News from your North Beach PTA

January 28, 2022

Dates to Remember

A Note From our Principal

Dear North Beach Families:


COVID community transmission rates are still very high. However, there are some encouraging signs on the horizon. The case rate in King County has declined significantly in the past 7 days. I hope this is a sign we are moving in the right direction! If you have concerns about COVID symptoms and are having difficulty finding access to a test, please contact the school. We can provide PCR and antigen tests to symptomatic family members living with our students to stop the spread of the virus.


Levy Presentation

Join us Monday, January 31 at 7:00 pm for an opportunity to learn about the upcoming replacement levies.

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Ballots due by Tuesday, February 8: Seattle Public Schools has two measures that renew funding for students, staff, and schools in the February 8 election. Proposition 1, renewal of the Educational Programs & Operations Levy, and Proposition 2, renewal of the Building, Technology, and Academics/Athletics Levy.


To find out more about how to vote in King County, how to register to vote, and what to do if you lost your ballot, visit King County Elections webpage.


2022-23 Enrollment

Enrollment for the next school year is open for kindergarten and new students. Information about district programs as well as North Beach can be found on the North Beach website https://northbeaches.seattleschools.org/ . If you have an incoming kindergarten student or know a family who does, please pass this information to them. School staff and budget for next year is determined by enrollment. Questions about enrollment? Please contact admissions@seattleschools.org.


Our final Open House for incoming kindergarten and new families will be next Tuesday, February 1 from 7-8 p.m. Click here to join the meeting.


The Meany PTSA invites you to A Conversation About Disability Advocacy (Feb 2)

Disability is a form of diversity so often left out of equity and social justice conversations. Join Meany Middle School for a special online presentation from the Arc of King County -- Feb 2 at 7pm -- to explore how biases impact words and the way we treat people with disabilities. If you have a disability, or know, love and work with people with disabilities, you don't want to miss this critical conversation.
Topics include:

  • Disability Rights is Civil Rights
  • Respectful Language
  • The Different Forms of Disability
  • The Models of Disability

Join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8227161854?from=addon.

For questions contact lauraporto@gmail.com.


Have a wonderful weekend,


Kristine McLane, Principal

kemclane@seattleschools.org

Design North Beach Elementary’s Yearbook Cover!

All Students are invited to enter their North Beach Yearbook Cover Designs!


Artwork requirements:

  • artwork must incorporate our school or our Seal mascot. School colors are purple, white, and yellow/gold.
  • artwork should be COLORFUL and be able to hang up and down (vertical). Finished size 8 ½” x 11”
  • any medium can be used: markers, crayons, paint, colored pencils, or colored paper.
  • artwork does not need a title or words. Make sure any lettering on your entry has all words spelled correctly.
  • write your name and teacher’s name in pencil on the BACK of your art. All artwork must be done by a North Beach Elementary student.


How to Submit:

1) Drop off your entry at the school office

2) Turn in your entry to your teacher


Due Date: February 28th


Winners: North Beach teachers and staff will vote to select a winner. The winner will have their artwork appear on the cover of the yearbook and many other entries will appear throughout the yearbook!


Have you purchased your yearbook yet?

Purchase now on Konstella using this link.

Coming to the party?

Ticket sales are looking good for the auction. The party is on and let’s just say: WE DESERVE IT.


There are still plenty of seats to fill and there’s still time to get early-bird bird pricing: $30 discount ends February 7. Remember: among many other benefits, you get to leave the house and wear real clothes. Maybe even some lipstick. Buy your tickets here.


We’re also looking for auction-day volunteers. Have friends, grandparents, responsible teens who want to chip in and have some fun? Hours are 5 pm-midnight and we have all kinds of roles to fill. Reach out to auction@northbeachpta.org. Thanks!

Ballots due Feb 2: Vote Today to Support Public Schools!

