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    Welcome to the Ballard High School PTSA Overview

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    The Ballard High School PTSA Mission Statement

    Create an inclusive, supportive community that cultivates a tradition of excellence for all students. BHS Parents we need you. Ballard HS relies heavily on parent volunteers to help provide the best possible experience and opportunities for all students...even more so now! Visit the current volunteer needs page and feel free to contact anyone currently on the PTSA for more information too. Come check out the next PTSA Board (May 6) or General Teams Meeting on June 10. Read issues of the PTSA Newsletter to stay informed!

    What Does the PTSA Do? Fundraising Awards Join the Board 21-22  Volunteer



    Breaking News! 

    It's Awards Time Again at BHS!

    Megaphone Hello Parents please send in your nominationsEvery year, the BHS PTSA gives out Outstanding Educator and Volunteer Golden Acorn awards. Do you know a teacher, staff member or volunteer that goes out of their way to make an outstanding impact? 

     Email PTSA President Gloria Kruzner your 2020-21 nominees, along with a few details why you've chosen them, at bhs.ptsa.pres@gmail.com

     We're accepting nominees through Mon, May 17. Mark your calendars: Winners will be announced and celebrated at our 7 p.m. June 10 PTSA Awards General Meeting on Microsoft Teams.


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    Join the BHS PTSA as Our 21-22 Treasurer

    Good with numbers? We’ve got the job for you! The Ballard PTSA Treasurer role is open for the 2021-2022 school year. This role is responsible for a complete and accurate accounting of PTSA Revenue and Expenses. Never fear, we have a fantastic certified accountant in place to help with the heavy lifting!

    To learn more about this role and other open positions, please contact the BHS PTSA Nominating Chairs Michelle Renn, Sarah Visser and Carol Cheyne at join.bhs.ptsa@gmail.com.

    Parents/Guardians We Need Your Voice on the BHS PTSA!

    It takes incredible coordination and support not just from the students, teachers and administrators, but support from the parent community as well.

    There are a variety of other volunteer positions available throughout the school year. Some roles require little to no PTSA experience or only take a minimal amount of time. All of these opportunities are a great way to meet other parents and stay connected with the school. If you would like to learn more, please feel free to contact anyone (emails below) on the BHS PTSA! 



    Who We Are

    The Ballard HS PTSA promotes and supports the social, emotional, and academic well-being of all students. The work we do raises funds to run programs that provide academic opportunities, teacher and staff support, and backing for student activities. You can make a difference!

    Join * Donate * Get Involved * Volunteer 

    What We Do

    We provide financial and volunteer support for the students, parents, and staff of Ballard High School. We also offer educational opportunities to parents several times per year, with education nights ranging from Suicide Awareness to raising and supporting healthy students. Check out some of the ways your BHS PTSA supports your school.

    Become A Member 

    Anyone who supports Ballard High students, staff, and families is welcome to join the Ballard High PTSA and volunteer to support our endeavors. This includes everyone our name implies (Parents, Teachers, and Students), as well as alumni, grandparents, extended family members, community members, and more! 

    PTSA Welcome Letter | Join the BHS PTSA
    Online Volunteer Interest | Volunteer Info Flyer

    BHS PTSA Fundraising

    We raise money through fundraising events such as our annual Direct Appeal Campaign and BASH Dinner and Auction typically held in the spring. Simply becoming a member also supports every student in the school and a way to contribute. The BHS PTSA is a non-profit 501 (c)(3). If you donated to the BHS PTSA, your donation is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law, BHS PTSA Tax ID #91-1303069. Want to help us fundraise? Contact us at bhs.ptsa.pres@gmail.com to learn more.



    PTSA Board Meetings

    PTSA Board meetings are held monthly and are open to all, although only board and committee members may actively vote. View the 20-21 PTSA Standing RulesFor a PTSA meeting link, email Gloria Kruzner at bhs.ptsa.pres@gmail.com

    Thursdays at 7PM: May 6
    Thursdays at 5:30PM: June 10

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    PTSA General Meetings

    The BHS PTSA General Meetings are held quarterly and are open to anyone within the Ballard HS Community. We hope to have some speakers on educational and parenting topics, staff presentations, and school-related discussions.

    Fall |Teacher Forum - Q & A pdf icon

    General Meeting: 7PM Thurs, June 10, 2021 



    Connect With Us!

    Follow us on the school's PTSA social media sites.

    PTSA Legislative Corner

    Visit the Seattle Council PTSA website for current updates and information for families to stay up to date on issues.

    Current Call to Action: Refer to the SCPTA News posts often to stay up to date on current issues.

    WSPTA advocacy submission process is now open!

    Any PTA member is encouraged to submit an issue, or a resolution, or learn more about the legislative principle that addresses concerns that affect children on a statewide level to the Washington State PTA (WSPTA). The WSPTA relies on its members to provide the priorities that we will advocate for at the state level and within our communities. The submission window is open through June 1. View WSPTA videos to help you with this process.



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    Current School Year Ballard High School PTSA Board 2020-21

    Executive Committee

    President: Gloria Kruzner, bhs.ptsa.pres@gmail.com
    Vice President: OPEN
    Contact, volunteers.ballardhs@gmail.com
    Treasurer: Carolyn Stalter, bhs.ptsa.treas@gmail.com
    Secretary: Michelle Renn, bhs.ptsa.sec@gmail.com

    Executive Board

    Executive Committee (listed above)
    Volunteer Coordinator: Sarah Visser, Volunteers.ballardhs@gmail.com
    Membership Chair: Lisa Vanderford, bhs.ptsa.membershipchair@gmail.com
    Legislative Liaison: Brian Duncan, bhs.ptsa.legislative@gmail.com
    Nominating Committee Chairs: Michelle Renn, Sarah Visser, and Carol Cheyne, join.bhs.ptsa@gmail.com
    Principal: Keven Wynkoop, kswynkoop@seattleschools.org
    BLT: Glory Frodesen, gloryf@msn.com
    Family & Community Engagement (FACE) Co-Chair: Brenda Savage, bhs.ptsa.face@gmail.com



    Standing Committees

    PTSA Newsletter/Communications Contact: Gloria Kruzner, ballardhighnews@gmail.com
    Stand Alone News: Chuck Fuller, chuckf@gmail.com
    Social Media: Kimball Mullins, kimball_mullins@yahoo.com
    Grants: Kelly Norton, bhsgrants@gmail.com
    Direct Appeal Fundraising: Heather Bioren, bhs.ptsa.directappeal@gmail.com
    Senior Celebration (SPREE): Becky Moore, becky@beckymoore.com and Sarah Kopf, kopfpatterson@earthlink.net We are still looking for more volunteers to help out!
    Staff Appreciation:
    Phyllis Rosen, lemonlimecurling@gmail.com
    BASH/Auction Coordinators: Ilka Lauermann, info@bhsauction.com and Carol Cheyne, carol@cheyne.ca
    PTSA Website Management
    Interim Editor: 
    Diane Taylor, dmtaylor@seattleschools.org
    PTSA Website Editor: OPEN
    Contact volunteers.ballardhs@gmail.com



    Ballard High School Communication Liaison
    BHS Website Editor:
    Diane Taylor, dmtaylor@seattleschools.org

    Updated 5/7/21