SPECIAL NEEDS PTA GENERAL MEETING:
Make sure your calendar is free for the March 23 meeting. This year’s district panel discussion will be different from past presentations. We’ll work to demystify what to expect as the kiddos transition to the upper grades.
Don’t laugh, those of you in the early childhood years. It happens in the blink of an eye!
Scott Irwin, secondary services director, is assembling panelists and a program to cover:
Come for networking and community building time at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting beginning at 7. Location is the Ballinger Room at the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE, 98155.
And new this month: we’ll adjourn to Jersey’s Great Foods at 1306 N. 175th St. for after-meeting social time!
Einstein Middle School is holding its first annual FUTURE FEST.
Future Fest is an opportunity for our 7th grade students to explore a wide variety of career options by hearing from professionals in their fields. We believe that not only will this motivate the students but it will also help in their decisions about their future.
We would like to extend an invitation to you to be one of the speakers for our first annual FUTURE FEST!
On the morning of Friday, March 24th, Future Fest will kick off with an assembly with a motivational speaker. Then, students will have the opportunity to visit three different 20-minute breakout sessions where they hear from professionals in fields that may interest them. We are looking for speakers to share their stories in three back to back breakout sessions.
The schedule for the morning is below. Speakers would need to be at Einstein from 10:10-11:40.
10:25-10:45 Session #1
10:50-11:10 Session #2
11:15-11:35 Session #3
We recognize this is a big commitment, especially because it requires taking time away from your work to engage our 7th graders. We truly appreciate this commitment to inspiring our collective future!
If you are interested and able to participate, please do the following:
• Email Nyla Fritz @ firstname.lastname@example.org and Lyn Ching @ email@example.com with FUTURE FEST in the subject line. Please provide your name and indicate your ability to participate.
• Go to this form and input your information by March 17 – this is a vital step: https://goo.gl/forms/dpA5O4PNyZ2vkBp92
This outline can be used as a guide for your presentation, if you choose:
Ø Middle Years
• Describe your experiences in middle school and high school.
• What kind of student were you?
• What were your study habits?
• Did you face any obstacles as a student?
• What were your plans after high school? Why was college and important next step?
Ø Post High School Path
• What was your post high school pathway?
• Where did you attend? Why did you choose to attend this college/ program?
• What kind of classes did you take? Enjoy?
• Other college experiences: athletics, dorm life, travel/study abroad, etc
Ø Career • Why did you choose your particular career? • What jobs have you held?
• What does a typical day look like?
• Is time management important in your job?
• What is a mistake you’ve made in your career? What did you learn?
• Of what are you most proud?
• What was your best day in your work?
• What would you tell 13 year old you?
We are seeking your nominations for awards!
Who is your favorite educator, volunteer, or advocate? Send in your recommendations for these three awards, to recognize excellence at Einstein. Ask your kids to write something too!! Email your choices to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 30. Want to fill out a form and send it in? Here they are: Outstanding Educator, Outstanding Volunteer, Outstanding Advocate. It's not too late to be on the committee, email for more info!!
Want to get involved next year? Check out the Volunteer Opportunities page to see what's open on next year's roster.
A Few Asks:
(email email@example.com if you can step up for any of these opportunities!)
1. We are still looking for people to take on Awards this year. This is a really fun job, because you get to read nice things about amazing teachers and volunteers and then give them recognition. If this sounds appealing (and it should!) please say yes to this one!
2. We are still needing to bring in money to fulfill the PTA approved budget items. With big ticket items coming up (staff grants, UW Field trip, heart dissection, in particular), we really need a few more families to contribute. If you have not already donated, please consider investing in our students!!
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