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    All The Ways The PTSA Supports BHS in 2020-21!

    Direct Appeal

    In the fall, historically the PTSA does a direct mail campaign for your dollars, The Direct Appeal, with which we really put a focus on “Money For Academics”.  We are ran a different kind of Direct Appeal for 20-21 during October.  Visit the Direct Appeal post for more details. Update | Oct 2020! Thank you! Thanks for supporting Direct Appeal! with your help we raised more than $25,000 to support online academics! ~ Your BHS PTSA


    Grants 

    The BHS PTSA launched a first-ever early round of Grant funding. With distance learning environment requiring online subscriptions, printer, ink, etc., the committee welcomed a broader range of requests and encouraged ways to support and enhance digital learning needs on the educator side of the screen. The round closed with approving $6,200 among 17 requests. 

    ➢ Multiple grants for printers/scanners/ink/webcams/connectors - World Languages, Math, Counseling, Science, ELA, Music, and CTA/Maritime departments.
    ➢ Wide selection of LGBTQ+ titles for the new Pride Book Club - Library.
    ➢ Subscriptions to digital tools such as Mentimeter and Padlet - World Language and Social Studies departments (soon to be expanded by BHS campus wide license for 99 users; PTSA will help fund this year’s subscription).
    ➢ Grant for a guest instructor to prepare and deliver collaborative singing and performances for students - World Languages department.
    ➢ Copies of "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson - core ELA, 12 classes.
    ➢ Science kits - AP Environmental Science students.

    Thank you for supporting your PTSA. We couldn't do it without you!


    PTSA Weekly Newsletter!

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    The BHS PTSA Weekly News is a PTSA member volunteer run informational Newsletter that is emailed to subscribed families with important information for families and students as well, including sports, clubs, performing arts, community news and more!

    View the Current PTSA Weekly Newsletter or the PTSA Newsletter Archives.

    To subscribe: Visit the PTSA Newsletter sign up page and complete the information.
     Or email: ballardhighnews@gmail.com please include students grade & name.


    Family And Community Engagement (FACE)

    The FACE committee coordinates and helps outreach and speakers for the PTSA General Meetings.

    The FACE committee coordinates BHS’s Bucky’s Holiday Giving Program which assists our families who may not have the financial stability to enjoy the holiday season. Working closely with the BHS Counselors.

    In addition, FACE volunteers continue to help facilitate and coordinate the Weekend Food For Kids program, sponsored by the Ballard Food Bank. This program helps ensure our families in need have sufficient food on weekends.

    Teacher & Staff Appreciation 

    The BHS PTSA helps to support the Teacher & Staff Appreciation during the school year to show appreciation.  This Fall 2020, due to remote learning, the PTSA sent hand-written thank you notes and latte tokens that were donated from the Byen Bakeri to our staff.


    Bucky's Home for the Holidays

    Bucky’s Home for the Holidays is sponsored by the BHS PTSA and is intended to assist school families who may not have the financial stability to enjoy the holiday season as much as many Ballard HS families. The program this year is run in collaboration with the BHS Teen Health Center, the Ballard HS PTSA, and the Ballard Cares Partnership.

    With the remote learning for the School Year 20-21, instead of families contributing gift cards through the Main Office, this year a PTSA Family and Community Engagement (FACE) representative collected gift card donations at the November Library Curbside Pickup events.

    Gift cards will be distributed equitably in festive Bucky Gift bags and handed out to families in December 2020. All information about the families will remain anonymous to the community except for a few program leads.  


    Ballard Cares | March & Fall 2020

    Ballard Cares Logo BHS School, PTSA, FoundationBallard Cares is a partnership between the Ballard High School Foundation, the Ballard High School PTSA and Ballard High School in support of BHS community members severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The generosity of the Ballard HS community shines and BHS families are continuing to receive help through this partnership, and as a result of your generous donations. If your family is in need of assistance, please contact your student’s counselor or an administrator to let us know what we can do to help.

    Additional information about the March/April 2020 support on the Ballard Cares Information and Updates news post. To learn more about the current outreach visit November Ballard Cares. PTSA Interim President Mailing