News, events and announcements for PTA Leaders in the Seattle School District 

Dear Seattle PTA Leaders,

I encourage you, or representatives for your school, to attend our upcoming General Meeting Monday, February 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the John Standford Center for Educational Excellence auditorium. 

We will hear more about the 2017-18 school budget from district leaders and get tools and information on how the budget process works.  We will also learn more about shared governance and how to partner with our respective schools to support the budget process through family engagement. This is an opportunity for two-way dialogue and a chance to come up with solutions through our collective wisdom.

As always, please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or to share your ideas and feedback. You can reach me at . We are here to support you!

P.S. Be sure to "like" the Seattle Council PTSA Facebook page so we can help you stay informed on the latest PTA news.

-Sebrena Burr
SCPTSA President 
PTA News

SCPTSA General Meeting - Monday, February 6 
Please plan to attend the next Seattle Council PTSA General Meeting to learn more about the  2017-18 school budget from district leaders. The meeting will be Monday, February 6 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the John Standford Center for Educational Excellence auditorium. 

National PTA "Take Your Family to School Week"  February 13-17
We encourage schools to participate in this long-standing PTA tradition of family engagement. This year's theme is "Celebrating the Changing Faces of Families." Check out the National PTA website for turn-key events and activities and also downloadable posters and materials you can use to promote the event in your school.

PTSA Family Engagement Efforts Recognized at Mayor's Education Summit
Seattle PTSA groups and the Urban Family Engagement Network were recognized at the Mayor's Education Summit for their integral role in helping shape the City's initiative for family-school partnerships.  In the Mayor's report, the National PTA standards for family-school partnership were cited for having an impact on reducing the opportunity gap and promoting family-friendly school environments. 

Tax Reminders for IRS 1099-MISC and Sales Tax Remittance 
If your PTA hired an independent contractor and paid $600 or more in the calendar year, your PTA is required to file the IRS 1099-Misc form by the  January 31.  File the Sales Tax Remittance Return if your PTA had any taxable type sales totalling less than $28,000 and you owe less than $2,000 retail sales tax. If you are registered with the Department of Revenue, your PTA must file a return even if you did not have business activity.
SPS News

Seattle School Board Meeting - Wednesdsay, February 1
The next school board meeting is Wednesday, February 1. The meeting will be held 
from 4:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the John Standford Center for Excellence auditorium.

Community News

National African American Parent Involvement Day - Monday, February 13 
National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) is a day for parents to come to their child's school, see what their day is like and to support their child's educational future. The third annual event is expecting even more parent involvment and participation than previous years. Don't miss the chance to promote this opportunity in your school!

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