Focus Day in Olympia with Washington State PTA

Sign up at the HERE.  The event is free.  Box Lunch is optional.

Bus leaves Pop Keeney at 7:30 am.  Returns 3pm. 

Email Jennifer Drury at president@woodinpta.org if you'd like to sign up for the bus. 

We will have a rally and appointments with our legislators.  Kids are welcome!

 

Purpose of Focus Day
Focus Day is intended to serve a s focal point for WSPTA's legislative advocacy. We know that the best advocacy programs are year-round. The intent of Focus Day is not to serve as an end unto itself; rather it is a day to bring WSPTA members to Olympia to sharpen the picture of how our advocacy efforts need to proceed. It's a day of training, education, meetings with legislators, and other activities that help members engage directly in the legislative process.

Registration
Cost: Free
Registration ends January 11. Register here.

Lunch*
A box lunch will be provided, only for those who chose the box lunch during registration.
 - Adult: $12 -  6' sub sandwich, chips, cookie, and water. Sandwich choices include turkey, ham, combo, and veggie.
 - Child: $6 -  3" sub sandwich, apple slices, and apple juice. Sandwich choices include turkey, ham, pepperoni, or cheese (with mayo, American cheese, lettuce, and tomato).

*Note: Box lunch option closes January 5. For off-site options, click here. Capitol Dome Deli will be closed as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a state holiday.

Agenda
8:00 a.m. - Registration
9:00 a.m. - Introductions
9:15 a.m. - Event Overview & WSPTA Platform Discussion
9:30 a.m. - Program (to be announced)
11:35 a.m. - Lunch Break (box lunch pickup if pre-ordered)
12:15 p.m. - Program in Rotunda (to be announced)
1:00 p.m. - Program Ends

"Advocacy is not a one day event," Duncan Taylor, WSPTA Legislative Director.

 

Everyday Advocacy
1. Make an appointment with your legislators. Visit app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/ or call the Legislative Information Center (360) 786-7573 for information.

2. Know Washington State PTA'S legislative priorities.

3. Connect with other parents, teachers, and education advocates. Take time to network with other advocates at Focus Day. Find out what issues you have in common and what issues other families are experiencing.

4. Make sure to leave it in writing. Any information you provide, whether to legislators, other parents, teachers, or education advocates should be in writing. Verify that you have something written to leave behind, even if it is just a letter, postcard, or personal story.

 

*Northshore School District Disclaimer:

"These activities are not sponsored nor endorsed by the Northshore School District or any of its schools. The district assumes no responsibility for the conduct during or safety of the activities. Northshore School District shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim, or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials including attorney's fees and judgments or awards."