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No School - Mid-Winter Break
No School - Mid-Winter Break

Date:
Mon 2/19 - Fri 2/23
No School - Mid-Winter Break
No School - Mid-Winter Break

Date:
Mon 2/19 - Fri 2/23
No School - Mid-Winter Break
No School - Mid-Winter Break

Date:
Mon 2/19 - Fri 2/23
No School - Mid-Winter Break
No School - Mid-Winter Break

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Mon 2/19 - Fri 2/23
No School - Mid-Winter Break
No School - Mid-Winter Break

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Mon 2/19 - Fri 2/23
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9:15a PTSA Board of Directors Meeting
PTSA Board of Directors Meeting

Date:
Wednesday, February 28
Time:
9:15a - 11:15a
Virtue of the Month: Forgiveness
Virtue of the Month: Forgiveness

Date:
Thursday, March 1
6:30p Family Game Night (Somerset PTSA event)
Family Game Night (Somerset PTSA event)

Date:
Friday, March 2
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
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Our mission is to support the education, health, and welfare of every child at Somerset Elementary School. As part of the Washington State PTA, we are a nonprofit membership association bringing together the home, school, and community on behalf of our children. We influence legislation to promote better education at school and improve health and safety on the way to school and at school. We provide enrichment programs for children and parents through extracurricular activities and parenting classes. We make the school a better place to learn by funding instructional aides, curriculum enhancement, laptop computers, and playground equipment. In essence, we bridge the gaps in our children's education, health, and welfare needs when federal and state budgets come up short.

To achieve this mission, our goals include, but are not limited to the following:

Support the education of our children. We offer classroom grants for our teachers, instructional aides for our classrooms, and curriculum enhancement for our children. 

Promote community among Somerset's students, staff, and parents. We offer educational, social community-building events and activities throughout the year.

Multi- Culture Week and Festival of Cultures

Our school is known for its diversity: 38% of Somerset students speak a language other than English, with 18 languages represented in our school. To present and observe our diversity, our Annual Multi- Culture Week will be celebrated in the week of March 20th to March 23rd. This year’s theme is Food Around the World! We will have classroom activities led by our teachers and parent volunteers (more information will be announced soon). In addition, we will finish this week with our annual Festival of Cultures from 6pm to 8:30pm on Friday, March 23rd in our Cafeteria. In this festival, we will have multi- cultural clothes parade, stage performance, international food, and booth display, etc. Please mark your calendar for this fun week. Students will learn about different cultures while enjoying activities.                                                  

To make this event possible, we are recruiting:

  1. Display Booth: If you are interested in representing your culture by creating a display booth, please sign up below. You may sign up as an individual family or as a cultural team representative. SignUpGenius.com/go/904054EAFAC28A02-call  9 booths have signed up representing France, Norway, Peru, Taiwan, Japan, England, Switzerland and China. Want to show your culture food and other interesting facts? Please sign up fast. 
  2. Stage Performance: If you are interested in entertaining our Somerset families with a cultural group performance (2 or more participants), we invite you to sign up below. SignUpGenius.com/go/904054EAFAC28A02-sign  2 out of 5 family stage performance have been signed up. Professional stage performance is almost full. Secure your position. Sign up quickly. 
  3. Parade: If you are interested in dressing up your kids with cultural costume for Children Cultural Parade, please sign up here. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e44a4ad2aa02-somerset  8 kids signed up representing Taiwan, Norway, Russia, India, China, Japan. Want to show your culture traditional clothes? Sign up fast. 

Deadline for signups is Saturday, March 3rd. Please reserve your spots at your convenience.

If you have any suggestions/comments, please contact our Chair: Hui Zhao zhaohui_xhy@yahoo.com. Let's work together and celebrate our Annual Multi- Cultural Festival!


2018-19 PTSA Executive Committee (EC) Recruiting

The Executive Committee (EC) is the core of the PTSA. The EC presides over all PTSA routine work, make decisions, proposes the annual budget, and connects teachers, parents, and students together. All EC positions are nominated and elected at the PTSA general membership meeting. The EC is comprised of:

President

Secretary

Treasurer

VP, Ways & Means

VP, Programs

VP, Communications

 Each position requires 1-2 candidates. All positions for 2018-19 PTSA EC are now OPEN. Please nominate yourself or recommend potential candidates to our Nomination Committee at somersetptsa@gmail.com by Wednesday, February 28th. We will vote on these nominees in our March General Membership Meeting. Thank you!


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