Last weekend PTA leaders from across Washington State — including Eckstein — met to vote on a new legislative platform at the WSPTA Legislative Assembly. We voted on Legislative Issues, which are part of our short-term two-year legislative platform, as well as Resolutions and Legislative Principles, which are permanent and guide our long-term advocacy. Eight new Legislative Issues were adopted, five of which were selected to be issues of priority (see below). We also adopted a new Legislative Principle committing WSPTA to support anti-racism, anti-discrimination, and anti-oppression; and eight new Resolutions, including one on “Dismantling Institutional and Systemic Racism.” You can find the full text of the 2020/21 Legislative Issues here, and the complete list of Resolutions here. Please stay tuned for advocacy opportunities throughout the rest of the year, and sign up to get timely advocacy action alerts from WSPTA.
Top 5 Legislative Priorities for 2020-2021
Fridays 11:15-1:15 in the Eckstein parking lot
Thornton Creek PTA, with support from Eckstein PTSA, is launching a pantry offering school supplies, basic hygiene and cleaning supplies, masks, and more. Look for the sandwich board in the Eckstein parking lot. Beginning this Friday, October 23, the pantry will be open every Friday.
To increase access, we are seeking volunteers to staff additional weekdays. We are also building an inter-school Pantry Committee to ensure the project is sustainably supported and responsive to community needs including additional locations as needed. If you have questions or would like to volunteer or donate, please fill out this form or contact Liz Benko.
Recycled Art Mosaic Cards
Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 3pm
Register at tinyurl.com/MosaicArt2020. Space is limited, so advance registration is required.
You don’t have to spend lots of money to make art! Use found materials to make an original mosaic card design. Brighten someone’s day and explore the possibilities of recycled art with the talented teaching artist Greg Thornton.
Seattle Council Parent Teacher Association is hosting this workshop as part of this year's Reflections program, but participation in Reflections is not required to attend. In these turbulent times, expressing ourselves is more important than ever. We hope this workshop will provide a creative space to explore emotions and ideas, and hopefully inspire some entries for this year's Reflections!
For more information about the Reflections program at Eckstein, please contact parent volunteer Rachael Levy at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Entry deadline is Monday, Nov. 2.
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