Well, we get to start the new year with a new school schedule-don't forget that we don't have LIF Fridays anymore. Have your teens reach out to their teachers if they have questions on how they are doing their learning on Wednesdays.
January is advocacy month for WSPTA. Be watching our social media for different virtual events that will be happening during the month. If you aren't sure who your legislators are, click hereto find out. Consider sending each of them an email thanking them for their time.
Please continue to stay safe and follow the social distancing & masking guidelines.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Textline: Text HOME to 741741
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Volunteer Needs - Nominating Committee (1 More Volunteer Needed)
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. There have been two volunteers, so only one more is needed! Please contact Laura Peterson at JHSPTSAPresident@gmail.com if you are interested.
"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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Ashwika Gampa - Visual Arts
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 - 1 More Volunteer Needed
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.