Meany PTSA News 9/22/17

It was a dark and stormy night...and we were thrilled to see so many of you at Tuesday's PTSA General Meeting! Highlights included an update from Principal Oatis, an overview of our current financial outlook from the acting PTSA Co-President, a survey from the budget committee, a fundraising brainstorm, some great conversation about the value of working together to build a diverse and equitable PTSA, and much more. Thank you to those who attended, and we hope to see many more of you next month. 

Board Nominations are open!

Want to get involved in PTSA leadership? Nominate yourself to a Board position on the Meany PTSA! All positions are open and any Meany PTSA member is eligible. (Not a member yet? Join now.) Nominations are due on September 29, so don't delay! Learn more about Board positions and the nomination process here.

Pizza & Parents at Curriculum Night

Join the Meany PTSA for pizza and refreshments before Curriculum Night. Let's get to know our fellow parents (and grandparents or other caregivers) and build a strong school community! Learn more here.

The Budget Committee needs your input!

The PTSA is in the process of revising the 2017–2018 budget so it reflects the interests of our school and family community and is supported by a thoughtful fundraising strategy. As required by WSPTA bylaws, a budget committee is working with staff and PTSA chairs and volunteers to recommend a budget on October 12. We want to hear from you what kinds of budget items you believe are important: please complete this survey and return to the school office with your student. Paper copies will also be available at Curriculum Night. Please contact Anne Friedlander with questions or if you'd like to be part of the budget committee.

Special Education parent group

Do you have a student with an IEP or 504, or are you in the process of requesting one? Consider joining the Meany Special Ed parent group. Casual meetings once a month will facilitate conversations about the challenges and frustrations, joys and triumphs, and processes and paperwork involved in raising special kids. The first meeting will be the evening of October 11. Email Lori to join the group or learn more about it.

Help us set up online donations

Are you a dev? Or do you know how to work with APIs connecting our Square account to our PTSA website so we can set up online donations? We need you! Please get in touch.

Enrichment classes at the UW Robinson Center

The University of Washington Robinson Center for Young Scholars offers Saturday Enrichment classes for students in grades K-8. There are no prerequisites for admission other than interest! Classes offer deep, inquiry-based learning experiences and give students have the opportunity to pursue their interests while working with peers in classes taught by subject-matter experts on the UW Seattle campus. Fall session runs from October 7 to December 2. Register online or view course descriptions here

All tuition and fees are waived for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.


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