September News and FAQs

September News and FAQs

Here are some of the FAQ’s for this month:

  1. When are Reflection Entries going to be due to Council?
    All entries should be turned in on or before December 9, 2017. Stay posted for details on time and place to drop off art.
  2. How can I find training opportunities for our local PTA officers?
    We will include upcoming training information for our area each month at the General Membership Meetings. For training opportunities in other Regions or for online webinars, please make use of the “Events” portion of the WA State PTA website:  https://www.wastatepta.org/events/
  3. When are KAC General Membership Meetings?
    Usually, our GM meetings are on the 4th Monday of the month. Check our list of upcoming events to be sure. There is no General meeting during December.
  4. Is KAC still giving out memberships gained through Denali Credit Union?
    Yes, we will be distributing memberships to all units who send representatives to our General Meetings. We have been working on updating our internal processes in order to reduce the amount of paperwork.
  5. Can I still register for Legislative Assembly?
    Yes! Leg Assembly is on October 20 & 21 in Tacoma this year. Click here for information on registering and getting a hotel room. The deadline for the discounted hotel rate is September 28.
  6. I heard something about a new Programming / Coding Competition. Where do I find out more?
    Washington has a new program (this is only the second year) for High School students called the Game Development Challenge. You can find more information about it in the Leadership News.
  7. How can I get involved in PTA at the Council Level?
    We are always looking for new leaders to help out on our committees, and we have 2 open officer positions as well. If you are interested, please contact Heidi at president@kacpta.org. Open committee positions include Programs, Newsletter, and Communications. We also have current committee chairs who are looking for someone to take over within the next year for Clothing Bank and Cinderella Project, and our Reflections chair needs a co-chair who can be at the meetings to answer questions and give reports. Come and join us!
Cinderella Project Prom Events

Cinderella Project Prom Events

Cinderella Project will be visiting each high school for Prom to help students find a dress or tux that is just right for them.  Students may shop and try-on during lunch or after school.  Parent or guardian permission is required.  Forms are available in the main office.  Our schedule and locations are listed below.

Please contact cinderellaproject@kacpta.org if you’d like to help with this project.  We’ve got jobs at the schools during the day as well as behind the scenes.

Kentlake, Cascade Room, Monday 4/17-Tuesday 4/18 (RIGHT after spring break!)
Kentwood, Aux Gym, Tueday 5/9-Wednesday 5/10
Kent-Meridian, Gym Foyer, Tuesday 5/16-Wednesday 5/17
Kentridge, Orchestra Room, Thursday 5/18-Friday 5/19

Training: Effective Budgets & Financial Strategies

Training: Effective Budgets & Financial Strategies

Kent Area PTSA Council is hosting an “Effective Budgets & Financial Strategies” presentation on next Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. For those who still need to meet that training requirement for this year, this would be a great opportunity to do so. The timing is perfect for this presentation as our local PTA’s should be thinking about working on their budgets for the coming year so they can be approved at an upcoming general membership meeting.

Presentation – Effective Budgets & Financial Strategies

Location – Neely O’Brien Elementary School

Address – 6300 S. 236th St., Kent, WA

Date – March 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

RSVP to Juliet Perry at president@kacpta.org

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Attention Seniors of all Kent School District High Schools & Academies! Kent Area PTSA Council would like to offer you the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to assist with your post-secondary educational plans. Are you going to college, a university, vocational school or a technical college in the fall of 2017? Then you qualify for this scholarship!

 

Up to two recipients will be chosen from each of the four area high schools (Kentlake, Kent-Meridian, Kentridge & Kentwood) and up to two from the combined academies (Kent Phoenix Academy, iGrad & Kent Mountain View Academy).  Amounts awarded will range from $500 to $1500 with no more than $1500 total being awarded at each high school. We could potentially be giving away $7500 total to assist KSD seniors with their post-secondary educational plans!!

 

Further details on this scholarship and the application can be found here: 2017 KAC Scholarship Application

 

Application deadline is April 12, 2017 so be sure to secure the needed documents with plenty of time to submit on time.

 

The scholarship committee is looking forward to receiving your application for consideration! Any questions can be directed to Tania Skinner at scholarships@kacpta.org.