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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. Read issues of the PTSA Newsletter to stay informed!

    What Does the PTSA Do?    Fundraising    Awards    Volunteer



    Breaking News! 

    Congratulations Goes To...

    Zoom collage of PTSA Members Thank you to our educators and volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional creativity and resourcefulness.

    Outstanding Educators
    Joe Bushek | Teacher - Special Education-XG
    Jan Drabek | Math Teacher 
    TuesD Chambers | Teacher-Librarian
    Vanesa López Madrid | Spanish Teacher
    Sonja Petersen | Counselor

    Staff and Principal and Volunteer with Award signsGolden Acorn Volunteer
     
    Linda Jweinat, Library Volunteer extraordinaire!


    Golden Acorn/Honorary Life Membership | 
    Carolyn Stalter PTSA Treasurer (including two terms at BHS!)
     


    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.

    See you in 2021-2022!

    View the 20-21 PTSA Standing Rules


    PTSA General Meetings

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

    Fall 20-21 |Teacher Forum - Q & A 



    Connect With Us!

    Follow us on the school's PTSA social media sites or our PTSA Newsletter archives.

    PTSA Legislative Corner

    SCPTA Advocacy!

    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!

    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. View WSPTA videos for more information.



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    Welcome! Ballard High School PTSA Board 2021-22

    Executive Committee

    President: Gloria Kruzner, bhs.ptsa.pres@gmail.com
    Vice President: Michelle Renn, (email posted soon)
    Treasurer: Shelley Rousseau, (email posted soon)
    Secretary: Gena Mason Frank, (email posted soon)

    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
    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: Erika Goodmanson, (posted soon) 
    Grants: Lori Wilbur,  (email posted soon)
    Direct Appeal Fundraising: Erika Goodmanson
    SPREE: Becky Moore, becky@beckymoore.com 
    Staff Appreciation:
    Posted Soon!
    BASH/Auction Coordinators: Deb Fitzgerald and Carol Cheyne, carol@cheyne.ca 
    PTSA Website Management
    Interim Editor on BHS site: 
    Diane Taylor, dmtaylor@seattleschools.org
    PTSA Website: Chuck Fuller, chuckf@gmail.com



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

    Updated 6/30/21