You can become part of PTA’s efforts to make sure children are healthy, safe and well-educated. We give you tools and a collective, powerful voice so you can build a better community and provide kids the support they need.
News Briefs Revising the WSPTA Uniform Bylaws for Their 100th Birthday (August 18, 2014)
Uniform bylaws govern an organization and all of its constituent
organizations. What’s that mean to you? ALL local PTAs, councils and regions are
constituent organizations of the WSPTA and governed by the Washington State PTA
Uniform Bylaws. This means the bylaws revision effort directly concerns YOUR PTA.
The WSPTA Bylaws turn 100 in 2014. Over the years, a pattern has
developed of small bylaw amendments occurring annually to keep the bylaws current.
This has caused our bylaws to have redundancies and contain administrative
information that could be housed in another document. This time we are planning a
total revision, not just updates and tweaks. We want a new set of current, relevant and
The Bylaws Committee is seeking input from YOU! Give your input by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/wsptabylaws
We would love to
hear from all PTA members across the state at all levels of the organization. This is your
opportunity to help as we refresh and update the structure and governance of our
Click here to download the bylaws survey.
WSPTA Outstanding Advocate Award Form Now Available (August 12, 2014) --
Applications now are available to recognize the WSPTA’s Outstanding Advocate to be awarded at the WSPTA Legislative Assembly on October 24-25 in Vancouver, Washington. The WSPTA Outstanding Advocate award recognizes and honors an individual for continued and dedicated service to ALL children, and a demonstrated commitment to helping create strong policies relating to the health, welfare, safety, and education of children and youth. For the application form,
PTA and the Law and Region Conference Schedule Announced (August 1, 2014) -
PTA offers vital training for your entire board through region conferences and PTA and the Law workshops. PTA and the Law deals with state & federal rules and regulations for running a charitable, tax-exempt nonprofit corporation in Washington State and will explain how these rules can and do affect your PTA.
Click here for upcoming dates for region conferences and PTA and the Law workshops.
WSPTA Annual Legislative Assembly
October 24-25, 2014
Vancouver Hilton, Washington
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)