2/1 PTA Newsletter

PTA General Meeting and Parent Education Night – Wednesday, 2/7

With special guest: Ilene Schwartz, Ph.D.

Join us for the general PTA meeting and stay to socialize and learn about our Access education model!

Need childcare for this event? RSVP by Monday, February 5. Space is limited; for children 5+

Montlake Elementary parents will be given an opportunity to join the PTA at the event.

RSVP + Parent Survey: Win a $20 Starbucks Gift Card!

Last week, the PTA circulated a survey in your children’s folders. You may not have realized it was a survey, since it was on the back of an event flyer – our Feb. 7 General Meeting with a special guest from the University of Washington, Professor Ilene Schwartz, Ph.D. (Brown Paper Tickets RSVP: https://feb7montlake.bpt.me)

The survey doubles as a registration form, so if you are joining us next Wednesday, please be sure to include the names of all guests, including children (with ages).

If you return it to the school by Feb 5, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win one of five $20 Starbucks cards!

If you still have the flyer, but are not planning to attend, we would still love to hear about the PTA and school topics that interest you. And, if the flyer-survey is long gone, you can use this online version.

Regardless of whether you are attending, we’d like to reward you for participating in the survey, so you would still be entered in the prize drawing!!

Thanks, and see you around Montlake!
Lenny Orlov
Father of Larry (4th grade) & PTA President

No Child Eats Alone – Friday, 2/9

Montlake Elementary will be celebrating No Child Eats Alone during lunch on Friday, February 9th and we are looking for a few parents to help us in the lunchroom Please contact Laura Stockwell at lauraporto@gmail.com if you’re available to help. Thank you!

Legislative Update: Opportunities for YOU to take action!

WSPTA is offering multiple opportunities to LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

ADVOCACY WEEK, January 29 – February 4

This is a great opportunity to contact legislators in other ways, especially if coming to Olympia is inconvenient:

  • Got 2 minutes? Reply to a VOTER VOICE Action Alert. Sign up at https://www.votervoice.net/wapta/register
  • Got 5 minutes? Find names of the legislators who represent your school district and call the Legislative Hotline to leave them a message:  1-800-562-6000
  • Got 10 minutes? Download, print, and mail a postcard to legislators. Find the postcards on our advocacy page. Find mailing addresses for members of the House here and Senators here.
  • Got 15 minutes? Send a personalized email to legislators telling them your story and why you care about PTA Priorities.

WSPTA will have a new Priority topic every day during Advocacy Week – sign up for Voter Voice, follow Washington State PTA on Facebook, and check the WSPTA Blog to get weekly updates on WSPTA Priorities and bills.

Thank you again for speaking on behalf of the 1.1 million public school students in Washington!

Nancy Chamberlain

Legislative Director, Washington State PTA



Whether you are a Betty, Joan, Peggy, Roger or Don, please join us for…

A MAD PARTY Benefiting Montlake
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
UW Club Husky, 3800 Montlake Blvd. NE, Seattle

Time: 6 – 7:30 pm – Happy Hour and Games
7:30 – 9:30 pm – Dinner and Live Auction
9:30 – 11pm – “The Twist” Dance Party!

This swanky evening includes a happy hour and games followed by a festive dinner, live auction and dancing. The proceeds of this celebration go towards funding valued programs such as art, P.E., greenhouse, music, counseling, and so much more.

Attire: Mad Men inspired cocktail (optional)

Ticket prices:
$100 Patron (includes a $30 tax-deductible donation)
$70 General
To reserve your spot, please select a ticket option below.
Tickets sell fast, so reserve early.

New! The Montlake Community Chest:
Scholarships to attend the event are available to Montlake families needing financial assistance. See MontlakePTA.org/auction to apply or contribute.

Additional Support Opportunities:
To donate airline miles, hotel points or vacation homes for the live auction, contact Sara Staggs at sschmick@aerotek.com
To volunteer at the event, contact Alexa Rudin at alexarudin@gmail.com
Unable to attend? Please consider making a tax-deductible donation at MontlakePTA.org


You can always find out about upcoming events by clicking on the Calendar tab, above!


If you’d like to find out about volunteer opportunities, click on the Volunteering tab, above!

Special Education Liaison

The Montlake PTA has our very own Special Education Liaison: Laura Porto Stockwell. Do you have questions about the special education program at Montlake? Please feel free to contact Laura Porto Stockwell at lauraporto@gmail.com.

Have a great week!

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