Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Education Funding Forum

Please join us for a conversation with our legislators on Saturday, March 11th at the North Creek High School Commons from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

This event is open to all educators, school leaders, school board members, students, and parents. We will speak with our legislators about the need for full funding, and we’ll share your Keep the McCleary Promise postcards with them.

For details and to register, click here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Join Us at McMenamin's

  • Learn about a student loan forgiveness program available to you.
  • Hear about the Masters in Ed program at the University of Washington.
  • Meet your local union leaders and your colleagues from across the Northshore School District.

Come join the Northshore Education Association on Wednesday, February 15th at McMenamin's in downtown Bothell between 3:30 and 5:30 pm (program starts at 4:15 pm). 

Meet with your union leaders and fellow members, learn about student loan forgiveness and the Master’s Program at the University of Washington-Bothell. While this NSEA Gathering is designed with newer teachers in mind, all are welcome. Please click here to RSVP.

If you have worried about how to get out from under a mountain of student loans, contemplated getting a Masters Degree but wondered how to pay for it, or wondered about the Masters in Education Program at the University of Washington, then this presentation is the one for you.  Come hear from Jennifer McKasson a representative with Horace Mann Insurance.  She herself has navigated the path of student loan forgiveness.  Additionally, you will have an opportunity to ask questions of Jody Ellinger from the University of Washington.

This event is free to members; $30 door charge for non-members. Snacks provided.

RSVP here. We look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

NSEA Delegates

NSEA is sending delegates to two upcoming events: the WEA-Rep Assembly and the NEA-Rep Assembly.

WEA-RA: April 13-15; Spokane, WA
WEA's annual meeting, which has a look and feel similar to a major political convention, provides a forum where WEA members can collaborate, debate and vote. Individual members and local associations submit New Business Items, New Resolutions or Amendments to Continuing Resolutions, Standing Rules, Bylaws, and WEA Constitution, which, when passed, set the organizational priorities for WEA for the coming year.

Representing NSEA at this year's WEA-RA are:

  • Tim Brittell, NSEA President
  • Robbi Reed, Woodmoor para and NSEA ESP Vice President
  • Kirstin Briefs, Cottage Lake teacher
  • Michael Burton, Woodinville HS para
  • Tim Rhoades, Crystal Springs teacher and NSEA Exec Board member

NEA-RA is the primary legislative and policymaking body of the Association and derives its powers from, and is responsible to, the membership. The Representative Assembly adopts the strategic plan and budget, resolutions, the Legislative Program, and other policies of the Association. Delegates vote by secret ballot on proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws. Those delegates with full voting rights elect the executive officers, Executive Committee members, and at-large members of the NEA Board of Directors, as appropriate.

The RA consists of some 8,000 delegates representing state and local affiliates, student members, retired members, and other segments of the united education profession.

Representing NSEA at NEA-RA are:
  • Tim Rhoades, Crystal Springs teacher and NSEA Exec Board member
  • Sheri Setzer, Canyon Park JH teacher and NSEA Exec Board member
  • Kari Molitor, Kokanee teacher
  • Gavin Molitor, TOSA 
  • Debra Galassi, Moorlands para

Friday, January 13, 2017

See You In Olympia!

The MLK Day Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Public Schools is just around the corner! We are looking forward to meeting up with thousands of our colleagues from across the state, as well as public education allies, in Olympia. Together, we will fight for the civil rights of our students and for amply funded public schools in Washington. 

Be sure to wear your red "We Educate Northshore" t-shirt (or anything red!) to the Rally in Olympia.

Riding the bus to Olympia?
If you have a ticket for one of the chartered coaches, be sure to arrive at either Pop Keeney or the Shoreline Center by 7:30 am. Buses will leave at 8:00 am. Have your ticket printed and ready.

Driving, carpooling--or in need of a ride? 
If you are carpooling or want to connect with a driver, be at Pop Keeney by 7:30 am to meet up with (or arrange) a carpool. 

For all drivers: visitor parking is available on or near the capitol campus. Nearly all of the parking will be free because of the holiday. This includes the South Diagonal as well as a number of visitor lots. You can access a map detailing visitor parking here.

Parking is also available at the Olympia Farmers Market. There is a DASH Shuttle bus that provides free transit between the Market and the Capitol Campus. Please make sure to allow at least 20 minutes to catch the bus and arrive at the campus. Note that the shuttle may be very busy and you may want to provide yourself with extra time.  The Dash shuttle schedule is available here. (Contrary to the website, there is no fee to use the Farmers Market parking.)

Once you get to the Capitol, look for the red "We Educate Northshore" banners to find your colleagues from NSEA!

Important Rally Information
  • The Rally begins at 10:30 am on the Capitol Steps and will last about 45 minutes.
  • Get there no later than 10:15 am.  
  • Dress for the weather and wear your "We Educate Northshore" t-shirt or anything else that is red. 
  • Bring a snack/bagged lunch.
  • Following the Rally, we'll join with parents and other supporters to deliver the Student Bill of Rights to each Legislator. 
  • The event will conclude around 1:00 pm. 
  • Everyone is encouraged to post to social media - Please use the hashtags #waleg #waedu You can also get text updates by texting "ourvoice" to 41411.

Thank you for spending part of your long weekend advocating for our students and our profession. This is our best chance to make real change to public education funding in Washington state. Spending a day at our rally could make an impact that will last decades.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Vote for NSEA Delegates to NEA-RA

NSEA members have been sent an invitation (via email) to vote in an online election for NSEA delegates to the National Education Association Representative Assembly. NSEA is sending 4 members to represent us at the NEA's annual meeting in Boston this June/July.

Voting ends at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 12th. Only members in good standing are eligible to vote. If you are a member and did not receive an email invitation to vote, contact Lydia King.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Join Us on MLK Day in Olympia!

On January 16, 2017, join thousands of educators, parents, and kids for a historic Rally for Full Funding of Public Education on the Capitol Steps in Olympia. 

WEA-Cascade will be providing buses, and we encourage you to reserve your seat NOW. We are welcoming family, neighbors and friends, so please reserve seats for them too. Buses will board at 7:30 am, for an 8:00 am departure time from both the Shoreline Center and Pop Keeney Stadium.

Participants will attend the rally at 10:30am, and will be back to Shoreline or Bothell by approximately 3:00pm.

Please choose your departure location, reserve your seat, and print your ticket(s) to get on the bus HERE.