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Dear Chinook Community,
As members of the Chinook PTSA Executive Committee and parents, we are outraged over the brutal and wrongful death of George Floyd in Minneapolis several weeks ago. We share the anger and frustration over continued acts of unjust racial violence against people of color and the systemic racism these acts demonstrate. As an organization focused on the well-being of all children and families, we stand in solidarity with the Black community and BLM movement.
Chinook PTSA believes strongly in equity, justice, respect, and inclusion. We know that many of our families have experienced cruelty and indignity in our community and schools because of their ethnicity or race. We believe that every individual deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, no matter their background. We see an opportunity to help families support critical conversations at home and in our school communities about our respective identities and implicit biases. The hope is this can lead to discussions about how we can improve or remove gaps in opportunity, achievement, and experiences that many students and families face every day. We have included some links below that may help jumpstart these conversations.
As we continue our advocacy for all children, we welcome all voices. We recognize that as we advocate for racial equity, we can also learn and evolve. As we transition to a new Chinook PTSA Board for the coming school year, we invite you to join us in the conversation for how we can do better.
Leslie Feller and Matt Millen
Co-Presidents of Chinook PTSA
Here are some good websites with resources:
Here is a useful blog with parenting support:
Family Engagement Opportunity with City of Bellevue
The City of Bellevue invites students and families to help us plan for the future. One of the things that COVDI-19 has taught us that community connection, access to resources like green space, transportation options, and more are keys to strong and resilient neighborhoods. The city’s Great Neighborhoods program will bring city staff and residents together to create neighborhood plans that serve as a roadmap to the future. Neighborhood plans will identify look at the challenges and opportunities facing our neighborhoods and identify solutions and ideas for ensure people can thrive.
Residents in are invited to attend an informational session to learn more about Great Neighborhoods and how to get involved on either:
• Tuesday, June 16th at 11:30am. Register at https://great-neighborhoods-daytime-launch.eventbrite.com
• Wednesday, June 17th at 5:30pm. Register at https://great-neighborhoods-evening-launch.eventbrite.com
PTSA is hiring for 2020-2021
Dear parents of Chinook,
The Chinook Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is a parent driven volunteer organization dedicated to the social and academic enrichment of each student and their family at Chinook Middle School. Chinook PTSA is comprised of elected Board members and Committee members who work with school leadership, staff, parents and students throughout the school year. PTSA is directly involved in important functions such as educational programs, fundraising, parent communication and enrichment activities. www.chinookptsa.org contains a robust amount of information about PTSA and the impact the organization makes.
Each year some PTSA positions become vacated due to graduating 8th graders. From now through mid-April we are looking for passionate volunteers who want to make a difference to fill these positions.
If you are interested in our open positions or have questions about Chinook PTSA involvement please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Chinook PTSA Nominating Committee will respond back with more details about how nominate yourself or someone else.
Chinook PTSA Nominating Committee
Ksenia Witz, Karyn O’Hara, Ken Rankin
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Here are some useful links:
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