Washington State Association
of School Psychologists    

Uniting school psychologists to support all students through advocacy, leadership, and professional development. 

2018 Fall Conference

Thank you for attending our Fall Conference!

Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America

WSASP is proud to endorse the the “Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America” authored by the Interdisciplinary Group on Preventing School and Community Violence. For more information and to endorse this individually, please go to the following link.

2018 Spring Lecture Series

Thank you for participating in the 2018 Spring Lecture Series!

Archived Spring Lecture Series

You can now access previously aired Spring Lecture Series, dating back to 2014, for a discounted price! Please go here for more information.

Week of Action

The Washington State Association of School Psychologist 
Government and Public Relations Committee 
is proud to announce our first annual
Statewide Week of Action
March 13-17, 2017

This is a new opportunity for school psychologists in the state to learn about advocacy at the state and federal level, as well as to earn 3 clock hours for continuing professional development on this critical topic.  In order to achieve clock hours, you must participate in an online or in-person training focused on advocacy in the state and provide documentation that you scheduled and participated in 2 meetings with your representatives (in person in your local district, in Olympia, or on the phone).

This is a great opportunity to learn more about how advocacy works.  Advocating for our profession happens at all different levels – from legislative action in Olympia to conversations with friends, colleagues, and community partners.

Thank you for your interest in this new event!

The WSASP GPR Committee has put ideas for daily actions for the week, culminating in “Hill Day” activity where many WSASP members around the state will have meetings at local or Olympia legislative offices simultaneously to magnify our message. This week is a great opportunity to learn more about how advocacy works. 

Below, you will find all information and materials you will need.  The training will take place online on Wednesday, March 15th from 4:30-6:00pm, or at the WEA Chinook Office in Tumwater on Friday from 9:00-10:30 am.

IMPORTANT: Appointments with legislators need to be made in advance, so we are encouraging you to make contact now if you are considering participating. You can identify your local legislators and contact information here: http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/.

If you plan to participate in this exciting event, please RSVP to your GPR committee by filling out this form.  This will indicate which training you will attend as well as when your two meetings with legislators are scheduled. Please complete the form if you plan to take part in the activities, even if you will not attend a training.  A link to the online training (Wednesday, 3/15, 4:30-6:00) will be emailed to the email you provide.  If you need a flyer to provide to your employer to attend this event, there is one here.

Here are some actions for you to take part in each day:

Monday, March 13th:  Send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, school news paper, or school newsletter, advocating for education and the roles of school psychologists! A sample letter to the editor is available here for you to modify and send.  

This is also a great day to participate in the NASP One Minute Solution, where there you can easily send a letter to your federal representatives in under one minute.

Tuesday, March 14th:  Tweet and use social media to make your voice heard! Example tweets and a facebook post are available here.

Wednesday, March 15th:  Click here to email your Senator, advocating for House Bill 1377, which defines our role as well as other ESA roles, and includes collaboration time between specified ESA professionals!  We have provided a form letter which you can send in under a minute.

Also on Wednesday, for those not able to attend in person on Friday, you can participate in a webinar via GoToMeeting 4:30-6:00 pm. This training will help you navigate any in person appointments that you have scheduled for Friday.  This webinar training on Wednesday (and in person training on Friday) will provide you with tools and practice moving forward. See above to register for this event.

Thursday, March 16th:  Phone your elected officials—speak to them or their staffers directly, or leave a message!  A sample script is available here.

Friday, March 17th:  Meet with your legislators either in Olympia, or with staffers in your home districts.

Also on Friday, there will be an in person training at the WEA Chinook Office (5220 Capitol Blvd SE, Tumwater, WA 98501) from 9:00-10:30, to help you prepare for your meetings.

In addition to the above activities, please make a commitment to talk to one person this week about your role and the impact you make on the climate and culture of your schools.

We would love to see the actions and activities you take part in! Share your activities with us on our Facebook Page, or on Twitter at @wsasp_media!

With many thanks for your participation, we look forward to seeing you! Please email gpr@wsasp.org if you have any questions. 

WSASP GPR Committee

Washington State Association of School Psychologists
PO Box 525
Cheney, WA 99004
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