Learn more about community support services

Join LWPTSA for a virtual Lunch & Learn short presentations and discussion on, “Community Support Services Roundtable.” Thursday, March 18 from 12:00-1:00 PM. An event link will be available at http://www.lwptsa.net/lunch-learn/.

Questions? Contact Yumna A. Green, LWPTSA Executive Vice President, EVP@lwptsa.net.

PTSA celebrates Black History Month

National PTA has created information on the unique challenges black children face and ways we can better support their families to achieve student success. Celebrate Black History Month with articles, guides and information from PTSA available here.

Also, join LWPTSA for its February Brown Bag Lunch & Learn presentation and discussion, “Unconscious bias and how it impacts our lives,” on Thursday, February 18, 12:00–1:00 PM. The Brown Bag is open to all community members and is hosted online. More information is available here. Questions? Contact Yumna A. Green, LWPTSA EVP, EVP@lwptsa.net.

Announcing the 2020-2021 PTA priority issues

Our delegate voted with members from across Washington State at the two-day legislative assembly to let your voice be heard. The results are in. These are the new top five priority issues Washington State PTA will advocate throughout the year.

  • Increase Access to Nursing, Mental Health, and Social Emotional Learning Staff
  • Support Students and Preserve Education Funding
  • Increasing Educational Equity by Closing the Digital Divide
  • Supports and Funding for Students with Disabilities and Their Families
  • Prevent and Reduce Gun Violence and Suicide

For more information, visit WSPTA Advocacy.

October is Disability History Month

In Washington State, 12% of students ages 3 – 18 have been identified with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). More than 23% of adults in Washington have a disability. In 2008, the Washington State legislature passed a law declaring October as Disability History Month.

On Tuesday, October 20, the LWPTSA Council Special Education group will present, “Understanding Legacy: Disability Rights History in the US,” by Eric Warwick, Defending Democracy Fellow for the Western States Center. Eric is a disability rights self-advocate and paraeducator. The presentation will discuss disability history and its implications for the present-day movement to build toward disability justice.

What: Understanding Legacy: Disability Rights History in the US
When: Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 – 7:00 PM is parent networking time, 7:00 – 8:30PM is the presentation
Where: Join via GoToMeeting here

Prepare for Election 2020

Is your ballot coming? The General Election 2020 is November 3, but the preparation to vote is now. Click here for Washington State key links and info in one place to track your ballot, find a ballot box location, check your voter status, and register to vote.

FREE Geography Passport Club for students and families

Black and white logo for Passport Club with text, "Explore the World"

Clara Barton PTSA is excited to bring Passport Club, a geography enrichment program, FREE to students and families. The new virtual program helps students learn the locations and pronunciations of the world’s countries. From there, students build an understanding of what goes on within the almost two hundred independent nations on our globe.

Registration is NOW open to all students in grades 1-5.

Learn more and register here.

Contact Sangeetha at passportclub@clarabartonptsa.org.