News from your North Beach PTA

September 11, 2020

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Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday, October 5: PTA Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 9: No School, In-Service Day

PTA News

Welcome to a new school year! The PTA held its first general meeting on Tuesday evening, September 8th. Many board positions were confirmed and can be viewed on northbeachelemantary.org under the PTA tab.


We are excited about the newly formed equity committee to serve North Beach and other area schools. Volunteers are still needed in chair positions or help in areas of your interest. Please email us at volunteernorthbeachpta.org to learn about opportunities, both big and small, to help our school community. There was a great brain storming session creating ideas of how to keep our students socially involved virtually outside the classroom and keep positive school spirit up.


Stay posted for news on these fun events. Additionally, we are initiating a support group to listen to parents, provide education on virtual learning, share experiences, and address concerns. Times are uncertain and challenging, but the PTA sees opportunity to provide even greater support to our school team and the surrounding community this year. Wishing you and your families health and resilience!

From the Office

Parents: last week we sent a message with information on first day packets. If you need the information sent to you again, please let us know: sbbradley@seattleschools.com or cmhostetler@seattleschools.com


Office hours are:

8am -12pm Monday through Friday by appointment. To ensure we are keeping safe and following CDC guidelines, we ask that you don’t drop in. Please contact us for an appointment.

North Beach Elementary is a Meal Distribution Site

North Beach Elementary is a meal distribution site for Seattle Public Schools. Every Monday through Friday from 11:15 – 1:15 you can pick up a tasty meal prepared by our central kitchen. On Fridays you can also pick up a bag of food for the weekend! This is available to all students and their families. There are no income restrictions and no cost. Just show up and pick up your meal!


Because of social distancing guidelines, families and students may not stay at school to eat.

If you have questions about the program, please call Winnie Lee, North Beach Lunchroom coordinator at 206-252-0900, or the North Beach office at 206-252-1510.

Advocate for North Beach & All Students in Washington!

Welcome to a new school year and a new chance to be involved in government! Last year, school board member Leslie Harris described education funding as a patchwork quilt. This is a perfect analogy to funding and all sorts of decisions that affect the families in Seattle Public Schools. Federal, State, City, and District resources and policies influence every aspect of our children’s education.


The PTA works to track issues, attend meetings, write letters, and build relationships with our representatives to advocate for your child and all children across Washington State. Get involved and find out more, email klabelle@gmail.com

Join Seattle Special Education PTSA!

If you have been considering joining the Seattle Special Education PTSA, now is the time! Please visit our website and do it now. www.seattlespecialeducationptsa.org.

Support North Beach Elementary When You Shop!

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

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1320831


Shutterfly: 8% of Purchases come back to North Beach!

Shop for cards and photos at www.NorthBeach.ShutterflyStoreFront.com and help contribute 8% to the North Beach PTA!

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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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Good news! Girls on the Run is looking for North Beach Elementary girls grades 3-5 for a fall VIRTUAL program!

What is Girls on the Run?


At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, fun activities and running games. Over the course of the program, girls in 3rd-5th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory (virtual) 5K event.


What better time to teach our girls these skills?


Scholarships are available.


The fall program starts September 28 and runs through November 16, with the end of season virtual "K Your Way" on November 14-15.


Check out this link to program details and registration resources:


https://www.gotrpugetsound.org/Program-Registration


https://www.gotrpugetsound.org/our-programs


If you have questions contact North Beach liaison:


Kathy Reif

617-763-7136

kathy.reif@gmail.com

School Programs

Boys & Girls Club

Questions? 206-582-3512 or choover@positiveplace.org.

Registration Information and enrollment paperwork is available at: http://positiveplace.org/locations/childcare/Pages/northbeachchildcare.aspx


Small Faces

The school-aged program at Small Faces serves kindergarten through fifth grade children. At the end of the school day, a school bus takes kids to Small Faces Center where they are greeted by teachers and offered a snack before the program activities begin. Doors close at 6pm. Contact Kathy Brockman with questions and to enroll: kbrockman@smallfaces.org

Illumination Learning Studio

Illumination Learning Studio provides After School Programs for children K-5. We provide transportation after school each day. This is an arts-focused educational program. Please visit our website for more information https://www.illuminationlearningstudio.com/.

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Seattle Public Schools, SPS, provides Equal Educational Opportunities and Equal Employment Opportunities and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex; race; creed; color; religion; ancestry; national origin; age; economic status; sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; physical appearance; the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability; honorably discharged veteran or military status; or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. SPS also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.