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Washington State PTA Legislative Platform 2013-2014

The results are in from this year’s Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly!

This is our top 5 focus:
1.) Advance Basic Education Reforms
2.) Fund Education First
3.) Closing the Opportunity Gaps
4.) Revenue for Kids
5.) Access to Highly Effective Teachers

Armchair advocacy has never been easier!

Go to http://wsptagrassroots.blogspot.com and enter your email address in the box on left called “follow by email.”
Next, go to http://capwiz.com/wastatepta/home and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Action e-List.”
Enter your information and you’re good to go!
When ACTION is really needed, the state PTA office will email you a pre-written note. You can edit it, or just click it through as is. These emails go directlly to your legislators, or other designees, to tell them exactly what you think.

For more information go to http://dimmittptsa.digitalpta.com/ptsa_info/advocacy-legislative-information



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PTSA Meeting – Tuesday Oct. 9th

Tuesday, October 9th 6:30pm in Library. Food will be served by 6:15, so come early!

Items on agenda:

  • Answer questions about the PTSA Reflections program
  • Vote in our new PTSA Board Members
  • Vote in our new budget for 2012-2013
  • Volunteer opportunities with ASB
  • Dimmitt support staff will be presenting information on supporting students’ study skills, organization, and time management.
  • Accessing student information online and communicating with teachers.

 



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Junta de Padres

Do you know a Spanish-speaking family who wants to be more engaged in our schools?
Please join the Academic Liaison Program in our monthly meeting “Junta de Padres”
The Renton School District Middle School Spanish Speaking Family Nights.

We host these nights once a month where Spanish speaking families talk about anything and everything that is important to supporting their middle school students. The goal is for Spanish-speaking families from the entire district to discuss and problem solve together. In the past we have talked about attendance, grades, drugs, high school transition, college readiness, and so on. All of our meetings are in Spanish and English, and include pizza dinner, child care, raffles, and prizes for bringing another family.

JUNTA DE PADRES is for Spanish-Speaking Families with students in Middle School, join us 6:00 to 7:30pm

Octubre 10—en Nelsen Middle School
Noviembre 6—en McKnight Middle School
Diciembre 4—en Dimmitt Middle School

Por favor Responda a Audita Brockett al (425) 204—2299 o
Dimmitt: Harumi Taniguchi al (425) 204—2890
Nelsen: Kathleen Turner al (425) 204—3069
McKnight: Kaytee Thomas al (425) 204—3621



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