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NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
"We Are Family" Annual Auction Coming on Saturday, February 8, 2020!
It’s time to prepare for our annual auction event, to take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Nordic Museum in Ballard. At North Beach Elementary, “We Are Family” and celebrate the strong commitment made by parents, teachers, neighbors, and our community to support the education of our children.
Year after year, North Beach’s PTA auction raises vital funds to help supplement the deficit of state funding for our school. What we raise during the auction will go toward the PTA’s general fund, which covers things like counseling, technology, tutors, author visits, teacher mini-grants, and so much more. These programs—which inspire our children today—help our children explore who they are right now and think about who they want to become tomorrow. We are aiming for 100% participation from our school community for this event. It is one of the three main fundraising programs for North Beach—bringing in a large portion of PTA funding for important programs for our children. What’s more, it’s great fun—a hallmark of our friendly and very special community. Find more info here.
Tuesday, February 11th : PTA General Meeting and Parent Education Evening / Phinney Books book sale
6:30-7:00 PTA General Meeting
7:00-8:30 Parent Education Evening / Phinney Books will have books for sale at the event
Beyond Birds and Bees: Bringing Home a New Message to Our Kids about Sex, Love, and Equality
Now that the #MeToo movement and current events have parents and educators asking how best to raise young people with healthy, positive, shame-free and egalitarian attitudes about bodies, gender, sex, and relationships, Bonnie J. Rough, author of Beyond Birds and Bees: Bringing Home a New Message to Our Kids About Sex, Love, and Equality, will share the practical lessons she learned as a parent and journalist when she took a close look at the world-famous Dutch approach to sex education, instrumental in producing one of the most sexually healthy and gender-equal societies on the globe. With immediate takeaways for PreK-6 parents/caregivers and time for sharing and questions, this event will show how we can make the most of—and enjoy—life’s many opportunities to change the conversation with our kids as we empower them to build a more equitable and inclusive future.
About Bonnie J. Rough and Beyond Birds & Bees
Bonnie J. Rough is an American author, journalist, and speaker focusing on families, health, education, parenting and sexuality. Her latest book is Beyond Birds & Bees: Bringing Home a New Message to Our Kids about Sex, Love, and Equality, described as “a groundbreaking inquiry into how we teach our children about bodies, sex, relationships, and equality—with revelatory, practical takeaways from the world-famous Dutch approach.” Since its August 2018 release, Beyond Birds and Bees has seen coverage in many national, international, and regional outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, Salon, Huffington Post, The Establishment, Chicago Tribune, Good Morning Washington, New York Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Radio, North Texas Public Radio, KUOW Seattle, King 5 TV News, New Day Northwest, and many other podcasts and media outlets. Bonnie has written recently for the New York Times on teaching young children about boundaries and consent as well as the value of childhood crushes, for The Atlantic on both the link between sex ed and gender equality and the case for comprehensive sex ed, for The Cut on raising kids without sexual shame, and for the Washington Post on gender and sex ed and how straight parents can raise kids to be allies with the LGBTQ+ community. Her previous books are The Girls, Alone and Carrier, winner of a 2011 Minnesota Book Award. Learn more at www.bonniejrough.com.
Washington State PTA Recognizes NBE PTA with Gold Membership Growth Award
NBE PTA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Gold Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling members equaling at least 110% of their previous year’s total membership. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2018-2019 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all if does for North Beach Elementary.