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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Seattle Council PTSA Updates

Seattle Special Ed PTSA general meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m.

Lowell Elementary School, 1058 E. Mercer St.

Superintendent, Maria Goodloe-Johnson will speak.

-Funding, advocacy opportunities-----

http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/

The City of Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods has great opportunities for PTAs and other community groups to support schools/neighborhoods:

Large Project Fund: $15,000-$100,000. For projects that take up to a year. Letter of intent due Feb. 2; full proposal due in April. Learn more online: www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf, or attend a workshop Jan. 13 and Jan. 22. Workshop flier: http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/pubs/NMF_Workshops_Flyer_2009.pdf

Small and Simple: Up to $15,000. 2009 deadlines: Jan. 12; April 6; July 6; Oct. 5. Info: www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf

Empowerment and Information, a series of workshops from the Dept. of Neighborhoods:

- ABCs of fundraising: Jan. 14

- Community organizing: Jan 28

- Tech 101: Websites and blogs: Feb. 11

- Sharing assets: Feb. 25

Workshops are free, but space is limited. PLEASE RSVP to Wendy Watson: 206-684-0719 or wendy.watson@seattle.gov. For details, see flier: http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/pubs/NMF_Workshops_Flyer_2009.pdf

College Goal Sunday

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2-4 p.m.

Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway

This free onsite program helps students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for college. There will be free parking in the SCCC parking garage on Harvard and Pine. Translators will be present. In two hours or less, students/parents/guardians will be able to complete the FAFSA online and submit.

How should we address the budget deficit and still protect kids? To find and contact your legislators, visit the PTA’s Legislative Action Center: http://capwiz.com/npta2/wa/home/.

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