News from Higher Level PTAs

Here's the latest from:

  • Bellevue PTSA Council: The Bellevue PTSA Council represents the 30 PTAs in the Bellevue School District. Monthly meetings provide local unit representatives the opportunity to hear from and talk with district administrators and with one another and to receive other information of interest to the students, families and PTSA units in the Bellevue School District.
    • Bellevue Gifted Alliance: The Bellevue Gifted Alliance (BGA) in the Bellevue School District encompasses families of highly capable students, teachers, administrators and interested community members promoting excellence in “gifted” or “highly capable” education.
  • Washington State PTA 
  • National PTA 

 

National PTA: 125th Anniversary Convention

2/28/2022 8:14 pm

 

This year's Legislative Conference will be a part of National PTA’s 125th Anniversary Convention #PTACon2022 on June 14-19, 2022 in National Harbor, Md. Find out more about Hill Day and other critical advocacy events at PTA.org/Convention

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WSPTA Essay Contest

1/17/2022 5:09 pm

 

Does your child enjoy writing? The WSPTA Essay Contest is open to all grades K-12 and asks students to explore the important and varied influencers in their lives.

The last day to submit your entry through WSPTA's online form is Tuesday, March 1st. Please use "Medina PTSA" and "2.3.57" as the PTA/PTSA name and number on the online submission form.

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Focus on Advocacy Week

1/9/2022 5:32 pm

WSPTA's Focus on Advocacy Week is January 17-21, 2022. Each day will focus on an important part of the Legislative Platform. Learn more about how you can be involved from the WSPTA website.

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Reflections Awards

1/2/2022 8:54 am

Thanks to all the participants in the 2021 reflections program! The judges enjoyed viewing each and every submission and encouraged you all to keep creating. Congratulations to the following winners for the 2021 Medina Elementary Reflections Art Competition: [Literature]1st place: Anushka T (G3) [Visual Art] 1st place: Charles Z(G1), Yihan L(G3); 2nd place: Andy H (G4), Hanjun W (G4)

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Reflections Art Competition

3/6/2021 1:49 pm

We'd like to share the video of amazing Reflections artworks by the finalists of Bellevue PTSA Council who are heading to the Washington State level - https://youtu.be/Q7vSFtgiWbw

Congratulations to our Medina Tiger winners Elina Z. (Literature), Sophia C. (Photography), and Joey G. (Film Production)! Thanks for the support from all the participants and parents!

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WSPTA Convention

2/28/2021 11:10 pm

SAVE THE DATE! The WSPTA Convention will be held virtually on May 18-23, 2021. For more information and how to attend, please visit: https://www.wastatepta.org/convention/ 

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WSPTA Essay Contest

2/22/2021 9:12 pm

Do you kids love to write? Do they have anyone they admire? The WSPTA Essay Contest is open to K-12 students. This year is calling essay entries about a real life hero around you. The deadline is March 1. See contest guideline and email info@medinapta.org if you need assistance!

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Bellevue Gifted Alliance: Family Workshop

2/22/2021 8:58 pm

From Bellevue Gifted Alliance:

 

Monday, March 15, 2021

6:30pm-7:30pm

Getting to the Depth and Complexity of Learning: Family Workshop

 

Come explore how we utilize tools to help students explore content at a deeper level.
 

 
Learn more at BGA's website here.

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National PTA: Legislative Conference 2021

2/20/2021 10:11 am

From National PTA:

 

Join us March 9-11 for our first virtual and learn how to advocate for every child. Workshops include: Advocating for Federal Resources, Supporting and Inclusive Practices and Why Public Schools Matter to Us–and that is just on Day 1! of attending LegCon. closes Feb. 26. We hope to see you there!

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Website Update: WSPTA Legislative Priorities and Supported Issues

1/27/2021 7:49 pm

 

 

Our Advocacy Page has been updated with WSPTA's 2020-2021 top five legislative priorities and other supported issues. Please check it out here.

 

The top five priorities are:

  1. Increasing access to Nursing, Mental Health and S.E.L. staff.
  2. Support Students and Preserve Education Funding.
  3. Increasing Educational Equity by Closing the Digital Divide.
  4. Supports and Funding for Students with Disabilities and Their Families.
  5. Decreasing gun violence and suicide.

 

These legislative priorities (as well as the other supported issues, principles, and resolutions) were voted on at the 42nd Annual Legislative Assembly on October 24-25, 2020 in a virtual format. Medina PTA had seven voting delegates: Li-Tan Hsu, Julie Franck, Andrea Turner, Marti Enke, Maxine Lee, María Ortega, and Shari Kauls.

 

The Legislative Assembly is held once every two years.

 

For more information, please visit WA State PTA's Advocacy Page.

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