First I want to express my gratitude for all of your support of our PTSA and school during these crazy Covid times.
I know for some, the holidays normally bring additional emotional stress and depression. Covid restrictions have taken an increased mental toll on all of us and for some even a loss of income. A few of our families, including my own, are facing the first holiday season without loved ones that have passed away during 2020. I want to let you know that one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your kids to realize that it is Ok To Not Be Ok.
It is ok to ask for help. Talk to someone about how you are feeling-lots of virtual resources. Encourage your teens to talk to someone even if it isn't you, the parental unit. It is ok to access community resources to help provide food and support for your family.
Stay safe and reach out if you have needs and I'll try my best to get you connected with the right support.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Textline: Text HOME to 741741
If you are ordering from Amazon, don't forget to sign up for Amazon Smile and list JHS as your supported charity. Every little bit helps. Thank you! 1. Go to smile.amazon.com 2. Enter your Amazon username and password 3. Choose Henry M Jackson High PTSA as your charity 4. If you are already signed up, go to smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1648663 5. Shop Amazon Smile and .5% of your eligible purchases will help fun programs, events, and scholarships for JHS
Staff appreciation might look a little different this year, but we appreciate our staff now more than ever. We are not able to bring lunch to the staff each month, but we are still trying to spoil them a few times a month by dropping off baskets of snacks! Currently, about 50% of the staff are coming into school each day. If you’d like to make a donation of individually wrapped, store bought snacks for our staff please email our staff appreciation chair, Katie, email@example.com. We have a small budget for this program, but with fundraising significantly lower this year, we are hopeful donations will keep the program running. Thank you for considering a donation, anything and everything is greatly appreciated.
The nominating committee consists of three PTA members who will recognize and recruit the most qualified people available for the elected PTA positions of JHS PTSA. The work of the nominating committee will conclude in April 2021 when elections are held. Most of this work can be done via phone calls, text, emails. A handbook is provided that explains how to search for candidates.
"What Comes Next" for Parents of Juniors Video
Attention Parents of Juniors! Check out this video of the "What Comes Next" informational session to hear information, see available resources, and discover what you can do to help guide your student towards their post-secondary goals! For questions or further information, get in touch with our High School & Beyond facilitator Sarah Pewitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Reflections committee is pleased to announce the participants in this year's contest around the theme "I Matter Because..."
Anna Hesketh - Literature Katie Shen - Visual Arts Diya Kamboj - Photography and Literature Madalan Jones - Literature Mia Chen - Music Composition Alison Kim - Visual Arts and Photography Skylar Rhim - Literature
PTSA Seeks to Promote JHS Businesses
Are you a JHS parent, student or staff member that has your own business? The PTSA would love to create a directory to help our members engage with each other and support your business. The directory would be kept on our website. If you would like to include your business name in the directory, please send the business name and contact info and a short description of what services your provide to JHSPTSApresident@gmail.com. When sending in your submission, please include how you are involved with JHS (i.e name/grade of student if you are a parent). The JHS PTSA BOD will screen the submissions to verify that the business meets the accepted school content standards to be posted.
PTSA President Welcome Video
Check out this video to learn more about our PTSA and what we do at Jackson High School!
President Welcome Letter
Hello! Welcome to all the new families and students at JHS and welcome back to all our returning families. The Jackson HS PTSA plays a valuable role in its partnership with the staff at Jackson HS. We are very proud of the support, programs and resources that are provided by PTSA which benefit the students, families, staff and community.
There are 2 easy ways to become a member. You can join online (there is a small processing fees for online transactions) or you can print, complete and mail your payment to JHS.
Each member who joins by September 30, 2020 will be put in a drawing for a JHS mask. Pass the Hat donations give you an extra chance in the drawing and your student will receive two!
Join JHS PTSA by Mail To pay by cash or check, click HERE to print the form and mail it in with your payment to the school:
JHS PTSA Membership 1508 136th Street SE Mill Creek, WA 98012
Join JHS PTSA Online Click HERE to join PTSA and to make a Pass the Hat Donation online. There are no extra fees to pay online this year!
If you are interested in volunteering this year, you can fill out our online volunteer interest form here or mail the printable form to school:
JHS PTSA Volunteers 1508 136th St SE Mill Creek, WA 98012
We are looking for volunteers to join our team and have a few open positions! These are important positions, some of which can be done from the comfort of your own home! We are looking to have these positions filled as soon as possible, and any training you would need is available. Please contact Beenish Iqbal if you have any questions or are interested in helping!
Open board positions: VP Fundraising Are you interested in Are you interested in fundraising? Do you have new and innovative ideas for helping JHS PTSA raise funds to support JHS? We want you for the role of VP of Fundraising!
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Nominating Committee - 3 Volunteers
Staff Liaison: A staff member that attends our meetings to share news from staff to our members and also helps us share our news with staff via email.