable. Andrew Nicholas from the WA State Budget and Policy Center will talk about the challenges of financing basic education and the reforms to the revenue system that can make that possible.
This event will count toward PTA leadership training requirements. It is FREE, but seating is limited. RSVP at: https://paramountduty2015.eventbrite.com