SAVE THE DATE: THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION IN OUR STATE – Focus Day February 3

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This is a critical year for a large demonstration at our Capitol Building! We need to deliver the message loud and clear that our children deserve a fully funded education system to prepare them for the future. Please join West Seattle families and schools across the State on the steps of Olympia to rally for K-12 Education.

Register here – then RSVP to coordinate group transportation or see who else is going! Parents are encouraged to bring students to this approved school trip as it is important for school aged children to experience civic engagement. Questions can be sent to Angela Cough and Emily Giaquinta -legistative@schmitzparkpta.org.

Please RSVP HERE

POSTER PARTY/PTA MEETING, Thursday, Jan 21st @6:30pm

Chris O’Claire will lead a poster making party in the gym during the PTA meeting. Angela Cough will present the “talking points” we will deliver to Legislators.

FOCUS DAY Schedule: Wednesday, February 3rd

9:00am – caravans/carpools depart Schmitz Park for Olympia 10:00am – Meeting with Eileen Cody (Group A – 10 people)

11:00am – meet in the northwest corner of the Columbia Room (Columbia Room, State Legislative Building Washington State Capitol 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW Olympia, WA 98504). We will collect materials from the WA PTSA and see what meeting slots may need filled with legislators outside our district, including ones on education commitees)

12:00pm – noon rally on the Capitol Steps 1:15pm – Meeting with Sharon Nelson & Joe Fitzgibbon, Room Leg 316 (Group B – 10 people)

1:30pm – OPEN for meetings with other legislators, schools, leaders to exchange information.

2:00pm – lunch/depart Olympia

3:00 – Focus Day ends

** UPDATE: there are NOT planned activities for kids this year but kids are still welcome & encouraged to come with parents.

 

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