Spring Update from your PTSA

Welcome back from Spring Break-     

We’ve got quite a few items to get out to our members, it’s a busy Spring.
 
First off, we are looking for new executive board members for 2018-19 school year.  Look, we know your eyes just glazed over and are starting to scan the rest of this email to see what other info might be in here but please take a minute to hear us out.  Many of you took a break from the PTA after elementary school.  We get it.  Wow, those elementary days were busy.  The kids needed everything done for them and those teachers, man, did they have their hands full.  But now, there is light at the end of the tunnel.  The kids have almost made it, they get themselves up, breakfast(maybe) and to school, they don’t really need us as much. And really, they don’t want us around any way.  BUT, they still need you. Teachers, still need support, in some ways more than in elementary school.  Our PTSA provides this support and makes a lot of things happen with a pretty small budget.  However, we MUST have an executive board (President, Vice President, Co-Treasures and Secretary) to be able be to distribute any funds or to do any other business that the students and staff rely on.  All of us on the board work outside the home, full and/or part time.  We all have busy lives with our kids and all of their activities.  If we can do it, you can do it. And really, it’s not hard.  Learn some new things, have fun and make new friends!
 
What we need!  You! Okay, besides that, we need:
 
1. President, or Co-Presidents: 2 yr term.  Board meetings every month (we do a social in Dec. and in June) And a minim of four General Membership Meetings a school year.  Currently, we hold a Welcome Back Meeting in Sept., a Resources  Meeting in October, College Info Night in November, Safety Meeting in January or February, and our final Meeting in May. There is a requirement for at least one training session from the State PTSA, but this can be an evening meeting or an online session.  Kristin Arvidson, current President is “graduating” after serving 2 1/2 yrs as President, it is crucial to fill this role.
  
2. Vice President: 1-2yr term (1 year if taking over Presidents role) same meeting requirements as above.  This position is currently open.
 
3. Secretary: 2 yr term, same meeting requirements as above.  Current Secretary, Nicole Sipila, has served her two year term and will be taking over the PTSA Co-Chair Position for the Annual CSI Auction.
 
4. Treasurers apprentice: 1 year term with the intention of taking over the position (2 yr term) We have Co-Treasures, Katherine Machel & Michelle Gaither, who are just finishing year one of a two year term.  It would be best practice to have another Treasurer learning the ropes before taking over the position in the 2019-20 school year.
 
Besides executive board positions, we are in search of two more co-chairs for the annual auction.  One person to represent Sealth Athletics and another to represent the DSPA.  We’ll be planning through the summer for our November event.
 
Please consider taking one of these very important positions.  Your kids and community need you.  
Send any inquires to chiefsealthptsa@gmail.com 
Speaking of Auctions!  There are still spots available for the CSI Ladies Margarita Party on Cico de Mayo.  Last Party at Kristin Arvidson’s house.  $30, goes to the PTSA and you get a great evening with other Sealth ladies, hand made margaritas and snacks provided by your hosts, Kristin Arvidson and Nicole Sipila.  Please join us!  Email:kma206@msn.com for more information and to get yourself on the list.
Music Night Out!  Saturday, April 28th, starting at 5:30.  Tickets are still available at https://chiefsealthptsa.schoolauction.net/mno2018/
We are still in need of day of event set up, evening volunteers and clean up help.  Please contact Danielle Slota at danielle.slota@gmail.com, if you can help in any way on the 28th!
Also, we could use a few more desserts!  Email Nicole Sipila at alipisnic@gmail.com if you can bake or buy a fabulous dessert to be use during the Dessert Dash! Did you know that between Denny and Sealth, the Music/Performing Arts Program serves over 300 students?  Help support these amazing students.
Do you have a student in IB?  
 A mandatory meeting will be held in the auditorium during mentorship on Friday April 20th !  Go directly to the auditorium for mentorship thisFriday, April 20th if you are taking ANY IB exams! You will be given VITAL information about exams and how to retrieve your scores and about how to get your scores sent to college. BE THERE. IT’S MANDATORY!  From: Cairns, Teresa L tlcairns@seattleschools.org
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming.  May 7th – 11th.  Can you help?  Work has started on planning some really nice events to show our amazing teachers how much we appreciate all the work that they do for our students.  If you’re interested in finding ways to help, please contact Bonnie Gilbert at fatkitty@comcast.net.
 
Cyber Safety!  The Denny PTSA has invited us to their April 25th meeting, 7pm, the topic will be Cyber Safety. Want to know more about musically? Snap Chat? Sexting? Cyber-bulling?  Please join them in the Denny library.    

Lastly, we’d like to send a huge shout out and thank you to Marination!  What a great evening of Dine Out for Sealth we had back in February!  Please make sure to tell them Thank You, the next time your down on the waterfront.  
Thanks and Roll Hawks!