- Essays will be scored on the current state learning standards for writing and will be scored on content, organization, language/conventions, and style per the program judging form.
- Deadline for submissions: postmarked no later than March 1 each year.
- Entries must include a completed and signed PTA Men’s Essay Contest application form, typed or handwritten legibly on an 8 ½” x 11” sheet of paper, and be no more than 650 words.
- One entry per student; multiple entries from one student will be disqualified.
- Open to all Washington State children K-12 in public, private or home-school settings.
- Each entry must be an original, not be written by a parent or professional, has not previously won a prize, and does not infringe upon the copyright or other proprietary rights of any third party.
- Awards will be presented at the Reflections Celebration in the Spring.
WSPTA Partners With Buell Recreation to Offer Playground Grants for Local PTA Schools
We hope you read the article in last week’s Membership News about WSPTA’s new partnership with Buell Recreation and BCI Burke to offer a grant opportunity for our local PTAs/PTSAs in good standing. The grants will provide credit toward playground equipment to WSPTA member PTAs to upgrade and improve their schools' equipment. WSPTA is the only state PTA in the nation offering this opportunity to its members. Up to $200,000 in grants will be awarded.
Playground Planning Guide: To help with planning, PTA leaders and/or members will receive a free Playground Planning Guide after completing a brief application. Only local PTA board members may apply for a grant after their membership has voted to approve applying for it.
Playground Equipment Grants: First-Come, First-Served
The WSPTA playground equipment grants offer PTAs opportunities to bring play into schools that need upgrades and improvements. To offset some of the costs of playground equipment, local PTA presidents or board members can apply for a grant here. The application deadline is June 30 and $200,000 in grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Awardees will receive grant funds toward the purchase of an approved play structure in the form of a discount off of the list price. Please note that application for a grant does not guarantee a grant award. Questions? Contact Buell Recreation, 800-266-1250.
Wow I can’t believe it is the first day of school. I am so excited for this year and want to welcome you to the CKPTS Council. You are receiving this email because you are listed in PT Avenue as being one of the 4 executive committee positions. If this is not correct please make sure PT Avenue is updated. I am looking forward to this year and think it is going to be a fantastic year. Please forgive the length of this first email there is a lot of information to get out so I hope you take the time to read it and future communication will be much shorter. I want to thank you for stepping up to take this leadership role at your school it is appreciated and the CKPTSA Council is here to help in any way. The first council meeting is September 11th, 2017 at 6:30pm in the board room at the Jenne-Wright Administration Building in Silverdale. I look forward to seeing everyone there. I have attached an information document with contact information for the board and which schools the vice presidents are responsible for. It also has the meeting schedule and door prize schedule. The first schools up for door prizes are Fairview Middle School and Central Kitsap High School.
Council Information Document
CPTSA Councils first big event coming up is our 5K Fall Cider Run on October 7th, 2017 we need volunteers, participants and sponsors. I have attached the flyer, registration form and sponsor letter and will have them go out thru peach jar. Please feel free to print out to post and distribute if you would like copies for your school please let me know how many and I can have them at the council meeting. This is a great for the whole family and it is rain or shine.
5K Flyer 5K Registration Form 5K Online Registration 5K Sponsor Letter
Every executive committee member is required to attend a training and at least one needs to have attended PTA and the Law. Your first opportunity this year to full fill the training requirement is our Region 1 training on September 16th, 2017. I have included the link with all the information and to register. If you have any questions please let me know.
Region 1 Training Registration
Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the council board members for questions or assistance of any kind.
CKPTSA Council President
Do you want $1000 to host a fun, interactive STEM event for your students and families? If so, you've come to the right place!
National PTA and Mathnasium are partnering to empower families to support student success and fill a critical gap in STEM education. The 2017 National PTA STEM + Families Math Grants sponsored by Mathnasium award local PTAs $1,000 to host one STEM + Families Math event with students and families at their Elementary School between October 1, 2017 and December 15, 2017.
National PTA and Mathnasium will provide awardees with all of the materials, training and support necessary for a successful STEM + Families Math event. No prior math experience needed!
To be eligible, applicants must:
* Be a PTA in good standing, as determined by the State PTA
* Commit to engaging parents and adults with student learning activities
* Welcome local Mathnasium staff to your event to provide the math expertise
* Have at least 10 volunteers to assist with event
* Submit evaluation results to National PTA after the event
Completed applications must be submitted online by August 31, 2017 at 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST for consideration. Awardees will be notified by September 15, 2017.
Klahowya PTSA is offering hanging flower baskets from Cascade Custom Plants, LLC in Mabton, WA. These big, beautiful arrangements are carefully arranged to ensure long-season beauty and are available for only $35 each. This is a wonderful gift idea just in time for Mother's Day or to freshen up your own outdoor space for the spring and summer. These colorful baskets will be available for pick up Wednesday, May 10th from noon to 6pm at the Olympic View Community Center. Address: 13931 Lester Rd, Silverdale WA 98383. There will be a large variety of colors and types of flowers in the arrangements. Come early for the best selection!
Thank you for your support of the KSS PTSA!
Ordering information also available on our Facebook page.