Annual budget meeting scheduled for 04/29/20 via Zoom.
Per Dr. Sally Lancaster, Everett School District has created a committee looking at special events to celebrate seniors, athletes in the district. The district is looking at graduation possibilities. The district has an online survey out now, asking we participate and spread the word.
Council Board Elections. The slate was approved as follows:
President – Jen Hirman Co-VP Membership – Amanda Cabana/Craig Willis Treasurer – Jonelle Radford Secretary – Stephanie Cherry The nominees were elected by voice vote in accordance with WSPTA Uniform Bylaws Article 5, Section 6B. All participants of the meeting voted yes.
Hawthorne Elementary PTA was awarded a Star Award for trying out new events and meeting times for their students this year.
Council will work with local PTA Presidents to create a compilation video for Staff Appreciation Week.
With 5267 members, PTA membership in our district has exceeded our goal.
Reflections: Two submissions from within our district are going to National PTA.
For the first time ever, over 20,000 people read our Facebook posts within one month, as our Council has been looked to for postings and guidance during emergency school closures due to COVID-19.
Washington State PTA Convention will now be an online event from May 11-21. Registration is $60. Council will look at ways to try to help local PTA leaders attend.
Dr. Sally Lancaster discussed the upcoming Capital Bond, and members in attendance approved to endorse the Bond.
Cedar Wood PTA received a Star Award for art docent collaboration. Woodside PTA will also receive a Star Award for art docent collaboration and efforts, at next Woodside PTA meeting.
Council has completed Standards of Affiliation for the current PTA term.
Five local PTAs have qualified for the 2020 WSPTA Membership Contest.
There were nearly 250 Reflections submissions within the school district. The Reflections Celebration was a big success.
The WSPTA Essay Contest is currently active, with submissions to be postmarked by March 1.
President Jen Hirman described the roles of Council. A Nominating Committee was voted in during the November Membership Meeting; the committee is actively looking for qualified team members for next school year. Nominations are due by February 28, with a vote to occur during the March Membership Meeting.
Members in attendance voted in the Council Nominating Committee: Valerie Ungren, Denise Constantineau, Craig Willis. This is perhaps the most important committee a PTA has, as the committee members work together to try to find the best candidates for the PTA Executive Board for the following school year. We recommend that each PTA votes in a Nominating Committee soon, if it has not already been done.