We are pleased to announce the elected officers for the 2019-2020 school year:
President: Kim Ositis
Vice-President: Shannon McMaster
Treasurer: Michelle Wagner
Secretary: Debbie Olhoeft
We are sad to be saying goodbye to several long-time PTA volunteers whose students are
graduating this year. We are looking for volunteers for the following appointed Directors for 2019-2020:
Reflections Chair in training – oversees the Shorewood Reflections program (student art competition).
Classroom Grants Committee Members – reviews applications and select recipients for classroom grants; manage the holiday wreath/poinsettia fundraiser.
Mentor for Student Legislative Chairs – in training - provides adult guidance for our student Legislative Chairs.
If you interested in these or any other volunteer positions with the Shorewood PTSA, please contact me at
MISSION & GOALS
The National PTSA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.
Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.
Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.
Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.
Accountability: All members, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.
Shorewood PTSA provides academic enrichment and advocacy for all Shorewood students.
Provide academic enrichment and support for students.
Advocate for all students and families in the Shorewood High School community.
Be a resource for parents so they can be more connected to life at Shorewood.
Provide support for the Shorewood and Shoreline communities.
Provide resources for staff and facilitate positive, fun opportunities for involvement at Shorewood.
Basic Needs Support
SW Family and Staff Resources
Holiday Food Drive
Teen Gift Drive
Basic Needs Support
PTSA Standing Rules
The name of this PTSA local unit is Shorewood High School PTSA 6.12.105.
This PTSA serves the children inthe Shorewood High School community which includes the residences and businesses in the Shorewood High School enrollment area.
The Shorewood High School PTSA shall be governed by and conform to the Bylaws for the Local Units of the Washington Congress of Parents and Teachers.
2019-2020 Standing Rules
Shorewood PTSA is the local chapter of a much larger organization.
PTA and Boosters
The two organizations cooperate, but are completely separate. PTA focuses on academic assistance and basic needs while Boosters focuses on extracurricular enrichment. See Shorewood Boosters
PTSA Award Recipients
Historical Listing of PTSA Award Recipients
2019-2020 PTSA BOARD
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Responsible for communication regarding PTSA activities and events to Shorewood families through the Shorewood Newsletter PTSA Website, PTSA Facebook page.
-Webmaster- Andrew Bensen
-Social Media - Suzanne Gugger &
Classroom Grants (formerly known as Enrichment for Quality Classrooms or EQC) is a PTSA committee whose mission is to provide much-needed classroom equipment and materials for Shorewood High School.
Coordinates Shorewood PTSA participation in the WORKS and, along with ASB, publicizes and organizes Shorewood collections for the holiday food and teen gift drives.
PTSA Legislation Rep/Mentor:
Student Co-Chairs: Ariya Gozlo and Caroline Gugger & Junior : TBA
Informs, educates, and encourages advocacy among the membership and community on issues that affect the education, health, and safety of our kids. Provides updates through the Shorewood newsletter and coordinates advocacy events
Promotes PTSA Membership during the fall membership drive, collects membership registrations and Pass the Hat donations, communicates with Washington State PTSA.
Forefront Suicide Prevention
Works with Shorewood administration to coordinate Forefront Suicide Prevention program with students and staff