Voting dropboxes are open! The North Beach PTA voted at the recent general meeting to support a "YES" vote on proposition 1 and 2.


The district uses the money from the levies to supplement state funding. For example, the state funds 9 nurses, but thanks to the levy the district can fund 68 nurses. From athletics to STEM the district depends on the levies to provide equitable opportunities to kids across the district.


Learn more about the levies on the district website. And join Assistant Superintendent JoLynn Berge for a North Beach Zoom to discuss the levy.


Monday, January 31

7-8pm


Click here to join the meeting

Incoming 6th graders - Whitman Open House

Whitman Middle School Live Virtual Open House

Tuesday, Feb. 1 6:30-7:30pm.

The virtual gathering will include a warm welcome to our community members considering Whitman as their middle school. Guests will meet some of our team members, learn about our school programs and get a feel for the Whitman culture.


Please Note: The Open House will not be recorded, however, if families and students miss the Live Open House, a copy of all presentations and details will be posted on our website.


If families need language interpreters, please contact our main office at (206) 252-1200.

Join the Open House

Special Education Updates

Seattle Special Education General PTSA Meeting: Tuesday, February 8th 7pm-9pm.

Register at: Eventbrite


For more information on Seattle Special Education PTSA sponsored events, go to: Events Calendar (seattlespecialeducationptsa.org)

Free Covid Resources

WA State Department of Health - Say Yes Covid Test

US Government - 4 tests available per home - Covidtests.gov


Coming soon - Free government issued N95 adult masks at local pharmacies such as Walgreens.

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Community News & Events

The programs below are not endorsed by either North Beach PTA or SPS, and are posted for informational purposes only.

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Attention all Baseball, Softball, and Tee-Ball players!

Northwest Seattle Little League ("NWSLL") opened for registration on December 1st!

NWSLL has served our local NW Seattle neighborhoods since 1959 and is chartered through Little League Baseball, offering a variety of divisions for baseball and softball as well as numerous volunteer opportunities. NWSLL’s boundaries extend from Puget Sound to I-5 and from 85th Street to 145th Street. And our home fields are at Soundview (next to Whitman), Crown Hill (off Holman Road), and Northacres (near Haller Lake).


On-time registration for Kid-Pitch players (league ages 8 thru 12, where league age is age as of 8/31/22) runs through January 26th. For league age 8 players, typically half play Kid-Pitch ball. Registrations after January 26th is accepted as slots remain available (our website will indicate if roster slots remain in a division). Our Kid-Pitch age players (ages 8 and up) have Evaluation Day on Sunday, February 27th to assist in (1) determining if an age 8 player is ready for Kid-Pitch, (2) placing players as appropriate in AA, AA, or Majors, and (3) creating balanced teams. Those teams will be created in early March.


For players league age 8 and younger (who play Coach-Pitch or Tee-Ball), teams start up later (early to mid-April), and registrations is open through mid-March. We form teams around March 20th, so register by then to make sure you get any buddy requests granted. Coach-Pitch and Tee-Ball events are typically held at our Crown Hill Field on Holman Road. Lastly, NWSLL liberally grants scholarship requests to families in need of assistance. Our goal is to help every kid play ball who wants to enjoy the game with friends!


Please visit http://nwsll.org/ to learn more and register online.

Questions? Please send email to info@nwsll.org

PLAY BALL!

J Camp at the Stroum JCC

Registration for our 2022 season opens next week!


Build your own experience with Summer J Camp! With more than 60 camps to choose from, Summer J Camp is 10 weeks of fun. Running from June 21 - Aug. 26 with options for kids in pre-K through 10th grades (and job opportunities for anyone older). Bus transportation is available, along with our extended care program and swim lessons. Sign up by March 11 to get our Early Bird Discount and save 10%.


Registration open Feb. 2.

Click here to learn more!

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Support North Beach Elementary When You Shop!

Amazon Smile: 0.5% of eligible purchases back to North Beach!

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