VOTE! November 7th Elections

UPCOMING CANDIDATE FORUMS: Seattle School Board Candidates Forum: Date: Thursday, October 12th Time: 6:00  – 8:00 PM Location: Madrona Elementary School 1121 33rd Ave Seattle, WA 98122. The PTSAs of Leschi, Lowell, Madrona, McGilvra, Montlake, and Stevens Elementary Schools invite you to join us for an evening of discussion, education policy, and free pizza. Children welcome.…

Get Informed & Vote – Nov. 7 Elections

This November we pick a new Mayor, City Council members, new directors for the School Board, State representatives, a variety of other important positions, and vote on state-wide and local measures. Even though some of the contested positions represent areas outside of West Seattle, it is crucial to advocacy to understand the landscape of these…

Two-Tier Bus Schedule – Vote on Monday, Jun. 1

In April, I recommended to the Families and Education Levy Oversight Committee and to the City Council that one-time funding of $2.3 million Families and Education Levy funds be allocated to Seattle Public Schools (SPS) to implement a district-wide two-tier bus schedule in the 2017-2018 academic year. I heard from hundreds of parents, community members,…

Write the Mayor to Support Transportation & Safety

Have you been negatively impacted by the bell time changes this year and proposals for next year?  Ask the Mayor to help us with a 1 time transportation ask. Here is a template to email Seattle leaders: council@seattle.gov, Dwane.Chappelle@seattle.gov, scott.kubly@seattle.gov, and the Mayor using the form link. Dear Seattle leaders, Please support Seattle Public Schools…

Levy Cliff Extended – What’s next?

We have good news coming out of Olympia this week, the levy cliff has been extended!  This means we will be able to collect our voter approved levy funds for another year.  Thank you for all your calls and emails to our representatives.  Your voice made a difference! While we want to celebrate this victory…

Alki Parent, Jennifer Ogle, Testified on Education Funding Plans

Article from: WSPTA Grassroots Connection:  Representing the Washington State PTA (WSPTA) on Monday, February 6, parent Jennifer Ogle testified in the House Appropriations Committee on the House Democrat (HB 1843) and Senate Republican (SB 5607) education funding plans. After waiting more than three hours to speak, Ogle challenged lawmakers to adopt ample funding solutions that include…

PTA Focus Day Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended Focus Day!  Over 7,000 people came from all over the state to attend the Rally for Equity in Education on the steps of the Capital.  More than 30 parents and staff from 8 West Seattle Schools met with our 34th District Legislators, Senator Sharon Nelson, Representative Joe Fitzgibbon, and…

Principal Budget Talks

Many of you know that our school district faces incredible budget challenges for the upcoming school year.  It is more important than ever that we hold tight to our core values as we face difficult decisions ahead. Our Alki Staff will be coming together to prepare for this budget crisis and we want to hear…