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News Briefs WSPTA REFLECTIONS WINNERS -- WSPTA is excited to announce the winners of the 2014-2015 PTA Reflections Contest "The world would be a better place if...". Winners were chosen from over 1,000 entries sent to the state level this year! Please join us in congratulating the Outstanding Interpretation, Award of Excellence, and Award of Merit winners in the categories of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Music Composition, Literature, Photography, and Visual Arts. The 27 Outstanding Interpretation entries have been forwarded to National PTA where they will compete with winning entries from all over the USA!
Click here for the 2014-15 statewide Reflections winners.
ROOSEVELT PTSA 6.15.500 WINS 15 IN 15 DRAWING --
Roosevelt High PTSA 6.15.500 won a registration for the WSPTA annual convention this year for their president, vice president, treasurer and secretary – and a 6’ tablecloth for their PTSA – as part of the WSPTA’s 15 in 15 contest.
The contest was advertised in Leadership News and encouraged PTAs to recruit, enter, and remit payment for 15 new memberships in the month of February.
Thank you to all of the 15 and 15 local unit who qualified to enter the drawing and built their membership:
Enatai PTA 2.3.35
Medina PTSA 2.3.57
Issaquah Valley PTA 2.6.11
Issaquah High PTSA 2.6.45
Skyline High PTSA 2.6.70
Islander Middle PTSA 2.9.37
Emma L. Carson PTA 5.7.3
Meeker PTA 5.7.30
Roosevelt High PTSA 6.15.500
Heatherwood Middle PTA 7.3.71
Island View PTA 8.2.25
Lake Youngs PTSA 9.7.25
Sawyer Woods PTA 9.7.57
BYLAWS REVISIONS -- The WSPTA Convention delegates will vote on a completely new set of Uniform Bylaws. This is the culmination of a year’s worth of work in gathering input and feedback from our members, researching best practices from other states and reviewing current parliamentary and legal requirements.
Please have a look at the proposed revisions
WSPTA OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 15
The Outstanding Service Award is the highest volunteer award given by the Washington State PTA Board of Directors. It is awarded to someone who has gone beyond his or her own school community, job, or PTA in order to give dedicated volunteer service to children. This person is concerned with every child throughout Washington State, and has worked to help them achieve their potential. Here is your opportunity to nominate an individual for statewide recognition. The award will be presented at the Washington State PTA Convention.
Click here for the nomination form.
CONVENTION REGISTRATION NOW OPEN -- The WSPTA Annual Convention is just around the corner -- April 17 – 19, 2015 at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency Hotel! Convention is the place where PTA leaders go to be inspired, and truly understand the power of this association and what it has accomplished for kids. Convention classes and general sessions help PTA leaders understand the issues, and learn the skills to be powerful and effective leaders and advocates.
Convention classes cover a wide variety of leadership education topics that will help new PTA leaders as well as seasoned leaders. There are classes for every skill level. Convention is also the best time of the year to meet other PTA leaders and learn about the programs and activities they are doing. There is no need to re-invent the wheel. Convention provides a great opportunity to meet vendors and develop new ideas for school assemblies, field trips, fundraisers and a wide-variety of enrichment opportunities for your students. Build on successful programs and introduce new programs for a fresh, new, and exciting PTA year!
WSPTA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
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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)