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News Briefs

BASS PRO SHOPS -- The Washington State PTA is excited to announce a new member benefit. Bass Pro Shops has recently opened a new store in our state and has some fun things in store! Please come to Bass Pro Shop’s new Tacoma (7905 S. Hosmer Street) store for these family events:

• Fried Fish Demonstration - February 7th
• Rod & Reel Trade In - February 6th - 15th
• Free Line Spooling - February 11th -15th
• Next Generation Weekend (free kids event) - February 14th and 15th Noon-5pm, including: casting challenge (5pm, register online); photos workshops (2:30pm, 4:30pm); crafts; and giveaways
• Fishing Workshops - Fe bruary 13 (7pm), 14, 15 (11am, 2pm, 4pm)

Special offer for PTA members: Show your membership card at the Tacoma Bass Pro and receive 10% off your purchase on February 14th and 15.th Some exclusions apply, please see flyer for more information, http://www.wastatepta.org/files/PTA_FISHINGCLASSIC.pdf

For more information on Bass Pro, go to their website at www.basspro.com or visit them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bassprotacoma.

AT-LARGE NOMINATING COMMITTEE POSITIONS OPEN (January 21, 2015) -- Three At-Large Positions on the 2015-16 Washington State PTA Nominating Committee will be on the ballot for election at the 2015 WSPTA Convention. Candidates who wish to self-declare for election to one of these offices must submit a signed Declaration of Good Faith form so that it is RECEIVED BY the WSPTA by February 15, 2015. Click here
for more information on how to self-declare.




Deadline Dates

  • January 31 -- Common Core State Standards Parent Training Class


  • Upcoming Events

    WSPTA 102nd Annual Convention -- April 17-19, 2015, Bellevue Hyatt Hotel, Bellevue, WA ...Click here


    Events
    You can learn from experienced leaders at region trainings and leadership conferences, and statewide conventions and workshops. In addition to targeted classes, these events are opportunities for you to network with other PTA leaders from your region or across the state and further develop your own leadership and advocacy skills.    …Details
    Programs
    You can support the youth in your community with programs from the state and National PTA. These include support for the arts, parent engagement, college or career preparation, and more. Better yet, your PTA/PTSA can apply for a grant and design your own.   …Details
    Regions
    Local PTAs enjoy the support of experienced PTA leaders who make up the service delivery teams that organize training in each geographic region. This means you can find support close at hand. Your region director is your point person for training and networking.    …Find your local connection
    Advocacy
    For more than 100 years, PTA has advocated for kids on the local, state and national level. Child labor laws, universal kindergarten, school breakfast and lunch programs, and universal immunization—these are all things we take for granted today but were each hard fought victories for PTA. PTA is committed to supporting legislation that protects children and ensures every child gets a great education. …Learn about our priorities
    Membership
    Members are the lifeblood of PTA. You provide the passion, leadership, and hard work needed to achieve PTA’s vision that every child’s potential becomes a reality. In addition, PTA membership includes access to valuable benefits offered through National PTA.    …All about benefits
    Outreach
    The Outreach Committee’s vision is to see “The diversity that is present in our community reflected in our membership”. We do this by reaching out to those who have differences in age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.    …Learn more about our Outreach
    Resources
    All parents want what is best for their children, and here you can find links to our online parenting magazine, The Child Advocate and a host of parenting resources, from suicide prevention to online learning. You can also find links to Washington State PTA’s Uniform Bylaws and volunteer recognition program.    …Parent Resources
    Leadership Resources
    The Leadership Resources section of our website provides current members and leaders information to help them build a strong local PTA or council and meet their responsibilities to comply with state and Federal laws that govern tax exempt nonprofit corporations.  …Leadership Resources (User Name and Password required)

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