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News Briefs

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (October 2, 2014) -- The Washington State PTA is currently experiencing some intermittent problems with our phone and Internet services. We are diligently working to resolve this problem. Thank you for your patience.

Register Now for the WSPTA Legislative Assembly! The 2014 WSPTA Legislative Assembly will be held on October 24-25, 2014 at the Vancouver Hilton, Vancouver Washington Register Now at

Check Your Spam Filter if You Did Not Receive the Legislative Issue Survey (September 10, 2014) -- The WSPTA sent an issue of Member Connection, which contained the WSPTA Legislative Issue Survey, to all PTA members in Washington state. We are noticing that some of these are winding up caught in spam filters. If you (or others in your PTA) are not receiving WSPTA emails, please check your spam filter. If you are finding WSPTA email there, please add the Washington State PTA to your “safe” list. Thank you for your help. The survey is available here.

Deadline Dates

  • October 25 -- Initial Payment of Membership Service Fees
  • November 8 -- Recommendations due for State PTA Officers and At-Large Nominating Committee Members
  • November 10 -- Liability Insurance Payment to AIM
  • November 15 -- IRS Form 990 / 990EZ / 990-N (e-postcard) To Internal Revenue Service
  • November 25 -- Region Director Election Nominations Due to Nominating Committee
  • December 1 -- Bylaws Survey Due Deadline
  • January 5 -- Region Director Election Self-Declare Deadline
  • January 20 -- Reflections Entries to State PTA Office

  • Upcoming Events

    WSPTA Annual Legislative Assembly
    October 24-25, 2014
    Vancouver Hilton, Washington ...Click here

    Focus Day
    Monday, January 19, 2015
    Olympia, WA ...Click here

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

    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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